Introduction to structures
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Everything that is made from resistant materials has some form of structure.  

A structure is an arrangement of parts that have been fixed together to form a construction that may be used to:

  • carry loads,
  • form barriers,
  • protect and contain
  • give shelter
  • carry products and people.
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The strength of a structure depends on many things, including:

  • the design of the structure
  • the type of materials used in the structure
  • the size of the materials used in the structure
  • the way that parts of the structure are fixed together.

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