Mike Olson

04-01-2014, 10:18 PM

Does anyone know of a website, or app, or something that would help me figure out what formula to use when designing a new project?

I'm picturing a site with some pictures of say a shelf supported by a bracket with x y z f shown and what formula to use to know how deep the fence could be for a set size bracket, and a max load, etc.

or a table with legs set in from the table top edge, and a formula to tell me if my 40lb daughter sat on the edge would it tip over? how far in could I place the legs? does the length of the legs matter? etc...

Then there is also, how much could a sheet of 3/4" plywood support without bending at what distance? x y z f. plug in the distance & thickness & weight and see if it can support it.

If I glued 2 sheets of plywood together does it actually double the weight it could support at the same distance?

or a wine bottle balancer, What are all the different forces in play? is there a formula that I could tweak the numbers to get the perfect alignment how I want it?

So many questions come up when i'm sitting here with a paper and pencil sketching out my project, but since I have no idea what the formula i need is called I have no way to google it. I don't even know if it's physics, or engineering, or Materials Science...

ugh, my head is spinning.

Mike

I'm picturing a site with some pictures of say a shelf supported by a bracket with x y z f shown and what formula to use to know how deep the fence could be for a set size bracket, and a max load, etc.

or a table with legs set in from the table top edge, and a formula to tell me if my 40lb daughter sat on the edge would it tip over? how far in could I place the legs? does the length of the legs matter? etc...

Then there is also, how much could a sheet of 3/4" plywood support without bending at what distance? x y z f. plug in the distance & thickness & weight and see if it can support it.

If I glued 2 sheets of plywood together does it actually double the weight it could support at the same distance?

or a wine bottle balancer, What are all the different forces in play? is there a formula that I could tweak the numbers to get the perfect alignment how I want it?

So many questions come up when i'm sitting here with a paper and pencil sketching out my project, but since I have no idea what the formula i need is called I have no way to google it. I don't even know if it's physics, or engineering, or Materials Science...

ugh, my head is spinning.

Mike