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Even More Track Structure Interaction

March 21, 2013 4

Since the 1950s we’ve been using continuously welded rail in the UK, and with the introduction of the Eurocode we’re finally being made to consider the effect this has on our structures. If you want a reminder take…Read More

Photographic Engineering

March 7, 2013 6

Architects do the pretty things, Engineers do the ugly details. Begging to differ I then spent an instructive lunch hour digging through Flickr to find some truly beautiful images of Civil Engineering works (Norman Foster eat…Read More


February 21, 2013 2

Bridge building games are nothing new- in fact I must have about three on my phone. Perhaps surprisingly, they do have some foundation in civil engineering. I’m not saying that mastery of them will make you a…Read More

Designing With Your Thumb

August 23, 2012

Not so long ago the aim of structural analysis was to develop simple, elegant, and reliable methods of design. The idea of splitting a member into thousands of tiny elements and calculating their individual behaviours…Read More