Diaphragm Action and Design

  • Judith J. Stalnaker
  • Ernest C. Harris
Part of the VNR Structural Engineering Series book series (VNRSES)


In addition to designing for gravity loads, the designer must proportion a structure to resist lateral loads caused by wind or earthquake. After every major earthquake, such as the Mexico City one in September 1985, there is renewed interest in improving wind and seismic provisions of building codes and in understanding better the effect of dynamic loads on structures. Designing for lateral loads is an important consideration in most structures. For residential wood structures, however, lateral-load resistance is assured by conformance to code rules for structural details.


Lateral Load Wind Load Anchor Bolt West Wall Diaphragm Action 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Judith J. Stalnaker
    • 1
  • Ernest C. Harris
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Colorado at DenverDenverUSA

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