Trusses

  • Dietmar Gross
  • Werner Hauger
  • Jörg Schröder
  • Wolfgang A. Wall
  • Nimal Rajapakse

Abstract

Objectives: A truss is a structure composed of slender members that are connected at their ends by joints. The truss is one of the most important structures in engineering applications. After studying this chapter, students should be able to recognise if a given truss is statically and kinematically determinate. In addition, they will become familiar with methods to determine the internal forces in a statically determinate truss.

Keywords

Internal Force Support Force Gusset Plate Support Reaction Supplementary Problem 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • Dietmar Gross
    • 1
  • Werner Hauger
    • 2
  • Jörg Schröder
    • 3
  • Wolfgang A. Wall
    • 4
  • Nimal Rajapakse
    • 5
  1. 1.Solid MechanicsTU DarmstadtDarmstadtGermany
  2. 2.Continuum MechanicsTU DarmstadtDarmstadtGermany
  3. 3.Institute of MechanicsUniversität Duisburg-EssenEssenGermany
  4. 4.Computational MechanicsTU MünchenGarchingGermany
  5. 5.Faculty of Applied SciencesSimon Fraser UniversityBurnabyCanada

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