Alternative Title

DDMO1

Abstract

The Major Units Laboratory at West Virginia University has been involved in full-scale diaphragm studies for the past fifteen years. The work has covered tests on a wide range of deck panel types, metal building wall systems, panels with insulating concrete fill, and plywood assemblies, all used as diaphragms, and under static, cyclic, and dynamic loading. Connection performance, critical to diaphragm behavior, has been evaluated through an extensive test program covering arc-spot (puddle) welds, different types of screws, and power driven pins. These have established fastener strength limits and have been especially important for defining fastener flexibility factors.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Research Center/Laboratory(s)

Wei-Wen Yu Center for Cold-Formed Steel Structures

Publisher

Steel Deck Institute

Publication Date

1-1981

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 1981 Steel Deck Institute, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Report - Technical

File Type

text

Language

English


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