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bridge study stack

TermDefinition
span the full extent of something from end to end
compression the action of compressing or being compressed.
suspension the temporary prevention of something from continuing or being in force or effect.
bridge a structure carrying a road, path, railroad, or canal across a river, ravine, road, railroad, or other obstacle.
tension the state of being stretched tight.
stable 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.
beam bridge A fixed structure consisting of a series of steel or concrete beams placed parallel to traffic and supporting the roadway directly on their top flanges.
bridge force Forces act mostly on the top and bottom surfaces of a beam bridge.
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.
cable a thick rope of wire or nonmetallic fiber, typically used for construction, mooring ships, and towing vehicles.
joint a point at which parts of an artificial structure are joined.
truss a framework, typically consisting of rafters, posts, and struts, supporting a roof, bridge, or other structure.
cantilever a long projecting beam or girder fixed at only one end, used in bridge construction
transfer move from one place to another.
arch bridge with abutments at each end shaped as a curved arch
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.
snapping the action of breaking suddenly and completely, typically with a sharp cracking sound.
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.
buckling bend and give way under pressure or strain.
dissipate disperse or scatter.
buckle tension a clasp consisting of a rectangular or curved rim with one or more movable tongues, fixed to one end of a belt or strap, used for fastening to the other end of the same strap or to another strap.
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