Atlas 2.0 (949 kB - Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/2008)
is a program targeted at architects and construction engineers.
Atlas computes the resulting moments and reaction forces for a given beam with loads
applied to it (single as well as distributed), using Cross' method.
A typical application would be to optimize joint positions (i.e. positions with
zero moment) in purlins or beams.
The program has a very easy interface. It lets you enter your data with the mouse,
and it shows the resulting moments and shear forces immediately in both a graphical
and numerical way. Maximum bending moments can easily be calculated.
This version can handle one-dimensional structures or beams only. Two-dimensional
structures may be implemented in future versions.
Atlas is freeware!
Download Atlas Location 1
Download Atlas Location 2