Message - Re: mesh-like structure- Per and others

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Posted by  d on June 14, 2003 at 17:05:30:

In Reply to:  Re: mesh-like structure- Per and others posted by Mat on June 13, 2003 at 15:47:18:

Railroad bridges of the past two centuries are interesting examples of boxlike/trusslike structures which were designed to carry enormous
moving weights .
As a layman, when I read about these I was always struck by the seeming paradox that the joints of the truss members had to be "hinged" to work effectively in producing the stability and strength of the over-all assembly...

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