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Unblocked Diaphragm Deflections

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As I understand from SEAOC seminar on 2/27, the deflections of unblocked
diaphragms with respect to blocked diaphragms approximate the ratio of the
strength of unblocked vs. blocked.

You can figure delta for a blocked diaphragm based on equations in APA
literature or UBC Standards.  You would then multiply this delta by the
ratio of (UNblocked strength from UBC diaphragm table/BLOCKED strength from
UBC diaphragm table).

For example, if your diaphragm has1/2-inch sheathing in the "Case 1" panel
layout with  6/6/12 nailing, then  the numbers from the table are 285 for
unblocked and 320 for blocked, so you multiply delta for the blocked
diaphragm by 285/320.

I can hardly wait to try this myself....

Thor