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  STRUCTURES SECTION CONTENTS  
     
  FRAMES, BEAMS, SECTION, STRUTS AND TIES, TRIANGULATION  
     
  1. Frame Structures  
  2. What is a Space Frame Structure?  
  3. Monocoque and Semi-Monocoque Structures  
  4. Revision Cards - Structural Frames  
     
  5. Simple Frames  
  6. Sections and Beams  
  7. Struts and Ties  
     
  8. Examples of Triangulation  
  9. Triangulation Continued  
  10. A Triangulated Conventional Roof  
  PDF FILE - CLICK HERE FOR A WORKSHEET ON TRIANGULATION  
     
  FAMOUS STRUCTURES INCLUDING THE HISTORY OF BRIDGES  
     
 

1a. Lesson Starter - Famous Structures of the World

 
 

1b. Another Lesson Starter - Structures

 
 

1c. Introduction to Bridges.

 
 

2. History of Bridges - Wood Beam and Wood Frame Bridges

 
 

3. History of Bridges - The Stone Slab Bridge

 
 

4. History of Bridges - The Stone Arch Bridge

 
 

5. The History of Bridges - Iron and Steel Bridges

 
     
 

6. Typical Roman Stone Arch Construction

 
 

7. Roman Bridge and Aqueduct Construction

 
 

8. The Mostar Bridge (Stone Arch)

 
 

9a. Switzerland - The Landwasser Viaduct

 
  9b. The Ribblehead Viaduct  
     
 

10. A Typical Box Girder Bridge

 
 

11. The Tay Bridge Disaster

 
 

12. Why the Tay Bridge Collapsed - One Theory

 
     
 

13. A Typical Cable Stay Bridge

 
 

14. The Normandy Bridge - Cable Stay Bridge

 
  PDF FILE - CLICK HERE FOR PRINTABLE WORKSHEET ON CABLE STAY BRIDGES  
     
 

15. The Millau Bridge - Southern France (Cable Stay)

 
 

16. A Typical Suspension Bridge

 
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17. The Bridges of Budapest - Hungary

 
 

18. Bridge Design Activity

 
 

19. Bridge Location, Design and Leaflet - Activity

 
 

20. The Tacoma Suspension Bridge Disaster

 
 

 

 
 

21. The Akashi-Kaikyo Suspension Bridge - Page 1 - General Facts

 
 

22. The Akashi-Kaikyo Suspension Bridge - Page 2 - Foundations and Towers

 
 

23. The Akashi-Kaikyo Suspension Bridge - Page 3 - Cables and Decking

 
 

24. The Akashi-Kaikyo Suspension Bridge - Page 4 - Animated Stages of Construction

 
  PDF FILE - CLICK HERE FOR PRINTABLE WORKSHEET ON THE AKASHI-KAIKYO SUSPENSION BRIDGE  
     
  MAKING MODEL STRUCTURES AND TESTING THEM  
     
  MAKING A STRAW BRIDGE - USING A JIG  
 

25. Model Art Straw Bridge Practical Project - Page 1

 
 

26. Model Art Straw Bridge Practical Project - Page 2

 
 

27. Model Art Straw Bridge Practical Project - Page 3

 
  28. Bridge Embellishment  
  29. Bridge Testing  
 

30. Model Art Straw Bridge - Collecting and Presenting the Data

 
     
  MAKING A STRAW BRIDGE - FREE HAND (NO JIG)  
  31. Making a Freehand Straw Bridge - No Jig  
  32. Testing the Freehand Straw Bridge  
     
 

36. Designing a Model Tower

 
 

37. Making a Model Tower

 
     
 

41. The Eiffel Tower

 
 

42. Structures and the Environment

 
 

43.The Empire State Building

 
 

44. Designing the New London Tower

 
     
 
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