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Structural Engineering
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engineering
Instructions:
Answer 21 questions in 15 minutes.
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Match each statement with the correct term.
Don't refresh. All questions and answers are randomly picked and ordered every time you load a test.
This is a study tool. The 3 wrong answers for each question are randomly chosen from answers to other questions. So, you might find at times the answers obvious, but you will see it reenforces your understanding as you take the test each time.
1. Members start to bend due to increased load
Materials
Compression
Shear
Deflection
2. A twisting force
Equilbarium
Weight
Shape
Torsion
3. The only figure that can not change shape without shortening or lengthing a side.
Dynamic Load
Tension
Triangle
Compression
4. 1) I 2) T 3) Channel 4) Box 5) Angle
Structures are always under _ (1) and _ (2)
Size
Equilbarium
The 5 beam shapes
5. Forces that don't change
Shear
Stactic Load
Structures are always under _ (1) and _ (2)
Deflection
6. Members bend permeatly out of shape  Cracks may appear
Structures are always under _ (1) and _ (2)
The 5 beam shapes
Deformation
Compression
7. A force that pushes togeather
Stactic Load
Shape
Tension
Compression
8. State of balance where opposing forces are equal
Area of Load
Deformation
Stactic Load
Equilbarium
9. Combine Horisantal and Vertical members
Shear
Shape
Truss
Equilbarium
10. Individual interconnected parts of structure
Triangle
Dynamic Load
Tension
Member
11. Forces that act upon a structure
Load
Span
Stactic Load
Torsion
12. (1) Compression (2) Tension
Deformation
Shape
Stactic Load
Structures are always under _ (1) and _ (2)
13. Forces that change
Compression
Load
Equilbarium
Dynamic Load
14. Pushing down in 1 spot at the middle of the bridge is more stressful to the structurethan if the same force is spread out. One heavy trucj in the middle of a bridge has more effect than several cars that are spread out but total the same weight
Span
Area of Load
Triangle
Torsion
15. Lighter so that the supports hold less and there is less static load
Compression
Deformation
Shape
Weight
16. Use materials with a good balance of weight and strength
Area of Load
Materials
Equilbarium
Shape
17. A force that pulls apart
Tension
Member
Deflection
Area of Load
18. Shorter is stronger
Span
Area of Load
Materials
Deflection
19. Thicker than can hold more
Dynamic Load
Equilbarium
Load
Size
20. Opposing force sliding past each other
Torsion
Deformation
Structures are always under _ (1) and _ (2)
Shear
21. A structure made from more than 1 or more triangles
Shape
Triangle
Truss
Area of Load