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Column buckling under multiple loads

Following another buckling discussion at Eng-tips I have modified my Frame4-buckle spreadsheet to allow input of multiple axial loads at any point along the column, along with any number of sections with different section properties.  Background on the method used … Continue reading

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Trinity Bridge and Bridge of the Month

Bill Harvey has been doing a monthly report on historical bridges for many years, but recent issues have the added interest of interactive 3D models of the selected bridges. The Trinity Bridge at Crowland in South Lincolnshire is an excellent … Continue reading

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Python Traps

When converting existing VBA code to Python there are a number of obvious changes to the syntax that need to be made for the code to run at all, but there are also a number of not so obvious traps … Continue reading

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Excel Dynamic Arrays

Previews of dynamic arrays in Excel have been available for some time through the “Insider” programme.  They are now being published to general subscribers through Office 365 monthly updates: Further information is given at: Easier array formulas and Dynamic array … Continue reading

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Clive James and Pete Atkin

Following The Barrow Poets, more poetic music from the early 70’s: Clive James finally succumbed to a long illness this week.  He was mainly known for his humorous work on TV and in writing, but he was also a prolific … Continue reading

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Biaxial bending update

The reinforced concrete biaxial bending spreadsheet has now been updated: Stress block and capacity reduction factors updated for AS 3600-2018 ACI factors for US customary units used when stress is entered in ksi or psi units Example data updated The … Continue reading

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International Keyboard Shortcut Day

Daily Dose of Excel is increasingly inaccurately named these days, but it still contains a wealth of information, and we get a new post on special occasions, such as: International Keyboard Shortcut Day Have a look for all the keyboard … Continue reading

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