Structural Engineer / Programmer

Ritchie Vink
Structural engineer and code enthousiast.

My name is Ritchie Vink. I started this site because I wanted to learn more about the web. After some time tinkering with the web server and some code projects I also started blogging about things I learned or found interesting.

In my daily work I combine programming with civil engineering. I focus mainly on utilizing computational power to do some cool things, or at least just automate the boring stuff.

Some of the code projects I have been working are shared on this site.

Online M-N-Kappa calculator

A multi-purpose moment curvature calculator. This is mostly used in Civil Engineering for determining the stiffness and capacity of reinforced concrete cross sections under different load magnitudes. The current online version is capable of calculating various cross sections, various materials, prestressed steel, carbon fibre reinforced concrete and more as you can customize as you prefer.

First Order Reliability Method

Determine the α-values corresponding to NEN-EN 1991 for a certain failure function.

Machine predicted column dimensions

Test case for machine learning.

2D Frameworks and Trusses

A 2D Finite Element Methods (for Frameworks and Trusses) package for Python and Jupyter notebooks. This package can be found on Github. You can compute simple structures with the implementation of this package on this site.