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    Author(s): David S. Gromala
    Date: 1983
    Source: Research Paper FPL-442.Madison, WI: United States Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory.14 p.
    Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
    Station: Forest Products Laboratory
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    This paper compares results of all wall tests with analytical predictions of performance.Conventional wood-stud walls of one configuration failed at bending loads that were 4 to 6 times design load.The computer model overpredicted wall strength by and average of 10 percent and deflection by an average of 6 percent.

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    Gromala, David S. 1983. Light-Frame Wall Systems: Performance and Predictability. Research Paper FPL-442.Madison, WI: United States Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory.14 p.

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    Keywords

    Wood-stud, walls, light-frame, house, structure, test, analysis.

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