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New ASCE Publication Optimizes Design of Single-Span Trusses

Parul Dubey on July 6, 2023 - in Buildings

Reston, Va. – Early estimates for structural quantities are important for truss design, as that can help engineers optimize before design begins. A new technical report from American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Efficient Design of Spanning Trusses: Charts and Tools, will help engineers select the most efficient designs for single-span structural steel trusses, as well as discusses the optimization procedures that could be applied to other structures. Design charts and tools are provided with the supplemental materials to assist engineers in making an informative initial selection of a truss and to enable further research.

Topics include optimal distribution of material within a structure, satisfying strength criteria during the optimization process, unitless design parameters for spanning trusses, vibration serviceability considerations in a truss selection, and design assumptions and truss types considered in provided design charts. Structural engineers working on truss design will find this report a valuable resource to select truss designs.

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Limited review copies are available for book reviews. Please contact Leslie Connelly, [email protected].


Founded in 1852, the American Society of Civil Engineers represents more than 150,000 civil engineers worldwide and is America’s oldest national engineering society. ASCE works to raise awareness of the need to maintain and modernize the nation’s infrastructure using sustainable and resilient practices, advocates for increasing and optimizing investment in infrastructure, and improve engineering knowledge and competency.

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