IED notes

Here are web sites useful for IED.


  1. Different people have different ways to design; here's one that worked: Wright Brothers Engineering Method (4:45).

  2. Engineering Disasters and Learning from Failure might be interesting.

  3. Rescuing Baby Jessica who fell down well.

  4. For 20 Years the Nuclear Launch Code at US Minuteman Silos Was 00000000.

  5. Castle Bravo . Eensy teensy physics error resulted in 15MT thermonuclear blast instead of 6MT.

It's important to get the details right - 3

Stupid little details can kill people (luckily not in these stories...).

  1. Great miscalculations: The French railway error and 10 others.

  2. Gimli glider details and many other sites.

  3. Great miscalculations: the importance of validating project management assumptions.