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RE: Lateral bracing of steel trusses

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Try AISC ASD c.l. B7:  kl/r for tension members not to exceed 300.

David L. Fisher, SE,PE
Senior Principal
Fisher+Horos Structural Engineers
372 West Ontario
Chicago, Illinois 60610

312.573.1726 fax

-----Original Message-----
From: Simon Solorio [mailto:simon(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Tuesday, March 06, 2001 10:37 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: Lateral bracing of steel trusses

I'm designing a steel truss, span 120', and need some references regarding
the bracing of the bottom chords of the steel truss.  There is no uplift
loads on the truss, so the bottom chord is not in compression.
Thank you in advance.

Simon Solorio, PE