Beam Analysis – Spreadsheets and Sources

September 18, 2016

For the next issue of the book, (the current issue will be available to the general public for free at the end of September) we will be adding a beam analysis section. However, as with the rest of the content for the book, we want to give reference to a trusted external source for the methods we use. In this case, and after some deliberation, we have settled on the NASA-TM-X-73305 Structures Manual. It covers some beam configurations I have not seen covered elsewhere and the whole beam analysis section is excellent.

We have started by creating the spreadsheets for cantilever beams and these have now been posted, you can access a list of them here:

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Microsoft Excel Spreadsheets

FREE ANALYSIS SPREADSHEETS 3 Over the last 10 years we have developed hundreds of spreadsheet tools to help us with our structural analysis work. We have made these available through the Abbott Aerospace web site and the XL Viking project. We have now brought them into the technical library. They have been updated, improved and the collection has been expanded to cover more analysis methods than ever before.

The XL-Viking Add-In for Excel

XL-Viking 2 We created the XL-Viking Excel add-in to satisfy our own need to make Excel a better engineering tool. XL-Viking shows your Excel Formula in a way that makes sense and brings essential new functionality to Microsoft Excel by providing an additional user interface and easy to use functions.

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Technical Papers & Reports

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