A Numerical Simulation of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge Failure

 

This is one of our numerical solutions to the partial differential equation that governs the torsional motion of the center span of the bridge. If you have a quicktime viewer, click here to see a movie of how this "bridge" changes with time. The amplitude, frequency, and nodal structure of this motion match the event at Tacoma Narrows.

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