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Bridges

TermDefinition
Force A push or a pull
Newton A unit of measure that equals the force required to accelerate 1 kilogram of mass at 1 meter per second per second
Net Force The combination of all forces acting on an object
Balanced Force Equal forces acting on an object in opposite directions
Unbalanced Force Forces that produce a nonzero net force, which changes an object's motion
Span Span is the distance between two supports of a structure
Obstacles A thing that prevents progress
Aesthetics A pleasing appearance
Deck The roadway of a bridge
Pier A vertical supporting structure
Load Forces that act on a structure
Tension Force Pulling force applied to an object that can make an object stretch
Compression Force A squeezing force applied to an object that can make an object shrink
Shear Force A force that bends or tears a material by pushing parts of it in opposite directions
Beam Bridge A horizontal surface supported by vertical posts (piers)
Truss Bridge A type of beam bridge, reinforced by a framework that forms a triangular shape.
Suspension Bridge A bridge held up by cables anchored at each end
Arch A curved symmetrical structure
Abutment A structure built to support the pressure of an arch or span
Gravity A force of attraction between objects that is due to their masses
Weight A measure of the gravitational force exerted on an object.
Function An activity or purpose intended for a person or thing
Created by: alyssasue_