5 reasons to choose math worksheets over Excel spreadsheets for structural calculations

Although there are plenty of software nowadays, engineers still have to develop custom calculations to solve specific problems. Some may still make them “by hand”, but most engineers use some kind of software for that. The problem is that in most cases, we have to document our calculations and collect them in design reports orContinue reading “5 reasons to choose math worksheets over Excel spreadsheets for structural calculations”

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”

Getting started

Calcpad is available for both cloud and desktop on the official website¬†http://calcpad.eu. You can use it as an online programmable calculator with support for complex numbers, variables, functions and graphing. You can also browse the online library and find professional worksheets for solving equations or calculating areas, volumes and mechanical properties. There is also aContinue reading “Getting started”

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!”