mechanical energy


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Wikipedia.
Related to mechanical energy: sound energy

mechanical energy

may be kinetic energy (translational or rotational), gravitational potential energy or elastic potential energy. conservation of mechanical energy in the absence of changes in all other sorts of energy, the total mechanical energy of an object or body will remain constant.
References in periodicals archive ?
The researchers discovered the high-tech material can act as a microphone (by capturing the vibrations from sound, or mechanical energy, and converting it to electrical energy) as well as a loudspeaker (by operating the opposite way: converting electrical energy to mechanical energy).
The motor convert electrical energy into mechanical energy.
Caption: Low-frequency mechanical energy harvesting could provide as much as 40% of the power requirements for next-generation smartphones and tablets.
The ability of skeletal muscles to convert chemical energy into mechanical energy is grounded in the dynamics of their sarcomere units.
These movements produce mechanical energy that has been around us all along, but scientists didn't know how to convert it directly to usable power in a sustainable way until now.
1) can convert heat to mechanical energy if favourable conditions for heat conversion are created.
Thus, the instantaneous mechanical energy for the test particle can be written more explicitly as
But GM and competitors BMW and Ford are all separately working on ways to capture that heat energy before it leaves the tailpipe and convert it back into mechanical energy that the cars can use.
She said that Methane gas is used to boil water in the power generation boiler which ultimately turns thermal energy into mechanical energy.
Using a small model generator, he showed students how chemical energy transformed to thermal energy, thermal energy transformed to mechanical energy, and mechanical energy transformed to electrical energy when the bulb was lighted.
Al-Mayahi and Sharif used osmotic pressure for mechanical energy using a selective membrane between a dilute aqueous solution and a concentrated aqueous solution.
It goes to show the relationship between different types of mechanical energy.

Full browser ?