Title: Avoidance of structural failure – the engineer's responsibility

Authors: Iain Le May

Addresses: Metallurgical Consulting Services Ltd, Saskatoon, Canada

Abstract: The engineer|s responsibility in avoiding structural failure is discussed. The need for changes in the engineering curriculum to provide a sound background for this is examined: aspects of codes and standards and of insurance are reviewed, and examples of structural failures are presented to illustrate some of the points made.

Keywords: product liability; product insurance; structural failure; failure prevention; codes; standards; engineering curriculum; engineering education.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMPT.1987.036772

International Journal of Materials and Product Technology, 1987 Vol.2 No.3/4, pp.225 - 235

Published online: 07 Nov 2010 *

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