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On Wed, 13 Aug 1997 14:47:48 -400 "Dan Estabrooks"
<eci(--nospam--at)quartz.nbnet.nb.ca> writes:
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>
>Hello: 
>
>I am looking for any  relatively current research into racking
>strength of wood framed walls, sheathed with gypsum board or
>plaster.
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>I would appreciate any references.
>
>Thank you.
>
>D. Estabrooks
>
I don't know how current you consider this; but the materials
haven't changed much since 1985:

	Oliva, Michael G. "Racking Behavior of Wood Framed Gypsum 
	Panels under Dynamic Load", Report # UCB/EERC 85/06" Price
	$15.00

is available from Earthquake Engineering Research Center, UC Berkeley.
Phone is [510] 231-9576. It is also available at EERC Library for loan
by mail by calling [510]231-9401 or 9403