Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Structural Analysis Toolbox - On-line Structural Calculator:Structural Library

'XcalcS' is a set of tools for engineering calculations in structural analysis, for direct usage onto the web. You find the list under 'Library' in the Table of Contents. Check often this list (follow red dots): more sheets and tools are regularly added!

How does it work?

The calculation sheets are friendly and intuitive: you need only a few directions. All sheets may be freely viewed and many may be calculated by anyone, but be careful, as other users might change the same sheet at the same time (see below for private copies).

Private sheets

Most sheets in the public library cannot be modified nor recalculated, though they are still viewable (use the random example to try a modifiable one). To calculate: you should first of all register, then make a copy of the sheet of interest in your private directory using the commands under 'Tools' in the menu (you'll see this after logging in).

Registration form

This is a fully anonymous registration: you'll be the only one responsible for your data.

You'll be able to supply your data later on (you might for instance require an invoice): click on menu item 'My account', that you'll see after the registration.

All formulas used for calculating displayed results may be viewed (and printed) by clicking onto the 'Formulae' pushbutton (right top of the sheet). Square brackets '[x]' are used in formulas to represent data collected from tabular input contained in the references onto which the sheet is based (as a function of x, where applicable). Symbol '[#]' indicates a calculation method too complex to be detailed on line: more information upon request.

I would say this is simply the best site for all Structural Engineers,Civil Engineers,Mechanical Engineers and Everyone related to Structural Engineering. This site helps you to find shear force diagram,bending moment diagram subjected to all International Standards and Materials. The database has huge set of collections like Beams,Columns,Vessels,Plates,pipes with all sub-categories.. This is an ultimate tool for Engineers kindly use it and give me a feedback.. Enjoy !!