I. PROGRAM INFORMATION
As an instructional unit of the College of Engineering, the Mechanical
Engineering Department provides degree programs and basic training in
the fundamental principles of mechanical engineering and a solid foundation
in material sciences, and thermosciences. The department offers the BS,
MS, and PhD degrees.
Faculty and graduate student research interests include automatic control;
failure analysis; electrochemistry; computer-vision and cable technology;
robotics; heat transfer; combustion; polymeric materials, energy conversion;
and fluid mechanics. The department has recently expanded research in
the areas of control of physical processes, machine design, instrumentation
and control of man/machine environments, energy conversion, and system
II. COORDINATION OF COLLECTING RESPONSIBILITIES
The discipline shares material relating aspects of civil or electrical
engineering to mechanical engineering. Additional material relevant to
the field is collected by Government Documents.
III. GUIDELINES TO MATERIALS COLLECTED OR EXCLUDED
English is preferred. The collection contains some material
in Western European and Slavic languages. Asian language material is housed
in both the Science and Technology area and the Asia Collection.
No limitations, but the emphasis is on current
theories and research.
Date of Publication:
Current material is most important; gaps
are filled as needed; rare and historical material may be acquired as
Types/Formats of Materials Collected:
Monographs on current research
in the field; upper level texts; government publication; conference proceedings;
selected United States and foreign dissertations; print and electronic
indexes, abstracts and bibliographies; handbooks and dictionaries; and
serials. Excluded are manuscripts, reprints of articles within serials,
house organs, and private and company files.
Historical; primary sources and documents; applications,
methods and practices; computer-related; equipment used in; biographical;
reference and bibliographical; statistical and mathematical; textbooks;
professional and applied training; and reports on scientific experimental
Date compiled: 7/01 Compiler: David E. Coleman