Applications of Trigonometry In Engineering and Technology

Volume: 10 | Issue: 1 | Year 24 | Subscription
International Journal of Structural Mechanics and Finite Elements
Received Date: 05/17/2024
Acceptance Date: 06/03/2024
Published On: 2024-06-18
First Page: 11
Last Page: 15

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By: N Ramya and T.R. Vijayaram

1. Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, School of Mechanical Engineering, Bist, Biher, Selaiyur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
2. Professor, Department of Mathematics, SHSS, BIST, BIHER, Selaiyur, Tamil Nadu, India


Trigonometry is important in engineering because it provides tools for analyzing and solving issues including angles, distances, and connections between geometric objects. It is necessary for many engineering fields, including civil, mechanical, electrical, and others. Trigonometry is a key mathematical technique in engineering that facilitates analysis and solutions to issues across several disciplines. Structural analysis uses trigonometry to calculate angles and forces in complicated frameworks, whereas mechanical engineers use it to understand motion dynamics in systems such as gears and linkages. In electrical engineering, trigonometry clarifies the behavior of alternating current circuits, which aids in waveform analysis and impedance calculations. Surveyors use trigonometric functions to calculate distances and angles in land surveying procedures, which aids in precise building design. Aerospace engineers use trigonometry for planetary navigation and trajectory computations, which are critical for spacecraft maneuvers and orbital dynamics. In addition, trigonometry is used in geotechnical engineering to examine soil mechanics and fluid mechanics to characterize flow. This review article examines trigonometry’s uses in engineering and technology. This article additionally touches on real-world trigonometry and its applications in engineering.

Keywords: Aerospace engineers, trigonometry, geometric objects, Robotics, Dynamics



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