Galileo and the marble column: A paradigm of human error in design

Journal Article (Journal Article)

A classic case history of a design change leading to a structural failure is presented and interpreted as a paradigm for the introduction of human error in design. An argument is made for the timeless relevance of poignant case histories to reduce the occurrence of human error in modern designs and thus increase their reliability. © 1991.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Petroski, H

Published Date

  • January 1, 1991

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 11 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 1 - 11

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0167-4730

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0167-4730(91)90023-3

Citation Source

  • Scopus