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The Resource Beyond the black box : the forensics of airplane crashes, George Bibel

Beyond the black box : the forensics of airplane crashes, George Bibel

Label
Beyond the black box : the forensics of airplane crashes
Title
Beyond the black box
Title remainder
the forensics of airplane crashes
Statement of responsibility
George Bibel
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The black box is orange - and there are actually two of them. They house the cockpit recorder and the flight data recorder, instruments vital airplane crash analyses." "But accident investigators cannot rely on the black boxes alone. Beginning with the 1931 Fokker F-10A crash that killed legendary football coach Knute Rockne, this book provides a behind-the-scenes look at plane wreck investigations. Professor George Bibel shows how forensic experts, scientists, and engineers analyze factors like impact, debris, loading, fire patterns, metallurgy, fracture, crash testing, and human tolerances to determine why planes fall from the sky - and how the information gleaned from accident reconstruction is incorporated into aircraft design and operation to keep commercial aviation as safe as possible."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
363.12/410153
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TL553.5
LC item number
.B52 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Beyond the black box : the forensics of airplane crashes, George Bibel
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [375]-386) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The crash investigation process -- How planes (often) crash -- In-flight breakup -- Pressure, explosive decompression, and burst balloons -- Jet propulsion, burst engines, and reliability -- Metal fatigue : bending 777's and paper clips -- Combustion : fire and explosion -- Crash testing -- Human tolerances to G loads and crash forces
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 393 pages
Isbn
9780801886317
Lccn
2006101451
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
ocm77116864
Label
Beyond the black box : the forensics of airplane crashes, George Bibel
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [375]-386) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The crash investigation process -- How planes (often) crash -- In-flight breakup -- Pressure, explosive decompression, and burst balloons -- Jet propulsion, burst engines, and reliability -- Metal fatigue : bending 777's and paper clips -- Combustion : fire and explosion -- Crash testing -- Human tolerances to G loads and crash forces
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 393 pages
Isbn
9780801886317
Lccn
2006101451
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
ocm77116864

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