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Engineering360: "10 Funny Civil Engineering Fails to Brighten Up Your Day"

01/08/2018 12:02 PM

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Re: 10 Funny Civil Engineering Fails to Brighten Up Your Day

01/08/2018 2:07 PM

In point of fact, these are examples of inspection, architectural, carpenter, plumber, Permiting, and/or communication fails, not Civil Engineering Fails...

The railroad example may have been a failure of excessive use, and the railroad bed designer may, or may not, have been a Civil Engineer...

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Re: 10 Funny Civil Engineering Fails to Brighten Up Your Day

01/09/2018 1:03 AM

OK, some of these are quite puzzling! The thought processes to get to these results...

But as for the last picture of the railway: That looks like a kick-out (or buckling) of the rails under excessive longitudinal forces due to high temperatures and/or inadequate lateral support, and the staff are just starting to repair it.

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01/09/2018 12:34 PM

Alternately, notice that, primarily, the extra track length to (supply) room for the track to horizontally sway (towards the viewer's right) is a straightening of the downhill railway from a left-ward turning rail roadbed (for trains coming downhill) a little too rapidly, for the conditions, and hard-braking towards the bottom of the slope, causing the track horizontal curvature to become more of a geometric chord, rather than remaining more of the originally designed portion of a horizontal circle...

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01/09/2018 3:05 PM

I saw a similar picture of the railroad track after an earthquake in New Zealand a few years ago. I assume they fixed it by now. I must admit that I played with the picture a wee bit, and connected the left rail to the right one, and the right rail to the left one. making it totally unusable, but the original picture was for real

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04/14/2018 11:13 PM

Is there Civil Engineering failure or civil engineers failure? Or the just the constructor fails while building without civil engineers. lol!

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