Methods and Case Studies for Teaching and Learning about Failure and Safety

TitleMethods and Case Studies for Teaching and Learning about Failure and Safety
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1999
AuthorsBignell, V
JournalEuropean Journal of Engineering Education
Type of ArticleArticle
Publication Languageeng
ISSN Number03043797
Accession Number2268663
KeywordsCase , ENGINEERING
AbstractThe uses of case studies of failures of technological systems are discussed, and methods for analysis are described. Starting from the simple examination of broken components in engineering, the article goes on to trace the development of systems methods for the study of accidents and large-scale disasters having technology as a major component. Methods used in two distance-learning courses are described, which employ the comparison of standard models of failure and success against the actuality of given scenarios. Details of the teaching and learning materials are set out, together with sources.
NotesBignell, Victor; Source Info: Sep99, Vol. 24 Issue 3, p311; Subject Term: ENGINEERING students; Subject Term: CASE method; Subject Term: ENGINEERING -- Study & teaching; Number of Pages: 11p; Document Type: Article; Full Text Word Count: 5249
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