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structures

structure vocabulary

TermDefinition
Span the full elength of something from end to end
Compression to be squeezed
Suspension Bridge a bridge where the weight of the deck is supported by vertical cables suspended from larger cables that run between towers
Dissipate a process where energy (internal, bulk flow kinetic, or system potential) is transformed from some initial form to some final form
Buckled a sudden sideways deflection of a structural member
Tension a puling force trying to make building material longer
Stable the structre is unaffected by small things like wind or water
Torsion twisting of a body by the exertion of forces
Cantiliever beam or a plate, anchored at one end to a support from which it connects
Buckling a sudden sideways deflection of a structural member
Cable a type of structure that utilizes tensioned cables to support or transmit the major loads of the structure.
Rigid really stiff and not very flexible
Abundant plentiful supply
Beam a structural element that primarily resists loads applied laterally to the beam's axis
Snapping breaking suddenly
Joint a point at which parts of an artificial structure are joined
Transfer used in tall buildings, usually for transferring high forces and loads to other structures that can resist them
Pier an upright support for a structure or superstructure
Trusss 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"
Torsion twisting of a body by the exertion of forces
Arch Bridge work by transferring the weight of the bridge and its loads partially into a horizontal thrust restrained by the abutments at either side
Force plane of application influence how they affect structures
Beam Bridge the simplest structural forms for bridge spans supported by an abutment or pier at each end
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