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ExcelCalcs Bites the Bullet!
Wednesday, 05 September 2012

Hitachi have recently been awarded the largest ever UK rolling stock order and they’ll be bringing their Shinkansen bullet train technology to Europe. In August ExcelCalcs braved the stifling Japanese heat to deliver their ‘Fatigue of Welded Structures’ course to Hitachi bogie and bodyshell design teams in Kasado.

The course was customised for Hitachi to demonstrate European fatigue calculation methods which will help them address European railway standards. The Hitachi team have extensive experience in new build design but limited knowledge of in-service fatigue problems. Our case studies showed how design intentions can fall short of what is required and give rise to in-service fatigue cracking problems. ExcelCalcs demonstrated methods for maintaining a safe service despite the presence of fatigue cracks and how to introduce long term solutions to provide an unmonitored safe life for the future. We were given a tour of their impressive production facility which included  a demonstration of their friction stir welding technology used to great effect on their aluminium bodyshells. We are looking forward to working with them in the future.

Repository News

Again it has been a while since my last newsletter so there is a very long list of new calculations to run through. You'll need to be an XLC Pro subscriber to download but remember we offer free subscriptions to contributers.

2012 Sep. 05 This file is located in the Plates folder. New!Honeycomb Beam & Panel Calculations by JohnDoyle.
2012 Sep. 05 This file is located in the Beams folder. New!Grating Aluminum Beam Design by jjmanoj007.
2012 Sep. 05 This file is located in the Fluid Mechanics folder. New!Ship Model Testing & Resistance Prediction by hsshah.
2012 Aug. 29 This file is located in the Trial folder. UpdateFree Fall Calculation by stuart1. File version 1.2 view full version history.
2012 Aug. 29 This file is located in the Beams folder. New!ALUMINUM RECTANGULAR TUBE DESIGN by mdelacua5.
2012 Aug. 29 This file is located in the Beams folder. New!ALUMINUM DESIGN CAPACITY by mdelacua5.
2012 Aug. 29 This file is located in the Fatigue folder. New!Goodman Diagram Fatigue Spreadsheet by brab2.
2012 Aug. 27 This file is located in the Wind & Snow folder. New!ASCE 7-10 Ch28 Method 2 - Simple Diaphragm Low-Rise Buildings by Epyon1077.
2012 Aug. 27 This file is located in the Wind & Snow folder. New!ASCE 7-10 Ch30 Part 2 Components and Cladding Simplified Method by Epyon1077.
2012 Aug. 27 This file is located in the Civil Engineering folder. UpdateSoil Bearing Capacity Calculation by WilfredL. File version 1.1 view full version history.
2012 Aug. 06 This file is located in the Torsion folder. New!Torsion on parallel flange channel by jmbiram.
2012 Aug. 06 This file is located in the Wind & Snow folder. New!Single span portal culvert by mangeshbawankar.
2012 Jul. 30 This file is located in the Civil Engineering folder. New!Beam Investigation.xls by ryandarwin.
2012 Jul. 30 This file is located in the Add-Ins folder. UpdateXLC addin for MS Excel by JohnDoyle. File version 12.09.02 view full version history.
2012 Jul. 17 This file is located in the Pins and Joints folder. UpdateAISC Lifting Lug by jberg. File version 1.4 view full version history.
2012 Jun. 29 This file is located in the Volumes folder. New!Bar Cutting Form by ryandarwin.
2012 Jun. 29 This file is located in the Structural Details folder. New!Steel Reinforcing Plate for Masonry by Steevie11.
2012 Jun. 29 This file is located in the Geotechnics folder. New!Boring Log by lambert.
2012 Jun. 29 This file is located in the Civil Engineering folder. New!Eathquake Lateral Forces by m.ali.abushady.
2012 Jun. 18 This file is located in the Pins and Joints folder. New!BTH pinned plate by m4grem.
2012 Jun. 18 This file is located in the Trial folder. UpdateUDL on simply supported beam.xls by Katie. File version 1.1 view full version history.
2012 Jun. 18 This file is located in the Trial folder. UpdateDoppler Effect by stuart1. File version 1.1 view full version history.
2012 Jun. 18 This file is located in the Trial folder. UpdateQuadratic Equations.xls by BillyNoMates. File version 1.2 view full version history.
 

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