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Design Procedure for Thin Shear Walls in High Seismic Zones

University of California, San Diego

Structural Engineering

11-06

$130,706

June 2006 - December 2006

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Professor Jose Restrepo

Robert E. Englekirk

To test the seismic efficacy of a thin wall type of shear wall that has the potential to provide safer buildings in the six- to seven-story range to effectively meet California’s growing need for lower cost buildings, and to publish design guidelines for practitioners’ use in designing these systems.

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