Engineering, Mechanical

Most materials are in English with some theses and metal working reports being acquired from Germany.
To provide the materials necessary to support the undergraduate and graduate course instruction program, the graduate thesis research program and the research activities of the Faculty. In order to accomplish this, the Department is building comprehensive research collections in certain areas of study.
United States, Britain and Germany account for almost all the materials.

The materials acquired are currently produced, except for the occasional older book or report, and for backfiles of periodicals.

  • Periodicals are of first importance to Mechanical Engineering. Most of these are current including abstracting periodicals, but backfiles are acquired as funds permit. Current subscriptions alone account for 98% of the Library budget for this Department.
  • Working reference tools are of secondary importance. These include guidebooks, data books of metal cutting data in loose-leaf books, manuals, charts, laboratory manuals and workbooks, graphs, technical reports and manufacturers' directories and manuals. There is a large collection of these latter in the office of the chief buyer for Engineering, and they are used continuously by this Department. Much of the material in this whole category is acquired on Departmental rather than Library funds.
  • Books are third in importance, including bibliographies, reprints of conferences and symposia, theses and other material of similar nature.
  • Data tapes are used in the Department and are acquired with Departmental funds.
  • Audio-visual materials are presently acquired by the Department and by individual professors.


Aerodynamics (A)

Biomedical Engineering (C)

     Overlap with Chemical Engineering.


Ceramic Engineering (C)

     Overlap with Materials Science and Engineering.


Composite Materials (B)

     Overlap with Materials Science and Engineering.


Computer Integrated Manufacturing (A)

Computing in Mechanical Engineering (B)

Control Systems (A)

     Overlap with Electrical and Chemical Engineering.


Design of Machine Elements (B)

Engineering Measuring Systems (B)

Environmental Engineering (B)

     Overlap with Civil and Chemical Engineering.


Fluid Mechanics (A)

Fluid-Structure Interaction (A)

Machine Design (B)

Manufacturing Methods (A)

Mechatronics (A)

Noise Control (A)

Optimization in Design (A)

     Overlap with Electrical, Chemical and Civil Engineering.


Robotics (A)

Solid Mechanics (A)

Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer (A)

     Overlap with Chemical Engineering, Physics, and Engineering Physics.

Arts and Social Sciences