SHORT DESIGN PROGRAMS
I have written or collected a number of simple programs written in BASIC (or QBASIC). Anyone who has written a program has a feeing that it should be used, and I am no different. Therefore I am making these programs available on a .Zip program by Email. See the note at the end of this section.
I have described the use of several of these programs in EXAMPLES.
The input to most of these programs is quite simple. For the programs with only a little input, the program shows a built-in example, and the asks for the values for your example. For prograams needing a large amount of input, then the DATA and READ statements are used.
Examples of of the use of some of these programs.
SECTION 1: PROPERTIES OF SECTIONS
PROP-X-C.BAS, Area, Moment of inertia, etc of sections about the X-axis. Input is by coordinates.
SECTION 2: DIMENSIONS OF STRUCTURES
D-CIRCLE.BAS, Coordinates and segments of circular arches. Allows the section to be placed at an angle.
SECTION 3: MOMENT DISTRIBUTION
For small problems, and for checking large designs, moment distribution is often much faster and less effort than to invoke a large matrix analysis program. Included are programs for moments in beams with variable sections such as tapered beams which are not available in the ordinary frame analysis program. Also there is a moment distribution program that can analyse building frames for both vertical and lateral loads.
MD-FRAME.BAS, Analyses multistory frames for vertical and lateral loads.
SECTION 4, BEAM ANALYSIS PROGRAMS
B-MOM-DEFL.BAS, Moments and deflections in simple beams with various loadings, including end mements.
There is also a README.TXT that explains how to use BASIC and other operations.
HOW TO GET THE PROGRAMS
You can download all of these programs by clicking HERE
You will need an unzip program. There are many available by downloading from the internet.
My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org