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Where should I study contact mechanics (for introductory level)

I am MAthematics and MEchanical Engineering student and this is my senior year. For reserch and personal interest, I need to learn about contact mechanics. From where I should start and what is the ...
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Doubt regarding meta-stable and labile region of a supersaturated solution

I have read in a paper that the for formation of new crystals in a solution the energy released due to formation of solid from solution should be more than the energy needed to overcome solid-liquid ...
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Which kind/model of sensor is appropriate for detecting vibration at one end of 1000 m steel block?

We have to detect vibration/sound produced at rail track for upcoming train at 1000 m distances . So which sensor is appropriate here? thanks.
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What exactly makes reaction turbines work?

I was reading about reaction turbines on Wikipedia, it says: "Reaction turbines develop torque by reacting to the gas or fluid's pressure or mass. The pressure of the gas or fluid changes as it passes ...
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Avoid loosen of a cartridge valve caused by embedding

This problem is (mainly) caused by the small clamping length. And this clamping length is predefined through the standardized cavities – exemplary I mention ISO 7789. Of course you can raise your ...
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Which version of the Kozeny-Carman equation is valid?

I am learning fluid mechanics, and I've come across the Kozeny-Carman equation for a packed bed in laminar flow conditions as: $$\frac{\Delta P}{L}=\frac{150\bar{v_0}\mu}{\phi^2D_p^2}\frac{(1-\...
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What is this weird upside down U shaped pipline for?

There is this tall upside down shaped U pipe near a sugar refinery on Maui and I can't figure out what it's for ? I've also see these in other industrial areas near salt flats.
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What pressure is taken as the pressure of liquid

I am learning pure substances in thermodynamics.I read a sentence "Consider a piston cylinder containing liquid at 20 degree celsius and 1 atm pressure."My question is that the pressure of liquid ...
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Calculating the torque required by an Archimedes screw pump

Given an Archimedes screw pump (shown below) how would you go about calculating the torque required to operate it? I'm assuming a situation where you have to design for a given flow rate, Q (m^3/s) ...
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Changing fields from mathematics to control engineering [closed]

I did my undergraduate in maths and physics and will be working in control theory for my future job. Not to my surprise, my engineering background is rather lacking. I have taken a look at materials ...
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What causes a fastener to lock?

I am rebuilding a car engine. With some of the fasteners I am unscrewing, I notice that a lot of torque is required to undo the fastener. It feels like a snap when undoing a fastener, rather than a ...
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Wall temperature of pressure cylinder - Boundary condition

I have a thick-walled pressure cylinder, that transports fluid and experiences only internal pressure. During the process, the outer wall temperature is measured. And I have no clue about the inner ...
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How do i measure the time taken for a laser to cut a metal?

I am a placement student and was given a project asking to measure the time taken for the laser to cut a metal and send it to Excel into a spreadsheet automatically. I am a computer science student ...
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Anyone facing issues with a compact roller press machine?

I am currently facing a problem with the machine above. When I try to compress something using the roller machine, sometimes my sample will have "scratch" marks after coming out. There are no foreign ...
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Springs on a pulley… When to use?

I saw a machine that fed a sheet of laminate through some rollers. The motor had a pulley attached to its shaft, and a spring connected to the pulley. Why not use a belt? Wouldnt the spring make it ...
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How to ensure uniaxal and uniform force application on uneven samples using pressurized fluids

I am trying to apply a compression force to samples using air. I do not want to directly apply my loading since my samples are irregular. I do not wish to process them with a flattening step. I hope ...
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How slip is calculated in the Abaqus small-sliding interaction?

I’m doing research on the sliding of 2 fracture surfaces. To do that, I’m trying to understand the Small-sliding deformable interaction in the Abaqus (2018), and I use the Node-to-surface ...
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“bubbles” forming after heating my Thin film transistors

I am fabricating Bottom gate Thin-film-Transistors. The Gate is 60nm Molibdenum. The dielectric structure changes with the table below. The temperature represent the annealing temperature after ...
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Persistent Bistate Toggle Switch

I'm a noob if it comes to electronic components but I'm trying to achieve the following and I would really appreciate some suggestions: I have the following requirement: When a circuit is closed the ...
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Can i switch negative feedback to positive feedback in PID control?

I am learning Control Theory and i have a confusion about whether the following PID controllers are interchangeable or similar. Are they equivalent? Why? Is there any difference in how i would ...
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Why is a cart with swiveling casters in front stable, but not if the swiveling casters are in back?

Consider a four-wheeled cart that has swiveling casters for the two front wheels, and has wheels that don't swivel in back. For example, a common shopping cart, or trolley if you prefer. If such a ...
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Help finding connector to fit 1 3/8in / 35mm mounting flange on horn driver

My project is a DIY talkbox using Monacor KU-516 compression driver. I'm having a hard time finding the right connector to fit the hose to the driver, M35 is a rare size it seems. There's one ...
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How do I verify the reaction forces of an FE model due to a response spectrum

In the case of a static calculation of a structural model, one can verify the model by checking the applied and reacting forces to be equal zero. I would like to adapt the same principle for a ...
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How are tight coiled springs made

SOme tight coiled springs are made so that they are already under tension - how do they manufacture them?
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Is the center hole important on car wheels?

I came across with this discussion about this topic, however it doesn't address the answer clearly. What is the safety role of center hole (A) on the vehicle ...
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What type of pump is recommended for pumping gasoline/petrol in vapor phase?

I would really like to know your input, perhaps there are regulations on this that I'm not aware of that can help out regarding the overall safety of the process.
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Can a rod be attached perpendicular to the motor shaft

So, I was trying to make something like this . However, While I have the motor, the motor has a vertical shaft and I need something to connect a rod to it in a T shape Is this even possible? And ...
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Is this a PID cascade control loop?

I'm working on a balancing robot. I'm familiar with the simple PID control loop but i can't understand this PID control loop. Is this actually a cascade control loop? The programming states that the ...
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How to derive fixed-end moment of a beam?

Here is my attempt but I am not getting the right answer. Can someone tell me what I am doing wrong?
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Material to absorb very low frequency radio

Is there any material that will absorb very low frequency radio light? I know that stealth aircraft use radar absorbant materials in their design that absorb radio light best at certain frequencies, ...
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best refractory cement for embedded heating element furnace

first post I designed a 2000 watts 1000 degrees Celsius furnace with following chamber size: 11 cm length, 12 cm width and 15 cm depth. The refractory that I use is 1880 C high temp tabular alumina ...
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What does “do not scale drawing” in a drawing sheet mean?

I opened a new sheet in Solidworks drawing, in the title block, there was a field written "Do not scale drawing". What does that mean? There is a scale already being chosen over there. It was just a ...
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Deciding between Electric or Hydraulic Actuators for a Dynamic Load of around 4 kN to 6 kN

This is a project regarding linear actuators for a 4 Wheeled Robot, with spider like hinged legs. The first question on my mind was to figure out is if a hydraulic system has any weight to Force(...
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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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How can I transmit signals from pre-amplifiers to a laptop nearby using bluetooth?

I am trying to collect signals from preamplifiers (Aquarian Audio preamps, PA-4) and have them sent to a laptop nearby wirelessly, I have not found a dedicated device for this process, and the ...
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Valve advice for chiller test rig

I am in the process of designing a chiller test rig, of which a very simplified diagram would be (the quick coupling might just be replaced by a non-return valve): I am struggling to find the type of ...
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How can I validate the validity of a model of a dynamical system?

I derived a non linear differential equation system for a mechanical system. However I doubt the correctness of it. So I compared the model's dynamics with a VREP simulation. I did this by by Euler ...
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Handling internal hinges (releases) in a FEA Buckling Analysis

Background I am running a FEA linear buckling analysis according to the equation $K_e x − \lambda K_g x = 0$ where $K_e$ is the global elastic stiffness matrix and $K_g$ is the global geometric ...
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Check valve for high frequency oscillating flow

I have a closed cylinder with pressurized gas that undergoes rapid pressure oscillations at around 50-150Hz, and amplitudes in the order of 1-10kPa. I want to connect a check valve so that some gas ...
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why can't remove the Image frequency using a band-pass filter?

why can't remove the Image frequency using a band-pass filter? I've been asked to search for the reason why we can't use BPF (band-pass filter) in order to remove the effects of the Image frequency? I'...
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Aspen cost estimation

I'm currently simulating a plant for biofuels production, part of the job is to estimate the costs associated to the construction of the plant, as well as energy consumption cost, etc. However, I am ...
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What does stress analysis of 3D printed parts reveal vs their normal counterparts?

I have seen videos or heard about 3D printed buildings, 3D printed space shuttle parts and more. There seems to be a lot of craze developing around 3D printed manufacturing. I have never heard anyone ...
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Pump placement for watercooling project

So, I have this weird project in mind for water cooling a computer: Putting a water reservoir, pump and a radiator right on top of my roof (it's a flat roof) and having pipes to connect that to the PC....
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Heat Transfer in Different Wire Configurations

I am trying to create a program which estimates the final temperature of a magnet made of copper wire. I have different configurations in mind, but I will start off with a straight square wire with a ...
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How effective are pancake motors as generators and why

Using a motor as a generator but looking to test something Why would or would they not be good generators thanks
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Negative transmit power in dBM

I am calculating the transmit power for $K$ single antenna IoT devices in an Indoor scenario. The receiver has 64 antennas. I am trying to minimize the transmit sum-power, i.e., $\sum_k p_k$, where $...
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Choosing a pump to inject liquid into a pressurised water pipe

I'm interested in using a pump to inject liquid into a mains water pipe (3-6 bar pressure) I don't know what pump to use as they all seem too big for the task they are carrying out. I want to use a ...
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How to prevent leakage radiation from a grid of inductors laying on a plane?

I am thinking of designing a large wireless charging pad/table.The idea is to have many inductors in a grid setup, where when a phone is placed on the pad/table it starts charging from the inductors ...
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Static charge, PVC pipe and water

I know it's possible for a PVC pipe to develop a staic charge due to fluids flowing through them. This is a twist on that idea. Can a sealed length of pvc (say 3.5 feet in length) - tethered below ...
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Are there any books which show how to design electrical coil heat exchangers?

I need to design an electrically powered gas heater, but i need to do so in detail. I'm looking for a guide similar to the shell and tube heat exchanger design guide in coulson and richardson's ...

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