Buckling Formulas for Corrugated Metal Shear Diaphragms

by John T. Easley, (M.ASCE), Assoc. Prof.; Dept. of Civ. Engrg., Univ. of Kansas, Lawrence, Kans.,

Serial Information: Journal of the Structural Division, 1975, Vol. 101, Issue 7, Pg. 1403-1417

Document Type: Journal Paper


The paper gives a comparative analysis of three different existing sets of shear diaphragm buckling formulas, and develops therefrom a single highly simplified formula for the buckling loads for light-gage corrugated metal shear diaphragms. Buckling experiments on precision small-scale diaphragm specimens are also described, which show, along with the comparative analysis of the different buckling formulas, that the simplified formula accurately predicts shear diaphragm buckling.

Subject Headings: Buckling | Metals (chemical) | Diaphragms (structural) | Comparative studies | Load factors

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