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Questions within the problem domain of mechanical engineering. Mechanical Engineering can be a broad field; consider choosing more specific tags if they apply.

Suitable questions for this tag

As it is a basic engineering discipline this tag can cover many questions. However in order to use this tag the question should be about a mechanical system or machinery. Below is a brief outline about topics covered by mechanical engineering.

Overview of Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering is engineering field that deals with:

  • design
  • analysis
  • production
  • operation and
  • maintenance of

mechanical systems and machinery

Examples of these mechanical systems and machinery are manufacturing machines, heating and cooling systems, aircraft, watercraft, weapons, medical devices and machinery, robotics, automobiles, rolling stock, fluid systems.

Scope of Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering fields of study can be summarized as:

  • Mechanics
    • Statics
    • Dynamics
    • Mechanics of Materials
    • Fluid Mechanics
    • Kinematics
    • Continuum Mechanics
  • Mechatronics and robotics
    • Micro Electromechanic Systems (MEMS)
    • Control System Design
  • Structural Analysis
    • Failure Analysis
    • Fatigue Analysis
  • Thermodynamics and thermo-science
    • Heat Transfer
    • Thermofluids
    • Energy Conversion
    • Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC)
  • Design and Drafting
    • Computer Aided Design (CAD)
    • Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM)
    • Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
    • Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)

Mechanical Engineering and other fields

Because mechanical engineering covers a vast area of knowledge, it overlaps with many basic science and engineering disciplines with varying amounts. These are:

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Materials Science
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Metallurgical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
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