Tag Archives: ConBeamU

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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ConBeamU 4.08

The continuous beam spreadsheet has had another update to fix a problem when point loads were applied to cantilevers, and the first support position was not listed as an output point.  The new version (4.08) can be downloaded from: ConbeamU.zip … Continue reading

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Conbeam – Python version

I have converted the continuous beam analysis spreadsheet (last presented here) to Python code, linked to Excel VBA User Defined Functions (UDFs) with ExcelPython.  To run the Python version you will need an installed copy of Python, including Numpy and … Continue reading

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ConbeamU Update Update

Following some comments from 4Step on the last ConbeamU update, and a thorough check of results against Strand7 results, I have posted a new version that fixes a number of issues with the previous one.  The new version number is … Continue reading

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ConbeamU Update; defined support deflections

As promised in a recent post, I have updated the ConBeamU spreadsheet to allow defined deflections to be specified at any support. The new spreadsheet (including full open-source code), can be downloaded from ConBeamU.zip In addition to the support deflections the … Continue reading

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Continuous Beams with Specified Deflections

A few weeks ago there was some discussion in a previous continuous beam post about how to analyse a continuous beam with specified deflections at the supports.  In this post I will look at three different ways of doing this … Continue reading

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Beams may kiss, but do not hug …

… not full length anyway. This post was inspired by a now very long discussion at Eng-Tips on the apparently simple question of what happens when you place one short beam on top of a longer one, and apply a … Continue reading

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