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This reminds of story that I still find fascinating. Back when I was in college and studying Strengths of Materials one day the professor took us down the basement lab. The school had been hired as an expert witness in a court case. What happened was a grain elevator had been built and it collapsed resulting several deaths and the design company was sued. They contended that the design was sound and the construction was faulty. The school was given the job of constructing a section of the elevator wall according to specification and verify its capacity. As I recall, the specification called for two quarter-inch beads of glue and a nail every six inches on every board which were 2x4s with their wide side laid horizontally. They built about a 10x10 foot (I think it was) section of the wall and put it in the school's press to test it. This press was not nearly has massive as the USAF's in that article but it was pretty hefty. After testing, they found the specifications for the wall to be more than adequate. The wall was supported in the test by an I-beam whose members were one-inch thick steel and what happened was the I-beam began to deflect before the wall did so that verified that the wall was as stout as intended. The court found that the design was sound and the builders skimped by using one bead of glue and half the number of nails so the construction company was at fault.
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