Benchmarking the Competitiveness of the United States in by National Research Council, Division on Earth and Life

By National Research Council, Division on Earth and Life Studies, Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology, Panel on Benchmarking the Research Competitiveness of the United States in Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical engineering is necessary to the layout, manufacture, and operation of small and massive mechanical structures in the course of the U.S. economic system. This publication highlights the most findings of a benchmarking workout to price the status of U.S. mechanical engineering uncomplicated study relative to different areas or international locations. The publication contains key elements that effect U.S. functionality in mechanical engineering learn, and close to- and longer-term projections of analysis leadership.

U.S. management in mechanical engineering simple learn total will stay powerful. Contributions of U.S. mechanical engineers to magazine articles increases, yet so will the contributions from different turning out to be economies comparable to China and India. whilst, the availability of U.S. mechanical engineers is in jeopardy, as a result of declines within the variety of U.S. voters acquiring complex levels and unsure clients for carrying on with to draw overseas scholars. U.S. investment of mechanical engineering easy learn and infrastructure will stay point, with robust management in rising areas.

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Diagnostics. Involves developing techniques for early detection of mechanical failure in machinery. Assessment An average of about 50 percent of the 471 VWC speakers in the area of tribology were from the United States. The other countries with large contributions of speakers include the United Kingdom, France, and Germany in that order. There are also significant numbers from Japan, the Netherlands, Finland, Italy, and Sweden. The United Kingdom is strong in all subsubfields, while France is strong in hydrodynamic phenomena and Germany is strong in the area of tribomaterials.

Authors, down from an estimated 50 to 60 percent in the 1980s. S. authors in two leading computational mechanics journals International Journal of Numerical Methods in Engineering and Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering has been around 33 percent for several years. S. contributions to journal articles indicate that the margin of leadership is diminishing. Design and Computer-Aided Design Design in mechanical engineering involves a number of diverse topics, all related to the process of developing and producing products, systems, processes, and infrastructures.

Experimentally measuring the acoustic fields and dynamic response of complex nonlinear systems at very large to very small scales is also a major goal of current research. • • Assessment An average of 50 percent of the 303 VWC speakers selected in the area of acoustics and dynamics were from the United States. S. S. contribution in acoustics. S. contribution to journal articles and article citations is more mixed. S. contribution to most-cited articles in the Journal of Sound and Vibration was 44 percent.

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