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hey folks, I am tryin to model a moving volumetric heat source over a substrate. I want to move my coordinate...
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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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Does anyone know if one can plot stress contours for BEAM elements in ANSYS along the length? I am modeling a...
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Hey guys, First post so be nice :smile: I am building a system to measure the temperature of water in a tank. I...
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Let me put the facts first: - A students team from my college is building a satellite, under guidance from...
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Hello Forum , i would like to ask you : i have a motor galva motor...
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For the same building with square vs. circular concrete columns of equal number and cross-sectional area, under what...
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If I have a heating source that gives off constant single temperature heat which heats a mass of insulator, next to a...
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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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Hello. I'm thinking about building a 2D pathfinding robot. I was just wondering if anyone wanted to suggest a...
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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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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'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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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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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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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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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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Before I get flamed for this, I am not running a gasoline engine directly with normal fuel oil or veg oil- I made a...
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Hi all, hope I'm not intruding or posting in the wrong place, and I apologise in advance if I have. 1st, I am not a...
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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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Something seems funny in the Cengel & Boles Thermo text, 6th edition. The entropy chapter defines relative pressure...
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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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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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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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So I know little about engineering. But I do know a thing or two about programming in c++ now. I've disassembled many...
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Hello forum , i want to ask you a simple question , i am building a circuit on a bread board, the circuit is an H...
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have any of you become engineers just because that just happened to be the most practical choice your first undergrad...
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Would the performance of a ducted fan be negatively affected by the presence of a surface flush with the intake of the...
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I have built a nice biomass gasifier that produces about 700,000 btu's of heat per hour by burning or flaring the gas...
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