Alasdair’s Engineering Pages © A. N. Beal 2016 www.anbeal.co.uk
Limit State Design
Theoretical and practical problems with limit state design and partial safety factors.
Statistical Quality Control
Problems with statistical quality control rules and characteristic strength definitions.
Historic structures, the history of structural theory and the story of polymath Thomas Young, who gave us Young’s Modulus.
Eurocodes: practical issues for UK engineers and the problems and anomalies in current Eurocodes.
Codes of Practice
The development of UK Codes of Practice and technical issues in codes such as BS 8110, BS 5950 and BS 6399-2.
Health & Safety
Construction safety and the CDM Regulations
Technical papers on a variety of engineering subjects. Click on a subject area below to view relevant papers. Full list >
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Reinforced Concrete Design
RC design including slender columns and span/depth ratios for beams.
Structural Steel Design
Structural steel design and anomalies in steel design codes.