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Vocabulary Word Search

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center of gravity
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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

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

Building Better Bridges Word Search

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abutment
arch bridge
beam bridge
buckle
cable stayed brige
cantilever
compression
deck
diagonal
floor beam
force
foundation
joint
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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

bridges Word Search

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deck
compression
column
beambridge
beam
arch bridge
abutment

POE - 2.1: Key Term Word Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Magnitude The absolute value of a number.
Member Slender straight pieces of a truss connected by joints.
Method of Joints A method of analysis of trusses which constructs free body diagrams of each joint and determines the forces acting in that joint by considering equilibrium of the joint pin.
Moment The turning effect of a force about a point equal to the magnitude of the force times the perpendicular distance from the point to the line of action from the force.
Moment of Inertia A mathematical property of a cross section that is concerned with a surface area and how that area is distributed about a centroidal axis.
Newton’s First Law Every body or particle continues at a state of rest or uniform motion in a straight line, unless it is compelled to change that state by forces acting upon it.
Newton’s Second Law The change of motion of the body is proportional to the net force imposed on the body and is in the direction of the net force.
Newton’s Third Law If one body exerts a force on a second body, then the second body exerts a force on the first body which is equal in magnitude, opposite in direction, and collinear.
Pinned Support A support that prevents translation in any direction.
Planar Truss A truss that lies in a single plane often used to support roofs and bridges.
Resultant Force The resultant of a system of force is the vector sum of all forces.
Roller Support
A support that only prevents a beam from translating in one direction.
A physical quantity that has magnitude only.
The sense of a vector is the direction of the vector relative to its path and indicated by the location of the arrow.
Simple Truss
A truss composed of triangles, which will retain its shape even when removed from supports.
Static Equilibrium
A condition where there are no net external forces acting upon a particle or rigid body and the body remains at rest or continues at a constant velocity.
Statically Indeterminate
A structure or body which is over-constrained such that there are more unknown supports than there are equations of static equilibrium.
Something made up of interdependent parts in a definite pattern of organization, such as trusses, frames, or machines.
Tension Force
A body subjected to a pull.
Vector Quantity
A quantity that has both a magnitude and direction.
Cable A strong rope, usually made of metal, designed to have great tensile strength and to be used in structures.
Centroid The geometric center of an area.
Compression Force A body subjected to a push.
Concurrent Force Systems A force system where all of the forces are applied at a common point on the body or having their lines of action with a common intersection point.
Cross-Sectional Area A surface or shape exposed by making a straight cut through something at right angles to the axis.
Direction The direction of a vector is defined by the angle between a reference axis and the arrow’s line of direction.
Fixed Support A support that prevents translation and rotation in a beam.
Flange A broad ridge or pair of ridges projecting at a right angle from the edge of a structural shape in order to strengthen or stiffen it.
Free Body Diagram A diagram used to isolate a body from its environment, showing all external forces acting upon it.
Gusset A plate or bracket for strengthening an angle in framework.
Joint The connection points of members of a truss.
Magnitude The absolute value of a number.
Member Slender straight pieces of a truss connected by joints.
Method of Joints A method of analysis of trusses which constructs free body diagrams of each joint and determines the forces acting in that joint by considering equilibrium of the joint pin.
Moment The turning effect of a force about a point equal to the magnitude of the force times the perpendicular distance from the point to the line of action from the force.
Moment of Inertia A mathematical property of a cross section that is concerned with a surface area and how that area is distributed about a centroidal axis.
Newton’s First Law Every body or particle continues at a state of rest or uniform motion in a straight line, unless it is compelled to change that state by forces acting upon it.
Newton’s Second Law The change of motion of the body is proportional to the net force imposed on the body and is in the direction of the net force.
Newton’s Third Law If one body exerts a force on a second body, then the second body exerts a force on the first body which is equal in magnitude, opposite in direction, and collinear.
Pinned Support A support that prevents translation in any direction.
Planar Truss A truss that lies in a single plane often used to support roofs and bridges.
Resultant Force The resultant of a system of force is the vector sum of all forces.
Roller Support A support that only prevents a beam from translating in one direction.
Scalar A physical quantity that has magnitude only.
Sense The sense of a vector is the direction of the vector relative to its path and indicated by the location of the arrow.
Simple Truss A truss composed of triangles, which will retain its shape even when removed from supports.
Static Equilibrium A condition where there are no net external forces acting upon a particle or rigid body and the body remains at rest or continues at a constant velocity.
Statically Indeterminate A structure or body which is over-constrained such that there are more unknown supports than there are equations of static equilibrium.
Structure Something made up of interdependent parts in a definite pattern of organization, such as trusses, frames, or machines.
Tension Force A body subjected to a pull.
Vector Quantity A quantity that has both a magnitude and direction.
CABLE A strong rope, usually made of metal, designed to have great tensile strength and to be used in structures

Form & Function Word Search

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foundation
construction
engineer
stability
gravity
truss
torsion
tension
shear
ergonomics
compression
beam
architect
The Eiffel Tower
shell structure
frame structure
solid structure
load
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Building Bridges Word Search

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

Bridge project vocabulary Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

force that is applied to static objects Compression
to strecth, pull, or apply force Tension
something that is built (building or bridge) Structure
physical pressure, pull, or strain Stress
Action in response to some influence or event Reaction
To tie or secure closely or tightly Truss
a curved shape above a doorway, gateway, or walkway Arch
parts of a bridge that have springs, shock absorbers, cables, or hangers Suspension
Equal balance between an object and gravity Equalibrium
What I think or predict will happen in an experiment Hypothesis
People who design and build Engineer