Category Archives: Newton

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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3D Frame with zero stiffness hinges

The previous version of 3DFrame allowed for spring releases at beam ends, but if the release stiffness was entered as zero it was treated as a rigid connection for that freedom.  Effectively zero stiffness releases could be modelled by entering … Continue reading

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Rubick’s Cube Solves Itself

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Numerical Integration; Tanh-Sinh Quadrature v. 4.42

Back to Newton and Excel. I recently received a new update to the Tanh-Sinh Quadrature spreadsheet from Graeme Dennes, which may be downloaded from: Tanh_Sinh Quadrature. From the Readme: The Tanh-Sinh quadrature workbook has been enhanced as follows: The Tanh-Sinh … Continue reading

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Sydney Opera House: the designs that didn’t make it

From the Guardian: In 1956, the New South Wales premier Joseph Cahill announced a competition – open to anyone – to design a national opera house at Bennelong Point in Sydney. There were more than 200 entries and the eventual … Continue reading

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