Example Reports and Calculations

A selection of early reports mostly collected together in an attempt to illustrate how with repetitive type projects, automation of the calculations can be incrementally implemented as move from one project to the next. [toc] Example: Portable Building My first calculations in 1988, before we formalised a business. The calculations are handwritten, involve calculation of section […]


INTRODUCTION This guide is written to assist you (manufacturers/suppliers) with the following: Understanding the limitations of your currently held pre-engineered solutions. Assist you with developing a qualitative understanding of structures so that you can identify problems before they eventuate and seek engineering assistance to resolve them. THE GUIDE Not having a qualitative understanding of the […]

Structural Design Services in Maitland Yorke Peninsula

Operating from 62 Robert Street, Maitland, Yorke Peninsula, South Australia. We can be found in the following building: Send an email Enquiry, check Price list for services, or the web store for downloadable software and reports. With Roy’s qualifications in building, civil engineering and structural engineering, and Conrad’s qualifications in industrial engineering, manufacturing engineering and mechanical […]

Doubly Pitched, Gable Roof Structures, enclosed buildings and canopies.

Introduction Simple doubly pitched roof. Two structural members and three joints, with two of the joints as supports. The basic connection options for joints is pinned that is having no moment restraint, or fully fixed in which case has moment restraint. If have moment restraint then joint can resist forces which tend to cause rotation […]

Software to Automate Engineering for Structural Products

Given an idealistic view that engineering takes place at the frontiers of science and technology, no engineering should be required for structural products as they are largely established technologies. However there may be need to make prototypes and physically test them to get some empirical data, and calibrate mathematical models. Additionally there are issues of […]

Plane Frame (2D) Matrix Structural Analysis

Now have source code for 2D Plane frame matrix structural analysis in Turbo Pascal, Delphi 3, Lazarus and Excel/vba using arrays indexed from base 1. Additionally have source Excel/vba, JavaScript/JScript, VB.net, C# and Java using arrays indexed from base zero. Was going to use J# as an intermediate step between C# and Java, but not […]

Shed Design: pt#1 (Basic Procedure)

The basic procedure for shed design involves assessing the loads imposed by the environment, determining the effects of those loads on the frame and its connections and then specifying such so that have adequate resistance. {what follows is a rough outline and subject to revision.} [toc] Environmental Assessment Environmental considerations include, rain, flood waters, hail, […]