This estimating spreadsheet is specifically created for designing truss. By using this spreadsheet one can design light gage truss on the basis of AISI S100/SI-10 & ER-4943P.
The following design criterion is required for truss analysis.
The intermediate, finite element analysis contains shear deformations with E & G equivalent to 29500 ksi & 11300 ksi.
There are various rotations at similar joint of web to chord, since web pinned to continued chord.
Top chord shall be affixed to sheathing prior to inclusion of vertical load.
This spreadsheet will be useful for defining joint deflections with finite
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