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The paper deals with the approximate analysis of elastic columns and beam-columns by the conjugate beam method (CBM). It is shown that in many cases the method yields results very quickly and with a good degree of accuracy.
The Ness Bridge carries route A9 as a 44-ft carriageway and two 9-ft footways across the River Ness in Inverness and it was designed to carry 45 units of HB Ministry of Transport loading. The bridge has three spans giving a total length of 253 ft and the
centre span of 120 ft has a 60-ft suspended span between cantilevers.
As part of a comprehensive investigation into the effects of roof sheeting in stiffening pitched roof portal frame sheds, field tests were carried out on a 150-ft-span shed at Garstang, Lancashire. Tests were made during different stages of construction and after the roof sheeting was fixed.
W. bates, E.R. Bryan and W.M. El-Dakhakhni