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RE: Flexible Cantilevered Diaphragm?

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This is the way all the Wal-Mart boxes were designed (back about ten years ago, at any rate). Steel deck, definitely a flexible diaphragm.

 


From: Will Haynes [mailto:gtg740p(--nospam--at)hotmail.com]
Sent: Sunday, January 08, 2006 8:04 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: Flexible Cantilevered Diaphragm?

 

Can a flexible roof diaphragm be horizontally cantilevered?  For instance a typical steel roof deck on a box building with an expansion joint in the middle of the roof and shear walls on the other 3 sides of each half? 

 

I know I have seen this done before, but I don't think it complies with the definition of what a flexible diaphragm is and therefore what it can do.

 

 

 

Will Haynes



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