Category Archives: Arch structures

Lennox Bridge

Last December I joined Bill Harvey on a visit to Lennox Bridge west of Sydney.  Bill has now documented the visit in his Bridge of the Month site, including history, comments on the structural form, and a dynamic 3D model … Continue reading

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Trinity Bridge and Bridge of the Month

Bill Harvey has been doing a monthly report on historical bridges for many years, but recent issues have the added interest of interactive 3D models of the selected bridges. The Trinity Bridge at Crowland in South Lincolnshire is an excellent … Continue reading

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Jørn Utzon and David Moore

Tomorrow (9th April 2018) is the centenary of the birth of Jørn Utzon, the architect of the Sydney Opera House, which is celebrated in an article at the Sydney-Morning Herald. The article quotes a grand-son of Utson, Mika Utzon Popov, … Continue reading

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Non-linear frame analysis; moment curvature and self-weight

The Python/Fortran/Excel frame analysis program (previous version here) now has several new features added to the 2D-solver routines: The beam bending behaviour may now be specified with moment-curvature tables, rather than the linear-plastic behaviour required in the previous version. Beam … Continue reading

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Paper bridge

Making a model bridge out of paper is pretty easy. Making a full size bridge, strong enough to carry a Range Rover, out of just paper takes a bit of doing: It seems the guy who built the bridge (Steve … Continue reading

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