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In 1943, recommendations were made by the Brabazon Committee that, as soon as practicable, work should be put in hand with all speed on the prototype of the largest land plane envisaged up to that date.
Brian H. Colquhoun
Mr I.P. Gillson (M) (Central Electricity Generating Board): I draw the attention of specifying engineers to the need to
-study carefully the September 1983 draft ‘Guidance notes’ when dealing with particularly vulnerable structures
-consider the relevance of tests on mortar prisms and cubes to the risk of ASR damage
-consider the scale effects of concrete samples on the risk of ASR damage
-examine evidence from concrete that has been damaged by ASR
Dr. Hannant's paper candidly shows that there is still a need for devising a logical method for testing the true tensile strength of concrete.