North Carolina State University, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Records 1929-2000

Creator
North Carolina State University. Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Size
0.75 linear feet (1 archival storage box, 1 half box)
Location

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Call number
UA 105.015

Contains correspondence, proposals, proceedings, and reports relating to the Center for Acoustical Studies and reports from the Center for Sound and Vibration. Also includes a list of program/grant proposals such as those for the Ph.D. program in Mechanical Engineering.

Biographical/historical note

Mechanical Engineering involves practical application of mechanical and thermal sciences to research, design, development, testing, and manufacturing of a wide variety of products. The diverse areas to which mechanical engineers contribute include transportation, power generation and energy conversion, environmental control and pollution abatement, noise control, and biomechanics. Recent developments have increased interest in such areas as robotics, mechatronics, precision engineering, automated manufacturing systems, combustion, and propulsion. Student projects include Min-Baja, Formula Cars, and walking machines.

NC State's Mechanical Engineering program is comprehensive in that it consists of both analytical/numerical and experimental activities and laboratories. Computational facilities consist of three computer laboratories, using both UNIX and Windows NT platforms. Computational software available includes mathematical and solution algorithms, as well as modern design and analysis tools. The experimental laboratories include measurements and data analysis, performance evaluation of thermal systems and power plants, and testing and analysis of mechanical components. The senior design laboratory is jointly supported by the department and industry. This is a unique laboratory facility, which involves students in solving actual industrial problems by designing, building, and testing prototype machines. The laboratory facilities are supported by a machine shop and an electronics facility. Also housed in the mechanical engineering program are the Applied Energy Research Laboratory (AERL), the Precision Engineering Laboratory (PEC) and the Industrial Assessment Center (IAC).

The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering as such has only existed since 1966, prior to which time it was simply the Department of Mechanical Engineering.

Additional information and resources on the history of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering can be found through the NCSU Historical State website.

1966 - 1972
R. W. Truitt
1972 - 1979
C. F. Zorowski
1979 - 1980
J. C. Williams (acting head)
1980 - 1984
R. A. Burton
1984 - 1992
J. A. Bailey
1992 - 1993
C. F. Zorowski (interim)
1993 - 1994
F. R. DeJarnette (interim)
1994 - 2000
F. R. DeJarnette
2000 - 2005
M. N. Noori
2005 -
R. D. Gould (interim)

Use of these materials

North Carolina State University owns copyright to this collection. Individuals obtaining materials from the NCSU Libraries' Special Collections Research Center are responsible for using the works in conformance with United States copyright law as well as any donor restrictions accompanying the materials.

This collection may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which North Carolina State University assumes no responsibility.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], North Carolina State University, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Records, UA 105.015, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Related material

Source of acquisition

Transferred from the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.

Aerospace Science 1963
Box 1, Folder 1
Annual Report 1977-1978
Half box 2, Folder 4
Brochures 1961-1988
Box 1, Folder 2
Center for Acoustical Studies, Program and Activities 1979
Box 1, Folder 3
Course and Curriculum 1977-1981
Box 1, Folder 4
Degree Proposal 1959
Box 1, Folder 5
Drawing Division, Reference Outline for Graphic Solutions undated
Box 1, Folder 6
Faculty Meetings 1955-1961
Box 1, Folder 7
Faculty Rosters 1951-1959
Box 1, Folder 8
Graduates 1929-1961
Box 1, Folder 9
Lectures and Seminars 1955-1979
Box 1, Folder 10
Mars Mission, News Clippings 1988-1990
Box 1, Folder 11
Program Reports 1961-1962
Box 1, Folder 12
Wing Over Raleigh - CAA Trains State College Fliers [newsclipping] 1940
Flat folder 1
Principles of Mechatronic Engineering Workshop [brochure] 2000
Half box 2, Folder 1
Order of St. Patrick Certificate for Horace Henry Vance 1935
Half box 2, Folder 2
Mechanical Engineering Class Assignments 1931-1933
Half box 2, Folder 3

Access to the collection

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Mailing address:
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Raleigh, NC, 27695-7111

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], North Carolina State University, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Records, UA 105.015, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Use of these materials

North Carolina State University owns copyright to this collection. Individuals obtaining materials from the NCSU Libraries' Special Collections Research Center are responsible for using the works in conformance with United States copyright law as well as any donor restrictions accompanying the materials.

This collection may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which North Carolina State University assumes no responsibility.