Category Archives: Beam Bending

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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ConbeamU 4.10

The ConbeamU spreadsheet has been updated to Version 4.10, to fix a problem with incorrect default parameters being used if the support stiffness columns had empty cells.  The revised spreadsheet (including open-source code) can be downloaded from: ConbeamU.zip Applications in the … Continue reading

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Plane Strain FEA – Non linear staged analysis

Continuing the recent series of posts featuring Fortran based FEA routines, the spreadsheet from the previous post has been revised: The spreadsheet allows for a staged analysis, with additional elements placed in layers for any number of construction stages. Temporary loads … Continue reading

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PlateStress Update

The functions from the PlateStress spreadsheet (details here) will be incorporated in the FEA spreadsheets currently being presented. In the process of using these functions I made a couple of improvements: The required sequence of the Gauss Points numbers was clarified: … Continue reading

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Automating Goal Seek with RC Design Functions

As promised in the previous post, I will now look in more detail at the process for automating the Excel Goal Seek function with the RC Design Functions spreadsheet, to calculate reinforcement area or section depth for a range of bending … Continue reading

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RC Design Functions update

Following a comment here I have updated my RC Design Functions spreadsheet, which is available for free download (including full open-source code) from: RC Design Functions7.zip The main new features in the latest version are: The existing optional “depth” argument has … Continue reading

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If it keeps on straining …

… concrete’s goin’ to break: To find out what this has to do with predicting concrete deflections, book into the Concrete Institute seminar on “Finite Element Analysis of Concrete Structures”: Finite Element Analysis of Concrete Structures – Software and Practice … Continue reading

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