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Mechanical Engineering Book Reference

  1. Feb 2, 2010 #1
    Hello all,

    I have noticed a good number of threads pertaining to which book is recommended for a certain subject so I thought that a nice list of the ones most widely used would be good to create.

    Here are the books that I use daily in the design of Pressure Vessels, Boilers, and Heat Exchangers.

    1. - North American COMBUSTION HANDBOOk Volume 1

    https://www.amazon.com/North-Americ...=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1265128960&sr=8-1

    2. - Introduction to Heat Transfer 4th Edition by Incropera and Dewitt

    https://www.amazon.com/Introduction...=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1265129011&sr=1-2

    Note - Don't waste your time with the additional chapters on mass transfer they are practically useless.

    3. - Transport Phenomena 2nd Edition by Bird Stewart and Lightfoot.

    https://www.amazon.com/Transport-Ph...1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1265129173&sr=1-1-spell

    Note - Best all around book you can use for this subject.

    4. - Radiative Transfer by Hottel and Sarofim

    Note - This one is hard to come by but if you see it buy it.

    5. - Classical Thermodynamics 3rd Edition by Van Wylen and Sonntagg

    https://www.amazon.com/Fundamentals...=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1265129362&sr=1-1

    6. - Theory and Design of Pressure Vessels 2nd Edition by Harvey

    https://www.amazon.com/Theory-Desig...=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1265129410&sr=1-1

    7. - Pressure Vessel Design Handbook by Bednar

    https://www.amazon.com/Pressure-Ves...=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1265129436&sr=1-1

    8. - A First Course in the Finite Element Method (any edition) by Logan

    https://www.amazon.com/First-Course...=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1265129534&sr=1-1

    Those are my preferred texts in those subjects.

    Feel free to add your favorite texts also.

    Thanks
    Matt
     
    Last edited by a moderator: May 4, 2017
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