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Children's Museum of Tacoma

- The Children’s Museum of Tacoma History and Life Cycle Examination The Children’s Museum of Tacoma, founded in 1985, has been a Tacoma icon for twenty-five years. Over the subsequent ten years, the Museum experienced successes in membership, attendance and funding. During its first ten years in existence, the Children’s Museum experienced an increased attendance, finally leading to the Fire Marshall enforcing capacity limits causing patrons to form waiting lines for entrance. In 1996, the Museum moved into early stage two of its life cycle with the first change in leadership (Male, N.D.)....   [tags: Business Analysis]

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Reasons of the Failure of Tacoma Narrows Bridge

- Thesis: In order to prevent the collapse of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge, all the static and dynamic strains should have been taken into account which would have involved proper consideration of effects of environmental conditions, building materials and design. I. Environmental conditions A. Effects and behavior of winds 1. Moderate winds, large oscillations 2. Wind effects on bridges 3. Transfer of wind 4. Vortices 5. Vortex streets 6. Vortex shredding 7. Frequency II. Building materials A. Properties of materials 1....   [tags: engineering tragedies]

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The Collapse of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge

- The Collapse of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge The Tacoma Narrows Bridge is perhaps the most notorious failure in the world of engineering. It collapsed on November 7, 1940 just months after its opening on July 1, 1940. It was designed by Leon Moisseiff and at its time it was the third largest suspension bridge in the world with a center span of over half a mile long. The bridge was very narrow and sleek giving it a look of grace, but this design made it very flexible in the wind. Nicknamed the "Galloping Gertie," because of its undulating behavior, the Tacoma Narrows Bridge drew the attention of motorists seeking a cheap thrill....   [tags: Bridges Engineering Essays]

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Failure Analysis Report on the Tacoma Narrows Bridge

- 1. Introduction This memo is a failure analysis report on the Tacoma Narrows bridge. The bridge collapsed on November 7th, 1940 just over four months after it was opened to the public on July 1st, 1940(Green, 2006). The only casualties(good word??) from the bridge collapse were reporter Leonard Coatsworth’s car and dog. The bridge’s design and failure will be discussed, as well as new suspension bridge design methods. 2. Description of Failure Other similar built bridges such as the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco can have vertical oscillations with amplitudes of up to 2 feet and horizontal oscillations up to 6 feet during severe windstorms(Levy, 1992)....   [tags: Engineering]

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Failure Analysis: The 1940 collapse of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge

- Introduction An important element of an engineer’s job is to have the ability to respond to a need by building or creating a device or structure to carry out a given purpose. It is important for this device to be able to perform its purpose without failure as it will be dealing with people life and therefor the highest amount of safety is needed. Though, everything must eventually fail, in some way e.g. a failure in maintenance or a structure failure. This is why a failure analysis is important to an engineer’s job....   [tags: engineer, device, purpose]

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Case Statement For The Children’s Museum Of Tacoma

- Mission The Children’s Museum of Tacoma celebrates the power of play in the life-long journey of learning. We share the mission, vision and philosophy of Children’s Museums across the nation, museum’s that are changing standards and leading the implementation of informal learning in the development of the young child. The Children’s Museum of Tacoma positively influences the social, emotional and cognitive abilities of our Pierce County children, families and communities. Goals The Board gathered in 2008 to review and extend the Museum’s strategic plan....   [tags: Business Review]

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Tacoma Narrows Bridge

- Tacoma Narrows Bridge One of the most influential engineering discoveries in the past century was the ill-fated Tacoma Narrows Bridge. “Galloping Gertie” as she was known to local residents, the massive Washington state suspension bridge shook, rattled and rolled its way into the history books. Legendary in its time, the Tacoma Narrows Bridge held many records and drew tourists from around the world in its short life. However, the famous bridge is not known for its creative engineering or speedy construction, unfortunately the bridge was destined to fail....   [tags: Architecture Engineering History Bridges Essays]

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The Change Between Suspension Bridges Before 1940 and Suspension Bridges Today

- Suspension bridges were important before 1940 and are still important today. Major cities such as San Francisco, and Manhattan both have a suspension bridge. Suspension bridges are,” a bridge having a deck suspended from cables anchored at their extremities and usually raised on towers” ( Due to the fact that suspension bridges are not completely supported throughout the length of the bridge, past bridges were unsafe. For example, the Tacoma Narrows Bridge was a suspension bridge opened on July 1st, 1940 (Mark Ketchum)....   [tags: wind tunnel, bridges, tacoma narrows]

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My Ride Along With The Takoma Park Police Department

- On Tuesday, September 23rd, I had the opportunity to do a ride along with the Takoma Park police department. My ride along was quite interesting. I rode with Officer Carl, a twenty-six-year-old officer who has been with the police department for six months. During the ride along we engaged in so many conversations concerning his work routine, and some the important things to be aware of as a police officer. Officer Carl and I were about the same age group so I felt much comfortable talking to him....   [tags: Police, Constable, Police officer]

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Graduation Speech : High School

- The two high schools I selected for this assignment was Lincoln High School from Tacoma, WA and Bellingham High School from Bellingham, WA. I picked Lincoln High School because I wanted to pick a high school that was from my hometown and one that was familiar to me. The reason why I chose Bellingham High School was because I wanted to pick a school from the place that I am currently living in. Both high schools were pretty convenient for me to complete this analysis assignment. The initial enrollment number for Lincoln High was 1,410 in October 2014, followed by a student count in May 2015 of 1,362....   [tags: High school, Teacher, Education, College]

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