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ISSN 1759-3158
Edited by: N.D. Lagaros, Y. Tsompanakis and M. Papadrakakis
Chapter 8

Progress in the Performance-based Seismic Design of Light-Frame Wood Buildings

J.W. van de Lindt1 and S. Pei2

1Civil and Environmental Engineering, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, United States of America
2Civil and Environmental Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, United States of America

Full Bibliographic Reference for this chapter
J.W. van de Lindt, S. Pei, "Progress in the Performance-based Seismic Design of Light-Frame Wood Buildings", in N.D. Lagaros, Y. Tsompanakis and M. Papadrakakis, (Editors), "New Trends in Seismic Design of Structures", Saxe-Coburg Publications, Stirlingshire, UK, Chapter 8, pp 229-240, 2015. doi:10.4203/csets.37.8
Keywords: performance-based seismic design, light-frame wood building, displacement-based design, loss-based design, time history analysis.

Light-frame wood construction is the predominant structural type for residential buildings throughout North America. Performance-based seismic design (PBSD) and analysis for these structural types has been an evolving research topic in the wood and seismic community for over a decade. The development of performance-based seismic design approaches for light-frame wood construction, which have been moved forward significantly over the last decade, are summarized in this chapter, including displacement-based design and damage/loss-based design.

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