Author: Gent, A R
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Gent, A R
IN July 1955 there was ah exhibition of work in progress at the Building Research Station on structural engineering and soil mechanics, a short account of which was published in this Journal. The aim of this exhibition was to give design engineers a general picture of what research was being done at the Station, from the more fundamental long-term work to that which is yielding results for immediate application.
THE moment distribution method is used to find the moments and the ring tension in the walls and the bases of the following two types of cylindrical tank:
(a) Cylindrical tank on a rigid flat foundation.
(b) Cylindrical tank with flat base supported on a cylindrical shaft of smaller character.
THE PRESIDENT introduced the Author, who then presented his paper, and showed a film illustrating the actual behaviour of beams under various forms of stress.