Category Archives: Beam Bending

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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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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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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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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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: xlScipy3.zip The depth … Continue reading

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Units and solvers with Pint and Sympy

Following the previous post I have adapted the units code to use the Pint package, and added a function using the Sympy equation solver, with Pint units.  I have applied the functions to finding the depth of neutral axis of a … Continue reading

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