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The new approach used by the Canada Plan Service to optimize the roof truss design is given in detail. This paper describes the analog model used to represent more closely the real structure and covers the design procedure for sizing the plywood gussets and nailing patterns to resist shear, tension and flexural forces developed in the joints.
design method for 1986 canada plan service roof trusses
Masse, D.I., Tumbull, J.E. and H.A. Jackson 1988. DESIGN METHOD FOR 1986 Canada PLAN SERVICE ROOF TRUSSES. Canadian Agricultural Engineering 30(2):277-282.
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