Tag Archives: Finite Element Analysis

Making Finite Element Analysis go faster …

… with Numba and Scipy sparse matrix functions. As promised in the previous post in this series, I will be looking at speeding up the formation and solving of matrix functions for the analysis of structural frames, using Excel and … Continue reading

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More Open Source FEA Code Links

The book Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis of Solids and Structures 2nd Edition has an associated python code package called pyFEM, but a search for this code finds several others with the same or similar names: The pyFEM sites associated with the … Continue reading

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What-when-how …

… is a web site offering free tutorials on a wide range of subjects, including finite element analysis and VBA. The basics of finite element analysis are covered by links from: Computational Modelling (Finite Element Method) with more advanced material covered … Continue reading

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Using the Strand7 API

Strand7 is a general purpose Finite Element Analysis program, which has an Application Programming Interface (API), allowing external programs to interact with Strand7, including reading and writing to data files, running analyses, and reading the results.  The API is a comprehensive … Continue reading

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Frame4.xls – Update2

It was recently pointed out to me that the Frame4 spreadsheet was giving an overflow error with a fairly small analysis.  The problem turned out to be that the analysis did not have any restraint specified in the X direction, … Continue reading

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