# Cremona Diagram for Truss Analysis

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A truss is a structure that consists of triangular units composed of linear rigid members whose ends are connected at joints. All the joints in a truss are revolutes: the external forces and their reactions act only on the joints and create tensile or compressive forces in the members.

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Contributed by: Erik Mahieu (January 2012)

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The analysis of trusses and the use of the Cremona diagram are discussed in [1].

Reference

[1] J. P. Den Hartog, *Mechanics*, Mineola, NY: Dover Publications, 1961.

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Published: January 11 2012