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Mechanical Engineering: Apps and Other Media

General Engineering Research Apps

These apps are freely available. Some provide the option to access full-text content that is available through the Petroleum Library subscriptions. Click on the information icon next to the links for instructions.

Mechanical Engineering iTunes Apps

AutoCAD WS enables you to view, edit, and share AutoCAD® drawings with anyone, anywhere using your mobile device. Annotate and revise drawings in the office, in the field, or in a meeting. Work on designs without an internet connection, and easily open DWG, DWF, and DXF™ files directly from email. Simplify design creation, review, and approval using powerful, built-in social design collaboration tools.

iEngineer is the most comprehensive database of screw/bolt information that you can find anywhere. US screws:-93 different screws from #0 to 4”-Dimensions for 9 standard head styles-29 material grades including SAE, ASTM, and other materialsMetric Screws.
The most downloaded graphing calculator for the iPhone/iPod is now available for the iPad. The GUI has been completely rewritten to take advantage of the iPad’s bigger screen. Graphing Calculator HD turns your iPad into an intuitive high-resolution function plotter and scientific calculator.

Developing mechanical systems with moving parts is now easier than ever with Autodesk® ForceEffect Motion™. Autodesk® ForceEffect Motion™ brings engineering to the point of the problem with a mobile engineering app for simulating design concepts in the field, in the office or in the classroom. This purpose built tool allows users to develop functional moving mechanical systems right on their mobile devices. Unlike the traditional approach of using paper, pencil, and a calculator to develop equations for design options, Autodesk ForceEffect Motion does all the simulation and engineering calculations for you right on your mobile device, enabling you to quickly and easily simulate design options during the concept phase to determine the viability of a design.

Mechanical Engineer app contains over 300 important mechanical engineering formulas, there are over 300 additional conversion formulas in the program as well as 70 area formulas. Major areas covered in the program now include: Actuators Bearings, Belts, Boiler, Brakes, Clutches, Elevators, Gears,Fluid Power, Heat Transfer,Internal Combustion, Kinetic Energy, Metalworking, Plates, Plumbs, Power Plants, Refrigeration,Shafts Springs and Vehicle Drive.

Mechanical Engineering App for fluid thermophysical properties.LuxCalc Fluid Prop I Mobile allows the users to quickly and accurately (within 5%) calculate the thermophysical properties of common fluids found in heat transfer books for a user specified temperature.

HVAC Professional Formulator includes all 200 formulas of the HVAC Fomulator and adds 18 charts, as well as the complete International Mechanical Code. It is the perfect tool for any Heating Ventilating and Air Conditioning Professional. The "PRO" version includes charts covering everything from Chimney Clearance to Refrigerant Classification. Sections include: Air Change, Airside, Boilers, BTU Conversions, Ductwork, Energy Values, Heating Design, Heating Requirements, Humidity, Loads, Pumps, Steam, Temperature, Waterside Systems, Conversions and Area Calculations.


What is a podcast?

It's a package of multimedia files that can be downloaded from the Internet and played on a computer or mobile device.


These are some useful Mechanical Engineering podcasts:


A to Z of Materials

Materials and Engineering podcasts

Engineering Innovation Podcast and Radio Series

The National Academy of Engineering with the Washington, D.C. region's only all-news radio station— WTOP Radio— and the nation's only all-news radio station for federal employees— WFED AM 1050— to provide features highlighting engineering innovations and stories that add technical context to issues in the news.

Engineering Learning Wiki

Check out this list of blogs, podcast sites, and other e-learning options.

MIT's LabCasts

Short podcasts that envision the impact of emerging technologies on everyday life—technologies that promise to fundamentally transform our most basic notions of human capabilities.

NPR's Science Friday with Ira Flatow

Radio, video and news programs related to Mechanical Engineering


Mechanical Engineering News

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