Talk:Cascading failure

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The contents of Cascade failure and Cascading failure are practically the same. No reason (in my mind, anyways) why they shouldn't be merged. If anyone has any ideas on this, your input would be greatly appreciated, thank you.  :oD N Yo FACE 11:54, 21 October 2006 (UTC)

Cascade failure and cascading failure are the same concept. I prefer the term cascading failure. The text in the current cascade failure entry is a little clearer.

Agreed -- the articles should be merged. --Vishahu 00:20, 4 November 2006 (UTC)

Agreed. Indeed, I found the cascade failure first and only found cascading failure by accident after seeing the source of the animated image. Since there appears to be consensus that these articles be merged and cascading failure is the preferred term, I shall merge them. --Sroc (talk) 12:40, 18 January 2009 (UTC)

I don't know much about this subject, but the examples under 'biology' and 'electronics' about glass photomultiplier tubes seems to be a different kind of failure than most of the examples described in the article. Everything else refers to the failures of nodes due to increased load to take up the slack for an initial failed node, like taking one support out of a structure and causing the remaining supports to be overloaded. However, especially this example about photomultiplier tubes is talking about how the failure of one component has a direct, in this case, kinetic effect on remaining components, like dominoes. It was the failure of the photomultiplier tube itself which caused the other ones to fail, and not the redistribution of load to other tubes. Is this still a legitimate case of cascading failure? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:42, 13 April 2011 (UTC)

Added section describing cascading failure. --Fyoon 11 December 2015 (UTC)

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Autoimmune Polyglandular Failure syndrome[edit]

I think that we could include, in cascading failure in biological systems, the polyglandular failure, or autoimmune polyglandular failure syndrome. ICD-10 Chapter IV: Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases E31.0 Autoimmune polyglandular failure, a.k.a. Schmidt syndrome

MaynardClark (talk) 03:43, 22 October 2014 (UTC)