What are the potentials?

Truss structures made of reinforced-concrete elements –

Truss structures rank among the most efficient structures in civil engineering. On the one hand, the distribution among tension and compression struts allows high material utilization as well as  transparence; on the other hand, flexible connections at the joints allow for optimized force flow, thus material- and weight-saving structures.

Historical developments in concrete truss construction

The development of reinforced concrete at the end of the 19th century led to the first reinforced-concrete truss structures [1] by adapting the structural designs which were common in steel and wood...

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