Author: Glanville, W H;Reid, D A G
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Glanville, W H;Reid, D A G
IN olden days there was little distinction between an engineer and an architect, and
Leonardo da Vinci, for example, was the greatest engineer as well as the greatest
architect of his time, but he probably would have been very surprised if anybody had
attempted to separate these two functions of his activity.
This is Fred May’s impression of some of the members and guests present at the Annual Dinner of the Institution, which was held at the Dorchester Hotel, London, W., on the 23rd March. The sketch is reproduced by courtesy of “The Architects’ Journal.”
In most cases of compound beams and built-up girders it is customary, in order to obtain an economical design, to vary the moment of inertia of the section throughout the length of the beam by curtailing the flange plates in accordance with the reduction of the B.M. at the respective sections.