Truss Bridges: Types and Terms

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What type of forces can a truss member be subjected to?

Axial forces

Which members of a truss bridge resist the forces caused by bending?

Chord members

What is the function of floor beams in a truss bridge?

Transferring loads from stringers to trusses

What is the primary function of stringers in a truss bridge?

Supporting the deck and transferring its load to beams

What type of loads do the deck of a truss bridge directly carry?

Vertical loads

What type of forces are resisted by chord members in a truss bridge?

Bending forces

What is the primary function of web members in a truss bridge?

Carry shear forces

What is the role of floor beams in a truss bridge?

Transfer loads from stringers to trusses

How do I-shaped beams and trusses handle the forces better?

By resisting bending forces more effectively

What do the top and bottom members of a truss bridge sustain primarily?

Tension and compression

What type of forces are sustained primarily by the top and bottom members of a truss bridge?

Compression and tension

What is the primary function of stringers in a truss bridge?

Support the deck and transfer its load to beams

What type of loads do the deck of a truss bridge directly carry?

The loads

What is the role of floor beams in a truss bridge?

Transverse to traffic direction, connecting two trusses, and transferring loads from stringers to trusses

What type of forces can a truss member be subjected to?

Axial forces

Learn about the characteristics of truss bridges including the concept, types, and member forces. Understand the distribution of tension and compression within truss members and their response to dynamic loads.

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