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Structural engineers appear to have been fortunate enough to stay out of reported litigation. The law as it affects them must be gathered from cases relating in the main to architects and, in some instances, to other professional men. The big principles of duty to the client and to others generally can be stated with some confidence, but their application to any particular set of circumstances always requires much thought and that must particularly be the case here, where one lacks the
expression of the courts’ views on the position of the structural engineer.
A unified general approach for the determination of the degrees of freedom or indeterminacy of plane and space frames is developed from basic concepts. The term ‘frame’ is used in a general sense and includes structures as well as mechanisms.
K.S. Rangasami and S.K. Mallick
There are numerous theories-some very recent-for calculating the buckling load of a prismatic beam or column, but few practical methods of determining it. It is about one of these methods that I wish to speak.