THUNK – 136. Engineering Wisdom: Tolerance & Failing Gracefully

Engineering is a highly technical field, but it makes use of exceedingly useful & straightforward ideas.

-Links for the Curious-

“How To Accept Over-Engineering For What It Really Is” (Fagner Brack, 2016) –

Summary of the ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) philosophy on engineering tolerances –

A good explanation of Graceful Degradation (aka failing gracefully) vs. Fault Tolerence (aka robustness) –

Boeing 777 Wing Flex Test –

A bigger tank (the Landkreuzer P.1000 Ratte) –

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