Author: Hambly, E C;Pennells, E
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Hambly, E C;Pennells, E
A method of designing reinforced concrete sections subjected to membrane stresses has been presented. The method proposes separate design for horizontal, vertical and shear
stresses which are in excess of the concretess carrying capability. The method is simple and is suitable for use in the everyday design work of such structural elements.
The summary provided by the authors of various recommendations and 13 'rule of thumb' equations, supported by a most impracticable example, is of doubtful value to the designer. The proposed method for the solution of the problem is given in a complicated form.
Our thanks to Mr. A. H. Jenkins (F) who has enlightened us about Paxton's source of inspiration (May 75) : : The water lily was at Chatsworth, not Kew. George F. Chadwick in Works of Sir Joseph Paxton gives the reference as Royal Society of Arts, Transactions, Vol. LVII, 1850-51. The idea had been developed before in connection with the Chatsworth Lily House detailing.