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dynamical behaviour; suspension bridges; Tacoma Narrows bridge; nonlinear oscillations
In this work we try to explain various mathematical models describing the dynamical behaviour of suspension bridges such as the Tacoma Narrows bridge. Our attention is concentrated on the derivation of these models, an interpretation of particular parameters and on a discussion of their advantages and disadvantages. Our work should be a starting point for a qualitative study of dynamical structures of this type and that is why we have a closer look at the models, which have not been studied in literature yet. We are also trying to find particular conditions for unique solutions of some models.
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