Vierendeel truss

noun
Vie·​ren·​deel truss | \ ˈvirənˌdāl- \
variants: or Vierendeel girder

Definition of Vierendeel truss

: an open-web truss with vertical members but without diagonals and with rigid joints

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History and Etymology for Vierendeel truss

after M. Vierendeel, Belgian engineer who invented it in 1896

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“Vierendeel truss.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Vierendeel%20truss. Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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