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Sources of Information on Engineering

  1. Jan 7, 2005 #1

    Astronuc

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    A number of questions, particularly involving homework, often involve some basic engineering.

    In the US, the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE - www.nspe.org) has arranged for the publication of various reference manuals as part of the training for licensing exams. The manuals contain an overview of the particular engineering discipline, some basic theory, general information, tables and fundamental equations, and example problems.

    Mechanical Engineering Reference Manual (for the PE Exam)
    Michael R. Lindeburg

    Civil Engineering Reference Manual (for the PE Exam)
    Michael R. Lindeburg

    Electrical Engineering Reference Manual (for the Electrical and Computer PE Exam)
    John A. Camara, Raymond B. Yarbrough

    Chemical Engineering Reference Manual for the PE Exam
    Michael R. Lindeburg

    These can be found through on-line book stores.

    I suspect Engineering Societies in other nations offer similar texts.
     
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  3. Jan 7, 2005 #2

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    I'm sticky'ing this in response to a requst by Astronuc. This is a great idea (thanks, Astronuc) and something the engineering forums have been lacking. Please post links, book suggestions, etc. to resources for engineering. This should be mostly for students, but things that may be useful for professionals would be good as well. For starters...

    Dictionary of Measures, Units, and Conversions
     
  4. Jan 7, 2005 #3

    FredGarvin

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  5. Jan 29, 2005 #4
    hey what type of infomation are you looking for?
     
  6. Feb 2, 2005 #5

    brewnog

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    Online Materials database:

    Matweb
     
  7. May 19, 2005 #6

    Astronuc

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  8. May 19, 2005 #7

    PerennialII

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    Some numerical software references & general sources of information

    ... this with emphasis to free etc. software :

    ... FEM based software (the first a general, really extensive collection of everything related) :

    http://www.engr.usask.ca/~macphed/finite/fe_resources/fe_resources.html
    http://cern49.ce.uiuc.edu/cfm/warp3d.html
    http://vector-space.com/newpage2.htm
    http://tochnog.sourceforge.net/tnhome.html

    .... a Pre & Post - processor & a compliant Navier-Stokes solver + general visualization link :

    http://gid.cimne.upc.es/index.html
    http://adfc.sourceforge.net/index_en.html
    http://www.csc.fi/visualization/index.html

    .... BEM resources :

    http://www.olemiss.edu/sciencenet/benet/
    http://www.boundary-element-method.co.uk/
    http://www.cfg.cornell.edu/software/software.htm

    .... about math libraries and software in general :

    http://www.csc.fi/math_topics/Software.html

    .... general "engineer - readable" approach to PDEs and numerical solving of them :

    http://www.lifelong-learners.com/pde/
     
  9. Dec 14, 2005 #8

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  10. Dec 14, 2005 #9

    Danger

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    Wow! Excellent thread, guys.
     
  11. Jun 5, 2006 #10
    Hi there:

    For anywhere, anytime free engineering e-solutions for energy conversion systems, check out http://members.aol.com/engware.free.

    An MS Excel file is attached.

    Thanks,

    Gordan
     

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  12. Jul 9, 2006 #11

    Astronuc

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  13. Oct 10, 2006 #12
    Hi all,

    I am new on the forum and was wondering if there is a source where I can download or get engineering ebooks?

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Regards,

    Vsdguy
     
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  15. Oct 23, 2006 #14

    Astronuc

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    Welcome to PF, vsdguy. There may not be too many free e-books available on-line. Most engineering texts must be purchased.

    In what particular engineering courses/disciplines is one interested? MIT has some open courseware. http://ocw.mit.edu/index.html

    One can find, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Engineering Systems Division, Materials Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Nuclear Science and Engineering. There are many course notes available in pdf format. One can also find Mathematics here and at other university sites.

    PF also has Physics, Math and Science tutorials.
     
  16. Oct 23, 2006 #15

    Astronuc

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  17. Nov 1, 2006 #16
    Thank you all,

    I am specificaly interested in controls. More specificaly in control engineering. PID, AC/DC controls, automation, AC drives, Power electronics. I will check the site you provided Astronuc.
    Thank you all again for sharing information.

    Regards,

    vsdguy
     
  18. Mar 28, 2007 #17

    FredGarvin

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    I haven't had a chance to read through it yet, but here is a book on compressible flow. There do appear to be some things that need to be fixed. Consider it a work in progress:

    http://www.potto.org/gasDynamics/index.html
     
    Last edited: Mar 28, 2007
  19. Jul 30, 2007 #18

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    Google Scholar

    I came across this recently while doing some patent research. It is very handy when looking for technical articles and such. It has a very nice searchable PDF interface that makes finding what you are looking for a lot easier.

    Google Scholar
     
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    EE HomePage.com (http://www.eehomepage.com) currently has listings for 150+ free textbooks on physics, math, programming and electrical engineering topics.
     
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