Tag Archives: Strand7

PlateStress Update

The functions from the PlateStress spreadsheet (details here) will be incorporated in the FEA spreadsheets currently being presented. In the process of using these functions I made a couple of improvements: The required sequence of the Gauss Points numbers was clarified: … 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 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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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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Mohr’s Circle and Plate Stresses and Actions

The functions described in this post can be found in the download file PlateStress.zip, including examples and full open source code. The function MCircle returns the plane stress components (XX, YY and XY stress) for any specified stress field, when rotated through a … Continue reading

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Daily Download 6: Working with FEA programs

Today’s downloads are three programs for working with Finite Element Analysis (FEA) programs.  The first use the Scripting Dictionary Object to count the number of different element types (beams, plates, bricks and links) and the number of node restraints at … Continue reading

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The Dome of Santa Maria del Fiore – Stress Analysis 2

Following on from the previous post I have uploaded the Strand7 data and results files and an animation of the stresses as the construction proceeds.  Strand7 users can just download the files and load them into Strand7 (or those with a slow … Continue reading

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