Design Procedure for Thin Shear Walls in High Seismic Zones

Research purpose

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.

University of California, San Diego
Project Area
Structural Engineering
CPF research grant #
Award amount
Grant period
Jun 2006 - Dec 2006
Grant Status
Principal Investigator
Professor Jose Restrepo
Industry champions

Robert E. Englekirk