Strut FAQs:


Q: Is strut a structural component designed to resist longitudinal compression?

A: Yes.

Q: Are struts found in roof framing from either a tie beam or a king post to a principal rafter?

A: Yes.

Q: Are struts used in "load bearing" applications ranging from both highway and off-road suspensions to automobile hood and hatch window supports to aircraft wing supports?

A: Yes.

Q: Is strut a common name in timber framing for a support or brace of scantlings lighter than a post?

A: Yes.

Q: Are struts often purchased by the automakers in sets of four completed sub-assemblies: These can be mounted on the car bodies as part of the manufacturers' own assembly operations?

A: Yes.

Q: Is strut generally used in a sense of a lighter duty piece: a king post carries a ridge beam but a king strut does not?

A: Yes, and a queen post carries a plate but a queen strut does not, a crown post carries a crown plate but a crown strut does not.

Q: Are struts principally loaded in compression?

A: Yes, and with wires taking the tension loads.

Q: Are struts most commonly an assembly of coil-over spring and shock absorber?

A: Yes.