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Applied Science 150: Engineering Case Studies Research Project in Engineering Failure Introduction There is much to be learned about preventing failures in engineering projects by learning from the mistakes of others. Unfortunately, there are plenty of examples from which to choose: the chemical leak in Bopal, India, the sinking of the Ocean Ranger, the failure of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge and the explosion of the Challenger shuttle to name just a few. Research Project Each student is to research some engineering failure that has occurred either recently or in the more distant past. A number of books have been written on engineering failures and lessons to be learned from them. In addition, reports on more recent failures can be found by searching on-line databases, such as Science Indexes. No research project should rely on a single source, but the conclusions should be based on material drawn from a number of sources (3-5). Report Format
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This note was uploaded on 10/05/2010 for the course APSC 03293901 taught by Professor M.smith during the Fall '10 term at The University of British Columbia.

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