Load Transfer Through Diaphragms

Terry Malone, PE, SE, Woodworks

This SE University presentation provided a review of a method of analysis used to address diaphragm irregularities commonly occurring in today's structures, and presented examples using wood and steel deck systems. Topics included code requirements, how to recognize diaphragm irregularities and discontinuities, how shears are distributed through complex diaphragms, how to solve the transfer of discontinuous forces across areas of discontinuity, and the analysis of flexible wood sheathed or untopped steel decking diaphragms with horizontal offsets.

Session Length: 1.5 Hours

January 14, 2015

Analysis, Wood

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