Sign-conventions in Conbox


Document Information

Document Type: FAQ

Product(s): LEAP Conbox/CIP RC/PT Girder

Version(s): All

Original Author: Bentley Leap Bridge Technical Support Group – VM

QUESTION: Sign-conventions used for horizontal and vertical member forces, displacements and reaction forces .


Sign Convention: The same information is available in the Design TAB .

Stresses: tensile positive


Axial: tension positive

Shear: left down-right up: positive

Moment: Counterclockwise Positive Reaction (tension on bottom).


Vertical: Upward Positive

Moment: Counter-clockwise positive

Axial: To the right positive.