file size is under 450 KB. At 3 KB/second, your download
time would be about 3 minutes.
documentation and sketches included within the template file to
describe the analysis method and to serve as reference during
convention for applied loads illustrated via
on the screen and in the printed output for ease of use and ready
calculation components shown on the screen and in the printed
output. The user and the checker both can verify results by
the spot screen display of background information via comments,
when moving the mouse pointer over cells.
each weld node, calculation and display of induced stresses.
each weld length, calculation and display of the load carried in
x, y and z direction.
influence of unsymmetrical bending is taken into account, when
Loading: Point loads Fx, Fy and Fz and Moments Mx, My and Mz
weld strength can be any value to suit your design standard e.g.
BS 5950 or BS449.
weld group can have up to 30 linear lengths forming any weld
configuration in the x-y plane.
of weld can be continuous or discontinuous. Each continuous
series of weld lengths being termed as a PART, a weld group can
have up to 15 separate PARTS connecting 30 nodes.
display of weld group configuration via sketch makes errors in
input data obvious at a glance.
position of user origin can be any convenient point for ease in
describing complex weld configurations.
origin and centroid is shown in the weld group sketch for ease in
comprehending input data and analysis results.
facility within the WeldCalc file keeps information for up to 500
Weld Groups in a project via worksheet STORE. Using a
reference number in the range 1001 to 1500, each Weld Group can be
retrieved, changed and re-designed with ease at a later time.
Database in worksheet STORE is visible to the user. Using
spreadsheet features of Excel, new data can be generated and the
existing one examined and or modified.
Analysis facility made available via two columns in the Worksheet
STORE. One column allows selection for analysis and the
other selection for printing. All SELECTED Weld Groups can
therefore be analysed and or their results printed by a mouse
Analysis facility also embeds analysis results in the worksheet
STORE. The spreadsheet cells showing inadequate strength
becomes red in colour. After Auto Analysis, the adequacy of
each Weld Group therefore becomes obvious at a glance.
template has virtually no user interface. The A4 size
Printed Output matches the Screen Display. Knowing the use
of Excel 97 and the ability to verify the output as a designer is
sufficient for using WeldCalc.
cells in the spreadsheet mean
and un-shaded cells Spreadsheet-Results.
This permits easy checking at a glance both by the user and the
checker of WeldCalc output.