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MechanicsExplorers 'Beam'
Author

Stephan Kaufmann
Organization: Institute of Mechanics, ETH
Old MathSource #

0208-684
Revision date

1997-06-06
Description

This package contains a user-friendly exploration program for the bending of thin elastic beams. A beam is "constructed" by defining its supports (fixed or simple), its loads (discrete or distributed forces, moments), as well as its length and its bending stiffness. The shearing force, the bending moment, the deflection and its slope can be calculated and displayed symbolically or graphically.

Three levels of simplicity, from palette selection and input dialogs to normal Mathematica functions, should suit the needs of novice and expert users. Because no experience with Mathematica is necessary, this package can be useful in mechanical engineering courses covering the subject of beams.
Subjects

*Engineering > Mechanical and Structural Engineering
*Science > Physics > Mechanics
Keywords

beam, bending, shearing force, bending moment, deflection, slope
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install.txt (3.1 KB) - installation instructions
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Beam.m (44.7 KB) - package file
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Beam.nb (100.1 KB) - formatted source of package file
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BeamDocumentation.nb (1.1 MB) - documentation used by Help Browser
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BeamPalette.nb (40.2 KB) - pallete notebook
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BrowserCategories.m (229 B) - configuration file used by Help Browser
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init.m (871 B) - initialization file