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Re: Wood: Are you as confused as I?????

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Hey Lynn,
All, talk about flaws, all I can say, is I agree!!
J. R. Grill, PE.

SDGSE(--nospam--at)aol.com wrote:

> In a message dated 8/17/99 7:37:02 AM Pacific Daylight Time,
> lhoward(--nospam--at)silcom.com writes:
>
> << Oshin-
>  You are assuming that designing the diaphragm as
>  rigid is more stringent than designing the diaphragm
>  as flexible.  This isn't necessarily so.  Also, the
>  tools we have to calculate the deflection of plywood
>  horizontal and vertical diaphragms are flawed when
>  applied to anything but the most simple of
>  structures.
>
>  Lynn >>
>
> Lynn,
> I was only using that statement to make an argument and not necessarily
> expressing my views. In other words, IF a wood diaphragm is NOT FLEXIBLE (by
> code definition) and we analyze it as flexible, then some shearwalls will see
> less load than they would by rigidity analysis, and that's less stringent
> (again, by code definition), which is not necessarily my view.
>
> I hope this clarifies my position.
>
> Regards,
>
> Oshin Tosounian, S.E.
>