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Stable Structures

Stable Structures

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Published by serenaasya
Grade 7 Shear Torsion Tension Compression
Grade 7 Shear Torsion Tension Compression

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Published by: serenaasya on Feb 25, 2010
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Stable Structures
 
 
Why do structures collapse?
Occurs when the external forces cause thestructure to become unbalanced.
need to know whether a force will tip over thestructure or remain balanced.
 
 
Centre of Gravity
To stabilize, an engineer must find out thespecific point where all of the mass of thestructure is evenly distributed around.
This is called the
centre of gravity
Gravity affects all matter on Earth
If this force acts on all parts of the structureevenly around the center of gravity
then the structure will be
stable
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