Structural Analysis by Spreadsheet

by James Lefter, Prof. Dir. and Contracting Officer; U.S. Veterans Administration, 811 Vermont Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20420,
Thomas J. Bergin, Dir.; Quantitative Teaching & Research Lab, American University, Washington, DC,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1986, Vol. 56, Issue 5, Pg. 76-77

Document Type: Feature article


This is an introduction to and description of use of a spreadsheet to analyze a two-way slab on a microcomputer. The spreadsheet used is Lotus 1-2-3, but the ideas generally apply to many or most commercially available spreadsheet software packages. The authors say analysis by spreadsheet is considerably faster than conventional analysis.

Subject Headings: Structural analysis | Spreadsheets | Slabs | Computer analysis

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