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Glossary Of Structural Engineering
This glossary of structural engineering terms pertains specifically to structural engineering and its sub-disciplines. Please see glossary of engineering for a broad overview of the major concepts of engineering. ''Most of the terms listed in glossaries are already defined and explained within itself. However, glossaries like this one are useful for looking up, comparing and reviewing large numbers of terms together. You can help enhance this page by adding new terms or writing definitions for existing ones.'' A * Abutment – refers to the Bridge#Structure type, substructure at the ends of a bridge Span (architecture), span or dam whereon the structure's Bridge#Structure type, superstructure rests or contacts. * Acre – is a Units of measurement, unit of land area used in the Imperial units, imperial and United States customary units#Units of area, US customary systems. It is traditionally defined as the area of one Chain (unit), chain by one furlong (66 by 660 feet), whi ...
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Structural Engineering
Structural engineering is a sub-discipline of civil engineering Civil engineering is a professional engineering Regulation and licensure in engineering is established by various jurisdictions of the world to encourage public welfare, safety, well-being and other interests of the general public and to define ... in which structural engineer Structural engineers analyze, design, plan, and research structural components and structural system The term structural system or structural frame in structural engineering refers to the load-resisting sub-system of a building or object. The ...s are trained to design the 'bones and muscles' that create the form and shape of man-made structures. Structural engineers Structural engineers analyze, design, plan, and research structural components and structural system The term structural system or structural frame in structural engineering refers to the load-resisting sub-system of a building or object. The s ... also must underst ...
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