Saturday, November 19, 2011

"synchronous lateral excitation"


The Millennium Bridge is an almost 100 meter long pedestrian suspension bridge built with steel, aluminum and concrete which joins the north and south banks of the Thames and allows for some outstanding vistas of London Bridge, the BT Tower and the London Eye. Famous to Londoners and tourists alike as being a swaying bridge, its engineers had to develop a series of dampers after it was built to prevent a swaying phenomenon called synchronous lateral excitation. It is an feat of engineering and design

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