Two Case Studies of Bridge Design Failure

Failure By Design presents case studies of two famous bridge collapses: the Hyatt Hotel walkways in Kansas City in 1981 and the Tacoma Narrows Bridge in Washington state in 1940.

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Although also appreciated by professional engineers, the PowerPoint and the online presentations are designed so that physics/physical science teachers in grades 9 and above can use the case studies to:

The online presentations can be viewed with either the Internet Explorer web browser or with Adobe Reader software. The printed materials includes a fully illustrated teacher's guide and student handouts. The resources and websites used to create the presentation have been documented.

Direct comments or inquiries to:
Granger Meador,
Physics Teacher · Bartlesville High School · 1700 SE Hillcrest Drive · Bartlesville, OK 74003-5825

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