Failures and the Law

Author: H. P. Rossmanith
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780419220800
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The interaction between engineering and the law is undergoing dramatic changes. Product liability, laws have been introduced in Japan, patent claims over living organisms have been made in bioengineering and the differing national laws of copyright protection and liability are in the process of harmonisation, especially in the European Union. The pace and complexity of these changes make it essential for technologists, lawyers, engineers and insurance experts to establish a common basis for understanding, co-operation and exchange of expertise. The recently founded International Society for Technology, Law and Insurance aims to foster such co-operation. This volume features 46 selected contributions which address various topical issues and the law. The most important issues relate to engineering risks, quality assurance and assessment and legal implications assiciated with them. Recent failure cases are explained and the technical, legal and insurance-related issues discussed in detail.

Structural Failure

Author: H.P. Rossmanith
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780419207108
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The growing interest in the overlap between technical, legal and insurance aspects of technology and engineering is reflected in the formation of the new International Society for Technology, Law and Insurance (ISTLI). This book forms the proceedings of the founding symposium and contains wide ranging papers from engineers, lawyers, and other specialists in insurance, technical approvals and product liability.

Electronic Failure Analysis Handbook

Author: Perry L. Martin
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780070410442
Format: PDF, Docs
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For electronic parts suppliers, systems designers, and fabricators--to help protect against product and system failure: Features: components ranging from microelectronics to wires and cables; a wealth of case studies; extremely comprehensive coverage of the entire industry.

Teaching and Education in Fracture and Fatigue

Author: H.P. Rossmanith
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 0203476042
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This proceedings contains the best contributions to the series of seminars held in Vienna (1992), Miskolc, Hungary (1993 and 1994) and Vienna (1995) and provides a valuable resource for those concerned with the teaching of fracture and fatigue. It presents a wide range of approaches relevant to course and curriculum development. It is aimed particularly at those concerned with graduate and post-graduate education.

Durability Analysis of Structural Composite Systems

Author: Albert H. Cardon
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9789054106401
Format: PDF
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Durability analysis can be defined as the prediction methodology of safe residual behaviour after a given life time under a complex mechanical loading history in combination with a program of environmental variations. This was, and is a central problem for the reliability of structural components whatever are the basic material systems. With composite systems, combination of different materials in interaction, an integrated material structure design becomes possible. If one of the phases is a polymer, the composite system has time dependent properties and as consequence durability analysis has to be performed taking into account the internal time factor in combination with strong influences from temperature changes and moisture diffusion. Insurance companies need information on durability and reliability in order to cover the risks, and in the event of failure lawyers have to arrive at an agreement om the responsibilites of the different actors involved in the constructiion. This book is an overview of the state of the different aspects of safe structural integrity for a given lifetime of composite structures, with special emphasis on polymer matrix composites. It is of interest for scientists and engineers involved in composites and for designers of composite structural components.

Organization Descriptions and Cross References

Author: Union of International Associations
Publisher: K G Saur Verlag Gmbh & Company
ISBN: 9783598245350
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The latest edition of this definitive international resource provides detailed information for more than 29,000 organizations active in 289 countries, and is exhaustively cross-referenced to help you: -- Locate international aid groups, business and commercial associations, religious orders, national bodies, fraternities, conferences, and more -- Help patrons find the right contacts in the organizations they need to reach, and identify organizations with similar concerns worldwide -- Facilitate research into any organization's structure, financing, membership, aims and activities, publications, geographic scope, and more. Alphabetically arranged and now in two parts, Volume 1: Organization Descriptions and Cross-References is the most current and far-reaching reference work available on international bodies. Over 32,000 listings -- including in-depth profiles for some 12,000 major organizations -- cover everything from inter-governmental bodies and conferences to religious orders and fraternities. Volume 2: International Organization Participation makes possible systematic identification of each country's range of direct or indirect international activity. Designed for use by national and international agencies, embassies, ministries, and university and law libraries, its alphabetical arrangement offers a comprehensive picture of national involvement in international concerns. Volume 3: Global Action Networks is a comprehensive overview of the range and network of activities of the international organizations themselves -- organized alphabetically by subject and by region. Similar to a "yellow pages", it groups international and regional bodies under 4,300 categories ofcommon ideas, aims, and activities. Volume 4: International Organization Bibliography and Resources provides a Title/Author Index and separate Subject Index to some 33,000 entries reflecting current publications of IGOs and NGOs, secondary literature of NGOs, and more, From K. G. Saur.

Architectural Forensics

Author: Sam Kubba
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071596127
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Successfully Conduct and Report on Any Architectural Forensic Investigation Architectural Forensics clearly defines the role, responsibilities, and essential work of forensic architects. This unique resource offers comprehensive coverage of building defects and failures, types of failure mechanisms, and job-critical tasks such as fieldwork, lab testing, formulating opinions, and providing expert testimony. Packed with 300 illustrations, in-depth case studies, and numerous sample documents, this vital reference takes you step-by-step through every phase of conducting investigations...diagnosing building failures... preventing and curing building defects...and reporting on findings. The book also includes strategies for avoiding liability and resolving disputes-potentially saving vast amounts of time and money. Authoritative and up-to-date, Architectural Forensics Features: • Full details on conducting investigations and reporting on architectural forensics • Clear guidance on preventing and curing building defects and failures • In-depth coverage of field work, photogrammetry, and lab testing • Practical insights into litigation, dispute resolution, and expert testimony • Solid business advice on presentation methods, marketing, and setting up an office and website

Failure Mechanisms in Building Construction

Author: David H. Nicastro
Publisher: ASCE Publications
ISBN: 9780784402832
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Topics include shelf angles, deck drains, thermal expansion, cracking, fatigue, fracture, overstress, unstable shoring, tempered glass, tower distress, sealant reversion, glazing system leaks, masonry/plank construction, frame shortening, zipper gaskets, handrail post deformation, sloped glazing slips, and floating walls.