Trusses are classic, simple structural forms that have been used for centuries. Historically, heavy timber trusses have been used for structures such as churches, barns and factories. Vaulting steel trusses have been used for train sheds, halls and bridges. This work provides architects and builders with a fundamental understanding of trusses including: history, basic structural behaviour, practical investigation and design, construction detail development, and architectural applications and accommodations. The book is unique in presenting a juxtaposition of old and new truss designs and technologies.
Partial table of contents:
Early Uses of Trusses.
The Nineteenth Century.
Early Twentieth Century Construction.
MODERN CONSTRUCTION WITH TRUSSES.
New Design Concerns.
New Truss Systems and Details.
INVESTIGATION AND DESIGN OF PLANAR TRUSSES.
Analysis for Static Forces.
General Considerations for Trusses Construction.
Design of Steel Trusses.
Special Truss Structures.
CONSTRUCTION PLANNING AND DESIGN.
Details for Construction.
General Construction Concerns.
GRAPHIC INVESTIGATION FOR TRUSSES.
Use of Graphic Analysis in Design.
COMPUTER-AIDED INVESTIGATION AND DESIGN.
Use of Computers.
Exercises in Computer Use.
Series: Parker/Ambrose Series of Simplified Design Guides
Number Of Pages: 448
Published: 2nd September 1994
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 26.0 x 18.1
Weight (kg): 0.87
Edition Number: 1