Stronger Struts

How can you make a strut much stronger without making it much heavier?

The following photograph illustrates one approach:

Stronger strut

The photo shows a strut from The Columbus Center in Baltimore.

This arrangement simulates a cigar shape. It is aimed an preventing the strut from bowing in the middle before breaking.

The idea is that this type of strut can be substituted for normal ones, improving strength in the process.

Two or more stabilising points could be added along the length of the strut further improving strength.

Typically, the cables need not be anchored - except at either end of the strut.

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