## Estimating the deflection of a truncated cone using Python

In this post, we will complete a problem that might come up in a Strength of Materials class. We'll estimate the deflection of a truncated cone given an applied load using Python.

## Plotting a Stress Strain Curve with Python and Matplotlib In this post, we'll use data from a tensile test to build a stress strain curve with Python and Matplotlib.

A tensile test is a type of mechanical test performed by engineers in order to determine the mechanical properties of a material. Engineering metal alloys such as steel and aluminum …

## Plotting Bond Energy vs. Distance with Python and Matplotlib Atoms in solid materials like steel and aluminum are held together with chemical bonds. Atoms of solid materials are more stable when they are chemically bonded together, and it takes energy to separate atoms which are joined together with a chemical bond. The bonding energy associated with a chemical bond …

## Plotting a Gaussian normal curve with Python and Matplotlib In the previous post, we calculated the area under the standard normal curve using Python and the erf() function from the math module in Python's Standard Library. In this post, we will construct a plot that illustrates the standard normal curve and the area we calculated. To build the Gaussian …

## Calculating the probability under a normal curve with Python Calculating the probability under a normal curve is useful for engineers. This type of calculation can be helpful to predict the likely hood of a part coming off an assembly line being within a given specification. The probability can be calculated when the statistical properties of all the parts that …