Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Identifier

4846

Date

2016

Date of Award

12-6-2016

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science

Major

Civil Engineering

Concentration

Structural Engineering

Committee Chair

Charles Camp

Committee Member

Adel Abdelnaby

Abstract

Currently in the United States of America (USA), there are around 125 million single-family dwellings (SFDs), most of which consist of wood-frame construc-tion (SSA 2015). Traditionally wood frame construction SFDs have performed well in seismic events but more efficient designs against earthquake loads is de-sired. More than 143 million Americans are living in seismic regions and nearly 28 million live in high seismic regions (SSA 2015). During an earthquake event, the lateral forces created are characterized as cyclic and random. The main lateral force resisting system for these wood-frame SFDs is the shear wall, there-fore it is critical that the shear wall has the ability to resist cyclic and random lateral forces. This study focuses on the effects of earthquake loads on residen-tial wood shear walls.

Comments

Data is provided by the student.

Library Comment

dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.

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