Convenient templates for calculating the standard compound-interest factors used in engineering economics and in finance: present value, future value, uniform series of payments, gradient series, and geometric series. This file has three tabs, one for discrete compounding, one for continuous compounding of discrete cash flows, and one for continuous compounding of continuous cash flows. Easier to use than a hand-held financial calculator and at a fraction of the cost.
Spreadsheets for calculating the principal stresses, principal angle, maximum in-plane shear stress, and stresses acting on a plane inclined at an angle with respect to the coordinate axes, all for a state of plane stress. Faster, easier to use, and less prone to errors than using your calculator—with the spreadsheet you never have to re-enter your data and formulas to double-check your answer.
This standalone program (not a spreadsheet) provides practice for learning the principles underlying shear and bending-moment diagrams. The program contains over 50 exercises, which have been chosen to represent all common boundary conditions and load cases. The program is highly interactive: starting at the origin of the shear diagram, the user calculates the coordinates of the next point where the diagram changes slope or direction. Then the user plots this point and specifies the type of curve connecting the two points. The user proceeds in a similar manner to plot the next point on fht diagram and connect it with the most recently plotted point. Continuing in this fashion, the user completes the shear diagram and then goes on to the moment diagram. Extensive Help screens are available which describe the theory and provide the answer for the current step when needed. A quiz facility is also provided for use of the program in a classroom setting.
Download and Installation: Note that this download is an exe program not an Excel spreadsheet. After you download the file, "VandM selfextract.exe," click on it and then on "Run." The program will unzip three files to a folder, which you should choose so that you can easily find it later. Your unzipped files should be: SETUP.LST, VandM.CAB, and setup.exe. Do not unzip VandM.CAB. Click on setup.exe and follow the instructions on the screen to install the program on your computer.
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WinTri is a standalone computer program (not a spreadsheet) for the reduction of data arising from trilateration surveys; in particular, WinTri calculates the coordinates of stations. The program is general in that it will handle any control figure that a user might specify. Data validation is a key feature of the program. Input data from surveys are extensively checked for errors, and warning messages are displayed on the screen when an error is encountered. In calculating results, WinTri employs least-squares adjustment.
WinTri Help screens provide complete, annotated examples of all required input files. Sufficient explanation is given so that someone who has never used the program before can prepare all input data solely by studying the Help screens.
In addition to the executable module that can be installed and run on the user's computer, the source code, consisting of about 5,000 statements in Visual Basic 6.0, is provided in case the user wants to customize the program to meet special needs.
Download and Installation: Note that this download is a standalone program not an Excel spreadsheet. After you download the file, "WinTri.zip," you need to unzip it to a folder which you should set up for this program. After unzipping the files, click on setup.exe and follow the instructions on the screen to install the program on your computer.