Aerodynamics and Bridge Design *
|Areas of Science||
Aerodynamics & Hydrodynamics
|Time Required||Very Long (1+ months)|
AbstractResearch the famous collapse of the Tacoma Narrows suspension bridge. What lessons were learned about the potentially damaging effects of wind on bridges? What structures stabilize a bridge against wind forces? Build models and use a wind tunnel to test your hypothesis.
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Do background research on the Tacoma Narrows Bridge collapse. Here are some references to get you started:
- Ketchum, M., 2000. "Mark Ketchum's Bridge Collapse Page," [accessed February 16, 2006] http://www.ketchum.org/bridgecollapse.html.
- Doole, S. and A. Champneys, date unknown. "Tacoma Narrows Bridge Disaster," Bristol Centre for Applied Nonlinear Mathematics, University of Bristol [accessed February 16, 2006] http://www.enm.bris.ac.uk/research/nonlinear/tacoma/tacoma.html.
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