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Moment of inertia of rotated area

I know the moment of inertia about X and Y axes. The area has been rotated through an angle theta. How to calculate the moment of inertia about x1 and y1 axes?
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How does the hammer of a rattle gun work?

When the rattle gun is moving with no load the output shaft rotates with no impact, but as soon as there is enough resistance on the output the hammer rises inside the rattle gun and impacts the anvil....
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Mechanism timed by wheel rotations

I hope this is not off-topic. I’m wondering if someone could please provide some examples of a basic mechanism (I’m thinking something like a bevel/spiral gear, but open to anything) that is attached ...
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How to calculate the maximum starting traction force for a train with multiple carriages?

Suppose I have a convoy composed of the following elements: A locomotive with 4 driven wheelsets (2 wheels per wheelset and therefore 8 wheels). $n$ carriages with 2 wheelsets each. Assuming the ...
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Calculating Strain gauge Values in a tensile Test

I got a question on an online quiz which leaves me clueless. I gave my best to translate the question as accurately as possible: There's a strain gauge placed upon a tension rod with a rectangular ...
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Reacting Propeller Torque?

A motor is used to drive a shaft that is geared through 1:1 bevel gears to a propeller. The shafts are mounted on bearings in a hard casing that is attached to a 2nd ground. I want to know if the 2nd ...
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Adjusting the raw data for plotting graph

I carried out an experimental test on a material under three point bending. The material I tested is a unreinforced concrete having brittle failure, therefore the deflection value should be less. I ...
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My model is not coming into geostatic equilibrium!

I am trying to insert proppants into fracture branches once the fracture is wide open enough. This means, the cohesive elements has to be fully damaged first while only base fluid (viscosity of fluid ...
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How can I measure the coefficients of friction of pulleys?

I have to study several industrial pulleys made for lifting heavy weights. It is important to select one which has a low coefficient of friction because the system is based in a hoist and several ...
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Quick return mechanism for spring-loaded screw

Looking for a way to convert rotary motion to linear, but it should take less energy to get back to initial position than when going from initial position to the end position. Specifically, a screw ...
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what subject in Mechanical engineering deals with the making of External cases for electronic gadgets?

can anybody tell me what subject in Mechanical engineering deals with the making of External cases for electronic gadgets? I know I need to use CAD/CAM but I am asking this question because I want to ...
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Typical tolerances for valve lift using a camshaft?

I am working on a linear actuator for a valve. Wondering if anyone out there can point me towards the tolerances that are used for valve lift in a typical internal combustion engine using a camshaft?...
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4 Gears in a Circular Pattern - Calculating the Proper Distances for Meshing

I have recently been working on a gearbox for a robot. I have this pattern of 4 gears with each gear connected to its 2 neighbors. It looks like this: You will probably notice something though. ...
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Analytic expressions of the kinetic and potential energy [closed]

A homogeneous rigid circular disc (radius R, mass ms, center point S) rolls without a slip on a plain with a small angle of inclination alpha against the horizontal. A point mass MG is fixed on the ...
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Compressed Air Piping Network and Flow

In our Factory we have a Compressor which rates 660 CFM (Kirloskar Make), which is a VFD Compressor. And next to compressor, we have a Receiver tank. Next to Receiver Tank, we have a Dryer. The ...
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How to calculate torque requirement for vehicle with Mecanum wheels?

What are the changes specific to mecanum wheels when calculating torque requirements for a vehicle. I have the data for the vehicles mass, top speed and top acceleration.
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Epoxy/Adhesive to bond solid wood and acrylic

I am trying to bond solid wood with with clear acrylic, with requirement to able to withstand shearing force, not more than 6kg over an area of 100 sq.cm. Have tried to bond with result of the ...
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need help for designing plate rolling machine [closed]

what should be the roller diameters, if i want to design plate rolling machine which can bend at least 16 mm thickness steel plate and width of 2500 mm.if someone have calculations regarding all ...
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How to prevent an object doing a full rotation on a shaft

I basically need a block on a shaft to rotate between 90 degrees (vertical) and approximately 180 degrees (horizontal) counterclockwise on a shaft. I don't want the part to fall below 180 degrees. At ...
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How would I most easily create a mechanical intervalometer for a digital camera?

i.e. a battery powered device which presses a digital cameras capture button at some constant interval of ~60 seconds. Would it be an easy project for someone with little experience with electronics? ...
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convection query

I am attempting some convection analysis for research I am doing. I was wondering someone could kindly confirm whether I am on the right track. The calculation is based up air being passed over a flat ...
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Why are there rivets on the drum case of a band brake

Ive seen some images of band brakes and I notice there are usually two rivets (or screws) on the drum casing (encircled in the image below). What are the rivets riveted to? And why are they riveted? ...
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How much force/torque act on a wheel of a vehicle when vehicle moves a constant speed and suddenly got a bump or jerk?

I am working on disturbance rejection technique in a vehicle of a wheel. Suppose our vehicle moves with a constant speed 15 km/h. Since roads are uneven in nature, suddenly vehicle got a bump or jerk. ...
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Why does the fulcrum pin of a band brake experience “double” shear stress [closed]

My machine design textbook states that the fulcrum pin of a band brake during braking is subjected to a double shear. How do you say it is subjected to a double shear and not to a single one. By ...
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How does a two dimensional elevator work?

If you watch this video, you can get a sense of how an elevator can operate in two dimensions. But, what I can't figure out is how it is driven. If you consider a conventional elevator, there is a ...
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Hinge or similar that breaks at a certain change in acceleration?

Suppose I have a rope that is capable of lifting 100 Kg without breaking. But I would like the rope to break if it is exposed to a sudden change in acceleration (jerk). So if the rope was lifting 10 ...
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timing pulleys setup for children's pedal car

I want to convert my son's pedal car to electric. The car is meant for 3-6 year old children. So far I got the following: 50W, 3300 RPM electric motor with 8mm round shaft (no keyway or shaft groove)...
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What mechanical design will shake a gravel screen box back and forth not up and down

Looked at this gravel screen and its a different design wondering how the shaker box moves sideways directly connected to the small gas engine, How or what mechanical connection would be involved? ...
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Vehicle Train Towing [closed]

Why can I not tow 50,000 lbs (40,000 cargo and 10,000 Trailer bed) using multiple pickup truck each individually capable of towing 30,000 lbs? I was told that the towing capacity does not "Add up" ...
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Mechanical advantage of the 3-ring release system

I'm quite curious about the 3-ring release system used in parachutes, as described in this Wikipedia article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/3-ring_release_system I wonder why is this system so ...
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Scanning and modeling my personal vehicle for aerodynamic simulation

I have this pickup truck that I love dearly. I often change the aerodynamic configuration of the truck when I use my camper shell, or roof top tent, etc. Is there a reasonably easy way to create a ...
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Correct free-body diagram for one-way clutch gear

Guys I'm designing a one way clutch gear. Can you check whether the FBD I've made is correct? I want to calculate the net upward force acting on the clutch gear (Gear B) below.
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Which frame is optimal for children's bicycle trailers? tubular or rectangular frame and why? [closed]

I need to construct a 3D wooden bicycle trailer for Kids. The weight of bicycle trailers must also be light! The Frame should be made of wood. what criteria should I use to construct a Frame,Children'...
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Z-axis auto adjusting fixture device

I am looking for a mechanism that would allow me to support a fixture attached to a 3-axis motorized stage. I have attached a picture of my current design. I trying to design/incorporate some sort of ...
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How to calculate the gear ratio of planetary gear?

I saw this picture today: They give an ratio of 5/352. I think this is not possible with a simple gear. Maybe the upper sides ratio is the cause for it. Which formula do I need to calculate the ...
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How to make a clamp for this motor to move it in two directions?

I'm working on a disc brake balancing machine, as shown below this is a belt pulley drive and for alignment purposes I want motor to be able to move vertically as well as inwards outwards (to tighten ...
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Temperature dependent electricity consumption of HVAC System

I am trying to figure out if there is a decrease in electricity consumption of a cooling unit if the ambient temperature decreases from 35°C to 20°C. More detailed, a company is planning to install an ...
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Collecting Rainwater off a Domestic Roof for Flushing Toilets [closed]

I am working on a project for an Environmental Engineering class. Our concept is a system that collects rain water for use in toilet flushing, i.e. requires minimal filtration. I have no experience in ...
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Help with mechanical drawing?

I'm not a mechanical engineer and am not used to looking at mechanical drawings. I'm trying to understand what these tolerance features mean. There is a positional tolerance feature, which ...
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How to derive deformation gradient or displacement gradient?

In one of my project, I need deformation gradient or displacement gradient for some elements in my model that made by ABAQUS software and I can't find it directly, any suggestion or help would be ...
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How did the snifting valve in Newcomen's steam engine work?

Its function was to expel the air that came inside the cylinder along with the steam to prevent the engine to become "wind logged". Since the valve was non-return, how did Newcomen stopped steam from ...
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Is there something that can expand to 12 times it's size on the x & y axis (not concerned about the z), and can still return to it's original shape?

I posted this over on physics, they suggested I cross-post it here. I've been looking for a solid square (non-pourus) that can expand to 12x it's size and back again. This needs to grow and shrink on ...
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Mechanical Engineering- Modeling contact in Abaqus

I have simulated a 2D model in Abaqus which indicates 2 main part, first a sector that represent as wheel and, second a rectangular that represent rail. the wheel and rail are in contact and wheel ...
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Planetary gearing

It is said when a planet gear revolves around a fixed sun wheel, the number of revolution it makes might be more than what appears to be logical. For example, if the planet and sun are fitted with 20 ...
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What is Saint Venant Principle?

I am having problem with the application of Saint Venant principle.I have heard that quite often we use that knowingly or unknowingly.I would be very greatful to anyone who would explain this very ...
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Mohr's Circle explanation in detail in simple languagr [closed]

Someone please explain me Mohr's circle in detail in a simple language
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Force limits for gear rack and pinion gear

I am accessing the feasibility of using a gear rack and pinion gear to move a moderately heavy object. I have never used gear track for a larger project so I don't have an intuitive basis for judging ...