Analysis of Mechanical Engineering Articles
This particular essay will analyse several mechanical engineering articles that have been made by some of the authors on the progress of trying to familiarize the readers as well as the scholars with the engineering terms and how to go about it. The aspects that are going to be differently analysed such as the scale of readership, article length, paragraph length, sentence length, subject, lexicon, thesis statement, organization, images/figures, and miscellaneous.
Mechanical engineering is a wide subject in discussion as it varies from a network of usages. This is because it is widely connected to many other engineering faculties such the aeronautics. However, the articles to be studied are going to take a different path on the specific subjects on the engineering concepts such as high-speed cutting parameters.
Scale of readership
The article’s publishers prove that the articles themselves are used by a wide range of users. This makes it possible because it is an international company that brings about publications of many copies throughout many places such as New York, Washington DC and Delhi. This also has been found by the difference at which the authors have different cultural backgrounds. They vary from a Chinese origin as well as an Indian one. Chen Chi Wang is a known mathematician as well as a mechanical engineering expertise and has and is well associated with the university of Chin-Yi which is Taiwan. Such a connection brings about more readership to the scholars in that universities and other learning institutions that may be associated with it. Bounkhel Messaoud is a well-known professional in the area of mechanical engineering. He situated in the university of King Saud University fund in Riyadh in Saudi Arabia. This is full information to show that the articles have a wide range of usage. Also the English language used to represent the information is enough evidence that the articles are being used by many because the language reaches to very many people compared to most of other languages such as Spanish.
The articles have different length when compared to one another. The ten articles when critically analysed, one would note that most of them lie between nine to twelve pages. The most common number of pages that have been noted is nine. Four out of the ten have the pages as nine. The least has been found to be the one titled dynamic strain measurement of hydraulic system pipeline using fibre Bragg grating sensors. This is made by the fact that the article has less images as well as tables as compared to the rest. The longest is the article that has been the one on the wireless model predictive control: application to water-level system. This is probably because there is numerous formula that have been put forward. Also, it is evidenced by the large images and tables that are in it. The articles generally constitute different formulas that would automatically bring about different results. One of the formulae used is the one that seeks to find the optimal solution of the unconstrained optimization. Also, there are images such as the ones showing a laptop and an optic fibre.
Most of the paragraphs have almost the same number of words that range between the word count of 100 and 200. The introductory paragraphs are quite long ranging between the same number of words though they vary slightly. For the concluding parts, the paragraphs are longer in many of the articles ranging a word count of above two hundred. This is because the authors have given out the best so as to give a comprehensive account of the work done to the reader.
The authors have also been able to wisely and accurately use transitional sentences in order to show the continuity of ideas and facts of one paragraph to the one that follows it. An example is as the following: before the impact test, modal analysis of the tested pipe was carried out by FEA using the ANSYS software. This one shows the continuity of a fact from a preceding statement that was in paragraph above it. However, there are exceptions to be noted at some levels. There are some that have a word count of less than a hundred. This is because there are different ideas that are not deeply dealt with hence such kind of an outcome.
The sentences are well stipulated with words counting between the range of ten and twenty. They are quite long probably because they substantiate facts and figures so as to represent them as they are. There are different sentences that have been brought out with many words than the normal range in the articles. The one noted had a count of 39 words. This is one of the examples, the latter splits a major intersection into two sub-intersections by dividing the major road into two separate roadways just before the crossroads, thus forming two smaller intersections with the crossroads, each sub-intersection having the geometry of a cross-shaped(four-legged) intersection. This example represents one of the longest sentences as they are used to represent the facts about the engineering faculties. This gives a more compressive and progressive way of translating this into writing for the reader to understand each outlined concept. There are several of such and they are all representing ideas and facts that can only be represent in long sentences in order to make it have a meaningful perception. In the same way, there are those that have sentences with the number of words being below ten. There are several which have a word count of seven. The following sentence shows such an example, ‘the obtained conclusions are as follows:’ such sentences are being used to represent the transition between sentences and ideas.
The main subject here in all the articles is mechanical engineering although each of them has different specific topics that are in the category. They vary from dynamic strain measurement of hydraulic system pipeline using fibre Bragg grating, new design of process for cold forging to improve multi-stage gas fitting, modelling of fuel supply system for a high temperature, mutual trust method for forwarding information in wireless sensor networks using random secret pre-distribution (Lin, Huang et al 1), research of fuel temperature control in fuel pipeline of diesel engine using positive temperature coefficient material, optimization design and application of composite ultrasonic extraction method for effective constituents of green tea, study on high-speed cutting parameters optimization of AlMnICu based on the neural network and genetic algorithm, traffic design and signal timing of a staggered intersections based on a sorting strategy to wireless model predictive control: Application to water-level system. All this seeks to find a fulfilling part in the heart the engineering as it draws different perspectives on how to go about each subject. Furthermore, there have been different tables emphasising on different subjects as well as images. They all work towards bringing the terms of engineering to a more fathomable level for the learner. The subjects also connect with each other at some level including at the formulae levels.
In this discipline of engineering, there are several words that have been repeated although they are not so common to other disciplines such as business. This includes the experiment and system. They have been used quite often as the articles are representing different facts of science that have to go through process of proving and this is scientifically known as experiment. The frequent use of system is undeniably true that the whole subject revolves around a certain system. It connects the different stages that engineering as a science has had to go through in order to bring about a system of working machinery. Also the two words bring about the sense of engineering into the mind of the reader as it known to many that for science including engineering, it is about experiments being done and all the equipment working out in a system to bring about the desired results.
Thesis statements have been well represented made in almost all the introduction of the ten articles that I have analysed. There are well placed as they speak about the main subjects to be discussed in the articles. For example, the thesis statement in the article named is found in one of the last lines of the introductory parts of the article which states as the following: there are lots of factors affecting diesel fuel atomization, such as temperature, in cylinder air temperature and pressure, fuel injection pressure and nozzle structure, and so on. It is also important to note that before the thesis statement is mentioned, there are sentences that have been preceding them thus being able to introduce them in a more appealing manner than the rest of the statements. For example, in the introductory part of the article with the title, optimization design and application of composite ultrasonic extraction method for effective constituents of green tea, a sentence goes as the following, Ultrasonic vibration is characterised by a high frequency and power a strong penetrating power, and good directionality. This shows that the authors understand the best way of representing a message to be put across to many audiences. As according to Lin, Huang et al (1), their article has the thesis statement in the last lines in the introduction, this shows a variation in it thus representing the differences as compared to the rest of the articles.
All the ten articles have several things in common. One evident factor being the way the right side of the articles have a title that differentiates them as being from the engineering faculty which states that, advances in mechanical engineering. The other common thing is that each of article has abstracts. These in themselves have a special touch on each as they talk about more of the outline of articles in a word count of about 50 to 300. This shows that the authors such as Ramdane Hedjar and Messaoud Bounkhel (1)were well informed about their work. Also it is notable in the way they introduce their work. Each of the articles have been able to introduce its work with different words. However, it is vital to know that all the introductions vary in length as others are long while others are short. The conclusions in each vary the same way as the introduction in length as even others have been represented inform of bulletins. There is use of subheadings which are set to differentiate the subsections in each. These subheadings rhyme with the main heading of each of the articles therefore outlaying the best way of bringing out the different ideas. Such includes the following, wireless control architecture and water-level system model.
All the articles in this discipline of mechanical engineering, have a section of them either with an image or a figure like a table or a graph. This is seen as one goes through them all. The images represent the different kind of equipment that are well taken as photographs such as the one an optic fibre. There are several images used in each and there are used to perhaps, put more emphasis on the message to be put across. others include the image that represent PTC ceramics, micrograph of PTC under SEM and power line. However, for the article with a title Optimization design and application of composite ultrasonic extraction method for effective constituents of green tea, it is important to note that there are no images in it. For tables and graphs, there are quite many as they bring out the results of different experiments being done. They act as facts on the figures presented as they also act as tangible evidence that a particular experiment was done. Some of the tables represent experiment results such as the anova results that for catechin extraction, factor effects for catechin extraction, Architecture of a three layer BP neural work. All this have been brought together to achieve a common goal of representing the different ideologies of science in mechanical engineering. There are also graphs that need to be considered in the quest of analysing these articles. Some of the articles have statistical graphs drawn on them in order to represent some of the results. For example, there are some of this graphs which have been drawn to represent dynamic responses such as the strain signal, the frequency spectrum measured by FBG (Wang, Liu et al 5) sensor, strain signal and the frequency spectrum measured by strain gauge.
The articles analysed have a wide usage of scientific terms. These includes the names of compounds in symbols such as PTC ceramic (Li,Sun et al 4). Also there is a very wide use of formulas represented in figures as well as symbols. They represent the mathematical language into which a scientific process can be represented in. There can be noted a consistent use of figures throughout the articles, this gives them a scientific touch as we know that for all the almost all the experiments done in mechanical engineering discipline, it is important to represent information in the form numbers. Also the kinds of graphs that are represented have a lot to do with the faculty. They are the kind that present them in a wider perspective of clearer figures that it is with the rest of the world of graphs. This is because this graphs represent more of an accurate process than just the theoretical part of it.