Bridge Design Pt.5

Forces on Bridges

Anytime weight (an object or a person) is on a bridge, the materials have at least one force being exerted on them. Define the following forces: compression and tension. Use the website provided to learn about forces that act on bridges. Complete the activity below when you are ready. Use this website to help you.

Define the following words in your own words. Create your own example to illustrate the force you are describing. 
  • Compression
  • Tension
  • Buckling
  • Snapping

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