Mechanical engineering is a part of engineering which uses engineering, physics, material science and engineering mathematics principles to design, manufacture and maintain mechanical systems. The discipline is one of the oldest engineering subjects.
Mechanical engineering requires a general understanding of subjects such as mechanics, material science, thermodynamics, structural analysis and electricity. Individuals who are interested in the subject are known as mechanical engineers and use tools such as computer-aided design, computer-aided manufacturing and product lifecycle management to analyse and design industrial tools, heating and cooling systems, aircraft, weapons, watercraft and medical devices.
The discipline has started becoming important in Europe during the Industrial Revolution in the 18th century. Then, in the 19th century, the developments in physics led to the progress of mechanical engineering sciences. Nowadays mechanical engineers have focused on developing areas such as composites, nanotechnology and mechatronics.
Also, mechanical engineering overlaps with other engineering branches such as aerospace engineering, metallurgical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, manufacturing engineering, chemical engineering and industrial engineering.
Do you want to know more about this topic? Take a look at this category. You will find a wide range of digital books which will help you understand better the concept of mechanical engineering. As well as this, these ebooks will support your studies and exams.
Still can’t find what you're looking for? We recommend also browsing the category of Engineering. Otherwise, we have more than 500,000 ebooks to choose from. Enjoy reading with Kortext!