How units work?

In this post, we will take a quick look inside Calcpad and see how units actually work. But first, let’s make a brief overview of the theoretical basis. Theoretical basis There are only seven base units in the whole universe. They correspond to the seven physical dimensions: mass – kilogram (kg) length – meter (m)Continue reading “How units work?”

Calculating with units

Unit conversion is one of the most tedious jobs when doing calculations. Although not very difficult, it is repetitive and time consuming. For example, lets calculate the stress in a steel beam. Assume that span length is in meters, section dimensions are in mm, geometrical properties are in cm2 (cm3, cm4), section forces are inContinue reading “Calculating with units”

Welcome to Calcpad!

Welcome to my blog! I am a structural engineer with almost 20 years of experience in the design of nuclear and industrial facilities, factories, residential and public buildings. I am also a fan of engineering, mathematics and programming and you will find a lot of interesting stuff about that here. For all these years I’veContinue reading “Welcome to Calcpad!”