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The author's interesting paper shows empirically that curves which give the critical values per of an individual column can also be used to find p cr for n bay structures involving n + 1 identical, equally loaded columns.
The paper published in January in The Structural Engineer was written about two years ago. Since then I have conducted further tests and discussed my ideas with a number of lecturers and engineers, all of which has confirmed the conclusions drawn in the paper.
The conditions for the design of the substructure of the Barbican Arts Centre, London, are outlined. The building comprises a large deep basement, andis surrounded by existing buildings, including two tall blocks of dwellings. The problems thereby posed are examined. A generalaccount is given of the proposed form of the structural solution.
A. Stevens, B.O. Corbett and A.J. Steele