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NEESwood Capstone Building (120%)

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Uploaded on Jul 10, 2009

On July 6, 2009, in Miki City, Japan, we tested the NEESWood Capstone building to the Canoga Park recording of the Northridge earthquake. The steel frame was locked down providing a a rigid base for the six-story wood building. It was scaled to the Design Basis Earthquake for Los Angeles, which is 120% of the original record. This short video of the shake is provided by Dr N. Kawai, BRI.

The building performed very well with minimal damage propagation. After 4 shakes the building is still within the range of continued occupancy.

Learn more about the NEESwood Project at: http://www.nsf.gov/neeswood

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