Vierendeel truss

noun Vie·ren·deel truss \ˈvirənˌdāl-\
variants: or

Vierendeel girder

Definition of Vierendeel truss

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

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Origin and Etymology of vierendeel truss

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


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