Category Archives: Newton

Paul Kelly and Joni Mitchell

Leading Australian singer-songwriter Paul Kelly is about to release a powerful new single that tackles Australia’s lack of action on climate change and environmental destruction. Entitled Sleep, Australia, Sleep, Kelly says the song is both “a lament in the form … Continue reading

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Asymmetric Catenary Function

Back in 2009, I posted a user defined function (UDF) to generate a catenary curve, that could be used together with the Excel Solver to generate a curve of a specified span and sag: A catenary function Following a discussion … Continue reading

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Column buckling under multiple loads

Following another buckling discussion at Eng-tips I have modified my Frame4-buckle spreadsheet to allow input of multiple axial loads at any point along the column, along with any number of sections with different section properties.  Background on the method used … Continue reading

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Trinity Bridge and Bridge of the Month

Bill Harvey has been doing a monthly report on historical bridges for many years, but recent issues have the added interest of interactive 3D models of the selected bridges. The Trinity Bridge at Crowland in South Lincolnshire is an excellent … Continue reading

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Python Traps

When converting existing VBA code to Python there are a number of obvious changes to the syntax that need to be made for the code to run at all, but there are also a number of not so obvious traps … Continue reading

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Biaxial bending update

The reinforced concrete biaxial bending spreadsheet has now been updated: Stress block and capacity reduction factors updated for AS 3600-2018 ACI factors for US customary units used when stress is entered in ksi or psi units Example data updated The … Continue reading

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More powers of 3

Following the discovery of a question to which the answer is 42, the same team has now reported a sum of three cubes equal to 3.  As before, the result can be checked from Excel, linking to mpmath, via pyxll. … Continue reading

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