Session Start Date

11-10-2016

Session End Date

11-10-2016

Abstract

Lateral loads flow through a building’s horizontal roof and floor diaphragms before being transferred to the vertical lateral force resisting system (e.g. braced frames, moment frames or shear walls). These diaphragms are therefore a critical structural component in the resistance of lateral loads. A review of the literature shows that a large number of experimental programs have been performed to obtain the in-plane load-deformation behavior of steel deck and concrete on steel deck diaphragms. The tested diaphragm behavior was found to be dependent on a set of factors including loading protocol, fastener type, fastener size and spacing, and more. There does not currently exist a single, unifying review of these diaphragm tests and their relevant results. A research program is being conducted to collect and consolidate the available literature about tested steel deck diaphragms and their results. A database has been created that includes over 450 tested specimens with more than 130 cyclic tests. In addition, an effort is made to characterize diaphragms’ load-deformation response as grouped by sidelap and support fastener type. The test programs and results collected into this database as well as the characterization of diaphragm behavior are discussed in this paper.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Research Center/Lab(s)

Wei-Wen Yu Center for Cold-Formed Steel Structures

Meeting Name

International Specialty Conference on Cold-Formed Steel Structures 2016

Publisher

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Publication Date

11-10-2016

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 2016 Missouri University of Science and Technology, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Characterizing the Load Deformation Behaviour of Steel Deck Diaphragms

Lateral loads flow through a building’s horizontal roof and floor diaphragms before being transferred to the vertical lateral force resisting system (e.g. braced frames, moment frames or shear walls). These diaphragms are therefore a critical structural component in the resistance of lateral loads. A review of the literature shows that a large number of experimental programs have been performed to obtain the in-plane load-deformation behavior of steel deck and concrete on steel deck diaphragms. The tested diaphragm behavior was found to be dependent on a set of factors including loading protocol, fastener type, fastener size and spacing, and more. There does not currently exist a single, unifying review of these diaphragm tests and their relevant results. A research program is being conducted to collect and consolidate the available literature about tested steel deck diaphragms and their results. A database has been created that includes over 450 tested specimens with more than 130 cyclic tests. In addition, an effort is made to characterize diaphragms’ load-deformation response as grouped by sidelap and support fastener type. The test programs and results collected into this database as well as the characterization of diaphragm behavior are discussed in this paper.