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Finite Element Basics: How to Determine the Basic Soil Parameters

August 25, 2022

Introduction  In order to obtain stresses and deformations in a geotechnical analysis, finite element analyses require stiffness parameters in..

Impact of Mesh Size in Semirigid Diaphragm Analysis

August 19, 2022

In my last post, I discussed the modeling requirements for semirigid diaphragms. When modeling with a semirigid diaphragm, it is necessary to..

Characteristics and Modeling of Semirigid Diaphragms

August 19, 2022

In my previous post I discussed conditions that require consideration of diaphragms as semirigid. In this article I will discuss what is involved in..

Classifying Semirigid Diaphragms

August 19, 2022

In previous articles I discussed both Flexible Diaphragms and Rigid Diaphragms. Historically diaphragms have been considered as one of these two..

Special Considerations for Rigid Diaphragms

August 19, 2022

This is the fifth in a series of articles on diaphragms. In the previous article I discussed the classification of Rigid diaphragms. The rigid..

Classifying Rigid Diaphragms

August 19, 2022

In my previous post I discussed the definition of Flexible diaphragms, and their modeling and characteristics. In this article I will do the same for..

Characteristics and Modeling of Flexible Diaphragms

August 19, 2022

In my previous post I listed and briefly described the three types of diaphragms referenced in the building codes; they include:

Types of Diaphragms

August 19, 2022

In my previous post I included a brief history of the consideration of diaphragms in hand calculations and analysis programs. Knowing this history..

A History of Diaphragms

August 19, 2022

Over the last several years we have seen a steady evolution in how diaphragms are considered in analysis programs.