bowstring truss

bowstring truss

A truss with one curved member in the shape of a bow and a straight or cambered member, which ties together the two ends of the bow. See also: Truss

bowstring beam, bowstring girder, bowstring truss

A beam, girder, or truss having one curved member in the shape of a bow (often circular or parabolic in shape) and a straight or cambered member which ties together the two ends of the bow.
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The new Twentieth space is among the many bowstring truss structures found in L.A., but Denari's tactical intervention transforms the building into a truly one-of-a-kind storefront.
The comparison of the objective function for CSS and PSOPC algorithms is made in Table 7, and the convergence history for the Bowstring truss in scenarios 1 and 2 is shown in Figure 7.
Crews fabricated the bowstring truss in eight sections; delivery required seven trucks.
A committee is working to spruce up a 10-block area along Meridian Street between Portland's unusual bowstring truss concrete bridge over the Salamonie River on the south and Votaw Street (State Roads 67/26) on the north.
Upstairs in the master bedroom, a warm-toned, bow-front Hepplewhite bureau stands out against white walls and the light, elegant steel bowstring truss overhead.
"We found out that the bridge was indeed a historical structure because of its bowstring truss configuration."
Major work has included a new roof for the 14,000-square-foot building at 130 Cedar Ave., and repair of seven enormous bowstring trusses that carry the load and allow for clear floor space.
The main gathering space is separated from the ancillary zone by a concrete frame which provides support for the roof structure of timber and steel bowstring trusses. The frame is infilled by blocks etched with animal tracks, leaf outlines and other natural images (all drawn by children), poetically restating the mission of environmental education.
Harmonizing with the rest of the facility, this interior is mainly exposed masonry, bowstring trusses, and stained concrete flooring mixed with lively purple carpeting to reduce noise.
The main structural elements of the moving part are four triangulated inverted bowstring trusses. Movement is achieved by using motors attached to each end of the front truss which either pulls or pushes the other elements into place.
Leddy treated the three existing bowstring trusses as focal points, retaining something of the original building's industrial character.
and the repair of seven enormous bowstring trusses that carry the load and allow for clear floor space.