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JANUARY BRANCH MEETING

January 19, 2021
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
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Henry Petroski, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering, Duke University, Bio

The paradoxical relationship between success and failure is illustrated in the history of suspension bridges, which from the 1850s through the 1930s evolved from John Roebling’s enormous successes—culminating in the Brooklyn Bridge—to structures that oscillated in the wind and, in the case of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge, twisted itself apart and collapsed in 1940. Lessons learned from these examples can be generalized to apply across a broad spectrum of engineering structures and systems and help explain why failures continue to occur, even as technology advances.

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Uttam Karmaker, P.E. Michael Bloom, P.E., ENV SP, CFM BCEE
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832-289-0475  

 

 

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