Truss types & usage
Basically, trusses are triangular structures used in civil engineering and construction. The types of trusses used in the structure include Pratt trusses, King trusses, cane trusses, umbrella trusses, hawk trusses, rectangular trusses, northern light roof trusses, etc.
We are going to examine all kinds of trusses in this article. Then we’ll show you how to use them. All members of the trusses are hinged together. These trusses are able to withstand tensile and compression forces.
Types of trusses and their applications
Trusses are divided into several categories and types. There is 3 major types :
- Simple Trusses: These trusses are connected in such a way that they form a triangle. These triangles are called the basic truss triangles.
- compound Trusses: Another type of truss is the compound truss. These trusses come from the combination of a few simple trusses.
- complex Trusses: Another truss used in construction is complex and obscure trusses. Trusses that do not meet the requirements of simple and compound trusses are complex trusses.
Different models of used trusses
Different types of trusses are used in different industries. For example Howe trusses commonly used on roofs, prairie trusses used on bridges and ceilings, Warren trusses commonly used on bridges, Fink trusses, arch trusses, Parker trusses, and Baltimore trusses as well.
Each of these models are used in specific locations. usually most of the different types of trusses are steel. But they are also found in wood.