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Forces Acting on Structures Word Search

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Bridge Engineering Crossword

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A _________________ bridge uses shapes such as triangles and trapezoids to give it strength. Truss
A ___________________ bridge has a curved bottom and is usually supported at the ends. Covers small distances usually over a small stream or uneven surface. Arch
A _______________ bridge is meant to cover great distances. Usually very expensive to make but are very appealing. (Example: golden gate bridge) Suspension
A _____________ bridge uses cables to distribute the tension load to usually a central or pair of vertical beams. Cablestayed
A _________________ bridge is a bridge built using structures that project horizontally into space, supported on only one end. cantilever
__________________ bridges, also known as stringer bridges, are the simplest structural forms for bridge spans supported by an abutment or pier at each end. Beam
A force caused by the state of being stretched. Tension
Force caused by the act of being squeezed together. compression
The weight of the bridge that must be supported by the structure of the bridge. Dead Load
The steps that engineers use to design something to solve a problem Engineering Design Process
The outermost end supports on a bridge, which carry the load from the deck Abutments
The distance a bridge extends between two supports. Span
The vertical structure in a suspension bridge or cable staryed bridge from which cables are hung Tower
A strain produced when material is twisted Torsion
A structure built over an obstacle, such as a river or a road. Bridge
Supported roadway on a bridge. Deck
A structural support; to strengthen and stiffen a structure to resist loads. Brace
An engineer who plans, designs, and supervises the construction of facilities essential to modern life. (examples: bridges, buildings, roads, etc..) Civil Engineer
A mixture of water, sand, small stones, and a gray powder called cement. Concrete

structures vocabulary word search

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Civil Engineering Study Guide 1 Crossword

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An action that twists a material Torsion
The weight of items on a structure live load
A force that stretches material apart Tension
A force that squeezes a material Compression
The strongest and most rigid shape Triangle
The weight of the structure itself dead load
A force that is a mixture of tension and compression Bending
A force that makes materials slide past one another Shearing
To strengthen a rectangle, what is used? diagonal brace
To strengthen an arch bridge, what is used? abutments
Which type of bridge can span the longest distances? suspension
Which bridge is the most susceptible to the bending force? Beam
Cable bridges are made mostly of what material? steel
Which bridge uses a triangular design to improve strength? truss
An arch bridge's shape is held together with a ________________ keystone

Building Bridges Word Search

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TRUSS

Vocabulary Word Search

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Building Better Bridges Word Search

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Structural Strength and Stability Crossword

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The point in a structure at which you can picture the mass of the object being concentrated. Center of Gravity
A force within a structure or part of a structure that squeezes or pushes. Compression
The static load caused by gravity acting on the mass of a structure. dead load
A load on a structure caused by a force other than gravity. dynamic load
A measure of how safe a structure is; divide the max live load a structure can hold by the live load expected under max use. factor of safety
A structure formed from components that are fastened together to support and strengthen each other. Frame structure
A static load caused by gravity acting on all of the things in and on a structure that are not part of the structure. live load
The effect of forces acting on a structure. load
A description of the strength of a force. magnitude
A process in which a product is intentionally designed to be replaced after a limited time. planned obsolescence
Two factors that act in opposite directions along the same plane inside an object. Pull apart parallel parts . Shear
A structure that is built as solid surface around a hollow area. Shell structure
A load caused by the force of gravity. Static load
A stretching or pulling force withing a structure or part of a structure. tension
A twisting force within a structure or part of a structure created by applying opposite rotational forces. torsion
a structure formed from a single unit with no hollow spaces. Solid Structure
A structure remains on its base, undamaged, when acted on by the forces it is designed to withstand. Stable
A short break from school that happens in the spring time. march break

Architecture and Construction Word Search

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PORCH
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MASONARY

Engineering Structures Word Search

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