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Trusses

By Gangadhara Prusty      Tags Statics Two force member analysis

In this tutorial, students will learn the steps required to calculate the forces experienced in a truss structure, and be able to apply this knowledge to a range of truss structures.

  • 2500 Students
  • 16 Classes used
  • 2 Endorsements
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Centroids

By Gangadhara Prusty      Tags Centroids shapes
In this tutorial, students will determine the centroids of a given shape using two different approaches. The first approach would be determining the centroids of simple shapes by integration, and the second approach will explore how to determine centroids of complex shapes by composite parts.
  • 2500 Students
  • 16 Classes used
  • 3 Endorsements
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Free Body Diagram

By Gangadhara Prusty      Tags Statics FBD

In this tutorial, students will attempt to draw a free body diagram of an object that is shown in an image provided. They provide their answer by dragging forces located on the top right corner of the plotting area into force points located on the body.

  • 2500 Students
  • 16 Classes used
  • 1 Endorsements
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Friction

By Gangadhara Prusty      Tags Statics Friction equilibrium

In this tutorial, students will be assuming the role of a service engineer representing a tow truck company. It is their responsibility to certify if it is safe to proceed with any operations.

In order to determine if it is safe to proceed, they will be required to apply the concepts learned in the classroom, such as the forces in equilibrium, moments and friction, to the given situation.

  • 2500 Students
  • 16 Classes used
  • 2 Endorsements
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Mechanics Fundamentals

By Gangadhara Prusty      Tags engineering mechanics

Students are placed in the shoes of an engineer working for a Bridge Inspection Company and it is their first day on the job. Their first task is to inspect a suspension bridge that is made up of 3 sections. The task will include simple Engineering Mechanics calculations that include reactions, shear, bending moment and loads. They begin by inspecting a Pin-Jointed Cantilever Beam fixed at one end and supported by a cable at the other. It is their job to test the cable supporting it to see if it will fail when a car drives across the bridge.



  • 3000 Students
  • 16 Classes used
  • 1 Endorsements
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Impulse and Momentum

By Gangadhara Prusty      Tags Impulse Momentum Dynamics

In a car crash, the vehicles' mass, size and velocity are the key factors to estimate the damages to the vehicles and the driver. This Adaptive Tutorial covers the principle of impulse and momentum using crash scenario simulation of a range of vehicles.


  • 2000 Students
  • 16 Classes used
  • 2 Endorsements
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Projectile Motion

By Gangadhara Prusty      Tags Projectile motion Dynamics

In this tutorial, students will be given a situation in which they have to apply the concept of projectile motion learnt in classes.

  • 2000 Students
  • 16 Classes used
  • 1 Endorsements
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Work Energy

By Gangadhara Prusty      Tags Dynamics

One of the general approaches to solving kinetics problems in engineering is to use the work and energy principle. In this Adaptive Tutorial, the basics of work and energy, and the energy law of conservation are explained by using a simple toy cart simulation.

  • 2000 Students
  • 16 Classes used
  • 1 Endorsements
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Stiffened Panel Design

By Garth Pearce      Tags Stiffened panel Design

This lesson will investigate the design of stiffened panels which are prone to structural instability (buckling). Student's choices will be based on the requirements of the panel, the critical buckling loads and the costs associated with their design.


  • 50 Students
  • 1 Classes used
  • 2 Endorsements
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Column Design

By Jeung-Hwan Doh      Tags Column design

In this tutorial, students have been asked to design a column member that makes up part of a garage. To do this, they will need to follow the design constraints of the AS4100.

  • 550 Students
  • 3 Classes used
  • 3 Endorsements
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Flywheel Design

By Gangadhara Prusty      Tags Flywheel Design

This tutorial will take you through the process and considerations used in the design of two common mechanical components, shafts and flywheels. The first part will refresh your memory on the engineering design process and its steps, in order to set the scene. The second and third tasks will involve you going through the steps to design an appropriate shaft and flywheel for a group project, finally you will iterate your design based on additions made.

  • 450 Students
  • 2 Classes used
  • 2 Endorsements
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Design For Architects

By Gangadhara Prusty      Tags Design Architecture

First-year Architecture Adaptive Tutorial covering the topics of aesthetics and functionality in design.

  • 20 Students
  • 1 Classes used
  • 1 Endorsements
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Barge Design Tutorial

By Roberto Ojeda      Tags Barge Design

In this tutorial students will be designing the longitudinal structure of a barge.

A barge is a flat-bottomed vessel used to transport heavy goods.

A long and slender barge can be treated as a beam with a constant cross section with external forces acting on it. These forces will include; cargo loads, weight of the barge and the buoyancy force.

  • 100 Students
  • 1 Classes used
  • 2 Endorsements
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cantilevered staircase

By Gangadhara Prusty      Tags design engineering material science design

This is a teamwork tutorial that will test your ability to design a cantilevered staircase.

Specific areas of Engineering knowledge required:

  • Preliminary Design
  • Shear Force & Bending Moments
  • Normal Stress
  • Shear Stress
  • Principal Stress
  • Failure Analysis
  • Redesign
  • 20 Students
  • 1 Classes used
  • 1 Endorsements
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Shear Force and Bending Moment

By Gangadhara Prusty      Tags Shear Force and Bending Mement Diagrams Solid Mechanics

In this adaptive tutorial, students will be guided through the steps required to draw the Shear Force Diagram (SFD) and Bending Moment Diagram (BMD).

They will then be able to determine the Maximum Shear Force and Bending Maximum Moment from the diagrams as well as the Zero Shear Location and Point of Contra-flexure.

  • 3000 Students
  • 16 Classes used
  • 2 Endorsements
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2D Mohr's Circle

By Gangadhara Prusty      Tags Solid Mechanics

The Mohr's Circle aids in the visualisation of the stresses on various planes through a point in a stressed body, and can be is used to determine stresses acting on any plane passing through a point. In this Adaptive Tutorial, the user will be able to accurately plot a 2D Mohr's circle by using a graphing tool.

  • 2500 Students
  • 16 Classes used
  • 3 Endorsements
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3D Mohr's Circle

By Gangadhara Prusty      Tags Solid Mechanics

Based on the 2D Mohr's Circle fundamentals, this Adaptive Tutorial takes the user further into the 3D Mohr's Circle construction. This would allow to distinguish the three principal stresses and absolute maximum shear stress graphically.

  • 2500 Students
  • 16 Classes used
  • 1 Endorsements
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Torsion

By Gangadhara Prusty      Tags Solid Mechanics

The effect of torque is of primary concern in the design of drive shafts or axles in machinery. The objective of this Adaptive Tutorial is to work through the aspects of internal torque, torsional shear stress and the angle of twist along the drive shafts or axles.

  • 2500 Students
  • 16 Classes used
  • 2 Endorsements
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Design Adaptive Tutorial (Beam)

By Gangadhara Prusty      Tags Design Loop

In this tutorial, students will learn about the design loop from a solid mechanics perspective. They will go through a simple design exercise to understand this design loop. However this design loop applies to many real life applications.

  • 450 Students
  • 2 Classes used
  • 2 Endorsements
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Welding Tutorial

By Kana Kanapathipillai      Tags Welding Beam

This tutorial teaches students how to determine the appropriate weld thickness of a certain weld. They will learn everything you need to do the following:

1) Choose appropriate cross sections

2) Choose appropriate weld types

3) Calculate the corresponding weld thickness


  • 186 Students
  • 1 Classes used
  • 2 Endorsements
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