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Diaphragmforces
AddedbyTrulyGuzman,lasteditedbyTrulyGuzmanonJul17,2014

HowdoIobtaincollectorforceswithinafloordiaphragm?
Answer:Thecollectorforceswithinafloordiaphragmmaybemeasuredthroughthefollowingprocess:

1. Defineasemirigiddiaphragm,thenapplydiaphragmforces,asshowninFigure1:

Figure1Applydiaphragmforces
2. Foragivenloadcase,displayanystressorshellforce,asshowninFigure2:

Figure2Displaystressorshellforce
3. Wheremaximumchordforcesareexpected,drawordefineasectioncut,asshowninFigure3:

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Figure3Maximumchordforces
4. MomentsabouttheZaxisrepresentinplanemoments.Ensurethattheresultantforceangleis90in
ordertoenforceverticalline,thenselectRefresh,asshowninFigure4:


Figure4Inplanemoment
5. CompressionandtensionchordforcesarethengivenasthevalueofeachZaxismomentdividedby
slabwidth,asshowninFigure5:

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Figure5Compressionandtensionchordforces
6. Forshearandcollectorforceslocatedattheconnectionbetweenthediaphragmandashearwall,
drawordefineasectioncutnexttothesupportwhichfollowsthewalldirection,asshowninFigure6:

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Figure6Shearandcollectorforces
7. Again,ensurethattheresultantforceangleis90,andrefreshasnecessary.Giventhisexample
model,theshear/collectorforce,whichispresentedinF1,is2952lbs.,asshowninFigure7:

Figure7Shearandcollectorforces
8. Localaxisofsectioncut1,2andZaresimilartoaframeelement,resultantforceangleindicates
anglebetweenXglobalaxisandsectioncutlocal1axis

SeeAlso
Rigidvs.semirigiddiaphragmarticle

Accidentaleccentricitydesignarticle
complete etabs collector diaphragmforce section cut sectioncut

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