Summary The book is now on the 4th edition. It has been a journey. Improving the quality of the presentation using Adobe Creative cloud publishing software and ironing out some inconsistencies and errors. There has been some interest in the book. Approximately 800 copies might have been sold over the years – not exactly capturing […]
Discussions and essays.
IABSE WORKSHOP 21 April 2017 Merchant’s Bridge, Castlefield, Manchester Outline of Natural Frequency Assessment presented at workshop in the IABSE conference 21 April 2017 Aim of Workshop To demonstrate how the approximation of dynamic behaviour of a long-span structure using approximate techniques can provide an understanding of its characteristic behaviour. Benefits of Conceptual Design To enable […]
Troyes Cathedral Section – ref. recent post In section this illustrates a ‘massive buttress’ in proportion to the upper and lower vaults.
50th Anniversary of a Speech by Ove Arup to members and guests of Municipal Engineers at the Town Hall, Oxford, on 24 November 1966 An Extract from the Speech Source: Ove Arup Philosophy of Design Edited by Nigel Tonks and Derek Sugden Having attended a talk recently by the Ian Firth, Senior Vice President of the […]
Further Thoughts on Structural Engineers of The Future Thank you to all who viewed the last post on 4th October. A total of 150 views so far; great to have such an audience. In Verulam in this month’s edition of the Structural Engineer Magazine Karl Micallef supported the proposition that, Structural Engineering and Architecture might […]
“You can describe the future of structural engineering as something that, like the dinosaurs, is about to be struck by an asteroid. It’s disaster time and the profession is going to have to change. The big beasts may have to turn into tiny mice and run about on the forest floor and evolve into something else,” Quote from […]
3D Bridge in Amsterdam – The Future? Image Courtesy of Construction-Manager Comment was requested on the 3D printing process and what it might mean for structural engineering. The bridge in the image is a Dutch Start-up project (MX3D) intended to be created by multi-axis robots which print metals, plastics and combinations of materials. The image […]
Pin Connections (or Lugs) – A Review Goodwood Sussex Stand Roof ref. Figure 2.7.16 in Book In the late 1980’s the writer left the aerospace industry as a stress engineer and began a career in structural engineering. It was a cultural change in approach. Aerospace structures are generally designed using […]