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Programming Civil Engineers

January 30, 2014 5

The world of engineering has been becoming progressively more digital; with monstrosities such as ProjectWise entering the common vernacular (verb. to make someone else’s document control…Read More

Parametric Design

October 14, 2013 4

After a weekend of prototyping (lit. creating an application from libraries and scripts loosely held together by hope and gaffa tape), this is the beginnings of my contribution to parametric design. “Woah” I hear you cry; “an application that draws…Read More

Finite Element Tetris

September 23, 2013 2

Finite elements software and have some time on your hands? Well, you buckle down to perform some serious geometrically non-linear dynamic imagt analysis… Ladies and Gentlemen, may I present to you: Finite Element Tetris.Read More

Even More Track Structure Interaction

March 21, 2013 4

Since the 1950s we’ve been using continuously welded rail in the UK, and with the introduction of the Eurocode we’re finally being made to consider the effect this has on our structures. If you want a reminder take…Read More

Building on Finite Elements

January 31, 2013 6

Over the past few decades traditional engineering analysis techniques have rapidly been replaced by computerised methods. Probably the most widely-used type of stress analysis software is based on the ‘finite element’…Read More

The LUSAS Scripting Pack

January 10, 2013 1

The LSP (LUSAS Scripting Pack, for those with more time than acronyms) is the result of two years playing with the LPI, in an attempt to enhance the experience. As the LSP is formed of over 35 scripts, some of which…Read More

LUSAS Licence Challenger

September 13, 2012

Challenger essentially provides the polling support for the LUSAS licence client, giving you a way to see who is logged in, and to constantly challenge for any licences that come available. This is especially useful…Read More