Author: The Institution of Structural Engineers
31 August 2012
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Moment distribution is a method by which statically indeterminate structures are analysed elastically. It’s based on the relative stiffness of elements that make up a structure and shifts bending moments from one section of the structure to another until they become balanced. Once this balance has been achieved, the forces and bending moments within the structure are modelled.
(This article was updated in October 2016 to reflect errata issued since its original publication.)
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