|Subject||LC Class||Location||CDP [NCIP] Collecting Level||Bibliographer|
|AEROSPACE ENGINEERING :||-||-||-||Engineering (See also Astronomy Statement)|
Involves fluid motion, propulsion, lift and drag on wings and other bodies, high speed hearing effects, and wind tunnel investigation of these problems. Research here ranges from hurricane wind effects to the aerodynamics of space shuttle reentry.
|Aircraft Structural Mechanics: |
Includes airplane and missile type structures, the materials which make them efficient, and methods for the test, analysis, and design of new structural systems. Research applications include flutter of small airborne missiles, vibrations of thins shells at supersonic speeds, and strength of solid propellant rocket engines.
|Vehicle Dynamics: |
Considers all types of vehicles: airplanes, rockets, spacecraft, hydrofoil crafts, undersea vehicles, etc. Studies motion of such vehicles and how this motion interacts with and is influenced by the surrounding environment; whether it is water, ground, air, or the vacuum of space. Ranges form the determination of reentry paths for the space shuttle vehicle which will minimize the heat build up during return from orbit to studies of aircraft collision avoidance.
|Orbital Mechanics: |
Combines the study of classical orbital mechanics with aerospace technology to deal with such problems as communications, weather forecasting, ship and air craft navigation, near and deep space travel, orbiting laboratories, and manned and unmanned space probes. Studies such as the disposal of nuclear wastes into the sun, exploration of the outer planets and the prediction of earth quakes from the change in orbital motions of the earth pursued here.
|Architectural Engineering: |
Includes the following: environmental systems in buildings--illumination, climate control, noise control; vertical transportation; materials, their use and analysis; structural (including foundation) design, analysis and engineering, construction estimating; construction administration and equipment management; construction management systems. The interest in most of these topics is shared by students of architecture.
Includes design of artificial organs and limbs; biomechanics; bioelectric phenomena; biomedical materials; cardiac replacement devices; electro-cardiographic studies; bioinstrumentation and medical measurements; laser damage to biological systems; electrode electronic systems for acquiring biomedical data.
|CHEMICAL ENGINEERING:||-||-||-||Chemistry Library|
|Chemical Kinetics and Dynamics: |
Catalysis and catalysts; stochastic principles and processes. Statistical mechanics; heat and mass transfer.
|Polymer Science: |
Includes chemistry and physics of polymers, properties and uses of plastics; industrial formulations.
|Chemical Manufactures: |
Includes food technology, textile manufacture, dyes and dyestuffs, and pulp and paper industry.
|Process Dynamics and Control: |
Process design techniques; automatic process control and instrumentation for specific operations; plant, product and chemical reaction design; optimization techniques.
|-||-||C||Chemistry Library (See also Dynamics and Control under Civil Engineering, Operations Research in the Business Statement.)|
|Atmospheric Science: |
Includes meteorological instrumentation; micro meteorology; dynamic (mathematical) meteorology; radio meteorology; solar and infrared radiation.
|Environmental Health Engineering: |
General sanitary engineering; radiological protection; industrial hygiene; water, land and air pollution measurement, control and quality management; solid waste disposal; industrial waste treatment; waste water treatment. The Biology statement deals with environmental biology, the Geological Science statement with hydrology.
|Ocean Dynamics and Engineering:
Includes the preservations of ship channels, harbor design; construction of wharves; jetties, piers, sea walks, etc., tsunamis (tidal waves). Oceanography is in the Geography statement as part of Physical Geography.
|Structures and Structural Mechanics: |
Includes analysis of frames, metal structures, pre stressed concrete and steel structures. Also the Matrix method of structural analysis finite element.
|Transportation Engineering: |
Includes design and construction of transportation systems to move over and under land as well as in water and air. In Civil Engineering the emphasis is on urban and metropolitan transportation systems with concentration also on highway design and construction, including materials testing, safety devices for accident prevention, and traffic engineering for cities and highways. Interest shared with Aerospace Engineering.
|Electromagnetic Wave Propagation: |
Includes antennae and antenna design; dielectrics, signal theory, sensors; superconductivity.
|Physical Electronics: |
Direct current applications, electromechanics, integrated circuits, lasers, masers, radar, solid state electronics, energy conversion, quantum electronics.
|Power System Analysis: |
Includes machines, transmission and distribution of electrical power.
|Electro-Acoustics and Dynamics: |
Airborne (e.g., sonic boom) and underwater noise measurement and analysis.
Energy production, development of energy production systems. See also Thermosciences and Nuclear Engineering under Mechanical Engineering, Power Systems Analysis under Electrical Engineering, and Petroleum Engineering.
|Solid Mechanics: |
Includes mathematical description of stress, deformation, and the balance laws of solid mechanics: boundary value problems of engineering theories of materials including elasticity, plasticity, thermoelasticity, and viscoelasticity.
|Experimental Mechanics: |
Principles and techniques of engineering measurement, design of experiments and interpretation of results. Includes statics and dynamics, fluid mechanics, gravity waves, mechanics of solids.
Numerical formulation of problems in fluid, solid, or structural mechanics. Digital computer implementation of solutions.
|Dynamics and Control:
Classical principles of dynamics of particles and particle systems; Lagrangian and Hamiltonian formulation; optimal control of dynamical systems. (See also Process Dynamics and Control under Chemical Engineering.)
|Continuum Mechanics: |
General treatment of motion and deformation of continua, balance laws, constructive theory.
Mechanical and physical properties of engineering materials including metals and alloys. Considered are atomic structure, crystal structure, micro structure, equilibrium and non-equilibrium states, solidification and heat treatment; also electrical, thermoelectric and magnetic properties; and measures needed to restore, maintain or improve properties.
|Communication and Control: |
Computation engineering and computers; analog and digital circuitry; hybrid computers. For theoretical aspects see Computer Science statement; for computer applications in systems management see Operations research in the Business statement; for information science see the Library Science statement.
|Automotive Engineering: |
Acquisition limited to a few key journals. The Undergraduate Library acquires selected books and journals of a more popular nature.
|Mechanical Systems: |
Computational techniques and systems for engineering design and manufacturing; non-linear systems; refrigeration.
Emphasis is on heat and mass transfer; direct energy conversion; thermodynamics; gas dynamics; fluid mechanics; thermal power systems.
All aspects with emphasis on analysis and design of nuclear systems including reactor dynamics and control; neutron physics and control; radiation transport; neuron thermalization; dual purpose desalination plants.
|Petroleum Engineering: |
Drilling and production practices and recovery, including rock mechanics, drilling fluids, reservoir engineering, gas engineering, engineering economy, transportation of crude oil and natural gas, hydrocarbon phase behavior and conservation.
|Engineering as a Profession, Continuing Education, Counseling and Guidance:||-||-||B||Engineering|