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 Watertight compartments: Structural design patterns to the rescue

When trying to find a simile that I can use as an example, I thought about a ship's structure used for damage control purposes to increase stability. Floodability is reduced by dividing the volume of the hull into watertight compartments with decks and bulkheads.
If a ship's hull is divided into watertight compartments, any flooding resulting from a breach of the hull can be contained in the compartments where the flooding occurs, avoiding the disaster.
Obviously this is a good measure but isn't enough with that alone, we always must take care about everything.
Remember Titanic, folks

Design Patterns

Jan 26 2016