Stress Analysis of Coplanar Statically Determinate Trusses

  • G. L. Nelson
  • H. B. Manbeck
  • N. F. Meador


In this chapter we will explain basic concepts of truss configuration, how to compute stresses in the members of idealized statically determinate trusses, and how to compute truss deflections.


Axial Stress Stress Analysis Critical Form Free Body Gusset Plate 
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© Van Nostrand Reinhold Company Inc 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. L. Nelson
    • 1
  • H. B. Manbeck
    • 2
  • N. F. Meador
    • 3
  1. 1.Agricultural Engineering DepartmentOhio State UniversityColumbusUSA
  2. 2.Agricultural Engineering DepartmentPennsylvania State UniversityUniversity ParkUSA
  3. 3.Agricultural Engineering DepartmentUniversity of MissouriColumbiaUSA

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