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Catastrophic Engineering Failure: What it means. Real examples and ways to identify. A Practical Tool box approach in 45 minutes 9am GMT on Wednesday November 24 (for your local time click here)
Attend a thought provoking web presentation by Prof. Steve Mackay, facilitated by Ric Harrison, on this very interesting topic. Examples from structural failure in chemical and electrical engineering.
‘A catastrophic failure is a sudden and total failure of some system from which recovery is impossible. Catastrophic failures often lead to cascading systems failure. The term is most commonly used for structural failures, but has often been extended to many other disciplines where total and irrecoverable loss occurs’ (Wikipedia). You will be familiar with the BP Gulf of Mexico Oil rig and the Columbia Shuttle failures. But there are a myriad of other examples ranging from the Tay Rail bridge, South Fork Dam (2200 people killed), De Havilland Comet disasters, Space Shuttle Challenger (O rings failure) and Space Shuttle Columbia (damage to wing).
We will identify common features and then give suggestions to apply in your work.
Highly interactive - you question the presenters and add in your comments as well.
Following outstanding feedback from those who attended the October 20 web session on Study Skills, we are offering a live repeat session. Join us for a live, interactive web-based session that provides tips and tricks for study that work. During this 45 minute session we’ll focus on the unique requirements of distance learning (e-learning), looking at 5 myths before moving onto 8 “best practice” tips, distilled from many years of experience. Your presenter will be Dr Steve Mackay, the foundation Dean of Engineering at the EIT, and the facilitator is Ric Harrison.
We introduce a winning formula – 3 ingredients that, when added together, will reward every student.
We’ll also take a little time explaining how our e-learning education works, focussing on the upcoming Advanced Diploma intake.
Whether you are embarking upon a new study routine after some years away from the desk or consider yourself an “old hand”, this session will give you new ideas and motivation.
The Engineering Institute of Technology (EIT) is dedicated to ensuring our students receive a world-class education and gain skills they can immediately implement in the workplace upon graduation. Our staff members uphold our ethos of honesty and integrity, and we stand by our word because it is our bond. Our students are also expected to carry this attitude throughout their time at our institute, and into their careers.