Effect of Diaphragm Stiffness on Lateral-Load Distribution

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The following Figure illustrates the effect of diaphragm stiffness on the distribution of lateral loads to the lateral-load-resisting elements. The building shown in the figure has three walls of equal lateral stiffness. If the diaphragm is essentially rigid in-plane and there is no torsion, all three walls will displace by…

Temperature Load E-Tabs v/s Safe

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1. E-Tabs A- Temperature load give linear strain ,the same below and up the slab , represent the difference in temperature gradually during year B- Straining actions obtained from applying temperature load mainly in plane stresses for (slabs and beams ) and out of plane stress for columns and walls…