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Structural Engineering
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Answer 21 questions in 15 minutes.
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Match each statement with the correct term.
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1. 1) I 2) T 3) Channel 4) Box 5) Angle
Materials
The 5 beam shapes
Triangle
Member
2. 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
Area of Load
Truss
Torsion
Materials
3. The only figure that can not change shape without shortening or lengthing a side.
Triangle
Shape
The 5 beam shapes
Structures are always under _ (1) and _ (2)
4. Forces that don't change
Structures are always under _ (1) and _ (2)
Area of Load
Torsion
Stactic Load
5. (1) Compression (2) Tension
Span
Structures are always under _ (1) and _ (2)
Area of Load
Deflection
6. Lighter so that the supports hold less and there is less static load
Truss
Size
Load
Weight
7. A twisting force
Materials
Load
Torsion
Truss
8. Thicker than can hold more
Triangle
Size
Load
Structures are always under _ (1) and _ (2)
9. A force that pushes togeather
Truss
The 5 beam shapes
Materials
Compression
10. State of balance where opposing forces are equal
Area of Load
Equilbarium
Size
Compression
11. Individual interconnected parts of structure
Member
Dynamic Load
Shear
Span
12. Use materials with a good balance of weight and strength
Size
Triangle
Materials
Equilbarium
13. Shorter is stronger
Span
The 5 beam shapes
Equilbarium
Load
14. Combine Horisantal and Vertical members
Shape
Deformation
Equilbarium
Materials
15. Forces that act upon a structure
Dynamic Load
Span
Equilbarium
Load
16. Forces that change
Structures are always under _ (1) and _ (2)
Tension
The 5 beam shapes
Dynamic Load
17. Opposing force sliding past each other
Shear
Area of Load
Deformation
Torsion
18. Members bend permeatly out of shape  Cracks may appear
The 5 beam shapes
Tension
Deformation
Compression
19. A structure made from more than 1 or more triangles
Shear
Stactic Load
Span
Truss
20. Members start to bend due to increased load
Tension
Area of Load
Deflection
Size
21. A force that pulls apart
Load
Tension
Deflection
Truss