Today buildings, structures and machines are nearly always designed by computers using internal force diagrams. One of the skills required by an engineer is to verify the results of an analysis and to spot internal force diagrams that can not be right. This is why the "Schnittkraftmeister" was conceived: Students get an idea of the internal force diagram by playful learning.
Given is a structure under a static external load. Three different solutions for internal force diagram are shown whereas only one can be correct. The faster the correct answer is chosen the more points are accrued. Be careful, by choosing a wrong solution the game is over and all points for the current level are lost!
This serious game is for persons, who have a basic knowledge in structural analysis and of external and internal forces in structures. More information can be found here: www.ifb.tugraz.at/baustatik en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Structural_analysis
Idea and Concept: Jürgen Zechner & Martin Ebner Programming: Christoph Aldrian & Aladin Mikara Design: Aladin Mikara & Daniela Schitter
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