Characteristics of Vierendeel girder

What are the characteristics of Vierendeel girder?




The Vierendeel truss/girder is characterized by having only vertical members between the top and bottom chords and is a statically indeterminate structure. The bending, shear and axial capacity of these constituents add the resistance to external loads. The utilization of this girder helps the footbridge to span larger distances and present an attractive outlook. Still it suffers from the shortcoming that the distribution of stresses is more complicated than normal truss structures.

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