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The influence of technical testing methods on perceptions of constructions

Östberg, Gustaf LU (2002) In Materials & Design 23(7). p.633-640
Abstract
In principle, methods of testing the reliability and safety of constructions are designed with the aim of representing critical conditions for their use. Because of variations within technical systems, including the one for which a certain test was once developed, the validity of the method also varies. The adoption of a standardized test for different applications had to be based on the assumption that the test deals adequately with a real situation. As a consequence of this acceptance of a trustworthy relationship between test and reality, an imprint of the former on the latter occurs. This effect may even cause the perception of a reality to be defined by the corresponding test. Examples of such an influence may be found in the field of... (More)
In principle, methods of testing the reliability and safety of constructions are designed with the aim of representing critical conditions for their use. Because of variations within technical systems, including the one for which a certain test was once developed, the validity of the method also varies. The adoption of a standardized test for different applications had to be based on the assumption that the test deals adequately with a real situation. As a consequence of this acceptance of a trustworthy relationship between test and reality, an imprint of the former on the latter occurs. This effect may even cause the perception of a reality to be defined by the corresponding test. Examples of such an influence may be found in the field of materials testing. Related phenomena can be dealt with by reference to current concepts of cognitive science and psychology of the perception of images. (C) 2002 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved. (Less)
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constructions perception, imaging, technical testing methods, definition
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Materials & Design
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Elsevier
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  language     = {eng},
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  series       = {Materials & Design},
  title        = {The influence of technical testing methods on perceptions of constructions},
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  volume       = {23},
  year         = {2002},
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