Category Archives: Frame Analysis

Installing PyPardiso

The PyPardiso package provides an interface to the Intel MKL Pardiso library to solve large sparse linear systems of equations. Trying to install this package with Conda raises the message: To search for alternate channels that may provide the conda package you’relooking … Continue reading

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Making Finite Element Analysis go faster – Update and PyPardiso

The previous post on this topic looked at the performance of alternative Scipy sparse equation solvers. This post updates those results with the current Scipy version (1.7.1), with very different results. It also compares the Scipy solver performance with the … Continue reading

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ConbeamU update

I recently discovered that the continuous beam function from the ConbeamU spreadsheet was giving incorrect results for cantilevers at the left hand end, if the cantilever had more than one segment and no point loads. The corrected version (Rel 4.16) … Continue reading

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Making Finite Element Analysis go faster …

… with Numba and Scipy sparse matrix functions. As promised in the previous post in this series, I will be looking at speeding up the formation and solving of matrix functions for the analysis of structural frames, using Excel and … Continue reading

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3D Frame Update

Following a comment here I have updated the code for the 3DFrame spreadsheet to calculate shear deflections correctly for sections with a different shear area for each transverse principal axis. The updated files can be downloaded from: 3DFrame.zip A note … Continue reading

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