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To forgive design : understanding failure / Henry Petroski.

Author/Creator:
Petroski, Henry.
Publication:
Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, c2012.
Format/Description:
Book
xii, 410 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
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Subjects:
System failures (Engineering).
Summary:
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.
Contents:
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.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9780674065840 (hc : alk. paper)
0674065840 (hc : alk. paper)
OCLC:
758244510
Publisher Number:
7206411