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NDS Strength Configuration - Calculation of Torsion Settings

What calculation is carried out for the NDS Strength Configuration "Calculation of Torsion" options?


Answer:

The Calculation for Torsion in the NDS Strength Configuration works together with the torsion limit set to ensure the safety of the member and structure. Below, you find a short explanation for each option:

Check torsional limit only:
The ratio torsion check is compared to the torsion limit. If the ratio is smaller than the limit, then no further calculation is carried out. If the ratio is bigger than the torsion limit, an error will be shown in the design check. The error is then the most governing design check in the graphical and tabular results.

According to Timber Construction Manual:
Torsion design is according to the Timber Construction Manual 4.6, and the result is a typical design ratio based on the calculation.

Ignore torsion:
This setting is very similar to the first option. The ratio is compared from the torsion calculation to the torsion limit. If the ratio is smaller than the limit, then no further calculation is carried out. If the ratio is bigger than the limit, then a warning is shown in the design check. This warning will not be a governing design check in the results tables or graphics and serves only as a warning for safety considerations.

To neglect all torsion for the member design check, the limit value for torsion must be increased.



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