Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Overview of Project

Water tanks are usually used to store water for human consumption. Using the balsa wood project teaches us about the issues important to the design of real civil engineering projects as it touches on the principles of building and construction trades, engineering and physics. The structure prototype that is constructed has to be able to support its own weight and withstand the greatest amount of forces before collapsing, just like how a structural engineer designs a structure such as buildings, bridges, towers etc. to withstand different types of loadings. The design process is both creative and technical and requires a fundamental knowledge of material properties

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