# Questions tagged [mechanical-engineering]

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### How do you determine flow distribution at a dividing T-Junction?

So I've been trying to find out how to determine what proportion of fluid will flow down a given path when a main line branches into two lines at a 90 degree T-Junction and I can't find anything ...
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### How to solve this Question regarding compound accelerations

So , I was trying to solve it. Then , I notice that acc of 2kg mass has 2effects. One acc from the force to left and one from the Question , it says acceleration to be up. Then , the 2kg mass would go ...
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### Securing aluminum angle to steel tubing without through-bolts

Overview I'm planning a rack for solar panels on the roof of a cargo trailer. I will mount the panels to a pair of 15 series 80/20 aluminum extrusion rails. I will mount the rails to the roof of the ...
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### Why if the truss is statically determinate, both bars are free to lengthen or shorten?

source Because the truss is statically determinate, both bars are free to lengthen or shorten, resulting in a displacement of joint B. Why is being statically determinates related to being free to ...
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### Push / Pull Steering on an axle

I have a base with 4 wheels, the rear axle is a motor which drives the base forward or backwards, this contains a diff, so there's no problem there. The front axle is a steering axle like that in a ...
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### Regarding automotive engine mounts

How are automotive engine mounts tuned to behave differently for different frequencies, like they are soft for high frequency low amplitude vibrations and hard for low frequency high amplitude ...
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### Is there an easy way to calculate carrier output of a planetary gear set which has two inputs?

Online I found many guides and videos on how to calculate outputs of a planetary gearset but all of them have only one input. But how can I calculate output speed of carrier if ring and sun gear are ...
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### Why is the acceleration of wedge and block equal like this

No friction at all anywhere. Let me explain the diagram in steps and the Q. green colour let us start with. It represent a wedge on which there is mass of 10kg (red colour). That’s it the first ...
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### Calculate forces/ torques on a parallel spring array

I am stuck on the calculation of forces on a certain system involving parallel springs. The schematic of the system is as follows: The lower plane is fixed and the upper plane movable. There is a ...
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### Distribution of energy absorption in inelastic collision

Object A has mass $m_A$, and is travelling west with velocity $v_A$. Object B has mass $m_B$ and is travelling east with velocity $-v_B$. The objects collide in a perfectly inelastic collision so ...
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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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### Why using average pressure in calculations gives the most accurate results?

In the saga of trying to answer the question that came into my mind while studying the basic concepts of Fluid Mechanics, "Why textbooks use geometric center to calculate hydrostatic pressure when ...