Back in March 2010, in response to this post with an update of the Frame4 spreadsheet: http://newtonexcelbach.wordpress.com/2009/12/31/frame4-xls-update2/ jscott (and later mettrox) asked if I had thought about adding output of the member forces at intervals along the member length, to which the response was, yes I’d thought about it.
But now I have done it, and the new version can be downloaded here: Download Frame4.zip. As usual, the file includes full open source code.
Some examples of the new output options are shown below:
The spreadsheet includes verly little documentation, but the arrangement of input data is described in earlier posts in this series (search the blog for frame analysis), and if anything remains unclear, please ask.
Update 15 Sep 12: There was a bug in the routine to calculate intermediate beam actions and deflections with point loads which is now fixed: Download Frame4.zip.