Civil Engineering/Moments

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"Sir,

Please explain briefly  difference between in plane and out of plane moment in context to a Slab , Beam , Wall , Column , Bolt and Weld using simple concepts.

Answer
Dear Arsalan

Each body is subjected generally to 3 moments in each of its nodes. For a wall or a frame member you have 3 moments in each nodes. when you subject a wall to a force parallel to the plane of the wall,  a moment develops in the plane to withstand the force. When you lean against a wall the moment is developped in ortogonal plane. This is called an out of plane moment. The third moment is twisting which is not your problem here.

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BEH

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