engine failure


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n engine failure engine does not run
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  • George S. Patton
    “I do not fear failure. I only fear the slowing up of the engine inside of me which is pounding, saying, Keep going, someone must be on top, why not you?”


In literature:

But, after two years of waiting for it, the engine proved a failure.
"The Age of Invention" by Holland Thompson
Failure to train an engineer may involve the future failure of a structure, with the loss of many lives.
"A Librarian's Open Shelf" by Arthur E. Bostwick
While McCloskey was still prophesying failure, he was giving the word to Darby, the hoister engineer.
"The Taming of Red Butte Western" by Francis Lynde
Engineers elsewhere crushed a way through earth and rock to their goals, and under adverse circumstances, with no thought of failure.
"The Iron Furrow" by George C. Shedd
Should engineers use a certain method until failures show that something is wrong?
"Some Mooted Questions in Reinforced Concrete Design" by Edward Godfrey
It will save fuel and labor during the remainder of the trip and may also save an engine failure.
"The Traveling Engineers' Association" by Anonymous
As a military engineer Donatello was a failure.
"Donatello" by David Lindsay, Earl of Crawford
But those plucky engineers were not to be overcome by a first failure.
"The Battery and the Boiler" by R.M. Ballantyne
Care and rigid inspection will reduce the possibilities, but engine failure cannot yet be eliminated.
"Opportunities in Aviation" by Arthur Sweetser
Less fortunate, in a case of presumed engine failure that will become historic, was Mr. Gustave Hamel.
"Learning to Fly" by Claude Grahame-White

In news:

A Boeing 747-8 operated by Volga-Dnepr subsidiary AirBridgeCargo experienced an engine failure during a takeoff roll in Shanghai on September 11.
Electronically governed diesel engines monitor themselves to warn of problems before a failure occurs.
Engine failure on takeoff results in four fatalities.
Air India engineers said emergency landing had been a false alarm, and no hydraulic failure had occurred.
Zeller, R Hildebrandt, "Simplifying and Isolating Failure- Inducing Input," IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, vol 28, no.
NASCAR's rules that essentially ended the practice of shifting on the mile-long straightaway were considered a success because only one car in Sunday's Pocono 500 had engine or transmission failure.
When engine failure eliminated both Ferraris from last week's Australian Grand Prix, it would be exaggerating to suggest that the sky fell in.
Zeller, R Hildebrandt, "Simplifying and Isolating Failure-Inducing Input," IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, vol 28, no.
A Navy official says a landing craft was beached ashore in Norfolk Tuesday afternoon following engine failure.
Engine failure caused May Hill AFB F-16 crash.
Edgar Ross Forman, 89, formerly of Erdenheim, a mechanical engineer for more than 40 years, died of heart failure Monday, Oct 29, at Normandy Farms Estates, a retirement facility in Blue Bell.
Car Talk is a hilarious, fast-paced call-in program in which hosts Tom and Ray Magliozzi take the fear out of car repair and find the fun in engine failure.
Failure to refuel leads to engine failure.
In today's posting, Titus said recent news headlines point to engineering failures that, perhaps, weren't supposed to happen.
"Upon review of our seawall stability analysis results, all of the seawalls are at risk of failure in a `major' near-source earthquake," a 2009 city engineering study warns.

In science:

While nearly perfect neural processing of statistical data under some conditions could coexist with qualitative failures at similar problems under different conditions, it would be attractive to have a more unified view of the brain as an engine for probabilistic inference.
Should you believe that this coin is fair?
Sudden catastrophic failure of structures due to unexpected fracture of component materials is a concern and a challenging problem of physics as well as engineering.
Critical behaviour of mixed random fibers, fibers on a chain and random graph
The acceleration cannot be imputed to failures in the tracking algorithm, and both engineering causes and external forces have been invoked but none possible explanation has been confirmed yet.
The Anomalous Acceleration of the Pioneer Spacecrafts
From an engineering perspective, one wants to typically minimize the wiring cost of a network, maximize the communication characteristics, and maximize the robustness against failures.
Damage Spreading in Spatial and Small-world Random Boolean Networks
From an engineering perspective, one typically wants to minimize the wiring cost, maximize the communication characteristics, e.g., the shortest path between any two nodes, and maximize the robustness against failures.
Damage Spreading in Spatial and Small-world Random Boolean Networks