# Category: Mechanical Engineering and Technology

## Finding maximum power transmitted neglecting centrifugal tension

Below is a sample problem and its solution to find maximum power transmitted in a scenario where we need to neglect centrifugal tension....

## Finding power transmitted by a belt given max tension

Below is the solution to find power transmitted by a belt given maximum permissible tension and rpm of a larger pulley –...

## Finding maximum power transmitted from maximum belt stress

Here is a problem involving V-belt where we calculate the maximum power transmitted from the maximum belt stress and other attributes in the system –...

## Finding Velocity and maximum power transmitted

Here is an interesting solution to find velocity and maximum power transmitted –...

## Finding Torque and power transmitted

Here is an interesting problem and solution to calculate torque and power transmitted of a shaft and pulley system. You can easily extend this to...

## Finding maximum power transmitted and initial tension

Its interesting to use the mechanical formulas to find maximum power transmitted and initial tension given the characteristic features of a flat belt pulley system....

## Finding power transmitted by a pulley

Here is a real life mechanical problem to solve – Two parallel shafts whose center lines are 4.8m apart are connected on an open belt...

## Finding maximum cross sectional area of a Mechanical belt

Question: A leather belt transmits 30 KW from a pulley 750 mm diameter which runs at 500 rpm. The belt is in contact with the...

## Finding Tight side and Slack side tension of a mechanical belt

Question: An electric motor provides 6.6 KW to a belt driven pulley 125 mm in diameter. The speed of the pulley is 1050 rpm. Calculate the...

## Cut Plier – Wiring man’s freind

Schematic for mighty cut plier – Cut plier in almost indispensible for any wiring work. Pliers are used for gripping or holding small objects by...

## Using Outside Caliper – Physical data gathering

Outside caliper is a two legged precision instrument used for measuring or comparing thickness diameter and outside dimensions. The legs are tapered inwards and their...

## Using a Micrometer – Physical data gathering

Micrometer is a precision instrument which is able to take delicate measurements of all classes of materials. In the classification of sizes, what is known...

## Mechanical Information Tool – Vernier Caliper

Vernier Caliper is a precision instrument which is used to measure and record data such as length, breadth, thickness etc of a body. The principle...

## Basics of Mechanical Fitting and safety

Fitting is the assembling together of parts and removal of metals to secure necessary fit. Following safety measures need to be taken in fitting workshop...

## Using a Steel Rule

Steel Rule is a measuring instrument used as a standard for measuring materials. It is made of stainless steel. The most convenient for the general...

## Scriber

A scriber is a marking tool. It has a straight pointed tip and a bent pointed tip. It is used for marking and drawing straight...

## Hammers

There are various types of hammers in use. The most commonly used hand hammer is Ball-Pane hammer. Other types are Cross Pane hammer and Straight...

## Pipe Wrench

Pipe Wrench is a type of adjustable spanner which has wide use in tightening or loosening nuts and taps. It has one fixed jaw and...

## Bench Vice

Vice is a device for holding work. There are various types of vices and the most common one is the Bench Vice. It consists of a...

## How to use a File

File is another cutting tool and is available in a variety of lengths, grade cuts and shapes. Files are made of high carbon steel and...

## How to use a Hack-Saw

Hack-Saw is a cutting tool used for cutting metal pieces, wide grooves etc. It consists of a metal frame fitted with handle made of wood....

## How to use a Centre Punch?

Centre Punch is the commonest of all punches and is a steel rod 90 – 150 mm long and 8 – 13 mm in diameter....

## Try Square

Try Square is used to test the smoothness of surfaces and to test the perpendicularity of a surface with respect to an adjacent one. It...