Fink truss

Fink truss

[′fiŋk ‚trəs]
(civil engineering)
A symmetrical steel roof truss suitable for spans up to 50 feet (15 meters).

Fink truss, Belgian truss, French truss

A symmetrical truss, esp. used in supporting large sloping roofs; in the form of three isosceles triangles—one in the center with its base along the horizontal tie, and each of the outer two having its base along the sloping sides of an upper chord.
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Dead load level was found by analyzing the Fink truss loaded with 290 N/m on the top and bottom chords (plus member self weight) using a finite element model (Computers and Structures, Inc.
Poised 15m above the water, the bridge structure takes the form of a steel Fink truss spanning 130m and supported at each end by a pair of trestles.