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Structures/Bridges

TermDefinition
Span (of a bridge, arch, etc.) extend from side to side of
Compression a force that squeezes objects together.
Suspension Bridge a bridge in which the weight of the deck is supported by vertical cables suspended from larger cables that run between towers and are anchored in abutments at each end.
Dissipate becomes less strong until it disappears or goes away completely.
Buckle 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.
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.
Cantilever a rigid bar resting on a pivot, used to help move a heavy or firmly fixed load with one end when pressure is applied to the other.
Buckling a force presses on a slender structure and makes it collapse.
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.
Arch Bridge An arch bridge is a bridge with abutments at each end shaped as a curved
force strength or energy as an attribute of physical action or movement.
beam bridge the simplest structural forms for bridge spans supported by an abutment or pier at each end
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