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Author Petroski, Henry.
Title To forgive design : understanding failure / Henry Petroski.
Imprint Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, [2012]
©2012

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 OTTERBEIN MAIN COLLECTION  TA169.5 .P48 2012    AVAILABLE  LOCAL CIRC ONLY
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 OTTERBEIN MAIN COLLECTION  TA169.5 .P48 2012    AVAILABLE  LOCAL CIRC ONLY
Subject System failures (Engineering)
Description xii, 410 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
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.
ISBN 9780674065840 (hc : alk. paper)
0674065840 (hc : alk. paper)
ISBN/ISSN 7206411
OCLC # 758244510