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### Mapping of vehicle to its horn sound

Ships have loud horns because they need to be heard from far away. Because they can't stop abruptly. For cars it is less so, for scooters even less. A car's engine isn't powerful enough to drive a ...
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### Approximating a Gimbal using Springs and Dampers

In my "day job" I do a lot of (mostly nonlinear!) dynamics modelling and simulation of mechanical systems. One thing that always raises a "red flag" for me is degrees of freedom with no mass, ...
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### What is the maximum force needed to move the roller block from point A to point B and where does that maximum force occur?

Since you will be using a guide, then my thoughts are the following. Assume at some point the rod forms an angle $\phi$. General Idea Since you are pushing up the platform the downward component of ...
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### State Space Model of a transfer function

I assume that the above information of the system gives me the transfer function of the compensator only. This doesn't match with the problem statement. The dynamics of a physical system is given by....
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### Mechanical design of a bioreactor

Bioreactors: Process and Analysis, by Tapobrata Panda https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=HVGSfMa062kC "This book also covers the mechanical design considerations for the various kinds of ...
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### How is a mechanical system designed and tested without building a physical model?

Not sure how you've gotten on but I'm in the same boat and have gotten stumped... "it will entail gears, linkages and actuators" I believe is very difficult for the hobbyist. This level of modelling ...
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### Mapping of vehicle to its horn sound

the mismatch between the horn sound and the size of the vehicle is a very useful way to gain attention. My Suzuki GS1000 carries a pair (!) of Italian sports car horns, tuned to two different notes, ...
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### Mapping of vehicle to its horn sound

Needs to be heard (volume) within vehicle stopping distance.
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### How to prevent an object doing a full rotation on a shaft

Ok, so completely not the best image, but if you have the shaft with a hardened pin fitted - the angular width of the slot can be adjusted to control the angle of rotation and it only needs to match ...
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### Supporting a Chain While Its Size is Varied

Consider having a "loop" of chain on an idler pulley that can move to add / remove slack and sprung or weighted (gravity is free) as necessary : this could be on the return side. Edit: This image ...
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### Air flowrate required for testing a pneumatic cylinder?

It depends on what you are trying to test; if you are trying to test leakage a bike pump will work fine, but if you are trying to test ring wear or operation at full power there is no way around ...
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### Thin film sheet-resistance (van der Pauw method)

As van der Pauw noted in his original paper, the incisions in the cloverleaf shape "substantially reduce the error due to the finite dimensions of the contacts" compared to simple circle. A ...
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