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S239
Beam Spreadsheet Calculations

John R. Andrew, P.E.

This 5 PDH course can be used to calculate the: shear and bending strength of many types of beams.

Some advantages of spreadsheet calculations over hand written include:
1. easier to read.
2. better recall from archives.
3. greater accuracy.
4. faster with repeat use.
5. graphs are created automatically.
6. numerous useful formulas.
7. "Goal Seek" enables optimization.
8. solve any equation with, "Solver".
9. solve sets of linear and non-linear equations.
10. calculations and graphs may be pasted into documents and slide show presentations.

The calculations within this live spreadsheet will facilitate the initial design and engineering of many types of beams and trusses. When various factors are typed into the Input cells, Excel will calculate results automatically. In addition, the powerful tool, "Goal Seek" can be used to optimize each design Calculation.

This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.


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