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Structure/Bridges

TermDefinition
Span the full extent of something from end to end; the amount of space that something covers.
Compression the reduction in volume (causing an increase in pressure) of the fuel mixture in an internal combustion engine before ignition.
Suspension Bridge is a type of bridge in which the deck (the load-bearing portion) is hung below suspension cables on vertical suspenders
Dissipate disperse or scatter.
Buckle a flat, typically rectangular frame with a hinged pin, used for joining the ends of a belt or strap.
Tension the state of being stretched tight.
Stable (of an object or structure) not likely to give way or overturn; firmly fixed
Torsion the action of twisting or the state of being twisted, especially of one end of an object relative to the other.
Cantilever a long projecting beam or girder fixed at only one end, used in bridge construction.
Buckling bend and give way under pressure or strain.
Cable a thick rope of wire or nonmetallic fiber, typically used for construction, mooring ships, and towing vehicles.
Rigid unable to bend or be forced out of shape; not flexible
Abutment a structure built to support the lateral pressure of an arch or span, e.g. at the ends of a bridge.
Beam a long, sturdy piece of squared timber or metal spanning an opening or part of a building, usually to support the roof or floor above.
Snapping the action of breaking suddenly and completely, typically with a sharp cracking sound.
Joint a point at which parts of an artificial structure are joined.
Transfer an act of moving something or someone to another place
Pier a solid support designed to sustain vertical pressure
Truss a framework, typically consisting of rafters, posts, and struts, supporting a roof, bridge, or other structure.
Arch Bridge is a bridge with abutments at each end shaped as a curved arch
Force strength or energy as an attribute of physical action or movement.
Beam Bridge are the simplest structural forms for bridge spans supported by an abutment or pier at each end.
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