Monday, 17 February 2014

Common Mech. Engg. points

There, are words used in discipline of Mechanical Engineering very regularly, as they are really important in this field, to name very few they are :-
  • Gyration(To be specific, radius of Gyration)
  • Newton(as 1 Newton, equals to 0.101 Kgf)

So, now by defination it is very well understood that, Gyration in itself  means a single complete turn(axial or orbital). Now, unlike what is written in our conventional science books, especially i would say in Mechanical Engg. field. Here, i explain in most understandable manner, as Gyration we already know, then Radius of Gyration, means the radius from the part/object/component from where the whole mass of object is maintained.
A Gyroscope is perfect for understanding Radius of Gyration.

  • Actual Gyroscope, image :-

Gimbal :- Consisting of a ring or base on an axis, that permits an object, as a ship's compass, mounted in or on it to tilt freely in any direction, in effect suspending the object so that it will remain horizontal even when its support is 

Now, for Newton as a force. Why, i shared is because many students who use this term, to find out various forces on some particular machine part/objects they just simply calculate this force by considering the units of it as Newtons or most probably as Kilo Newtons. By, this most of them, just think of it as Newtons but they are hardly able to visualize this Newtons force in terms of Kilo Gram Force(Kgf).
So, by considering 1 N as 0.101 Kgf, they can visualize that how 5 N or 10 N, etc forces will actually be experienced in real happenings. And, there are many such terms used in professional studies which needs similar approach to its understanding.
Here, in the end what i want to state is that. Along, with gaining pure academic knowledge one should keep their learned knowledge parallel to actual applications of these terms, in real happenings.
"Understanding becomes much easier here, when they are understood in our daily used technical terms".