Did you know, you could actually swim through the arteries of a blue whale heart.
Did you know, you could actually swim through the arteries of a blue whale heart.
Accreditation of an engineering degree programme is very essential to ensure the engineering programme is conducted in a good standard and practice. The authority in the respective countries will conduct the accreditation exercise to assess the engineering programme under their purview. As students or parents, it is advisable to check with the local authority if the programme you intended to enrol has been recognised completely. It appeals to be important since you do not expect your registration as an engineer to be rejected by the local Engineering Council/ Board when you started your engineering career after graduation.
In the aspect of engineering education under the international scene, the Washington Accord, an international agreement between authorities responsible for recognising engineering degree programmes, has been established to set the guidelines for good practice and benchmark of quality in engineering professional education. The Accord is intended to outline the mutual recognition of engineering qualifications between the participating bodies globally. To date (2017) the signatories of the Accord are as follows (Source: http://www.ieagreements.org/accords/washington/signatories/);
Australia – Represented by Engineers Australia (EA) (1989)
Canada – Represented by Engineers Canada (EC) (1989)
China – Represented by China Association for Science and Technology (CAST) (2016)
Chinese Taipei – Represented by Institute of Engineering Education Taiwan (IEET) (2007)
Hong Kong China – Represented by Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE) (1995)
India – Represented by National Board of Accreditation (NBA) (2014)
Ireland – Represented by Engineers Ireland (EI) (1989)
Japan – Represented by Japan Accreditation Board for Engineering Education (JABEE) (2005)
Korea – Represented by Accreditation Board for Engineering Education of Korea (ABEEK) (2007)
Malaysia – Represented by Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM) (2009)
New Zealand – Represented by Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand (IPENZ) (1989)
Russia – Represented by Association for Engineering Education Russia (AEER) (2012)
Singapore – Represented by Institution of Engineers Singapore (IES) (2006)
South Africa – Represented by Engineering Council South Africa (ECSA) (1999)
Sri Lanka – Represented by Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka (IESL) (2014)
Turkey – Represented by Association for Evaluation and Accreditation of Engineering Programs (MÜDEK) (2011)
United States – Represented by Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) (1989)
United Kingdom – Represented by Engineering Council United Kingdom (ECUK) (1989)
Pakistan – Represented by Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) (2017)
Mechanics of machines describes the application of mechanics, both statics and dynamics, in solving mechanical engineering problems related to various machines, such as belt and pulley systems, gears, flywheels, gyroscopes and etc. The balancing and vibration of rotating masses and reciprocating systems are the core elements under this study.
Dynamics is a study of mechanics that concerns the action of forces in producing motions of bodies. Kinetics and kinematics of particles and rigid bodies are the principal theories. The concepts of work, momentum and energy are always integrated in the analysis to identify the behaviors and responses of a dynamical system.
There are many universities around the world have been offering mechanical engineering programme. Being a professional degree, it is important to check with the local authority or professional body to ensure that the programme you intended to enrol has been recognised. Depending on the local requirement, the engineering degree will normally take 4 years to complete.
Thermodynamics is a fundamental knowledge to deal with energy. The First Law of Thermodynamics and the Second Law of Thermodynamics are the very basic theoretical approaches to solve the energy related contexts. In details, the topics to learn under this subject are pure substance, heat transfer, work, closed systems, open systems, steady and transient flow processes, heat engines and reversed heat engines, reversible and irreversible processes, entropy and etc. The knowledge is applied to solve various kind of thermal engineering applications, such as internal combustion engines, gas turbines, steam power plant and refrigeration cycles.
Statics is an essential basic knowledge in mechanical and civil engineering practices. The knowledge is about to apply the resultant and equilibrium of forces to solve mechanics problems by constructing free body diagrams for particles and rigid bodies. The Newton’s Law is applied in formulating the moment and equilibrium equations to solve mechanics issues such as friction, trusses, frame and machines applications. Other related knowledge that ones should possess are the concept of distributed forces, which include centroid and centre of gravity, and the generated surface area and volume of revolution.
This is an online edition of the classic technical reference Five Hundred and Seven Mechanical Movements by Henry T. Brown. You can learn all the original illustrations and text from the 21st edition of the book, published in 1908. It also includes animated versions of the illustrations, and occasional notes by the webmaster. Embracing all those which are most important in dynamics, hydraulics, hydrostatics, pneumatics, steam engines, mill and other gearing, presses, horology, and miscellaneous machinery. And including many movements never before published and several which have only come into use by Henry T.Brown.
At this site, you will find animated illustrations that explain the inner workings of a variety of steam, stirling, and internal combustion engines. More good things, with most modern web browsers, you will see a simple control panel below each animation.
You can learn the diesel engine’s Intake, Compression, Injection, Power, Exhause and Valve Details. It was first patented in 1892 by Rudolph Diesel.
Visit AnimatedEngines.com to learn more how engines work.
Who: Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang
What: Explosion event
Where: Arab Museum of Modern Art in Doha, Qatar.
How: Utilizing microchip-controlled explosives to form incredible designs and patterns. Each set of explosions was calculated to paint a different picture. One series of explosions created black smoke clouds that looked like “drops of ink splattered across the sky.”
Fireworks designed for daytime viewing pic.twitter.com/xEmCMPhvTz
— Science Videos (@VideosOfScience) January 7, 2015
Who: Calico is an independent R&D biotech company established in 2013 by Google Inc.
What: Camera stabilizing tech used in spoon
Where: 1180 Veterans Blvd, South San Francisco, California, United States
How: The Liftware stabilizing handle built in sensors that detect hand motion and a small onboard computer that distinguishes unwanted hand tremor from the intended movement of the hand. To counteract any tremor and stabilize the utensil, the computer directs two motors in the handle to move the utensil attachment in the opposite direction of any detected tremor. Clinical studies have shown that the Liftware utensil reduces shake on average by 70%, so you can worry less about spilling and enjoy your meal.
Camera-stabilizing technology used in spoon for Parkinson’s patients pic.twitter.com/JQWcxILOsh
— Science Videos (@VideosOfScience) January 4, 2015
Who: Mike Dobson and David Gilday
What: Robot, made out of LEGO, beats the Rubik’s Cube World Record
Where: Big Bang Fair in Birmingham, UK
How: The robot employs an ARM-powered Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphone powered by a Samsung Exynos 5 Octa application processor to analyze the cube and instruct four robotic hands to do the manipulations. ARM9™ processors also power the eight LEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV3 bricks which perform the motor sequencing and control.
This is what a Rubik’s Cube solving robot looks like pic.twitter.com/cGckCNR36V
— Science Videos (@VideosOfScience) December 24, 2014