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Beyond the Black Box

The Forensics Of Airplane Crashes

By G. D. (George D.) Bibel

The black box is orange -- and there are actually two of them. They house the cockpit voice recorder and the flight data recorder, instruments vital to 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 fascinating 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.

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2008

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9780801886317


Format: Book
Author: Bibel, G. D. (George D.)
Title: Beyond the black box : the forensics of airplane crashes / George Bibel.
Publisher Date: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008.
Subject: Aircraft accidents -- Investigation Airframes Mechanics, Analytic Flight recorders Physics
Isbn: 9780801886317 (hardcover : alk. paper) 0801886317 (hardcover : alk. paper)
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Format: Book
Author: Bibel, G. D. (George D.)
Title: Beyond the black box : the forensics of airplane crashes / George Bibel.
Publisher, Date: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008.
Description: x, 393 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Subjects: Aircraft accidents -- Investigation
Subjects: Airframes
Subjects: Mechanics, Analytic
Subjects: Flight recorders
Subjects: Physics
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. [375]-386) and index.
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.
LCCN: 2006101451
ISBN: 9780801886317 (hardcover : alk. paper)
ISBN: 0801886317 (hardcover : alk. paper)
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Call Number: 363.12410153 Bib