Published: Jan 1960
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For the purpose of this paper a diaphragm may be defined as a horizontal element in a building or structure which distributes horizontal forces in its plane to vertical resisting elements which, in turn, transmit these forces to the ground. A diaphragm is an important element in resisting forces induced by earthquake shock and in resisting wind forces or horizontal earth pressures.
Partner, S. B. Barnes and Associates, Los Angeles, Calif.
Paper ID: STP38336S