Internal Force: Definition & Examples


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The internal forces maintain the _____ of a structure member such as pole, beam and column in a building.

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1. What are the three different types of internal forces in a structure member?

2. What are the internal force components of a structure member in a 3D case?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz and worksheet are here to help test your knowledge of internal force. Different types of forces are covered on the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this assessment to gauge your knowledge of:

  • The internal force components of a structure member in a 3D case
  • The sign and amount of the internal force inside a pole, under an external compressive 15lb. force
  • Purpose of the internal forces
  • Three different types of internal forces in a structure member

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about characteristics of shear forces
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on an internal force
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the different internal forces

Additional Learning

To learn more at your own pace, use the lesson named Internal Force: Definition & Examples. Other topics you can analyze include:

  • How internal forces are produced
  • Types of cases
  • Calculating the amount of force components