Free Online Roof and Truss Calculator

1.Introduction

Hello and welcome to another structure analysis tutorial .

In the last tutorial , we create our free account and first project.

In this tutorial , we will use this powerful Truss and Roof calculator to create our first Truss structure.

In the end of this tutorial , you will be able to design and calculate any truss structure and get all the analysis

You can check out the full project in this link .So let's start it

2.Design Structure

Nodes

Define nodes with these coordinates

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Bars

Define bars with these start and end nodes

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Supports

Apply support pinned to node 1 and roller x to node 4

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Rleases

All beams are articulated in both side.So,apply release P-P to all beams using the shortcut: *

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Materials

Define material m1 with Young Modulus equal to 210000 megapascal

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Sections

Define a square hollow section s1 with 7 centimeter side and half centimeter thickness with m1 material you just create

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apply section s1 to all beams using the shortcut: *

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3.Apply Loads

Point Loads

Define Point Loads :

  • P with magnitude of -36 kilonewton in direction of Z
  • Q with magnitude of -18 kilonewton in direction of Z
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Apply Point Load P to node 1 and Point Load Q to nodes 2 and 3

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4.Calculate And Get Results

Calculate

Verify your structure and click solve to start calculate

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Reactions

the reactions of the structure equal to :

  • 54 kilonewton in direction of Z in node 1
  • 36 kilonewton in direction of Z in node 4
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Displacements

The maximum displacement of the structure equal to :

  • -1.017 millimetre in direction of X in node 4
  • -2.267 millimetre in direction of Z in node 2
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Detailed Analysis

The maximum shear force of the structure equal to -62.776 kilonewton in all beam 6

the length of beam 6 equal to 2.44 m and its section s1 has Area equal to 13 cm2 and Inertia(Iy) equal to 92 cm4

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5.Conclusion:

Now you become able to design and calculate any truss structure and get all the results you need.

If you have any questions or comments don't hesitate to contact us.

Thank you for following this tutorial until next time.