Category Archives: Frame Analysis

3D Frames, axes and stiffness matrices

In the course of adding provision for spring end releases to the 3DFrame spreadsheet, I have also tidied up the code for generating the structure stiffness matrix, and added some documentation to the spreadsheet.  The revised spreadsheet (version 2.02) can … Continue reading

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3DFrame with spring releases

Following the previous post I have added similar functionality to the 3DFrame spreadsheet.  The new file can be downloaded from: 3DFrame.zip As before, see Installing C# dll files, reminder for details of installing the supplied dll files, which provide much better … Continue reading

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Frame analysis with spring releases; 2D

I have updated the Frame4 spreadsheet to allow a rotational spring stiffness to be specified for members with a rotational end release.  The new file can be downloaded from: Frame4.zip See Installing C# dll files, reminder for details of installing the … Continue reading

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Installing C# dll files, reminder

Installing the Frame4 spreadsheet on a new computer I had some problems registering the dll files required for the compiled solver routines, so here is a reminder of the procedure: Copy the alglibnet2.dll and ALMatrixLib.dll files to the appropriate folder (see … Continue reading

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Non-linear frame analysis; moment curvature and self-weight

The Python/Fortran/Excel frame analysis program (previous version here) now has several new features added to the 2D-solver routines: The beam bending behaviour may now be specified with moment-curvature tables, rather than the linear-plastic behaviour required in the previous version. Beam … Continue reading

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Non-linear Frame Analysis – Scipy solvers

The frame analysis spreadsheet presented in the previous post has been updated to use the solvers included in the Scipy package.  There is now an option to use either the Cholesky solver, or an iterative sparse solver.  The main advantages of … Continue reading

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Non-linear Frame Analysis

Another example using Fortran code published in Programming the Finite Element Method (5th ed. John Wiley & Sons, I.M. Smith, D.V. Griffiths and L. Margetts (2014)), this post provides a spreadsheet based frame analysis program including non-linear bending behaviour and … Continue reading

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