Christian Schranz: Link Collection
Collection of Links - copied from Prof. Egor P. Popov's (1913 - 2001) old website (now offline)
College and University Guide
Books or Resources
- Cody's Books
- BestBookBuys or BestWebBuys
- Finite Element books
- Composite materials books
- Composite Materials Design (on-line tutorial)
- Composite Design: An Interactive Tutorial
- Edinburgh Engineering Vitual Library
- NIST Virtual Library
- Tribology information
- NTRS NASA Technical Reports Server
- Visualizations in Materials Science
- SOFER The Swansea Object-oriented Finite Element Resource
- Slashdot News for Nerds. Stuff that matters.
Structural Engineering Related Sites
- Army Corps of Engineers
Modern Steel Construction free subscription .
- ASCE, San Francisco
- Applied Technology Council (ATC)
- Building and Fire Research Laboratory
- Civil Engineering Worlds
- California Seismic Safety Commission
- EERC, UC Berkeley
- EERL, CalTech
- Hospital Building Safety Board , OSHPD
- John Blume Earthquake Engineering Center, Stanford
- Los Angeles Tall Buildings Structural Design Council
- National Crash Analysis Center
- NCEER, SUNY Buffalo
- Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research (PEER) Center
- SAC Joint Venture
- Society of Automotive Engineers
- Society for Experimental Mechanics
- Structural Dynamics Technologies Reference
- Structural Engineers Association of California (SEAOC)
- USGS National Strong-Motion Program
- USGS Earthquake Information
- Virtual Engineer
Engineering Material Properties
- Finite Element Resources
- Numerical Methods
- GAMS Guide to Available Mathematical Software
- Matrix market
- Software for Graphics and Data Analysis
- Netlib (a repository of math software, data, and documents)
- StatLib Statistics Software
- Octave (a Matlab-like freeware)
- RLaB (another Matlab-like freeware)
- Scilab (yet another Matlab-like freeware)
- R implements a language which is not entirely unlike the S language.
- PSPP (Fiasco) is an SPSS-compatible statistical analysis tool.
- FElt an FE freeware
- Dyna3D (Explicit structural dynamics code)
- Nike3D (Implicit structural dynamics code)
- Scientific Applications on Linux (must see)
- The GNU Project
- CFD codes (Computational Fluid Dynamics)
- Mechanical Analysis
- GMT - The Generic Mapping Tools
- PHiPAC - High performance BLAS3
- FFTW Fast FFT code
- Mesa 3-D graphics library (OpenGL compatible)
- Warp3D - Static and Dynamic Nonlinear Analysis of Solids
- HDF - data format for the storage and exchange of scientific data
- 3D Engines List
- Math Archives
- Compass Composite Analysis of Structural Systems
- Consortium for the Design and Analysis of Composite Materials
- Free C/C++ Sources for Numerical Computation
- Blitz++ is a C++ class library for scientific computing.
- The Object-Oriented Numerics Page
- Ascend is a flexible modeling environment for engineering and science problems.
- The Matrix Template Library (a high-performance generic component library for linear algebra)
- Mesh Generation Links
- Meshing Research Corner
GIS Software and Data
- OpenMap OpenMap package is a JavaBeans based programmer's toolkit for manipulating geospatial information.
- Grass (Geographic Resources Analysis Support System) is an open source Geographical Information System (GIS) with raster, topological vector, image processing, and graphics production functionality.
- NIMA National Imagery and Mapping Agency.
- IGMAS Interactive Gravity and Magnetic Application System: a 3D Gravity and Magnetic Modeling Program.
- Free Topo Foundation
- Catalog of Free Compilers and Interpreters
- Programming in C
- Programming in C: A Tutorial
- A Guide to Lex & Yacc
- RDP parser generator
- Lisp (try especially CLISP )
- Perl (version 5 is great)
see also Comprehensive Perl Archive Network
- Python Language
- Objective CAML
- Coronado Enterprises tutorials
- Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming Using C++
- C++ FAQ LITE - Frequently Asked Questions
- http://www.awtechnologies.com/bytes/c++/faq-lite/Available C++ Libraries FAQ
- http://www.trumphurst.com/cpplibs/cpplibs.phtmlThe Programmers's Grind
- HTML Writer's Reference Guide
- SWIG Simplified Wrapper and Interface Generator
- Matwrap a wrapper generator for matrix languages
- The OO Soapbox
- C++?? : A Critique of C++
- C/C++ Users Group
- STL (Standard Template Library, the most useful feature of C++)
- Eiffel: An Advanced Introduction
- Ada, C, C++, and Java vs. The Steelman
- Eli : Translator Construction Made Easy
- comp.compilers newsgroup
- Programmers' Toolbox
- Sanford : Nice tutorials
Database Management System (DBMS)
PostgreSQL is a robust, next-generation, Object-Relational DBMS (ORDBMS), derived from the Berkeley Postgres database management system. While PostgreSQL retains the powerful object-relational data model, rich data types and easy extensibility of Postgres, it replaces the PostQuel query language with an extended subset of SQL. (SQL stands for Structured Query Language and is usually pronounced sequel .)
MySQL is a multi-user, multi-threaded SQL database server. SQL is the most popular database language in the world. MySQL is a client/server implementation that consists of a server daemon mysqld and many different client programs and libraries.
Linux is an engineer's ideal workbench. It is an Unix-compatible multi-user, preemptive multi-tasking, multi-processor, and virtual memory OS. Better yet, it is free and even comes with full source code. Among the items included in a typical full Linux distribution are the operating system, the X Free86 X Windows package, TeX, the GNU compilers for C, C++, Objective C, FORTRAN 77 (g77), f2c, p2c, AWK, Perl, Tcl/Tk, sccs, rcs, cvs, make, byacc, GNU Bison, flex, curses, C libraries, GNU common LISP, TCP/IP networking, SLIP/PPP, IP accounting, firewalls, autoconfig, Postgres SQL, Java kernel support, BSD sendmail, cnews, nn, tin, trn, inn, pine, fvwm95, lesstif, and the Apache HTTP server and the Arena, Lynx, Netscape Web browsers. And many many more. It is very stable, it can run for months without crash. The only time that you need to shut it down is for installation of new hardware or system software.
- Linux Online
- Linux Now
- Linux Documentation
- Scientific Applications on Linux (must see)
- List of Linux software
- Linux applications
- Linux Journal
- Linux Gazette
- RedHat Linux (for machines with Intel 80x86, AMD K5/K6, Cyrix x86, SUN Sparc, Arm, and DEC Alpha CPUs)
- Debian Linux
- Linux for PowerPC
- Linux for Power Macintosh ( by Apple Computer, Inc.)
- Linux International
- Cheap Bytes (low cost linux CDs, about $2 a copy)
- Linux Mall (another cheap Linux CDs distributor)
- CalLUG The UC Berkeley Linux Users Group
- Linux World
- Linux Kernel Archives
- Cutting Edge Linux (latest kernels)
- Linux Focus Magazine
- Fresh Meat (the newest linux software)
- VA Research linux hardware (actually all cheap PCs run Linux well)
- themes.org (window manager for linux)
- Linux Reading List (This document lists the books which are most valuable to a person trying to learn Unix, especially Linux)
The most powerful Unix server available on PC-compatibles. It is based on 4.4 BSD (Berkeley Software Distribution).
The NetBSD Project is a collective volunteer effort to produce a freely available and redistributable UNIX-like operating system based on Berkeley BSD.
The OpenBSD project produces a FREE, multi-platform 4.4BSD-based UNIX-like operating system.
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- What do you think, my friend?
"Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe simply because it has been handed down for many generations. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumoured by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is written in Holy Scriptures. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of Teachers, elders or wise men.
Believe only after careful observation and analysis, when you find that it agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all. Then accept it and live up to it."
- Zen stories to tell your neighbors
An old farmer who had worked his crops for many years. One day his horse ran away. Upon hearing the news, his neighbors came to visit. "Such bad luck," they said sympathetically. "May be," the farmer replied. The next morning the horse returned, bringing with it three other wild horses. "How wonderful," the neighbors exclaimed. "May be," replied the old man. The following day, his son tried to ride one of the untamed horses, was thrown, and broke his leg. The neighbors again came to offer their sympathy on his misfortune. "May be," answered the farmer. The day after, military officials came to the village to draft young men into the army. Seeing that the son's leg was broken, they passed him by. The neighbors congratulated the farmer on how well things had turned out. "May be," said the farmer.
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