sway brace

sway brace

[′swā ‚brās]
(civil engineering)
One or a pair of diagonal members designed to resist horizontal forces, such as wind.

sway brace

A diagonal member designed to resist wind loads or other horizontal forces acting on a light structural frame. See also: Brace

wind brace

wind brace
Any brace, such as a strut, which strengthens a structure or framework against the wind; usually a brace between a principal rafter and a purlin to provide the roof framing with greater rigidity.
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In this case, when the permitted oversize load struck the bridge, it was over the lane marker of the southbound right lane where vertical clearances were lower due to the parabolic shape of the overhead portal and sway brace.
A combination vehicle hauling a permitted oversize load and traveling southbound over the bridge had struck the northern portal and several overhead sway braces, collapsing the northern span of the through-truss in its wake.
Make sure the sway brace bolts are fully retracted and remove the ground pin.
On the way down, the CBU-87 twisted and broke the fin release wire that was still wrapped around the bomb rack sway brace arm.
Most of the timber on the bridge is imported Australian Ironbark except for the vertical sway braces which inspection revealed them to be a New Zealand native timber.
A starter kit includes four offset posts, one pair of back sway braces, two pair of side sway braces and selected numbers of shelves with corresponding hardware.
Each bay consisted of four panels, a transom, vertical and sway braces, vertical and top brace frames, steel decking, and curbing.
Backs and sides are open with sections stabilized by sway braces. Units utilize Hi-Performance[R] shelves with box posts at the front and offset angle posts at the rear.
We learned from the combat loads at AIR WARRIOR that the CBU-87 has a larger diameter and shape, which creates a different relationship between the bomb lugs, sway braces, and sensor switches.