The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 56 (1978) > Issues > Issue 8 > The Use of Simplified Methods in CP110 - is Rigour Necessary?
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The Use of Simplified Methods in CP110 - is Rigour Necessary?

Designers can conveniently be divided into two camps, those who believe that structures are inherently 'better’if they are designed using the maximum possible rigour and those who do not. The latter believe that the difference between the predictions of the most sophisticated analytical model and the behaviour of a real structure is such that simple methods of design are just as good, if not preferable. A.W. Beeby and H.P.J. Taylor