n Journal of the South African Institution of Civil Engineering = Joernaal van die Suid-Afrikaanse Instituut van Siviele Ingenieurswese - Job creation possibilities by using round-end cut truss webs in the manufacture of timber trusses : technical paper

Volume 44, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1021-2019



This paper discusses the concept of round-end cut webs for timber trusses. Punched steel gusset plates that are nailed by means of individual nails may be used for site assembly of trusses with round-end webs. Nailed gusset plate connections and full-scale truss test results are presented. Ways of improving the performance of nailed gusset plates are also suggested. The author points out that this method of truss assembly has advantages for the owner-builder and the small rural builder. In underdeveloped (Third World) countries, this method is particularly suitable because of its job creation possibilities.

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