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Structures

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Span Span is the distance between two intermediate supports for a structure, e.g. a beam or a bridge. A span can be closed by a solid beam or by a rope.
Compression Compression is a force that squeezes objects together.
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 an area of weakness to an area of strength, an area designed to handle the force.
Tension Compression and tension are the push and pull that help bridges to remain standing.
Torsion Torsion is a twisting force.
Buckling Buckling is what happens when the force of compression is too great to handle.
Force force that acts to compress or shorten the thing it is acting on.
Beam Bridge Beam bridges are the simplest structural forms for bridge spans supported by an abutment or pier at each end.
Arch Bridge An arch bridge is a bridge with abutments at each end shaped as a curved arch.
Span Span is the distance between two intermediate supports for a structure, e.g. a beam or a bridge.
Cantilevers a bridge in which each span is constructed from cantilevers built out sideways from piers.
Cable A cable-stayed bridge has one or more towers, from which cables support the bridge deck.
Rigid A Rigid-frame bridge is a bridge in which the superstructure and substructure are rigidly connected to act as a continuous unit.
Pier an intermediate support for the adjacent ends of two bridge
Load a constant load in a structure (such as a bridge, building, or machine) that is due to the weight of the members, the supported structure, and permanent attachments or accessories.
Truss A truss bridge is a bridge whose load-bearing superstructure is composed of a truss, a structure of connected elements usually forming triangular units.
Stable When a bridge is made up of beams spanning between only two supports, it is called a simply supported beam bridge.
Deform alteration of form or shape also : the product of such alteration.
Snapping snapping is what happens when the force of tension overcomes an object's ability to
Transfer s a convention initiated by responder following partner's notrump opening bid that forces opener to rebid in the suit ranked just above that bid by responder.
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