Category Archives: Beam Bending

SectionProperties update 3

The SectionProperties spreadsheets previously posted had limited graphics capabilities due to problems with the plotting routines causing Excel to crash. I have now fixed that problem by updating some Python libraries with pip: installing mkl-service numpy 1.21.2 -> 1.22.1 Pillow … Continue reading

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ConbeamU update

I recently discovered that the continuous beam function from the ConbeamU spreadsheet was giving incorrect results for cantilevers at the left hand end, if the cantilever had more than one segment and no point loads. The corrected version (Rel 4.16) … Continue reading

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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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