Shear Diaphragms of Light Gage Steel

by A.H. Nilson,

Serial Information: Journal of the Structural Division, 1960, Vol. 86, Issue 11, Pg. 111-140

Document Type: Journal Paper


Results of tests of light gage steel roof and floor diaphragms; diaphragms with proper welding resist large horizontal loads, to extent that need for horizontal bracing systems in building is largely eliminated; deflection of light gage steel panel shear diaphragms must be considered to avoid damage to walls; however, in tests of many types of building panels, actual deflection was small fraction of that allowed under present specifications.

Subject Headings: Load tests | Diaphragms (structural) | Steel | Displacement (mechanics) | Panels (structural) | Roofs | Floors | Welding

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