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Re: Lateral Brace Deflection

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It was stated that

>As you add more braces, to reduce the braced length and increase the
buckling strength of the braced member, the stronger/stiffer each of
your bracings must be! Catch-22! It may be more economical to increase
the braced member and increase the unbraced length. Other conditions may
affect this decision.<

If as in the situation being discussed the truss chord works for an
unbraced lenght of L with a bracing stiffness of Kreqd at bracing points, 
you could sustain the same chord forces with smaller values of bracing
stiffness if the braces were placed closer together.   if one wanted to
explore this approach the standard formulas are probably not directly
applicable.

Mark Gilligan