Month: April 2012

General Diaphragm Design

UPDATED 4/26/12 Maybe I missed that day of class when diaphragm design was covered but for me I do not recall having done any diaphragm design in school. So here is a some basics just to get started and I…

Braced Frame Lateral Deflection

I was following a discusion found here and thought that the pdf that was posted would be helpful to some. It lists equation to deflection or sidesway of braced frame configurations. It can be verified with the method of virtual…

General Tips

There are probably three major or general rules to follow: 1.) Visualization. Visulize the load path and visulize the detail. You must understand where the load is going and how you plan to resist it. Also your details must be┬áconstruct-able.…

Wood Diaphragm Design

Full post will be completed soon. Typically wood diaphragms are considered flexible. Metal clad wood truss diaphragm design: http://bse.wisc.edu/bohnhoff/Publications/Copyrighted/EP484.2%20PDF%20File1.pdf