We’ve had a good look around YouTube and dug up a great collection of educational mechanical engineering videos. There’s a wide range of information here from simple maths tutorial to explanations of the inner workings of the internal combustion engine. We hope you enjoy watching and if you have any favorites of your own please drop a comment in the box at the bottom of the page.
1. Gas Turbine Animation
Nice animation and explanation of the workings of a gas turbine [Edit: video link changed after first became unavailble]
2. Discrete Time Signals Lecture
This particular lecture is chosen slightly at random from a massive selection of videos on this channel. Check out the full set on the YouTube page at http://www.youtube.com/user/nptelhrd
3. The Fourier Transform
A good, short explanation of the Fourier Transform. It’s always good to remind oneself of the fundamentals!
4. Strain Gage Tutorial
A great tutorial explaining how to attach a strain gauge to an aluminum plate.
5. Sampling rate, Nyquist Frequency and Aliasing
A short, sharp and to the point illustrated example of aliasing and the Nyquist Frequency.
6. How a Differential Works
A really cool, retro 1930’s information film on how a differential works. Stick with it there is a point to the motorcycles at the start!
7 How a Wind Turbine Works
A quick explanation of how a wind turbine generates electricity.
8. 4-Cycle Internal Combustion Engine
A great how-it-works video explaining the workings of the 4-stroke engine
9. The doppler effect and red shift-a beginners guide
Another good explanation of a fundamental principle
10. How Fuel Cells Work
Nice explanation of advantages and challenges of fuel cells
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