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# Tag Archives: moment curvature

## Non-linear frame analysis; moment curvature and self-weight

The Python/Fortran/Excel frame analysis program (previous version here) now has several new features added to the 2D-solver routines: The beam bending behaviour may now be specified with moment-curvature tables, rather than the linear-plastic behaviour required in the previous version. Beam … Continue reading

Posted in Arch structures, Beam Bending, Concrete, Excel, Finite Element Analysis, Fortran, Frame Analysis, Link to dll, Link to Python, NumPy and SciPy, Strand7, VBA
Tagged Excel, FEA, Fortran, Frame Analysis, link to dll, moment curvature, Non-linear concrete, Non-linear geometry, Programming the Finite Element Method, Python, SciPy, sparse solvers, VBA, xlwings
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## Solving non-linear equations with two or more unknowns – 5

This will be the last of the series on solving non-linear equations (for now). Up until now all the examples have had two unknown values, and two target values. This can be extended by making three changes to the code: … Continue reading

Posted in Beam Bending, Concrete, Excel, Link to Python, Maths, Newton, NumPy and SciPy, UDFs, VBA
Tagged Excel, ExcelPython, moment curvature, Newton's Method, Python, SciPy, SciPy optimize function, solving non-linear equations, tension stiffening, two or more objectives, two or more unknowns, UDF, VBA
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## Solving non-linear equations with two or more unknowns – 4

As promised in the previous post, the spreadsheet including the new functions to calculate reinforced (or prestressed) concrete moment-curvature with a revised concrete tension stress-block is now available for download from: RC design functions7.zip The spreadsheet includes full open source … Continue reading

Posted in Beam Bending, Concrete, Excel, Maths, Newton, UDFs, VBA
Tagged Excel, moment curvature, Newton's Method, solving non-linear equations, tension stiffening, two or more objectives, two or more unknowns, UDF, VBA
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## Solving non-linear equations with two or more unknowns – 3

For the next stage of the non-linear solver saga I am looking at the same problem as in the previous post (finding the curvature or a reinforced concrete section under specified bending moment and axial load), but with more realistic … Continue reading

Posted in Beam Bending, Excel, Maths, Newton, UDFs, VBA
Tagged Excel, moment curvature, Newton's Method, solving non-linear equations, tension stiffening, two or more unknowns, UDF, VBA
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## Solving non-linear equations with two or more unknowns – 2

The previous post presented a simple but slow procedure for solving non-linear equations with two unknowns. In this post I will describe a much faster method, that also has the advantage that it can simply be extended to work with … Continue reading

Posted in Beam Bending, Concrete, Excel, Maths, Newton, UDFs, VBA
Tagged Exce, moment curvature, Newton's Method, solving non-linear equations, two or more unknowns, UDF, VBA
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