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Dr. Larry Luttrell of the University of West Virginia is the expert in the
area of steel deck diaphragms.  He published a paper that I have seen in
various formats called "The Design of Roof Systems as a Horizontal
Diaphragm" (the one I have is an AISC presentation to the Engineer's Club of
St. Louis, 1983).  The Steel Deck Institute also publishes a Diaphragm
Design Manual based on Dr. Luttrell's work complete with examples.  You can
find more info at

William Pulyer PE
Charlotte, NC

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Michael Zaitz [SMTP:mzaitz(--nospam--at)]
> Sent:	Monday, October 30, 2000 7:24 AM
> To:	Structural Engineers Association
> Subject:	Diaphragms
>    Hello,
> Are there any good references on the analysis and design of diaphragms,
> including flexible and rigid diaphragms and torsional analysis of
> diaphragms?  Preference would be for steel deck diaphragms but if there
> is information on other materials I would like to see it.
> Thanks,
> Mike