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How is motor torque related to capstan equation?

I know that capstan equation relates $T_{in}$ and $T_{out}$ as $T_{out} = T_{in}e^{u \cdot F_c}$, where $u$ is friction coefficient and $F_c$ is wrap (slip) angle. In my situation, the capstan is ...
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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 compare small and large scale model of an IC engine to predict force, torque, rpm etc generated by actual engine?

I have this 6 cylinder radial engine designed in Solidworks. Rendering Blueprint (Source:Inventor Wizards) And I want to perform some motion analysis on this engine to make some prediction about it'...
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How do I loop through annotations in NX using the NXOpen API in VB?

I'm writing a script to extract all the dimensions from a 2D drawing in NX. In doing so, I have been able to get the dimensions and tolerances on all sheets, along with the zone numbers. This has been ...
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How to estimate the number of elevators required in a building?

I've been asked to estimate the number of elevators in a mixed use building with 37 floors (4 basement-parking floors), & design their operation. Are their any specifications/guides/manuals that ...
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How to estimate effective area of contact between rough surfaces as function of surface roughness

The engineering problem that I am trying to solve is the following: I have two elements of a magnetic circuit that I must keep in contact through threaded fasteners. The primary objective is to ...
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How to design an enclosure around the load cell (Beam type)?

Hardware and Electronics Used: Arduino UNO, HX711 ADC Load cell amplifier, Load Cell (2Kg); Currently, I am working on a project which requires me to put load cell along with the other circuitry in an ...
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Does it matter what direction a herringbone gear turns?

Obviously, the forces and pressures should mostly be the same, but just in reverse. But when play, flex, and such are accounted for, are there any subtle differences to having a herringbone gear turn ...
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Advice on spring launcher project

I found an ingenious design of a spring ball launcher on grabcad and I'm interested in adapting it to accelerate a $43.7 \mathrm{~mm}$ diameter, $45 \mathrm{~g}$ golf ball enough to reach $65.5 \...
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What is the relation between the angle of a bend along one axis and the length of a face perpendicular to that bend

Sorry if the title doesn't make sense, I just cant think of how to word it so I'm going to be using images to help. Basically I have a piece of sheet metal that I have bent along one edge to give me a ...
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Overcurrent protection, limit for nominal current or stall?

Background: I'm currently working on a robotics design that will drill through soil. I have selected a 48V motor who's nominal current is 3.17A and has a stall current of 42A. I will be driving the ...
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what is the difference between jblade, qblade, and xflr5 softwares?

I am working on a propeller design, and I've came through Jblade which helped me in the airfoil design, yet as I can remember, xflr5 can also do this... doing some internet search, i found that Jblade ...
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Setup Invention Process in Engineering CAD Software

I need to develop a collapsible metal construction. I have a few specific prerequisites. Generally speaking, it will be something like a big construction toy, but not be a toy. It has the specific ...
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What screw to use with 1.8mm thick countersunk brackets?

I have a few brackets that are 1.8mm thick with 4.5mm countersunk holes like this: The countersunk machine screws that I've found have head heights of at least 2.2mm (some 3.2mm). This is taken from ...
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Most efficient fillet design given an envelope (for stress)

If one has a specified allowed X length and Y height, into which a fillet can be placed to reduce stress concentrations, is there an equation which can be used to determine the optimal shape of the ...
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What optics and display are used in Microsoft HoloLens?

How does Microsoft project an image so close to the eye yet understandable by the brain? How is the display transparent? This link has good information but is speculative. https://www.reddit.com/r/...
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Band Brake placed Perpendicular to the Diameter bisecting the Angle of Contact

I was asked the question: A band brake is installed on a drum rotating at 250rpm and a diameter of 900mm. The angle of contact is 1.5pi radians and one end of the brake band is fasted to a ...
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Cryogenic pump - why is this part slotted?

What is the purpose of that slotted area? In my opinion it is done that way in order to prevent it (the impeller) from sticking to the pump body in case it is not properly cooled down. Some people say ...
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If building a DIY screw jack, would it be beneficial to add a gimbal to the jack nut, and/or to the screw attachment?

The screw jack will be used twice daily. It will be made out of M24 8.8 grade threaded rod and nut. The nut will travel 300mm, to raise a weight of 50kg by 800m, via a pivoting lever arm. The parts ...
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Custom Rack and Pinion for 1979 Firebird

I am attempting to convert my firebird to a rack and pinion steering system, so I can introduce later modifications. https://www.unisteer.com/products/1975-81-firebird-trans-am-power-rack-and-pinion-...
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Need help for Fire Detection System design

As a Building Services Engineering student, my current project involves the design of fire detection system of a newly-installed at-home EV charging system. The EV chargers are installed in the ...
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how to interpret ISO2768-mK angular tolerance

How to apply tolerance for angle based on ISO-2768-mK? Cause I am confused about the statement "Permissible deviations in degrees and minutes for ranges in nominal lengths". Lets say I have ...
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Effective Designs for outdoor clothing elevator free from walls

A strange question, but I live in a building (gringo in Mexico City) where the only area you can dry clothes is in a set of chain-link cubes on the roof. However, those cubes are about a story and a ...
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Lifting a table using linear rails and linear actuators

I'm trying to design a coffee table for a tightly constrained space that can lift up to become a dining table. I've drawn the CAD for this design, but I'm concerned that the moment arm on the linear-...
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Replicating an impact impulse

I am building a test-rig for a device. I have operational data showing the device experiences impact loads resembling a half-sine pulse with width dt and magnitude F. The test rig's purpose is to ...
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Mechanical Clock Oscillation time too small

I am trying to build a mechanical clock, but my pendulum doesn't swing for very long when stopping. Increasing mass only takes me so far. In this video, he uses a much longer pendulum than 25 cm, but ...
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How to determine the resistance provided by cement mortar?

I am attaching a steel rail and post guardrail to the coping of an existing parapet. The actions produced by the guardrail on the coping incur at point A as shown below. However, how do I find out if ...
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Rotational lock design for a landing gear of an aircraft

I want to design a rotational lock mechanism for the landing gear of an aircraft. It's function is to make sure the landing gear stays folded when the aircraft is on air and the landing gear's ...
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Animatronic Eye Mechanism - Eye Socket Spring Tension

I am building an animatronic eye mechanism that will ultimately be moved via servo motors for a project I am working on. It is comprised of the following components: Eye Plate - 3mm thick Acrylic ...
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Sign convention for angular velocities in 3D gear train

Consider a Humpage gear train shown above. We are viewing the gear train from right and gear B is rotating in clockwise direction. If we consider clockwise direction as positive what will be the sign ...
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How to design an outrunner BLDC motor

I've difficulties to find a good documentation or a book to how to design an outrunner BLDC motor. My propose is, defined RPM and approximative kW and some other parameters, which are calculation ...
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Guidance for a CAD model of a product

Hi Everyone! I am a novice in CAD modeling, and I am familiar with only two CAD tools - Autodesk fusion 360 and Solidworks. I want to make a CAD model of a product with the outer pod or shell as seen ...
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Spectrometer design

I am looking to design a compact spectrometer based on using one single concave grating as both the dispersive optic and the imaging optic. I am investigating these gratings: https://www.edmundoptics....
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Applying ISO fits to radial bearings

Do you need to take the bearing size tolerance into account when creating the tolerances for the mating hole/shaft when using ISO 286 tolerances? For example, a 125 mm OD bearing with a desired H7 ...
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Building a custom indirect actuator, any thoughts?

I’m trying to create a custom indirect actuator, that is controlled by a microcontroller, for a custom robotics project. I have selected motor and gears (according to Fd = W = T2*pi) so that the ...
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Detachable tubing connections (joints) for frame assembly

I am looking into fabricating a steel tubing frame that needs to be dis/assembled (applies to many larger furniture like bed, shelving unit, wardrobe, cupboard, cabinet, ...). What are the variants of ...
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Limit state design/ LRFD of short steel columns

Why do we use the yield strength as the limiting strength in short column design when using limit state design. Why is the full capacity of the material not utilized (as is the case with beams when we ...
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How much torque is needed to mix melted marshmallow with rice krispie?

I am designing a robot to make rice krispie treats! More specifically, I want to use a fork to mix the melted marshmallow with rice krispie. I am currently specing out the motor, and since marshmallow+...
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WEC linear inputs

I have seen some designs being made for linear generators for WEC(wave energy) applications. A buoy driving a shaft. But what if the shaft inside was a rack and pinion? If you converted the ...
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Permanant extension for Fastener

I have a fastener with an accessibility problem. At the time of installation, the fastener is at the bottom of a crowded box with obstructions varying stiffness (Metal Plates and harnessing). It is ...
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Design of fan pipe for propelling glitter

I am trying to create a prototype for a glitter shooting mechanism. It is worth mentioning that I have no experience with mechanical engineering or fluid dynamics. I think the below image describes ...
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gear design.improving gear strength

For improving the gear strength, which one is better based on manufacture and economy? Increasing module or increasing N? With the same surface strength.
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Force exerted on the CPU socket by heatsink

I am currently designing a replacement bracket for AM4 CPU coolers that will be compatible with different cooler models and allow them to be installed facing different directions, as AM4 socket is non-...
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Tolerancing considerations for temperature rated mechanical assemblies

I am currently designing a mechanical tensile testing setup to operate at different temperatures (-20 to 100 C) in a wet environment. I plan on machining two sets, one from stainless and one from PMMA....
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High Pass Filter Design from Transfer Function

I need to design an active high pass filter circuit that implements the following transfer function: $$G(s)= 4.15\times\dfrac{s+530}{s+2200}$$ where, $K = 4.15$, Pole @ 2200 rad/s and Zero @ 530 rad/...
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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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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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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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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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Pavement stage construction; reduction of Structual Properties

Which properties of flexible pavement layers are reduced (discounted) in a stage construction design with an overlayed layer? Thickness of stage 1 Layers? Structural Number ? Modulus of Resilience ? ...
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