Vladlen Devin, Vasil Tkachuk, Dmytro Skorobogatov


One of the ways to increase the effectiveness of teaching is the introduction of information technology in the educational process. Recently, in the teaching of disciplines theoretical mechanics, engineering mechanics, mechanics of materials and structures, strength of materials have become widely used various systems of computer mathematics. The most common are Maple, MathCAD, Matlab. The listed software allow step by step to solve various tasks with the demonstration of intermediate results of calculations, as well as to model dynamic objects and processes based on analytical formulas, which is necessary for solving engineering and technical problems. The text of the article gives grounds for the expediency of using the MDSolids package when studying the discipline of materials and structures mechanics by students of the agrarian and technical higher education institution. Introduction to the program MDSolids, and then independent work in its environment awakens the students additional interest in the discipline "Mechanics of materials and structures", because it allows to informally approach the process of solving educational problems. The program somehow duplicates the work of the student's thoughts, and then confirms or refutes its correctness. Another advantage of introducing MDSolids into the learning process is that, at an early stage in obtaining higher engineering education, students learn about the basics of the automation of engineering analysis. In this acquaintance it becomes obvious that without possessing the engineering concepts familiar with the discipline "Mechanics of materials and constructions", as well as modern computer technologies, it is impossible to become a competent engineer.




engineering mechanics; mechanics of materials and structures; strength of materials; information technology; MDSolids


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