309 – Forensic Engineering
Guest: Sean Brady Host: Markus Voelter Shownoter: Stefaan Rillaert
In this episode I chat with Sean Brady about structural failures in civil engineering. We first discuss the technical and organzational causes for such failures. We then look at Sean’s specialty, forensic engineering, which is about analyzing failures to determine the root cause. Sean also has his own podcast in which he delves into much more detail about engineering failures, not just in construction.
Types of failure | Hydraulic action | Tacoma Narrows Bridge (1940) | Tacoma Narrows Bridge collapse on youtube | Why the Tacoma Narrows Bridge Collapsed | Brooklyn Bridge | Virgin Galactic crash | National Transportation Safety Board | Karel Terwels' study on failures, 'Structural safety: Study into critical factors in the design and construction process'