Change to Metric

Author: Rhodes, Peter S

Date published

N/A

First published: N/A

Price

Standard: £9 + VAT
Members/Subscribers: Free

Buy Now

Added to basket

Back to Previous

Change to Metric

The Structural Engineer
Change to Metric
Date published

N/A

First published

N/A

Author

Rhodes, Peter S

Price

Standard: £9 + VAT
Members/Subscribers: Free

Buy Now

The majority of people are conservative, in a strictly non-political sense, and tend to regard any enforced change of habit with great misgivings. So it is with the coming Change to Metric and, as in many other instances, the apprehension arises out of uncertainty or ignorance of what the future holds in store. ‘Better the devil you know. . .’ The following notes, originally presented in lecture form and much edited since then, are intended not as a definitive guide but rather as words of encouragement with, it is hoped, a useful catalytic effect to assist each individual reader to make his own change. Peter S. Rhodes

Additional information

Format:
PDF
Publisher:
The Institution of Structural Engineers

Tags

Issue 8

Related Resources & Events

The Structural Engineer
The Natural Frequencies of Multi-Storey Frames

The Natural Frequencies of Multi-Storey Frames

Good approximations to engineering problems are, if anything, more important than lengthy rigorous solutions. This is particularly true in the dynamic analysis of structures since dynamic stability does not usually enter the design of a structure but will only be taken into consideration with regard to the safety of the established structure. I.D. Armstrong

Author - Armstrong, I D
Price - £9
The Structural Engineer
Birkenhead-Mersey Tunnel Approach Viaducts. Discussion on the paper Part 1. Aspects of design by S.

Birkenhead-Mersey Tunnel Approach Viaducts. Discussion on the paper Part 1. Aspects of design by S.

Mr. S.T. Jones: 'At a meeting of professional structural engineers my view of this particular work is from a rather different angle from that of anyone else in the hall; it is from the rather unusual position of a highway operator.'

Price - £9
The Structural Engineer
Local Instability Analysis of Triangulated Dome Frameworks

Local Instability Analysis of Triangulated Dome Frameworks

With the growing importance of the light, metallic, reficulated dome as a structural form, the need for improved stability criteria is emphasized. For elastic, single-layer dome frameworks of the regular triangulated, reticular type an analysis is made of both local buckling and local snap-through instability. The critical constants are found to be functions of a single geometric characteristic parameter of the dome that corresponds to the effective slenderness ratio for columns. The buckling analysis can be generalized to cover the inelastic range by use of the tangent modulus, but it is shown that this bifurcation buckling load is of limited usefulness as an index for predicting structural behaviour. An improved criterion of local stability is given in a form suitable for design use, subject to experimental verification. N.C. Lind

Author - Lind, N C
Price - £9