DESIGN AS OBVIATING FAILURE.

Published

Journal Article

The systematic avoidance of failure is what characterizes rational design. Thus historical case studies of failures are full of important information for successful design, and the designer who is unfamiliar with the history of failures risks repeating old mistakes. Rather than being discussed merely in generalities in this paper, these ideas are explained in the context of the specific structural engineering example of bridges.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Petroski, H

Published Date

  • January 1, 1987

Start / End Page

  • 49 - 53

Citation Source

  • Scopus