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UW & LBS Full-Scale Metal-Clad Wood-Frame Diaphragm Study. Report 3: Building Load Configurations, Load Cases and Data Analysis Methods

Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan

Citation:  Paper number  034004,  2003 ASAE Annual Meeting . (doi: 10.13031/2013.39306) @2003
Authors:   David R Bohnhoff, Paul A Boor, Milind H Gadani
Keywords:   Diaphragm action, Building diaphragm, Diaphragm design, Metal-clad wood-frame buildings, Post-frame buildings, Structural design, Structural analysis

This is the third in a series of reports on a study of metal-clad wood-frame diaphragm action in a 40- by 200-foot post-frame building. This study is being jointly sponsored by the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Lester Building System of Lester Prairie, MN. In this report, building load configurations are discussed and unique procedures for analyzing load, deflection and component force data are presented. A summary of eave displacement data is compiled in the Appendices of this report.

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