Taking your first mechanics of materials class? The Wolfram Mechanics of Materials Course Assistant will help you solve those tricky homework problems, prepare for your next exam, and be ready to tackle future courses! The Wolfram Mechanics of Materials Course Assistant solves your specific problems, performs unit conversions on the fly, and shows you the equations!

This app covers the following topics applicable to mechanics of materials, mechanics of deformable bodies, solid mechanics, mechanics and materials, and statics:

-Calculate the normal stress on and extensional strain in a body
-Solve for the effects of temperature changes on a member
-Search for material properties of alloys, plastics, and woods
-Determine the Young's modulus, Poisson's ratio, and shear modulus of an object
-Use Hooke's Law for uniaxial stress and plane stress and a generalized version to solve for a member's stress or strain
-Evaluate axial deformation problems
-Find the shear stress on circular bars, rectangular or elliptical shafts, and thin-walled members undergoing torsional forces
-Determine the twist angles of torsion members
-Calculate the extensional strain and flexural stress in pure bending beams
-Solve for the deflection of statically determinate beams

The Wolfram Mechanics of Materials Course Assistant is powered by the Wolfram|Alpha computational knowledge engine and is created by Wolfram Research, makers of Mathematica—the world's leading software system for mathematical research and education.

The Wolfram Mechanics of Materials Course Assistant draws on the computational power of Wolfram|Alpha's supercomputers over a 3G, 4G, or Wi-Fi connection.

What’s New

Version 1.3.1

- Bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

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2 Ratings

2 Ratings

Tassy26 ,

Not much detail

There are definitely better options just by looking up beam solvers online. This doesn’t give much detail behind equations or anything either. Also, app likes to crash (1 specific one is when search in thermal expansion section, app crashes ~3 seconds after showing result of search)

Liss3100 ,

Doesn't work as advertised

Worthless app free beam solver has more functionality

Chuck Larson ,

No Load

It doesn't open on my iPad. Waiting for a fix in an upgrade.

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