Tag Archives: ConBeamU

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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Setting up UDF Applications

Following a recent comment, this post looks at setting up a user defined function (UDF) on a blank worksheet, using the ConBeamU function as an example. To use a UDF, the VBA code for the function must either be included … Continue reading

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ConbeamU 4.10

The ConbeamU spreadsheet has been updated to Version 4.10, to fix a problem with incorrect default parameters being used if the support stiffness columns had empty cells.  The revised spreadsheet (including open-source code) can be downloaded from: ConbeamU.zip Applications in the … Continue reading

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ConBeamU 4.08

The continuous beam spreadsheet has had another update to fix a problem when point loads were applied to cantilevers, and the first support position was not listed as an output point.  The new version (4.08) can be downloaded from: ConbeamU.zip … Continue reading

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Conbeam – Python version

I have converted the continuous beam analysis spreadsheet (last presented here) to Python code, linked to Excel VBA User Defined Functions (UDFs) with ExcelPython.  To run the Python version you will need an installed copy of Python, including Numpy and … Continue reading

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