Flashcards in Chapter 2- Concepts of Construction Deck (143)
A girder that ties wall columns together in a framed building
An open web design used for the support of floors and roofs.
The capacity of a member or framework to resist imposed loads without excessive deflection.
The actual percentage of elongation (deformation) when a material is stressed. It is measured in fractions of an inch of deformation per inch of original length of the material.
Force per unit area that produces a deformation.
A masonry unit laid horizontally with its length in the direction of the face of the wall.
A bracing Column.
A simple beam, with one or both ends suspended on a tension member such as a chain, cable, or rod.
A hanging load supported from above.
A pulling or stretching force in line with the axis of the body; the opposite of compression.
The tensile connecting members of a truss web.
A rod in tension; used to hold parts of a structure together.
The measurable turning force applied to a structural member.
A force tending to twist a structural member.
A beam that typically carries a load around a large opening or over an area in order to avoid intervening columns.
The manner in which a load is spread from the point of application to the ground.
Externally braced structure.
The highest load that a member or structure can sustain before failure occurs.
A rectangular truss with very rigid corner bracing.
A wedge shaped block whose converging sides radiate from a center, forming an element of an arch or vaulted ceiling.
The group of struts, ties, and panel points in a truss.
Cast in place concrete that unites the rods projecting from the precast sections.