Warren truss beams are frequently used on steel constructions.
Experiments with the truss SE 130.01 are mounted on the frame of the SE 130 unit. The mechanical construction of the truss ensures that only tensile or compressive forces are active in the bars. The connection between the bars by means of node disks is “hinged”. So this can be described as an ideal truss.
The force in the bars is measured using strain gauge measurement. Owing to the symmetrical construction, only half of the bars have measuring points on them. All strain gauge connections are housed together in the strain gauge box.