The Minister of Environment Affairs and of Water Affairs, Mr G J Kotze, has established an Advisory Committee on Water Policy. The Committee will act, in co-operation with various consumer groups, to establish priorities for water resource development.
The development of finite element techniques for inelastic stability analysis of frame structures is addressed. This includes the formulation of beam / frame elements with a layered representation of the cross-section, the use of elastic-plastic constitutive models and the incorporation of a simplified updated Legrangian large deformation algorithm.
Extensive numerical experimentation is reported from which guidelines for efficient modelling are derived. Satisfactory comparisons between the present analyses and previously published solutions are achieved.
The following note represents a brief summary of the deliberations of the 15th International Symposium on Engineering Education held in Klagenfurt, Austria, in September 1986. Full details of all the symposium papers can be found in the published conference proceedings. A short overview of the main themes of the meeting is given and some of the more remarkable developments in engineering education are highlighted and may serve to give engineers and educationists a first impression of the present discussions in this field of education.