The Main Stream of Mathematical Modeling of a Suspension Bridge

교량건설방식에 따른 수학적 모델링의 변천과정 기술과 현수교 방정식의 수학적 연구의 흐름

  • Nam, Hye-Won (Department of General Education, Namseoul University)
  • 남혜원 (남서울대학교 교양과정부)
  • Published : 2007.11.30


It is well known that a suspension bridge may display certain oscillations under external aerodynamic forces. Under the action of a strong wind, in particular, a narrow and very flexible suspension bridge can undergo dangerous oscillations. The collapse of the Tacoma Narrows suspension bridge caused by a wind blowing at a speed of 42 miles per hour, is one of the most striking examples. In this paper, we study models describing oscillations in suspension bridges and known results.


Suspension Bridge;Modeling;Topological Method