Author: Jenkins, R A Sefton;Plowman, J M;Haseltine, B A
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Jenkins, R A Sefton;Plowman, J M;Haseltine, B A
This paper explains how the Joint Committee came to be appointed, briefly describes the difficulties with which it had to contend, and outlines the steps by which it arrived at its final recommendations.
A technique is presented of reaching the critical load of frames with redundant members in a systematic manner which reduces the amount of arithmetic needed in repeated trial and error methods. A very simple redundant truss is given as an example,
but the method has been applied to more complicated frames with several redundants.
Mr. F. Turton (Member) said that he was interested in the history of these bridges. In the Lune Bridge they had an excellent example of a problem which the bridge engineers concerned had at some time or another met in three different ways. The designer of the original bridge had decided to use framed arches in timber; what his reasons had been they did not know but it seemed a rather elegant solution to a problem quite different from the one met on the present occasion, since the original designer had not had to deal with railway traffic. He had probably had to allow for river traffic from the harbour which then existed at Lancaster, upstream of the bridge, and for the passage of sailing vessels, or possibly steam vessels, with tall masts.