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edited by Alan Champneys
This site, from the University of Bristol, contains a series of photographs and video clips from the collapse of the Tacoma Narrows suspension bridge.  Images and captions depict the wind-induced vibrations and torsion that led to failure of the bridge.  Links are also provided to a video of the bridge failure and to scale model tests.
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Motion, Forces, and Energy
- Applications of Newton's Laws
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- Engineering
Waves and Pendula
- Oscillations
- Wave Motion
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- Lower Undergraduate
- Informal Education
- Upper Undergraduate
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Keywords: Tacoma Narrows, oscillation, suspension bridge, torque, torsion, vibration, wave
Record Creator: Metadata instance created May 3, 2007 by Ann Deml
Record Updated: May 03, 2007 by Ann Deml
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