How the Bridge Vibrates - San Francisco, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
N 37° 48.483 W 122° 28.556
10S E 546131 N 4184646
Quick Description: An interactive model where you can move the Golden Gate Bridge in different scenarios from earthquakes to wind.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 6/4/2016 3:29:07 PM
Waymark Code: WMRBGT
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
Views: 11

Long Description:
The plaque says, "Suspension bridges vibrate during earthquakes and strong winds. This 1:500 scale model of the Golden Gate Bridge displays vibrational patterns (also known as vibration modes) inherent in suspension bridges. Chain is used to model the cables and segmented pieces are used to model the roadway deck, so the vibration patterns can be seen."
Scientific Principle(s) being demonstrated:
Vibration patters


Briefly explain if the experiment was effective for you. Could it have been better?:
Yes, I learned how the bridge can withstand certain vibrations.


When is the apparatus/experiment available to the public:
24/7


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