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Dr. J. M. Lovegrove: I should like to describe some work that is at present being carried out in the Civil Engineering Department of all of Southampton University. The work is supported by grants totalling £60 000 from the Science Research Council, extending over 5 years from September 1976.
A review of computer systems philosophy is presented. The effect of this philosophy on software development is examined. A typical suite of interactive programs for the plastic design of multibay portal frames in steel, PORTAL is described in detail. A short design study is included that highlights the effect on costs of varying the number of portal frames of a typical building.
1. The Panel is extremely conscious of the ongoing nature of the work necessary to put
limit-state design using partial safety factors on a consistent and logical basis and of the amount of research that will be required to provide a sound basis for this. This second report is directed at offering some general recommendations to Code drafting committees when dealing with partial safety factors, suggest in guidelines for the experimental calibration of these on the lines of the suggestions made in paragraphs 4, 5, 6 and 7 of the first report*, and indicating subjects where further study and research is desirable.