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Engineering

Chapter 8 Mechanical Engineering

TermDefinition
actuator a component of a machine that is responsible for moving and controlling a mechanics
bearing metal piece that is used to reduce friction
cylinder device that uses the pressure of fluid to move a piston that is connected to a rod
fluid motor a motor commonly of the turbine type that is driven by water or compressed air
force strength or energy as an attribute of physical action or movement
gear one of a set of toothed wheels that work together to alter the relation between the speed of a driving mechanism and the speed of the driven parts
horsepower the power of an engine measured in terms of this
inclined plane plane inclined at an angle to the horizontal
lever a rigid bar resting on a pivot, used to help move a heavy or firmly fixed load with one end when pressure is applied to the other
mechanical advantage the ratio of the force produced by a machine to the force applied to it, used in assessing the performance of a machine
mechanical engineering designing, building, and maintaining of mechanical, thermal, and fluid systems
pneumatic systems system that uses air transmit power
power rate at which work is done or energy is transmitted
pulley simple machine that consists of a wheel and rope used to move objects
rotary actuator device that can provide a small amount of rotation
screw simple machine that is an inclined plane wrapped around a cylinder
simple machine tool that makes work easier;includes the lever, inclined plane, wheel and axle, screw, wedge, and pulley
valve device used to control either the rate or direction of the fluid flow
wheel and axle simple machine that uses a circular wheel with an axle in the middle to create a mechanical advantage
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