Author: Lewis, E M
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Lewis, E M
Available model methods are briefly described and examples are given from published work to indicate some of the design problems which have been solved with the help of models. A more detailed description is then given of the use of models at Imperial College by the authors to study respectively erection problems in a prestressed steel bridge, the stiffnesses and stresses in the reinforced concrete services tower of a tall steel framed building, and the stresses and deformations in a concrete arch dam.
S. R. Sparkes and J. C. Chapman
Mr. P. A. CAMPBELL (Associate-Member) referred to the Author’s suggestion that the Institution should not exclude from membership potential designers who may have a low mathematical ceiling and to his remark that a talent for design in the sense of creative invention rather than analytical refinement is often incompatible with a talent for mathematics. The latter was very true and he thought the Author would agree that those with a talent for design and a low mathematical ceiling should follow an architectural rather than a structural engineering career.
This paper describes how the accommodation in the Victoria Tower has been increased, without appreciably increasing the load on the walls and foundations by the removal of a number of floors carried on cast-iron beams and columns and their replacement by a larger number of floors of modern construction.
R. W. Frost