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Managing risk in an increasingly hazardous world

May. 1, 2008—  If you have a nagging feeling that life is getting increasingly hazardous, you may be interested in the new book, “Operational Risk Management,” by Mark D. Abkowitz, professor of civil and environmental engineering. The book contains 15 case studies of major disasters, including September 11, Hurricane Katrina and the losses of the Challenger and...

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Vanderbilt Engineering to lead FAA helicopter reliability project

Nov. 1, 2006—All it took to rip the roof off Aloha Airlines Flight 243 in 1988 was the gradual corrosion around rivet holes that had, over time, created tiny cracks in the Boeing 737’s fuselage that suddenly combined with fatal results. That incident, which caused one death, 65 injuries and a traumatic open-air ride in an airplane...

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