Information for Strong-Motion Station
Stanford - 4-story Residential Bldg
CGS - CSMIP Station 58019
Earthquakes recorded by this station
(Station Photograph - click to enlarge)(Sensor Layout - click to see PDF File)
Latitude 37.4266 N
Longitude 122.1623 W
Elevation (m) 20
Site Geology Deep alluvium
Vs30 (m/sec) - -
Site Class C
Remarks/Notes Site information sources
No. of Stories above/below ground4/0
Plan ShapeRectangular
Base Dimensions113' x 25'
Typical Floor DimensionsSame as base dimensions
Design Date1996
Instrumentation2002. 10 accelerometers, on 4 levels in the building.
Vertical Load Carrying SystemThe roof diaphragm is 1/2" plywood sheathing covered by clay roofing tiles (12 by 6 pitch). The floor diaphragms are 3/4" plywood sheathing covered by 3/4" gypcrete at room floors and 2" light-weight concrete at corridors.
Lateral Force Resisting SystemTwo-sided plywood shear walls in both directions. Walls in the transverse direction are essentially solid, while walls in the longitudinal direction have many openings.
Foundation TypeConcrete continuous spread footings under shear walls.
RemarksThe Center has five buildings. Only the South Wing of Buildign D (Cemex Building) is instrumented. Push-over analysis of the builidng was published in the 1996 SEAOC Convention Proceedings.