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Fracture Mechanics


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Understanding How things break can avoid having to explain Why they broke later on.


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Schenectady 1941

The Schenctady was among many WWII ships that broke apart in calm seas or in harbor due to several factors which included an underappreciation of fracture mechanics in their design.


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The TITANIC was "unsinkable."  Here's a link to TMS (The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society) explaining what went wrong. To return to the StatisticalEngineering website, just X-out the new window.


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