Juvenile Nonfiction

Collapse!

Author: Kirstin Cronn-Mills

Publisher: Capstone

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Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 677

Collapse! is a Capstone Press publication.
Building, Iron and steel

Failure Case Studies

Author: Navid Nastar

Publisher:

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Category: Building, Iron and steel

Page: 44

View: 447

"This book gives examples of failed civil engineering projects and the lessons learned from the failures. The case studies were gathered by ASCE's Forensic Engineering Division"--
Architecture

Failures and the Law

Author: H.P. Rossmanith

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Architecture

Page: 576

View: 644

The interaction between engineering and the law is undergoing dramatic changes. Product liability, laws have been introduced in Japan, patent claims over living organisms have been made in bioengineering and the differing national laws of copyright protection and liability are in the process of harmonisation, especially in the European Union. The pace and complexity of these changes make it essential for technologists, lawyers, engineers and insurance experts to establish a common basis for understanding, co-operation and exchange of expertise. The recently founded International Society for Technology, Law and Insurance aims to foster such co-operation. This volume features 46 selected contributions which address various topical issues and the law. The most important issues relate to engineering risks, quality assurance and assessment and legal implications assiciated with them. Recent failure cases are explained and the technical, legal and insurance-related issues discussed in detail.
Technology & Engineering

Failures in Civil Engineering

Author: J. David Frost

Publisher: Amer Society of Civil Engineers

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Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 92

View: 471

This convenient summary of case studies reviews the performance and failure of structural, foundation, and geoenvironmental civil engineering systems. Failures in embankments, dams, slopes, landfills, recycling facilities, bridges, and buildings are covered. For each study, an outline, a summary of the lessons learned, and a list of background references are provided. The ongoing study of the tower of Pisa, the lower San Fernando Dam, Love Canal, the Tacoma Narrows Bridge, the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, the Cypress Viaduct, the Hartford Civic Center Coliseum, and the Hyatt Regency Hotel Pedestrian Walkways are among the case studies examined.
Architecture

Why Buildings Fall Down

Author: Matthys Levy

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

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Category: Architecture

Page: 346

View: 455

Takes readers on a journey through the history of architectural and structural disasters, from the Parthenon to the Tower of Pisa to the Tacoma Narrows Bridge
Technology & Engineering

Beyond Failure

Author: Norbert J. Delatte

Publisher: Amer Society of Civil Engineers

ISBN:

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 407

View: 713

Norbert Delatte presents the circumstances of important failures that have had far-reaching impacts on civil engineering practice, organized around topics in the engineering curriculum.
Technology & Engineering

Failures in Concrete Structures

Author: Robin Whittle

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN:

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 148

View: 328

Some lessons are only learned from mistakes but, it‘s much cheaper to learn from someone else‘s mistakes than to have to do so from your own. Drawing on over fifty years of working with concrete structures, Robin Whittle examines the problems which he has seen occur and shows how they could have been avoided. The first and largest part of the

Structural Failures

Author: American Society of Civil Engineers

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

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Technology & Engineering

Failure Analysis in Engineering Applications

Author: Shin-Ichi Nishida

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN:

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 220

View: 327

Failure Analysis in Engineering Applications deals with equipment and machine design together with examples of failures and countermeasures to avoid such failures. This book analyzes failures in facilities or structures and the ways to prevent them from happening in the future. The author describes conventional terms associated with failure or states of failure including the strength of materials, as well as the procedure in failure analysis (materials used, design stress, service conditions, simulation, examination of results). The author also describes the mechanism of fatigue failure and prediction methods to estimate the remaining life of affected structures. The author cites some precautions to be followed in actual failure analysis such as detailed observation on the fracture site, removal of surface deposits (for example, rusts) without altering the fracture size or shape, The book gives examples of analysis of failure involving a crane head sheave hanger, wire rope, transmission shaft, environmental failure of fastening screws, and failures in rail joints. This book is intended for civil and industrial engineers, for technical designers or engineers involved in the maintenance of equipment, machineries, and structures.
Technology & Engineering

Structural Engineering Failures

Author: Niall F. MacAlevey

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN:

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 286

View: 259

There are many books about Structural Analysis. This book is about Structural Design. Examples of the design of successful structures actually teach us little about design. However, we can learn about design by studying cases of the failure of Civil Engineering Structures. The author has extensive academic and practical experience and has given seminars to practicing engineers on this subject many times over the last decade. He shares his experience in this book. The book consists of 50 case studies of failure as well as 21 worked examples used to illustrate the points made. Changes to our practice of design are suggested.
Science

To Engineer is Human

Author: Henry Petroski

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN:

Category: Science

Page: 251

View: 391

Examines the process of engineering design and explains what can be learned by studying unsuccessful designs and the reasons for their failure
Technology & Engineering

Advances and Trends in Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation

Author: Alphose Zingoni

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN:

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 388

View: 534

Advances and Trends in Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation features over 300 papers classified into 21 sections, which were presented at the Fourth International Conference on Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation (SEMC 2010, Cape Town, South Africa, 6-8 September 2010). The SEMC conferences have been held every 3 years in
Technology & Engineering

Guide to Investigation of Structural Failures

Author: Jack R. Janney

Publisher: ASCE Publications

ISBN:

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 75

View: 386

Prepared by the Research Council on Performance of Structures of ASCE. This report contains guidelines for conducting an investigation into the causes of a structural failure or collapse.Ø Topics include: members of the investigative team and their responsibilities, recommended procedure for site visits, accumulation and recording of data, reporting procedures, and checklists of preparation and materials needed for each step. Common structural types are described, together with the most common causes of distress and failure for each material and construction method. Causes of failure are discussed according to type of project, type of structure, or type of material, connection or foundation.
Architecture

Building Failures

Author: W.H. Ransom

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Architecture

Page: 192

View: 420

In recent years building failures and the resulting lawsuits and awards for damages have frequently been in the news. The biggest headlines may have been reserved for structural failures and complete collapses, but we should not forget the less newsworthy failures such as leaky roofs, damp walls, dropped foundations and rotted timber. This book gives practical guidance on the prevention of failure by describing the nature and cause of the most common defects in buildings, and then shows how they should be avoided in design and construction.
Technology & Engineering

Nonlinear Structural Engineering

Author: Demeter G. Fertis

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN:

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 339

View: 553

This book concentrates on the nonlinear static and dynamic analysis of structures and structural components that are widely used in everyday engineering applications. It presents unique methods for nonlinear problems which permits the correct usage of powerful linear methods. Every topic is thoroughly explained and includes numerical examples. The new concepts, theories and methods introduced simplify the solution of the complex nonlinear problems.
Structural stability

Structural Failures

Author: ASCE Research Council on Performance of Structures

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Structural stability

Page: 110

View: 609