Beyond the limits of imagination: what do the Comet aircraft failures teach us?

Author: S. Brady

Date published

1 September 2017

Price

Standard: £9 + VAT
Members/Subscribers: Free

Buy Now
Back to Previous

Beyond the limits of imagination: what do the Comet aircraft failures teach us?

Beyond the limits of imagination: what do the Comet aircraft failures teach us?
The Structural Engineer
Author

S. Brady

Date published

1 September 2017

Author

S. Brady

Price

Standard: £9 + VAT
Members/Subscribers: Free

Buy Now

Sean Brady recounts the tale of the Comet jet airliner crashes of the 1950s and explains how the trailblazing accident investigation revealed a failure of imagination that holds lessons for all engineers.

Additional information

Format:
PDF
Pages:
3
Publisher:
The Institution of Structural Engineers

Tags

Lessons from failure Professional Guidance Issue 9

Related Resources & Events

The Structural Engineer
<h4>Temporary Works Toolkit. Part 15: Designing temporary works to European standards – an introduction</h4>

Temporary Works Toolkit. Part 15: Designing temporary works to European standards – an introduction

Tony Harris and Mariapia Angelino of WSP explain some of the key technical issues around PAS 8812 – the new guide to temporary works design to European standards. This article aims to promote a shared understanding between designers of both permanent and temporary works.

Date ‐ 1 September 2017
Author ‐ A. Harris and M. Angelino (WSP)
Price ‐ Free
The Structural Engineer
<h4>Business Practice Note No. 9: Ethics</h4>

Business Practice Note No. 9: Ethics

In the latest note in this series, Jane Entwistle explains what ethical standards members are expected to uphold and introduces guidance provided by the Institution on this topic.

Date ‐ 1 September 2017
Author ‐ J. Entwistle
Price ‐ £9
The Structural Engineer
<h4>Engineering the Hanging Garden of Babylon</h4>

Engineering the Hanging Garden of Babylon

Sean Brady examines the remarkable engineering works that may have underpinned the Hanging Garden of Babylon - one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

Date ‐ 1 July 2016
Author ‐ S. Brady (Brady Heywood)
Price ‐ £9