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Beyond failure : forensic case studies for civil engineers

Author: Norbert J Delatte
Publisher: Reston, Va. : ASCE Press, ©2009.
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From the Back Cover: Beyond Failure presents the circumstances of important failures that have had far-reaching impacts on civil engineering practice. Each case study narrates the known facts: 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.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Norbert J Delatte
ISBN: 9780784409732 0784409730
OCLC Number: 263605449
Description: xv, 407 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Foreword / Kenneth L Carper --
Preface --
1: Why Case Studies?: --
Organization of this book --
Notes to the student --
Sources for case materials --
2: Statics And Dynamics: --
Hyatt Regency walkway --
Tacoma Narrows Bridge --
Aircraft impacts --
Other cases --
3: Mechanics Of Materials: --
Quebec Bridge --
Point Pleasant Bridge collapse --
Comet jet aircraft crashes --
Other cases --
4: Structural Analysis: --
Agricultural product warehouse failures --
Ronan Point --
L'Ambiance Plaza collapse --
Cleveland lift-slab parking garage --
Kemper Arena --
Other cases --
5: Reinforced Concrete Structures: --
Air Force warehouse shear failures --
2000 Commonwealth Avenue --
Skyline Plaza in Bailey's Crossroads --
Harbour Cay condominium --
Bombing of the Oklahoma City Murrah Federal Building --
Pentagon attack --
Other cases --
6: Steel Structures: --
Hartford Civic Center Stadium collapse --
Mianus River Bridge collapse --
Cold-formed steel beam construction failure --
World Trade Center attacks --
Pittsburgh Convention Center expansion joint failure --
Minneapolis I-35W Bridge collapse --
Other cases --
7: Soil Mechanics, Geotechnical Engineering, And Foundations: --
Teton Dam --
Vaiont Dam reservoir slope stability failure --
Transcona and Fargo grain elevators --
Other cases --
8: Fluid Mechanics And Hydraulics: --
Johnstown flood --
Malpasset Dam --
Schoharie Creek Bridge --
New Orleans Hurricane Katrina levee failures --
Other cases --
9: Construction Materials: --
Austin concrete dam failure --
Liberty ship hull failures --
Willow Island cooling tower collapse --
Boston's Big Dig tunnel collapse --
High-alumina cement --
Other cases --
10: Management, Ethics, And Professional Issues: --
Citicorp Tower --
Space shuttle Challenger --
Sampoong Superstore, Korea --
Misuse of the professional engineer license --
Property loss investigations --
Appendix A: Notes to the professor --
Appendix B: ASCE Code of ethics --
Appendix C: Some cases on video and DVD --
References --
Index --
About the author.
Responsibility: Norbert J. Delatte, Jr.

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Presents the circumstances of important failures that have had wide-reaching impacts on civil engineering practice. This work includes case studies that narrate the known facts of the situation:  Read more...

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