Category Archives: Newton

Concrete 2019

The Concrete Institute of Australia’s biennial conference is this year being held in Sydney from 8-11 September, and early-bird registration has now been extended to 15th July, so register now and save! For more details of the conference see: Concrete … Continue reading

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Solving the Lagrangian Point equation for the Moon

This post was prompted by a recent question at Fitting high order polynomials, asking for Excel methods to solve the equations for the radius of the Moon’s Lagrangian Point 1. All the methods described in this post have been added to … Continue reading

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ULS design of circular reinforced concrete columns

The RC Design Functions spreadsheet has been updated (to Version 8.04) with the addition of a CircU function for ULS design of circular reinforced concrete sections under combined bending and axial load.  The new version, including full open-source code, may … Continue reading

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ULS Design Functions – update for AS 3600

The ULS Design Functions spreadsheet (last posted here) has been updated to the new Australian Standard for concrete structures; AS 3600-2018.  The new version can be downloaded from: ULS Design Functions.zip Note that the biaxial version included in the download … Continue reading

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How Reinforced Earth works

“Reinforced Earth” is the name of  a construction system widely used in retaining walls around the World.  Here is a short video demonstrating how the system works, which is both informative and entertaining:

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RC Design Functions 8_03

The RC Design Functions 8_03 spreadsheet is now available for free download from: RC Design Functions8.zip The main changes are: The NA layer check has been corrected for compression steel in tension The new AS 3600 crack width and curvature … Continue reading

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The Largest Early World Map …

… is unveiled for the first time: Click image for link to map with pan and zoom: On July 25, 01585, near the end of a century of unprecedented change, four Japanese boys stopped in Milan on their way back … Continue reading

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