MECHANICAL ENGINEERING EXAMPLES


Examples given in the following table are intended to explain the usage of the mechanical engineering calculators which are available in this website.

EXAMPLES
Example Usage
STRESS/STRAIN CALCULATIONS
Thin Walled Pressure Vessel Example An example about the calculation of stresses on a pressure vessel, evaluation of yield criteria of material and stress transformation to find shear and perpendicular stresses on welding of the cylindrical body of the pressure vessel.
Strain Gage Rosette Example An example about the calculation of normal and shear strain and principal stresses on a machine component with the usage of strain results which have been measured with 45° Rosette.
COMPRESSION MEMBER DESIGN
Column Buckling Calculations for a Soild Round Bar An example about the calculation of allowable load on a compression member. Sectional properties of the member are also calculated.
I Beam Buckling Calculations An example about the calculation of factor of safety of a compression member which is loaded eccentrically. Sectional properties of the member are also calculated.
BOLT SIZING
Bolt Sizing For Pressure Vessel Cap An example about the calculation of bolts size which are going to fix pressure vessel cap to the vessel. Engineering unit converter is also used for unit conversion.
MECHANICAL SPRING DESIGN
Compression Spring Design An example on the design of compression spring which works under cyclic loading.
Extension Spring Design An example on the design of extension spring which works under static loading.
CONTACT STRESSES
Contact Stresses in a Steel Ball Bearing An example on calculation of contact stresses in a steel ball bearing.
STRUCTURAL BEAM DEFLECTIONS
Simply Supported Beam Deflection Calculation Example An example on calculation of max. deflection, max. shear force, max. bending moment and mid-span slope/deflection of a simply supported beam under multiple point loads and a distributed load.
STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS OF BEAMS AND SHAFTS
Torsion Of Solid Shaft Example An example about the calculation of torsional stress on stepped shaft. After calculation of torsional stress, principal stresses are calculated and evaluation of yield criteria of material is done with these stresses.
Timber Beam Design for Strength Example An example about the calculation of normal and shear stresses on a timber beam.