In this series of articles we'll look at roof trusses and lattice girders. The focus is on trusses fabricated from hot rolled sections including: Angles, Channels, and I and H profiles.
Trusses fabricated from rectangular, square and circular hollow sections will be dealt with under a separate heading
Index to Articles
- Introduction - here we look at the most common truss forms including the Pratt, Howe, Warren (in 3 forms), the Cross and Vierendeel.
Each of these truss forms may be configured as horizontal, mono, or dual pitch.
In addition, we'll look at the Pitched (or Fink) truss.
- Setting-Out a Truss - here we look at the correct way to set-out a truss, to not only make things simpler and more efficient, but reduce workshop and erection time. This should be read in conjunction with the next article.
- Nodes and Work-Points - Here we look at setting-out the truss taking into account the geometry of the truss for both welded and bolted trusses.
- Truss Detail Examples - For the benefit of the structural detailer we'll look at typical construction details including supporting options. These examples cover the various truss types including: