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Forensic engineering: a suitable case for investigation?

Hush, Michael (2007). Forensic engineering: a suitable case for investigation? In: 7th International Active Learning in Engineering (ALE) conference, June 4th - 6th 2007, INSA Toulouse, France.

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Abstract

Forensic engineering is loosely defined as legal investigations undertaken by engineers covering failures in products, processes and designs. As such it contains many attractions to engineering students and the use of engineering failure can be very effective for the teaching of engineering concepts. However, it is not easy to adapt material for case studies. Using an everyday failure, the type of problems that arise in the preparation of teaching material based on engineering failures will be identified and discussed.
Key words:
Forensic, failure, engineering, legal, assessment

Item Type: Conference Item
Copyright Holders: 2007 Active learning in engineering education
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Engineering & Innovation
Item ID: 32532
Depositing User: Michael Hush
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2012 12:05
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2012 12:52
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/32532
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