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The Chairman, after thanking Sir Alfred for his paper, commented on the apparent time-lag, due to matters of military secrecy and commercial interests, between the solution of aeronautical problems and publication. There seemed in this respecto be an essential difference between aeronautical engineering and ordinary civil structural engineering, where there had always been a tradition of publishing the results of investigations as soon as they were done.
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
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.