The Science of Structure—Forces in Balance
Lecture no. 2 from the course: Understanding the World's Greatest Structures
Taught by Professor Stephen Ressler | 32 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course
Explore how two types of external forces—loads (forces applied to structures) and reactions (forces developed at supports, in response to applied loads)—act on structures such as Kansas City's Chouteau Bridge. Also, learn how these forces are related to the most important concept in engineering mechanics: equilibrium.