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Thanks to all the people who helped me by proposing dissertation topics.

Much appreciated,

Dave McSwiney

>From: Daryl Richardson
>Reply-To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
>To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
>Subject: Re: Structural engineering undergraduate looking for ideas
>Date: Sat, 29 Sep 2001 09:30:56 -0600
>
>Dave,
>
> It's hard to be too specific without knowing more about the
>requirements of the thesis, however, since it is an undergraduate rather
>than a post graduate project I assume that a library research project
>might be sufficient.
>
> You might try a comparison of code requirements between Canadian,
>American, U.K, and Ireland codes on the topic of prying action relating
>to hanger type connections with bolts loaded in tension. Combine this
>with a summary of published literature on the topic and you should have
>quite an acceptable paper.
>
> One of the principal authors cited as a references in both A.I.S.C.
>(American) and C.I.S.C. (Canadian) codes is G.L. Kulak. Dr. Kulak is a
>professor at University of Alberta, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. He is
>generally known to be helpful to both students and professionals seeking
>his assistance.
>
> Good luck with the thesis.
>
>
> Regards
>
> H. Daryl Richardson
>
>David Mc Swiney wrote:
> >
> > I'm a final year student in D.I.T. in Dublin, Ireland. I'm currently
> > looking for thesis topic.Unfortunately my original idea (post
> > tensioning a beam by applied moments) was turned down. The task of
> > finding an interesting and viable topic is deceptively difficult, I'm
> > limited by the less than generous budget and outdated facilities,
> > therefore i have to think small. The materials i was originally
> > thinking of using were timber,steel or concrete. Anything i can think
> > of has already been covered over the course of the last 20 years by
> > previous graduates
> > I would be most appreciative if anyone out there can throw any ideas
> > my way,
> > Thanking you in advance,
> > Dave Mc Swiney
> >
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