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Engineering

Includes Aerospace Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering General, Mechanical Engineering, and Petroleum Engineering.



I. Purpose:
To support teaching and research in Architectural Engineering through the master's level and Aerospace, Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, and Petroleum Engineering and Engineering Mechanics through the doctoral level. Interdepartmental specializations are also offered in Biomedical Engineering, Information Systems, Materials Science and Engineering, and Orbital Mechanics at the doctoral level. While concern for these fields is centered in the College of Engineering, faculty and students in other schools and departments have interest in specific areas such as students of chemistry in chemical engineering, architecture in architectural engineering, community and regional planning in transportation engineering, and astronomy in orbital mechanics.

II. General Collection Guidelines:

A. Languages: English is the primary language of collection, but works in French, German, and Russian are also purchased. Other works originally in other languages are purchased only in English translation.

B. Chronological Guidelines: Primarily the Twentieth Century. For materials relating to the history of technology, see the History of Science Statement.

C. Geographical Guidelines: Primarily the United States, with emphasis on Texas for petroleum engineering and water resources and quality and control. While no area is specifically excluded, the subject matter would limit the areas of interest to those countries with a well-developed technology.

D. Treatment of Subject: Biographies and histories are very selectively purchased; for more extensive treatment see the History of Science Statement. Textbooks are ordinarily not purchased. Trade school manuals or juvenile treatments are excluded. Legal aspects are primarily related to materials on petrochemical and petroleum engineering, and building codes for architectural engineering. Book on techniques such as engineering graphics, surveying and photogrammetry are purchased selectively.

E. Types of Material: Included are encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, proceedings/transactions of congresses, societies and symposia, selected government documents such as NASA depository items, Government Research Announcements and Index, and INIS Atomic index. These and dissertations are rarely purchased. Engineering drawings are excluded from purchase.

F. Date of Publication: Primarily the past ten years, though earlier publications are sought.

G. Other General Considerations: The Center for Energy and Environmental Resources encourages interdisciplinary energy research on a campus-wide basis and coordinates these activities with those of the Energy Systems Engineering Program.

III. Observations and Qualifications by Subject and LC Class:

Subject LC Class Location CDP [NCIP] Collecting Level Bibliographer
AEROSPACE ENGINEERING : - - - Engineering (See also Astronomy Statement)
Aerothermodynamics:
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.
- - C Engineering
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.
- - C Engineering
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.
- - C Engineering
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.
- - C Engineering
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.
- - C Engineering
Biomedical engineering:
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.
- - C Engineering
CHEMICAL ENGINEERING: - - - Chemistry Library
Chemical Kinetics and Dynamics:
Catalysis and catalysts; stochastic principles and processes. Statistical mechanics; heat and mass transfer.
- - C Chemistry Library
Polymer Science:
Includes chemistry and physics of polymers, properties and uses of plastics; industrial formulations.
- - C Chemistry Library
Chemical Manufactures:
Includes food technology, textile manufacture, dyes and dyestuffs, and pulp and paper industry.
- - C Chemistry Library
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.)
CIVIL ENGINEERING: - - - Engineering
Atmospheric Science:
Includes meteorological instrumentation; micro meteorology; dynamic (mathematical) meteorology; radio meteorology; solar and infrared radiation.
- - C Engineering
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.
- - C Engineering
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.
- - C Engineering
SOIL MECHANICS: - - C Engineering
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.
- - C Engineering
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.
- - C Engineering
ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING: - - - Engineering
Electromagnetic Wave Propagation:
Includes antennae and antenna design; dielectrics, signal theory, sensors; superconductivity.
- - C Engineering
Physical Electronics:
Direct current applications, electromechanics, integrated circuits, lasers, masers, radar, solid state electronics, energy conversion, quantum electronics.
- - C Engineering
Power System Analysis:
Includes machines, transmission and distribution of electrical power.
- - C Engineering
Electro-Acoustics and Dynamics:
Airborne (e.g., sonic boom) and underwater noise measurement and analysis.
- - C Engineering
Energy systems:
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.
- - C Engineering
ENGINEERING MECHANICS:- - - 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.
- - C Engineering
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.
- - C Engineering
Computation Mechanics:
Numerical formulation of problems in fluid, solid, or structural mechanics. Digital computer implementation of solutions.
- - C Engineering
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.)
- - C Engineering
Continuum Mechanics:
General treatment of motion and deformation of continua, balance laws, constructive theory.
- - C Engineering
Materials:
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.
- - C Engineering
INFORMATION SYSTEMS: - - - Engineering
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.
- - C Engineering
MECHANICAL ENGINEERING: - - - Engineering
Automotive Engineering:
Acquisition limited to a few key journals. The Undergraduate Library acquires selected books and journals of a more popular nature.
- - A Engineering
Mechanical Systems:
Computational techniques and systems for engineering design and manufacturing; non-linear systems; refrigeration.
- - C Engineering
Thermosciences:
Emphasis is on heat and mass transfer; direct energy conversion; thermodynamics; gas dynamics; fluid mechanics; thermal power systems.
- - C Engineering
Nuclear Engineering:
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.
- - C Engineering
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.
- - B Engineering
Engineering as a Profession, Continuing Education, Counseling and Guidance: - - B Engineering


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