Knovel Introduces Interactive Tool for Finding, Solving and Sharing Engineering Equations

Knovel Interactive Equations pairs essential equations and ready-to-use calculation software

New York, August 25, 2014

Equations are the life blood of engineers, but research shows growing dissatisfaction with the choices for finding the equations needed to solve the problems engineers face. Recognizing this gap, Knovel introduced a better option for engineers. Knovel Interactive Equations, now available via Knovel's cloud-based platform, launches with hundreds of validated engineering equations that engineers can search through, solve and share in a variety of formats.

A 2013 Knovel Engineering Survey found that roughly one-third of engineers rely on equations multiple times per day. Knovel Interactive Equations applies Knovel's years of expertise in engineering research and development to help engineers solve many of the common and uncommon challenges they face. Highlights of the offering include:

  • Hundreds of equations with detailed descriptions of variables and their units, formulas, the original sources with links to references and citations, along with worked calculation examples, all in one place
  • Web-based Equation Solver software that can be used without local installation or IT support
  • Responsive design that allows users to find and solve equations on desktop computers or tablets
  • Built-in interactive equation worksheets for quick calculations such as calculating a specific value, converting to specifi­c units or performing what-if calculations
  • Ability to create new worksheets using any combination of text, math and units for engineering equations and formulas, pictures and graphs
  • Support for engineering units
  • Support for exporting calculations to multiple formats

"When engineers load their favorite calculation tool, they shouldn't be confronted with a blank screen or an empty grid. They should be able to quickly and easily choose from – and customize – the equations they use every day," said Sasha Gurke, Elseviers' Engineering Fellow & Co-Founder – Knovel. "As more equations are added, Knovel Interactive Equations will become the first stop online anytime engineers need to solve and reference equations."

Knovel Interactive Equations is a powerful productivity tool for engineers, offering a convenient and unique workspace and calculator. Users have access to validated, discoverable equations and corresponding calculation examples. Knovel Interactive Equations launches with hundreds of equations available across five subject areas including Chemistry & Chemical Engineering, Mechanics & Mechanical Engineering, Metals and Metallurgy, Electronics & Semiconductors and General Engineering & Project Administration. Knovel Interactive Equations are available to customers with subscriptions to these subject areas. For additional information, speak to a Knovel account representative.


About Knovel
Part of the Elsevier product portfolio, Knovel is a cloud-based application integrating technical information with analytical and search tools to drive innovation and deliver answers engineers can trust. Knovel users include thousands of engineers and applied scientists worldwide. Knovel has more than 700 customers worldwide including 74 of the Fortune 500 companies, five of the Top 10 Constituents on the FTSE 100 Index and more than 450 leading universities. For more information, visit or call +1 (866) 240 8174.

About Elsevier
Elsevier is a global information analytics business that helps scientists and clinicians to find new answers, reshape human knowledge, and tackle the most urgent human crises. For 140 years, we have partnered with the research world to curate and verify scientific knowledge. Today, we’re committed to bringing that rigor to a new generation of platforms. Elsevier provides digital solutions and tools in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, clinical decision support, and professional education; including ScienceDirect, Scopus, SciVal, ClinicalKey and Sherpath. Elsevier publishes over 2,500 digitized journals, including The Lancet and Cell, 39,000 e-book titles and many iconic reference works, including Gray's Anatomy. Elsevier is part of RELX, a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers.

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