Hysteretic Behavior of Composite Diaphragms

by William S. Easterling, Iowa State Univ, Ames, IA, USA,
Max L. Porter, Iowa State Univ, Ames, IA, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Dynamic Response of Structures


Floor systems constructed with steel-deck-reinforced concrete are described. When used to resist lateral loads these systems are referred to as diaphragms. A description of a test arrangement, along with test results for 14 diaphragms are presented. The relative energy dissipation levels between the different tests are discussed.

Subject Headings: Diaphragms (structural) | Material properties | Composite materials | Lateral loads | Load tests | Floors | Load and resistance factor design | Decks

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