Correlation of Predicted and Observed Suspension Bridge Behavior

by G.S. Vincent,
M. Labse,

Serial Information: Journal of the Structural Division, 1959, Vol. 85, Issue 2, Pg. 143-160

Document Type: Journal Paper


Validity of model tests concerning behavior of suspension bridge in wind depends on possible scale effect, and difference between natural wind and wind used in model tests; test data are presented to demonstrate that turbulent or dynamic effects dominate wind action on bridges; behavior of Tacoma Narrows Bridge and Golden Gate Bridge provides good correlation with predictions from model tests and analysis.

Subject Headings: Bridge tests | Suspension bridges | Wind engineering | Dynamic models | Scale models | Structural models | Correlation | Structural behavior | Tacoma | Washington | United States

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