This ebook is the results of the editor's efforts to appreciate why structures fail. He has mixed his event investigating the motives of establishing mess ups with broad examine, on the way to current unique descriptions of the reasons and picking out features of quite a lot of failure mechanisms. This publication additionally comprises an index of those quite a few mechanisms, besides quite a few case reports taken and elevated from his on-going journal column on "Failures," and an annotated bibliography. a bit on acting failure investigations places the cloth right into a useful context.

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