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Unit 1: Engineering
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the special purpose of an object or structure.
A new, better, solution.
Engineering design process
a series of steps that Engineering teams use to guide them as they solve problems. These steps may be repeated many times, making improvements along the way.
a drawing, description, or object that represents something that is hard to observe directly.
In this step of the engineering design process, engineers define the problem.
In this step of the engineering design process, engineers brainstorm possible solutions.
In this step of the engineering design process, engineers think about and sketch their ideas.
In this step of the engineering design process, engineers make a prototype and test it.
In this step of the engineering design process, engineers think about how they can modify their design to make it better.
limits or boundaries to our solution, such as time or materials.
small foundation, heavy, built on soft sand and clay
What were the problems with the Leaning Tower of Piza that made it unsafe?
Use cable to anchor it to the ground, and dig under the high side
What were the engineers solutions to make the Leaning Tower of Piza safer?
The bolts were too short
What was the main problem with the Bay Bridge that made it unsafe?
They rebuilt both structures as a single level. They relocated the Cypress Structure to more stable ground.
What was the innovative solution engineers came up with for the Bay Bridge and Cypress Structures?
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