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Why Do Airborne Wind Energy Systems Use Kites And Not Balloons?

Title says it all, Why are AWE-companies like Makani spending years and millions of dollars developing drones, rather than simply using a balloon-based design? Wouldn't it be easier and faster to get ...
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Engineering economics - Factors P/A question

The Autocar E3 refuse truck has an energy recovery system developed by Parker Hannifin LLC that is expected to reduce fuel consumption by 50%. Pressurized fluid flows from carbon fiber-reinforced ...
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Specialised Cup Washer

If I wanted to wash 10,000 identical plastic or glass cups a day, would I use a regular dishwasher or a specialised product designed to work with those specific cups.
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Line balancing - How far do companies go? [closed]

I understand that the concept of line balancing is such that each station takes exactly the same amount of time to process one unit. Clearly, this is an idealization and real manufacturing plants will ...
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Heuristics for Efficient Structure (Shed) Design

Are there any heuristics / thumb-rules to evaluate whether a shed-structure has been efficiently designed? To be specific, I have an industrial shed, 12 m tall, 270 m2 floor area (longest span 10 m) ...