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31 Engineering (General)

Includes general research topics related to engineering and applied physics, and particular areas of vacuum technology, industrial engineering, cryogenics, and fire prevention. For specific topics in engineering see categories 32 through 39.


Engineering – The useful application of scientific or other systematic knowledge of the properties of matter and the sources of energy in nature. NASA Thesaurus, Washington, DC: National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

NASA Interest

Exhaustive Interest : Vacuum technology; aerospace safety engineering; control and display technology; cryogenics.

Selective Interest : Computer aided manufacturing; air cushion vehicle technology; applied mechanics; engineering with potential aerospace application.

Negative Interest : Engineering technology with no aerospace applications.


Input Subjects of Specific Interest

  • applied mechanics
  • civil engineering
  • computer aided manufacturing (CAM)(Engineering)
  • cryogenics
  • display engineering
  • engineering (general)
  • fire prevention
  • industrial process control
  • industrial safety procedures
  • liquefied gases
  • metrication
  • metrology
  • safety procedures (engineering)
  • vacuum technology