To Forgive Design

To Forgive Design

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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.behavioral problems, there has been no dramatic collapse of a prominent cable- stayed bridge, though the problems persist and ... During a 2009 visit to South Korea, I was taken to the recently completed Incheon Bridge, and it too had dampers in place to check cable ... appearance of the theretofore unobserved torsional motion of the deck of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge led within hours to its collapse.

Title:To Forgive Design
Author:Henry Petroski
Publisher:Harvard University Press - 2012-04-13


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