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Chapter 13

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true or false? civil engineering is a recently developed field of engineering.
construction projects that are financed by governments for the use of its citizens are known as ____ projects.
list three subfields of civil engineering.
what is the oldest and largest civil engineering society?
an arrangement of parts built to remain stable while withstanding forces is known as a(n) ____.
a crushing or pushing force is known as a ____.
a pulling force is known as ____.
in a structure, the horizontal structural members are known as ____;the vertical members are ____; and the members used to provide structural stability are known as ____.
describe the goal of structural analysis,
list two uses for a truss.
what is the formula to determine weather a truss is unstable?
a typical highway overpass is a(n) ____ bridge.
true or false? arch bridges transmit tension forced throughout the arch.
describe how the roadway is supported in a suspension bridge.
true or false? the curtain wall of a skyscraper does not carry the weight of the structure.
describe the purpose of the central core of a skyscraper.
Created by: Abby Lopez