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So this is the part of the project I am trying to do: "Two load take downs in the vertical and lateral directions, from the roof level to the foundation considering both normal loads and ...
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What components to use to build rocking bench?

I want to build a bench that a user would lie face down on, like a weights bench, however this bench should be able to rock to each side around 30degrees. So I need the bench top to sit on some kind ...
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How to build bench with a rocking top rectangular section?

I want to build a metal bench, maybe 2m x 50cm x 40cm(W). A bit like a weights bench. The flat top rectangular section you sit or lay on should rock maybe 30 degrees to each side. What parts would be ...
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FInding deflection on a uniform beam with supports ~ Incorrect answer

Hello I am asked to find deflection of beam in millimetres at different points. The uniform beam is 3.55 meters long with a flexural rigidity of 32269Nm^2 It is under a uniform load of 92N/m and is ...
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Finding deflection on a uniform beam with fixed supports ~ Incorrect answer :(

This question has asked us to find the deflection of a beam (in millimeters) if the beam is under a load of: f(x) = 9.46(x+0.82)(9.2288-x) N/M The beam is supported with fixed supports at both ends ...
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Understanding moment load on axis (for robotic arm)

Check Pete comment for explanation below :) thank you Pete! I need help understanding a concept im struggling with for quite a while now. Im looking at different type of robotic arm designs, and some ...
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How to Calculate Maximum Safe Load for M6 Thread in .118in Steel

I am working on a project designing a pendent speaker. The speaker will be housed in a steel ball and suspended from the ceiling using an M6 eyebolt component. The overall weight to be suspended will ...
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Load distribution for a load centered over the length of the middle joist in a 3-joist system

I'm not an engineer, but I'm trying to understand the correct analysis for what seems like a pretty simple case. I'd like to know what the effective load on the middle joist is. ...
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Steel plate to distribute load on top of joists

I've tried using various calculators but that has just confused me even more so I'll describe my scenario and hopefully I can get some answers. In the picture above, each item is described below A: ...
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I am looking to measure the force applied (in this case by a foot to a pedal). I have a working prototype that allows up to 450N of force, but wish to double this. The load cell I have been using is ...
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Weight distribution of human on one foot in middle of plywood

Question: If a 300 lb uniform load is distributed over 24 inch^2 (estimated area of foot), and I add a 6x6 3/4" plywood centered underneath this uniform load, what is the remaining load carried ...
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So I am working on a project with variables on how many point loads may be applied over a single span. Both ends are fixed, this is a constant. For example, I may have a beam which is 6m in overall ...
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Can the power of a diesel electric generator, installed in a factory, escape into the national grid?

Say that there are two factories connected to the same 20 kV medium voltage line (see Fig. 1). Each of them has 400 V motors that consume power by turning some machines acting as mechanical loads. One ...
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How to calculate max load on a custom hitch?

Non engineer here. I'm interested in a conservative calculation of max trailer load for existing frame members for a truck I have. The truck is rated at ~8800lbs towing when stock and with a ...
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