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Dr. Gunaratnam has undertaken a useful service for designers in comparing curvature and deflection calculated according to CP 110 Appendix A with the values obtained by simpler methods. However, his statement that the latter ‘lead to an underestimation of the curvature in all cases’ is startling for, if I have understood him correctly, he is saying that, by taking account of the stiffening effect of the concrete in tension, the calculated curvature is actually increased !
John Derrington, BSc(Eng), DIC, FEng. FIStructE, FICE, FCIArb, succeeds Professor A. J. Harris as President of the Institution on 4 October next, and will give his Presidential Address 'The contractor's place' at an Ordinary Meeting 6.0 pm that evening at 11 Upper Belgrave St., London SWlX 8BH.
There has been an increasing interest in the past decade in the use of computers for the design of structures. The rapid increase in computer technology has encouraged this interest and provided a stimulus for the development of programs that can be made
available on the engineer3 desk. This paper presents a review of the current position from the point of view of the engineer seeking to gain information. It indicates the limitations of computer applications, gives some guidance on the types of program available, and considers possible future developments.