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Mr. BULLEN exhibited a scale model of the building described in the paper, and demonstrated the features discussed therein. He commented that the great advantage of such meetings was that the views of other members of the profession could be obtained. Being an art as well as a science, structural engineering was often capable of more than one solution and consequently designers could benefit by the comments of their colleagues.
The essence of this method is contained in a consideration of the equilibrium of a beam, loaded at its centre with a point load “P," and supported elastically along its length in such a way that the degree of support is directly proportionate to the depression of the supporting medium.
Several pure mathematical solutions have been obtained for beams resting on elastic foundations, see, for example, Terzaghi's "Theoretical Soil Mechanics," but these are restricted to certain standard types of loading and to constant flexural rigidity of the beam.