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

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Abstract:

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: Diaphragms (structural) | Steel | Building systems | Load tests | Panels (structural) | Displacement (mechanics) | Floors | Roofs

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