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fazayal
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Icon 1 posted May 13, 2006 08:43      Profile for fazayal     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
hi guys im a mechanical engineer....im really sad to see that nowadays engineering is equated to only computers....y r we guys silent lets speak up.....im inviting all mechanical, civil, chemical and other "real" engineers to come & speak here.... about anything.... ur job...ur studies...technical jokes..et all...i will start the first one "God is a mechanical engineer, so am I"

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Ashitaka

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Icon 1 posted May 21, 2006 09:04      Profile for Ashitaka     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I think I remember how this goes.

A group of engineers were discussing what type of enginner god was.

The ME said "Look at the perfection of the joints and the skellaton, god must be a ME. The Chem E said, look at the Krebs cycle and what not, god must be a Chem E.The EE said look at how the brain works with the electrical signals being passed back and forth, god must be a EE.

The discussion went on for hours. In the end they all decided that god must be a civil engineer because only a CE would run a sewer through a recreational area.

There were no CE's at this discussion becuase they were all off drunk somewhere.

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Donnall
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quantumfluff
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Mechanical Engineers build weapons.
Civil Engineers build targets.

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The Famous Druid

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Icon 1 posted June 04, 2006 15:44      Profile for The Famous Druid     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I used to share a house with a civil engineer, he was working on building a bridge at the time.
In his spare time, he built himself a bookshelf to hold his very impressive collection of books, one day, while we were eating dinner, the bookshelf exploded !

There was a loud bang, and we rushed into his room to see bits of bookshelf and books scattered uniformly throughout the room, there was even a book on top of the wardrobe at the far end of the room. We never figured out how a bookshelf can explode, and I've never been game to cross that bridge he built.

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Ashitaka

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Icon 1 posted June 05, 2006 07:36      Profile for Ashitaka     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by The Famous Druid:
I used to share a house with a civil engineer, he was working on building a bridge at the time.
In his spare time, he built himself a bookshelf to hold his very impressive collection of books, one day, while we were eating dinner, the bookshelf exploded !

There was a loud bang, and we rushed into his room to see bits of bookshelf and books scattered uniformly throughout the room, there was even a book on top of the wardrobe at the far end of the room. We never figured out how a bookshelf can explode, and I've never been game to cross that bridge he built.

My guess was that the wood was not dry. after the book shelf was built the wood wanted to shrink more but it was (glued, screwed, nailed) together. The pressure build up at the joints until it exploded. Just a though. Book shelves and other things are known to warp after being built if the wood has not been aged long enough.

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canadiangeek
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Icon 1 posted June 05, 2006 16:49      Profile for canadiangeek     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Ashitaka:
My guess was that the wood was not dry. after the book shelf was built the wood wanted to shrink more but it was (glued, screwed, nailed) together. The pressure build up at the joints until it exploded. Just a though. Book shelves and other things are known to warp after being built if the wood has not been aged long enough.

Likely true... or it was too dry, and it expanded.... too often people (and by people, I mean the engineers that I am in school with) neglect the fact that wood is an organic medium... not like steel and ashphalt... no set formula to calculate thermal expansion, imperfections in knots and grain structures.... therefore, "bookcase go boom".


Oh, on a different note, I got picked up by a professor here to do research with some new CBN grinding equiptment that we got a grant to purchase (yeah!)

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maybe.logic
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quote:
Originally posted by The Famous Druid:
there was even a book on top of the wardrobe at the far end of the room.

How far was the room?
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The Famous Druid

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quote:
Originally posted by maybe.logic:
quote:
Originally posted by The Famous Druid:
there was even a book on top of the wardrobe at the far end of the room.

How far was the room?
Largish, maybe 4 metres, give or take.

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