Date: 17 Sep 97 02:49:24 From: email@example.com (Phil. G. Felton) Organization: Princeton University References: 1 2 3 4 5 Followups: 1 2 3
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In article <airliners.1997.2156@ohare.Chicago.COM>, firstname.lastname@example.org (David Lesher) wrote: > J&J@nospam.demon.co.uk (Janet and John) writes: > >>Any strength of materials textbook..... > > >You should say "any strength of materials textbook written since the > >Comet crash investigations". Fatigue behaviour was not well known at the > >time, and the Comet crashes aided the development of the science > >immeasurably, > > By some measures, the entire field of fatigue behaviour started > only a few years before, when the Allies tried to figure out why > brand new Liberty Ships in the North Atlantic were suddenly > cracking in half and sinking. Recent research on the fate of the Titanic and her sister ship (the Britannic?) seem to indicate that fatigue of welds were a factor in the demise of those two ships. Phil.