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I would suggest a spreadsheet to perform the moment distribution and a
separate spreadsheet utilizing slope/deflection or double integral method to
analyze each segment to determine deflections and rotations.  It takes
several hours to set up but the time invested will payoff when the client
moves a column five feet ...

William J. Keil, P.E.

-----Original Message-----
From: Blake Haley [mailto:blakeh(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Thursday, October 21, 1999 2:13 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: Spreadsheet Continuous Beam Analysis

Good Afternoon,

Has anyone developed any continuous beam analysis spreadsheets??????  I was
trying to think of the best way to have a "quick and dirty" analysis and I
thought that a spreadsheet would be very handy to use.  Perhaps using Moment
Distribution or Three-Moment Equation or even 2x2 Matrix solution for Fixed
end moments????

Any input, spreadsheets, or your experiences shared would be greatly


S. Blake Haley, P.E.
White Engineering Associates, Inc.
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
405-528-4074; fax 528-4099