Authors:P. Fehsenfeld, A. Kleinrahm, and H. Schweickert
A subject of increasing application of cyclotron machines is the
RadionuclideTechnique inMechanical Engineering (RTM), a measuring system that enables wear and corrosion diagnostics of components of operating machines, apparatus or processing plants. The three components of the RTM-system, the thin layer-activation at the cyclotron, the measuring methods and the measuring instruments for application in industry, have been developed systematically at KfK over more than 15 years and are being used increasigly by industry in Germany, Japan and the United States. The present development of RTM to modern problems in engineering and material research as well as the successful application in new industrial areas will be reported.
In this paper we deal with potentials of using some mathematics computer software to support mathematics teaching in engineering education. Several computer algebra systems (e.g. MAPLE, MatLab) enhance the development of high quality graphics in an efficient way, while the new graphical devices give support for handling this new material in a fast way. We present an example from the area of mechanical engineering education.
By comparing the citation patterns of Korean researchers in physics and mechanical engineering, this study identifies the
extent to which type of publication source (Korean non-SCI, Korean SCI, and international SCI) and type of authorship (purely
Korean authors, Korean-foreign co-authors, and foreign-Korean co-authors) influence the choice of sources cited by Korean
scientists. Koreans publishing physics or mechanical engineering papers in international SCI journals are more likely to cite
articles published in journals of the science mainstream countries (the U.S., the U.K., the Netherlands, and Germany) than
articles published in national journals, while Koreans publishing in Korean journals tend to cite articles published in national
journals. In terms of authorship, articles published in mainstream journals are more highly cited by internationally co-authored
papers than Korean-authored papers in both disciplines.
Authors:K. C. Garg, B. M. Gupta, Tabassum Jamal, Santanu Roy, and Suresh Kumar
Summary An analysis of 330 questionnaires received from project investigators funded by AICTE indicates that project investigators preferred to present their research results at conferences rather than in national and international journals. Impact of funding has been better on human resource capability development as compared to research and technological output. Analysis of data using data envelopment analysis indicates that projects funded under electronics and communication engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and management displayed some consistency and uniformity with regard to impact on various output parameters.
The designs of mechanical engineering factories and large breweries in Budapest reveal the fundamental influence of an early functionalism on the development of historical factory buildings in the period under investigation — 1870–1916. The architectural results differed depending on the particular industry. In order to develop a comprehensive explanatory model for the establishment of production facilities with their differentiated forms of expression, it is necessary to examine all the various influencing factors. It can be concluded that the development of production facilities in mechanical engineering led to the establishment of non-specific spaces, whereas in the brewing industry highly specialized areas were created that could barely serve other functions.
Authors:S. Whitney, E. Alvarez, D. Haas, K. Jackman, S. Wilson, and S. Biegalski
Graduate students in the Mechanical Engineering department at the University of Texas at Austin have designed and modeled
a fast neutron prompt-gamma activation analysis facility as part of a new course introduced in the graduate program titled
“The Design of Nuclear Systems.” The students were responsible for creating a design concept as well as implementing and modeling
the concept to ensure its safety and functionality. The purpose of the class was to give graduate students the independence
to create a project of their own vision, but to do so in a collaborative and formal manner as will be necessary in their future
work. The fast neutron PGAA facility was successfully designed and computational models have been analyzed to display benefits
of the fast neutron facility compared to the thermal neutron PGAA facility that also exists at The University of Texas at
The paper presents the first stage of a pilot project, which aims to introduce m-learning in mechanical engineering education. Basic concepts and technological considerations are discussed first, together with presentation of technical solutions for an m-learning system. We use some basic assumptions and make fundamental decisions related to the applied educational methodology and the hardware, software and network solutions. While selecting state-of-the-art hardware (HP iPAQ Pocket PC), we choose generally applicable and available software solutions. We also describe the specific, but highly generalised m-learning environment and its elements. The conversion of educational materials, and especially the application of subject-specific media, is discussed later in detail. We devote special attention to and show how simulation models can be applied in course materials in m-learning environments. The applied software solutions provide flexibility and long-term applicability, despite the rapidly changing technical environment.