Category Archives: Digitizing Data

Calculix FEA Tutorial Image Problem

I’ve had a number of requests from people to get the images working for the tutorials. I hate to say it but iClippy.com where the service is hosted has failed me. I’m paying for service yet I have no access … Continue reading

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36er Klydesdale by Choice Collective

The mythical 36er bike has been on my mind for quite a while.  When the frame of a bike is the right size it for a tall guy it makes even a 29er mountain bike tire look a little small.  … Continue reading

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Processing Garmin GPS Data

I’ve finished compiling the GPS data for a recent outdoor adventure.  This is my first trip with a GPS device and here is how I realized it was a wonderful addition to my collection.  I did a number of different … Continue reading

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Ramberg-Osgood Calculations with SciLab

The Ramberg-Osgood method is a material model used to extend the linear elastic region to include plastic deformation. The correlation between stress and plastic strain is described by an exponential factor.  The material model is described mathematically by the following … Continue reading

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Bearing Loads: Cosine and Gencoz Distributions

A bearing load occurs at a hole which is loaded by the shank of a fastener or pin.  The pin applies a distributed load on the face of the hole.  Sinusoidal and parabolic distributions are commonly used to model the … Continue reading

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Digitize curves from screen shots or paper scans with Engauge Digitizer

I discovered this nifty program a few weeks back.  I was reading emails from the yahoo CalculiX users group and somebody had mentioned using a digitizing program create a dataset from scanned data.  This is quite useful if you’ve got … Continue reading

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