Term: full bridge model Class:  
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Created 10 May 2016
Last modified 10 May 2016
Contributed by Fred Haan


Definition: a model of a long-span bridge that incorporates the entire bridge and often also models the dynamics of the bridge to allow observation of motion-induced aerodynamic forces
Examples: A full bridge model of a long-span bridge is often expensive and is done late in the design process after the bridge cross section has been studied using section model tests.