By Zeena Farook, Geotechnical Product Specialist - Oasys Ltd
Oasys developers have recently released the COM interface into Frew, Alp and Greta and are planning to roll it out to our other Geotechnical programs.
Following our recent COM webinar, Application Specialist, Zeena Farook, started some scripting to see what she could achieve; “As a Geotechnical Engineer, I am more familiar with pen and paper calculations than coding but I was empowered to give it a try by the presentation.”
Try it yourself
Why don’t you take a look at Zeena’s script below? It will set up an Excel Macro to output displacements for all stages for each node. This could be expanded to vary input phi values or wall stiffness’s to run sensitivity analysis. Alternatively, similar code can be written to outputs results for bending moments or shear forces in the wall. The code could also be expanded to plot outputs for all stages in one graph.
Zeena elaborates on her first foray into programming this way; “Having just started on my programming journey, I can see how using this interface can save a lot of analysis time. I look forward to hearing about what you would like to do with the COM interface and if you have any additional suggestions for COM instructions in Frew. You can download the user guide, so get coding!”
Download Zeena’s Script here.
Watch Zeena’s webinar about this subject here.