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LET a pin joint be inserted in a cantinuous beam at some point A and a unit bending moment be applied to the ends of the beam on either side of the pin, producing a difference of slope è radians between the ends of the beam at A and a transverse deflection y at some other point B (Fig. 1).
MR. GOWER B.R. PIMM, M.Inst.C.E., M.I.Struct.E., F.G.S., who, at the Annual General Meeting of the Institution of Structural Engineers, held on the 18th May, was elected President for the Session 1944-1945, was born at Weston-super-Mare in 1884. He was educated at Hele’s School and University College, Exeter, and was then articled to the late Mr. W.D. Harding, A.M.Inst.C.E., Surveyor to the Exmouth Urban District Council. On the completion of his articles he became Assistant Surveyor and Water Engineer, under Mr. Harding’s successor, Mr. S. Hutton, M.Inst.M. & Cy.E., who was until recently City Engineer and Architect of Wakefield. Mr. Pimm’s early experience in a growing seaside town included the new Main Drainage Scheme of the District, new Waterworks, Sea Defence Works, and two Parliamentary Bills.