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A retaining wall supporting the ends of a bridge or viaduct.
Part of a suspension bridge extending from an anchorage over the tops of the towers and down to the opposite anchorage. Suspenders or hangers are attached along its length to support the deck.
The uppermost wedge-shaped voussoir at the crown of an arch that locks the other voussoirs into place.
A vertical structure that supports the ends of a multi-span superstructure at a location between abutments. Also see column and pile.
The horizontal space between two supports of a structure. Also refers to the structure itself. May be used as a noun or a verb.
The use of knowledge to solve practical problems
A person who uses both science and technology to solve problems
A process in which group members suggest any solutions that come to mind
Any factor that limits a design
An exchange in which one benefit is given in order to obtain another
A working model used to test a design
The process of analyzing a design problem and finding a way to fix it
A legal document issued by a government that gives the inventor exclusive rights to make, use, or sell the invention over a certain period of time.
Evaluating the possible problems or risks of a technology compared to the expected advantages.
The application of science to satisfy needs and solve problems
Applying engineering principles to biology and medicine to create processes and products such as artificial limbs and X-ray machines
The design, construction, and testing of airplanes and spacecraft.