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Mounting APC E-2000 fibre terminator to Thorlabs parts

I am building an optical setup that consists of Thorlabs parts. The laser for the system has a pigtail that uses an APC E-2000 fibre terminator type. Thorlabs does not sell any compatible parts for ...
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Calculations of a sphere

I apologize if the question is very basic, I admit I'm not the best at math and physics. I am doing an experiment with a sphere, the measurements are as follows: The sphere has a diameter of 330 mm (...
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Do asperity junctions break every time a machine starts to rotate?

After reading CONTROL OF MACHINES WITH FRICTION by Brian Armstrong-Helouvry, some questions rised. The main question I ask you is: Suppose two metal surfaces in relative motion first in static ...
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Is there a way to simulate the drag effect created by acceleration while in a stationary object?

There was a video of a train that had tvs in the windows so it appeared the rider was moving across the landscape. If the train was stationary the passenger would not believe the ride was real because ...
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I'm trying to source an electric motor for a conversion project but I can't properly calculate power required

Okay, here's the specs (approximate) and calculations I've done -Total mass (after passengers and everything) = 1000kg (W = 9800 N) -Coefficient of drag = 0.4 source -Frontal area = 2 m2 -Maximum ...
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Measuring force with wireless strain gauges on wheelchair handrims

I have done an experiment using two different wheelchair tire types (large and small volume) to document differences in push force over a course of obstructions that simulate cracks, bumps, curb cuts, ...
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Can modern residual stress measurement replace finite element calculation?

Residual stresses are created by the manufacturing process and exist in materials and structures. Now, people develop many methods to measure residual stresses. Those methods can be divided into ...
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Expanding a small rubber ring

I have a bunch of small rubber rings that I need to conduct testing on. The rings start at about 15mm ID, and need to expand to 65mm and be held there for months. Right now, my solution for expanding ...
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Dissolved gas release from liquid

I wish I could directly embed this video here https://youtu.be/Syb3MHtjojQ It can be seen that no external chemical has be put into the bottle, so the bottle content has clearly not been modified. A ...
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How much electricity does it take to polarize specific types of insulators?

as I hope you know, electric polarization is when you put an insulator in an electric field, and the nucleus and electron cloud go in an opposite direction. https://www.priyamstudycentre.com/2020/02/...
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Unstable System. Error Trying to model the Red Bull Stratosphere Free Fall

I tried to model a problem months ago and still I can't solve, I don't want forget this problem so I would like to share what I tried and if you know what is happening with my graph. This is the ...
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Why is the theoretical formulation not explaining why the graph of the square of the velocity and angular displacement is nonlinear (experimentally)?

So I did a wind tunnel experiment where I put a rope restrained (1 degree of freedom, so it can wave in the direction of the wind) at one end so that it displaces according to the variation in wind ...
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Static discharge inside a fuel tank

I am trying to build a sort of paramotor powered by hydrogen, my rough design looks like this; First dilute sulfuric acid is electrolyzed in a sealed aluminium container. Second, the valve is ...
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How would I drop something directly in the middle of a vertical pipe?

Not sure if this is the right place to ask, but it is for a physics experiment. I'm trying to find out how the internal diameter of a copper pipe affects the time it takes for a magnet to drop through....
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Unit of "cN.m" used on torque wrench

I'm using a torque wrench whose unit is cN.m. I wonder what unit this is, and how to convert N.m (Newton meter) to ...
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Trajectory of the center of mass of a vehicle

The problem is to find the trajectory of the center of mass of a car when it is rotating and translating (after an off center collision, for instance) What i know as input is the trajectory of the ...
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Conceptual question about rotational and translational kinetic energy

My real life problem is to calculate initial translational and angular velocities of a vehicle in a loss of control to a stop. (The vehicle will translate and rotate about it's center of mass.) ...
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If aboard a train being driven along a track by centripetal force, would it feel like you were on a regular straight track?

Question: If aboard a train being driven along a track by centripetal force, would it feel the same as if you were on a regular straight track? I hope this isn't subjective, I think there is a right ...
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How can I measure the flow rate of CO2 gas from two different canisters?

I am looking for some help regarding one topic. I am designing one soda maker and thinking to include a 12g CO2 canister into it as my design only allows that size to incorporate . Now I know ...
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meaning of "hysterisis"in simple words?

I have tried to learn about "hysteresis" from different engineering knowledge sources and what i am able to understand that in simple words or nutshell, it is delay between output and input ...
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How does the number of cycles for averaging in a lock-in amplifier relate to low-pass filtering and where do I set it?

Please forgive me if I ask too many questions at once or I am too much of a rookie. I want to understand the working-principle of lock-in amplifiers (LIAs). I understood the calculation that yields ...
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Can air be ionized using microwaves?

I have been doing a good bit of research lately into a new form of electric "jet engine" developed by researchers in Wuhan, China; in the article summarizing the technologies used to produce ...
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Specifications of Tensile Test Specimen?

I am Currently Working on Measuring Various Mechanical Properties of Metalic Materials using Universal Testing Machine (UTM) at Various Temperatures. I know that for Testing at Ambient Conditions, ...
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Turbulent boundary layer development in channel flow

I'm currently working on my Bachelor's thesis about the numerical simulation of a turbulent air flow through a rectangular channel. As part of that I'd like to compare my results to empirical ...
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How do you exactly measure distribution functions?

Once we study vector calculus, we are all set to describe physical fields such as velocity fields , electromagnetic fields etc. The study makes sense to me mathematically but I can not imagine how we ...
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Practical estimation of magnetic force

I'm trying to estimate the magnetic force which develops on a truss-like ferromagnetic structure (I want to estimate the motion of the object) in a uniform magnetic field, and I came to realize that I ...
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Unit Conversion for Mass Density

I am doing a Finite Element analysis of a continuum. In my problem definition I use these units: mm for length, kPa for applied stress, and MPa for material stifness (Young's modulus). With these ...
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How to measure the power output of a stirling engine

I'm doing a project for thermodynamics where I have to measure the power (work over time) of a Stirling engine for varying temperature differences. I don't necessarily need an exact answer (as in: ... ...
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What is the maximum actuator strength allowed by physics? [closed]

What is the strongest actuator (that can exert a controlled amount of force & be able to start/stop) that an infinitely advanced civilization (e.g. only limited by the laws of physics) could ...
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Break loose torque calculation of lock nut against rotating/acceleating bolts?

I have a Scenario where my lock nut is tightend using a prevailing torque of 14 Nm (as mentioned by the manufacturer) on to the rotor placed between bearings (But the tightening direction and the ...
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Help me build a mechanical gizmo involving a pulley (I think)

Electrical engineer here. I'm looking to build an incredibly simple mechanism that in my mind involves kind of a pulley. Below is a diagram. So it's essentially like a mechanical servo. I would like ...
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Designing a submersible cooling system for rapid flow hot nitrogen gas [duplicate]

I'm trying to design a cooling system for cooling nitrogen at 300°C. My original design (which is very open to modifications) is an aluminum ring block with exterior fins and vertical holes through ...
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Issues creating a high pressure chamber for corrosive solution

I'm trying to do an experiment on high pressure's effect on the electrical impedance of a really corrosive solution. I'm aiming for at least 2,000 psi with a pressure chamber but the only material I ...