cross bracing

cross bracing

[′krȯs ‚brās·iŋ]
(building construction)
Boards which are nailed diagonally across studs or other boards so as to impart rigidity to a framework.

cross bracing

1. Any system of bracing in which the diagonals intersect; also called X-bracing.
2. Horizontal timbering which extends across an excavation so as to support a cofferdam or sheathing.
3. Braces that cross from one column to the next to increase the load-bearing capacity of the combination.
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Tenders are invited for Supply of Cross Bracing Set and Double Pole Channel Cross Arm for DDUGJY
2004) diagonal and cross bracing are most effective to resist the lateral load.
Larger structures or pipes that require an unobstructed pit or access bay for a trench can be easily accomplished by allowing the contractor to remove all cross bracing with a technique called retracing of the system.
The design also incorporates reinforced corner members, cross bracing, and stiffeners to handle rugged applications.
Features include simple construction with cross bracing throughout the length of the cart.
Semirigid connection factors are needed for exact deflection analyses of portal frames lacking cross bracing when connection factors begin to exceed 1.
The cabinet also features cross bracing, back stiffeners and double-walled extrusions, providing a high strength-to-weight ratio to support and protect equipment during a seismic event.
The cabinets also have cross bracing, back stiffeners and double-walled extrusions, providing a high strength-to-weight ratio to support and protect equipment during the full force of a seismic event.
In its final ruling, FMCSA also stated: "Iowa DOT (Department of Transportation) noted that several carriers have removed the floor from flatbed vehicles, leaving the floor cross bracing intact, creating a skeletal vehicle, which allows the debris and fluids to escape from the bottom of the vehicle while in transit.
These products won't eliminate diagonal or cross bracing.
In the first floor offices, cross bracing between the laminated arches is exposed.
A sketch of a steel tower cross braced with X's was drawn next and labeled cross bracing.