The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 90 (2012) > Issues > Issue 12 > Technical Guidance Note (Level 1, No. 21): How to avoid torsion
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Technical Guidance Note (Level 1, No. 21): How to avoid torsion

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.

Author(s): The Institution of Structural Engineers