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Latch design for home exercise equipment

I have a latch design problem and need your help - many years in software engineering aren't helping me much here! Two pieces of 60x30mm RHS become parallel/adjacent (on the 60mm face), with a 5mm gap,...
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How can you convert 180 rotation into two separate motions?

I have a small servo that can rotate 180 degrees. I would like to get two different connected parts to move at different times, one part moving while the servo is between 0-90 degrees, the other part ...
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Bending moment when there are no constraints

I faced this problem in an old book (Hall Allen S., Theory and Problems of Machine Design; 1961) The answer according to the book is 592 [in.lb], but I think the bending moment should be 0 because ...
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Most efficient orientation of exhaust vents on top plate of chassis for air flow with regard to heatsink fins?

I'm looking for some advice from an ME or anyone who understands heat transfer,convection, etc. I'm currently laying out in Inkscape a top panel for an audio amplifier I'm building. Now, my question ...
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Arrow on Activity (AOA) Network Diagram

I have question-related to industrial management, actually, it is a problem on arrow on activity network diagram. I tried to solve the question my self, below are the images. If I did any mistake ...
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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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Is there a way to convert a short throw in one direction into a long throw in two directions

I have a motor that I have created a simple adapter for; this lets us attach any parts we might design to solve the final problem: I would like to convert the motors motion to oscillating motion in ...
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Can we coat brass with nickel by peen (mechanical) plating?

Is it possible to plate brass conductor with aluminum by peen plating?
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Is inverse hall-petch relation valid crystals larger than nanocrystalline?

The image shown here is of ceramics, where they varied the grain size and measured the strength. For example, let's take Al2O3. There we observed that strength first increased from 3 μm to 95 μm. But ...
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Making a machine to sort out old bolts, washers, nuts etc in workshop

I spend a lot of time in my workshop sorting out and putting back into their boxes bunches of screws, washers, nuts and other assorted niknaks and I want to make a machine to take this chore off my ...
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Calculate Torque Required

I am working on a school project that requires me to build a machine. I have designed the machine but I am stuck at torque calculation. The problem goes like this, the machine supposes to rotate a ...
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Regarding design of a compressed air delivery system based on a screw air compressor

I want to select a screw compressor for my application wherein I need a pressure of about 18 psig, and 300 cfm at the aforementioned pressure. The compressors I'm finding suitable for the system have ...
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What are the characteristics of a motor that will generate current and is powered by a 30 cc, 2-stroke small engine?

Problem: I am trying to hobby-build a generator using a (old, working, throw-away gas, yard blower) 30 cc, 2-stroke engine. The 2-stroke engine will spin a motor and I want the motor to generate DC ...
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Airsoft BB Funnel Design - Electric funnel jam solution?

I'm working on a design to feed Airsoft BB's through a funnel. A simple gravity fed system (ie. I don't want to force them out at speed) but every now and again the BB's get jammed at the end of the ...
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Eulerian and Lagrangian --configuration— (continuum mechanics)

This is in continuation/related to the following question asked in the below link Eulerian and Lagrangian descriptions of velocity According to my understanding Lagrangian approach is an approach ...
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What is a purpose of learning G-code?

I might be wrong here. The solid modeling done in CAD like Catia, NX, Solidworks,etc can be taken as input in CNC and the desired shape and size of piece can be obtained.The CAD itself convert the ...
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RSS Tolerance calculation and usage

From my experience, I've been calculating RSS tolerances by squaring all relevant tolerances, summing them up and then square rooting the sums... ie: RSS=[Σ(tol^2)]^0.5 I've also heard of other ...
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Tolerance Analysis on clearance holes

I am designing an enclosure that holds a lens (clearance fit) and a photodiode on a PCB. The alignment of the photodiode to the lens must be pretty tight, thus I am using a boss on the enclosure (also ...
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What kind of magnetic water conditioner can industrial sinter plant use?

As you can see in the below shematic, the magnetic water conditioners can be used for the pipes of incoming process water on sinter plants to reduce surface tension of water and get fuel consumption ...
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Hydraulic Brakes - Why motorcycle brakes more powerful than bicycle brakes?

I was wondering why motorcycle brakes have so much more stopping power than bicycle hydraulic brakes (Than can be found on mountain bikes for example). The rotor has a bigger size which gives better ...
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Design suggestions for Mechanical rotating disc with 30 degrees step

I am a software engineer with no knowledge of mechanical engineering. I need to buy or build a rotating disc which can rotate in 30 degree steps only i.e each time I try to rotate it, it should take ...
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calculation of tension in curved chain for chain fountain (Mould effect)

https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/10.1098/rspa.2013.0689 A chain of some sort goes upwards, turns in a half circle (according to the drawn diagram), and goes back down. Focusing on the half ...
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what to learn to design mechatronics device that move [closed]

I want to design an artificial leg for disabled people. The idea is design of a Device for patients with problems on one side of the leg from the knee down. This device first detects intent to move ...
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How to constrain stepper motor inside case?

I have a stepper motor linear actuator assembly like this for example, but the stepper shaft seems able to move axially back and forth - hence when I change direction it has to do a few rotations, ...
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I need a mechanism/method to control a shaft that can rotate at different speeds. (faster clockwise and slower anti-clockwise)

I need to develop a mechanism - Where in I have a shaft that needs to rotate at different speeds. Lets say at a higher RPM clockwise and a lower RPM anti-clockwise. This shaft is attached to my ...
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Electronic Pressure Control, EPC

In short, the question is: How the EPC affects an automatic transmission? I'm planning to build an automatic transmission controller module, TCM for 4F27E Ford transmission. So far I haven't found an ...
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Latch Mechanics

I want to make a sprung latch mechanism which keeps a door in place until a certain force is applied to the door. In the diagram attached, the force the door must release at is Fd, and the latch ...
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Internal involute spline 1.375 - 21T

could anybody help me by providing an internal involute spline data sheet similar to the attached picture for an 1-3/8" splined shaft with 21 teeth, 16DP and 30 degree pressure angle. Thanks for your ...
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Creating a low H2O environment at atmospheric pressure

I am designing a reactor chamber in which the environment needs to be N2 at atmospheric pressure. Concentration H2O and O2 needs to be < 1 ppm. To reach and maintain this is not a problem. However,...
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Position vector to Velocity vector

Is it possible to derive velocity vector form position vector without unknown such as: position vector of A = (0.8)i + (1.2)j?
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How do I change the coordinate system from x-y to n-t or r-theta by using Matrix? [closed]

How do I change the coordinate system from two dimensional cartesian to two dimensional curve linear and polar by using Matrix?
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compute the maximum resisting torque that can be overcome by the system at the shaft axis

A 2Nm motor M is used to drive the system through a gear drive and a chain drive. the overall reduction ratio is to be between 16:1 and 18:1, and at an output speed of 6rpm.
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Practical consideration of truss

During truss fabrication, the truss member are usually connected by welding does behave like fixed joints not pin joint so how will that behave like truss without pin connection?
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Is it ok for clutch to slip in DCT in certain situations?

When driving a car with manual transmission on start you slowly release the clutch so the car doesn't jerk. So clutch slippage here is not that bad if I understand this correctly? And also couldn't ...
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When calculating a force, why do I get different result when I try to calculate via torque vs via sum of forces at an axis?

If I just do it by writing that the sum on y axis is 0 I get $100+x=200$ $x=100$ If I try torque around the top: $x*800=200*500$ $x=125$ So what am I doing wrong?
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Mechanical solution for keeping a vertical stack under pressure

I'm looking for a solution for keeping a vertical stack of small boxes under tension. I will use the device in the attached picture to hold the boxes which will have a lid on the top, and the boxes ...
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How to calculate required torque

Currently I'm doing a personal project, but I've some doubts about the calculation process. Well, I've a platform (2.30m length x 0.32m width). This platform is supported by 4 wheels with a diameter ...
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How do I find the vertical reaction forces?

The horizontal Force $A_x$ is easy but how did they get the vertical forces $A_y$ & $B_y$? I tried using similar triangles for the Force and length of the sides, somehow I can't manage to solve it....
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Torque and RPM calc

started by designing the gear meshing, and now I need to calculate some parameters to determinate if this meshing works for me. The system considers an electric motor, which technical parameters are: ...
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Does turbulent river flow classify as uniform?

I found this meme in a facebook group on engineering concepts: I selected A (steady and uniform). In selecting A I assumed the width of the river to remain constant along its path and no parameters ...
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Simple Thermal Analysis for sealed Aluminum box with 3.7 Watts of heat generation internally

I am looking for a starting back of the envelope calculation to determine if an aluminum box with just free convection can dissipate 3.7W of internal heat generation or if I need to think about adding ...
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Stopping Force of Irregularly Shaped Object

I have a quick question about the force needed to accelerate/decelerate an irregular object. Lets say I have a 3D object with the following general shape, This system is in general a gripper (gray) ...
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Clutch role in a micro hydropower

I've recently visited an old (about 60 years old) micro hydroelectric standalone installation. Total electric power is about 3 kW A/C. A local told me between generator + fly-wheel and turbine there ...
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Locations of max stresses in a circular beam?

If a torque and axial force is applied to a beam with a circular cross section, where along the cross section of the circular beam is the location of the max shear stress, max bending moment, max ...
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Moments of Fixed-Fixed Beam

I have a quick question related to the topic of mechanics of materials. If I were to have a beam that is fixed at both ends and has a central point force, do moments develop at the fixed supports? e....
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Identify this bomb disposal equipment

A recent news item featured this photo of a WW2 bomb being prepared for detonation. Can anyone identify the purpose of the large widget sitting on the bomb? it's got a lot of cooling fins on it, and ...
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Why is there still no truly omnidirectional treadmill? (technical reasons)

Disclaimer: I'm not a (device) engineer. I don't know the terminology. So I suppose some of my statements, questions or ideas could sound either naive or vague. As far as I undestand, the most ...
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Pivoting trailer gate on multiple axes

I am currently trying to design a rear gate to retrofit to an existing caged trailer (similar to image 3), with the goal of having a system where the rear gate can pivot down (on its bottom edge) to ...
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Why do 2-stroke engines burn more oil?

Of course, most 2-stroke engines require oil to be mixed with the fuel (I appreciate there are 2-stroke engines that don't require this). Therefore, it makes sense to me that oil will be burnt during ...
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Fusion 360 animation , contact sets

I was designing a whit-worth quick return mechanism, I have provided the contact sets but they fail when I try to animate. The contact set is defined for the crank and slotted link.