Trusses—The Power of the Triangle
Lecture no. 7 from the course: Understanding the World's Greatest Structures
Taught by Professor Stephen Ressler | 32 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course
Trusses, the subject of this fascinating lecture, are rigid frameworks composed of structural members connected at joints and arranged into networks of triangles. Learn how they work to stabilize and support a range of structural wonders, including the Brooklyn Bridge and—most famously—the Eiffel Tower.