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A brief historical reference is made particularly relating to structural developments. The main design features of headframes and winder towers and the principal colliery buildings are discussed. Reference is made to some design and constructional aspects of
shaft linings, insets, skip pockets and underground roadways.
C. A. C. Davies
THE PRESIDENT, proposing a vote of thanks to Dr. Collins, said that, as stated in the paper, research on a scale such as he had discussed could not be described adequately unless only a certain short term of years was covered at a time, and it would be agreed that he had dealt with it adequately in this paper.
Discussion on the following papers:-
(1) Application of an Electronic Digital Computer to Structural Steel Design, by L. Morgan.
(2) The Analysis of Grid Frameworks and Floor Systems by the Electronic Computer, by E.Lightfoot, M.Sc. (Eng.) , Ph.D., M.I.Struct.E., A.M.I.C.E. (Delegate Member of Council)and F. Sawko, B.Sc.
(3) Elastic Critical Loads of Multi-bay Pitched Roof Portal Frames with Rigid External Stanchions, by D. M. Brotton, B.Sc., Ph.D., A.M.I.Struct.E.
THE CHAIRMAN proposed a hearty vote of thanks to the authors for the considerable amount of work they had put into the preparation of their papers and for the way in which they had presented them.