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The Canada Plan Service design center has previously published designs for diaphragm ceiling wind bracing systems using either plywood or steel ceiling cladding as the principal diaphragm. This paper describes a new series of tests to evaluate screw-fastened steel roofing as the principal diaphragm.
steel roof diaphragms for wind bracing in agricultural buildings
Turnbull, J. E., Thompson, J. A. and A. T. Quaile 1986. STEEL ROOF DIAPHRAGMS FOR WIND BRACING IN AGRICULTURAL BUILDINGS. Canadian Agricultural Engineering 28(2):155-166.
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