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Mr. K. F. Simm (of Freeman Fox & Partners) writes:
' The computer program described by the author greatly simplifies the analysis of reinforced concrete columns subject to bi-axial bending. It has been used in my office
for some time and the data preparation is very much easier than the laborious hand calculation involved in Saville's method. '
A method is presented in which the differences in stay tensions necessary to maintain equilibrium in a mast subjected to wind loading are related to the actual tensions developed in the stays as a result of changes in length of the stay chords caused by a
displacement of the mast from an initial position.
As progress towards the change to metric gathers speed and new metric versions of the various structural Codes of Practice are published, there is a great deal of discussion about the metric units adopted to express force, stress and loading.