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Mechanical Engineering Design

MEMS 411 // JME 4110


Engineering standards are documentation of engineering practices.  These include rules, techniques, and conditions for engineering design, industrial practices, units of measurement, terminology, etc. Committees, affiliated with societies or organizations, and made up of specialists from universities and industry write standards. All design engineers rely on standards for guidance and to give authority to their work.

Standards can be mandatory or voluntary. Think of standards as rules for uniformity, size, quality, performance, shape, definition, and testing methodology of manufactured products.

Washington University Libraries does not actively maintain a standards collection. You can request individual standards for purchase. 

If you need a standard, email the standard number to Lauren Todd. You can also email her for help finding and identifying any relevant standards.