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Intro to Mechanical Engineering

What is mechanical engineering? Engineer Sadhan Sathyaseelan joins the show again from The University of Texas to wonder out loud about all the important aspects of this classic engineering field. This is a continuing series of conversations introducing the fundamentals of different engineering disciplines. In this episode on mechanical engineering, we talk about thermodynamics, motion, manufacturing, mechatronics, design methodology, machine elements, and more.

Related to this episode:

  • “Engineering 101” podcast episode: http://www.k12engineering.net/transcripts/ep55.html
  • University of Texas at Austin Mechanical Engineering Degree Information: http://www.me.utexas.edu/undergraduate/degree-information
  • The Game of Life: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/2921/game-of-life
  • vestibular system: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vestibular_system
  • mechanics: https://www.britannica.com/science/mechanics
  • kinematics: http://www.physicsclassroom.com/class/1DKin/Lesson-6/Kinematic-Equations
  • materials engineering: https://engineering.purdue.edu/MSE/aboutus/whatsmaterials
  • 3D printing: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/3D_printing
  • Selective laser sintering: http://www.engr.utexas.edu/features/selective-laser-sintering
  • thermodynamics: https://www.grc.nasa.gov/www/k-12/airplane/thermo.html
  • mechatronics: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mechatronics
  • design methodology: https://www.amazon.com/Product-Design-Techniques-Engineering-Development/dp/0130212717
  • “India vs. USA” podcast episode: http://www.k12engineering.net/transcripts/ep13.html
  • machine elements: http://ndml.me.utexas.edu/class/me-338-machine-elements
  • bioengineering: http://bioeng.berkeley.edu/about-us/what-is-bioengineering
  • MEMS: http://www.memsnet.org/mems/what_is.html
  • foundry: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foundry
  • computer-aided design (CAD): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer-aided_design

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