General Information

Figure 1 shows a single floor hall sector.

Single floor hall.
Steel structure of a single floor hall viewed from below

The steel structure consists mainly of columns, trusses, purlins, and metal roofing sheets.

Truss Design

Figure 2 shows a column to truss connection.

Column to truss connection.
Connection between steel column and truss

The column is placed away from the truss node, and bottom chord deformation over the column region is noticeable.

  • How does placing columns or purlins away from the truss nodes affect the truss design?