Steel Advisor

Design of Angle Trusses

Angle sections are commonly used as members in light weight triangulated structures such as trusses and towers.

26 August 2011

Angle sections are commonly used as members in light weight triangulated structures such as trusses and towers. The attraction of angle section is their ease of fabrication, they are however more complex to design than other types of structural sections. The reasons for this is the eccentricity of the common forms of end connections (figure 1) and also because the principal axes of a single angle do not coincide with the axis of the frame or truss of which the angle is a part (Temple et al, 1995).

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Alistair Fussell