Mechanical engineering is an incredibly broad field, and provides the engineer a number of different areas in which to work. Following areas included in mechanical engineering are Applied Mechanics, Fluids Engineering, Heat Transfer, Bioengineering, Tribology, Energy Conversion, Internal Combustion Engines, Fuels & Combustion Technologies, Energy Resources, Nuclear Engineering, Solar Engineering, etc.
Mechanical engineering is a diverse subject that derives its breadth from the need to design and manufacture everything from small individual parts and devices (e.g., microscale sensors and inkjet printer nozzles) to large systems (e.g., spacecraft and machine tools). The role of a mechanical engineer is to take a product from an idea to the marketplace. Mechanical engineering deals with anything that moves, including the human body, a very complex machine. Mechanical engineers learn about materials, solid and fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, heat transfer, control, instrumentation, design, and manufacturing to understand mechanical systems. Specialized mechanical engineering subjects include biomechanics, cartilage-tissue engineering, energy conversion, laser-assisted materials processing, combustion, MEMS, microfluidic devices, fracture mechanics, nanomechanics, mechanisms, micropower generation, tribology (friction and wear), and vibrations.
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Last date updated on June, 2014