Category Archives: Frame Analysis

Using ConbeamU

This post was prompted by a thread at Eng-Tips: https://www.eng-tips.com/viewthread.cfm?qid=501339 The beam analysis functions in the ConbeamU spreadsheet allow for the use of any SI units, or any non-SI units found in the long list included with the spreadsheet. I … Continue reading

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Secondary moments in prestressed beams with FEA

Secondary (or hyperstatic) bending moments occur in prestressed beams that are continuous over internal supports, or have other redundant support conditions. Any eccentric prestress force will cause a beam to deflect, and if these deflections are restrained at internal supports, … Continue reading

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Installing PyPardiso and speed of Scipy spsolve

I recently upgraded to Python 3.10, and because of some problems with my previous installation I decided to do a complete new installation using pip, which required installation of all the libraries needed for my various programs. For my linear … Continue reading

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Installing PyPardiso

Update 5th June 2022: The PyPardiso package may now be installed simply with pip (see Installing PyPardiso and speed of Scipy spsolve): Install the MKL library: pip install mkl Install PyPardiso: pip install pypardiso The PyPardiso package provides an interface to … 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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