Economical design considerations for one-way 300 foot span, steel, parallel top & bottom chord warren trusses

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dc.contributor.author Heath, Joshua
dc.date.accessioned 2012-11-27T16:26:05Z
dc.date.available 2012-11-27T16:26:05Z
dc.date.issued 2012-11-27
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/15058
dc.description.abstract Trusses are an efficient way to span long distances with minimal material required. This report is a parametric study of the different design and construction aspects for a 300’-0” span, steel, Warren type truss. The study specifically examines the vertical loading on the truss, including components and cladding wind loading. The engineering variables investigated are panel point location, steel shape size and type, steel grade, member orientation, and connection design. Each of these aspects are studied independently with major results accounted for later in analysis. This allows for the most economical truss by reviewing each alternative possibly not commonly used in steel construction. However, trusses require special consideration in constructability compared to a common steel structure such as an office building. Because of this added complexity, constructability issues are also examined after all parametric studies are completed for engineering variables. Transportation regulations and restrictions, steel erecting (including the construction loading of the ASCE 37-02), and temporary structures are considered for the 300’-0” span steel truss. The results of the engineering design variables are documented showing the benefit of using W-Shape members with higher grades of steel in select members, and the rotation of members for truss stability and simplified connection detailing. Each of the multiple construction considerations are presented, providing the most recent information available at the time of this report. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University en
dc.subject Trusses en_US
dc.subject Long span structures en_US
dc.subject Economics en_US
dc.subject Design considerations en_US
dc.subject Construction considerations en_US
dc.subject Steel en_US
dc.title Economical design considerations for one-way 300 foot span, steel, parallel top & bottom chord warren trusses en_US
dc.type Report en_US
dc.description.degree Master of Science en_US
dc.description.level Masters en_US
dc.description.department Department of Architectural Engineering en_US
dc.description.advisor Kimberly W. Kramer en_US
dc.subject.umi Architectural engineering (0462) en_US
dc.date.published 2012 en_US
dc.date.graduationmonth December en_US


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