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About mechanicalguy

My name is Ty Beede and I'm a mechanical engineer currently working in the aerospace sector. My interests include computational structural analysis, metal fabrication, building and modifying Jeeps for extreme off-roading, and design/fabrication of bicycles for on and off road use. I enjoy working hard and my passion in life is building and learning new skills related to mechanical, computer, and electrical engineering.

Calculix FEA Tutorial Image Problem

I’ve had a number of requests from people to get the images working for the tutorials. I hate to say it but iClippy.com where the service is hosted has failed me. I’m paying for service yet I have no access … Continue reading

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36er Klydesdale by Choice Collective

The mythical 36er bike has been on my mind for quite a while.  When the frame of a bike is the right size it for a tall guy it makes even a 29er mountain bike tire look a little small.  … Continue reading

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Processing Garmin GPS Data

I’ve finished compiling the GPS data for a recent outdoor adventure.  This is my first trip with a GPS device and here is how I realized it was a wonderful addition to my collection.  I did a number of different … Continue reading

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Monster Cross Version 1.0

This is the final product of the monster cross build that was started with BikeCAD.

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Full Scale Bike Frame Prints

BikeCAD is an excellent program to use for frame design.  One of the primary benefits to the hobby builder is the ability to export a full scale drawing of the frame design.  The picture below shows a 36″ x 48″ … Continue reading

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Ramberg-Osgood Calculations with SciLab

The Ramberg-Osgood method is a material model used to extend the linear elastic region to include plastic deformation. The correlation between stress and plastic strain is described by an exponential factor.  The material model is described mathematically by the following … Continue reading

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Bike Frame Jig Survey

Bicycle frame jigs are used in production and hobbyist environments to assemble the tubes to build a frame.  There are three jigs which are commercially sold for production work.  The most common is the Anvil frame jig, followed by the … Continue reading

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