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I'm not familiar with that book (and I see you are in Argentina, so maybe it is not available in the U.S.?)
Tell me more.
-----Original Message-----
From: Rodrigo Lema [mailto:rlema(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Monday, April 26, 1999 12:22 PM
To: seaint
Subject: Modelling diaphragm stiffness

        You might try to model it as an inclined prop with its width according to Paulay & Priestley's book.  Obviously you cannot neglect its influence in the behaviour of the building, since it adds enormous stiffnes to the frame.