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Old 7th July 2008, 10:54 PM   #1
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Default Timber hip rafter design

Can you calculate hip rafters with this software?

How do you enter loadings for a hip roof where the roof joists are only attached to the rafters? ie a foot above the wall plate.

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Old 7th July 2008, 11:24 PM   #2
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Default Re: Timber hip rafter design

Rafter design currently is outside the scope of SuperBeam. As a rafter is an inclined member the design process consists of resolving the applied load(s) into a perpendicular load (causing bending) and an axial load (causing compression), the combined bending and compression then being checked
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