DIAPHRAGM ACTION


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DIAPHRAGM ACTION
DIAPHRAGM ACTION
In-Plane Loads in a Diaphragm To understand the mechanism by which axial force is developed in a bond beam, it is essential to understand the diaphragm action in a building. Essentially, walls are subjected to lateral loads due to wind or earthquakes as shown in Fig. 4.32. These loads are transmitted to the lateral load resisting elements of a building on the tributary area basis. Typically, in a single-story building, lateral loads on the lower half of the wall are transmitted to the floor, whereas those from the upper half of the wall, including those from the parapet, are transferred to the roof. The roof then acts as a large …
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Narendra Taly, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE: Design of Reinforced Masonry Structures, Second Edition. DIAPHRAGM ACTION, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2010), AccessEngineering Export