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    The Testing of Diaphragms to Determine Adequacy in Resisting Horizontal Forces

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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.

    Author Information:

    Barnes, SB
    Partner, S. B. Barnes and Associates, Los Angeles, Calif.

    Committee/Subcommittee: E06.11

    DOI: 10.1520/STP38336S