Timber sheathed walls for wind and earthquake resistance
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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