By L E Carmichael
Engineers layout our smooth international. They mix technological know-how and know-how to create superb cars, buildings, and items. This identify examines striking feats of civil engineering. enticing textual content explores vast bridges, the worlds tallest skyscraper, and the Panama Canal. It additionally examines the engineers who made those tasks a fact and lines the heritage of the self-discipline. appropriate sidebars, lovely images, and a thesaurus reduction readers figuring out of the subject. A hands-on venture and career-planning chart provide readers a feeling of what it takes to turn into an engineer. extra beneficial properties contain a desk of contents, a specific bibliography, resource notes, and an index, plus crucial evidence approximately each one featured feat of engineering. Aligned to universal center criteria and correlated to kingdom criteria. crucial Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a department of ABDO.
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Originally designed to build the smaller West Bridge in Denmark, it had to be modified project. ”1 Because everything had to be moved, weight became the limiting factor. Individual bridge components had to be light enough that to handle the heavy components the Heavy Lift Vessel (HLV) Svanen, a floating used in the Northumberland crane, could handle them. No single piece Strait. Too big for most dry could weigh more than 9,039 short tons docks to handle, Svanen was (8,200 metric tons) or be lifted higher than floated onto a French beach on 83 yards (76 m).
Ice loads would be the bridge’s biggest threat. Ice forms along the coastlines of the strait in December and covers open water by January. Winds and tides push the floes back and forth. When they collide, floes combine to form ridges. Their bottoms are deep enough to scour the seabed, and their tops reach as high as a two-story house. 6 If the piers could not resist these impacts, the bridge would collapse. Gus Cammaert, scientist and author of Ice Interaction with Offshore Structures, was the primary ice consultant on the project.