Now that I'm actually in the engineering department I get to take the meatier classes. There are three big categories of mechanical engineering: solids, heat transfer, and fluids. The first two are what they sound like, and fluids have to do with gasses and liquids. For the first two years of prerequisites, we really only dealt with solids, as they are a bit more straight forward. It turns out that fluids are a topic that enjoy since my big interest is in the renewable sector; learning how fluids work is very applicable for wind and hydroelectric power.
|My first 3D-printed VAWT|
|The wind tunnel and turbines (the turbines are about six inches tall)|
I have seven terms down and another five to go. I can't to get out in the world and start working, but at least school is interesting!