## 1. Form

### 1.1. What type of structure will it be?

1.1.1. Will it be frame, solid, combo, or hollow?

1.1.1.1. Will a frame, solid, combo, or hollow be the storngest?

1.1.1.1.1. Will a solid crane be able to move around easily?

1.1.1.1.2. Will a frame crane be able to resist tension?

1.1.1.1.3. Will a hollow crane be srong enough to resist forces like torsion or compression?

1.1.1.1.4. Will a combe stucture be the storngest because all the types of stucture are working together?

1.1.2. What will the crane look like?

1.1.2.1. Will the crane be tall or short, thin or wide?

1.1.2.2. What will it be made of?

## 2. Stability

### 2.1. What can make the crane stable?

2.1.1. How can the center of gravity be loweed?

2.1.1.1. Will a wide base make the center of gravity ver low?

2.1.2. How can i make sure that the crane mostly identical on all of its sides?

2.1.2.1. How can i make sure i use the exact same materials everywhere on the crane?

2.1.3. Will the crane be able to resist internal and external forces?

2.1.3.1. How will the crane resist tension. compression, torsion, and shear?

2.1.3.1.1. Will using strong materials resist tention?

2.1.3.1.2. Is an arch the best structural component that will resist compression?

2.1.3.1.3. Can torsion be resisted by using trusses?

2.1.3.1.4. Can corrugated material resist shear?

2.1.3.2. How will the crane resist live, dead, and dynaamic loads?

## 3. Forces

### 3.1. What are the forces that will act on the stucture?

3.1.1. Will the struture be impacted by internal forces external forces, and loads?

3.1.1.1. How will the structure be impacted tension, compression, torsion, and shear?

3.1.1.1.1. When tension is applied to the crane will it tear apart?

3.1.1.1.2. When compression is applied to it will it collapse?

3.1.1.1.3. When torsion is applied to it will it twist?

3.1.1.1.4. When shear is applied to it will it snap or break apart?

3.1.1.2. How will the structure be impacted by it's dead load, live load, and dynamic load?

3.1.1.2.1. Will the dynamic load cause it to collapse or topple over?

3.1.1.2.2. Will the live load casue the structure to collapse?

3.1.1.2.3. Will the dead load do anything to it?

3.1.1.3. How will nagnitude of force, direction of force, and plane and application of force impact the crane?

3.1.1.3.1. How high will the magnitude of force have to be for the crane to break?

3.1.1.3.2. From what direction of a force will impact the crane the most?

3.1.1.3.3. At what angle of force will impact the structure the most?

3.1.1.3.4. Where on the struture will the application of force impact the structure the most?