Failure of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge
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Webinar Title: Failure of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge
Webinar No: C02-212W
PDH Credit: 2
Presenter: Aleksandr Treyger, P.E.
Time: From 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM ET
This live PDH webinar will establish, through slides and discussions, the chronology, design, construction and failure of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge project. The Tacoma Narrows Bridge was opened in 1940 and collapsed during the same year, after just a short time in service. It was reopened ten years later, and its experience changed the engineering science forever.
When constructed, Tacoma Narrows was the world's third longest suspension bridge, behind only the Golden Gate Bridge and George Washington Bridge for length of suspended span. In studying the design flaws of the structure to understand the reasons for its failure, researchers found ways to more clearly realize the physical characteristics of suspension bridges and to better design them.
This 2 PDH webinar is intended for civil, structural, mechanical, and electrical engineers, as well as others interested in learning more about the failure of the Tacoma narrows bridge.
This live webinar is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:
- Learning the history of Tacoma Narrows Bridge
- Understanding the reasons behind the bridge’s collapse
- Knowing the design flaws
- Learning the design and construction of the new Tacoma Narrows Bridge
- Familiarizing with the lessons learned and understanding their significance in the engineering world
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