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

Answer

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 - Solid model and Figure 2 - Wireframe model
Figure 01 - Offset by Rigid Members - Solid Model

Figure 02 - Offset by Rigid Members - wireframe model

Keywords

Eccentricity Member eccentricity Offset Eccentric Member hinge Connection

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