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Some Important Aspects of the Elastic Modulus of Concrete. Conclusion of the Discussion on the Paper by Mr. R.H. Squire (From January, 1945, Issue)

REPLY TO DISCUSSION AT LEEDS Mr. Squire thanked the members for the appreciation they had shown, and said he was glad to have had the opportunity of meeting the Yorkshire Branch. Their Chairman, Mr. Lloyd Jones, had given them a parable of the camel and the donkey. Perhaps they might change the metaphor slightly and substitute the horse and the ass. Now if we mate these two we get the mule, and if we combine steel and concrete we get reinforced concrete. The mule is very stubborn, but, if we know his ways he can on occasion be more useful than either the horse or the donkey. Quite similarly, if we understand our reinforced concrete thoroughly, it may be used with greater advantage than either steel or concrete alone in certain cases. The essential point is to get to understand your mule.