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All articles published in the July 2013 issue.
Publish Date - 25 June 2013
From James Finley's Jacob's Creek Bridge of 1801 to the long spans of Xihoumen and Akashi Kaikyo, Matthew Myerscough charts the fascinating history of the suspension bridge and provides a glimpse of what might lay ahead for the design of these impressive structures.
This paper presents a solution to undesirable acceleration effects experienced by pedestrians on the Eagles Meadow Footbridge in Wrexham. The installation of a tuned mass damper reduced the vertical movement of the bridge to near-imperceptible levels.
An overview of the role of the designer in eliminating hazards and minimising risks associated with the fabrication and erection of structural steelwork.
Following several instances of reinforcement cages collapsing, Alastair Soane suggests that incidents might be reduced through more regular inspection and clearer delineation of responsibilities during the transition from temporary works to permanent construction.
Sean Brady investigates the contribution of 'corporate memory loss' to the failure of
a railway bridge near Dublin, Ireland.
This guidance note pays particular attention to partial factors with reference to BS EN 1990: Eurocode – Basis of structural design, to illustrate how extreme events are approached within a code of practice, and explains how the code interprets the application of loads/actions for the design of structures for such events.
Recently, the technology behind post fix anchors has become increasingly complex. This guidance note has been developed in order to provide some clarity around the multitude of options that can be presented to a designer required to specify anchors.
This Timber Engineering Notebook provides guidance for engineers involved in the design of timber frame building structures on the structural stability issues commonly referred to as 'design for structural robustness' or 'design to avoid disproportionate collapse' in buildings.
Readers' letters in this issue are dedicated to the ongoing discussion on the topic of 'Combination rules'.
The Steel Construction Institute’s Andrew Way takes a look at a comprehensive source
of guidance for Eurocode-compliant designers of cold-formed steel structures.