G.11 Member and Plate Offsets
Secondary forces induced, due to this offset connection, are taken into account in analyzing the structure and also to calculate the individual member or element forces.
In the case of members, the new offset centroid of the member can be at the start or end incidences and the new working point will also be the new start or end of the member. Therefore, any reference from the start or end of that member will always be from the new offset points.
Example of Member Offsets
Example of working points (WP)
In the figure above, WP refers to the location of the centroid of the starting or ending point of the member.
MEMBER OFFSET 1 START 7 1 END -6 2 END -6 -9