Is it Real, or is it CloudCalc? Only the Spider Knows for Sure
Well it’s Halloween (and how appropriate — this is my 13th blog post!), so I’ve been trying to think of a seasonally appropriate structural engineering topic for this week’s CloudCalc blog. In order to get inspiration, I walked down my street looking at the decorations on the neighborhood houses. A Jack o’ Lantern? No, that’s not a good representative, since after a few days they typically become so mushy that they can’t even support themselves. There’s a ghost – or actually a sheet of white plastic hanging from a tree. The best engineering analogy that brought to mind was Tyvek wrap covering a half-built structure. Over there, a couple of witches…probably not, a blog on aerospace engineering might be a better place to discuss women who manage to get broomsticks to fly.