20 November 2017
The Structural Engineer, Volume 95, Issue 11, 2017, Page(s) 1
This month, we present an impact statement on 'Prestressing in Coventry Cathedral' - a paper by Chris Burgoyne and Owen Mitchell in which they describe a study of the cathedral to identify the locations of the prestressing tendons. The paper concludes with a question that should concern all engineers: “at what point does a perfectly adequate structure become compromised because of ignorance of what is going on internally?”
This month’s winner is Alasdair Massie of Peter Brett Associates, who receives an e-book of his choice from the Institution’s current catalogue. Alasdair’s sketches reproduced here illustrate how part of a chimney might be removed and re-supported.
Upcoming events at HQ and around the Regional Groups.
Iain MacLeod is impressed by this book discussing the latest developments in equilibrium models, which will prove invaluable to postgraduate students, researchers and industrial practitioners alike.