First published: N/A
Standard: £9 + VAT
An IStructE account gives you access to a world of knowledge. Create a profile to receive details of our unique range of resources, events and training.
Added to basket
Mr A. C. G. Hayward (F) (Cass Hayward & Partners): The paper broadly demonstrates that external plate reinforcement glued to a loaded structure is as effective as if it had been firstly relieved of load. This is reassuring to engineers seeking economic strengthening measures. Relieving a structure of load (or stress) before strengthening can be prohibitively expensive. The economy and feasiility of glued plates could be further enhanced if traffic was allowed to use the structure while the glueing and curing process was actually taking place. Could the authors comment on this possibility and whether research is warranted or possible.
Dr. W. W. L. Chan (F): The authors’ paper helps to open up a new alternative to the traditional timber joist floor, which is to be welcomed. In addition to the benefit of shallower depth, such a floor provides a solution for floors which are exposed to wood-rotting and termite environments.
It was on our return from a holiday in August 1987 that my wife and I decided to take
our children to Paris. We did this with some apprehension due to the peculiar driving habits of the Parisians and the fact that it always rains when we go there. We managed some of the famous landmarks, including the Eiffel Tower, before lunch. True to form the sky clouded over and promptly soaked us! However, while on the Tower, I found a small book dealing with the life and work of Gustave Eiffel, which whetted my interest.