Published Papers

Journal fo the National Academy of Forensic Engineers
Vol. XX  No. 2 December 2003
Forensic Engineering Analysis of Skylight Failures
by: Edward S. George, P.E., (NAFE 6ZIM) 
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 FORENSIC ENGINEERING TESTING OF A CHAIN THAT FAILED
    
By Edward S. George, PE [NAFE 621M]
ABSTRACT:
  
An attempt to extricate a tractor stuck in a sandy field using a steel tow chain in combination with a nylon strap was unsuccessful when the steel tow chain failed.  The broken chain recoiled back hitting the plaintiff in the face causing extensive injuries.  The plaintiff sued the distributor of the chain for damages.  The Forensic Engineer assessed the specific allegations that included failure to properly design, manufacture, assemble, test, inspect, label and package subject chain,  to ensure that it would not fail in ordinary foreseeable use. The Forensic Engineer reviewed Factors of Safety and performed load tests on both the subject chain, an exemplar chain and an exemplar nylon strap. The Forensic Engineer's investigation resulted in an informed conclusion as to the cause of this failure.
  
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Case Studies
Below are a list of cases that have been researched and reviewed by E & S Consulting, Inc. 
Case 1:
Failed Kiln Chain
Case 2:
Washer Bolts Failure
Case 3:
Dryer Flex Hose
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Case 4:
Tube Sheet
Case 5:
In-Situ Metallography of Power Plant Boiler
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