Tag Archives: 3D frame analysis

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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3D Frame analyses with spring releases – 2

The latest version of the 3DFrame spreadsheet (previously presented here) includes provision for spring end releases, allowing for either rotational or translational springs in any direction.  These springs are now incorporated in the model by adjustment of the beam properties, … Continue reading

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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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Run Fortran from Excel with Python and F2Py

I have previously posted on the use of the Silverfrost Fortran compiler with Excel (e.g. Linking Excel to Fortran).  More recently I have been concentrating on accessing high performance compiled routines via Python and the Python maths and science libraries … Continue reading

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Frame Analysis with Excel

Starting from 2009 I have posted a series on frame analysis using Excel, starting from a simple “on-sheet” solution and working through to applications able to solve large 2D or 3D problems. To follow the analysis process it is best … Continue reading

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3DFrame Ver 1.03 and Frame4 Ver 3.07

Updated versions of my 2D and 3D frame analysis spreadsheets are now available for download from: 3DFrame.zip Frame4.zip The download files include full open-source VBA code, and dll files for compiled solvers for much better performance with large models. See https://newtonexcelbach.wordpress.com/2012/11/16/frame4-now-with-added-alglib/ for … Continue reading

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