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Structures

TermDefinition
Compression the action of compressing or being compressed. 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
Dissipate disappear or cause to disappear.
Buckle a flat, typically rectangular frame with a hinged pin, used for joining the ends of a belt or strap.
Tension as the pulling force transmitted axially by the means of a string, cable, chain, or similar one-dimensional continuous object.
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.
Cantilever a long projecting beam or girder fixed at only one end, used in bridge construction.
Buckling is 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, 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 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.
Torsion the extent to which a curve departs from being planar.
Arch Bridge is a bridge with abutments at each end shaped as a curved arch
Force is any interaction that, when unopposed, will change the motion of an object.
Beam Bridge also known as stringer bridges, are the simplest structural forms for bridge spans supported by an abutment or pier at each end.
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