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Re: Timber pitched roof as a Diaphragm

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Thank you

Are there any modern publications in English that are simplified enough for
hand calculation?

Thor Tandy  P.Eng



>This problem was first tackled by V. Vlasov in 1949 in his book
>"Stroitelnaya Mechanika Tonkostennykh Prostranstvennykh Sistem"
>(Structural Mechanics of Thin-walled Space Systems) using an
>infinite series.
>
>If a finite element analysis is required, the simplest elements
>to use are linear load axials along intersections of diaphragms
>and eight node quadrilateral shear panels for diaphragms.
>
>Rudra Nevatia
>Central Computing Facility