Special Collections Department
403 Parks Library
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011-2140

RS 11/10/53
Charles R. Mischke (1927-    )
Papers, 1963-1993, undated


Descriptive summary

creator:

Mischke, Charles R. (1927-    )

title:

Papers

dates:

1963-1993, undated

extent:

0.42 linear feet (1 document box)

collection number:

RS 11/10/53

repository:

University Archives, Special Collections Department, Iowa State University.

 

Administrative information

access:

Open for research

publication rights:

Consult Head, Special Collections Department

preferred citation:

Charles R. Mischke Papers, RS 11/10/53, Special Collections Department, Iowa State University Library.

 

Abstract

Charles R. Mischke was a Professor of Mechanical Engineering (1964-1992) at Iowa State University. He received his B.S. (1947) and M.M.E. (1950) in mechanical engineering from Cornell University and his Ph.D. (1953) in mechanical engineering from the University of Wisconsin. He also served as an Assistant and Associate Professor (1953-1957) at the University of Kansas and as Professor and Chair (1957-1964) of mechanical engineering at the Pratt Institute in New York. Mischke gained expertise in machinery, kinematics, stochastics of steel, reliability of design, and engineering design methodology. This collection contains biographical information, correspondence, course information, news clippings, publications and writings, and copies of Mischke's vita. Topics of the publications and writings include trends in engineering education, stochastics of steel, and reliability in machine design.

 

Biographical note

Charles R. Mischke was born March 2, 1927. He received his B.S. (1947) and M.M.E. (1950) in mechanical engineering from Cornell University and his Ph.D. (1953) in mechanical engineering from the University of Wisconsin. Before arriving at Iowa State, Mischke was Assistant Professor (1953-1956) and Associate Professor (1956-1957) of mechanical engineering at the University of Kansas and served as Professor and Chair (1957-1964) of mechanical engineering at the Pratt Institute in New York.

Mischke joined the staff of Iowa State University as Professor (1964-1992) of mechanical engineering. He also served as Division Leader (1972-1982) of the Machines and Systems Unit in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Upon his retirement Mischke was named Professor Emeritus (1993). Mischke researched and gained expertise in machinery, kinematics, stochastics of steel, reliability of design, and engineering design methodology.

Mischke was also the author of a number of technical reports and books on machine design and mathematical modeling. One of these books, Standard Handbook of Machine Design (call no. TJ230 S8235 1986) which he edited with Joseph Shigley, won the Award for Outstanding Book in Engineering and Technology (1987) from the Association of American Publishers.

Mischke received numerous awards for his efforts in engineering research and education. He received the Ralph Coats Roe Award (1991) from the American Society for Engineering Education, the Machine Design Award (1990) from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the Outstanding Teaching Award (1980) from Iowa state University, the Faculty Citation (1979) from the ISU Alumni Association, and the Ralph R. Teetor Award (1977) from the Society of Automotive Engineers.

As of 2011, Mischke resides in Ames, Iowa.

 

Collection description

The collection (1963-1993, undated) contains biographical information, correspondence, course information, news clippings, publications and writings, and copies of Mischke's vita. Files containing correspondence and documentation related to honors and awards received by Mischke as well as course information, faculty improvement leave grants, and presentations can be found in the collection. Also, copies of several technical reports and writings by Mischke are available in the collection and still others can be found by searching the library catalog.

 

Organization

The collection is organized in alphabetical order.

 

Container list

Box

Folder

Title

Dates

1

1

Biographical information: general

1963-1992

1

2

Biographical information: honors and awards

1976-1990

1

3

Biographical information: news clippings

1964-1991

1

4

Biographical information: vita

1991-1993

1

5

Correspondence: graduate faculty membership

1965-1970

1

6

Correspondence: Iowa State employment

1963-1964

1

7

Correspondence: presentations and talks

1967-1992

1

8

Course summaries and notes

1979-1986

1

9

Faculty improvement leave: applications, correspondence, and reports

1976-1985

1

10

Publications and writings: listings, reviews, and personal writings

1986-1991

1

11

Publications: "Designing to a Reliability Specification"

1974

1

12

Publications: "Introducing Students to Engineering Through Mathematical Modelbuilding"

1977

1

13

Publications: "New Approach for the Identification of a Regression Locus for Estimating CDF-Failure Equations on Rectified Plots"

1986

1

14

Publications: "Probabilistic Views of the Palmgren-Miner Fatigue Damage Rule"

1985

1

15

Publications: "Stochastic Methods in Mechanical Design, Part 1: Property Data and Weibull Parameters"

1989

1

16

Publications: "Stochastic Methods in Mechanical Design, Part 2: Fitting the Weibull Distribution to the Data"

1989

1

17

Publications: "Stochastic Methods in Mechanical Design, Part 3: A Methodology"

1989

1

18

Publications: "Stochastic Methods in Mechanical Design, Part 4: Applications"

1989

1

19

Writings: "1972-1973 Report of the Engineering Education Trends Committee"

1973

1

20

Writings: "Design Vocabulary"

1987

1

21

Writings: "Designing to a Reliability Specification - A Beginning"

undated

1

22

Writings: "Estimating Significant Properties of Heat Treated Low Alloy Steels"

undated

1

23

Writings: "Iowa State University Mission Statement"

1988

1

24

Writings: "Mechanical Engineering Goals" (draft)

undated

1

25

Writings: "Sines Failure Criterion for Fatigue"

undated

1

26

Writings: "Some Reliability Problems"

undated