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Mechanical Engineering

Subject : engineering
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1. Often a free body has _______ acting on it






2. Dimensions and units






3. A combination of components






4. Body in motion (car)






5. Fuel is injected and combusts due to temperature of compressed air






6. Describes how applied forces bring a body into rest or equilibrium






7. (pi) x (radius)^2






8. When the moving fluid is a gas






9. Rotation will not occur - but translation might occur






10. Movement along a line (reciprocal or linear motion) -Units: feet and meters






11. Friction changes KE to heat energy- Heat is transferred to air- Front brakes work harder than rear- Some brakes use asbestos- Newer cars have dual braking systems - Don't drive through water or your brakes won't work well (ride breaks to dry them out






12. Both engines drive wheels -ICE used for cruising -Electric motor assists with low speed for acceleration and hill climbing






13. Are independent of other dimensions - They are limited in number - length - mass - time - temperature - force






14. The amount of atoms and molecules in something - Matter is energy that has become solid -An object gains mass when it gains more energy and vice a versa -Units: SI- kgs and USA: Slugs - lbs






15. One that pushes on an object






16. Exhaust






17. Compression-Tension-Shear






18. Work/force or vertical distance/sloping distance






19. When the work done by the effort just equals the work done by the load - ______ of the machine will occur






20. Incompressible (volume doesnt change) Transmit force evenly - Lubricates - Trap contaminants - Some based on vegetable oils - Biodegradable - Aircraft fluids noncombustible (thins as temperature rises)






21. Combine two or more power sources - locomotives - buses (diesel- electric) -Submarines (Nuclear- electric) -Components:gas engine - fuel tank - electric motor - generator - batteries - transmission -2 motors: Internal Combustion Engine and Electric E






22. Force without machine/Force with machine






23. A^2+b^2=c^2 - used to calculate vectors






24. Four Stroke Engine -Used in hotter areas because more efficient -Higher compression ratio than gasoline






25. Piston travels up and both plugs are closed






26. Liquid or gas






27. Modern Technology- More efficient-Better Cooling-Easier to service- longer life - lither weight- More expensive






28. A pull on an object






29. In a hydraulic with an incompressible fluid - the total pressure at any point in the system is the same - liquid






30. Length / Time






31. Three- dimensional property measured in units of length times length times length =length x width x height






32. When fluid is at rest






33. Air is drawn in






34. The magnitude of something in a particular direction






35. What we are studying






36. For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction -Force -F=mg -Earth exerts a force on all of us






37. A device that uses energy to do work to accomplish some desired activity - They do not produce energy - but they do transmit and transform energy - Machines can transmit a force - control its motion - and change its direction - a system of components






38. Can be reduced by decreasing the weight or force or increasing the area i.e. airbag






39. Mass x acceleration






40. When the sum of all forces and the sum of all moments both equal forces - No movement






41. Result of gravity acting on mass -The greater the mass - the greater the weight -Is a force -Units: lbs - N






42. Two stroke- Four Stroke- Diesel-Rotary -Hybrid






43. Energy may enter or leave. No mass enters or leaves the system i.e. Closed water bottle - car engine - human






44. A small piece that makes up a larger whole. Each component is there for a specific job - but the sum of components






45. An indication of kinetic energy of mass at the molecular level






46. Used in cars -2 rotations of crankshaft -4 strokes (down - up - down - up) of piston - i.e. cars - trucks - planes - buses - motorcycles - submarine -1% of gas actually moves people






47. Length x Width






48. If the force needed to operate the machine (input force) is less than the force being opposed or the load being moved (output force) -The ratio of the output force divided by the input force -If the number is greater than one - there is a mechanical






49. A change in velocity over time -Unites: USA- ft/s^2 and SI: m/s^2






50. Tells us how fast work is done - varies with time (more power is needed to do work in less time - and less power is needed to do work in more time) =Fd/s -Units: USA: ft- lb/s SI: watts (J/S)