Thanks Mike… I can easily develop the formulae for the second one… I was hoping that someone had the ‘coefficients’ for the moments and shears of the first one… maybe including deflections. I was going to embed them in an SMath program so I didn’t have to check each time.
If I can find enough time to waste, I may solve some simultaneous equations based on data generated by my own FEM program… should be easy enough, just time consuming.
Sweet! You are sooooo welcome. It’s great to see someone other than me getting some utility out of the equations as they took some doing to develop.
In my MathCAD application, I combined those equations with the summation function such that results were calculated for each service load prior to combination with very, very little effort. Well, very little effort for me, lots for MathCAD.
As you may or may not know, I’m in the process of possibly getting into the software development game. See the first post of this thread: Kootware. It’s become abundantly clear that the most highly prized feature in this space would be detailed output presented in a readable form. Ideally, I’d like users to be able to dump the output as MathCAD calcs. Unfortunately, that doesn’t appear to be technologically possible. I’ve been wondering if SMath might be able to what I’d want however. I shall investigate…
Do you have a copy of Roark’s textbook? Pilkey’s also has solved cases like this one.
I haven’t been able to follow the software thread since it grew beyond 100 posts.
The raw SMATH files are readable like XML files. I was once PO’d enough at SMATH not being able to delete a matrix row that I directly edited the file in NOTEPAD and got on with life.
I have a *.pdf version of an edition of some kind… somewhere. I was busy adding end moments to the system and adjusting shears… but got tied up on real work. I’ll hop back to it when I have some free time.