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structures/bridges

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Span distance between two intermediate supports for a structure
Compression application of balanced inward forces to different points on a material or structure
Suspension Bridge a bridge that has a deck suspended by cables or rods from other cables or chains that hang between two towers and are anchored at both ends.
Dissipate a process in which energy is transformed from some initial form to some final form
Buckle a sudden sideways deflection of a structural member.
Tension tension may be described as the pulling force transmitted axially by the means of a string, cable, chain, or similar one-dimensional continuous object, or by each end of a rod, truss member, or similar three-dimensional object
Stable the strength to stand or endure
Torsion the twisting or wrenching of a body by the exertion of forces tending to turn one end or part about a longitudinal axis while the other is held fast or turned in the opposite direction also
Buckling a mathematical instability that leads to a failure mode.
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
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 move from one place to another.
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.
Arch a curved symmetrical structure spanning an opening and typically supporting the weight of a bridge, roof, or wall above it.
Bridge a structure carrying a road, path, railroad, or canal across a river, ravine, road, railroad, or other obstacle.
Force an exertion of pressure either focused toward or pulling away from an object, and is applied either by another object or something such as gravity or magnetism
Beam Bridge the simplest structural forms for bridge spans supported by an abutment or pier at each end
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