Category Archives: Newton

AS 3600 and RC Design Functions 8.01

The updated RC Design Functions spreadsheet (presented here) included an updated UMom function to find the ultimate strength of a rectangular section under combined bending and axial load; but I omitted to include the revisions to the alpha2 and Gamma … Continue reading

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Falling feathers and hammers

It is well known that at the end of the Apollo 15 Moon landing, Commander David Scott dropped a hammer and a feather to demonstrate that they would accelerate at the  same rate, and land on the ground together: What is … Continue reading

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More iterative solvers

Following the recent post on using Brent’s Method solvers on an array (Iterative solvers and arrays), here is another example with an engineering related problem.  The example is included in the xlScipy3 spreadsheet, which can be downloaded from: The depth … Continue reading

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Iterative solvers and arrays

A recent thread at Eng-Tips was looking for a solution to the problem described  below: The solutions to this problem described below can be downloaded from: and The ItSolve.xlsb spreadsheet contains a user defined function (UDF) to solve iterative … Continue reading

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Australian Greenhouse Gas Emissions

What the Australian  Government says: PM claims Australia will meet Paris target ‘in a canter’ despite emissions climbing. Morrison says rate of increase not as high as previous years and renewables investment will ensure Australia meets commitment pm-claims-australia-will-meet-paris-target-in-a-canter-despite-emissions-climbing What the … Continue reading

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New AS 3600 and RC Design Functions 8

A revised version of the Australian Concrete Structures code, AS 3600, was recently published, with many significant changes, including: Changes to ULS reduction Factors Creep and shrinkage Curvature and deflection calculations Crack width calculation and stress limits Major  changes to … Continue reading

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Arc-spline update

The input for the first version of the Arcspline function required the coordinates of the centre of each arc, as well as the angle of the tangents at each end of the arc.  I have now added a new version with … Continue reading

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