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WikiProject Engineering
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Welcome to WikiProject Engineering, a collaboration area and group of editors dedicated to improving Wikipedia's coverage of Engineering. For more information on WikiProjects in general, please see Wikipedia:WikiProject and the Guide to WikiProjects.


Interested users are encouraged to add their name below and help improve this project.


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Goals[edit]

  1. To improve Wikipedia's coverage of Engineering by creating, expanding, and maintaining such articles.
  2. To provide guidelines and recommendations for articles within the scope of Engineering.
  3. To serve as a point of discussion for issues related to Engineering in general in Wikipedia.
  4. To help coordinate the work of related WikiProjects.

News[edit]

  • September 9, 2007: Temporary page for WikiProject Engineering created.
  • September 11, 2007: Moved to official Wikipedia space.
  • November 10, 2007: Main project page expansion begins.

Scope[edit]

The project generally considers any article related to Engineering to be within its scope.

See the following to find articles within our scope:

WikiProject tagged articles can be found in Category:WikiProject Engineering articles.

See this page for recent changes related to pages withinin this project's scope.

Open tasks and guidelines[edit]

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edit·history·watch·refresh Stock post message.svg To-do list for Wikipedia:WikiProject Engineering:

Here are some tasks awaiting attention:

Participants[edit]

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Please feel free to add yourself here, and to indicate any areas of particular interest. Members should also feel free to add {{User WP Engineering}} to their user pages to identify themselves as members of this project. The appearance of the userbox is shown to the right. Placing the above userbox on your user page will automatically add you to Category:WikiProject Engineering participants.

Departments[edit]

Assessment[edit]

Assessment log - Worklist

The WikiProject Engineering assessment department focuses on assessing the quality of Wikipedia's Engineering articles.

Assessments are performed via parameters in the {{Engineering}} project banner which is posted to an article's talk page.

An assessment parameter (FA, GA, B, Start, or Stub) causes the article to be rated and grouped into categories that serves as the basis for an automatically generated worklist.

While much of the work is done in conjunction with the WP:1.0 program, the article ratings are also used within the project itself to aid in recognizing excellent contributions and identifying topics in need of further work.

Collaboration[edit]

The Engineering Collaboration of the week seeks to identify particular articles that would benefit from a significant collaborative effort. Every week, a single article is selected as the focus, and the project attempts to improve it, potentially to featured article standards.

Any articles dealing with some aspect of Engineering (except for current featured articles and featured article candidates) are eligible, and everyone is invited to nominate articles.

The current Engineering Collaboration of the Week is: Engineering

Peer review[edit]

The peer review department of WikiProject Engineering conducts peer review of articles on request. The primary objective is to encourage better articles by having contributors who may not have worked on articles to examine them and provide ideas for further improvement.

The peer review process is highly flexible and can deal with articles of any quality; however, requesting reviews on very short articles may not be productive, as there is little for readers to comment on.

All reviews are conducted by fellow editors—usually members of WikiProject Engineering. While there is a general intent to expand this process to allow for review by subject experts, the preparations for this are not yet complete.

Requested images[edit]

User Areas of interest Comments
themcxenon (talk) Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering,
Ljfeliu (talk) Mechanical Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering
Trulystand700 (talk) Structural Engineering, Civil Engineering Studying engineering. Has knowledge in subject.
JustinTime55 (talk) Aerospace / Mechanical Engineering Spacecraft, History of spaceflight, Apollo program, Flight dynamics
ASHUIND 20:02, 2 October 2011 (UTC) Computer Engineering, Software Engineering
JohnQED (talk) Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering Computer Architecture, Embedded Systems, Control Systems, Power Electronics, Software Engineering
Apoorva96 (talk) Automobile Engineering,Aerospace Engineering,Mechanical Engineering
Viurniel Sanchez Electrical Engineer, Telecomunications Engineer
Azam Ishaque Computer Engineer Computers, Control Systems, Microcontrollers
Spacefem Electrical Engineer
Isaac Structural Engineer
Luke Mechanical/Aeronautical Engineer
S1312 Computer & Tech Engineering Talk: S1312 / Email: S1312
Tbo 157talk
Hydrogen Iodide (HI!) Civil engineer
Rai-me
Tomeasy T C Aerospace & mechanical engineering Thermal barrier coatings, (extended) Finite element method
abrahamrenns-
Athol Mullen
John Volc Naval Architect Involved in ice breakers, ferries, warships, etc.
Huang7776
Dr.K.
H Padleckas chemical engineer
Pedram.salehpoor
John of Paris
Stardust8212 Aerospace engineering
Sadi Carnot I think the hottest new degree, in the near future, will be neurosurgical engineering, a symbiosis of chemical-electronics and the brain.
Mogtheforgetfulcat
JA.Davidson Electrical Engineering
Jameson L. Tai Mechanical Engineering Robotics, Machinery Design & Mechatronics, Three-Dimensional Modeling. (WP:ROBO, WP:UNI)
CheMechanical chemical engineer
& mechanical engineer
siafu Aerospace engineering
Explodicle mechanical engineer Mechanical Engineering, Computer Software, Robotics
 Buaidh  electric power engineering software engineering Professional Engineer energy technology, utility regulation
Tkn20 structural engineering
Goatchurch Computer-aided manufacture Major contributor to the NC Graphics machining kernel
toastydeath CNC, Machining Machinist apprentice and mechanical engineering student.
Niaz Computer Engineering and Wireless Communication Computer Engineer and research student at Distributed Systems Group, Trinity College Dublin.
User:Dank55 See User:Dank55 for list of pages I patrol.
ExplorerCY Aerospace Engineering just a student
Marylee23 mechanical engineer Mechanical Engineering, Ultrasonic welding
Juthani1 (talk) 04:52, 7 March 2008 (UTC) Mechanical, Biomedical Student
MonicaMaio Electrical Engineer Electrical Engineering, Semiconductor Device Fabrication, Microelectronics, Materials Science
Judith Soto (talk) Industrial engineer
Tanvir che (talk) Chemical engineering
Brad Halls (talk) Software engineering Software Engineering, CAD/CAM/CAE/PLM, Computer Graphics, Visualization, VR, Digital mockup
Katanada (talk) Aerospace engineering
Mdd (talk) Systems Engineering Systems science, Systems theory, Systems engineering
Mechatronik Mechanical Engineering Systems Engineering Student, Robotics
Firebladed (talk) Control Engineering, Systems Engineering, Robotics
Deekayfry (talk) Ceramic Engineering, Material Engineering, Mining Engineer For each discipline, manage, process improvement, capitalization, geology proof of ore reserves, plant design and construction. Ceramic, Rubber, Sand
LizardJr8 Naval Architect Offshore units, icebreakers, ferries, warships
lawrencejohny Eletronics & Telecommunication Engineering Student, Embedded Systems
declanide Electrical & Electronic Engineering Speech Processing, CT System
Anonymi (talk) Electrical Engineering Semiconductor device fabrication, Microelectronics
KB1LQC (talk) Electrical Engineering Electrical Engineering student, amateur radio operator, experimenter
(sdsds - talk) propulsion primary emphasis on spacelift and spaceflight
Xtrememachineuk - (talk) Naval Architecture Currently an MEng student, interested area is ship structures.
daviddoria - (talk) Electrical Engineer Communications, Image Processing and Analysis.
Amhantar Mechanical Engineer Automotive industry - Computer simulations in stress analysis and structure strength
Baleywik - (talk) Electrical Engineer Digital Signal Processing, Communications, Wireless.
Nathannae Societies/Media relations
Vinmax(+) Chemical Process Design & Engineering Industrial Waste Water Treatment, Biodiesel Systems, Instrumentation, Tanks, Pumps and Mixing Systems, Water purification systems
Ted Pavlic Control Engineer Intelligent Control, Nonlinear Control, Control Systems
lacomj Materials Science and Engineering Transport, Materials Processing
Inwind (talk) Aerospace & mechanical engineering Aerospace, Wind turbines
Jettparmer - (talk) Mechanical Engineering Manufacturing, consumer goods, automation
Micasta (talk) Chemical Engineering
franzivar (talk) Electrical Engineering Student
Douglasr007 (talk) Civil engineering Student
Damowe (talk) Mechanical Engineering Railways (rolling Stock)
Arpanetter (talk) Engineering Economist US Govt Analyst
Ddomme (talk) Mechanical Engineering, Acoustics Student of Mechanical Engineering, Acoustics, and Vibration
Pete Rolph Electronic Engineer Grad Student
Wispanow Electrical/Electronic Engineer
pocketpencil Manufacturing Engineering, CNC and Machining Manufacturing Engineer
Shraktu Electronics and Communication Engineer
Nabil rais2008 Civil Engineering Maga projects, and Skyscraper projects.
Michael.Forman Electrical Engineering Electromagnetics, Microwaves, Antennas, RF MEMS, High-Impedance Surfaces, Communications
Fivestar9 Biological Engineering, Cell and tissue engineering Bioengineering
Wizard191 (talk) Mechanical engineering I mostly work on the Metalworking WikiProject, but venture into some ME articles
Jminthorne (talk) Mechanical Engineering
Vinay84 (talk) Metallurgical Engineering
Jfraser (talk) Electrical Engineering
Drajput (talk) Materials science, Biomedical engineering, Laser ablation A PhD graduate student at the University of Tennessee Space Institute.
ISQureshi (talk) 05:27, 26 October 2009 (UTC) Mechatronics/ Electronics Engineer Automation, Control, Instrumentation, Power Electronics, Electrical Safety, and Alternate Energy
Andyminicooper (talk) Mechanical Engineering Offshore Systems, subsea production systems.
Andyminicooper (talk) Mechanical Engineering Offshore Systems, subsea production systems.
Lasta (talk Mechanical Engineering Maintenance systems for shipping and offshore,
JMatopos Control Engineering Student.
HkFnsNGA Environmental Engineering, Civil Engineering, Soils Engineering, Structural Engineering, Operations Research Student.
Rehman(+) Energy and structural Particularly in renewable energy and constructions.
JcJavo(talk) Civil Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Structural Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Civil Eng. Student @ University of Texas at San Antonio College of Engineering
Sam Lacey Mechanical Engineering FEA stuff, CFD stuff, solids, engineering standards
User:Jdpipe Mechanical Engineering, Solar thermal energy Thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, solar energy, simulation and modelling
User:Macquigg Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering Analog IC Design, Email system security, Python programming
User:Gdtps0566 Dimensioning and Tolerancing Senior Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing Professional (S-0566)
GreyTrafalgar Aerospace Engineering Propulsion; Fluid Dynamics; Aerodynamics; Hypersonics
User:AlexPlante Civil Engineering Civil Engineering; Infrastructure; Municipal engineering; Construction survey
OptoMechEngineer Mechanical Engineering Optical instrument design, flexure design, robotic systems and instruments, weight optimized structures
MikeLynch (talk) Mechanical Engineering Student
Pete (talk) Electrical engineering Interested in helping bridge academia and Wikipedia in this area.
User:Aeonx (talk) Mechatronics Engineering BE, B.CS, Professional Experience in Defense
Guy Macon (talk) Electronics Engineering Electronics used in toys, high-volume low-cost microcontrollers, embedded systems of all kinds
th5th (talk) Electrical engineering, power engineering Student studying power electronics, electric drives etc.
Miro Structural Engineering Interested in improving Wikipedia and making technical articles in particular more clear, accurate, and readable.
Rohini Instrumentation and Control Engineering Instrumentation engineering graduate aspiring to major in renewable energy. Avid interest in green technology, alternative energy and sustainable development.
Lumos3 Mechanical Engineering Interested in documenting the history of mechanical engineering.
Crystalkaloid (talk) mechanical engineering, biomedical engineering Student studying Mechanical engineering and Biomedical engineering
BluSkyy (talk) Mechanical Engineering Heat Fusion, Machine Design, Hydraulics, Pneumatics
Shriram (talk) Electrical Engineering Student
Sourav Mohanty (talk) Mechatronics Engineering Student
OneThousandTwentyFour (talk) Computer engineering Student
Lyndon Crone (talk) Materials Engineering Third year Nano and Functional MatE student
Etheros (talk) Mechanical engineering Doctoral Scholar, Interests: Fuel cells, multi-component multiphase mass transport and simulations
Pahazzard (talk) Building services engineering, Refrigeration, HVAC Chartered Engineer: mechanical services. Interested in pretty much anything engineering, building, and construction related.
Baxtrom (talk) 11:22, 5 March 2012 (UTC) Structural engineering PhD structural dynamics. Interested in structural analysis in particular.
tree41 (talk) 11:22, 5 March 2012 (UTC) Structural engineering MSc Structural Engineering. Graduate Bridge Engineer - specialises in the design of composite concrete and reinforced concrete bridges, and Finite Element techniques used to analyse, design and assess such bridges
SenchaDragon (talk) Structural engineering, building envelope systems Interested in remedial engineering design, causes of structural failure, building intersections and connections, and exterior envelope elements.
User:Almithra (talk) Computer Engineering Data Warehousing, Data Modelling, ETL
User:Hhimanshu.mishra (talk) Computer Science Engineering Student Interested in Programming languages and Kernel Programming.
User:Xenomancer (talk) Chemical Engineering, Chemistry Chemical engineer and chemist
User:Mar4d (talk) Civil engineering, aerospace engineering Engineering student
KAS( talk) Computer science engineering Computer science engineering student
SchreyP (talk) Electrical and Electronics engineering, Computer science Electronics engineer in Control systems
oosterwal (talk) Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, and Engineering History Software engineer.
Gunjan (talk) Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Production Engineering Currently pursuing degree in Industrial and Production Engineering (2011-15)
XFEM Skier (talk) Mechanics, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Current work on computational modeling of fracture and a background in civil/structural engineering
User:Compfreak7 (talk) Computer Science Engineering, Computer Engineering Student Interested in Programming languages, Computer Architecture, Operating Systems, Computer Graphics, Virtual Reality, Databases - Data Warehousing & Data Mining , Operations Research, Control Systems, Systems Engineering, Software Engineering, Web Applications, Web Engineering.
Corvus coronoides talk Aerospace engineering, Aero/Gas dynamics, related topics
Kunalrks (talk) Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Electrical Science, Chemical Engineering, Power Station Practice, Electrical Machines. I am an Electrical Engineering student. I am interested in doing research in Electrical Engineering and core sciences.
Peter Southwood (talk) Marine engineering, Naval architecture, Underwater diving
Mishae (talk) Biographies of various engineers
Iridium191 (talk) Mechatronics Engineering, Control Systems Graduated from Mechatronics Engineering
Wikimedia Commons has media related to Engineering.

The Requested images department aims to provide a collection of high-quality photographs, maps and images for use in Engineering articles. The department gathers existing public domain and free-license maps as well as creating new ones from other materials where no suitable maps can be found. All project members are welcome to request additional maps that may be needed for particular articles from the department.

Wikimedia Commons has images of the engineering field. Many of these photos would make useful additions to many of our articles here which may be lacking adequate illustrations. Please see the Commons categories at right, or try searching on Commons since many images available there are not properly categorized yet.

Outreach[edit]

The Outreach department acts as the project's central point of coordination for recruiting new members and maintaining the interest of current participants.

Templates and project size[edit]

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The following templates are used in WikiProject Engineering.

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{{User Engineer}}

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Main articles[edit]

Engineering

List of basic engineering topics

Aerospace | Agricultural | Architectural | Biomedical | Chemical | Civil | Computer | Computer-aided engineering | Electrical | Electronic | Environmental | Industrial & Manufacturing | Mechanical | Petroleum | Software | Systems | More

New articles[edit]

Please feel free to list your new Engineering-related articles here (newer articles at the top, please).

Any new articles that have an interesting or unusual fact in them, are at least over 1,000 characters, don't have any dispute templates on them, and cite their sources, should be suggested for the Did you know? box on the Wikipedia Main Page.

If you would like to request the creation of a particular article, please post in the requests section.

Categorization[edit]

The root category for this WikiProject is Category:Engineering. Both the root categorty and its associated subcategories should be tagged with {{Engineering category}}.

Please note that the major category, Category:Engineering, should be reserved for articles about disciplines of engineering, respectively, while specific individual engineering companies, engineers, concepts, etc. should be listed in the appropriate subcategories.

Next, please ensure that it has the correct engineering type categories (one or more, in some cases). Here are some major categories for engineering:

The main engineering categories

We also have a category for the project itself, Category:WikiProject Engineering.

Category tree[edit]


Issues of ongoing concern[edit]

Please report vandalism, copyright violations, addition of unsourced material and edit-warring to engineering articles here:

(One remark)

  • The article Direct metal deposition has been AfD nominated as is non sourced.(but here is a source I have just found on a PDF [1] ) This is a registered trade mark, so really ought, I think, be redirected to Selective laser sintering. The technique it depends on however is call Direct laser powder deposition and I don't seem to be able to find that. So maybe that needs a mention. I am out of date on this technology. In my day, we had to make do with spaying metal or carbides through a plasma arc.--Aspro (talk) 17:24, 18 January 2008 (UTC)


Please consider adding these articles to your watchlist, to help in reverting the ongoing vandalism which is certain to resume once semi-protection expires. Even during the period of semi-protection, some articles continue to be vandalized by recently registered accounts. Consider reporting users who chronically vandalize articles to Wikipedia:Administrator intervention against vandalism.

If you find any other articles within the scope of this project which are being heavily vandalized (as a rough standard, over 10 vandals per day, or continual vandalism for several days such that the last 50+ edits are all vandalism and reverts, or 10+ vandalism / revert edits in 30 minutes), please report them at Wikipedia:Requests for page protection and add them to the list above.

More articles or pages in need of attention could be found here at Category:Unreferenced Engineering articles and Category:Engineering articles needing attention.

Requests[edit]

Please direct assessment requests to Wikipedia:WikiProject Engineering/Assessment#Requesting an assessment.

Please add any other requests related to the project and material within its scope below:

There doesn't appear to be an article on rated power. According to LEO, the German equivalent is "Nennleistung", and this has a long article in the German Wikipedia: de:Nennleistung. Joriki (talk) 13:18, 17 February 2011 (UTC)

What about Power rating? Would Rated power deserve a redirect?-- Nczempin (talk) 10:44, 3 April 2011 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done. added interwiki and redirect. -- Nczempin (talk) 10:55, 3 April 2011 (UTC)
  • The Cam_follower article is very difficult for a general reader. It also has no pictures. I've read it a few times and I still don't know what a Cam follower is all about.
  • Vertical hollowshaft motor is too technical for the general reader. Additionally, it may be non-notable or merit merging to another article, but I lack the expertise to form much of an opinion on either question. Thanks. Lagrange613 (talk) 06:10, 13 September 2011 (UTC)
  • I just came across the term 'Unfired Steam Generators' but could find nothing on wikipedia to explain what this is. Derek Andrews (talk) 11:30, 17 October 2013 (UTC)

Resources[edit]

Some periodicals relevant to the general subject of engineering can be found at Wikipedia:WikiProject Engineering/Periodicals.

Related WikiProjects[edit]

Parent projects[edit]

Descendant projects[edit]

Tools[edit]

Main tool page: toolserver.org
  • Reflinks - Edits bare references - adds title/dates etc. to bare references
  • Checklinks - Edit and repair external links
  • Dab solver - Quickly resolve ambiguous links.
  • Peer reviewer - Provides hints and suggestion to improving articles.

External watchlist[edit]

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