OJCE  Vol.6 No.4 , September 2016
Fully Stressed Design of Fink Truss Using STAAD.Pro Software
Abstract: This paper presents study of optimization of Fink Truss by Fully Stressed Design (FSD) method using STAAD.Pro software version STAAD.Pro V8i (SELECT series 5). Three spans of the trusses have been considered and each truss has been subjected to 27 types of load cases by changing nodal load locations. Central node load has been kept constant in each truss as 100 kN. Three sets of load condition is taken, viz, 100 kN, 120 kN and 150 kN. Total 81 trusses have been analyzed in this study to achieve a target stress of 100 MPa. Steel take-off for each case and maximum displacement for each case have been calculated and compared in this study and it shows that weight does not always increase with increase in the span or height. Results of the study could be helpful in designing a truss that does not waste material.
Cite this paper: Patrikar, A. and Pathak, K. (2016) Fully Stressed Design of Fink Truss Using STAAD.Pro Software. Open Journal of Civil Engineering, 6, 631-642. doi: 10.4236/ojce.2016.64051.

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