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composite truss meaning

  "composite truss" in a sentence
  • [Architecture]

    A truss whose compressive members are timber and whose tension members are metal (usually steel).


  • [Civil engineering]
    A truss having compressive members and tension members.

Examples

  1. wood-and-steel composite truss
  2. The Bras de la Plaine Bridge received the 2003 Outstanding Structure Award from the International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering for " being an elegant slender single span composite truss bridge with innovative construction details ".

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