Engineering Essays

Petroleum Engineering

Petroleum engineering is a field of engineering concerned with the activities related to the production of crude oil or natural gas. Crude oil is a truly nontoxic, natural, and biodegradable product. It is the most important natural resource of the industrialized nations. It can generate heat, drive machinery and fuel vehicles and airplanes. Its components are used to manufacture almost all chemical products, such as plastics, detergents, paints, and even medicines. According to Carlyle Ryan, oil is a widely-traded, high-competitive…

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Ethics of Engineering

Risk can be defined in many different versions basing on the specified use and situational context. It can simply means the future negative circumstances that can be prevented or mitigated, rather than day to day that calls for immediate attention. When it comes to risk management, the word hazard can be used to define a situation that would lead to harm while the word risk would mean a probability of anything occurring. This concept was applied at planning of delta…

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Do not Be Afraid to Fail

How many times have you failed? Fail is not fatal, it is the chance to get over our egos and come back with a stronger, smarter approach. Willian Zinsser in his article “The Right to Fail” argues that failure can be more constructive than success and it is a way to grow in many cases. He says that boys and girls have to find their way, taking different directions, even starting again. The author mentions Jefferson or Thoreau, Buckminster Fuller…

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My Study Plan

I’m glad that I’ve such a determination to France for further study. I do hope you will accept me for higher education in your distinguish college.  I was always appeal to the romantic and mysterious culture in France, Especially the state of art. It’s really astonished by the world. Personally, one should have artistic mentality even if he’s major in Mechanical. But, the main reason for study in France is actually the education. It’s a country that pay serious attention…

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Requirements of Govcomm Inc.’s

Whenever an organization decides to buy, the decision is always an aftermath of a series of processes. The decision may be instantaneous or take a long time though buying is a process and not an event (Woodruff, 2005). No matter the length of the process the origin is when a company becomes aware of the need (Woodruff, 2005). The need is then identified and the organizations searches for avenues through which the needs can be met. In the process of…

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Mechanical Engineering and Agriculture

Engineering is a rapidly developing career field. There are many reasons why I would like to become an engineer. I am interested in SIUE’s Mechanical Engineering program. Mechanical Engineering is an exciting career field. In my youth, I was constantly designing and building an assortment of contraptions out of LEGO’s and K’NEX pieces. These objects included rollercoasters, cars, buildings, tractors, and many other machines. Growing up on a farm, I have always been interested in agriculture. There are many reasons…

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Oryx & Crake Summary

Xenotransplantation is the transplantation of living cells, tissues or organs from one species to another such as from pigs to humans ( Medical grafting). Such cells, tissues or organs are called xenografts or xenotransplants. The term allotransplantation refers to a same-species transplant. Human xenotransplantation offers a potential treatment for end-stage organ failure, a significant health problem in parts of the industrialized world and worldwide shortage of organs for clinical implantation. It also raises many novel medical, legal and ethical issues….

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Thinking Like an Engineeering

Summary of Michael Davis’ “Thinking like an Engineer” January 31, 2005 By: Harley Christensen © 2005 www. harleyc. com Engineers have long considered themselves to be “professionals”, made possible by their near general adoption and use, formal affiliations aside, of a code of ethics. Varying code of ethics drafts are effective only through the actions of the engineers who abide by them. In his essay “Thinking like an Engineer”, Michael Davis gives examples of ethical challenges facing engineers , and…

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Supply Treated Lumber and Poles

As instructed, we have provided one (1) original copy of the proposal. APT makes the following certifications and guarantees regarding this proposal: * APT will comply with all contract terms and conditions as indicated in this Solicitation. * APT proposal is predicated upon the Solicitation published on June 4, 2013; * APT certifies that the prices contained in this proposal have been arrived at independently, without consultation, communication, or agreement, as to any matter relating to such prices with any…

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Use of Linear Algebra in Electrical Circuit Engineering

To begin with we shall present Kirchhoff’s Laws. Kirchhoff’s Current Law (First Law): The algebraic sum of all currents at any branch point is zero. Kirchhoff’s Voltage Law (Second Law): The algebraic sum of all voltage changes around a loop is zero. Electrical engineers use Kirchoff’s current law and Kirchoff’s voltage law to write a system of linear equations. This procedure is going to be described below. 1) It is necessary to draw the circuit and assign labels to the…

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Civil Engineering

The belief that an education is most valuable when it is used to serve one’s community has been instilled in me. This conviction and a natural aptitude for science and mathematics convinced me civil engineering was the most fitting career for me. In fact, they continue to be the driving forces in my pursuit of academic excellence as a senior at the University of Missouri (MU). I desire a degree in civil engineering not only because it is the most…

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Concepts of Engineering

1. Microorganisms:                                     Currently, scientists are now working on several new research areas. One area involves using microorganisms to make some compounds less dangerous to the environment. Although coal may be our most plentiful fossil fuel, most of the nation’s vast Easter reserve cannot meet air-pollution standards because it emits too much sulfur when it is burned. The problem is that the aromatic compound dibenzothiothene (DBT) attaches itself to hydrocarbon molecules, producing sulfur dioxide. But the Chicago –based institute of…

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Engineering Ethic of the Challenger Space Suttle

When it comes to engineering, building, and designing something that will be used by humans, safety is the most important step in the entire process. It should be taken very seriously by all who are involved in a project, but the engineers should be the ones who double, triple or even quadruple check safety issues. Mainly the engineers because it is in their code and law of ethics and safety is the first Canon on the list, “Hold paramount the…

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History of Civil Engineering

Civil engineering involves the design, construction, and maintenance of works such as roads, bridges, and buildings. It’s a science that includes a variety of disciplines including soils, structures, geology, and other fields. Thus the history of civil engineering is closely associated with the history of advancement in these sciences. In ancient history, most of the construction was carried out by artisans, and technical expertise was limited. Tasks were accomplished by the utilization of manual labor only, without the use of…

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Masters in Mechanical Engineering

The ensuring statement of purpose is meant to put forth my aspiration to pursue my career through Masters in Mechanical Engineering at your esteemed university, as well as description of my plans subsequent to my graduation. In this ever changing world of Engineering and Technology, passing day makes them obsolete, I want to attain the highest level of education and transcend new scope for research in Mechanical Engineering. This has always fascinated me and I am keen to continue my…

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