Structural Failure: Technical, Legal and Insurance Aspects

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H.P. Rossmanith
CRC Press, Dec 21, 1995 - Technology & Engineering - 208 pages
The growing interest in the overlap between technical, legal and insurance aspects of technology and engineering is reflected in the formation of the new International Society for Technology, Law and Insurance (ISTLI). This book forms the proceedings of the founding symposium and contains wide ranging papers from engineers, lawyers, and other specialists in insurance, technical approvals and product liability.
 

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Contents

ECONOMIC EFFECTS OF RUIN OF SYSTEMS
xiii
DESIGNING AGAINST FAILURE
5
EVER DIMINISHING CONCENTRIC CIRCLES THE BUSINESS OUTLOOK FOR ENGINEERING CONSULTANTS IN THE LITIGATION AREA
23
PRODUCT LIABILITY AND THE EXPERT WITNESS A CANADIAN PERSPECTIVE
27
THE STATUS OF PRODUCT LIABILITY IN THE USA
31
THE RELATIONSHIP OF TECHNOLOGY AND LAW IN CIVIL SUITS IN JAPAN
41
THE STATUS OF PRODUCT LIABILITY IN POLAND
47
PRESENTDAY SWISS LEGISLATION ABOUT PRODUCT LIABILITY
57
THE FUNCTION OF TECHNICAL DOCUMENTATION DRAFT RECOMMMENDATION VDI 4500 FOR USER INFORMATION
81
INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL ARBITRATION AND ENGINEERING
97
A ROLE MODEL FOR THE VALIDATION OF MATHEMATICAL MODELS AND SOFTWARE INTEGRITY WITH RESPECT TO PRODUCT LI...
113
THE BRAZILIAN EXPERIENCE IN INTEGRITY EVALUATION
125
AGEING SAFETY AND LEGAL ASPECTS OF CABLEWAYS IN AUSTRIA
139
MECHANICAL CHARACTERISATION OF PREFATIGUED 2219T87 AND 6061T6 ALUMINIUM ALLOYS UNDER HIGH VELOCITY TENSION
149
FATIGUE FAILURES AND IDENTIFICATION OF THEIR CAUSES
175
FROM A SUBCRITICAL TO THE CRITICAL CRACK A COMPLEX DOMAIN IN STRUCTURAL STABILITY
183

PRODUCT LIABILITY IN CASE OF A LICENSE?
65
FORENSIC ENGINEERING ACTIVITIES IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC
71
SOME COMMENTS ON RISK ASSESSMENT AND FAILURE ANALYSIS ACTIVITIES IN SWITZERLAND
75

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