Technical Guidance Note (Level 1, No. 21): How to avoid torsion

Author: The Institution of Structural Engineers

Date published

30 November 2012

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Technical Guidance Note (Level 1, No. 21): How to avoid torsion

Technical Guidance Note (Level 1, No. 21): How to avoid torsion
The Structural Engineer
Author

The Institution of Structural Engineers

Date published

30 November 2012

Author

The Institution of Structural Engineers

Price

Standard: £9
Members/Subscribers: Free

The twisting of elements within structures due to eccentric loading is best avoided. This note shows structural engineers how to avoid problems that can lead to significant remedial works and/or failures.

Introduction
The twisting of elements within structures due to eccentric loading is something that is best avoided as far as is possible. Such actions develop torsion forces in elements against which they were not designed to withstand.

This Technical Guidance Note concerns this buildability and detailing issue that structural engineers must become familiar with in order to avoid otherwise unforeseen problems that can lead to significant remedial works on site and in some cases failures.

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2
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The Institution of Structural Engineers

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