'Recognizing the need is the primary condition for design.'

Charles Eames

'To design is to communicate clearly by whatever means you can control or master.'
Milton Glaser

Internal Forces

Learning Aims


1: Learn how the different types of internal forces act on objects

2: Identify where different types of external force apply to everyday objects

3: Apply triangualltion of a structure to support a load.



Centre of gravity

The image below shows the effects of having your centre of gravity misaligned.


Q: What effect on the tower does having an offset centre of gravity?


A: Strengthens the tower

A: Weakens the tower

Force on triangles and squares

Looking at the diagram below when compressive force is exerted upon the two shapes which of the two shapes comes off as stronger?



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