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G B Reid MIMechE, SIMarEST

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    Benfleet, England
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    Mechanical engineering "generalist", experience in Design (industrial, mechanical, aerospace grade components), Rail, Underground, defence, process flow optimisation, Project Engineering and Mechanical Systems 3D CAD user (various) since 1992. Electrical design installation and verification.

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  1. Hi DrD Thank you for offering to assist! I was undertaking a personal development course, and had not been supplied the "bridging material" that was essential for understanding. This lack of bridging manifested as difficulty in Taylor and Binomial expansions...but it turned out to be a lack of fundamental understanding of the subject which was addressed when the bridging materials were eventually supplied (six months after the start of the course!) I got a very good pass, but not the grade I would have got had I been supplied the full content in good time! C'est la vie!
  2. I agree with Abdulrahman-1....there are a couple of other observations though.... From the images (which are not overly clear where I would like to look...), there appears to be a LOT of iron filings in the female gear..although it may be the way the light is reflecting... They SHOULD NOT BE THERE and erosion of the gears should have been picked up during routine maintenance. Also, there appears to have been some sort of fluid ingress to the gears...neither should have rusted, and both show evidence. The grease should have kept the fluid out, and at worst allowed "black" rust due to
  3. Hi Zhwan. I myself am a member of IMechE. I cannott give you advice specifically on the form as everyone's experience differs, so it would be unique to you. The accompanying notes that are available for the forms are very useful in indicating what the Institute is looking to see...but by far the most useful assistance you will get is from the IMechE membership department themselves. They are very helpful to prospective members and are very keen to grow their membership....that said, they do also want to maintain standards. They will help guide you through the process. Good luck
  4. Okay...first you need to get your sketch right...it is important on this as the overhang (the "loading doorway") is a counterbalance that ensures the load is only applied in the correct way against the rollers....don't forget the cantilever masses either. Once you add the counterbalance the rollers will be loaded in the correct way and it should simply be a case of taking moments - both sides as a double check. Good luck
  5. It is difficult to say for certain, but normally in motors of any sort, the windings overheat and the varnish breaks-down (either burns off or melts) resulting in localised short circuits, identifiable by reduced resistance. ...I could be wrong, but your figures seem to back this up!
  6. One of the most popular - with huge amounts of evidence on its accuracy - is ANSYS....but there are many: COMSOL and NASTRAN at two others I've used int eh past...all three are excellent! Be warned through....FEA (or FEM as you term it - "Analysis" or "Modelling" depending on the acronym used...same thing though) is fraught with dangers! if the constraints are set incorrectly, you can get figures that look right and even seem right, but are completely wrong! NAFEMS - the regulatory body for Finite Element Modelling - recommends NEVER undertaking FEA until the hand calculations have
  7. Okay....this is a bit of a role reversal....I'm far more used to offering guidance and answers than asking the questions, but here it goes.... Can anyone give a reference to a good, easy-to-follow(!), text of Taylor and Binomial expansion of Differential equations? Specifically that used in "Variational Calculus". This is something I have covered in the dim and distant past...and as the saying goes..."it's not what you know, its what you think you know and don't realise you have forgotten!"...alas, it appears I have forgotten! I have some texts on the subject, but alas insufficient
  8. Hi there! This is definitely NOT advisable! The roof is calculated out for the wind loading and the snow loading (as appropriate) with a margin of safety....it is NOT designed to be loaded in addition to this...not without appropriate calculation and checks! If you add static loading to the roof, it significantly lowers the design load of the structure from "environmental Factors"...basically, if it snows, it could collapse, if it is windy it could collapse and if there is a sandstorm (as appropriate) - Insurance would not pay out in a failure of this nature (not to men
  9. Very simple....no snow loading, so.... ...Determine your static load by means of "worst case hail or sand loading"...corrected for angle of roof. Calculate your bend as a simply supported beam (Roark's formulae by Young is a good source for bending...) and add additional support and reinforcement as required to ensure within your tolerance (may be local building regs. or use Eurocodes or US codes as a guide if not available - there are more favourable ways of getting a headache than having a roof fall on your head!). Calculate the vector loading from a single side of the
  10. What you seek is a pipe flaring tool - sometimes known as a pipe swaging tool...they are commonly mechanical, but are available in hydraulic...I haven't seen a pneumatic version, but there is no reason why this shouldn't be available too...particularly for use around Oxygen pipework (hydrocarbons spontaneously ignite in oxygen so you would avoid the use of hydraulics in case of an oil leak). Hope this helps
  11. hmm...not quite following this...can you write the equation mathematically using brackets to ensure clarity...?
  12. this image is not of high enough resolution to analyse...but it does look like a combination of cyclical crack propagation (fatigue) and overheating...can you upload a high res image in jpeg?
  13. With some bearings, plastic has a reduced coefficient of friction (but only on low loading)
  14. It looks like you are working out E...although this is not clear...am I correct...? If so, all answers should be roughly the same (albeit within a noticeable margin).
  15. hmm...is it a hydrogen fuel cell, or an alkaline fuel cell...? An Alkaline one is a chemical-cell battery...!
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