Difference between revisions of "Graceful failure modes"

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[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fatigue_%28material%29 Materials Fatigue]
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[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fault_tolerance#Terminology Fault Tolerance]

Latest revision as of 14:06, 1 September 2017

Design should be such that the structure does not fail if one piece fails.

Graceful failure is a concept that includes indications of impending failure, partial failure, etc that causes the humans operating the machine to become aware of the problem. Rather than a sudden catastrophic failure that takes people unaware and causes injury and loss of life, graceful failure lets you down easy and allows for recovery.

See Also:

Materials Fatigue Fault Tolerance