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Matthew Lingam 1 - The dynamic load of the snow causes...

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Matthew Lingam 1/22/10 CE 298 Homework 1 http://photos.igougo.com/images/p364911-Venice-Canals.jpg Canals are man-made rivers, and they are usual used as either an aqueduct to deliver fresh water for consumption or agriculture. They are also used for transportation, and in both cases dynamics is applied. The water imposes a dynamic load along the sides of the canal and so it can be a form of dynamics applied to structural and environmental engineering. http://www.sftravel.com/images/goldengate/golden-gate-bridge-3.jpg Bridges are structures which are used to provide transportation over a body of water. The foundations of the bridge are impacted by the dynamic load of the water and therefore geotechnical engineering is considered. http://www.planetware.com/i/photo/roros-nor110.jpg Snow imposes a dynamic load on buildings, and depending on where you live and how much snow you get depends on how big this load is.
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Unformatted text preview: The dynamic load of the snow causes structural engineering to be applied here. http://www.london.gov.uk/lhp/images/vehicles.jpg Vehicles impose dynamic loads on the surfaces that they are being run on. The speed, position, and acceleration of the cars in traffic are also another situation where dynamics can be applied to vehicles. Transportation engineering and structural engineering would be the two used here. http://www.burjdubaiskyscraper.com/2006/diagram/world-tallest-skyscrapers.jpg Skyscrapers are buildings that seem to “scrape” the sky. The wind imposes a dynamic load on these skyscrapers because they are so tall. In most of these buildings if you stand near the top you can feel the building sway. It can be considered that construction engineering uses the dynamics of the wind in their calculations....
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