Mechanical engineers need to understand how things work in the construction, automation, robotics, mining, transportation and many more industries.
Mechanical engineers need to understand mechanics, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, materials science and structural analysis. Students study mechanical topics such as belt drives, conveyor belts, angular motion, strength of materials and precision measuring.
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Open Belt Drive
Open belt drives are used to transfer power in a variety of mechanical systems. See one in action, and discover what happens if you increase the power or use the incorrect belt.
Cross Belt Drive
Cross belt drives are better at transferring power than open belt drives, but wear out faster. Can you see why? Click on the animation to discover more!
A conveyor belt is used to move goods, products, materials and other items from one location to another. Manipulate the animation to see the effects of weight and angle on your conveyor.
Solid and strong, gears provide a great way of transferring power over a short distance. Check out the animation to see gear drives in action.
Angular motion looks at how an object moves around a fixed point, following a circular motion or arc. Play with the demo to see how it works.
Centre Of Gravity
Centre of Gravity is an important consideration when looking at the design, manufacture and performance of a vehicle. Explore the interactive demo to understand it better.