Category Archives: Finite Element Analysis

Installing Python and pyxll from scratch

Updated 28th September 2022. Matplotlib latest version OK. I recently installed Python and pyxll (plus the required additional libraries) on a new computer, which raised a few problems with incompatible versions, so here is a summary of what worked (as … Continue reading

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Installing PyPardiso and speed of Scipy spsolve

I recently upgraded to Python 3.10, and because of some problems with my previous installation I decided to do a complete new installation using pip, which required installation of all the libraries needed for my various programs. For my linear … Continue reading

Posted in Excel, Finite Element Analysis, Frame Analysis, Link to Python, Newton, NumPy and SciPy, PyXLL, UDFs | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Beam Bending, Charts, Charts, Coordinate Geometry, Excel, Finite Element Analysis, Link to Python, Maths, Newton, NumPy and SciPy, PyXLL | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

SectionProperties update update

Since my previous post on the Python SectionProperties program it has been updated to Rel. 2.02, with some major changes: The mesh generation library has been changed from MeshPY to Triangle New functions have been added for: Steel sections Concrete … Continue reading

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SectionProperties update

In late 2017 I posted Section Properties with MeshPY, including torsion and warping which looked at an Excel front end for Robbie van Leeuwen’s SectionProperties program, which provides facilities for calculation of section properties of complex shapes, including torsion and warping constants. … Continue reading

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