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Minimum drum wall thickness when rope wrapped around it

I need to design a hollow drum that holds steel wire rope under tension. The wire rope gets pulled from both ends with a force of 200kN, it is wrapped around the drum 5 times. The outer diameter needs ...
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How to model robotic wires behavior in solidworks

I'm trying to create a block or anything else in soildworks that I can move and see the compression of the lower wire further from the arm Something like this The example show just one joint but I ...
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What is the white fiber in the copper wire of headphones?

I got a pair of in-ear headphones, broke the left earphone, bought another set, broke the right earphone, and joined the leftovers of both. I found white, grey, or beige fibers near the copper of the ...
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Is there well known equation (formula) to calculate maximum practical current which copper wire of fixed diameter can handle

I found many online calculators or tables which can give maximum current for the wire. Like 1 mm diameter can handle up to 10 Amperes, 2 mm diameter wire can handle up to 30 Amperes, etc. Is there ...
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What is the less ductile and thinnest wire material?

I'm looking for a very very thin wire that does not bend easily. Which kind of material should I look for? The thinnest the wire the better but copper can be found in a very thin format (0.01mm) but ...
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How can thin wire in generator windings carry the high output current?

I observed the rebuilding of a 12KW, 120V gas-powered generator. I was amazed at how small the generator portion was (roughly the size of an electric motor you might find in a major home appliance). ...
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What's the difference between thermocouple grade and extension grade wire?

We got a bunch of yellow thermocouple wire which the Omega web site says is type K extension grade wire. They also sell thermocouple grade wire which looks to be brown. What's the difference? I ...