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Structural Failure

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ISBN13: 9780419207108
ISBN: 0419207104
Published: July 1997
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Format: Hardback
Price: £215.00

Wide ranging papers from engineers, lawyers and other specialists in insurance, technical approvals and product liability are presented in this book. The growing interest in the overlap between the technical, legal and insurance aspects of technology is addressed through well balanced practical and theoretical coverage. Structural Failure provides a comprehensive approach to the important impacts of technical failures on a local, national, regional and international level.

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Preface. Foreword. Contributors. Economic effects of ruin of systems -L Faria, Portugal. Designing against failure - R K Penny, South Africa. Ever diminishing concentric circles: the business outlook for engineering consultants in the litigation are - B Ross, USA. Product liability and the expert witness: a Canadian perspective - I Le May, Canada. The status of product liability in the USA - J Scott Kirkwood, USA. The relationship of technology and law in civil suits in Japan - T Yamada. Japan. The status of product liability in Poland - K Czerkas and E Urbanska-Galewka, Poland. Present-day Swiss legislation about product liability - T Pachmann, Switzerland. Product liability - In case of a licence? - P Revy von Belvard, Switzerland. Forensic engineering activities in the Czech Republic - M Drdacky, Czech Republic. Some comments on risk assessment and failure analysis activities in Switzerland - R Kieselbach, Switzerland. The function of technical documentation: draft recommendation VDI 4500 for user information - C O Bauer, Germany. International commercial arbitration and engineering - F Schwank , Austria. A role model for the validation of mathematical models and software integrity with respect to product liability - A Puri, UK. The Brazilian experience in integrity evaluation - H A Gomide, S N Mannheimer and T L de Silveira, Brazil. Ageing, safety and legal aspects of cableways in Austria - T Varga and K Kawata, Japan. Mechanical characteristics of pre-fatigued 2219-T87 and 6061-T6 aluminium alloys under high velocity tension - M Itabashi, K Kawata and S Kusaka, Japan. Fatigue failures and identification of their causes - M Bily, Slovak Republic. From a sub-critical to the critical crack - a complex domain in structural stability - Y Katz and A Bussiba, Israel. Fundamentals of limit-state design of concrete - Russian Experience - Y Zaitsev and V I Shevchenko, Russia. Index