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Design paradigms : case histories of error and judgment in engineering / Henry Petroski.

By: Petroski, Henry [aut]Material type: TextTextLanguage: English Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. Cambridge University Press, 1994Description: xii, 209 s. diagr., illISBN: 0521461081; 0521466490Subject(s): Teknikhistoria | Engineering design -- Case studies | System failures (Engineering) -- Case studies | Industriell formgivning | Teknikhistoria | VetenskapshistoriaDDC classification: 620/.0042 | 609 Other classification: TA 172 | TG 15 | Ihb | P:k | Ihb | P:k
Contents:
Introduction -- Paconius and the pedestal for Apollo : a paradigm of error in conceptual design -- Vitruvius's auger and Galileo's bones : paradigms of limits to size in design -- Galileo and the marble column : a paradigm of a design change for the worse -- Galileo's confirmation of a false hypothesis : a paradigm of logical error in design -- The design and collapse of the Dee Bridge : a paradigm of success masking error -- The Britannia tubular bridge : a paradigm of tunnel vision in design -- Failure as a source of engineering judgment : John Roebling as a paradigmatic designer -- The design climate for the Tacoma Narrows Bridge : a paradigm of the selective use of history -- Historic bridge failures and caveats for future designs -- Conclusion
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Introduction -- Paconius and the pedestal for Apollo : a paradigm of error in conceptual design -- Vitruvius's auger and Galileo's bones : paradigms of limits to size in design -- Galileo and the marble column : a paradigm of a design change for the worse -- Galileo's confirmation of a false hypothesis : a paradigm of logical error in design -- The design and collapse of the Dee Bridge : a paradigm of success masking error -- The Britannia tubular bridge : a paradigm of tunnel vision in design -- Failure as a source of engineering judgment : John Roebling as a paradigmatic designer -- The design climate for the Tacoma Narrows Bridge : a paradigm of the selective use of history -- Historic bridge failures and caveats for future designs -- Conclusion

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