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We always have threads on various pieces of the puzzle, but what I want here is for people to post a coherent plan of...
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A number of questions, particularly involving homework, often involve some basic engineering. In the US, the...
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Hello, I was in a discussion with a Friend regarding cooling systems for computers. We were discussing different...
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Hello. I am new to engineering and to imperial units, and currently learning by doing some exercises. I'm stuck on the...
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Hi, I'm working on a project that would take a 3d image using stereocopic camera and would record the depth and the 2d...
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I am performing Modal analysis on a fairly simple structure (a square aluminum rod with some pillars attached to the...
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i want to move a wheel of vehical in new test rig... i just knw tyre dia. 1.2 m .. load for perticular wheel is 8000...
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Attached is a picture of a stiffener bead on a metal link, my question is how does this shape help stiffen the part?...
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Is it possible that I keep the typical working torque but increase the rpm by raising my voltage to my motor? I...
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Hello, Accidentally I have noticed a strange behaviour using two different magnets, which I would like to discuss....
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In bowling, the ball will have a heavy spot marked as the center of gravity (cg). This will have an additional 1oz to...
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OK. Hopefully you guys can help me. I could do this off of just trial and error, but I would rather not have to re-cut...
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Hi All, I have a problem I've been thinking about for a while, but I haven't come up with a really satisfactory...
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I could use some guidance as to how I would analyse the stresses in a ring girder similar to the one shown in the...
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We are working on an electronic solar hot water heater. We had it working but decided to change the way the...
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The one in question: Hello, I currently have to build a timer for my...
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I have a closed 4" diameter cylindrical vessel with Volume=400in^3 filled with air at room temperature. A 3500W...
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Hello PF I want to dissolve a gas in a liquid. I figured I could create a closed loop vacuum system. I introduce...
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Edit: I've realized that it's not called a 'jacketed pipe', but simply a double pipe heat exchanger. Apologies,...
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I was thinking what is the cost efficient and energy efficient way for the new future homes to be. Since alternative...
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Hi all, Yet another noob question from me... I been thinking of Solarthermal desalination plant lately but i'm...
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If you put laundry detergent or detergent for hand wiashing dishes into a dishwasher, you may get suds leaking out the...
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Hello, I wish to begin by stating I appreciate all feedback and the time taken to answer my inquiry. I have read...
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Hi there, I have been thinking about attempting to quantify the statement that: "Gasification is more efficient...
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So, plenty of us have probably heard about the recent hot car death that will probably become a hugely controversial...
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The principals of SONAR is that transmitter sends a sound signal which bounces backwards from the object to receiver....
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Okay, say we have an electric fan that is used as a compressor, and behind that is the main burner, and behind that is...
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Hello. Is electrostatic precipitation technology relevant nowadays? Is it worth making candidate dissertation on it? ...
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Hello all! I have recently started a Parts Cleaning Machine manufacturing business. Most of my clients are...
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So supposedly if you leave your phone plugged into a charger but the charger is not pluged into anything then it will...
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Given an unknown fluid, what would be an efficient and/or cheap way of finding it's crystallization pressure through...
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hello this is the first time I'm using this forum so I hope that my post is in the right sub-forum I'm working now...
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Hello all, I use an evaporation chamber at my lab every day. Basically, put some substance in the chamber, close...
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So this is my first post to PF, but I've been a long time reader. I graduated with a civil engineering degree a year...
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Need some help reading these dimensions, they're from a draft made in catia v5
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On many boiler feed-water systems there are deaerators which essentially sparge steam through the water. Why does...
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I'm building a 6'x12' steel platform that will be 3' elevated from the ground. How can I determine what load bearing...
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I have an airtight container, the "hot-box", filled with air from outside. I close the two valves to the outside air,...
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