HSS Truss Connections: The T’s, K’s And Y’s Of It All

Trusses are one of the more common uses of Hollow Structural Sections (HSS). The joints and connections of HSS members in trusses can be the cause of confusion during design and unneeded costs during fabrication.

Credit: 1 PDH

Price: $0.00

This webinar is currently not scheduled.

Start Time: This webinar is currently not scheduled.

Schedule conflict? Get notified the next time this webinar is scheduled.

NoonPi Free Webinars

HSS Truss Connections: The T’s, K’s and Y’s Of It All

Trusses are one of the more common uses of Hollow Structural Sections (HSS). The joints and connections of HSS members in trusses can be the cause of confusion during design and unneeded costs during fabrication. It is important to understand the various joint configurations and how they relate to the overall strength and stiffness of a truss. Fabrication cost, which is a primary cost of steel structures, can be greatly influenced by the joint and connection design, more so than the overall weight of the truss. The choice of member shapes, configuration of the joints, and choice of weld type have a direct impact on the limit states that need to be checked and on the cost of fabrication.

This presentation will highlight ways to avoid some of the common pitfalls when designing and detailing HSS truss connections and joints. Through some simple rules of thumb, it will be shown that proper sizing of truss members and the proper design of truss joints and connections can lead to a much more cost-effective and efficient structure.

What you’ll learn in just one hour:

  • Identify ways that HSS truss joint configurations relate to the overall strength and stiffness of the truss
  • Understand the different limit states that control the design of different joint configurations

  • Understand that the fabrication cost of an HSS truss is directly related to the design of the truss joints and connections, rather than the overall weight of the truss

  • Apply concepts used for planar trusses to the analysis and design of multi-planar trusses

Benefits of Noon Pi webinars:

  1. You don’t have to leave your office. The entire training session is conducted from the convenience of your desk or meeting room.
  2. No fancy technology required. A computer or smart phone with a good Internet connection is all the equipment you need. Just log in and start learning.
  3. No wasted time. Our compact, one–hour sessions fit into the busiest of schedules. In no time, you’re back on the job using the wealth of relevant information you gained.
  4. Earn PDH credit. Webinars earn PDH credit for engineers in all states, unless noted otherwise in the literature for a specific webinar.  For more details, check your state requirements.
  5. You have nothing to lose. Noon Pi webinars are offered to engineers free of charge!

More info:

For more webinar information, click on the following topics:

How Webinars Work

Certificate of Completion Questions