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TR 5 - The Wood-Frame House as a Structural Unit (Legacy 1965)

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A full-scale house, 28' x 36', was structurally evaluated as a unit, by subjecting it to various combinations of simulated wind and gravity loads while continuously recording deflections at 29 points. Rigidity, attributable to members, components, and such structural elements as sheathing, flooring, and sheetrock, was also evaluated. Floor deflections and vibrations were recorded for 14 stages of construction, and racking tests were conducted at 7 stages of dismantling.

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