Timber sheathed walls for wind and earthquake resistance

  • D. J. Dowrick DSIR Physics and Engineering Laboratory, Lower Hutt, New Zealand
  • P. C. Smith Spencer Holmes Miller and Partners Ltd, Wellington, New Zealand

Abstract

This paper discusses the principles of timber sheathed walls (shear walls), gives guidance on modelling, analysis and details, and reviews the relevant research on behaviour under cyclic loading. The scope of the paper is limited to walls sheathed with plywood, particle or fibre board sheets, nailed to the framing. With appropriate nailing details, good performance under wind and earthquake loads can be obtained.

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Published
1986-06-30
How to Cite
Dowrick, D. J., & Smith, P. C. (1986). Timber sheathed walls for wind and earthquake resistance. Bulletin of the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering, 19(2), 123-134. https://doi.org/10.5459/bnzsee.19.2.123-134
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