Humankind has achieved great engineering feats, from underwater tunnels to skyscrapers, yet for all its intelligence, it is still far from infallible. We often hear news of engineering disasters and they are bound to happen because like humans, technology too is evolving and it is not perfect.
Ever since people transitioned from hunter gatherers to farming the quest to build bigger and better structures has been going on. From the ancient pyramids at Giza to the modern day International Space Station, these structures represent the pinnacle of human engineering achievement.
Force may be defined as an agent which generates or has a tendency to generate a motion and in some occasions “kills” or “tends to kill” a motion. Here, we investigate more about force and methods of calculating the resultant of a group of forces acting over a common particle.
The article explains the conditions required for a set of forces acting over a body to come under equilibrium, during which the body remains stationary even under the influence of the forces. We will also discuss methods for calculating this phenomenon using Lami’s theorem.
The explosive power of airborne flour dust can obliterate an entire factory. In fact, in several cases it has. The worst flour mill explosions on record had double-digit death tolls and resulted in the creation of new safety standards in the industry.
Finding the distance between your house to your friend’s house in the next block is always easy, but the approach that you use to calculate the distance between two places holds true only to a certain extent. So what’s the right approach?
Captain James Cook and his ships traveled across the world. He is famous for making the Australian and New Zealand coastlines known to Europeans and the rest of the world. His undying spirit and unmatched cartographic skills make him one of the best sea explorers to have ever existed on earth.
The RMS Titanic was a passenger ship built at Harland & Wolff Shipyard Belfast. She set sail on her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York on 10th April 1912. Meanwhile, in Greenland the Petermann Glacier ice shelf had calved; the resultant iceberg floating ominously toward the North Atlantic.