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How do you consider an offset of members at a particular connection point?


There are basically two options:

  • The use of member eccentricities, see the article Considering eccentricities of members and surfaces
  • In the case of, for example, differently defined member hinges in combination with different dimensions of offsets, the use of couplings or rigid members may help, see Figure 1


eccentricity member eccentricity offset eccentric member end hinge connection


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