I was just looking on Area 51 and saw that there is a Mechanical Engineering proposal trying to be defined. If one were to look at Stack Overflow which uses code formatting, would you not say the equivalent at least for Mechanical, Civil, Electrical and Chemical would be engineering diagrams? I know it is a lot but I was thinking of starting from basic first/second year classes that tend to overlap for example Fluid Dynamics.
So one would post his/her question and to further visualize his/her issue he/she would do something like
[tank water 100 m^3 10 m]
and it returns an image of a tank filled with water (diameter 10 m) and even maybe some additional information, density, temperature (provided by Wolfram Alpha maybe?).
I understand that this is a lot of integration that has to be done, so if that is so, would it be best that I try propose this by creating a StackApp with a simple engineering format or the works (is a mashup with Wolfram Alpha allowed)?
Feel free to edit this if you know what I am talking about or comment and ask which parts are confusing.