Category Archives: Finite Element Analysis

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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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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Contour plots with Excel and Matplotlib – 2 

The procedures discussed in the previous post required the contour data to be arranged on a regular rectangular grid, with the data points listed in a 2D array. As far as I know there is no built in alternative in … Continue reading

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Contour plots with Excel and Matplotlib

Contour plots are widely used for a great variety of purposes, but facilities for producing them in Excel are very limited, and those that are provided are very well hidden. In this post I will look at some simple examples … Continue reading

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