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02-05-2012, 01:11 AM
how would you figure how much displacement some round dowel bracing would take up?

02-05-2012, 02:08 AM
first figure area:

A = pi*r^2

then multiply it by the length.

Say you have a 16 inch long piece of 1.5 inch diameter dowel rod.

A = 3.14 x .75^2

A= 1.77 sq inches

V=1.77 x 16

V= 28 cubic inches or .016 cubic feet

02-05-2012, 03:20 PM
ok thanks so if i am using the torres calc do i use cubic feet for the bracing displacement?

02-05-2012, 03:40 PM
Yes, I believe so.