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29 minutes ago, bikeman564™ said:

I torque tested some parts up to 380 lb-ft. The torque wrench is aboot 3' long. Still work :P Now I get to analyze the data

You must have some really big nuts if you are toqueing them to 380 ft pounds 

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Just now, BR46 said:

You must have some big nuts if you are toqueing them to 380 ft pounds 

Actually no. 380 lb-ft is where they break. We make an assembly where we press two parts together, that are 1/2 inch in diameter. One diameter is smooth, the other is knurled. I'm testing parts to failure to capture peak torque values, based on amounts of interference.

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4 minutes ago, bikeman564™ said:

Actually no. 380 lb-ft is where they break. We make an assembly where we press two parts together, that are 1/2 inch in diameter. One diameter is smooth, the other is knurled. I'm testing parts to failure to capture peak torque values, based on amounts of interference.

You get paid to break stuff?  Where does @denniS apply?

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1 minute ago, bikeman564™ said:

Yes, sometimes being an engineer is fun :)

:D

That's what my son tells me. 

He also said that it's fun until you are scheduled for 4 hours on the test track and it's 38 degrees and raining. 

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3 minutes ago, BR46 said:

That's what my son tells me. 

He also said that it's fun until you are scheduled for 4 hours on the test track and it's 38 degrees and raining. 

In the early 2000s I worked closely w/ the OEM we sell this assembly to, on a redesign. It was like a 2 year long science experiment/physics lab :D I love this type of stuff. The engineer I was working with felt the same as me.

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1 hour ago, bikeman564™ said:

Yes, sometimes being an engineer is fun :)

:D

I had some friends at A&M who graduated from the engineering school.  

Their first job was to make radio towers come down and then figure out why.

They could not believe they were getting paid to have fun.

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7 minutes ago, jsharrwick said:

I had some friends at A&M who graduated from the engineering school.  

Their first job was to make radio towers come down and then figure out why.

They could not believe they were getting paid to have fun.

We had to have some valve bodies hydrostatically tested til failure. We don't have this capability so we went to a local lab. The maximum pressure reached was 27,300 psi :frantics:Nothing exploded :) the failure was internal. With a safety factor between 10-19, I think we're good.

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