Application of OOP and GUI to the Development of Educational Software in Structural Mechanics

by S. T. Mau, (M.ASCE), Univ of Houston, Houston, United States,
V. Aruna, Univ of Houston, Houston, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Computing in Civil Engineering


A pilot project on the development of educational software in structural mechanics is reported herein. A computer program for the demonstration of shear, moment, and deflection diagrams of a three-support beam under a single concentrated load is completed and used in structural analysis classes.

Subject Headings: Computer software | Structural mechanics | Structural analysis | Computer analysis | Engineering education | Moment (mechanics) | Structural deflection | Beams

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