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Structural steel trusses

Analysis :

Analysis : Analysis

Structural analysis uses the concept of resolving forces, which can be analytically or graphically.

Bracing :

Bracing : Bracing

Roof bracing is often necessary to provide stability.

Estimating sizes :

Estimating sizes : Estimating sizes

There is considerable design flexibility for roof trusses, but simple rules can be used as initial guidelines.

Graphical method :

Graphical method : Graphical method

The same analysis can be performed graphically, with forces represented by lines drawn to scale in the same direction as the corresponding forces.

Introduction :

Introduction : Introduction

A truss, or lattice structure, is a structural assembly of small interconnected elements.

Joints :

Joints : Joints

The traditional bolted joint has generally been replaced by welding.

Practical considerations :

Practical considerations : Practical considerations

Real circumstances are generally different from the idealised conditions assumed in the analysis of trusses.

Services :

Services : Services

Trusses offer effective routes for distributing services.

Vierendeel girders :

Vierendeel girders : Vierendeel girders

Trusses can have a rectangular configuration, avoiding the potential intrusion of diagonal members, if the joints are rigid.


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