Tag Archives: Coulomb

Retaining wall analysis – FEA and hand calculations

I have used the PlateMC spreadsheet described in the previous post to compare the results of a finite element analysis of a retaining wall with a similar analysis using the commercial package Strand7, and a simple hand calculation using Coulomb … Continue reading

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The history of the theory of beam bending – Part 2

Before moving on from Galileo, Mariotte and Parent, let’s examine a peculiarity arising from the testing of their formulas. Jacques Heyman in “The Science of Structural Engineering” states: “… then the new calculation of bending strength [by Parent] gave a … Continue reading

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