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Bridge design process. Bradlee Cruise Ms. Fitzpatrick 3B. Define the problem. The class was tasked with constructing a bridge out of balsa wood under a budget of $160K. Brainstorm. I know the bridge must be constructed using triangles to ensure stability.
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Bridge design process Bradlee Cruise Ms. Fitzpatrick 3B
Define the problem • The class was tasked with constructing a bridge out of balsa wood under a budget of $160K
Brainstorm • I know the bridge must be constructed using triangles to ensure stability
Identify criteria and specify strengths • The bridge must be functional, stable and be as close asPossible to the budget
Explore possibilities • I know I can use different measurements on each piece to ensure stability while reducing the price significantly.
Select an Approach • Make a small bridge using triangles to be stable and cost-effective
Test and Evaluate the design using specifications • The bridge failed multiple times and needed much tweaking to make it functional
Redefine the design • I tweaked the measurements of each piece until it was stable enough
Solution • My design was very successful and was in compliance with all criteria.
Results • The bridge slightly exceeded the budget but was fully functional