1st November 1923
First published: 1st November 1923
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Gentlemen,-If any excuse is needed for the appearance, at such an early stage of the life of the Institution, of a paper on Education, I would point out that the special aim of the following thoughts is to focus attention on structural engineering as a profession. Probably the first question that a man who is thinking of putting his son into one of the professions asks himself is, " Which will reward him best for his labour?" It is true that the probable remuneration does not always determine the choice, and in all cases the lad's natural instinct and bent for certain work should be taken into account, but it is only natural that the man should wish to know what chances of success will follow the period of severe training which all must pass through who enter upon professional careers in our time.
Harry Hayes Clapham
Mr. William G. Baird writes :
' Professor Sawko has presented a paper which will be of interest to all engineers who seek a quick and simple solution to the complex problem of analysing the loads and moments carried by a group of piles. However, some doubt exists as to the reliability of the method when it is applied to physical problems. '
Despite a lack of experimental examples, Tianjian Ji considers this a useful reference book for researchers and those who fi nd the conventional viscous damping model insufficient in their practical design and analysis.