Bridge collapse

Galloping Gertie - The Collapse of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge (but not resonance)

Tacoma Narrows Bridge Collapse (1940) The Tacoma Narrows Bridge fallacy

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The Strangest, Most Spectacular Bridge Collapse (And How We Got It Wrong) Written by Alex Pasternack December 14, 2015 // 10:00 AM EST

The Tacoma Narrows Bridge collapse Donald W. Olson, Steven F. Wolf and Joseph M. Hook, Physics Today, November 2015, page 64

Resonance, Tacoma Narrows bridge failure, and undergraduate physics textbooks K. Yusuf Billah1 and Robert H. Scanlan2 + View Affiliations Am. J. Phys. 59, 118 (1991); pdf

What to Say About the Tacoma Narrows Bridge to Your Introductory Physics Class Bernard J. Feldman1 + View Affiliations Phys. Teach. 41, 92 (2003)




Tacoma Bridge Failure-- a Physical Model Daniel Green, William G. Unruh, Am. J. Phys. 74, 706 (2006)

"People sometimes make errors," said Dr. Edward Weiler, NASA's Associate Administrator for Space Science. "The problem here was not the error, it was the failure of NASA's systems engineering, and the checks and balances in our processes to detect the error. That's why we lost the spacecraft."


Narrows Bridge Collapse With Sound Rare

University of Washington Engineering Experiment Station collection of Tacoma Narrows Bridge photographs and ephemera, 1939-1965

F.B. Farquharson, et al. Aerodynamic stability of suspension bridges with special reference to the Tacoma Narrows Bridge Bull. No. 16, Univ. of Washington Engineering Station (19491954) Parts 15

Bridge collapse

Bridge collapse (but not resonance) Undergraduate engineering student Diane Hartley saves lives by pointing out engineering mistake Citigroup Center William LeMessurier-The Fifty-Nine-Story Crisis: A Lesson in Professional Behavior