Author: Mehmel, Alfred
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DURlNG the experience of a designer of steel cylindrical tanks for containing liquids such as water, oil, etc., or any liquid having a specific gravity not, differing appreciably from unity, the opinion was formed that the usual method of computing the sizes of tank side plates by numerical calculat8ion was not by any means an ideal one, as, in order to arrive at the most economical design, it was usually necessary to work out numerous examples before being in a position to decide upon the final construction. It was tlhought that if a graph could be constructed to obviate the necessity of so many calculations, it would simplify matters considerably and would also make the comparison of alternative designs an easy task.
A reproduction of the Address which was submitted to His Majesty the King by the leading Engineering Institutions of this country. The seals of the other Institutions appear also on the original.
Mr. H. J. DEANE, B.Eng., M.Inst.C.E., M.I.Mech.E. (Past President), proposed a hearty vote of thanks to Mr. McCarthy for the care and trouble he had devoted to the preparation and presentation of the paper, and assured him that the meeting had listened to his explanations of the many interesting slides with great satisfaction; they also appreciated the work he had done as Chairman of the Concrete Piling Panel.