STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
“Engineering is the application of science to the needs of humanity.”
I was always fascinated by Engineering. Where would the human race be today if not for the feats of Engineering? Be it an Airplane that carries hundreds of passengers across the globe within hours or Electricity, that brings us vast sources of energy with a flick of a finger or a Defibrillator that can bring a human back to life by restoring the heart’s function, engineering has really uplifted humanity and it continues to serve every aspect of our day-to-day living.
My passion lies in Mechanical Engineering, specifically in the field of Thermal & Fluid Sciences. Though Mechanical Engineering was an easy choice for me, I was still exploring various core concepts ranging from kinematics to material sciences in my first year of study. When I started watching videos such as a man walking on fluid (Shear Thickening Fluid), fluid sticking to a surface (Coanda effect), and cars being lifted by a small pressure from hand (Pascal’s law), Thermodynamics captured my interest and attention.
Subjects such as Heat Transfer, Gas Dynamics and Jet Propulsion, Thermodynamics, and Fluid mechanics further substantiated my interest in the area. Concepts such as Bernoulli’s effect, laws of thermodynamics, boundary layer and heat engines were equally interesting. Laboratory sessions which allowed me to translate theories to reality further fortified my inclination towards thermal & fluid sciences.
I am currently pursuing a course in Computational Fluid Dynamics. Though not a part of my undergraduate curriculum, I am interested in this field as I would be able to build a virtual prototype of the system that I wish to analyze and apply classic mechanical principles to such a prototype, to get interesting real-time results. This will aid in solution of problems ranging from aerosol drug delivery systems to landing probes on mars. This is yet another reason why I am seeking higher...