There are many formulas in structural design codes, that are empirical and if you enter them in Calcpad “as are”, you will not obtain the results in the expected units. Moreover, there are even formulas, that are not dimensionally correct and won’t calculate. Lets take for example the shear resistance without reinforcement, according to EurocodeContinue reading “Units in empirical formulas”
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What’s new in Calcpad 5.8 and later?
In the last several months, Calcpad was subjected to continuous improvement, driven by the efforts of its developers and the help of the community. In this post, we will make a short review of the most important changes. 1. Modules If you have a simple and short worksheet, it is definitely easier to keep itContinue reading “What’s new in Calcpad 5.8 and later?”
What’s new in Calcpad, version 5.6.3?
Since version 5.6 was released, we made some little, but nice and useful improvements. They were driven mostly by our small and dedicated GitHub community. Some of the most important changes are listed below: 1. Autorun mode When enabled, the results are refreshed automatically each time you edit the code and leave the current line.Continue reading “What’s new in Calcpad, version 5.6.3?”
Non-metric units in Calcpad
Calcpad version 3.0 already supports some non-metric units, that are commonly used in science, technology and engineering. A list of currently supported units is available in Units section of the User manual. More units can be easily appended in the next version. We will appreciate your suggestions very much. You can download the latest version fromContinue reading “Non-metric units in Calcpad”
How units work?
In this post, we will take a quick look inside Calcpad and see how units actually work. But first, let’s make a brief overview of the theoretical basis. Theoretical basis There are only seven base units in the whole universe. They correspond to the seven physical dimensions: mass – kilogram (kg) length – meter (m)Continue reading “How units work?”
Calculating with units
Unit conversion is one of the most tedious jobs when doing calculations. Although not very difficult, it is repetitive and time consuming. For example, lets calculate the stress in a steel beam. Assume that span length is in meters, section dimensions are in mm, geometrical properties are in cm2 (cm3, cm4), section forces are inContinue reading “Calculating with units”