Alasdair’s Engineering Pages © A. N. Beal 2024             www.anbeal.co.uk

Alasdair’s Engineering Pages

www.anbeal.co.uk

Technical papers and design aids

Civil & Structural Engineering

Alasdair N Beal
BSc CEng FICE FIStructE

contact: anbeal@btinternet.com



I am a civil and structural engineer and a consultant to Perega Ltd, Leeds, UK www.perega.co.uk (formerly Thomasons). I have written technical papers on limit state design, reinforced concrete, structural steel, codes of practice, Eurocodes, engineering history, quality assurance and health and safety. This website makes these available on line.

I am grateful to the Institution of Civil Engineers and the Concrete Society for permission to include PDFs of papers published in ICE Proceedings and Concrete magazine. I am also grateful to the Institution of Structural Engineers  for permission to include text of papers published in The Structural Engineer; original copies may be obtained from the IStructE website.

A section has been added to include a new paper about Einstein’s Special Theory of Relativity.

The section ‘Useful stuff’ includes information for analysing historic structures, simple span/depth ratios for RC slab design and the easiest-ever formula for steel beam deflexion. There is also guidance on BS8002 retaining wall design, with worked examples and calculation spreadsheets. Notes on foundation and underpinning design include full details of the Hiley and BSP pile-driving formulae, converted to metric units.


TECHNICAL PAPERS >>

Links >>

MULTISTOREY CAR PARK FIRES

In 2017 a huge fire in the Liverpool Waterfront Car Park led to it being demolished and over 1,000 cars written off. Why did it happen and what are the implications for car park safety and design?                                           READ MORE >>

SLENDER COLUMN DESIGN
Simplifying Eurocode 2             
READ MORE >>

EINSTEIN’S SPECIAL THEORY OF RELATIVITY

A new paper (Physics Essays, March 2024) examines Einstein’s calculations in his famous 1905 paper which introduced his Special Theory of Relativity and the ‘Twins Paradox’. Errors are found which invalidate his conclusions.

READ MORE >>

Online lecture Sat. 2nd Mar. 2024 3pm (UK time)

http://youtube.naturalphilosophy.org
http://facebook.naturalphilosophy.org

World Trade Center, New York 11/9/2001

What really caused the collapse of the Twin Towers? An engineering analysis.

READ MORE >>