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1. Thread: Student in Mechanical Engineering looking for advice on my GPA and future

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Do not worry at all. You will face...

Do not worry at all. You will face disappointments in life magnitudes greater and still be a winner. Lots of ways to become a better job candidate:

Walk into a local machine shop with safety...

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search: Tilt-a-Whirl

search: Tilt-a-Whirl
3. Thread: how to increase axle strength

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An increase in the outside diameter of the axle...

An increase in the outside diameter of the axle is the fastest route to increased stiffness.

If practical, I suggest that you put a length of 1" PVC over the 1/2" and use a reducer at each end to...
4. Thread: Calculations for Formula SAE (which J?)

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I don't know what your formula is intended to...

I don't know what your formula is intended to calculate.

I calculated the total shear force on the bolts and pins based on your 55 ft-lbs.

That force is in lbs force. I then calculated the...
5. Thread: Calculations for Formula SAE (which J?)

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55 ft-lbs is 660 in-lbs and acts on 5/16” pins at...

55 ft-lbs is 660 in-lbs and acts on 5/16” pins at a 1.21” radius. The shear force on the pins is 660/1.21 = 546 lbs.

The shear area of the 5/16” diameter pin is .0767 in^2

If...
6. Thread: Azimuth angle of arrival signal on reflector

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Not my field but the amateur radio people who...

Not my field but the amateur radio people who experiment with transmissions in the microwave bands get pretty inventive with antenna construction. You might check out some of the things in that...
7. Thread: Got an idea of a crazy bicycle and little technical background

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Free cad and free cad fem module. Your comfort level with the tutorials will give you the ability to refine the time estimate a bit.
8. Thread: Drilled Hole positioning query on threaded bolt

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And you think the print is unclear?

And you think the print is unclear?
9. Thread: Bolt tension on a cantilever beam?

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You need help with the equations? Moment...

You need help with the equations?

Moment from arm = 100 kg x 650 mm = 65000 kg mm

(22.5 mm x Force on bottom bolts) + (152.5 mm x Force on top bolts) = 65000 kg mm in the opposite...
10. Thread: Bolt tension on a cantilever beam?

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A ball park method: You have a moment on the...

A ball park method:

You have a moment on the beam that is transferred to the plate. Presumably you know the distance from the bolt holes to the bottom edge of the plate.

I would calculate...
11. Thread: Help with Centrifugal Force

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You have not presented a clear picture of the...

You have not presented a clear picture of the problem or exactly how your equation came to be. We went from casting a cylinder to a rectangular tube of unknown dimensions and we added a speed but...
12. Thread: Help with Centrifugal Force

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To convert rpm to radians per second, multiply by...

To convert rpm to radians per second, multiply by .10472
The obtain centrifugal force you need to square the rotating speed so to convert to rpm^2 use .10472^2 or .010966
You also need to convert...
13. Thread: Could electrolysis be an energy storage medium for our next energy future

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Water molecules are very polarized and are pulled...

Water molecules are very polarized and are pulled apart by the opposite charges in the equipment you illustrate. It is a DC current not a frequency phenomenon.

You can store energy in this...
14. Thread: Drive line Calculations

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Are you referring to the bending owing to...

Are you referring to the bending owing to gravitational force? If so, is the shaft uniform in dimensions so that you can treat it like a uniformly loaded beam? Then you probably want the shaft...
15. Thread: Bearing Arrangement

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One method is to use a press fit and/or a...

One method is to use a press fit and/or a retaining ring on the shaft in the fixed location and have a slip or sliding fit on the floating end. In both cases the outer race is fixed.
16. Thread: Fundamentals of Design Engineering?

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My review suggests the original post was...

My review suggests the original post was manufactured by rolling - in self-pity. The material is probably snowflake.

It is entirely possible that the interviewer was trying to be helpful...
17. Thread: Trying to join PVC parts together

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Check out sonic welding. There is also some...

Check out sonic welding.

There is also some pretty good glue in the plumbing aisle.
18. Thread: Identifying a force

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force on pins

The projecting pins will be pushed outward or inward by the mating holes.

This force exerts a bending moment on the pins attempting to rotate them.

The force also tries to move the pins away...
19. Thread: No. of Holes

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Multiply the pressure times the area inside the...

Multiply the pressure times the area inside the gasket to get the force trying to push the cover off the valve. The total clamp load of the bolts should be several times this value. How many times...
20. Thread: Tank Considerations: Pressure vs Vacuum.

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You'd think it would work just fine as the...

You'd think it would work just fine as the external pressure is only 1/10 of the rated internal pressure capacity.
21. Thread: identifying proper motor

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Another option is a stepper motor. You have 12...

Another option is a stepper motor. You have 12 Volts. You'll need, in addition to the motor, a driver that regulates D.C.direction and power to the motor coils to determine position and motion plus...
22. Thread: Best Way to Dimension Circular Features

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An observation: The holes on the smallest bolt...

An observation: The holes on the smallest bolt circle are near the weakest part and none of the holes are aligned for manufacturing.
23. Thread: Identifying a force

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The deliberate misalignment of locating pins...

The deliberate misalignment of locating pins creates an "interference fit".

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Can you machine a 10mm hex on the end of the 12mm...

Can you machine a 10mm hex on the end of the 12mm shaft and let maintenance use a socket wrench and extension?
25. Thread: Stainless steel floor drain

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A file or tiny grinder on a bottom edge would...

A file or tiny grinder on a bottom edge would remove any plating and reveal the base material.
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