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safety vocabulary

TermDefinition
tension the state of being stretched tight.
torsion the action of twisting or the state of being twisted, especially of one end of an object relative to the other.
cant lever a long projecting beam or girder fixed at only one end, used in bridge construction
buckling fasten or decorate with a buckle
cable rigid Semi-rigid designs provide better dielectric properties and shielding quality. Probably the most important difference between flexible and semi-rigid coaxial cable .
abutment a structure built to support the lateral pressure of an arch or span, e.g. at the ends of a bridge
beam In engineering, beams are of several types: Simply supported – a beam supported on the ends which are free to rotate and have no moment resistance. Fixed – a beam supported on both ends.
snapping the action of breaking suddenly and completely, typically with a sharp cracking sound.
joint the action of breaking suddenly and completely, typically with a sharp cracking sound.
transfer move from one place to another.
pier truss On truss bridges, a tension member is subject to forces that pull outward at its ends. ... A properly designed and built truss will distribute stresses
torsion the action of twisting or the state of being twisted, especially of one end of an object relative to the other.
ach bridge Also known as a bowstring arch, this type of arch bridge incorporates a tie between two opposite ends of the arch.
force A force can cause an object with mass to change its velocity (which includes to begin moving from a state of rest), i.e., to accelerate.
beam Bridge Beam bridges are the simplest structural forms for bridge spans supported by an abutment or pier at each end.
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 The Suspension Bridge. San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge stands as a classic example of a suspension bridge.
dissipate (with reference to a feeling or other intangible thing) disappear or cause to disappear.
abutment beam n engineering, abutment refers to the substructure at the ends of a bridge span or dam whereon the structure's superstructure rests or contacts
pier a platform supported on pillars or girders leading out from the shore into a body of water, used as a landing stage for boats.
truss a framework, typically consisting of rafters, posts, and struts, supporting a roof, bridge, or other structure.
stable not likely to give way or overturn; firmly fixed.
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