At the end of “The Cranes”, the author paints a picture of resolution in the car. The older couple, having made up their mind to end their lives together, make their final preparations in drastic calmness. The wife seems to have a few concerns about their decision, but takes comfort in her husband’s steadfast determination. The end of the story shows the woman closing her eyes one final time as she remembers, for one last minute, a scene from their past. Suddenly, the cranes outside the car shoot upward into the sky, presumably in response to a gunshot that startles them.
To fire it, the spoke or arm was forced down, against the tension of twisted ropes or other springs, by a windlass, and then suddenly released. As the sling swung outwards, one end would release, as with a staff-sling, and the projectile would be hurled forward. The arm would then be caught by a padded beam or bed, when it could be winched back again. The Onager is usually the first type of catapult
How most catapults work. It has force and strength. It has an arm that hurls an object though the air. It needs other parts to work. Big catapults have a rope and spring. Little catapults usually have rubber bands. Catapults are strong and need parts to make it work.
(Vasani, 2011) Many components when assembled together form a bridge structure. Basic components of a bridge are superstructure or Decking, Bearings, Substructure which again consists of Piers and Abutments, Wing walls and Returns, and Foundation.
Trebuchets are most commonly known as medieval weapons used in the Middle Ages. Us three were to build a smaller scale of the trebuchet and had to make sure it hit the target two out of the five times. We had to build a hinged-counter weight type of trebuchet with wheels that could throw a ping pong or golf ball. Through the paper I will explain the history throughout trebuchets and why to have wheels and to have a hinged counter weight on the trebuchet. Also the calculations on the potential energy and velocity are through this report. Our trebuchet met all of the requirements that were to be made and it hit the target three out of the five times. This report will
Calculations were performed to determine the effectiveness of the design of the platform. Allowing for a safety factor of 1.5 times the design weight of 10kg and considering the bridge must not be overdesigned; plans were made for the bridge to fail at 25kg, 2.5 times that of the design weight. According to the calculations, the bridge would hold a load of over 15kg and experience failure at 20kg in the members. These calculations were later disproven in the testing, breaking 8kg earlier than expected, due to unforseen errors. An analysis of the bridge design and calculations has been included at the end of this report.
“castello, a 65-foot-tall crane with a series of counterweights and hand screws to move loads
To visualize what a sonic boom can look like, you could imagine a boat traveling in the water with the ripples it makes when it moves in the water. A slow riding boat will make the ripples travel around it in all directions, but when traveling at a much faster speed, the ripples of the waves are only seen from behind the boat, unable to get out of the way. When this happens, they are characterized as wakes. How is this compared to a jet flying in the air? Well, when a jet is flying in the atmosphere, sound is produced from all directions, similar how ripples are caused when a boat travels through water. Obviously, sound is traveling a lot faster than the water around a boat. The jet will have to travel at much higher speeds to form a wake. When the jet finally passes the sound barrier, it is traveling faster than the noise around it can travel in front of the jet, therefore wakes are formed and a sonic boom
2. The cable of a large crane applies a force of 2.2x10^4N to a demolition ball as it lifts it
The Traction powered catapult used gravity or even people to throw an object with a sling on the end of the long arm. Trebuchets used a weighted side for the short arm and the long arm had a sling or sometimes a basket on the end. People would pull the arm down and tie it to something to hold the arm down. They would load the object into the basket or sling. As they cut the rope the weighted side would overcome the object side causing the arm to swing. If a sling was used once arm would get to a certain speed the knot in the sling would come loose causing the object to be thrown forward (Most of the time). If a basket was used a stopping brace would have had to be used as well. As the arm speeds up it would hit the brace but the loose object
In this experiment we tested the effect of change in arm length of the Trebuchet on the distance traveled of the projectile. We wanted to do this experiment due to our interests in engineering and our interests in the medieval era siege weaponry. We started by researching different types of Trebuchets and decided to go with the most modular and modern version. We decided to build a floating arm Trebuchet which uses the counterweight as the fulcrum. This allowed us to easily exchange the arms for testing. We built the Trebuchet using long 5.08cm x 10.16cm (2in x 4in) pieces of wood, four 4.54kg (10lb) weights, a single 1.27cm (1/2in) x 1.22m (4ft) piece of rebar, and a pouch made of paracord and duct tap. We tested this by building a Trebuchet
The way a Trebuchet works is that a counter weight drops which pulls the arm forward and at the point of takeoff a pin releases the object that is being projected. The counterweight drops using gravity and is attached to the arm causing it to fly up and launch the object. Engineers have had previous experience in this field because of the world wide trebuchet launching competitions. One example of engineers making this trebuchet are the engineers from team NASAW in the Pumpkin Chunkin ' competition. Team NASAW has a trebuchet with a heavy weight and a long arm. There arm and weight start next to each other at the beginning. The weight drops forward and like a whip the arm swings around and fires the pumpkin into the air at insane speeds. They are one of the top competitors in the competition and have proven countless times that the design works wonderfully.
tug of a catamaran design consisting of a barge attached to the tug. After substantial
Baxton Technology Company manufactures surface automotive hoists which are used by garages, service stations and other repair shops to lift cars for servicing. Because of its design, quality of workmanship, safety features, ease of installation and five-year warranty, Baxton Lifts achieved a reputation as the “Mercedes” of the hoist industry and is considered a leader in automotive lift safety in Canada and United States.
Most airplanes with a retractable landing gear have a gear warning horn that will sound when the airplane is configured for landing and the landing gear is not down and locked. Normally, the horn is linked to the throttle or flap position, and/or the airspeed indicator so that when the airplane is below a certain airspeed,configuration, or power setting with the gear retracted, the warning horn will sound. Accidental retraction of a landing gear may be prevented by such devices as mechanical downlocks, safety switches, and ground locks. Mechanical downlocks are built-in components of a gear retraction system and are operated automatically by the gear retraction system. To prevent accidental operation of the