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What is the primary focus of mechanical engineering?

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David W Bender

Knowledge is power

Mechanical Engineers play an important role in shaping all those technologies which are making our daily tasks easier. They play an important role in the research, analysis, development, and modification associated with different types of equipment like vehicular engines, robotics, etc.

Mechanical engineers play an important role in designing various tools and other powerful machines, which are used in various other fields and sectors of the industries.

During the course of study for B.Tech in mechanical engineering, the students learn about various concepts in mathematics, physics, chemistry, etc. The primary focus is given on topics which are dedicated to mechanical engineering like concepts of designing, principles of thermodynamics, concepts of mechanics and their application in daily life, etc., and then implement the knowledge to solve real-life problems.

Mechanical engineering focuses primarily on the following areas:

  • Designing
    One of the most important tasks for a mechanical engineer is to implement all ideas and paperwork into real like through what is known as mechanical designing.
    They collect and analyze the data and then implement the data to manufacture equipment and then properly analyze every part of the equipment to ensure that it meets up to the expectation.

  • Environmental sectors
    The environment plays a major role while designing equipment that very often interacts with the environment like for an aircraft, high rise buildings, etc.
    The mechanical engineer takes inspiration from the environment for their designs and in turn, produces several requirements that benefit the environment.

  • Use of Dynamics
    Every equipment has several moving parts; as a result, dynamics play a major role while designing any machine. The mechanical engineers carefully analyze the effect of friction and heat produced due to it in a moving part of any equipment and then necessary measures to reduce the same. This helps in the prevention of their efficiency in the long run.

  • Concepts in Material Science
    Selecting the proper material for manufacturing a specific part of any equipment is essential.
    The mechanical engineers carefully analyze the requirements and then based on their knowledge they select the proper material for manufacturing the equipment.

  • Energy
    In mechanics, energy plays a vital role. The input is given to a machine and the output observed is nothing but the transfer of energy from one source into another.
    The mechanical engineers carefully analyze the different energy systems, to increase the efficiency of the concerned equipment.
    Mechanical Engineering focuses largely on finding ways to improve our daily lives, through the use of different types of equipment designed for human benefits.


J Aatish Rao

Mechanical Engineering professional

mechanical engineer designs the tools and processes used for satisfying the needs of society through a combination of material, human, and economic resources. She might work on electric generators, internal combustion engines, steam and gas turbines, and other power-generating machines.

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