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    I need to see a pic... cause from what you've...

    I need to see a pic... cause from what you've told me this object is moving.
  2. Get a Bachelors in engineering. It would be...

    Get a Bachelors in engineering. It would be extremely difficult to try getting a masters in engineering without first having the basic engineering knowledge that a Bachelors in engineering gives...
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    Aluminum is lighter and more expensive than...

    Aluminum is lighter and more expensive than steel. If your looking to have a light weight design stick with aluminum. If your looking to save some money then change to steel. I highly doubt you'll...
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    Slam rivet ...

    Slam rivet
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    The stiffness will not be linear in this example....

    The stiffness will not be linear in this example. As the previous poster pointed out what you essentially have is a beam. If you were to apply that load in another location with the same amount of...
  6. Civil engineers often reference codes and...

    Civil engineers often reference codes and standards when designing. These are in place for a reason. If the code calls for a minimum footing size as and as long as what the contractor is proposing...
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    Do wee need it? Absolutely.

    Do wee need it? Absolutely.
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    Cool problem.. An object in motion will stay...

    Cool problem..

    An object in motion will stay in motion unless acted on by some force.

    There are two parts to this that you must consider. First torque has to be enough to

    1) get the...
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    it's statically indeterminate, you have more...

    it's statically indeterminate, you have more unknowns than equations... it can be solved but it's not as straightforward as you'd expect. There are several methods for solving statically...
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    Solidworks. I have yet to see something that...

    Solidworks. I have yet to see something that can't be designed in Solidworks.
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    Does if have to be angle iron/aluminum? If you...

    Does if have to be angle iron/aluminum? If you make it out of sheet metal you can easily come up with ways to connect the the pieces.
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    "The hinge is a sub-assembly." Trying making...

    "The hinge is a sub-assembly."

    Trying making everything in your assembly that needs to move a part model, not sub-assembly.
  13. Thread: Spring help

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    I would use torsion springs. One leg attached to...

    I would use torsion springs. One leg attached to the pedal the other to the base.

    For most springs you can assume the force exerted by the spring is proportional to it's displacement, F = kX......
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