A Practical Guide to Engineering Failure Investigation
A Practical Guide to Engineering Failure Investigation has been written with the specific purpose of helping those involved in serious engineering failures. When mechanical plant fails, the technical, legal and contractual issues become very involved and complicated, and deciding causation can be difficult and prolonged. The principles and methodologies explained here will help
engineers to link their technical knowledge to the commercial realities of working with insurers, loss adjusters and their representatives.
This book is essential reading for consultants, expert witnesses and all engineers who may become involved in commercial failure investigations.
How to use this book
Professional roles and responsibilities
Strategy and tactics of failure investigation
The inspection visit
Doing a design and operation appraisal
Mechanisms of failure
How to present your conclusions
Insurance investigations deferring failure events and proximate cause subrogation.