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RE: computer modeling of diaphragms

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The situation I was describing was an analysis of an existing building,
where it DIDN'T have boundary elements as it would have if I had designed it

William L. Polhemus, Jr., P.E.
Polhemus Engineering Company
Katy, Texas
Phone 281-492-2251
Fax 281-492-8203

-----Original Message-----
From: Paul Feather [mailto:pfeather(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Friday, May 18, 2001 7:56 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: Re: computer modeling of diaphragms

But this is the same thing.  The issue you describe is not the analysis of
the flexible diaphragm, but if you have a diaphragm at all.  If you have a
highly irregular shape the layout and detailing of the boundaries is where
the engineering comes in, not the method of analysis.

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