Buckling

In science, buckling is a mathematical instability, leading to a failure mode.

Applied mechanics

Applied mechanics is a branch of the physical sciences and the practical application of mechanics.

Centrifugal force

In Newtonian mechanics, the centrifugal force is an inertial force (also called a 'fictitious' or 'pseudo' force) directed away from the axis of rotation that appears to act on all objects when viewed in a rotating reference frame.

Mechatronics

Mechatronics is a multidisciplinary field of science that includes a combination of mechanical engineering, electronics, computer engineering, telecommunications engineering, systems engineering and control engineering.

Momentum

(This article is about momentum in physics. For other uses, see Momentum (disambiguation).) In classical mechanics, linear momentum, translational momentum, or simply momentum (pl. momenta; SI unit kg · m/s) is the product of the mass and velocity of an object, quantified in kilogram-meters per second.

Newton's laws of motion

Newton's laws of motion are three physical laws that, together, laid the foundation for classical mechanics.

Parallel axis theorem

In physics, the parallel axis theorem, also known as Huygens–Steiner theorem, or just as Steiner's theorem, after Christiaan Huygens and Jakob Steiner, can be used to determine the mass moment of inertia or the second moment of area of a rigid body about any axis, given the body's moment of inertia about a parallel axis through the object's center of gravity and the perpendicular distance between the axes.

Fracture

A fracture is the separation of an object or material into two or more pieces under the action of stress.

Six degrees of freedom

Six degrees of freedom (6DoF) refers to the freedom of movement of a rigid body in three-dimensional space.

Truss

In engineering, a truss is a structure that "consists of two-force members only, where the members are organized so that the assemblage as a whole behaves as a single object".

Mechanical filter

A mechanical filter is a signal processing filter usually used in place of an electronic filter at radio frequencies.

Centripetal force

A centripetal force (from Latin centrum, "center" and petere, "to seek") is a force that makes a body follow a curved path.

Pulley

A pulley is a wheel on an axle or shaft that is designed to support movement and change of direction of a taught cable, rope or belt along its circumference.

Wedge (mechanical device)

A wedge is a triangular shaped tool, and is a portable inclined plane, and one of the six classical simple machines.

Potential well

A potential well is the region surrounding a local minimum of potential energy.

Factor of safety

Factors of safety (FoS), also known as (and used interchangeably with) safety factor (SF),, is a term describing the load carrying capacity of a system beyond the expected or actual loads.

Photoelasticity

Photoelasticity is a method to determine the stress distribution in a material experimentally.

Innermost stable circular orbit

The Innermost stable circular orbit (often called the ISCO) is the smallest orbit in which a test particle can stably orbit a massive object in general relativity.

DBrn

The symbol dBrn or dB(rn) is an abbreviation for decibels above reference noise.

Mechanics of planar particle motion

This article describes a particle in planar motion when observed from non-inertial reference frames.

Circle-throw vibrating machine

A circle-throw vibrating machine is a screening machine employed in processes involving particle separation.

Kinetic diagram

In dynamics a kinetic diagram is a pictorial device used in analyzing mechanics problems when there is determined to be a net force and/or moment acting on a body.