Seismic Performance of Nailed Wood-Frame Shear Walls
Although earthquakes induce dynamic demands on structures, for simplicity, most seismic design procedures are based on static analysis. The purpose of this paper is to present data on nailed wood-frame shear walls subjected to static and dynamic testing schedules. Results from static and dynamic loading tests are compared. Test results indicate that force-deformation curves are affected by the rate of displacement. Slow loading tests using monotonic, reversed-cyclic protocols and pseudo-dynamic response displacements resulted in smaller maximum strength values due to time-dependent characteristics of nailed shear walls.