Category Archives: Newton

Excel to Alglib via xlwings

The Alglib library provides many valuable numerical analysis routines, but the VBA version is no longer actively maintained.  The latest versions are available in C++, C#, and Python, of which the Python version (in conjunction with xlwings) provides the easiest interface … Continue reading

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Using the Frame Analysis Spreadsheets

Following some recent questions in the comments, here are some answers: How can nodal moments be created? The current versions only allow for forces to be applied to beams, but any point load or moment applied at the start or … Continue reading

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Installing Frame4 and 3DFrame

Following a recent comment I have added a VBA only version to the download files of the frame analysis spreadsheets: 3DFrame.zip Frame4.zip The VBA versions should work on any version of Excel from 2007, with macros enabled, without any further installation. The … Continue reading

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Stress increments in prestressed concrete beams

The two main Australian Standards covering prestressed concrete structures (AS 3600, Concrete Structures, and AS 5100 Part 5, Concrete Bridges) put a limit on the allowable increase in stress in reinforcement and prestressing strands and tendons, when the load increases from … Continue reading

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Plotting Freeze-Thaw Data …

… or other irregular cyclic data. Another Eng-Tips question asked how to approximate ice area over a freeze-thaw cycle using a function based on a sine or cosine curve.  The screen-shot below shows three alternatives: Using built in Excel functions requires … Continue reading

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Counting non-pecked chicks

Download file:  Binary Chicks.zip. This post is based on a recent discussion at Cosmic Horizons looking at numerical methods to solve the following problem: The answer to the question is straightforward: With a little thought, you should be able to realise … Continue reading

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3DFrame update

The update to the Glob_to_loc3 and Loc_to_glob3 functions (and associated functions) has now been transferred to the 3DFrame spreadsheet, which will now give correct results when beams are defined in the global negative Z direction.  The revised spreadsheet (including full … Continue reading

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