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

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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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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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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

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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

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