Honors Capstone Project
Date of Submission
Dr. John F. Dannenhoffer III
Prof. Joan V. Dannenhoffer
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Engineering and Computer Science
Capstone Prize Winner
Sciences and Engineering
Aerospace Engineering | Engineering Education
ARCHIMEDES is a computerized learning system that has helped Syracuse University students overcome the challenges of Engineering Statics since 2009. Its success has motivated application of ARCHIMEDES to three dimensional problems and to problems in Solid Mechanics. Other learning software was investigated before seven Solid Mechanics problems were written for ARCHIMEDES. A 3D graphical interface was developed and evaluated by a field test of student volunteers. Student preferences for various features in 3D learning software were obtained. It is clear from student responses that having a 3D scene to manipulate improves visualization of the problem, mitigating the ambiguity of a textbook problem’s graphic.
Aziz, Jonathan, "Application of ARCHIMEDES in Three Dimensions and to Solid Mechanics" (2013). Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects. 1.
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