Flashcards in Chapter 13 Deck (13):
What are structures?
things that have a definite size and shape
What is the difference between manufatured and natural structures?
Manufactured structures are amn made and Natural structures are not made by people
What are the 3 types of structures?
What are Mass structures?
Mass structures are built by piling up materials
What are Frame structures?
Frame structures are skeletons of materials that support the weight of the other parts, some of these structures only have the frame.
What are Shell structures?
Shell structures obtain strength from a thin, carefully shapped out layer of material that requires no internal frame.
What are the 4 important features?
What is a Function?
What the structure supposed to to do.
What is a shape?
The strongest structural shape is a triangle but most structures are built using a square or rectangular shapes because they are easy to build.
What are Materials?
Materials are the items used to construct the structures
What are Joints?
Joints are parts that provide or fasten (something) with
What are beams used for?
Beams can be many shapes and are used to support larger loads.