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Shafat Qazi wrote:
> At 04:36 PM 12/9/96 -0500, you wrote:
> >Dear: Recipiant,
> >
> >       I was searching the web and looking for info about structures however I
> >have found that it is very difficult to find info on wooden structures.
> >You see I am in a class called principles of engineering and our current
> >project is as fallows :
> >- build a bridge out of wood and glue that holds 20kg
> >- the bridge must span 30mm
> >- the bridge must be 50mm wide
> >- the bridge must have a road bed in which a matchbox car will roll
> >across the entire bed if inclined at  12 degres.
> >Thoes are the major requirements
> >       The easy part is the strength but I need To make the lightest bridge
> >because most bridges will support the weight so then the lightest bridge
> >will win.  We will be using balsa wood.
> >       So here's your mission if you shall choose to except it. Inform me of
> >some good webpages(I've seen SEAOC).  Also if you could let me know
> >about any tips you imght know.  Please E-mail me @: freitag(--nospam--at) if
> >you cannot fit that into your busy schedule then please foward it to
> >someone who might. Thank You, Thank You Thank You
> >
> >
> >                       Peter Freitag
> >
> >
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> I hope this helps.
> Shafat Qazi, P.E.
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