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To forgive design : understanding failure

Henry. Petroski c2012

Available at St. Ambrose University Library  Third Floor Stacks  (TA169.5 .P48 2012 )()

  • Title:
    To forgive design : understanding failure
  • Author: Henry. Petroski
  • Subjects: System failures (Engineering); Structural failures; g Reliability (Engineering); g Systems engineering
  • Description: By way of concrete examples -- Things happen -- Designed to fail -- Mechanics of failure -- A repeating problem -- The old and the new -- Searching for a cause -- The obligation of an engineer -- Before, during, and after the fall -- Legal matters -- Back-seat designers -- Houston, you have a problem -- Without a leg to stand on -- History and failure.
    Argues that failures in structural engineering are not necessarily due to the physical design of the structures, but instead a misunderstanding of how cultural and socioeconomic constraints would affect the structures.
  • Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press
  • Creation Date: c2012
  • Format: xii, 410 p. : ill. ; 22 cm..
  • Language: English
  • Identifier: ISBN9780674065840 (hc : alk. paper);ISBN0674065840 (hc : alk. paper)
  • Source: 01SAUNI ALMA
  • Alma MMS ID: 991000238649702845

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