Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical engineering is the practical application of the fundamental forces of physics - motion, energy, force - to create machines. Machines are physical structures that use power to apply force to control movement to perform an intended action.

Mechanical Engineering Terminology

TermDefinition
MechanismA machine that transforms direction and force
StressThe amount of reactive force per unit area; a force that works in opposition to another force
TorqueForce that causes an object to rotate around an axis

Deeper Knowledge on Mechanical Engineering

Gears

Learn about gears and cogs

McMaster-Carr

An industrial supply company

Simple Machines

The most basic forms of machine: Levers, pulleys, wheels, inclined planes, screws, and wedges

Broader Topics Related to Mechanical Engineering

Engineering

Apply science to create technology

Physics

The fundamental nature and properties of matter, energy, and motion

Mechanical Engineering Knowledge Graph