How can I limit the amount of rotation in a box section?
I have a steel open box section the is experiencing a large amount of torsional load and displaying a lot of rotation along the section. What points do I need to brace between to limit this rotation.
- ArturLv 56 years agoFavorite Answer
Open sections always present high rotation, compared with closed sections. What can be done is adding ribs to minimize section distorsion (make sections remain on the same plane. This is used in aircraft wings, that have ribs on open and closed sections. There are a few books on wing design that show how an aircraft wing structure is. You can see references for these books on the source site.