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

Author: The Institution of Structural Engineers

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30 November 2012

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


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

30 November 2012

Author

The Institution of Structural Engineers

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Standard: £9 + VAT
Members/Subscribers: Free

First published

30 November 2012

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The Institution of Structural Engineers

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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