All the articles from the March 2019 issue of The Structural Engineer.
Publish Date – 1 March 2019
We received a fantastic response to The Structural Engineer reader survey in 2018, with 1730 of you taking the time to complete it. The spread of respondents was a good reflection of the Institution’s membership: 60% were based in the UK and 40% outside the UK; the largest categories were Chartered Members (30%), Graduate Members (30%) and Student Members (16%). Here’s what you told us…
This article by Simon Bourne forms the second of a two-part introduction to bridge design for structural engineers.
Andy Yates provides an introduction to construction standards. While the article focuses on British Standards in the UK, the principles discussed are applicable to any jurisdiction.
This note offers advice on the different types of lintel that are available, the detailing requirements of lintels, and the way in which they are designed.
In response to a Viewpoint in the January issue, Bill Harvey makes a case that design can only be taught successfully if underpinned by design practice.
This month's letters focus primarily on the question of gender balance in engineering, with many readers angered by a view expressed in the February issue. Other topics include design-and-build contracts, design of gantry girders to the Eurocodes, scale effects, and a warning about overestimating the accuracy of analyses.
This seminal textbook is an essential – and highly enjoyable – read for any structural engineer involved with the design of shell structures, concludes Tim Ibell.
Gareth Evans finds this to be an informative text on structural health monitoring – a subject that will become increasingly important to structural engineers in the future.
Upcoming events at HQ and around the Regional Groups.
In this section we shine a spotlight on papers recently published in Structures – the Research Journal of The Institution of Structural Engineers.
This month we highlight articles that have recently been made available online.
This month's contribution comes from Sandra Peña Pérez and concerns horizontal reactions in a beam subjected to an axial load.