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Title: Visual Analysis for diaphragms
I've seen it done but have not done it myself.  Be careful when modeling the diaphragm connection to the roof members, to ensure that the roof diaphragm does not act as part of the roof beams in resisting loads.
 
Bill Sherman
CH2M HILL / DEN
720-286-2792
 


From: Gordon Goodell [mailto:GordonGoodell(--nospam--at)harmonydesigninc.com]
Sent: Friday, January 23, 2009 7:17 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: Visual Analysis for diaphragms

For those of you out there using Visual Analysis, has anyone ever tried to model semi-rigid or rigid diaphragm behaviour in VA?  Probably not worth it for simple configurations, but for arrangements w/ horiz/vert irregularities it seems like it could be a useful analysis tool.

thanks,

Gordon Goodell