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Chapter 11 Quiz: Structural Strength And Stability

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Chapter 11 Quiz: Structural Strength And Stability

A quiz to test your ability and knowledge about structural strength and stability.

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What are the meanings of these words in order? Arch, rebar, truss, cantilever, dome and corrugation.
    • A. 

      A beam supported at only one end, folding a material repeatedly to provide additional strength, looks like the top part of a sphere, a network of beams that form triangles, a curved structure used to support a load, or make an opening in a bigger structure, and steel rod used to reinforce concrete.

    • B. 

      A curved structure used to support a load, or make an opening in a bigger, steel rod used to reinforce concrete, a network of beams that form triangles, a beam supported at only one end, looks like the top part of a sphere, and folding a material repeatedly to provide additional strength. structure

  • 2. 
    Why are trusses so useful in structures? Give and example of a structure that uses trusses in it's design.
  • 3. 
    Compare between the arch and the dome. What is different about them? The same?
  • 4. 
    A student is leaning back in a chair. Eventually, the student falls over backward. Explain what happened using the terms “force,” “centre of gravity,” and “stability.”
  • 5. 
    • A. 

      Bad Design, Foundation Failure, Earthquakes, Faulty Construction, Tornadoes

    • B. 

      Bad design, Faulty Construction, Foundation Failure, Extraordinary Loads

    • C. 

      Bad Design, Extraordinary Loads, Faulty Construction, Tsunamis

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