MDSolids is software for topics taught in the Mechanics of Materials course (also commonly called Strength of Materials or Mechanics of Deformable Solids). This course is typically a part of civil, mechanical, and aerospace engineering programs and a number of related programs. The software also features a number of modules for topics taught in the Statics course.

MDSolids consists of routines for beams and flexural members, torsional assemblies, axial assemblies, trusses, columns, pressure vessels, section properties, Mohr's circle analysis (including stress transformations and strain transformations), and many more topics.

For over a decade, MDSolids has been meeting the needs of students and engineering professionals. These users will tell you that no engineering software is easier to use or more versatile. Please have a look at the features of MDSolids to discover what this software can do for you.

MDSolids runs in Windows 8, Windows 7, and all prior versions of Windows. Download MDSolids and try it free-of-charge for a 30-day evaluation period.
 
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What's New?

  • Standard European and British steel shape properties for wide-flange, channel, and hollow structural sections.
  • Update AISC column design formulas to current specification.
  • Added new data import capabilities to the stress-strain routine.
  • Additions to the help documents.
  • General enhancements throughout the program.
 
  MDSolids was a winner of the
1998 Premier Award for Excellence in Engineering Education Courseware.
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  Mechanics of Materials: An Integrated Learning System, 3rd. Ed.  

Philpot Mechanics of Materials

If you like MDSolids, you'll love my textbook Mechanics of Materials: An Integrated Learning System, 3rd. Ed., published by John Wiley Sons, Inc.. It features the MecMovies software and a great WileyPLUS interactive online teaching and learning environment that engages engineering students with course material beyond the classroom. There's also a paperback SI version that is available for adoption outside of the United States.

In WileyPLUS, automatically graded problems, most with algorithmically generated values, enable students to practice and master the topics and concepts taught in the Mechanics of Materials course. In addition, relevant and timely learning resources provide students with the tools they need to better understand key concepts and succeed in the course and in their careers.

  • MecMovies Animations visually depict concepts
  • Easy assignment of homework and quizzes
  • Unlimited practice with algorithmically generated problems
  • Secure solutions
  • Automatic grading of homework problems
  • Whiteboard (show work) feature allows instructors to see how students worked through a problem
  • Grade tracking and management
  • Instant feedback on work
Philpot Mechanics of Materials
     
     
mdsolids mechanics materials strength materials educational software engineering software beams torsion Mohr's circle analysis stress transformations strain transformations bending flexure columns section properties indeterminate structures Also, be sure to look for MDSolids in the Wiley engineering textbook
Mechanics of Materials, 3rd Edition, by Roy R. Craig, Jr.

For more software related to civil, structural and bridge engineering, you can find a number of programs and links at the Structural Software, Inc. website:

Structural Software Inc.


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