External Force: Definition & Examples


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Which of these loads are external loads?

i- Structure's own weight

ii- Support reaction load

iii- Seismic load

iv- Impact load

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1. Which one of these is an example of an effect of external forces on structure?

2. Which of these examples is NOT an external load?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Determine the extent of your knowledge about external force with these study assessments. Quiz questions will cover topics like external loads and an example of external forces on a building.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

See what you know about:

  • An example that is not considered an external load
  • Wind loads and how they impact a flag pole
  • A force that causes a wall to be affected in a certain way

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on external force
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding examples of external loads
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about wind loads and external forces on a structure

Additional Learning

Learn more with the lesson titled External Force: Definition & Examples. These areas of study will be addressed:

  • External forces in our everyday lives
  • A reaction force and where it exists
  • Rotation and when it occurs
  • Internal force and some examples