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In my steel design course, I’m being asked to confirm an indeterminant beam with hand calculations. As a practicing Engineer, what is the go to method? Would you hand calc moment distrubtion or would you hand calc the stiffness method?

Hey @masonam, good question. If I was constrained to using hand calculations alone, I would definitely opt for moment distribution - particularly for a beam. It’s going to be a lot faster that trying to deal with large NxN matrices by hand.

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