ASME - American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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ASME - American Society of Mechanical Engineers - is a 120,000-member professional organization focused on technical, educational and research issues of the engineering and technology community. ASME conducts one of the world's largest technical publishing operations, holds numerous technical conferences worldwide, and offers hundreds of professional development courses each year. ASME sets internationally recognized industrial and manufacturing codes and standards that enhance public safety.
Technical Divisions and Subdivisions
The work of the Society is performed by its member-elected Board of Governors and through its five Councils, 44 Boards and hundreds of Committees in 13 regions throughout the world.
Advancing the science and practice of mechanical engineering is the responsibility of the Society's 37 Technical Divisions and Subdivisions, which span a vast array of disciplines, technologies and industries:
Advanced Energy Systems - Promotes the advancement of emerging energy conversion devices and processes, such as hydrogen technologies, fuel cells and heat pumps, and understanding of thermo economics.
Aerospace - Concerns mechanical engineering of aircraft and manned/unmanned spacecraft design, including adaptive structures and materials, propulsion systems and life support equipment.
Applied Mechanics - Advances the study of how media, including solids, fluids and systems, respond to external stimuli, as well as the specialized areas of shock and vibration and computer applications.
Bioengineering - Focused on the application of mechanical engineering principles to the conception, design, development, analysis and operation of biomechanical systems.
Computers & Information in Engineering - Concerned with the application of emerging computer simulation technology to enhance the entire engineering process.
Design Engineering - Addresses the design concepts of machines and mechanisms, such as fastening/joining methods and gearing, as well as design aspects affecting reliability and manufacturability.
Dynamic Systems & Control - Concentrates on control methods and devices, from servomechanisms and regulators to automatic controls, for dynamic systems involving forces, motion and/or the flow of energy or material.
Electronic & Photonic Packaging - Fosters cooperation on mechanical engineering considerations of microelectronics, photonics, microwave and microelectromechanical systems design and manufacturing.
Environmental Engineering - Concerns air, ground and water pollution control technologies, including environmental remediation and mixed hazardous/radioactive waste management.
Fluids Engineering - Involved in fluid mechanics in all types of systems and processes involving fluid flow, including pumps, turbines, compressors, pipelines, biological fluid elements and hydraulic structures.
Fluid Power Systems & Technology - Advances the design and analysis of fluid power components, such as hydraulic and pneumatic actuators, pumps, motors and modulating components, in various systems and applications.
Fuels & Combustion Technologies - Dedicated to the understanding of fuels and combustion systems in modern utility and industrial power plants, including fuels handling, preparation, processing and by-product emissions controls.
Heat Transfer - Enhances the theory and application of heat transfer in equipment and thermodynamic processes in all fields of mechanical engineering and related technologies.
Information Storage & Processing Systems - Focuses on the mechanics of electronic information storage devices and their manufacture, with primary focus on rigid and floppy disks, magnetic tape, VCR and optical disk technologies.
Internal Combustion Engine - Furthers mechanical engineering of all types of reciprocating combustion engines, including diesel and spark ignited engines for mobile, marine, rail and stationary power generation applications.
International Gas Turbine Institute - Supports the design, manufacture and operation of gas turbine and aeroengine machinery in various applications, including aircraft, marine and electric power generation.
Management - Concerns the management of the engineering process to control resources, both human and material, to improve the quality of products and services provided by organizations.
Manufacturing Engineering - Fosters the transfer of technology related to manufacturing systems for improved production performance, including machine tools, computer integrated manufacturing and robotics.
Materials - Focuses on the properties of materials, such as metals, ceramics, composites and polymers, and its influence on design consideration in materials selection for engineering structures.
Materials Handling Engineering - Promotes the dissemination and application of technological advancements in material transport systems through mechanical engineering, systems engineering and information technology.
Microelectromechanical Systems Subdivision - Furthers developments of miniature devices combining electrical, mechanical, optical, chemical and/or biological components fabricated via integrated circuit or similar manufacturing techniques.
Noise Control & Acoustics - Advances the application of physical principles of acoustics to the solution of noise control problems, as well as the uses of acoustics in industrial applications.
NonDestructive Evaluation Engineering - Covers the evaluation of critical system components for material/defect/structure characterization through nondestructive methods, such as ultrasonics, radiography and other techniques.
Nuclear Engineering - Concerns the design, development, testing, operation and maintenance of nuclear reactor systems and components, fusion, heat transport, nuclear fuels technology and radioactive waste.
Ocean, Offshore & Arctic Engineering - Promotes international technological progress in the recovery of energy resources in offshore and arctic environments, as well as systems, equipment and vehicles for underwater sea usage.
Petroleum - Covers mechanical systems used in the entire area of petroleum drilling, production, refining, processing, and transportation, as well as management and environmental concerns.
Pipeline Systems Division - Promotes pipeline systems technology, including automation, rotating equipment, geotechnics, heat transfer, offshore, materials, GIS, database, environmental issues, design, construction, and integrity.
Plant Engineering & Maintenance - Focuses on the design, fabrication, installation, operation and maintenance of manufacturing systems, equipment, processes and facilities to create products of enhanced value.
Power - Disseminates information on the research, design, operation, economics, and environmental effects of fossil-fired thermal power generation systems, including hydroelectric.
Pressure Vessels & Piping - Concerns the design, fabrication, inspection, operation and failure prevention of power boilers, heating boilers, pipelines, pumps, valves and other pressure-bearing components and vessels.
Process Industries - Focuses on the design of systems and machines for heating, cooling or treating industrial fluids and gases, including the efficient management and control of the processes themselves.
Rail Transportation - Covers the mechanical design, construction, operation and maintenance of locomotives, freight, passenger and commuter cars in railroads and mass transit systems.
Safety Engineering & Risk Analysis - Promotes practices that lead to reduced risk and loss prevention by creating safer products, processes, and occupational environments.
Solar Energy - Concerned with all aspects of solar-derived energy for mechanical and electrical power generation, as well as wind energy and ocean thermal energy conversion.
Solid Waste Processing - Addresses the design, construction and operation of solid waste processing and disposal facilities, including waste-to-energy combustors, materials recovery/recycling, landfills and composting.
Technology & Society - Covers all issues concerning the inter-relationships between technological innovation and the world community, as well as the social responsibility of the engineer.
Textile Engineering - Focuses on product and process technology for the improvement of fiber, composite material, textile, and apparel manufacturing operations, machinery and instrumentation.
Tribology - Involved in all aspects of friction, lubrication and wear in mechanical designs and manufacturing processes, as well as its economic impact on system reliability and maintainability.