Tag Archives: continuous beam analysis

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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ConBeamU 4.05 and ConBeampy 1.02

The latest update of the two continuous beam spreadsheets can be downloaded from: ConBeamU.zip ConBeampy.zip The main changes are: A problem with point loads applied exactly at a support position has been corrected A function has been added to evaluate … 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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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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ConBeamU Update

Recently a comment pointed out that if the ConBeam, or ConBeamU, user defined functions were used with a single span then the “Out” argument was ignored, so it was not possible to return support reactions.  This has now been fixed … Continue reading

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