Elegant Shape Of Eiffel Tower Solved Mathematically, ScienceDaily Bookmark and Share

Excerpts: An American engineer has produced a mathematical model explaining the elegant shape of the Eiffel Tower that was derived from French engineer Gustave Eiffel's writings regarding his own fears about the effects of wind on such a structure. (...) said Eiffel, one of the premier structural engineers in history, was determined to build the world's first tower reaching 300 meters, the nearest metric equivalent to 1,000 feet, into the sky. (...) "Although he was astoundingly bright, he was forced to rely on practical experience rather than mathematical calculations to estimate the effects of wind forces on structures." (...)