The Experimental Cyclic Performance of Viscoelastic Gypsum Connections and Shear Walls

The shear capacity of gypsum sheathed shear walls is typically neglected in areas of high seismicity due to the susceptibility of conventional drywall screw connections to damage caused by earthquakes. This paper presents an alternative to the conventional screwed sheathing connection found in wood-...

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Journal Title: Journal of Structural Engineering Vol. 134; no. 1; pp. 87 - 95
Authors: A.S. Blasetti, H.W. Shenton III, David Dinehart
Format: Article
Published: 2007
Jan 2008
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