Primer on steel deck diaphragms

In 2011 SDII investigators Sabelli and Easterling participated in developing a primer on the seismic design of steel deck diaphragms that is freely available as NEHRP Technical Brief No. 5. This publication provides a high level summary for seismic design of steel deck diaphragms and opens many of the issues being addressed today by the SDII effort. Bookmark under essential reading!

NEHRP Technical Brief No. 5

Reference: Sabelli, Rafael, Sabol, Thomas A., and Easterling, Samuel W. (2011). “Seismic design of composite steel deck and concrete-filled diaphragms: A guide for practicing engineers,” NEHRP Seismic Design Technical Brief No. 5, produced by the NEHRP Consultants Joint Venture, a partnership of the Applied Technology Council and the Consortium of Universities for Research in Earthquake Engineering, for the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, NIST GCR 11-917-10.