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Structures/Bridges

structures vocabulary

TermDefinition
Span the distance from the end of the thumb to the end of the little finger of a spread hand.An extent, stretch, reach, or spread between two limits
Compression The action or state of being squished down or made smaller or more pressed together
Suspension Bridge A bridge that has its roadway suspended from two or more cables usually passing over towers and securely anchored at the ends
Dissipate To cause (something) to spread out and disappear. : to separate into parts and disappear or go away
Buckle A piece of metal at one end of a belt or strap, used to fasten the two ends together
Tension The act or action of stretching or the condition or degree of being stretched to stiffness
Stable Firmly fixed or not likely to move or change
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
Cantilever A rigid structural element, such as a beam or a plate, anchored at one end to a (usually vertical) support from which it protrudes
Buckling A mathematical instability that leads to a failure mode.
Cable A thick wire, or a group of wires inside a rubber or plastic covering, which is used to carry electricity or electronic signals
Rigid Deficient in or devoid of flexibility rigid price controls a rigid bar of metal
Abutment The part of a structure (such as an arch or a bridge) that directly receives thrust or pressure.
Beam A structural element that primarily resists loads applied laterally to the beam's axis
Snapping To make a sudden, sharp, distinct sound; crack, as a whip; crackle. to click, as a mechanism or the jaws or teeth coming together.
Joint A joint is a part of your body such as your elbow or knee where two bones meet and are able to move together.
Transfer the act of giving over right, title, or interest in property to another person or other persons
Pier An intermediate support for the adjacent ends of two bridge spans
Truss A structure that "consists of two-force members only, where the members are organized so that the assemblage as a whole behaves as a single object.
Arch bridge A bridge with abutments at each end shaped as a curved arch.
Force A push or pull upon an object resulting from the object's interaction with another object.
Beam bridge The simplest structural forms for bridge spans supported by an abutment or pier at each end.
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