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Title: Seismic performance of self-centering steel plate shear walls with beam-only-connected web plates

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Journal of Constructional Steel Research
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Journal Volume: 106; Journal Issue: C; Related Information: CHORUS Timestamp: 2016-09-04 20:39:03; Journal ID: ISSN 0143-974X
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United Kingdom

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Clayton, Patricia M., Berman, Jeffrey W., and Lowes, Laura N. Seismic performance of self-centering steel plate shear walls with beam-only-connected web plates. United Kingdom: N. p., 2015. Web. doi:10.1016/j.jcsr.2014.12.017.
Clayton, Patricia M., Berman, Jeffrey W., & Lowes, Laura N. Seismic performance of self-centering steel plate shear walls with beam-only-connected web plates. United Kingdom. doi:10.1016/j.jcsr.2014.12.017.
Clayton, Patricia M., Berman, Jeffrey W., and Lowes, Laura N. 2015. "Seismic performance of self-centering steel plate shear walls with beam-only-connected web plates". United Kingdom. doi:10.1016/j.jcsr.2014.12.017.
title = {Seismic performance of self-centering steel plate shear walls with beam-only-connected web plates},
author = {Clayton, Patricia M. and Berman, Jeffrey W. and Lowes, Laura N.},
abstractNote = {},
doi = {10.1016/j.jcsr.2014.12.017},
journal = {Journal of Constructional Steel Research},
number = C,
volume = 106,
place = {United Kingdom},
year = 2015,
month = 3

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