Author: Horne, M R
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Horne, M R
I shall confine myself to fairly obvious generalities when dealing with the subject of housing. But the fact that a generality is obvious does not mean that it is universally
perceived. It is one of the features of British life that the more obvious a generality, the less likely it is to be noticed.
Professor M. R. Horne (F) : Dr. Wood has rendered an enormous service to structural engineers by the publication of this paper. The concept of effective length has been too loose a one as far as most engineers are concerned, and Dr. Wood has shown how powerful and exact a tool it can become. Its use is crucial for the design of column in no-sway frames, and its accurate exploitation for such frames, as opposed to its hitherto empirical application, must surely form the basis for any future design procedures.
Continuous steel-concrete composite bridges develop longitudinal tensile stresses in their deck slab as a result of differential strains caused by shrinkage. Analytical procedures are described whereby the shrinkage stresses along continuous, non-uniform composite beams can be estimated. The accuracy of these predictions is assessed in relation to the results of a laboratory test on a two-span continuous beam. In addition, existing design recommendations are examined and typical distributions of
stresses in medium span bridges are presented.
A.E. Long and P. Csagoly