Author: Lind, N C
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Lind, N C
Professor Wells (Queen's University, Belfast): 'I should like to ask two questions, one to each of the authors. As we utilise steels of higher strengths there are obviously two extreme problems: one of maintaining ductility, and the other of maintaining resistance to instability, and the problem with which the authors are concerned will require even closer attention in the future.'
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
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.'