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Failure Case Studies In The Civil Engineering And Engineering Mechanics Curriculum: A New Textbook

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Conference

2009 Annual Conference & Exposition

Location

Austin, Texas

Publication Date

June 14, 2009

Start Date

June 14, 2009

End Date

June 17, 2009

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

Sustainable and Urban Development

Tagged Division

Civil Engineering

Page Count

8

Page Numbers

14.628.1 - 14.628.8

Permanent URL

https://peer.asee.org/4874

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2641

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Norb Delatte Cleveland State University Orcid 16x16 orcid.org/0000-0002-1811-4335

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Failure Case Studies in the Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics Curriculum: A New Textbook Abstract

Over the past three years research has evaluated the impact of including failure case studies in specific civil engineering and engineering mechanics courses. Failure case studies developed under two NSF-funded projects have resulted in a book published by the American Society for Civil Engineers (ASCE) Press, Beyond Failure: Forensic Case Studies for Civil Engineers. This paper presents a discussion of the organization and the presentation of the individual cases, as well as some suggestions for use of the work in the curriculum and elsewhere.

Introduction

Over the past three years research has evaluated the impact of including failure case studies in specific civil engineering and engineering mechanics courses1, 2, 3, 4. Failure case studies developed under two NSF-funded projects have resulted in a book published by the American Society for Civil Engineers (ASCE) Press, Beyond Failure: Forensic Case Studies for Civil Engineers5. The book cover is shown in figure 1. This book breaks down failure case studies into chapters arranged by engineering courses and topics.

Figure 1: Book Cover

Delatte, N. (2009, June), Failure Case Studies In The Civil Engineering And Engineering Mechanics Curriculum: A New Textbook Paper presented at 2009 Annual Conference & Exposition, Austin, Texas. https://peer.asee.org/4874

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