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Aerodynamics and Bridge Design

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Research 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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Science Buddies Staff. "Aerodynamics and Bridge Design." Science Buddies, 20 Nov. 2020, https://www.sciencebuddies.org/science-fair-projects/project-ideas/Aero_p030/aerodynamics-hydrodynamics/aerodynamics-and-bridge-design. Accessed 4 Oct. 2022.

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