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Jan16-12 Greg Bernhardt
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A number of questions, particularly involving homework, often involve some basic engineering. In the US, the...
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Hi Guys, I am not an engineer and was hoping someone could help me with a question I had about piping in cold...
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Greetings PFers I’m thinking about building a Tiny House similar to the one below, except outfitted with solar power....
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Why is it important to ensure flow separation does not occur in the back of a vehicle or wing? I know that when...
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Hi everyone! I would like to discuss the pros/cons and engineering challenges one would face in order to create a...
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Hi, What is the purpose of having a caster angle / "trainling" in a bicycle or bike? Many websites say it is for...
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I'm a high school physics student, so keep my limited knowledge in mind. Basically the other day I had the idea to...
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I'm having to design a screw pump and i'm a bit confused about things, I've never really seen a screw pump before....
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I have a dosing pump spec. sheet from Milton Roy (a fairly reputable manufacturer) which says: Steady State...
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Hello, I was wondering if anyone can recommend any good articles or journals with valid and good velocity data for...
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hi guys......can anyone tell me that whether v use only globe valve in steamline connections in common practice????
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Hello. I've regained a certain interest in lighter-than-air-craft recently. To satisfy this interest, I wish to...
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Often there's these stories on TV about someone accidentally damaging a large diameter natural gas pipeline while...
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Hi, guys. I have been involved in one of my school project with this title. Is there anyone who can give me some...
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I'm doing a little project of mine and I have encountered a problem.. The project is basically a motion platform...
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The problem: cracked or bent tabs upon installation of a Lexan 141 lens in to an ABS piece that causes rattles or...
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Hello. What sort of commonly accessible material can block harmful UV from a 150W Xenon arc lamp, without blocking...
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I would like to design a 3D printer. I know that sounds very ambitious (and probably stupidly unrealistic), but I'm...
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Simon Bridge
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How can i calculate the initial force of this mechanism? I dont...
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I have some problem with potassium choloride(KCl) which got stuck on metalic nozzle at high temp.(above 750C) how...
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Hi dear PF'ers, I have to develop a tank lifting system similar to the picture :...
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Somehow I have really hard time wrapping my head around the concept.I mean,I get it,but I can't seem to solve any...
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Hey guys! So I have a final project idea for an instrumentation class I'm taking. The class uses LabView for all...
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Dante Tufano
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I am not sure if this is the right place or not for this post so i apologise in advance if not. I am trying to find...
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M Quack
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Like the topic,if in my system derivation, there is an independent gravitational force independent of the state...
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Say there's a pipe that pumps a liquid that empties into an elevated tank The discharge end of the pipe is 5 m higher...
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Can a flow meter whose scale has graduations only 2 units apart (e.g. 90,92,94,96,98,100) have a legitimate advertised...
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This years ASME Student Design Competition is building a UAV to navigate a simple obstacle course and drop a 1 gram...
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Hey guys, I know you all wish you never had to do all the weird conversions required for our current system of...
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I have some square tubing 3x3x1/4" A36 that will be fixed on one end and free on the other the material 9' long how...
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Brian Simpson
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I recently saw a massive new crane at a ship-repair yard. Something like this one: ...
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Hi I have a small petrol generator. How Large/Long/Heavy would a CV spring need to be, to run it for four hours. ...
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Hi All, So here's the problem. A project I am working on has a composite metal panel assembly, which a previous...
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Hello I am currently an aerospace engineer at university and was beginning to wonder whether it was the best idea...
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I just downloaded this software since it is free and can supposedly be used for CAD. Does anyone have experience with...
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I often leave my golf clubs in the car rather than bothering to take them out I just wondered how much extra this is...
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How do I find deflection (displacement) in point C at the end of the beam? Answer is to be given in mm. There is a...
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Does anyone know any Forumulas or how to calculate the dimensions of a pulse jet engine? I have already built...
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