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What plastic material is best for a snap-fit design?

I'm designing a plastic holder that will secure a metal part with snaps. Which plastic will be able to take multiple removals and re-insertions without getting weaker (bent out of shape) over time? [...
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What is the engineering standard for filenames with fractions and inches?

I need to save some engineering files that need the thicknesses in the filename. Windows hates "/" or "\", so I can't use a simple fraction. Symbols like this... ⅓, ⅔, ⅕, ⅖, ⅗, ⅘, ⅙, ⅚, ⅛, ⅜, ⅝, ⅞ .....
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What type of engineer/professional designs hydroponic farms?

What kind of professional/architect/engineer builds agricultural systems, specifically automated hydroponic systems? Things such as growing, cultivation, lighting, plumbing, harvesting, processing ...
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How to increase maximum rotational speed limit of a reduction gearbox?

Reduction gearboxes made of machine steel gear have a maximum limit to prevent changing their physical properties (softening). They change their properties as a result of the temperature increase ...
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Pavement Mechanistic-Empirical Design application (v2.3) - Rehabilitation Flexible Calibration Factors

In v2.3 of the software, we noticed that in the rehabilitation flexible calibration tab, there are no standard deviation inputs for thermal cracking. They do appear in the new flexible rehabilitation ...
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NASCAR corners on public roads

Why don't engineers build highways with corners such those on NASCAR speedways?
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Mounting an antenna base on a roof using only double sided tape?

I want to put a vertical antenna on top of my roof. The antenna is basically 4 meters of PVC pipe and 5 meters of 19mm aluminium tubing. The roof at my house is corrugated sheet metal, and I want to ...
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Phrase to describe products that meet “test for” standards?

Often in the case of safety related products - My example is EN54 Fire detection and fire alarm systems. For a product to say that they comply with this standard, the product has to be tested and ...
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At which stage can borate solutions be injected to metallurgical coke?

Borates are effective to increase CSR of metallurgical cokes so that can be added to the metallurgical coke in the process, which place is best for this belching process? Coke ovens? Coke ovens (...
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Center of rotation (rigid body)

I know the meaning of (instantaneous) “center of rotation” and “center of zero acceleration” for a rigid body. I know that they do not coincide (in general) and that their positions change with the ...
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Safety of a 4inch wall

One of my house's wall is 4inch wide. My house has one room . and other is lobby that is fully covered by roof. Its wall facing the outside road is 9inch in width. But one wall of it facing to our ...
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Why do we analyse frequency response for step inputs?

In my class I'm in, our lecturer presented frequency response methods such as the nyquist plot and bode diagrams. Then when designing a lead compensator later, he said one of the specifications should ...
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Is it safe to slightly cut the edge of RCC beam for passage of AC Vent and wiring?

My electrician made a cut in the wall and the beam as in the image in my absence. The cutting is done with hammer and chisel and it is around 1.5inch deep..I'm really worried that it might impact the ...
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Beam-to-Column-Stiffness ratio

This parameter defines the structural behavior, defining shear or flexure behavior of the structure. How do I use this parameter to define the stiffness matrix of the structure to perform dynamic ...
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Flow metrics of water at 12 bar through a 6" diameter open ended pipe 100 ft long

I have a water jet pump pushing water through a 6" diameter open ended pipe 100 ft long, I need to get 12 bar gauge pressure on the pump discharge, what size (m3/hour) pump do I need ?
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I'm looking for a way to keep a wire coiled when it's not being pulled on, and retract when it isn't

I'm working on an application where a panel rests on a flat plane, and is hinged along one edge with a bit less than 90 degrees of travel. I need to run a wire from the flat plane to the edge of the ...
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Determining the minimal needed wall thickness between two bores in a control block

Given a control block of simplicity with only two bores. These two bores could be parallel or just could be very close to each other at a specific point in the control block. The material of the ...
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Buoyancy force problem

I'm trying to design a kind of water valve with inexpensive materials as a first prototype. The water flow from the PVC pipe (1) reach the body of the valve and pass through an aluminum grid (3) to ...
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Why do pitching machines use wheels and not solenoids, actuators, servos or peumatic cylenders?

I guess that generating movement is harder then keeping a wheel rolling, but in terms of power consumption is it possible to compare the power consumption of a motor for driving wheels to that of a ...
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Is this space elevator idea plausible?

https://imgur.com/yU8ttVq A better Space Elevator idea: Here is my revised space elevator idea. This variation of the space elevator concept solves the flaw in most designs because it doesn’t ...
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How to find Performance assessment (IAE and ISE) of a PID Controlled system?

The Integral Absolute value Error (IAE) and the Integral Squared Error (ISE) is to be analysed. A PID Controller is given as follows: ...
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Orthogonal to Orthoradial reinforcement

Most of finite element calculations are performed with an orthogonal mesh (Cartesian coordinate system). From this calculation, we get two values of required steel area per linear meter: $Ax, Ay$ ($cm^...
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Difference between perpendicular and transverse loads?

What is the difference between perpendicular and transverse loads? I saw this on a forum for 3d printing, but I couldn't find any online explanations on what the difference between both measures of ...
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How can I calculate the power and torque required for the motor on a wheeled robot/vehicle?

How can I calculate the power and torque required for the motor on a wheeled robot or vehicle if a particular acceleration or movement up an incline is required?
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How to control precisely the wall temperature of a tubular reactor?

I have modelled a multi-tubular reactor performing a Fischer-Tropsch synthesis of alkanes and I was wondering about the stability of such a reactor. Even a very tiny deviation of the wall temperature ...
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Refute this wtc argument?

A wtc size plane impacting a 100m2 area would have under 100mpa of force. Isn't that irrelevant? Is the fire more important than the impact?
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What is the manufacturing method used to make aluminium C channel

I don't know how this is made and I don't know the name of the method to search for it to learn more.
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Consequences of Inextensibility of an in-plane line in Euler-Bernoulli Beam Theory

The Euler-Bernoulli beam theory is based on the hypothesis that the beam deforms such that a straight line normal to the beam axis before deformation remains inextensible straight normal to the beam ...
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Resolving moments and forces

The calculations for a design I am doing are making me go round in circles. I have simulated the design but I cannot seem to resolve this mathematically and it is really bugging me! Below is an ...
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Will PVC build up an electric charge and cause a spark?

I'm working on an application in which sparks (specifically from static discharge) present a severe safety hazard. One component in question is a piece of PVC water pipe. It has been proposed to "...
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How much rain water run off do I need to power an LED greenhouse

My question essentially is how much water to power green house LED lights. Specifics bellow : Say I have a warehouse with a flat roof with a bunch of water tanks or the whole thing being a water tank....
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Arc subtended by stretching of a conical spiral spring

I'm trying to work out the angle subtended by the stretching of a conical spring and I have a solution but I'm not 100% sure about it so would appreciate some feedback. An Archimedes spiral spring is ...
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How much power could a turbocharger generate?

I can find many figures online for the extra power generated when a turbo is fitted to an engine. However, I can't find any figures on how much energy the turbocharger turbine actually takes out of ...
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How to obtain transfer function of servo?

I am using a servo motor and controlling it via arduino. Servo motor is part of a control system and I have to use System Identification techniques in order to obtain the servo's transfer function. ...
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What practically is constant volume heat addition in SI piston engine? [closed]

Isochoric means constant volume (In SI engine: piston should not move when the spark is ignited). In reality piston always keeps displacing up and down means volume changes. So, how does this make it ...
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How to calculate load on roller to create given deflection?

I am trying to calculate what loading on a fixed roller will create a predetermined maximum deflection. I ran some calculations, but the values I'm getting are significantly lower than I would expect. ...
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Problem with relative reference frames

I came across this problem a while ago and I'd like to solve it, but I'm not even sure where to start. How would I start this problem and what formulas do I need? I'm not asking for a solution, but ...
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Cad align with point vs auto fit at Cloudcompare via GEOMAGIC Control

I need to compare two STL (Dental model Scanned) files and find the deviation between their points, SO this two STL files have different boundary, so i already used the GEOMAGIC Control software for ...
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How to read the block diagram for the 2nd order integrator feedback system?

This is a prework for a lab, I haven't seen things in the picture before and have no idea on how to transfer this to an equation.
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Refill evacuated water reservoir from elevated tank, without valves?

Is there a way to refill an evacuated water supply reservoir from an elevated water supply tank, without using any valves, but only the power of gravity? I already know that a siphon is needed to ...
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What Is the Different Between Single Nipple, Double Nipple, and Pipe Nipple

I just work on the engineering company that specialize in water piping. I am confuse about the term of nipple. What is the different between Single Nipple, Double Nipple, and Pipe Nipple? Hope ...
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Headlight auto-dimmer in newer cars

My RAM truck has a feature that intrigues me and I want to know how it works. In auto-dimmer mode, the truck will automatically put on low beams headlights when there is on-coming traffic at night, ...
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Is it possible to cast copper around another metal

So i have seen these super conductor rods around (which appear to be copper around titanium/niobium). Now I am wondering (for a maker usecase) if its possible to create something similar by for ...
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Fluidic muscle in reverse, as a pump. Does this exist?

A fluidic muscle is a pneumatic or hydraulic actuator, consisting of a flexible tube. When the tube is filled with a working fluid (pressurized air or hydraulic oil), it balloons out and shortens. In ...
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How do I get the closed-loop transfer function of the system, fitted with a PID controller, if the input valve has a transfer function?

How do I get the closed-loop transfer function of the system, fitted with a PID controller, if the input valve has a transfer function given by: $ \frac{Q(s)}{P(s)} = \frac{Kv}{(Tv*S+I)} $ Where Kv ...
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Calculating the required motor for a mobility scooter

I need to calculate the required motor for a mobility scooter with the following user requirements. The mass of the scooter with passenger = 120kg Max Speed of scooter = 9Km/h ...
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How to plot the response of the open-loop system when the input discharge suffers a unit step variation using LabView?

The open-loop system is a tank of water connected between two valves. My transfer function is $ \frac{H(s)}{Q_i(s)} = \frac{R}{A R s + 1} $ My time constant is $ {Tau(T)} = {A R} $ I know how to ...
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How to derive a value from a transfer function

I have a scenario where a valve q_in(t) is pumping water into a tank of height h(t) and area A, which is then pumped out by a second valve q_out(t) that has a resistance to water flow R. I got this ...
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Please,i am not sure if it is a bearing defect , could someone help me?

This pump has shown high vibration level on axial orientation (pump side). The picture represents velocity spectrum on horizontal. Some peaks matches BPFI. I had no training on vibration analysis (...
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Advance Stirling radioisotope generator powered by Pu-238 feasibility [on hold]

I want to make an Advance Stirling Radioisotope Generator (ASRG) (based on Plutonium-238). For your information, ASRG is/are powered by a sterling engine(s). Please answer the following questions: - ...

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