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ME 462 / BME 562: Biomechanics: Standards

What is a standard?

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) defines it as:

A standard is a document that provides requirements, specifications, guidelines or characteristics that can be used consistently to ensure that materials, products, processes and services are fit for their purpose.

Standards are produced and/or adopted by national standards organizations, professional associations or societies, international standards organizations, or private companies. 

Identifying a standard

Where are they?

There are many organizations that publish and sell standards. The Clark Library subscribes to couple of databases that provide full text access to standards from ASTM and IEEE.

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