The Sense of Progress in Structural Engineering

  • E. R. de Arantes e Oliveira
  • J. Bento
Conference paper
Part of the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 333)


The Spanish philosopher Ortega y Gasset, referring to Medicine, as he might have been referring to Engineering, recalled that it is not in itself a science, but a profession, i.e. a practical activity. As such, its point of view is distinct from that of a Science: “... goes to Science, takes over everything that seems to satisfy it, takes from its results what it considers most effective, and leaves the rest”.


Civil Engineering Structural Engineer Computer Usage Reinforced Concrete Beam Design Automation System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. R. de Arantes e Oliveira
    • 1
  • J. Bento
    • 2
  1. 1.National Laboratory of Civil EngineeringLisbonPortugal
  2. 2.Technical University of LisbonLisbonPortugal

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