Measures and mismeasures of the applied mechanics literature


Journal Article

A 1975 study of the archival literature of applied mechanics showed it to be following a classic growth pattern for a scientific field. The present study, with ten years' additional data, tests some extrapolations of the 1975 data and finds them wanting. How such well-behaved data can prove unreliable for forecasting is explored. © 1987.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Petroski, H; Kayello, S

Published Date

  • January 1, 1987

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 31 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 323 - 333

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0040-1625

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0040-1625(87)90061-8

Citation Source

  • Scopus