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A number of questions, particularly involving homework, often involve some basic engineering. In the US, the...
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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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Given the mass flow, Cp, temp of the inlet streams of both hot and cold streams. As well as being given the inner...
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I'm not sure where to post this, so please excuse me if this is misplaced. I need help understanding how the terms are...
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Hi All, I have a problem i am trying to figure out, if an object (scale drawing in attachment) is travelling at a...
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I have been asked to design an extensometer (relative displacement sensor) that uses a single beam as the structure...
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I am a fledgling undergrad with a potential mechanical engineering degree in my future. I just have a hypothetical...
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Hi to all! I'm new in this forum and i would like to share some thoughts with you guys! i'm 40 years old and i'm...
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dear engineer, how can we calculate the current (I) if we have cable with 25 mm size for 480V? and are there any...
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Does anyone know where i can source ferrous iron (rod or bar) from in the UK? This is for a Third Year university...
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Given the same radial force and combustion pressure, would it be correct to say that the larger diameter piston would...
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For a second order differential equation, is it necessary to derive a weak form if quadratic interpolation are used?
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I have been told that to solder properly the source of heat is to be directed at the bottom of object to be soldered...
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Hello, I am a first year engineering student and I have a short question about refrigeration systems. Just want to...
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I am stumped on how to convert my units for the equation for Force of Lift. FL=CLPA\frac{v^{2}}{2} My equation...
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In regard to (tile) radiant floor heating, a professional is needed to come and install a heat-conducting plastic mat...
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A pressure vessel is stamped with an MAWP of 150 psi at 450F. We are operating at 120 psi at ambient temperatures...
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Hi, Can anyone recommend a good adhesive to glue a strain gage to steel? Ideally it would be something readily...
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I obtained lift and drag forces for an object I was testing in a wind tunnel and I wanted to know if it was possible...
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I want to reduce the weight of a square aluminum tube, 36 inches long, 1 inch square, and 1/16 inch thick, while...
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Hey, I am wondering if any one can help me. I need to calculate the velocity of water exiting a water wheel. I have...
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Something seems funny in the Cengel & Boles Thermo text, 6th edition. The entropy chapter defines relative pressure...
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Hello. I'm thinking about building a 2D pathfinding robot. I was just wondering if anyone wanted to suggest a...
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Hello forum , i have a spindle motor from an HDD and i pasted to this motor 6 facets polygonal mirror, the problem is...
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Hello Everyone, Okay so I am new to the engineering stuff and am starting off with some basic ideas. I wont get...
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Alright. Um. We have 4 sheets of newspaper and 1 meter of masking tape. We have to design a structure to catch four...
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Is the I-beam still favored by structural engineers?
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how to find reactions in this beam? if there is a internal pin support
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I've been working in class and I'm having trouble clarifying how these two (if at all) are related. Say we have a...
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I decided to try my hand at initiating a discussion. In particular, I'm interested in what others think about the...
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Hi wonder if there is anyone out there who can help me !! Whats the easiest formula for working out the measurement...
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I know for a uniform load the M max is wL^2/8 What is the M max for a triangular load similar to this... this...
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I have 2 each 1-1/2 ton refrigeration units for a walk-in freezer. I would like to build a dehumidifation kiln to dry...
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