Tag Archives: Non-linear 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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Non-linear Frame Analysis – Scipy solvers

The frame analysis spreadsheet presented in the previous post has been updated to use the solvers included in the Scipy package.  There is now an option to use either the Cholesky solver, or an iterative sparse solver.  The main advantages of … Continue reading

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Non-linear Frame Analysis

Another example using Fortran code published in Programming the Finite Element Method (5th ed. John Wiley & Sons, I.M. Smith, D.V. Griffiths and L. Margetts (2014)), this post provides a spreadsheet based frame analysis program including non-linear bending behaviour and … Continue reading

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Using LatPilePY

LatPilePY is a User Defined Function (UDF) used to analyse the deflections and load actions in laterally loaded piles.  It was presented in this post: LatPilePY.  In response to an e-mail request, this post will give step by step instructions for … Continue reading

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LatPile update

I have just posted an update to the LatpilePY spreadsheet, fixing a bug in the way in which it read the first row of data from input PY curves, which was resulting in the program failing to run if there were … Continue reading

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Lateral pile analyis with PY curves …

… and non-linear pile properties.  In previous posts I have presented Excel User Defined Functions (UDFs) to analyse a laterally loaded pile, generate soil PY Curves based on the recommendations in the COM624 Manual, and determine the flexural stiffness of cracked … Continue reading

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