Use AASHTO, typically a steel truss is pinned at all its panel points.
Lateral bracing is provided from panel point to panel point diagonally with
a floorbeam at the panel point transverselly acting as a strut.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Simon Solorio [SMTP:simon(--nospam--at)solorio.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, March 06, 2001 11:37 AM
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> 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