Sources of Information on Engineering

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FredGarvin said:
I have 3 different copies of Machinery's handbook and use them almost every day.

Can you please explain why you'd need more than one? The only reason I could imagine is if you have them in different locations (e.g. desk, plant floor, etc...).

I recently got the a digital (CD) copy of the 28th Edition, and I find it to be far-superior to the old-school paper book for a few reasons:
  • can print/reproduce any pages in whatever paper size you want (great for looking at the smallish figures/graphs)
  • can search and find anything almost instantly
  • no more lugging around (or losing) those rather-bulky tomes
  • can share (over a network)
  • easy to copy-&-paste
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gfowler1980 said:
Can you please explain why you'd need more than one?
I work at more than one location including home.
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Frontiers of Engineering:
Reports on Leading-Edge Engineering from the 2009 Symposium
In 1995, the National Academy of Engineering initiated the Frontiers of Engineering Program, which brings together about 100 young engineering leaders at annual symposia to learn about cutting-edge research and technical work in a variety of engineering fields. The 2009 U.S. Frontiers of Engineering Symposium was held at The National Academies' Arnold O. and Mabel Beckman Center on September 10-12. Speakers were asked to prepare extended summaries of their presentations, which are reprinted in this volume. The intent of this book is to convey the excitement of this unique meeting and to highlight cutting-edge developments in engineering research and technical work.
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My new website is up, which covers topics in structural engineering that are applicable to students across a wide range of disciplines, in particular students who are studying general civil engineering and mechanical engineering.

Undergraduate engineering
I am sharing undergraduate notes on structural engineering, which include statics, mechanics of materials, and classical structural analysis. We are in the process of transcribing our notes on some of the "design" courses that undergraduate civil engineering typically students take, such as reinforced concrete design, steel design, and timber design.

Graduate engineering
As far as graduate-level structural engineering, we so far have some very detailed notes on prestressed concrete.

You can find everything here:

My favorite topic, and a personal area of research is solid mechanics. On the website, please find our free textbook on solid mechanics (a.k.a. continuum mechanics), which is particularly useful for researchers that use finite element analysis software and want a better understanding of the physics. The textbook is written for graduate students or researchers in industry in the fields of structural engineering, mechanical engineering (the forum that I most often frequent on PF), and also bioengineering, as one of the areas of focus in the texbook is "hyperelasticity" - relevant for those researchers who use finite element analysis software to model the behavior of biological tissue or rubber.


P.S. - Mods, many of the links in this thread are dead. Just FYI
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thank you all, it is good thread
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25 of ASME B36.4 piping mat'l standards online for free viewing and no registering, sign up etc. required.

The below website also other tech information i.e. I found it while looking for Steam Superheat Corrections and they have a table of the ASME approved values that can be printed as well.
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There is a book about the future in the field of engineering. It would be interesting to compare how it is now to what was written then.

The Engineer of 2020
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