Leaning Tower of Pisa

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Leaning Tower of Pisa by Mind Map: Leaning Tower of Pisa

1. Form, Function, and Purpose

1.1. The form of the tower is a combination structure. This is because the brick and cement make the structure a solid structure. Since the Leaning Tower Of Pisa is hollow, it is a shell structure.

1.1.1. The tower is able to support the weight of things because, the tower is heavy. Since its strong and stable the tower can hold various loads. Plus since its hollow things can go inside of it.

1.2. The purpose of this structure is to be known around the world and for people to enjoy the amazing site.

1.3. Originally, the tower was not meant to be leaned. But the tower ended up being built on a soft surface, causing the tower to lean. The function of the tower is for it to stand high, and to make their people proud.

2. Internal forces

2.1. The people are trying to show them pushing the leaning tower of Pisa. When they press against the tower you can see the force they are trying to create. Compression : The tower is pressed down into the ground. Along with the act of gravity and wind pushing on The tower more.

3. Centre of Gravity

3.1. The center of gravity is in the middle of the structure. If the cog was at the bottom then the tower would tip over because it was built on soft ground therefore, making the tower slanted, and if the cog was at the top the tower it would not stand.

3.1.1. (Example 2) The tower has a high center for gravity because of it's height, and because it's base isn't that wide.

4. External Forces

4.1. Point of application. This external force happens on the Tower. This is because the Leaning Tower OF Pisa can hit with many natural disasters. For instance rain, earthquakes snow etc.

4.2. The picture shows how the man try to see, which ball hits the ground first. When the ball hits the ground. You can see gravity pushing down on the object. Gravity acts on the Tower. This is because gravity is pushing the tower down so, it doesn't float away.

5. Types of Structure

5.1. The Leaning tower of Pisa is a combination structure. This is because the tower is made out of hard cement and bricks. Since its heavy the and is solid no matter what. Also since the Leaning Tower of Pisa has open spaces all around it. The structure would be shell.

6. Types of loads

6.1. The dead load is the tower because it supports the live loads and it cannot move on it's own.

6.2. The live load is the flag at the top of the tower and the people inside the tower. They are the live loads because the tower is supporting them.