Author: Wooltorton, F L D
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Wooltorton, F L D
I have decided on this occasion to discuss the subject of Structural Engineering from the professional standpoint, and naturally to link with it the outlook and future of this Insitution.
An Ordinary General Meeting of the Institution of Structural Engineers was held at 11, Upper Belgrave Street, London, S.W.1, on Thursday, 25th October, 1945, at 5.25 p.m., Mr. F.E. Wentworth-Sheilds, O.B.E., M.Inst.C.E., . M.I.Struct.E. (Past President) in the Chair.
When a series of measurements is made in any research, they will not all agree, because the work must inevitably be affected by experimental errors, and it may also be affected by other influences which cannot be eliminated, or which can only be partly eliminated, by the experimental technique available. Even if one or other of these influences can be eliminated, the value of the research may be reduced by the restriction, because then no information is provided on the action of the eliminated
influence, which may be of importance.