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Mechanical engineering

Terms related to the discipline of engineering that applies the principles of physics and materials science for analysis, design, manufacturing, and maintenance of mechanical systems.

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Mechanical engineering


Engineering; Mechanical engineering

A modified bulldozer used by Marvin Heemeyer to rampage through a small town in Colorado in June 2004. The killdozer took one and a half years to build, using a Komatsu D355A bulldozer as a base ...


Engineering; Mechanical engineering

A device for connecting parts of machinery.


Engineering; Mechanical engineering

A twisting force that tends to cause rotation.


Engineering; Mechanical engineering

Burn-in is the process by which components of a system are exercised prior to being put into service and often, prior to assembling the system from those components, designed to detect components ...

Crawler track

Engineering; Mechanical engineering

A continuous articulated metal band around the wheels of a heavy vehicle such as a tank or bulldozer, intended to facilitate movement over rough or soft ground.

Transmission hub

Engineering; Mechanical engineering

The central part of a wheel, rotating on or with the axle, and from which the spokes radiate.


Engineering; Mechanical engineering

Relating to or denoting the equilibrium of liquids and the pressure exerted by liquid at rest.

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