- Volume 20 Issue 4
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.