Various mechanical products are commonly used in industries, and these include power transmission roller chain, sprocket wheels and conveyor wheels. A superstructure is raised above a baseline and this is a characteristic of many buildings like buildings, ships and bridges.
The amount of freeboard required on the vessel is determined by the height and the weight. The mechanical devices are studies as part of mechanical engineering that constitutes the classes of devices used in bigger structures buildings and bigger installations. Piers, on the other hand, are referred to as substructures.
Materials planning and quantity surveying of building materials also constitutes the mechanical engineering domain. The production processes and plant layout also employ a large number of mechanical products. Franz Reuleaux wrote in a paper that mechanical products are made up of resistant bodies that are arranged so that the natural mechanical forces are made to do work by a certain distinct motion.
The number of equipments and components attributed to mechanical products find application in diverse items of daily life, from kitchen and home appliances including grinders, to electric meters for light bulbs and measuring electrical consumption. Ancient piers were made of wood, while metal or iron was added more lately with the 1855 construction of Margate Jetty that was damaged in 1978.