civil engineering 1 and 2

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Skyscraper

A building between 35 and 100 meters tall

Civil Engineer

An engineer that designs and supervises the construction of structures ( bridges, dams skyscrapers etc...) used by many people.

Structure

A man made construction that supports and withstands all of the forces that could bring it down

Material

The parts that make up an object like a structure

Tension

The force that pulls something apart

Torsion

The force that twists something

Shear

The parallel force that shifts a structure in two opposite directions

Engineer

A Professional who uses scientific knowledge and mathematics to create new technologies

Engineering Design Process

A series of eight steps that engineers use to guide them as they solve problems

Problem

A state of difficulty that can be improved upon

Prototype

A first draft of an invention scaled down.

Refine

To improve

Replicate

To make an exact copy

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