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Ken E.
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Picture is worth a thousand words.
Ken E.   12/5/2012 9:31:57 AM
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Good lord Mr. Petroski! I know you are a writer, but why spend so many words describing such a wonderful photo, but leave it to Mr. Palmer to supply one!?

Nontheless, I always enjoy your articles. (And some of your books too.)

Dave Palmer
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Dave Palmer   12/4/2012 8:04:42 PM
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This is definitely a great way to illustrate concepts of stress and strain! I'll have to keep this technique in mind when trying to explain mechanical problems.  By the way, here is a picture (from Wikipedia):



 

Charles Murray
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Re: great demonstration
Charles Murray   12/4/2012 6:19:30 PM
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What I really like about the human model described here is that the humans could feel the tensile and compressive forces, rather than just imagine them. Seems like it would be a great exercise for engineering students.

NadineJ
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NadineJ   12/4/2012 3:37:40 PM
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I agree.  The human model is a very good demonstration.  Too bad we don't see more creative explanations like this for people to see the value and innovation in modern structures.

naperlou
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great demonstration
naperlou   12/4/2012 1:26:56 PM
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The story of that demonstration of the concept of the bridge is really interesting.  Before the days of electronics to be able to get such a concept across was a difficult proposition.  The solution is very good and filled the bill well.

I have been on that bridge, by the way.  It is a great view.

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