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Can a flexible diaphragm be horizontally cantilevered? 

Situation: Steel framed building with several bays; interior bays are braced
but it is desired to avoid bracing in the end bays. Diaphragm is a metal
deck and is considered to be flexible. Normally lateral loads on a flexible
diaphragm are distributed by tributary area to support elements - but how
would distribution be handled for horizontally cantilevered end diaphragms? 

William C. Sherman
Camp Dresser & McKee, Inc.
Denver, CO
Phone: 303-298-1311
Fax: 303-293-8236
email: shermanwc(--nospam--at)