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ME 104Q[1] - Truss Bridge Project ME 104Q. Professor...

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Truss Bridge Project ME 104Q. Professor Perucchio December 14, 2006 Mike Fortier Dan Breyre J.J. Dennstedt
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Abstract: Roma, Italia 104 A.D.- The Emperor Trajan has decreed the need of a design for a modular timber truss. This truss incorporating a new form a timber, and wrought iron will be used for a new imperial bridge across the river Danube near the city of Pontes. This bridge is incredibly important as it is necessary to accommodate the increase in traffic flowing through the city and a proper symbol of the empires strength and prosperity is necessary. Trajan desires this bridge to consist of twenty-pier’s each identical in truss design over the Danube, it is his desire for this bridge to be the greatest bridge built in the Empire. The bridge is to be superior in structural integrity and represent the new age of technology. Introduction: The bridge must be designed to meet the criteria of 1040m long and 12m wide. A module span of 52m center to center of the piers consisting of six identical planar trusses spaced 2.4m through the width of the bridge laterally bracing each other will be the basis of
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