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UNINTECH Engineer Receives Publication in Journal

San Antonio, TX

UNINTECH Structural Engineer, Dr. David F. Peralta, P.E., had his manuscript, “Seismic Behavior of Wood Diaphragm in Pre-1950’s Un-reinforced Masonry Buildings”, published in the Journal of Structural Engineering. Professor Joseph Bracci with the Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University, assisted Dr. Peralta with the research.The study researched the behavior of rehabilitated floor and roof wood diaphragms under in-plane lateral loads using detailed non-linear finite element models. As a result, new proposals were introduced to the FEMA wood rehabilitation guidelines.

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