How to Measure Friction in a Machine

The parameter which makes the existence of an ideal machine virtually impossible is friction, which is in fact an opposing resistance developed due to the interactions between the moving elements of the machine. Here we discuss formulas to measure and eliminate machine friction.

Calculating Screw Jacks and Their Operation

Screw Jacks are devices used for raising and lowering heavy objects (weights) through external small manual labor. The article discusses the various calculations involved and explains the relation between weight which is to be lifted and the applied external force associated with these devices.

How Do You Measure Leaf Springs?

The effortless, easy and comfortable experience produced while traveling in vehicles may be largely due to the incorporation of these magnificent devices called leaf springs. However designing these engineering marvels or calculating leaf springs may involve many considerations and formulas.

Rivets and Types of Rivet Joints Explained

Huge structures like bridges, locomotives, ships, etc. inevitably require joints in order to plan out an inner firm, enduring “skeleton.” Riveted joints play an important part in forming these joints, and are used extensively for the purpose. Here we discuss the major types of rivet joints.

How to Do Beam Load Calculations

In the field of construction, beam load calculations can become truly critical and require special attention as well as accurate implementation of the results. A simple yet effective way of calculating beam loads is discussed here through derived formulas and expressions.

How Hall Effect Sensors Work

Hall Effect sensors are miniature SMD ICs based on CMOS technology which are able to convert fast switching magnetic fields induced over their surfaces into distinct and well defined logic outputs. A few of the major types of these sensors involving the respective output patterns are discussed here.