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Mechanical Engineering Subject Spotlight

Forces at Work: Mechanical Engineers and the World We Live In
with Dr Shabnam Sadeghi Esfahlani from Anglia Ruskin University

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In this captivating Subject Spotlight titled "Forces at Work: Mechanical Engineers and the World We Live In," Dr Shabnam Sadeghi Esfahani delves deep into the realm of mechanical engineering. She begins by defining mechanical engineering and some of the fundamental laws of physics that underpin it. She then takes a detailed look at the key concepts in static structural analysis, and how to visually understand the forces acting on an object, before exploring how mechanical engineering contributes to aerospace engineering. Finally, Shabnam sets you some questions to pull together all your knowledge in this Spotlight and apply the new concepts you’ve learned.

Dr Shabnam Sadeghi EsfahaniAnglia Ruskin UniversityMechanical engineering

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1. Finding out about mechanical engineering
2. Static Structural Analysis
3. Case study: getting off the ground
4. Activity: Aerodynamics and optimisation

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Anglia Ruskin University
Anglia Ruskin University

Anglia Ruskin University is an innovative global university with students from 185 countries at our campuses in Cambridge, Chelmsford, Peterborough and Writtle. These students are at the heart of our University, and we're delighted that our final-year undergraduates are positive about their educational experience. Our community is also incredibly important to us, and we're proud of the role we play in our cities and the wider region – including the positive effect on jobs and the local economy. It is this impact that helped us become the THE University of the Year 2023, a prestigious award that recognises our success in delivering high impact projects focused on the difference we make in the region and communities where we’re based as well as the contributions our students and graduates make to society.

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Dr Shabnam Sadeghi Esfahani

Dr Shabnam Sadeghi Esfahlani serves as an Associate Professor in Robotics at Anglia Ruskin University's School of Engineering and the Built Environment. In addition to leading the Automation and Robotics MSc course, she is the Post Graduate Research Coordinator and the Deputy Leader of the BORI research group. Dr Esfahlani holds the distinction of being a Chartered Engineer (CEng), a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA), and a Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (MIET). Her research primarily focuses on robotics, artificial intelligence, mechatronics design, and virtual reality (VR) integration in serious video games.

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