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APSC 176 - Dr. Shaw

General Resources

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General books on Engineering Failures:

  • Ashby, M. F., & Jones, D. R. H. (2005). Engineering materials 1: An introduction to properties, applications and design. Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Elsevier Butterworth-Heinemann. Online
  • Carlson, R. L., Kardomateas, G. A. & Craig, J. I. (2012). Mechanics of failure mechanisms in structures. New York: Springer Netherlands. doi:10.1007/978-94-007-4252-9 Online
  • Delatte, N. J. (2009). Beyond failure: Forensic case studies for civil engineers. Reston, Va: ASCE Press. Online / On the Shelf
  • Jones, D. R. H. (2004). Failure analysis case studies III: A sourcebook of case studies selected from the pages of engineering failure analysis 2000-2002. Amsterdam: Elsevier. On the Shelf
  • Jones, D. R. H. (2001). Failure analysis case studies II: A sourcebook of case studies selected from the pages of engineering failure analysis 1997-1999. Amsterdam: Pergamon. On the Shelf in Vancouver (order through Document Delivery)
  • Levy, M., & Salvadori, M. (1992). Why buildings fall down: How structures fail. New York: W.W. Norton. On the Shelf
  • Petroski, H. (2006). Success through failure: The paradox of design. Princeton, N.J: Princeton University Press. On the Shelf
  • Petroski, H. (1994). Design paradigms: Case histories of error and judgment in engineering. Cambridge [England]: Cambridge University Press. On the Shelf
  • Samuel, A. E. (2007). The winning line: A forensic engineer's casebook. London: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-1-84628-097-9 Online
  • Schlager, N. (1994). When technology fails: Significant technological disasters, accidents, and failures of the Twentieth century. Detroit: Gale Research. On the Shelf
  • Whittle, R. (2013). Failures in concrete structures: Case studies in reinforced and prestressed concrete. London, UK: SPON Press. Online / On the Shelf