Author: Severn, R T
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Severn, R T
This paper describes tests to fai:urc carricd out on small-scale portal frames of mild stcel and structural aluminium alloy. The failure loads in each series agree well with thc Merchant-Rankine prediction.
P.A. Kirby and A. Bolton
The paper describes an installation for pumping water from the River Humber into King George Dock at Hull in order to stabilize clock water-level for shipping purposes. It deals with the design and construction of the numerous sections of thc work which together form the entire schenlc. including the underground culvert intake arrangements, pump house, etc. The methods adopted to meet the stringent time schedule and the peculiar sitc conditions are described and tlctails arc given of the more interesting of the many different problems cncountcrctl in this somewhat unusual project.
Two Vice-presidents of the Institution initiated the debate on 13 January-Dr. A. R. Collins, speaking in favour of the motion, and Mr. Brian Scruby against. The following report of the proceedings is offered against the background of the note which appeared in The Structural Engineer, January 1966, p.3 and, as mentioned by Mr. Scruby in his opening remarks, in the knowledge that it was the Institution’s custom that the first Ordinary Meeting of the New Year should be conducted in a lighter vein.