Strain Machine is an executable file developed with Macromedia Director 8 by Gary H. Girty.  It is intended to aid students and teachers in understanding basic strain concepts.  Versions for both the Wintel and Macintosh machines are available.  The version below is for the PC.  The Macintosh version will be available Saturday, August 11, 2001.  After downloading the program, unzip it to your favorite folder and click on the red icon labeled Strain Machine.  Any recommendations on how to approve the program will be appreciated. 

Strain Machine (PC Version, 1.71MB) download time with 56K modem: 6 minutes 11 seconds