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What is the name of this mechanism.

good morning Someone could tell me what the name of this mechanism or how can I find a way to design it. It is a shaft that moves in a straight line vertically and along the way makes a 180 ° worst shaft never leaves his line of action . these links you can see the operation of the mechanism     Thank you Imagenes del giro.docx

Daniel Barco

Daniel Barco

 

ODE Solution --- Fail!!

Mechanics Corner     A Journal of Applied Mechanics and Mathematics by DrD, # 31       Machinery Dynamics Research, 2016 ODE Solution --- Fail!!      Introduction     Digital computation has become a major tool for engineers, and it is a great benefit. It can also lead to many pitfalls for the unwary. This note is about the latter, a potential pitfall that many engineers risk on a daily basis, most of them with little awareness of the danger.     Early in the developme

DrD

DrD

 

Where is this?

Does anyone recognize where this video is shot? Is it a group of students at a school (what school?), or is it an industrial site (what company)? I am anxious for someone to locate this for me, please. DrD   Saurabh Jain, our host, has identified this location for me, and that is much appreciated. When I watched the video, I was aghast at all those nearly bare feet in a machine shop! I can appreciate that in Indian culture, the simple sandals are socially quite acceptable, bu

DrD

DrD

 

Did I Go to School to Make Copies?

I did not write the linked article. I should have since you will not learn this in school. When we finish 4 or more years of an ME education we are all wound up. We have been working at a pace which would kill us if tried it indefinitely. What shocked me when I entered industry was the trivia that engineers must be involved with. Perhaps like a soldier, you train to fight, but you don't do it 8-12/hr per day for 30 years. I don't know if the following article is accurate for small companies but

JAG Engineering LLC

JAG Engineering LLC

 

A Question for Readers

Many of you have asked me various questions, so now it is my turn. Let me lay a bit of background first, and then the questions.   I have had some conversations recently with JAG (one of the other writers here at ME Forums) regarding the choice of software for 3D modeling and analysis. JAG has made some excellent suggestions, specifically a cloud based program called Onshape. Unfortunately, for reasons that are unclear, my computer cannot run Onshape; I have worked with their help peop

DrD

DrD

 

Rule and equation

Hi guys, can someone here help me to understand this better, explain in a teoretical way to understand Chvorinov's Rule and Bernoulli`s equation? Not just in a simple way, but deeper, can someone here do that, or knows how?   Thanks in advance!!!!

Ajarn Basin

Ajarn Basin

 

Nobody Told Me This Was a Math Class

Since a lot of young people visit this forum I thought it could be of value repeat what I learned 40 years ago. I did learn the following from one of my professors not in the classroom but during a meeting with her as my adviser. I did not fully appreciate what she suggested though I did follow her advice and it was the correct thing for me. I was in a city community college (CC). The four year city colleges were somewhat prestigious. The CC prepared students to transfer within the cit
 

Economical Robotic Vacuum cleaner

Robotics brings together several very different engineering areas and skills. There are various types of robot such as humanoid robot, mobile robots, remotely operated vehicles, modern autonomous robots etc. This survey paper advocates the operation of a robotic car (remotely operated vehicle) that is controlled by a mobile phone (communicate on a large scale over a large distance even from different cities). The person makes a call to the mobile phone placed in the car. In the case of a call, i

Shahul Sgk

Shahul Sgk

 

The Dumbest Guy in the Room.

Over the years I have witnessed a particular mistake repeated. It is usually with an old product that has a problem, or the old product requiring a change or a feature added. The mistake manifests itself with everyone believing they carry the true operation and understanding in their heads. Aside from Scotty aboard the USS Enterprise, most should assume there is something they may not know. When a new product is being developed the team usually follows some development process with defined
 

INTERVIEW QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS – MECHANICAL ENGINEERING DESIGN, SAFETY AND MAINTENANCE

Mechanical Engineering Interview Questions and answers for freshers on design, safety and maintenance. 1) What is an accident ? An accident is a unexpected and unforeseen event which may or may not injury to a person or a machine tool. 2) What are the standard sizes of drawing board as per Indian Standards? As per Indian Standards :1250×900,900×650,650×500,500×350,350×250 sizes are available. 3) What are the functions of a scale ? (a) To measure distance accurately.

saurabhjain

saurabhjain

 

Becoming An Expert -- Part 3

Mechanics Corner     A Journal of Applied Mechanics and Mathematics by DrD     © Machinery Dynamics Research, 2016 Becoming An Expert -- Part 3      Introduction     In the previous article on Becoming An Expert--Part 2, I mentioned that there were two big issues for the engineering analysis section at my Houston position, the first being the matter of seismic survivability and the second being torsional vibration. The first item was dealt with in Part 2, and in this art

DrD

DrD

 

A Comment Remembered

Mechanics Corner     A Journal of Applied Mechanics and Mathematics by DrD     © Machinery Dynamics Research, 2016 A Comment Remembered          Recently, in connection with one of the posts on Becoming An Expert, one of the ME Forum readers made a comment to me, something about seeing everything in terms of differential equations. That comment brought to mind a comment made to me many years ago that I want to pass along to you today.     Most of my college education was at th

DrD

DrD

 

Becoming An Expert -- Part 2

Mechanics Corner     A Journal of Applied Mechanics and Mathematics by DrD     © Machinery Dynamics Research, 2016 Becoming An Expert -- Part 2      Introduction     In the previous article on How To Become An Expert, I covered a lot of points in generalities with some short anecdotes from my own experience. In this article and the next, I will describe in considerably more detail a critical period in my own formation, an time of considerable professional embarrassment w

DrD

DrD

 

How To Become An Expert

Mechanics Corner     A Journal of Applied Mechanics and Mathematics by DrD     © Machinery Dynamics Research, 2016 How To Become An Expert      Introduction     This is going to be another of those personal experience/opinion pieces, so if these bore you, be warned! This may be the time to click on something else.     A reader recently wrote to me asking how to become an expert. I have to tell you, I don't spend much time thinking about being an expert, but I suppose o

DrD

DrD

 

Dump Trucks Vs Donkeys.

Nearly Forty years ago, a fellow engineer told me a story that must now be 70 years old. This engineer was born and educated in Egypt. His first job was a large civil engineering project with massive amounts of earth moving. Having a formal education but no local real world experience, he started to estimate how many steam shovels and trucks were required for the job. A Sr. engineer asked, what he planned do with all the equipment once the project was done, and what about the 99 local laborers l

JAG Engineering LLC

JAG Engineering LLC

 

#28 -- Analytical Design -- Part III

Mechanics Corner     A Journal of Applied Mechanics and Mathematics by DrD, # 28     © Machinery Dynamics Research, 2016 Analytical Design -- Part III      Introduction     In Parts I and II of this series, we began looking into the design analysis for an emergency steam cut-off valve for a nuclear power plant. Part I simply posed the problem, and Part II got into the detailed kinematic analysis of the four bar linkage that is to control the motion of the plug as it shut

DrD

DrD

 

John Deere & Culture Shock

More than once, I have remarked in this blog about the lack of participation. I have been mystified by the lack of questions and comments on my articles. Even those that get several thousand views, often have no comments at all. I just don't understand it! Yesterday, I had a visit. My visitor is a former student of mine, a fellow that I taught back in the early 1980s. His name is Bob, and Bob was an Ag Engineering student, if I recall correctly. He took my theory of machines class as an ele

DrD

DrD

 

Why Designs Fail ?

With so much scientific tools, why do designs fail?Why the unsinkable Titanic sank? Why did the thoroughly tested Columbia space shuttle burned out on return? Why Toyota had to call back thousands of cars designed by expert engineers?Design might fails because somebody made a stupid mistake in his calculations, like in the old joke about the bridge that fell down because the engineer forgot to multiply by two. It might happen, but it is extremely rare. Most design failures happen because one spe

Bumo

Bumo

 

Asking the correct questions for FMEA

An article appeared in an engineering forum entitled Why Designs Fail. As I thought about the article and the examples presented, the Titanic, Tacoma Bridge, etc., I realized mitigating the consequences of a failure are more important than preventing the failure. One of the subjects I did not learn in the classroom was Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (FMEA). I do not intend to cover the subject of FMEA but would like to emphasize one small portion. FMEA was introduced to me on my first jo

JAG Engineering LLC

JAG Engineering LLC

 

#27 -- Analytical Design -- Part II

Mechanics Corner     A Journal of Applied Mechanics and Mathematics by DrD, # 27     © Machinery Dynamics Research, 2016 Analytical Design -- Part II      Introduction     In Part I of this series, the problem posed was to apply, as far as possible, the available knowledge of mathematics and science to the design of an Emergency Steam Shut-Off Valve, to be gravity driven as in the sketch below, Fig. 1. The inlet and outlet for the steam flow are both specified to be 0.85

DrD

DrD

 

#26 -- Analytical Design -- Part I

Mechanics Corner     A Journal of Applied Mechanics and Mathematics by DrD, # 26     © Machinery Dynamics Research, 2016 Analytical Design -- Part I      Introduction     On ME Forums, there have been a number of questions raised about design. Many students are writing in asking for ideas for a senior design project, others are asking for help with a design problem, etc. There has been some discussion about "Just what is design?" That was definitely a question in the min

DrD

DrD

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