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A method is presented for the analysis of rigid space frames using iterative techniques. In no case are matrices larger than 3 x 3 used, so that the procedure may be carried out by manual methods or may, if desired, be programmed for computation using an electronic computer. The method is illustrated by two examples, one without sway and one involving sway of the frame. B. Rawlings
Text of a letter from the President of the Institution, Mr. D.A.G. Reid, CBE and the Chairman of the Council of Engineering Institutions, Sir Robert Wynne-Edwards, dated l2 May 1966: ‘Dear Minister, For some months past the Council of this Institution, together with the Chairman and some members of the Council of Engineering Institutions, have been giving anxious consideration to matters associated with the building of the new County Hall for the County of Bedford. You will, we are sure, be familiar with the case.'
It is often found in the design of bridges, and sometimes in the design of floor slabs and beams for buildings, that the spans are of uniform section and symmetrically placed. C. Lawrence