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MET/ECET/MFET/TLI Capstone Research Guide: 1.3 Scope of Work & 2.3 Concept Design Plan

Dr. Frederick Berry & Dr. Phil Sanger

Locating Standards

According to ASME: A standard is "a set of technical definitions and guidelines, “how to” instructions for designers, manufacturers, and users. Standards promote safety, reliability, productivity, and efficiency in almost every industry that relies on engineering components or equipment." 

Compliance with standards in the design process is voluntary, however, it may become mandatory if written into contractual business obligations and/or written into law or regulations.

Search for Standards:

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Federal Government Regulations

Finding Materials & Properties Information

          View the Knovel Data Search tutorial (02:27)

Engineering Information Specialist

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Margaret Phillips
3053C WALC

Engineering & Technology Information Specialist

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Sarah Huber
Wilmeth Active Learning Center