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Common opinion on the strength of materials'appears to be satisfied that the conventional basis of the mathematical theory of elasticity is fundamentally sound, but needs a little adjustment to allow for plastic yield. The opinion is expressed that this basis is erroneous and should be discarded for the purposes of research on steel in tension.
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 126.96.36.199. of CP 110.
Professor A. L. L. Baker (F): Mr. President, will attempt to be concise and comprehensible but not comprehensive, and begin by complimenting Dr. Matthews on his introduction and grasp of the task before us of creating a common international concrete Code. The national delegates who first met at Luxembourg in 1953 were unofficial enthusiasts. Colonel Galbraith, who was President at that time, had the
foresight to see the significance of the CEB which was then formed and he asked me to attend.