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2015-2016 University Catalog 
2015-2016 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

School of Mechanical Engineering

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An Overview

Mechanical engineering involves designing machinery that either produces, transmits, or uses power.

The school’s facilities include two major satellite research laboratories: The Ray W. Herrick Laboratories provide facilities for research in mechanical vibrations, noise control, acoustics, fluid mechanics, and heat transfer for energy utilization. The Zucrow Laboratories, named after their founder, started out in 1948 as one of the country’s first liquid-rocket test facilities. Research in the laboratories, located next to the Purdue Airport, has expanded into combustion, propulsion, and fluid dynamics.

The School of Mechanical Engineering is organized into the following nine areas:

  • Acoustics and Noise Control
  • Bioengineering
  • Combustion, Energy Utilization and Thermodynamics
  • Design
  • Fluid Mechanics and Propulsion
  • Heat Transfer
  • Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration
  • Manufacturing and Materials Processing
  • Mechanics and Vibration
  • Nanotechnology
  • Systems, Measurement & Control



Contact Information

School of Mechanical Engineering
Purdue University
585 Purdue Mall
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2088
Phone: (765) 494-6900
Fax: (765) 494-0539


Development Office

Graduate Office
megradoffice@purdue.edu and megradapps@purdue.edu

Undergraduate Office

Graduate Information

For Graduate Information please see Mechanical Engineering Graduate Program Information .




      Mechanical Engineering

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