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Under the Chairmanship of the President the meeting was opened by Mr. D.R.R, Dick (Hon. Secretary) and Mr. R.L. Creasy (Vice-president). This discussion took place against the background of the note that appeared in The Structural Engineer in January 1969 on p. 13.
These reports of the performance of candidates in the Graduateship Parts 1 and 2 and the Associate-Membership (Part 3) examinations of January 1969 have been prepared from the examiners’ notes. It is hoped that those who attempted the examination and failed and those who are preparing for future examinations will find them of help, and that members and others responsibleforteaching in preparation for the Institution’s examinations will use them as guidance.
Zero stiffness tests to determine natural frequencies are explained. These require no complicated mathematics but only the use of arithmetic in familiar moment distribution
or type solution calculations. Good approximate methods are also described.
Professor A. Bolton