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Following Mr. Clarke's representation (September issue) of the views of an engineer acting for authority on the much discussed issue of the checking of designs, we are delighted to have received yet another from a local government officer.
The shear lag phenomenon in steel box girder bridges is studied by means of the finite element method of analysis. Some of the results of this study provided background for the preparation of the Merrison shear lag rules, and the rules are discussed in the light of these results. Suggestions are then made on how the rules could be simplified for inclusion in a Code of Practice.
K.R. Moffatt and P.J. Dowling
Part of the timber framing of an 18th-century warehouse was moved to a new location within the site of St. Katharine's Dock and used as the structure of a new building.
J.C. Pitts, T.A. Ealey and W.I. Liddell