MDSolids is a piece of educational software, which is designed to help pursuing engineering students at the entry level of mechanics of materials. This software is capable of solving a wide number of engineering problems which are found in the course mentioned above. The features of the program are discussed below.
MDSolids not only allows its users to practice problems, but also comes with easy to use tools which can help the students to complete basic calculations related to engineering. It also comes with test papers, which should be completed in a particular time, so that the students can judge their ability to solve problems. This software has a number of sections covered in it which include entry level strain and stress concepts, section properties, axial structures and statically indeterminate, determinate beams, general analysis of beam members, axis, torsion, combined loadings, pressure levels, column buckling and other things which include Mohr’s Circle transformations too. All these contain various kinds of problems and the problems collected from a wide number of textbooks.
MDSolids also has sketches to show the directions of different kinds of stress, strains and various other reaction forces. The program also displays hints if a student is unable to complete a problem. Thus the software is a must for those who want academic excellence in mechanical engineering.