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Will a cyclic heat load transform my martensitic steel? How fast?

I have a plunger - that I'm using for glass forming - made out of a martensitic steel. Glass is at 1000°C and since martensite is a metastable phase, should I expect the properties of my plunger to ...
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What version of ANSYS is useful for simulation flow in a fin heat sink?

I'm interested in learning flow simulation in ANSYS and have found several tutorials. However, none say which version of ANSYS to download. The options are "Discovery Live Student", "Discovery AIM ...
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Emulate impact forces using pneumatic piston

I am trying to test a piece of furniture based on a particular code, the code states that i can either drop a bag (with a specific shape) of 57 kg 1.2 in above the seat or I can use other methods as ...
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How are the modern hydraulic cylinders very precisely controlled?

My guess is that they use brushless Motors that in turn powers the hydraulic pump. But there must be some kind of valve that could help in the process. Still the burning question is just by adjusting ...
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Lifting a Conveyor unit in an onion harvester

How to lift a digging and conveying unit of an onion harvester. The conveyor is attached to digging blade and is located at the center of the onion harvester tractor. It should not crash with ground ...
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Dependency between load capacity for reinforced concrete slab and thickness

How does the load capacity for a reinforced concrete slab depend on the thickness of the slab? Example: Let's suppose that we have the following constants: concrete quality (including the maximum ...
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Parallel Axis Theorem for x and y Shift

I have a quick question about the parallel axis theorem. Let's say I have a box-like object rotated about the following pivot point I was wondering, by applying the parallel axis theorem, would the ...
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Why not a reverse bending in the slab?

When I'm looking at images / videos about the load supported by reinforced concrete slabs, I always see a compression at the top of the slab in every point that varies from the center to the edges: ...
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motion gesture and axis definition

I read something about defining hand gesture, which include mid-air hand gesture (e.g a peace sign with the two fingers moving one after another), touch-based gesture (e.g. on touch screen), and ...
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Reinforced mesh at different distance in a concrete slab?

Trying to determine some information regarding the reinforced concrete slabs (reinforced with mesh) in an apartment, by looking through the holes in the middle of the rooms for lights, I've come ...
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Meaning of energy method in control theory

What qualifies a energy method in the context of control theory? Citing from a paper to give the context in which this expression came to my attention: One of the challenging problems of the double ...
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Crooked floor, but ceiling with no incline - could it possibly be a screed?

This question is related to the situation in an apartment in a reinforced concrete building that is approximately 30 years old. The ceiling is almost perfectly straight and level. However, the floor ...
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Estimating rate of drying by comparing identical process with different ambient humidity

We have a drying process where we take a thin bread product and cool it in a room at 11 C and 90% relative humidity. The product comes in at 80 C and comes out at 22 C. There is air blowing across the ...
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1) how to calculate the thickness of pressure vessel with eliptical cross section for certain amount of pressure

How to calculate the thickness of pressure vessel with eliptical cross section for certain amount of pressure Also how to find the same, if cross section is variable elipse (converging elipse)
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Could boiling water inside a semi-enclosed pipe be a low-cost method for a silent marine propulsion system? (redesigned)

I am wondering if boiling water that is trapped inside of a semi-enclosed pipe would be a low-cost method of creating an underwater thruster that would function as a silent marine propulsion system. ...
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Calculation of reference vehicle speed using wheel speed sensors and longitudinal acceleration

I am curious why the speedometer in most passenger cars almost always uses the highest wheel speed, even if the rest of the wheels are stationary. Is this intended to be a safety feature of some sort? ...
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Laminar flow hood/air straightener

I was looking at laminar flow filters to aid in my mycology work I'm doing. Most filters use an aluminum extrusion with fins. I figured the options out there are pretty expensive for what you get and ...
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Where to find spectral details like wavelength for hyperspectral GeoTIFF files?

I agree that GeoTIFF format doesn't store wavelength information. But for hyperspectral images spectral wavelength is important to know. I got to know that the GeoTiff files store these information in ...
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Steam cycle for a boiler / radiator system vs Rankine cycle

Everything I've read on the Rankine cycle indicates that the feedwater pump is necessary for the cycle to work. However the steam cycle used in traditional household boiler / radiator systems seems to ...
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Do you need to be a chartered engineer to submit structural calculations to building control in the UK?

I’m a graduate structural engineer with 4 years experience, working in the UK. A family friend is planning on doing a house extension which will require some structural calculations for steel beams. ...
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Where is the axis of bending for a box lifted by a crane?

A box is being lifted by a crane. Sometimes the box will be completely full, and sometimes it will only be partially full (indicated by the gray shaded regions). The question is, where is the axis of ...
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Does screed increase the slab tension capacity?

Does a screed applied over the slab increase the slab tension capacity? Somehow it's counter intuitive because adding weight on the slab should tension it, but do the slab and the screed behave as a ...
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What pressure drop is needed to get 15-20 gpm?

Scenario: There's a 1 inch, rubber hose, with fluid flowing in it at 75 psi. The density of the fluid changes (but I'll just be calculating with a specific known density, 8.35). So, I want to get the ...
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How to write the equilibrium stress equations for a hollow, rectangular beam?

I have a system consisting of a hollow, rectangular cantilever beam (pictured below). I'd like to write the equilibrium stress equations à la the Cauchy Stress notation. How do I account for the ...
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ANSYS Design Modeller more significant figures

I need to just get the volume from ANSYS Design Modeller but I would like a higher number of significant figures rather than just 5 (See picture). How do I do this? Thank you for your help!
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Looking to design a cantilever support to hold up an 80kg projector

I need to make a support (preferably metal) for a projector to be fixed on the wall. The projector size is: Width: 0.7m Length: 1.1m Weight: 80kg If anyone knows how i can solve this please let me ...
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Impact of having flexible electrical hose buried into the reinforced concrete slab

Given: a reinforced concrete two-way slab at about 160 mm (the edges are cantilevered between the concrete walls) the electricians buried the flexible electrical hose into the slab (red lines in the ...
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Can a horizontal foundation safeguard against earthquakes?

I have not taken any course in civil engineering. What I was taught was that a broad base would prevent something from toppling. So it makes me wondering instead of nailing the foundation of a ...
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Heating hot air within a 2 inch tube

Background So I am working on a project to where I am trying to heat up air within a 2 inch tube, with high air flow. I am using 2 inch tri clamp stainless steel tubes where I basically have a fan ...
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Auto-tuning PI controller with maximum sensitivity

I am trying to design an auto-tuning controller in matlab with the help of the paper from Astrom and Hagglund: Design of PI Controllers based on Non-Convex Optimization* (1998). They use the maximum ...
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Can I use a single stator coil to actuate/rotate two rotors inside and outside of the stator

I want to design a motor system where a single stator coil is responsible for two rotors of neodymium magnets on its outside and inside, will this work, and what are the downsides I should be ...
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Identify plant transfer function to design PID controller

I am trying to find the transfer function of a plant that contains numerous equipment including a heater, several tanks, pumps, membranes etc. I need to design 2 PID controllers: the first one to ...
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water pump problems

I am presently facing a problem in water plant . In a tank there are four pump placed at equal distance named A B C D .in this arrangement A and D positioned at near corner of the tank . I started ...
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Can an enclosure be water tight and NOT air tight?

I am trying to create an air tight cable exit system for a fuel tank. Basically, an instrument is to placed in the tank, with its cable exiting through the top of the tank. This exit point needs to ...
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off-scale torque measured - what is my torque arm?

I have assembled a benchtop torque measurement stand for evaluating electric motor and controller efficiency. The motor is 49kV , 5kW brushless outrunner. Input power reading is taken from motor ...
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Wire heating and heat transfer in a cylindrical pattern

I have a series of copper coils with ¼” cooling plates between each coil. The cooling plates will be manufactured from aluminum and cooled using copper tubing. There are seven in series, and a plate ...
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How to calculate airflow in m3/min on a gas turbine outlet?

I'm currently trying to figure out the airflow of a gas turbine in m3/min. I thought that i would be able to measure the windspeed over a known cross section on the intakte of the turbine and then ...
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When reaming a hole to fit a bearing, can I get an underfit by icing the workpiece?

It's my first time working with bearings, but this is a necessary part of my robotic arm project. I have some $10 bearings that are 24mm OD. I want to fit these tightly in a hole, ideally getting a ...
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What's the most practical way to measure angular velocity for small rotations?

I'm looking to measure the angular velocity of an arm as it moves. It seems to be a difficult thing to research, since the term 'angular velocity/frequency' is usually reserved for other areas of ...
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How do old wind turbine towers pickup magnetism overtime?

I was conducting some robotics tests on a old wind turbine today, and noticed strong magnetic fields around the steel tower. This magnetic field does not exist on other modern wind turbines at the ...
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Custom User Models in Aspen Plus

I'm trying to simulate a purifier in Aspen Plus in a cryogenic system. This purifier is just meant to change the pressure of the outlet stream based on the inlet flow and pressure (we are using the ...
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Would a cross correlation between vibrations in the X and Y directions help determine vibrations in the Z direction?

I have a 2D vibration sensor that can only measure in the X and Y directions, and it is mounted on top of a motor that is fixed into place, as shown in a rough sketch below. Would I be able to work ...
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How to calculate the temperature rise in a PCB with 24 DIMMs?

I've designed a motherboard sized PCB (.8sqft) with 24 DDR2 DIMM modules running on it. I'm having trouble figuring out how to calculate the temperature rise. My calcs come out to 128F temp rise over ...
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Facing problem in simulating Combustion in ANSYS IC Engine Fluent

I am working on the project of Modelling of Combustion Process of Internal Combustion Diesel Engine Using Ansys ICE Fluent, in Which I am facing problem to obtain the Desired Result. My Objective: ...
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How to detect milk spillage or milk boil?

In my country we generally boil milk before we drink. Often the milk heats up and spills from the pot. I want to detect milk boil before it spills off.I am thinking of a thermal camera solution that ...
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What does it mean that the mass of a propellant tank is at premium?

I am reading the rocket propulsion elements book by sutton and I came across the following statement: "Because the propellant tank has to fly. its mass is at a premium and the tank material is ...
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How does Milkor MGL Granade Launcher's trigger and cylinder mechanism work

I want to know how does Milkor MGL's trigger and cylinder work. In particular, I am interested in how exactly the trigger action switches the cylinder among the cartridge chambers. As far as i know, ...
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Designing a 1-button system allowing for a differentiated control of 2 different valves?

I'm in the processes of building something which requires I'll be able to control the independent opening/closure of two (small, ~10mm in diameter) different adjacent holes using one finger, and I'm ...
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How does a digital controller's sampling period dictate the system's actuation requirements?

When selecting an actuator for a controls application - e.g. choosing a servo motor for a self-balancing robot - I understand that it's important for the actuators to have fast enough dynamics that ...
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How to calculate compressive yield strength of a composite material or a fgm?

I know the volume fractions of HAP and titanium in a functionally graded material. How can I find yield strength of it?

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