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structures

TermDefinition
span extend from side to side of
compression the action of compressing or being compressed.
suspension bridge A suspension bridge is a type of bridge in which the deck (the load-bearing portion) is hung below suspension cables on vertical suspenders.
dissipate disappear or cause to disappear.
buckle bend and give way under pressure or strain.
tension apply a force to (something) which tends to stretch it.
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 bend and give way under pressure or strain
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 any of various relatively long pieces of metal, wood, stone, etc., manufactured or shaped especially for use as rigid members or parts of structures or machines.
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.
truss a framework, typically consisting of rafters, posts, and struts, supporting a roof, bridge, or other structure.
torsion the action of twisting or the state of being twisted, especially of one end of an object relative to the other.
arch bridge An arch bridge is a bridge with abutments at each end shaped as a curved arch.
force Force can also be described intuitively as a push or a pull.
beam bridge Beam bridges , 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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