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Jan16-12 Greg Bernhardt
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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Is it plausible to use the buoyancy of air in a controlled column of water to turn a drive shaft and, by extension,...
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I have come to understand the meaning of the terms "am" and "fm" as different kinds of radio emissions. Sadly, I have...
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HI all, I am interested in designing a tapered bearing. Can any one please let me know the parameters to be...
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I'm a Canadian student that is going into engineering next year, and I don't know what type of engineering I should go...
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Hi, I'm sorry if there have been loads of posts about this, but I'm hoping someone can help me out here. I'm...
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Hi, I'm trying to work out how to calculate the forces acting on a vessel containing a vacuum. The vessel is not...
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It's been a while since I've had to do these calculations.. I'm looking for the flow rate at the wall of a 3.175 mm...
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Woo, my first thread. Are S-N curves and Goodman diagrams valid for von mises stresses? I'd look it up but I...
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Before you start going through equations and trying to solve this I just need a simple question answered about this...
Jan25-05 10:31 AM
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he-he I know it is quite a silly calculator, but it can be useful: Wavelength and frequency calculator
May11-07 11:30 AM
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Hello, I harvest lake weeds and I'm looking for an easier way to remove the aquatic weeds from the water after they...
Apr25-08 08:44 PM
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I am trying to design and build a small scale desktop water tunnel so I can observe the fluid dynamics of airplane...
Sep1-10 11:19 AM
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Imagine a pipe of d=50mm with water flowing through. The pipe's diameter is reduced along a small section to 40, and...
May12-07 11:47 AM
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Anyone knows what is the approx. internal resistance of a lead battery, say, 12V, 20Ah. Thanks
Sep12-12 02:58 AM
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Hi, I am a PhD student in math and in my current research I'm faced with the problem of analyzing the rigidity of a...
Oct22-09 10:07 AM
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Hey guys, does anyone uses or knows about a software package that allows me to do gradation charts? (a gradation chart...
Jul25-07 01:13 PM
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Basic electricity is often explained using the so called water/electricity analogy. This works, but I've never...
Sep29-10 06:37 PM
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Okay, so I'm not really in High School (second year of college), but this is still a High School level problem....
Feb28-11 02:53 PM
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Does anyone have any advice on civil engineering as a career? What are the good/bad sides of the profession? Any...
Sep16-09 09:30 AM
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Newly devised automobile batteries are sealed. When lead storage batteries discharge, they produce hydrogen. Do you...
Feb25-05 09:39 PM
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I'm not sure the formula to use to calculate the deflection of a beam. Here's the information I have got. Steel...
Jan9-05 12:06 PM
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Just saw the Mythbuster's ep where they build a fresnel type reflector that focusses the sun's rays. There's a guy...
Aug28-05 12:34 PM
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I'm considering building a little solar-powered garage ventilation system. My garage faces SSW and gets very hot on a...
Jun1-08 01:37 PM
B. Elliott
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Hi there, I plan to build a ROV, and am currently looking at different methods of propulsion. I do not wish to use...
Aug11-10 02:17 AM
ROV freek
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Hi, I'm stuck on this progress checker question. ive come up with the answer of 6,041875 Nmm or 6,042 NM but this is...
Jun2-11 09:36 AM
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Hello all, I am a physics major working on my mechanical eng. minor. This is not homework. This is a real design. I...
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For our balsa wood bridge, 1/8 in square, would a bridge that crosses catilever and arch styles together work well?...
Mar10-05 10:44 AM
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Here’s a list of Hydro Electric and Power Plant companies that are public, please feel free to add to the list: ...
Feb4-11 03:28 AM
jonathan cole
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Hi, I am in the process of designing a bunkbed for a caravan as my 2nd year mech eng design project. I have come...
Nov13-06 03:26 PM
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Hi Im trying to revise up on half suspension systems and I found this useful link. Their are 4 equations but I was...
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I thought today would be a good time to give NASA some thanks for all the Spinoffs That Rock!, being it's the last...
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Could not find a thread on this particular topic, but I want to verify my thoughts. I emailed my local Green Party...
Jan30-07 06:08 PM
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Hi guys, Im doing a group project on a conversion of a small motorcycle engine(suzuki dr125s) so that it can run on...
Dec2-07 04:25 PM
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Ok, read the solar tower stuff in a couple threads here, and the complexity of pumping water to great heights in terms...
Mar16-04 09:09 AM
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For an experiment we are doing, we need to be able to accurately detect people inside a car moving at high speed. Any...
Mar18-10 01:45 PM
dr dodge
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For a given spatial volume and amount of material, what practical structural design conserves temperature best?
Sep6-09 10:53 AM
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Hello i am trying to convert the strain gauge readings i took in a lab from an I beam that was subjected to torsion. ...
Mar3-10 06:32 PM
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A pulse jet has only one moving part. Nice. But what if it didn't need any moving parts? Stupid idea, right? Check...
Jul13-10 08:42 AM
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i might have already posted this i forgot basically one day i was why cant we get more energy from a motor by using...
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