Author: Sparks, P R;Menzies, JB
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Sparks, P R;Menzies, JB
The reservations that Professor Heyman expresses regarding the relationship of loads assumed in simple plastic design to real states of loading have some justification, particularly in view of the dubious nature of stochastic calculations in relation to extreme loading conditions. I find it, however, more difficult to follow his arguments in relation to deflexions and stability calculations. Professor M.R. Horne
Mr. K. Kretsis (F) : I would like to ask a question with regard to tube combination by internal sub-division. The horizontal beam members of the external tube sides have a considerable stiffness, how is a comparable stiffness achieved in the horizontal beam members of the internal sub-divisions of the tubes so that they may have a substantial effect on the shear lag within the external cross-planes of the tubes?
The history of the Fort Regent from its origins to the present day are first described followed by the requirements of the States of Jersey and the evolution of the design now under construction. The engineering problems encountered and the derivation of design loadings together with the solutions to these problems and the design logic employed are discussed. The various structural elements that form the complete roof structure, such as the curved roof beams, fascia girders, portal frames, and the north and south ends and the dome, are fully described together with the design procedure for the structural elements and the methods of shop and site fabrication. W.H. davies, B.A. Gray and F.E.S. West