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Braces. They come in a variety of shapes. K frames, X frames, eccentric frames, etc. . . . .


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Yes, you are correct that there are different definitions of Systems Engineer that vary by company. In fact, different business units of the same company may even use the term differently. A job posting on Stack Overflow Careers from Booking.com has a Senior Systems Engineer - Systems Architecture role. This role has responsibilities such as taking "...


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If for some reason "circular dependency" doesn't work—it seems clear enough to me—you could also say that subsystems A and B are "interdependent" in their design. These are essentially synonyms and in either case you may have to go on to explain exactly what you mean and why. But at least it's a bit more concise and less awkward a construction than "...


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The basic problem is that you haven't defined what a "good" kick or punch is. Is the purpose make the opponent lose his balance? To inflict the maximum pain? To break bones? To hit a particular part of the body to disable him? Shatter the most wooden boards stacked on top of each other? Something else? Each of these different outcomes will weigh ...


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There are three (or four) possible terms for what you are asking: resilience, ductility or toughness (a steel that is resilient, ductile and/or tough) A material's resilience describes its ability to absorb energy by deforming elastically. Its ductility (or malleability, there is a slight difference between the terms, but its not relevant here) represents ...


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I'd say "deadband" is the more end-user term, and "hysteresis" more of a engineering term. Engineers will understand deadband in this context, but Joe Sixpack or even a electrician installing a thermostat may not understand what "hysteresis" means. I disagree that these words apply to more complex processes. What is going on in a simple thermostat is ...


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I don't believe there is any conflict but variation in how Human Resource choose to define system engineer positions within specific organizations. It is my opinion that System Engineer has a broad definition mostly related to the specific industry. In my experience system engineer is an interdisciplinary professional of engineering as describe in your ...


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The term appears to be "Adjusting Barrel" or "Barrel Adjuster".


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Systems Engineering pre-dates IT. The classical Systems Engineering has roots in aerospace industry (for better, or for worse). Projects were were getting multidisciplinary, and complex, and required multiple contractors to complete. So appeared a need for a kind of engineer to keep track of various aspects (such as weight, for example) on a relatively ...


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I'm not aware of BC as standard English nomenclature for welding, but I have a guess for what they mean. The fact that there is a period after the B but not the C makes me wonder if something was cut off or whited out in the original. I think they mean backgouge (BG) which would be a common process in a double sided vee groove weld it it needed to be a ...


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I never quite found exactly what I'm looking for, but I did come close, so I'll post what I've got. If anyone ever does have a better answer, please post it and I'll accept that one as correct. The parts seem to go by a lot of names, but Phil Sweet's comment led me down the track to get where I am. An IPB, "illustrated parts breakdown," of a reel mower ...


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Set point and trigger point are two terms that I am most familiar with respect to temperature controls. My experiences is limited to Thermotron and ESPEC environmental temperature chambers. I believe searching online resources section of both these organization's might lead to better focused definitions. Below is short list of terms defined in a Watlow ...


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This happens on a bit level of the receiver electronics. For every byte you have to receive 8 bits. At this point in communication you only decoded the signal (eg. converted the electrical power or voltage) levels to bits. You receive bits in the buffer. You are constantly filling the buffer (on a bit level), so you can check the buffer to see if you ...


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Another term that would be applicable is mutually reliant.


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In the datasheets, this type of memory card socket is called "Push in, Push out", or simply "Push-Push". In contrast, the memory card socket that uses friction is called "Push in, Pull out". Keep in mind that these datasheets are geared towards electrical engineers and industrial designers, who are not necessarily interested in the workings of the moving ...


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It's called a "freewheel" or "overrunning clutch".


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Freewheel Clutch or One-Way-Bearing or Sprag Clutch: More information: Freewheel Clutch Types Sprag Clutch Information Cross+Morse Freewheel Clutch Catalog


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I think that 'bare end' gets the meaning across pretty well. Although in the context of a specification I would be tempted to spell out precisely that the cable is not supplied with a connector or terminator as a footnote eg : Cable for connecting the load cell to the weighing terminal, bare end. Length: 30m.* *Cables are supplied as cut and will ...


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angled, divergent, splayed... I'd probably go with angled depending how I was phrasing the description.


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In general, we can distinguish four cases. Case: parallel --> If you take the curvature into account, the pillars cannot be treated as parallel. While I would guess that the error is pretty small on this scale. Case: orthogonal --> Obviously not the case. Case: intersecting lines: If we assume that the axis of these pillars meets at the middle of the earth,...


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Looks like it may be called starwheel feeder or starwheel infeed - here's an excerpt from Design of Automatic Machinery:


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This is called "threaded insert" in English. For more context, here are product page for threaded inserts for plastic: this and this. Both of are major manufacturers based in US. Additional examples of plastic parts with threaded inserts: this and this.


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This is called a buildplate :)


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Name I'm not sure that it has a specific name. It is just, "the way driveways are when there is a sidewalk." Geometry Like most things related to roadway design in the US: It has been studied. There is a well named report available called, Geometric Design of Driveways. It can vary based on local codes. See report above. The report linked above studied ...


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It all comes down to force. We all know Newton's second law: $\vec{F}=m\vec{a}$1. It says that the greater the force that is applied to an object, the greater its acceleration will be (and acceleration is really just the second derivative of position with respect to time). How do you measure force? One common method, used to measure the weight of an object,...


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For structural purposes these are usually called Hollow Structural Sections (HSS). For non-structural purposes Mechanical Tubing is often used. In Europe the main body that deals with structural design of these is CIDECT, who have a series of useful design guides. The equivalent would probably be the Steel Tube Institute in the USA who also deal with non-...


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See here http://www.newmantools.com/gauge/wghowto.htm#wg4 (gauge type WG-4) for how it is used. It works the same way as a cam. The rotating part (marked "undercut or reinforcement" in your second picture) has a pointed end (marked with the arrow) that "follows" the profile of the parts to be welded like the follower on a conventional cam, as in the ...


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The machine is nothing like a longwall miner. Longwall mining machines are limited in how they operate. A wall of shields protects the face being cut while a shearing head runs along the face cutting coal, dropping coal onto a short conveyor belt running parallel to the face. That conveyor belt then drops the coal onto another conveyor belt running ...


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This answer comes from my experience in mechanical engineering, a structural engineer might have a different perspective. It is difficult to come up with a standard set of terms for planes or axes in mechanical and structural engineering since each there are so many different types of work within each discipline. There are probably some specialist-specific ...


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"Eye" is very non specific, but I expect it to be an item with a female thread (like a nut). This could take any number of forms, however. I've illustrated two below, but more information from context etc. would be required for a more specific answer. A "Female Eye Bolt" - Yes, it gets called '... bolt' despite being more like a nut. You would use this if, ...


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