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A number of questions, particularly involving homework, often involve some basic engineering. In the US, the...
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Basic electricity is often explained using the so called water/electricity analogy. This works, but I've never...
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I've been reading a book on step motors. There is a equation: L1-L0=(2^0.5)*L3 L0: leakage inductance L1:some...
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Hi I am having trouble to measure the volume flow of a rebound valve with a venturi flow meter. The valve itself...
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Fairly basic question. Within the constraints, do the variables have to be all to one side? X1 + 2 > 3 is a...
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G'day everyone, I was not sure where to exactly post this question, but here goes. I am currently doing some...
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Hello all. I've been wanting to build a Stirling engine at home out of parts that i could easily afford/scrounge up....
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how to define different material in ansys workbench by mesh attribute.
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Hi, I'm trying to understand the viability of making or having made - a hot -mould that can resize the neck of a...
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What applied science has the potential to cause the greatest societal advance in human history?
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My truck was rear ended. It has a steel and chrome bumper, the vehicle that hit it has a soft bumper, and was...
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When hydrogen combusts it is turned into h20. H20 can be broken down into hydrogen and oxygen. NASA has been using...
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Hi, I'm having trouble producing 22 AWG polypropylene cable. I keep on getting "missing insulation" and "reduced...
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What a stressful evening. I figured I wanted to do a pretty complex valve system just to learn a bit, using solenoids...
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Hello All, I have a quick question for you. I have small sample of a cement-like-like-material and I am high shear...
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I'm an EE with a fried brain right now, how would you describe the device in the attached picture in technical...
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This doesn't have to be exact. so if a some what simple formula might do the job, great. I am requesting a...
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Hi, I am having a doubt with centre of buoyancy. I referred some books but still the doubt is not clarified. ...
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Here is the deal, we are testing a 24" pipe for leaks doing a pressure test. the pressure at the pipe in question is...
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This may be a silly question, but... I recall one of the points of failure in the Deepwater Horizon's BOP was the...
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I need help finding a device that can generate a sustained arc while utilizing only a 12 volt power source. Does...
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I wasn't sure exactly where I should have posted this but here I go.... I was reading that Voltage is a measure of...
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I have an enclosed back porch with a concrete block foundation that must be replaced. It`s foundation is separate from...
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Hi everyone. I'm supposed to do an interview for my Principles of Engineering class. If anyone wants to help out...
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I've been running it through my head almost constantly for awhile now if engineering is the right choice for me and...
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In my thermodynamics book it states that the first law is, " When a system undergoes a complete cycle the net heat...
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I have a plan for the private colonization of the moon. My plan includes 5 aerospace companies they are 1.SpaceX...
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I am designing a prototype of my patent and I am a little stuck. The main part of my prototype involves the use of a...
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Hi, I am a second year civil engineering student. I have decided I want to learn a language that will help my...
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If you had a pressure vessel with an end-cap welded on and this girth weld was to fail, how might you calculate the...
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Well i been doing engineering for a while but i wanted to know what should i start learning if i want to go father or...
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dr dodge
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Hi all, I am trying to upgrade my car's audio system. There are kinds of free air loud speakers. I am not what...
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I'm reading a book on step motor. There is an equation: F=\phi2\frac{dR}{dx}/2 F is mmf \phi is flux I don't...
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Ive got a beam that I cant seem to calculate the loading of. Lets say beam ABC supports are at A & B, BC is a...
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If I have a beam tilted at an angle with a weight hagning off of one end and it is fixed on the other (see...
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Hi, I am trying to design a small machine that lowers a raised weight slowly. For example if i raise the weight by...
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I was wondering how long would it take to charge a capacitor at 5volts if there are 4 parallel. This is the details on...
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Hi I am new to refregration field please help me to calculate / design for the condenser coil evaporator coils based...
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