Beyond Failure: Forensic Case Studies for Civil Engineers

Norbert J. Delatte ... 424 pages - Publisher: American Society of Civil Engineers; (January, 2008) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0784409730 - ISBN-13: 978-0784409732.

"Beyond Failure" presents the circumstances of important failures that have had wide-reaching impacts on civil engineering practice. Each case study narrates the known facts of the situation: design and construction, the failure, subsequent investigation or analysis, and, where appropriate, additional issues such as technical concerns, ethical considerations, professional practice issues, and long-term effects. The case studies are organized around eight common topics of undergraduate engineering courses, and each case study has teaching points and a reading list, so this book is useful to engineering faculty and their students. With more than 40 full cases, this book will also appeal to practicing engineers with an interest in forensic investigations or the analysis of historic failures.

Beyond Failure: Forensic Case Studies for Civil Engineers, Norbert J. Delatte

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