Essays Tagged: "mechanical energy"

Internal Combustion Engine

ted within the engine proper. Simply stated, a heat engine is an engine thatconverts heat energy to mechanical energy. The internal- combustion engine should bedistinguished from the external- combust ... irling engine, which burns fuel outside the prime mover, that is, the device that actually produces mechanical motion. Both basic types produce hot, expanding gases, which may then be employed to move ...

(5 pages) 76 0 3.0 Jan/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Technology

This is a physics lab report on finding the spring constant (k). It includes many tables and charts of data.

Calculate the elastic potential energy, Calculate gravitational potential energy, Determine whether mechanical energy is conserved in an oscillating spring.II.Materials ListMeterstick, Set of masses, ... stant. That makes a 62% error, but it is only of the error in estimation.According to the data, the mechanical energy seems to be conserved in the oscillating mass on the spring. This is so because on ...

(4 pages) 136 0 4.1 Mar/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Physics

The Electric Generator.

reated or destroyed, only changed from one form to another" (Sir Isaac Newton). A generator changes mechanical energy into electric energy. Every generator must be driven by a machine that produces me ... large generators that provide electricity to Lae and the rest of PNG are driven by hydro power. The mechanical device that powers a generator is known as a prime mover. To obtain more electrical energ ...

(4 pages) 81 0 3.0 Jun/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Physics

How an electric generator works and what parts it consists of.

is basically an electric motor working backwards. An electric motor converts electrical energy into mechanical energy, and an electric generator converts mechanical energy into electrical energy. An e ... a magnetic field. The electric motor uses electrical energy to make the loops rotate which creates mechanical energy. In the electric generator it uses mechanical energy to make the loops spin result ...

(2 pages) 62 0 3.7 Nov/2003

Subjects: Science Essays


In human body, chemical energy in food is converted to chemical energy in ATP and thenconverted to mechanical energy of muscle contraction.2. Second law of thermodynamicsa. Energy cannot be changed f ... is converted to move a car; rest is lost as heat.c. When muscles convert chemical energy in ATP to mechanical energy, some is lost as heat.d. Heat is form of energy but quickly dissipates into the en ...

(2 pages) 45 0 4.0 Nov/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Nikola Teala: The Electrical Genius.

y to homes today. Tesla invented the alternating current induction generator, a device that changes mechanical energy into alternating current electricity, and the Tesla coil, a transformer that chang ...

(5 pages) 48 0 5.0 Dec/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Dandelion Wine (Machines Rob Us Of Precious Things

the Webster's Dictionary, a machine is a device consisting of fixed and moving parts that modifies mechanical energy and transmits it in a more useful form. The novel Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury g ...

(4 pages) 1221 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Dandelion Wine

the Webster's Dictionary, a machine is a device consisting of fixed and moving parts that modifies mechanical energy and transmits it in a more useful form. The novel Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury g ...

(4 pages) 1298 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Science Report on Electromagnetism

a certain magnetic field on an electric current. While doing so, this turns electrical energy into mechanical energy. When this happens, normally a gear is attached to the end of the rod. That Gear i ... anything you want to turn. However, when you reverse this process of making electrical energy into mechanical energy, it creates energy. This can be done with windmills, in dams, and in underwater tu ...

(5 pages) 4025 0 0.0 May/2009

Subjects: Science Essays

Pros & Cons of wind energy

s that a machine which has the tendency of converting first kinetic energy present in the wind into mechanical energy and ten with rotator process mechanical energy is then converted into electrical e ... follows:* value="0"Rotor: Rotor collects wind and with the help of shaft it converts into mechanical energy.* value="1"Gearbox: Rational velocity is increased for generator.* ...

(2 pages) 7 0 0.0 Jan/2012

Subjects: Social Science Essays

History Of Water Wheel

s, trip hammers, and to power textile mills. This machine was probably the first method of creating mechanical energy that replaced humans and animals. The earliest known description of a vertical wat ...

(3 pages) 0 0 0.0 Mar/2012

Subjects: Science Essays

wind type

we have a look to the Rotor. Rotor is the device which with the help of shaft converts it into the mechanical energy. Secondly, we came toward the gearbox. With the help of it for generator rational ...

(2 pages) 1 0 0.0 Oct/2012

Subjects: Art Essays