Category Archives: Beam Bending

ULS Design Functions update

The ULS Design Functions spreadsheet has been updated with further changes related to the new Australian Standard for concrete structures; AS 3600-2018, and with some other fixes.  The new version can be downloaded from: ULS Design Functions.zip The changes in … Continue reading

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Elastic Biaxial Bending

Spreadsheets performing Ultimate Limit State analysis with biaxial moments have been presented previously, most recently here: Biaxial bending update I have now modified the Beam Design Functions spreadsheet to carry out a biaxial moment analysis with linear elastic material properties. … Continue reading

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More on RC design of circular sections

Following the last post on this topic (Reinforced Concrete Design for Circular Sections to Eurocode 2) I have added provision for parabolic-linear concrete stress blocks to the ULS Design Functions spreadsheet. The Circu function in the RC Design Functions spreadsheet has … Continue reading

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A Treatise on the Mathematical Theory of Elasticity

The book The Man Who Knew Infinity by Robert Kanigel describes the life of the Indian mathematician  Srinivasa Ramanujan, and also his Cambridge mentor G.H. Hardy. It mentions that Hardy was influenced by reading “A Treatise on the Mathematical Theory … Continue reading

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Using Excel with Python and ctypes

The Strand7 API provides an interface between the Strand7 Finite Element Analysis program and external software. It works with many different languages, including Python, which uses ctypes to transfer data to and from the API functions. It is essential that … Continue reading

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