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Excel spread sheets for steel components design

Excel spread sheets for steel components design

Excel spread sheets for steel components design


Dear Members,

Pl. help me to locate or provide any  Excel Spread sheets for day to day steel designs like connections with bolts , welds and other handy spread sheets.

Thanks in advance

RE: Excel spread sheets for steel components design

kvram,  I've got quite a few spreadsheets that we've developed over the years, and continue to do so as codes change.

However, I cannot give you copies as there are most certainly liability issues involved, and I feel that you would be better served if you simply wrote your own.  Most steel design procedures are straigtforward and developing your own program is a very, very good way to develop and/or improve your engineering knowledge.  

By writing your own, you have the ability to:
1.  Re-learn procedures that you once were taught, but now are a bit fuzzy.
2.  Learn new aspects of updated codes as they appear.
3.  Have an intimate knowledge of the spreadsheet, what it does, what it cannot do, and all its assumptions.
4.  Avoid problems with getting someone else's spreadsheet that may have errors in it that you know nothing about and end up designing a flawed structural element.

If you receive any spreadsheets, I would advise you to spend enough time over them (each and every cell) to fully understand what it does.  Many times it takes less time to write your own than to adequately check someone else's.

Just my opinion.  Good luck.

RE: Excel spread sheets for steel components design

Mr. JAE,

Thanks for your openion and I believe it fully. Number of handy spread sheets we prepared on day to day basis & applications. If any good idea or with innovative concepts on development, I attemted to put a question. With a caution on liabilty , I feel one can share . I will send a list of spread sheets developed for PEB applications.

RE: Excel spread sheets for steel components design


One good site is http://yakpol.net, They have spreadsheets for bolt and weld designs. Did not try them to check their reliability.

Good Luck

RE: Excel spread sheets for steel components design

Dear Mr. BN,

Thank you



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