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IT is nearly four years since the author first read in Manchester a paper entitled "Time and its effect in relation to Structures" (published Structural Engineer, June, 1939). The major portion of this period has been blighted by the war which has brought about both materially and physically more destruction than construction, more improvised experimentation than consideration and more structural
improvisation than the correlated product of calculation.
When the Secretary wrote to ask if I would open a discussion on “Technical advances in welding,” I rang him up quickly to say that I couldn’t do that because there were no technical advances in welding. But when he said that the meeting had already been advertised in the Journal, I started to cudgel my brain to see if there were any notable advances.
A. Ramsay Moon
Mr J. M. Mawditt (M): The paper is to be commended for simplifying the design procedure associated with the use of the material stress -strain curves as required by clause 220.127.116.11. of CP 110.