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Books and resources for an entrepreneur inventor? [on hold]

What books would you recommend for an inventor entrepreneur?
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Required diameter for ballast drop hole? [duplicate]

I'm currently an underground Geotechnical Engineer, don't spend a lot of time on the surface. I'm trying to find a reference or method for calculating the required diameter of a service hole. My Mine ...
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How to calculate bearing loads in a two stage helical gear box?

Here P, Q, R, S are the bearings and G1, G2, G3, G4 are four helical gears. The gear forces tangential(Kp), Axial(Ka), Radial(Kn) are known. All the distances are known. The forces acting on bearing ...
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Help with cantilever table top questions

I'm hoping someone can help me with some questions to know whether or not the table can be supported by this design and how to calculate the length of the support runners and the width necessary to ...
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Tolerance on dowel pin length

Is the length of a steel dowel pin standardized to a certain tolerance? McMaster-Carr provides tolerances on the diameter of dowel pins but not the length. In the event where I want a dowel pin to fit ...
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Why all watches hands are stacked in that specific order ? Can it be changed?

It's just a matter of curiosity, but I find hard to justify why every single watch keep the hour hand below the minute one; from a user perspective, it seems a poorly design decision for those times ...
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Boron Carbide Shattering a Bullet

Does anyone know how this works? I hypothesize that the reason that the bullet shatters is that boron carbide is much harder than the copper of the bullet. Does anyone think that this may be made into ...
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How to prevent movement in this 3 DOF setup?

I have a 3DOF platform that I'm trying to make more stable. It's difficult to explain in words what the issue is so I've added a GIF below. Any ideas of how I can get rid of this wobble? The DOF arm ...
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Designing a horizontal pressure vessel

The question reads Design a horizontal pressure vessel with hemispherical head supported by saddle support and fitted with 2 nozzles welded to the head. It's used for storing and delivering fuel ...
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press fit ball joint

I enjoy creating mechanical designs but I am not a trained mechanical engineer. I have a technical issue with a joint design that needs to be permanently retained using a press (snap) fit. Any idea ...
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Fillet weld strength calculation

I have 2 plates that are fillet welded to each other. How can I determinate the max force the weld can take before it cracks? The plates are only welded on one side because the other side is not ...
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How do you read a blower/compressor curve with multi-curves for inlet guide vanes?

I am trying to apply an existing blower curve in a hydraulic model for a single stage blower with variable inlet diffuser vanes. The variety of curves shown on the plot does not seem to make sense to ...
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Dose adapter sleeve hinder the axial displacement of inner ring of spherical roller bearings?

This is supposed to be the locating bearing in my design, the outer ring is supported by the housing and a taconite seal (taconite seal is hidden). So it is fixed in place and can't move at all. ...
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How to make datum planes on a cone in Creo?

I am trying to make this I was able to make the base feature but I am facing problems with the secondary features. So could anyone shed some light on how to make the datum planes on cones. I made ...
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Calculating the proper power of a motor

I'm trying to build a filament extruder with some basic available tools and materials. Simply the main principle of the machine is to insert some amount of plastic raw material ( ABS in our Case ) to ...
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Base Support for a Tree house

I am building a tree house in my backyard and it is going to be relatively simple. There are no parts that require drilling into the tree. The whole house is propped up by four 4x4 wood supports. I'm ...
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Mapping of vehicle to its horn sound

From the "meep meep" of the smallest scooter to the "BLLLAAAAAGGGGGHHH" of the largest seagoing container vessel, vehicles seem to have horn sounds that, in an auditory way, seem to indicate their ...
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Resist rotation with friction or teeth?

I prototyped this attractive wooden sit/stand laptop stand but ran into a problem keeping the legs tight enough to hold their position. There are 1/16" thick EPDM washers between the oak legs - the ...
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What is the maximum deflection and bending moment of a hinged hinged beam? [closed]

It is not a simply supported beam with one end hinged the other end with roller support. I am working on both the ends hinged beam. i.e at the two ends only rotation about z axis is allowed and all ...
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How to create custom thread with specific pitch and thread diameter in fusion 360?

The thread needs to be 7/16 thread diameter and 20 threads per inch(in BSP, British standard pipe thread).The standard size of threads supported in fusion 360(design software) is 11&12 in metric ...
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Is there any defined mathematical parameter that can give me the average distance of a volume to a point?

I'm currently trying to design a bulk-handling system which minimizes the distance from the bulk material pile(s) where the material is loaded (the volume) to the unloading platform(s) (the point), ...
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How to prevent an object doing a full rotation on a shaft

I basically need a block on a shaft to rotate between 90 degrees (vertical) and approximately 180 degrees (horizontal) counterclockwise on a shaft. I don't want the part to fall below 180 degrees. At ...
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AutoCAD 2019: How do I Find the Perfect Angles to Match Line Endpoints

I'm trying to match up two lines on a drawing I am doing, without changing the length of either line. There is a perfect set of angles to do so- I just don't know what it each. Is there a built in ...
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How to construct a compact linear Fresnel reflector

I have recently come across the concept of CLFRs, and I want to build one myself, as a private experiment. I have a rudimentary knowledge of optics (which I'm sure I'll have to refresh on) - any ...
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Would connecting 100's of small telescopes into one huge telescope make for a significantly better telescope?

Not sure if this is a Physics related or Engineering related question, but imagine that we would take 100's of small hobby telescopes and somehow managed to point them all at the same point in the sky ...
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Wheel angle for turning

Given a car configuration with a length of L and width of W. If you can give the top left wheel an angle of A to turn A degree how do you derive the angle of top right wheel for turning . I know that ...
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How much force/torque act on a wheel of a vehicle when vehicle moves a constant speed and suddenly got a bump or jerk?

I am working on disturbance rejection technique in a vehicle of a wheel. Suppose our vehicle moves with a constant speed 15 km/h. Since roads are uneven in nature, suddenly vehicle got a bump or jerk. ...
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Finding the velocity of water flowing through a gravel filled pipe

I have a scenario where I have water flowing through a gravel filled pipe, and I need to find the velocity. The pipe is gravity fed (no pumps). My approach is to find the seepage velocity ($V_s$) ...
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How to connect shaft to gearbox?

I downloaded a 3D model of a planetary gearbox from Rossi website, so the 3D model is reliable. As you can see, there is no keyway on the opening of the gearbox, thus i can't connect my shaft with ...
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How Can You Calculate Force to Overcome Friction From an O-Ring Seal?

I essentially have a piston in a tube that is sealed with an O-Ring and actuated with a solenoid. The friction of the O-Ring however, is higher than estimated (guessed as far as I can tell) by the ...
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What does it mean that a ball bearing can handle thrust load but a roller bearing can't?

I can't wrap my head around it so if someone could explain this to me. According to http://www.vncbearing.com/roller-bearings-vs-ball-bearings-major-differences/ ball bearings can handle thrust loads ...
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What are the mechanical principles behind the kinematics spine of Herman Miller chairs?

I am trying to understand the kinematic spine working principles of Herman Miller charis (setu for instance) in order to apply it in other applications. Supposedly "The Kinematic Spine uses two types ...
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Application of Bernoulli's equation between stationary and moving reference points

I'm working on a pipe design problem using Bernoulli's equation, from first principles. The pipe is from a water storage reservoir (point 1) and discharges into a river (point 2). These are my two ...
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Why does my piezoelectric actuator stick at low temperatures?

I use a piezoelectric actuator on an experimental set up. At low temperatures (Lower than 0 Celsius), the piezo will freeze. Meaning, it will actuate about half way, and then stop moving. Other than ...
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How to design a casting machine?

I was wondering, what are the factors to consider or how to find the required technical specifications for the new machine? For example, if we consider a design of horizontal centrifugal casting ...
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the possibility of a breakwater/seawall preventing the beginnings of a landslide-formed tsunami [closed]

. . A thought recently crossed my mind which I cant seem to find any studied material on. It occurred while hearing a story about a potential future landslide in Kauai causing a large tsunami aimed at ...
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Is it useful to stuff my glasses with newspaper to protect them?

(I'm not sure if this question belongs to this stack exchange, but it seems appropriate to me) I have a very practical situation and our knowledge is lacking to be able to solve our debate. The ...
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Design of multiple wood layers

I am currently working on designing a teeterboard for the circus (a seesaw that people jump up and down on the ends), and need some advice on my methodology for wood selection. The primary wood will ...
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Why is it more common to use ceiling fans instead of air pumps?

As the title suggests, why not use high-powered air pumps instead of ceiling fans to inject hot air from the ceiling down to the cold, bottom floor? I understand it may seem silly (especially since ...
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How to determine tensile strength while the normalised tensile strength is known?

I try to design a shaft with yet unknown diameter, i know the distribution of forces and stresses (shear, torsion and normal) in/ along the shaft. I need just one more parameter nl. the tensile ...
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How to make an annular metal to metal snapfit?

I am designing a watch case and would like to know how to make an annular snap fit for the backplate. The material used is stainless steel. I could find references for Metal-plastic snap fit but I ...
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Why don't public transport networks have more routes to each terminal?

When using public transport, we often need to change routes in the middle of the journey. These changes have costs – I can think of the following, but there may be more. If we're reading, working, ...
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How does the number of braces in a balsa wood tower affect the load capacity?

I am deciding between two design ideas for a project in which I have to build a balsa wood tower that can maximize load weight and minimize structural weight (maximize efficiency). I've included a ...
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Shaft Size design / replacement

does anyone have any idea what standard shaft size / adapter this is? the motor is NEMA 56C and the socket size it self is 27.8 mm in diameter and 32 overall with the key.
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Belt tension to rotational force

This may be an obvious question, but here goes anyhow. If you have two pulleys (different diameters) with infinitely strong bearings and shafts, does increasing the belt tension have any effect on ...
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How to work out how powerful a motor needs to be to climb up a tube?

I am designing a device that can climb up a tube. To do so, I am planning to use a motor that will utilize spinwheels with high friction. How do I work out how powerful my motor needs to be? The ...
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How does this steering mechanism work?

I can’t figure how this kick scooter steers/folds. I’m curious how it works because it has a major benefit by folding very compactly. The front wheel stays in place (doesn’t fold upwards like most ...
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Bearing and Bearing Housing for Said Design

The system that I'm working on has a rotating cylinder (cleaning head). It needs to rotate vertically between two arms, much like a cleaning brush in a car wash. Note: I have not considered how the ...
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How do locks for shoe lockers in Sentōs work?

(Please move this question to the appropriate exchange site if it is not this one; I originally posted this here, and a comment suggested that I move it here.) In Danganronpa it appears that the lock ...
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Relation between ride frequency and wheel deflection of a car

I am not able to understand the relation between ride frequency and wheel deflection of a car, as per given in Race car vehicle dynamics book by milliken. Is it something to relate with harmonic ...