Designing with HSS: Truss Connections
Truss connections are connections at the panel points of a planar truss, and are designed as tension/compression connections. In this video I discuss the specifics of trusses with HSS, including joint types, fabrication costs, failure modes, design approaches, welding, and more.
As a key takeaway, some of the top things to think about when designing trusses with HSS are as follows:
- Keep the number of different sizes small
- Try to minimize number of connections
- Understand effects of joint configuration and connection design criteria before analyzing truss and selecting member sizes
If you’d like more information on truss connections, the following are resources that I would recommend:
- AISC 360—Chapter K (2005 & 2010)
- AISC Design Guide #24
- CISC Desgin Gude 1997
- CIDECT Design Guides (available for free on AISC website)
You can also email me directly at email@example.com with any questions.