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Which of the following describes the force acting on the legs of a chair when it is sat on?
Which of the following best describes a carton of milk?
If you hang by your hands from a bar which force is acting on your arms?
Define dead load.
Constant weight of a bridge
Weight of items crossing a bridge
Weight of items parked on a bridge
Weight of upper section of a bridge
Which of the following describes a static load?
What is the purpose of destructive testing?
To break a structure
To demolish a structure
To test a structure before it fails
To test a structure until it fails
What is a composite material?
A combination of materials
A combination of similar materials
Combination of different materials resulting in a new material with new properties
Combination of different materials resulting in a product with similar properties
What is the definition of ductility?
The ability for a material to bend
The ability for a material to withstand tension
The ability for a material to be stretched or drawn out
The ability of a material not to snap
What is the function of a strut?
To give upward support to a structure
To keep a structure under tension
To provide a downward force
To provide outward facing support
A bending force
A pushing force
A twisting force
A spinning force
Force = ____ x acceleration
Force = mass x ____________
_____ = mass x acceleration
Describe biomimicry and give an example of where it has been used in architecture.
Arched bridges have natural good strength. Describe the factors that give an arched bridge its strength.
Arched bridges have natural good strength. What design factor would cause an arched bridge to fail?
Give two advantages of using concrete to build bridges.
State three advantages of using recycled materials instead of traditional materials for building a footbridge.