In memory of Dr. Terry Kohutek, Texas A & M, Professor of Civil Engineering
Something about calculus and Sympy is lovable.
I compared equations from den Hartog, from Kireev et al, and from B31.3 Table D300.
The agreement was quite good.
I thought I should reassess and resharpen my basic structural engineering skills.
I developed a Python function to calculate closed form exact values for wind forces and wind CGs.
I use only calculus — no bar charts with 0′ to 15′, 20′ to 25′, et cetera —- a curve rather than a step function. I present derivations and examples.
So many solutions.
This example is an actual serious structural engineering calculation with graphical documentation.
I decided to try out Jupyter using Microsoft Azure (currently a free trial). I’ve invested a couple of days on this project including learning new notebook extensions and Interact widgets. And so far, so good. Pros Easy to use Well-documented Relatively trouble-free Cons Could have faster response times