37 Mechanical Engineering
Includes mechanical devices and equipment; machine elements and processes. For cases where the application of a device or the host vehicle is emphasized see also the specific category where the application or vehicle is treated. For robotics see 63 Cybernetics, Artificial Intelligence, and Robotics; and 54 Man/System Technology and Life Support.
Mechanical Engineering – Branch of engineering dealing with the design, development and operation of machines including mechanical devices and prime movers, vehicles, machine tools, and manufacturing machinery. NASA Thesaurus, Washington, DC: National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
Exhaustive Interest : Design, development, and testing of all mechanical devices, equipment, and systems that are applied to launch vehicles, spacecraft, space stations, or aerospace support equipment.
Selective Interest : Potential aerospace applications of machine elements and processes, manufacturing processes, nonpower auxiliary systems, and equipment.
Input Subjects of Specific Interest
airbreathing engines (non-aircraft)
auxiliary systems (mechanical)
Brayton cycle turbines (mechanical engineering)
centrifugal compressors (non-aircraft)
compression ignition engines (non-aircraft)
diesel engines (non-aircraft)
electron beam welding
friction stir welding
gasoline engines (non-aircraft)
heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC)
hydraulic systems (general)
internal combustion engines (non-aircraft)
packing (machine elements)
piston engines (non-aircraft)
pneumatic systems (general)
reciprocating engines (non-aircraft)
rotary engines (non-aircraft)
servomechanisms (mechanical aspects)
shafts (machine elements)
spark ignition engines (non-aircraft)
Stirling cycle engines (non-aircraft)
throttle controls (non-aircraft)
turbine engines (non-aircraft)