Purpose of Collection:

For concrete examples of our collections in action, please visit our subject guide for Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering.

Academic Departments & Programs Supported:

Graduate programs are offered jointly through the Ottawa-Carleton Institute for Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. The Institute combines the resources of the Departments of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Carleton University and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Ottawa.

Themes/Subject Coverage

Select material of an acceptable academic/scholarly or professional standard in the following subject fields:

  • Applied dynamics
  • Aerodynamics and fluid mechanics
  • Aero-structures
  • Biomedical engineering and design of medical devices
  • Combustion and heat transfer
  • Materials and manufacturing processes
  • Materials science
  • Solid and fracture mechanics
  • Robotics, controls, guidance and navigation
  • Digital image processing
  • Space and satellite technologies
  • Gas turbine technology:
    • Internal aerodynamics
    • Combustion
    • System design and performance
    • High temperature materials and coatings technology
    • Repair and overhaul methods
  • Unmanned aerial vehicle technology including design, performance aerodynamics, navigation and control
  • Simulation of vehicle performance and vehicle simulation for training
  • Fatigue and fracture mechanics
  • Two-phase flows in application
  • Numerical methods for stress analysis, heat transfer, computational fluid dynamics, materials processing and vehicle simulation
  • Rotorcraft, structures, dynamics, aerodynamics and aeroelasticity
  • Sustainable energy systems design
  • Efficient energy conversion
  • Aeronautics & Space Engineering, including controls and robotics, materials and manufacturing

Selection Guidelines


Current material




  • English is the primary language of the collection. Works published in other languages are purchased very selectively and only at the request of faculty.

Material Types

Digital formats preferred including monographs, book series, and journals


  • popular popular press items, audiovisual material, working papers, and pamphlets

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