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# Category Archives: Concrete

## 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

Posted in Arch structures, Beam Bending, Concrete, Excel, Finite Element Analysis, Fortran, Frame Analysis, Link to dll, Link to Python, NumPy and SciPy, Strand7, VBA
Tagged Excel, FEA, Fortran, Frame Analysis, link to dll, moment curvature, Non-linear concrete, Non-linear geometry, Programming the Finite Element Method, Python, SciPy, sparse solvers, VBA, xlwings
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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

Posted in Beam Bending, Concrete, Excel, Finite Element Analysis, Fortran, Geotechnical Engineering, Link to dll, Link to Python, Newton, NumPy and SciPy, UDFs, VBA
Tagged ctypes, Excel, FEA, Fortran, link to dll, plane strain, Programming the Finite Element Method, Python, soil-structure interaction, staged analysis, VBA, xlwings
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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

Posted in Beam Bending, Concrete, Excel, Newton, UDFs, VBA
Tagged Excel, Goal Seek, Reinforced Concrete, Reinforced Concrete Design Functions, Section capacity, VBA. UDF
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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

Posted in Arrays, Beam Bending, Concrete, Excel, Frame Analysis, Newton, UDFs, VBA
Tagged EStress function, Excel, Goal Seek, Reinforced Concrete, UDF, UMom function, VBA
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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

Posted in Bach, Beam Bending, Concrete, Newton
Tagged Concrete beam test, concrete cracking, Led Zeppelin, Levee Breaks
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## Solving non-linear equations with two or more unknowns – 5

This will be the last of the series on solving non-linear equations (for now). Up until now all the examples have had two unknown values, and two target values. This can be extended by making three changes to the code: … Continue reading

Posted in Beam Bending, Concrete, Excel, Link to Python, Maths, Newton, NumPy and SciPy, UDFs, VBA
Tagged Excel, ExcelPython, moment curvature, Newton's Method, Python, SciPy, SciPy optimize function, solving non-linear equations, tension stiffening, two or more objectives, two or more unknowns, UDF, VBA
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## Solving non-linear equations with two or more unknowns – 4

As promised in the previous post, the spreadsheet including the new functions to calculate reinforced (or prestressed) concrete moment-curvature with a revised concrete tension stress-block is now available for download from: RC design functions7.zip The spreadsheet includes full open source … Continue reading

Posted in Beam Bending, Concrete, Excel, Maths, Newton, UDFs, VBA
Tagged Excel, moment curvature, Newton's Method, solving non-linear equations, tension stiffening, two or more objectives, two or more unknowns, UDF, VBA
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