Author: Ruthen, Sir Charles T
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Ruthen, Sir Charles T
BY the theorem of three moments the solution of continuous beam problems involves a good deal of calculation, and the results are open to the criticism that the assumption on which the theorem is based are rarely correct in practice, so that they are no nearer actuality than those obtained more simply by a graphic method based on the same assumptions.
The following simple problem in Graphic Statics is swpplied by The Bennett College, Sheffield, the Governor of which will gice a prize of 10s. for the best solution.
In allotting points, neatness will receive the same consideration as accuracy.
In this concluding article we will pass briefly under review various appliances for testing and measuring deflection, and also some of the more simple apparatus useful in controlling certain kinds of reinforcement.