VandM (V = shear, and M = moment) is an educational computer program that provides interactive exercises in constructing shear and bending moment diagrams. The program is intended primarily for undergraduate engineering students taking courses in statics, mechanics of solids, or structures, although it is also suitable for independent study or review.

A self-extracting file containing the VandM program is available to download.  The downloaded file may be expanded by clicking on the file name in your Windows file manager.

The program may then be installed by running the set-up program, "setup.exe" and may be run by selecting "vandm" from the  Start/Programs menu on the Windows Desktop.

Comments about the program may be directed to the author at

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Edited by M. P. Rossow