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Interesting Mechanical Engineering Facts

Mechanical Engineering is one of the oldest and largest field of engineering. It deals with the study of mechanics, design, thermodynamics, production, material science, structural analysis, manufacturing, etc.

Here are some of the best, amazing and most interesting mechanical engineering facts that will surprise you and you need to know are as follows,

Karl Benz is the inventor of the first practical, modern automobile. In the year 1886, he applied for a patent for his “vehicle powered by a gas engine”.

The fastest passenger train in the world is the Shanghai Maglev with the maximum speed of 267 mph.

Mechanical engineering is considered to be the royal branch of engineering as it is the 2nd oldest branch after civil engineering.

The “Traub,” is the rarest motorcycle in the world, was found behind a brick wall in Chicago in 1968, and still completely working and run to this day.

The first practical steam locomotive average speed was less than 10mph in the year 1804.

James Watt is the father of mechanical Engineering.

The first mechanical calculating machine was invented in 1642 by Blaise Pascal, a 19-year-old Frenchman.

The first Space Shuttle mission, STS-1, would be the first time NASA performed a crewed first-flight of a spacecraft.

Abacus was the first mechanical calculating device, developed by Chinese about 5000 years ago.

The average car has 30,000 parts in its assembly.

On December 1, 1913, Henry Ford installs the first moving assembly line for the mass production of an entire automobile.

Peter Henlein, a locksmith from Nuremburg, Germany, who is credited with the invention of modern-day clock.

The first full-scale working railway steam locomotive was built by a British engineer Richard Trevithick in the United Kingdom in the year 1804.

Lamborghini cars were a result of a Tractor company owner after by being insulted by the founder of Ferrari.

The first BMW car produced only had 15 hp and only existed because of the Treaty of Versailles.

Most new cars fake engine noise through speakers. They are quite silent otherwise.

An Indian King took revenge on Rolls-Royce by using their cars to transport city’s waste.

Analytical Engine, generally considered the first computer, designed and partly built by the English inventor Charles Babbage in the 19th century.

The Four Rings in the AUDI logo represent the four companies of Auto Union.

Ferrari engines are musically engineered to sound perfect by utilizing 3rd and 6th harmonics on the air intake, like an organ or flute.

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