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.
In this conversation with Nick Weisenberger of Coaster 101 we discuss some of the engineering aspects that go into coaster design. We cover accelerations, speed control, banking as well as various kinds of lifts and other launch systems.