An assemblage of members of wood or metal, supported at two points, and arranged to transmit pressure vertically to those points, with the least possible strain across the length of any member. Architectural trusses when left visible, as in open timber roofs, often contain members not needed for construction, or are built with greater massiveness than is requisite, or are composed in unscientific ways in accordance with the exigencies of style.
To strengthen or stiffen, as a beam or girder, by means of a brace or braces.
Framed structure for supporting a weight, such as a roof.
A lightweight framework, generally but not always triangulated, placed at intervals of 600mm to support the roof. It is made from timber members of the same thickness, fastened together in one plane using nailplates or plywood gussets.
A series of members forming a structural framework that are geometrically arranged and fastened together to support each other so that loads applied along the trusses are shared and carried through the framework. They are used to support roof loads or floors. They are capable of supporting loads over long spans without intermediate support.
As in roof truss, i.e. timbers framed together off site.
A triangular wooden or metal support for a roof which may be left exposed in the interior, or be covered by a ceiling.
A framework for supporting a roof.
A structure made up of three or more members, with each member designed to carry a tension or compression force. The entire structure in turn acts as a beam.
A rigid framework consisting of horizontal, vertical, and diagonal structures designed to support loads and reinforce a vessel's hull.
Triangular framework within roof, to be self-suporting and carry other timbers, purlins, etc. These divide the building into bays. (Wood, Margaret. The English Medieval House, 415) One of the timber frames built to support the roof over the great hall. (MEDIEV-L. Medieval Terms) Related terms: Castle
A framework of alloy bars and triangular cross-bracing (usually of scaffolding diameter) providing a rigid structure, particularly useful for hanging lights where no permanent facility is available.
An engineered and manufactured roof support member with â€œzig-zagâ€ framing members. Does the same job as a rafter but is designed to have a longer span than a rafter. Read More ...
A roof system which has rigid frames instead of individual joists and rafters. Usually pre-manufactured off-site, trusses are framing members that are fastened together and cross-braced to form single units which span the building.
engineered structural component used to form the roof or floor of a structure. The materials are connected in a triangle pattern with metal fasteners called gussets.
A structural framework, made of either timber or metal, that is composed of individual members fastened together in a triangular arrangement.
Framework of wooden beams forming the main support for the roof.
Section of steel or aluminium box, or triangularly-braced metal work used for suspending lighting or audio equipment.
A triangular frame to carry a roof usually at 600mm centres.
Pre-manufactured roof rafters that allow a house to be built free of load bearing walls. Can also describe pre-manufactured floor support systems.
A major supporting structure usually timber for roof decks.
An individual metal plate connected wood element manufactured by the Truss Manufacturer, and supplied for the building Structural System.
a rigid framework of horizontal, vertical, and diagonal structural members designed to support loads and reinforce a vessel's hull.
A structural member, made up of several individual parts welded or bolted together, designed to carry a tension or compression force with the complete structure acting as a beam.
Structural Member or Complete Structure formed by Triangulated Framework
A timber frame used to support the roof over the great hall.
a framework of beams forming a rigid structure (as a roof truss)
(architecture) a triangular bracket of brick or stone (usually of slight extent)
support structurally; "truss the roofs"; "trussed bridges"
a basic form in which the members are
a collection of interconnected triangles, the sides of which carry the tension and compression forces
a framework consisting of two horizontal (or nearly horizontal) members joined together by a number of vertical and/or inclined members to form a series of triangles
a framework of linear elements, triangulated for stability
a framework of timber constructed to form a firm support for a load such as a roof
a frame work of wooden timbers in a triangular shape that sets on abutments and spans a waterway or depression
an engineering mechanism for dispersing loads across a relatively long span, to enable coverage of large, primarily horizontal areas with a minimum of underpinning supports (posts)
a particular structure made from direct links linked at joints
a pinpointed framework
a portable aluminum structure that serves as a spine or beam
a series of individual members, acting in tension or compression and performing together as a unit
a simple, rigid skeletal structure, usually based on a triangle-shaped frame
a simple toothpick bridge to build, made entirely from triangles
a simple toothpick entirely to build, made bridge from triangles
a structural frame relying on a triangular arrangement of webs and chords to transfer loads to reaction points
a structural member that is composed of a series of triangles lying in a single plane
a structural system composed of members designed to resist only axial loads (tension or compression)
a structure made of many smaller parts
a structure made of two force members all pin connected to each other
a structure used like a beam, in roof or bridge building
a structure used to support something or, alternatively, a type of bridge
a triangular shaped structure of logs, used for support, as well as for decoration of the roof, and ceiling
a type of framework, usually comprising straight struts and ties, which
a very strong, efficient structural member made of small individual pieces assembled in triangles
A rigid framework of wooden beams or metal bars, usually arranged in triangular units, designed to support a structure, such as a roof.
A triangular load-bearing structure used to support the roofs of churches and other buildings. The beams are usually made of wood, though they may also be steel or concrete.
Structural members of an engineering material (like wood) joined together at their ends with connectors, normally in a triangular pattern to for a stable rigid framework.
An assembly of members combined to form a rigid framework. All members are interconnected to form triangles. Light frame trusses are made from dimension lumber restrained by toothed plates. Heavy trusses are made for large members restrained by bolts and connectors or glulam rivets.
A prefabricated structure made of wood members designed to form a rigid framework for supporting loads over a given span.
Triangular-shaped construction element that supports a home's ceiling or roof, and allows for an open space below, unimpeded by posts.
A rigid framework, usually of wood or metal, designed to support a structure. The Tappan Zee Bridge has an underdeck truss located between the causeway sections and the main span of the bridge. The main span consists of a cantilevered truss, which is visible when driving over the high point of the bridge.
A truss is a special structural member that has more strength than a typical beam and is typically used for roof rafters and floor joists.
A truss is a roof member that has been structurally designed to form the roof profile. Trusses can be manufactured from either steel or timber. A truss forms the rafter profile as well as the ceiling frame. Roof truss construction accounts for the majority of roofs in modern construction due to the high time saving over cutting out a traditional roof system.
An assemblage of tension and compression members so arranged as to transmit loads from intermediate points to the ends.
A truss roof system is a factory-built alternative to the rafter and ceiling joist method. Trusses are prefabricated roof framing members, designed by an engineer to span specific distances and carry specific loads.
A combination of members such as beams, bars and ties, usually arranged in triangular units, to form a rigid framework for supporting loads over relatively long spans as in wide span roof construction. French (Ferme)
A framework of members forming a light, strong, rigid structure. Usually a triangulated structure.
Structural unit of members fastened in triangular arrangements to form a rigid framework for support over long spans.
A triangular arrangement of structural members that reduces non-axial forces on the truss to a set of axial forces in the members.
An engineered structural component, assembled from wood members, metal connector plates and other mechanical fasteners, designed to carry its own weight and superimposed design loads. The truss members form a semi-rigid structural framework and are assembled such that the members form triangles.
(see Roof Truss) An engineered pre-built component, designed to carry its own weight and added superimposed design loads, that most often functions as a structural support member. A Truss, most often made of wood, employs one or more triangles in its construction. Made from dimension lumber of various sizes, the chords and webs are most often connected together by the use of toothed connector plates which transfer the tensile and shear forces. Metal connector plates are stamped from galvanized steel sheet metal of varying grades and gauge thicknesses to provide different grip values. See COMMON TRUSS DETAILS.
generally triangulated beam, which top chord regulates the slope of a roof and which supports purlins.
An assembly often used in roof construction composed of roof rafters, horizontal joists, and braces.
A frame or jointed structure designed to act as a beam of long span, while each member is usually subjected to longitudinal stress only—either tension or compression.
a number of wood planks framed together to bridge a space, such as a roof truss.
a structural framework based on a triangular system, used to span, reinforce, or support walls, ceilings, or beams.
Major supporting structure; usually made of timber.
A manufactured wood member often in the form of a large triangle which is used to form the ceiling joists and rafters on the top floor of a home.
Pre-assembled roof framing member, fabricated of wood, commonly manufactured in a triangular configuration that replaces ceiling joists, rafters and collar beams.
A structural form which is used in the same way as a beam, but because it is made of an web-like assembly of smaller members it can be made longer, deeper, and therefore, stronger than a beam or girder while being lighter than a beam of similar dimensions.
A prefabricated framework of girders, struts and other items used to support a roof or other load-bearing elements.
A steel or aluminum structure used for rigging stage lighting instruments, scenery, or other equipment for temporary use. See Also: Rigging
Designed to perform as a beam since it consists of three or more members that each carry a compression or tension force.
A frame of members in the same plane joined only at their end and all interconnected to form triangles. Primary stresses are axial so that if loads are applied at the joints, the stress in each member is in the direction of its length.
In furniture, a large brace or understructure for tables and chest-stands, or a bracket. Usually used as ornamentation.
A framework, generally made from alloy bars with cross-bracing, to provide light weight rigging structures.
Manufactured roof-support member internally supported through cross braces called webs. W-type and Howe trusses are the most common ones used in garage construction.
A set of members arranged vertically in a triangular fashion to form an integrated load-bearing unit.
An assembly of wood or metal members serving as a lightweight but strong framework, taking the place of rafters in support of a roof or joists in floors.
A COMBINATION OF STRUCTURAL MEMBERS USUALLY ARRANGED IN TRIANGULAR UNITS TO FORM A RIGID FRAMEWORK FOR SPANNING BETWEEN LOAD-BEARING WALLS. GO BACK AND LOOK AT "KING POST".
A rigid, jointed structure made up of individual straight pieces arranged and connected, usually in a triangular pattern, so as to support longer spans.
Structural members assembled into a ridged frame.
A beam or frame, usually made of iron or wood, that braces a roof or wall.
An arrangement of braced members, typically a frame in which the basic structural unit is triangular. Many of Portland's bridges are either complete trusses or use trusses for stiffening members or supports.
A structural unit consisting of beams, bars, and tie members usually arranged to form triangles. Provides rigid support over wide spans with a minimum amount of material.
A plane triangulated frame commonly used to support a roof structure.
Ornamental brace or bracket.
Any frame or structure with diagonal members that can withstand compression forces. Examples include any girder, roof or floor truss system.
rigid reinforcing framework: preassembled support unit used in roof construction, including rafters, joists, and bracing.
In architecture, a triangular arrangement of usually wood or steel beams used to support the roof or floor above over a large gap. The upper image shows a modern roof truss in red, the middle is a very modern sophisticated roof truss system and the bottom shows the roof trusses of the old Pariament House.
In architecture and structural engineering, a truss is a static structure consisting of straight slender members inter-connected at joints into triangular units.