Tag Archives: Finite Element Analysis

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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New Release of Strand7

The long awaited new release of Strand7 (R 2.4.1) appeared today.  Click below for more details:

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Applied Mechanics of Solids

Applied Mechanics of Solids is a free text on finite element analysis by Allan F Bower, who seems to have a gift for clear explanation of the topic combined with a wry sense of humour; not a combination you see every … Continue reading

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Frame Analysis with Excel – 7; Shear deflections and support displacements

Continuing from: Frame Analysis with Excel – 6; Beam end releases and actions Download Frame4.zip – the download file includes complete open source code. Two more refinements have been added to the frame analysis spreadsheet: The stiffness matrix has been revised to … Continue reading

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Frame Analysis with Excel – 5; Large frames in Excel 2003

Continuing from: Frame Analysis with Excel – 4, 2D frame analysis Download Frame2.zip – the download file includes complete open source code. The solution presented in the previous post in this series made use of the Excel built in functions MINVERSE() and … Continue reading

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