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Strand7 Bending Moment Sign Convention

Strand7 Bending Moment Sign Convention

Strand7 Bending Moment Sign Convention

(OP)
Hi, what direction (clockwise or counter-clockwise) are the positive and negative bending moment values found in the results tables. Results are based on the global axes.

RE: Strand7 Bending Moment Sign Convention

I’ve never thought about the sign.

I always just look at the bending diagram, which is drawn on the tension side.

RE: Strand7 Bending Moment Sign Convention

(OP)
Its just that I'm reading reactions from nodes on plates. so it's a bit tricky to determine what is actually happening.

RE: Strand7 Bending Moment Sign Convention

I'm not familiar with the software. If you run a simple structure, such as a beam fixed both ends, it should be possible to figure out the sign convention used.

BA

RE: Strand7 Bending Moment Sign Convention

I use the international convention... an orthogonal right hand coordinate system with the (force direction signs) X (sign values for the face the forces are acting on).

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RE: Strand7 Bending Moment Sign Convention

You aren't the only one who finds these things confusing. The diagram below is helpful. It is from the Rel 3 help, but the same applies to previous versions:



But rather than worrying about clockwise or anti-clockwise, I recommend displaying the plates as solids, then displaying surface stress values, so you can see which face is in tension.

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