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The Physics of Roof Trusses II



Ok, I think everyone knows that sequels are rarely as good as the original, but I think The Physics of Roof Trusses II is way better than the first, but that's mostly because I thought that this roof truss was way cooler. So the very last thing I did in my independent study was build a scissor roof truss. The reason why I like this one so much is because of the awesome shape, even if the angles were butts. Anyways, it usually spans up to 20 meters or 65.51 feet and is most commonly found in cathedral ceiling and other architectural projects. Seems like I'm not the only one who thinks it looks cool. What's nice about this truss is that it eliminates the need of a bearing beam (a support beam that goes horizontal), but it has poor insulation and is very expensive. Maybe that's why churches are always so cold....


Hey look! there are people in the background!

PS sorry for the poor quality


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I am very impressed by your independent study! You have prepared yourself well for your intended major.

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Great job on the truss! Lol there are people in that pic... We should add a "tag your friends" feature to aplusphysics ;)

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