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FLEXIBILITY
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MATERIALS
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BEAMS
ARCHES
PILLOR
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TRUS
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BASE
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Bridge Engineering Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

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

Civil Engineering Study Guide 1 Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

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

Vocabulary Word Search

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center of gravity
compression
containers
dead load
durability
external forces
rafters
push
gravity
pull
pier
medium
low center of gravity
live load
torsion
tension
suspension bridge
struts
structual tie
strength
stability
spreading out force
roofing shingles
internal forces
high center of gravity
beam bridge
arch bridge
rigidity
flexibility
absorbing force

structures vocabulary word search

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Description

absorbing force
archbridge
bending
brace
buttress
compression
container ships
durablity
External force
flexibility
force
gravity
Internal force
load
natural structures
pier
pull
push
rafters
rigidity
roofing shingles
spreading out force
stability
strength
structural tie
structure
struts
tension
torsion
truss bridge

Building Bridges Word Search

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Word Search
Description

ARCH
BEAM
BRIDGE
BUILD
CABLE STAYED
CANTILEVER
CONSTRUCTION
ENGINEERING
HARD HAT
HIGH VISABILITY
PILLAR
RIVER MERSEY
STEEL CABLE
SUSPENSION
TENSION
TRUSS

Building Better Bridges Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

abutment
arch bridge
beam bridge
buckle
cable stayed brige
cantilever
compression
deck
diagonal
floor beam
force
foundation
joint
load
pier
span
stable
support
tension
truss bridge

structures and forces crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

what is the top an arch called keystone
one of the strongest shapes triangles
thrust line runs from this? center of gravity
a rounded structure like an N arch
a wave like shape corrugations
used to carry the weight of a structure and are sunk deep into the ground pilings
concert is weak to tension
used to spread the load of the structure footings
mass distribution is important to a structure being? stable
a firm surface below soil bedrock
a part of a lever where the force is reduced fulcrum
there are different ways to _______ a structure colapse
a structure is more stable if their ____ is closer to the ground mass
dry soil is very ________ unstable
________ is a force that rubs and slows things down friction

Forces Acting on Structures Word Search

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Word Search
Description

frame
foundation
structure
earthquake
hurricane
flood
tsunami
tornado
triangle
cable
suspension
truss
arch
beam
dead load
live load
static
dynamic
external force
internal force
shear torsion
tension
compression
gravity
pull
push
force

Bridges Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

what is a pulling or stretching force tension
the length of a bridge between two piers span
the "column" of a bridge pier
a person who applies her/his understanding of science and mathematics to creating things for the benefit of others engineer
the "top" of the bridge on which we drive or walk deck
a pushing force that tends to shorten objects compression
a long, rigid, vertical (upright) support member of a structure column
a bridge that consists of beams supported by columns (piers, towers) beam bridge
a long, rigid, horizontal support member of a structure beam
a bridge that forms the shape of an arch arch bridge
a mass receiving the arch, beam, truss, at each end of a bridge. abutment
A bridge in which the deck is hung from cables suspension bridge

Science Word Search

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ACCURACY
AERODYNAMIC
ARCH
ARCHITECTURAL
BEAM
BLUEPRINT
BRIDGE
CATAPULT
COASTER
COMPRESSION
DESIGN
DISTANCE
DOME
ENERGY
ENGINEER
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FORCE
FRICTION
GEODESIC
GRAPH
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LAUNCH
MEASURE
MOTION
PAPER
PARTS
POTENTIAL
POWER
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SKYSCRAPPER
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TARGET
TENSION
TRAJECTORY
TRIANGLES