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