Accession Number : AD0694224

Title :   DIAPHRAGM ACTION OF DIAGONALLY SHEATHED WOOD PANELS.

Descriptive Note : Forest Service research note,

Corporate Author : FOREST PRODUCTS LAB MADISON WIS

Personal Author(s) : Doyle,D. V.

Report Date : JUN 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 44

Abstract : The study provides an appraisal of the diaphragm action of such full-size wood building components as floors, roofs, and walls. Eight roof or floor panels, 20 by 60 feet in size, and seven dual wall panels, approximately 12 by 18 feet in size, were tested under laterally applied load. The construction of the panels, for the most part, followed conventional methods suggested by engineers from the State of California but included a particular design detail of sheathing application or framing method peculiar to each panel. The test results provide data for use in design with wood in structures which are expected to resist forces resulting from wind or earthquake. In general, panel rigidity was improved by use of stiffeners along panel perimeter, fasteners that permit a minimum of slip, sheathing applied in herringbone pattern, and sheathing acting in tension. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*WOOD, *PANELS), LOADS(FORCES), ROOFS, BENDING, CONSTRUCTION, DEFLECTION, WALLS, STRESSES, DAMAGE, WIND, STORMS, EARTHQUAKE RESISTANT STRUCTURES

Subject Categories : Wood, Paper and Related Forestry Products
      Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE