Diodes application in mechanical engineering

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can anyone give me some suggestions on the applications of diodes to our course?
i'm not really familiar with machines that uses diodes.
a simple example would be enough and highly appreciated.
i'm just a 2nd year college student by the way.
 

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Almost any modern piece of electronics uses diodes.
 
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Diodes are an electronic component and therefore used in electrical engineering, not mechanical engineering.
 
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Well, diodes are used in the automotive industry to rectify (turn AC into DC) the output of alternators.

Motor technology is largely mech eng.
 
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The MechE analogue is a http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ratchet_%28device%29" [Broken]. :smile:
 
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