fischertechnik Statics

Why are buildings, bridges and other structures built the way we know them? Dive into the world of statics!


Statics is defined as equilibrium between bodies. The field of statics investigates the conditions under which the forces acting on a body are in balance. Therefore, it is the foundation of all calculations and designs of buildings, such as bridges or houses. 

Different loads act on components of statics. 

  • The weight of a structure is called its dead load. 
  • The weight of people, furnishings, plates, or even cars is called the live load.
Support Structures
Applying the basic static principles