Manual of Stressed Skin Diaphragm Design

Manual of Stressed Skin Diaphragm Design

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This book provides a complete design handbook for incorporating the diaphragm strength of sheeting and decking into the design of steel structures. It includes all the necessary theoretical and experimental work and provides many worked more

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  • Hardback | 464 pages
  • 150 x 230mm | 1,198g
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 303 illustrations, bibliography
  • 0246114843
  • 9780246114846

Table of contents

Part I: Design method and examples : Introduction; The basic shear panel; Design of panel assemblies; Interaction of panels and stiff frames; Irregular diaphragms; Design tables for steel diaphragms; Design examples; Examples of actual buildings; Summary of design expressions, tables of factors and symbols. Part II: Theory, tests and additional considerations : Derivation of the design expressions for the basic shear panel; Design expressions for panel assemblies; Interaction of panels and stiff frames; Fasteners for stressed skin structures; Diaphragms with openings; Light gauge steel folded plate roofs; Light gauge steel shells; The use of diaphragm action to stabilise rafters and to replace bracing at the gable and eaves; Diaphragms in multi-storey buildings; Other considerations. Part III: more