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In Weak Rivets, a Possible Key to Titanicís Doom

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Bethany Beightol
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« Reply #15 on: April 15, 2008, 01:14:14 pm »



In the book "What Really Sank the Titanic," the researchers Jennifer Hooper McCarty and Tim Foecke argue that the rivets were the Achilles' heel of the Titanic and that the problem was worsened by poor manufacturing; high variability, because of the large number of suppliers; and a rush to complete the ship.
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« Reply #16 on: April 16, 2008, 12:36:49 am »

Yeah the majority of the money went into the ergonomics and not the engineering.   Cry
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