|PDH Online Course Description||PDH Units/
Learning Units (Hours)
Helen Chen, Ph.D., PE
This course provides hands-on experience to solve various engineering mechanics problems using two free, yet powerful software packages: MDSolids and WinBeam. MDSolids contains 12 modules for the analysis and design of beams and flexural members, torsional assemblies, axial assemblies, trusses, columns, pressure vessels, and members subjected to combined loadings. It can calculate section properties of standard and nonstandard shapes, and perform stress transformations using Mohr's circle. WinBeam is an easy-to-use program that can analyze multi-span indeterminate beams with distributed and concentrated loads. You will receive detailed instructions on how to install and operate MDSolids and WinBeam on your computer.
This course can help you develop problem solving skills through an intuitive software interface that guides you to the important factors affecting various problem types, helps you visualize the nature of internal stresses and deformations, and provides an easy-to-use means of investigating a greater number of problems and variations. Once you master MDSolids and WinBeam, you will be able to solve over 90% of stress/strain related engineering problems encountered in your routine design work.
This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of course materials.
Note to Webinar Attendees:
Our live webinars (web seminars) are considered as "Courses of Learning" (live courses) by the New York State Board for Engineering and Land Surveying and as "Timed & Monitored Courses" by the Ohio State Board for Professional Engineers and Surveyors. Unlike the traditional seminars held in a classroom setting, our webinars deliver live instruction to your home or office. You will be able to interact directly with our instructor during a webinar through audio channel or chat box. However, you must attend the webinar at a scheduled date and time. We will verify your attendance through our online webinar platform. The certificate of completion will not be issued unless you attend the webinar and pass a quiz (all quiz questions will be reviewed during the webinar). Thank you for your cooperation.
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