B. Tech – Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical engineering is the second largest and one of the oldest disciplines; broadest of all engineering disciplines. It deals with design and production of tools, machines and all other mechanical equipment used in any industry.
Mechanical engineering is concerned with all types of machinery in industries and all aspects of their mechanism and functioning, the design, development, construction, production, installation, operation and maintenance; such as large steam and gas turbines, components of thermal power stations, internal combustion engines, jet engines, machine tools, air conditioning and heating machines, refrigerators etc to name a few.
History of Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical engineering emerged as a field during the Industrial Revolution in Europe in the 18th Century; however, its development can be traced back several thousand years around the world. In the 19th century, developments in physics led to the development of mechanical engineering science. The field has continually evolved to incorporate advancements; today mechanical engineers are pursuing developments in such areas as composites, mechatronics, and nanotechnology. It also overlaps with aerospace engineering, metallurgical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, manufacturing engineering, chemical engineering, industrial engineering, and other engineering disciplines to varying amounts. Mechanical engineers may also work in the field of biomedical engineering, specifically with biomechanics, transport phenomena, biomechatronics, bionanotechnology, and modeling of biological systems.