Systems and Finite Elements with Full Symbolic Capability
Structural Mechanics is not a replacement for huge and
expensive finite element analysis (FEA) programs; rather, it is an
easy-to-use application that allows you to experiment, gain new
insights, and preprocess problems before you launch into
computationally expensive and time-consuming finite element modeling.
Bring textbook formulas to life with exciting, interactive graphics.
Put a labful of experimental equipment into every computer.
Perform sophisticated calculations of all kinds, symbolically and numerically.
Using Structural Mechanics, you can:
Derive basic cross-sectional properties
for pre- and user-defined cross sections.
Symbolically or numerically calculate bending functions, stress
fields, and deflection of cantilever beams. Plus, using a number of
two- and three-dimensional graphical functions, visualize deflected
beams under bending loads.
Determine closed-form solutions for torsional stresses and
displacements, as well as for a number of cross-sectional constants
such as twist and torsional rigidity.
Explore the finite element method using Structural
Mechanics' shape function generation tools, and perform
two-dimensional finite element analysis.
Compute principal stress components and directions as well as
maximum shear stress and its direction. Also compute and plot
Mohr's circles to view a planar representation of a three-dimensional
Finally, Structural Mechanics allows you to easily access and
symbolically manipulate lengthy equations for linearized theory of
elasticity in Cartesian, cylindrical, and spherical coordinates.
The package comes with electronic documentation, which is fully
integrated with the Wolfram
Mathematica Documentation Center.
Structural Mechanics 1.0.2 requires
Mathematica 7 or 8.
Note: For registered users of
Mechanics 1.0.0, a version compatible with Mathematica 7 is
available for download.