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Thank you, Jim.

Very interesting and valuable comments.

Majid Sarraf
Ph.D. Candidate/ lecturer
Civil Eng.
University of Ottawa
Canada
www.uottawa.ca/~msarraf


At 07:51 AM 1/4/1999 -0600, you wrote:
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>I have also been one to admire those engineers that have gone before us. Milo
>Ketchum, Sr., of course, is one of those outstanding engineers that has left us
>a legacy to follow. There is so much I have learned just by reading what they
>left behind.
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>I occasionly get involved in remodeling of older structures and have found
>these old books to be an invaluable resource. These books sometimes can be
>found in used book stores or in my case an engineer friend who was retiring
>gave some of them to me because of my interest in them. Some other  resources I
>have collected and have found very useful include:
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>Concrete Engineer's Handbook by Hool and Johnson, 1918
>(There are sections in here that talk about working strength and ultimate
>strength, 4 way flat slabs (very common), SMI system (the flat slabs built with
>circumferential rebar), 3 way flat slabs, inverted stirrups, arches, hydraulc
>structures, analysis, formwork, etc.)
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>Steel and Timber Structures by Hool and Kinne, 1924
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>Pocket Companion by Carnegie Steel, 1923
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>Standard Steel Construction by Jones & Laughlin Steel, 1916
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>Continuous Frames of Reinforced Concrete by Hardy Cross, 1932
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>Theory of Plates and Shells by Timoshenko, 1959
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>Reinforced Cocrete Design Handbook by ACI, PCA, CRSI and RSBA, 1939?
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>The old ACI codes (I believe they go back to 1941).
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>The old CRSI manuals
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>The old AISC manuals
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>The old joist catalogs
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>I have also collected many articles over the years from publications that I
>could not otherwise obtain but wanted an article or chapter on some specific
>subject. Our local library was always more than willing to accomodate me and
>typically would locate it (at another library) and make me a copy free of
>charge.
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>One of my favorites is Westergaard's original paper for the Bureau of Public
>Roads (1930's) which have some very useful charts for building engineers
>regarding concentrated loads on structural slabs. Westergaard later did
>research in the 40's for the large concentrated loads on runways. In the 50's,
>Spangler did the only research that I am aware of  for shear stresses produced
>on structural slabs by concentrated loads.............also very useful.
>
>This early research by these engineers is very readable and easy for the
>practicing engineer to understand and to utilize in their everyday practice. It
>is the basis for many of the codes today.
>
>
>Jim Kestner, P.E.
>Green Bay, Wi.
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>> Majid Sarraf
>> Ph.D. Candidate/ lecturer
>> Civil Eng.
>> University of Ottawa
>> Canada
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>> www.uottawa.ca/~msarraf
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