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A number of questions, particularly involving homework, often involve some basic engineering. In the US, the...
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I'm currently building a roughly 5m tall mallet for testing the strength of various pipes against impact force. I've...
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This is a really dumb question that I have not found an answer for. I recently bought an erector set with a 3-6...
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Hello Experts I have a question regarding high amperage going through strands of wires. For example, when...
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Here's my problem: I have been using a digimatic indicator tool to measure the thickness of a somewhat uneven film....
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anyone knows the difference between a snug tight and a fully tensioned bolt? thanks in advance:thumbs:
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Hi there. I am designing a type cilindrical can full of a fluid, with a temperature difference between the top and...
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I am not an engineer which is why I have come to this forum. I am currently working on a project for my business. ...
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You can read just bold, or all for further info. :D The COP for a single stage vapour compression refrigerator...
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Hi everyone, I would like to know your opinion about telecommuting (working from home) As an engineer, what are...
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Hey guys! Loving the site, I'm not much of a science guy by any means but really enjoy reading about all the...
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Hello All, Let us say I want to set up a nice new town in middle of Australia (it is all desert), 500km from the...
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When a hand spray painting gun is used to paint say metal tanks, about 80% of the paint is lost in the air. This...
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Dear All, How important is the node numbering scheme for simple fem problems or is it important at all? It will...
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So lately (meaning the past few years) I've been hearing a lot about graphene and how it's amazing. It's apparently...
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If you have a cylinder with a slightly larger diameter at one end (the intake end) Would having one ducted fan powered...
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Hello All, I am in the process of creating a 33' tall chaotic pendulum, and cannot find any calculations for the...
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I have Windows 7 64 Bit and a USB TV Tuner Stick. I live in the State of Pennsylvania in the USA. I was going to...
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i was wondering about this, because I learned that those vests don't protect against knives.
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This is not a homework question but a simple equation I want to make clear. If temperature of gas on one side of a...
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Hi guys, So I'm starting to learn about magnetic fields and electrics fields, one of the equations we use...
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Hi, im facing some problem can i just downsize the motor that drive the fan as currently the fan is operated at...
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Hi, I was wondering if anyone knew where I could buy a pressure vessel that meets the following specifications: ...
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I'd like to find out the names of well known and comprehensive introductory texts(at the undergraduate level) in...
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Hi I am an engineering student from Singapore. I am curious about engineering's definition. "Engineering is the...
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I am currently in the process of designing an end-plate for a heat exchanger. I know I can do what I am about to ask...
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good day, I am having trouble designing a destoner with an intergrated aspirator. hence I would like to...
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Hi all, Havent turned to this forum in quite some time but hoping you might be able to explain to me my y-axis in...
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We have a distillation column with insufficient temperature tappings. In order to do a rough survey of the temperature...
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I can think of three ways to induce electrons to flow and generate electricity: 1. Light (i.e. PV cells) 2....
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Dear all members, I just need anyone of you to verify my system and some equations I have worked out for my problem...
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When calculating delay, like the fall time delay of the output, through an inverter with rc model of the transistors...
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I know that light curtains are generally known as an aligned collection of light beams that stop/enable a machine when...
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Dear Experts I have this problem for a long time. I always cannot get my project done because parts are not...
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Hi guys , My present doubt is regarding the waveforms shown in the image. The first plot is a impulse...
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I was digging a trench next to a building today so rain water would not back up to the buildings wall. Most of the...
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Hi, Is it possible to explain me the difference between "power dissipation" and "actual power dissipation" for a...
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I am looking for a fuel for a torch to heat an experiment to 500-1200C. We do not want to introduce exterior sources...
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What magnetic field (magnitude, I know the direction) would need to be applied so I could align the particles of a...
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