Category Archives: Frame Analysis

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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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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