ASE 333T - The Success of Failure Journal Assignment

ASE 333T - The Success of Failure Journal Assignment - Drew...

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Drew Rosecrans Section: 11am “The Success of Failure” September 29 Learning From Our Mistakes In “The Success of Failure” Henry Petroski talks of engineering failures and what become of them. I have chosen two main points from his work to apply to my topic. His idea that these failures must be investigated with the upmost scrutiny to learn from them and make sure that a failure of the same nature never happens again and also that technology is neither good nor bad. The topic that I am going to relate these points to is that of the recent incidents with the V- 22 Osprey. The Osprey has had several problems since being tested. A few of these problems have resulted in the loss of human life, but as Petroski illustrates we must learn from these failures and apply what we have learned to better serve us in the future. After all of these incidents the Osprey was grounded until the failure could be pinpointed and corrected. After everything was fixed from what was learned the Osprey was in the air again. If not enough attention was paid to
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This note was uploaded on 09/18/2011 for the course ASE 333T taught by Professor Wadbrook during the Fall '08 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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