What Exactly Is Mechanical Engineering’ by Ankur Kharbanda
February 26, 2008

Mechanical Engineering is Concerned with Mechanics,” broadest of all Engineering offshoots which deals with Mechanical processes, Mechanical skills, Mechanical designs or arts etc.

Mechanical Engineering involves the Physical usage for mechanism and functioning, design, manufacturing, installation, operation and maintenance of mechanical systems such as boilers, condensers, heat engines, air conditioners & refrigerators, machine tools, thermal power stations etc.

Kinematics, dynamics, statics, Energy conversion, Mechanics, Manufacturing and production, refrigeration and air conditioning are the foundation subjects of mechanical engineering. Mechanical Engineering also Engage its attention with other Engineering disciplines like Electrical engineering in electronics, Aeronautical Engineering in Fluid Mechanics, Civil Engineering in stress & Strain analysis, Computer Engineering in hardware manufacturing etc.

Mechanical Engineers are the creators. They not only creates new technology but also innovate for them.


After Beginning of Agriculture in eighteenth century, the most far-reaching, a qualitative change of human culture was the industrial revolution of Europe. During the early 19th century in England mechanical engineering developed as a separate field dealing with tools and machines. Before the industrial revolution there were only civil engineers (built bridges, buildings, etc.) and engineers of military (built fortifications, catapults, etc.). The first British professional society for mechanical engineers started in 1847.

Mechanical engineers continue to develop and apply new knowledge in order to produce safer, qualitative, and more efficient tools and mechanical systems.

A mechanical engineer will:

• know how energy gets converted to useful power(thermodynamics) .

• examine the wear and tear of machines and systems .

• prepare configurations and drawings of machines or machine parts.

• examine strength of material for a particular application .

• design advanced materials( machine design).

Ankur Kharbanda is a mechanical engineer based in Haryana, India. He has a special interest towards automotive field and provides information related to automation

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Definition-Mechanical Priyesh
March 8, 2008
Mechanical Engineering is an engineering discipline that involves the application of principles of physics for analysis, design, manufacturing, and maintenance of mechanical systems. It requires a solid understanding of key concepts including mechanics, kinematics, thermodynamics and energy. Mechanical engineers use these principles and others in the design and analysis of automobile, aircraft, heating & cooling systems, watercraft, manufacturing plants, industrial equipment and machinery, medical devices and more.


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