r/AskEngineers

995k members
r/AskEngineers is a subreddit with 995k members discussing topics like Engineers and Engineering. Its distinguishing qualities are that the community is huge in size, and has high activity.
Engineers apply the knowledge of math & science to design and manufacture maintainable systems used to solve specific problems. AskEngineers is a forum for questions about the technologies, standards, and processes used to design & build these systems, as well as for questions about the engineering profession and its many disciplines.

Popular Topics in r/AskEngineers

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Engineers

: "What is the minimum wick to wax cross section in a candle?"
7 posts
#2

Engineering

: "What Engineering challenge do you believe is currently underrated or not getting enough attention in the broader field? How could addressing this challenge lead to significant advancements or improvements in technology and infrastructure?"
6 posts
#3

Career

: "Career Monday (15 Jan 2024): Have a question about your job, office, or pay? Post it here!"
2 posts
#4

Vacuum

: "Looking for a Vacuum Pump for a Museum Exhibit – -30kPa"
2 posts
#5

Wire

: "Are there non-coil electromagnets or electromagnets not made of coils of Wire ??"
2 posts
#6

Weight

: "What happens to the Weight of a boat or airplane? Why do fish under a ship or a person under an airplane not feel the Weight or pressure as it goes overhead?"
2 posts
#7

Electric

: "Do you think it's possible to go fully Electric as a nation?"
2 posts
#8

Heating

: "When using inductive Heating, what frequency is required to heat titanium above 700°C?"
2 posts
#9

Wind

: "Is it possible to make a smaller Wind turbine to function with start off Wind speed at 5kmph?"
2 posts
#10

Design

: "What Refrigerator Design is Most Efficient?"
2 posts

Popular Themes in r/AskEngineers

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Solution Requests
: "What are some outdated engineering tools/skills?"
56 posts
#2
Advice Requests
: "What are some principles that all engineers should at least know?"
50 posts
#3
Pain & Anger
: "Why do so many cars turn themselves off at stoplights now?"
12 posts
#4
Ideas
: "Could a shield that only make bullets tumble be feasible?"
2 posts
#5
Money Talk
: "Why are ball mills so expensive?"
2 posts

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Member Growth in r/AskEngineers

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+3k members(0.4%)
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+125k members(14.3%)
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+680k members(216.2%)

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