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How does Advance Steel calculate the system diameter of the tension rods?

  • Software:

    Autodesk Advance Steel
  • Module

    Joints
  • Question:

    How does Advance Steel calculate the system diameter of the tension rods?
  • Type:

    Modeling
  • Difficulty:

    *

Answer

The "Tension Rods" or "Bracing with bar armature" joints can be found in the "Joints" Advance Steel menu.

How does Advance Steel calculate the system diameter of the tension rods

How does Advance Steel calculate the system diameter of the tension rods

Or in the connection vault

How does Advance Steel calculate the system diameter of the tension rods

How does Advance Steel calculate the system diameter of the tension rods

The Tension Rods can be used in two situations:

1. On beams

How does Advance Steel calculate the system diameter of the tension rods






When the user creates the joint on beams, the system diameter can be selected from the options of the joint.
In this case Advance Steel creates the plate.



How does Advance Steel calculate the system diameter of the tension rods

2. On plates

How does Advance Steel calculate the system diameter of the tension rods

When the user creates the joint on plates, the system diameter will be influenced by the thickness of the plates; therefore, the option to choose the diameter is disabled.
The diameter is calculated as follows:

How does Advance Steel calculate the system diameter of the tension rods

How does Advance Steel calculate the system diameter of the tension rods

How does Advance Steel calculate the system diameter of the tension rods