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Mechanical Engineering

Astronautics Stuctures Manual, Volume I, Volume II and Volume III - NASA's complete hand-design document for building rocketships.


General Mechanical Engineering Resources

Dynamics of Mechanical Systems
by Harold Josephs, Ronald L. Huston
CRC Press; 1st edition June 19, 2002
ISBN: 0849305934

Methods to Extend Mechanical Component Life: Lessons Learned with Space Vehicle and Rocket Engine Components
by Dieter K. Huzel
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics; December 1993
ISBN: 1563470721

Materials Science Resources

UC Davis has some excelelnt information in their Material Science Department including the Composite Materials Handbook, MIL-17

  • V.1 (rev. F), Polymer Matrix Composites: Guidelines for Characterization of Structural Materials
  • V.2 (rev. F), Polymer Matrix Composites: Materials Properties
  • V.3 (rev. F), Polymer Matrix Composites: Materials Usage, Design, and Analysis
  • V.4 (rev. A), Metal Matrix Composites
  • V.5, Ceramic Matrix Composites

MatWeb: the Online Materials Information Resource

NIST Materials Data Program

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Mechanics of Materials with Tutorial CD
by Ferdinand Pierre Beer, Elwood Russell Johnston
McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math; 3rd edition July 9, 2001
ISBN: 0072486732

Materials Science and Engineering: an Introduction
by William Callister
John Wiley and Sons Ltd; August 20, 2002
ISBN: 0471224715

Introduction to Materials Science for Engineers (5th Edition)
by James F. Shackelford
Prentice Hall; 5th edition December 30, 1999
ISBN: 0130112879

Understanding Aircraft Composite Construction: Basics of Materials and Techniques for the Non-Engineer
by Zeke Smith
Pathway Book Service; first edition October 1996
ISBN: 096428281X

Encyclopedia of Materials, Parts, and Finishes, Second Edition
by Mel M. Schwartz
Technomic Pub Co; 2 edition April 29, 2002
ISBN: 1566766613

Thermodynamics of Materials (2 Volume Set)
by David V. Ragone
John Wiley & Sons; December 1995
ISBN: 0471141704

Electronic Properties of Materials
by Rolf E. Hummel
Springer Verlag; 3rd edition December 22, 2000
ISBN: 038795144X

The Physics and Chemistry of Materials
by Joel I. Gersten, Frederick W. Smith
Wiley-Interscience; June 2001
ISBN: 0471057940

Crystals, Defects and Microstructures: Modeling Across Scales by Rob Phillips
Cambridge University Press; (March 2001
ISBN: 0521790050 (hb)
ISBN: 0521793572 (pb)

The Structure of Materials (MIT Series in Materials Science and Engineering)
by Samuel M. Allen, Edwin L. Thomas
John Wiley & Sons; February 1999
ISBN: 0471000825

Strength of Materials
by J. P. Den Hartog
Dover Pubns; August 1986
ISBN: 0486607550

Advanced Strength of Materials
by J. P. Den Hartog
Dover Pubns; July 1987
ISBN: 0486654079

History of Strength of Materials
by Stephen P. Timoshenko
Dover Pubns; February 1983
ISBN: 0486611876

Advanced Strength and Applied Elasticity, Fourth Edition
by Ansel C. Ugural, Saul K. Fenster
Prentice Hall PTR; 4th edition January 30, 2003
ISBN: 0130473928


Understanding Composites
by David Roylance, Margaret Roylance
Hanser Gardner Publications; September 2003
ISBN: 1569903239

Composite Construction for Homebuilt Aircraft: The Basic Handbook of Composite Aircraft Aerodynamics, Construction, Maintenance and Repair Plus, How-To and Design Information
by Jack Lambie, Bob Griffiths, Mike Markowski
Markowski Intl; 2nd Revision edition January 1996
ISBN: 0938716263

Jack Lambie's Composite Construction For Homebuilt Aircraft was the first book on composite construction I ever purchased and I treasure the day I found it. It is a straight forward non-technical guide on how to actually get your hands dirty and use the stuff. If you would like to try composite fabrication and have nobody to teach you, this is the book I recommend.

Understanding Aircraft Composite Construction: Basics of Materials and Techniques for the Non-Engineer
by Zeke Smith
Pathway Book Service; first edition, October 1996 ISBN: 096428281X

Engineering Mechanics of Composite Materials
by Isaac M. Daniel, Ori Ishai
Oxford University Press; 2nd edition December 2003
ISBN: 019515097X

Introduction to Composite Materials Design
by Ever J. Barbero
Taylor & Francis; November 1, 1998
ISBN: 1560327014

Carbon Fiber Composites
by Deborah D. L. Chung
Butterworth-Heinemann; October 1994
ISBN: 0750691697

Practical Guide to Carbon Fibers and Their Composites
by P. Morgan
Marcel Dekker; December 2003
ISBN: 0824709837

Carbon Fibers
by Jean-Baptiste Donnet, Tong Kuan Want, Jimmy C. M. Peng, Serge Rebouillat
Marcel Dekker; 3rd Revision edition March 1, 1998
ISBN: 0824701720

Composite Materials: Design and Applications
by Daniel Gay, Y. Koby Cohen, Stephen W. Tsai, Suong Van Hoa
CRC Press; 1st edition November 25, 2002
ISBN: 1587160846

Composites Manufacturing: Materials, Product, and Process Engineering
by Sanjay K. Mazumdar
CRC Press; 1st edition December 27, 2001
ISBN: 0849305853

Fiberglass & Composite Materials: An Enthusiast's Guide to High Performance Non-Metallic Materials for Automotive Racing and Marine Use
by Forbes Aird
H.P. Books; April 1996
ISBN: 1557882398

Stress Analysis of Fiber-Reinforced Composite Materials
by Michael Hyer, Scott R. White
McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math; July 1, 1997
ISBN: 0070167001

Fatigue in Composite Materials
by B. Harris
CRC Press; December 2003
ISBN: 0849317673

Manufacturing Processes for Advanced Composites
by F. C., Jr Campbell
Elsevier Science Ltd; December 2003
ISBN: 1856174158

Aerospace Materials (Graduate Student Series in Materials Science and Engineering)
by Brian Cantor, Hazel Assender, Patrick Grant
Institute of Physics Pub; August 1, 2002
ISBN: 0750307420

Mechanics of Laminated Composite Plates and Shells: Theory and Analysis
by J. N. Reddy
CRC Press; 2nd edition November 2003
ISBN: 0849315921

Structural Analysis of Polymeric Composite Materials (Mechanical Engineering, 165)
by Mark E. Tuttle
Marcel Dekker; November 2003
ISBN: 0824747178

Recent Advances in Structural Joints and Repairs for Composite Materials
by Liyong Tong, C. Soutis, Tong Liyong
Kluwer Academic Publishers; October 2003
ISBN: 1402013817

Experimental Characterization of Advanced Composite Materials, Third Edition
by Donald F. Adams, Leif A. Carlsson, R. Byron Pipes, Donald Frederick Adams, Kimball R. Nill
CRC Press; 3rd edition October 29, 2002
ISBN: 1587161001

Composite Construction
by David A. Nethercot
Spon Press; September 2003
ISBN: 0415246628

Mechanics of Elastic Composites (Modern Mathematics and Mechanics)
by Nicolaie Dan Cristescu, Eduard-Marius Craciun, Eugen Soos
Chapman & Hall; September 2003
ISBN: 1584884428

Composite Materials III
by Lianmeng Zhang
Trans Tech Publications, Ltd.; August 2003
ISBN: 0878499261

Metal Matrix Composites in Industry: An Introduction and a Survey
by Alexander Evans, Christopher San Marchi, Andreas Mortensen
Kluwer Academic Publishers; August 2003
ISBN: 1402075219

Plastics and Composites Welding Handbook
by David A. Grewell, Avraham Benatar, Joon Bu Park
Hanser Gardner Publications; May 1, 2003
ISBN: 1569903131

Recent Advances in Composite Materials: In Honor of S.A. Paipetis
by Emmanuel E. Gdoutos, Zaira P. Marioli-Riga, S. A. Paipetis
Kluwer Academic Publishers; May 2003
ISBN: 1402012993

Advanced Polymeric Materials: Structure Property Relationships
by Gabriel O. Shonaike, Suresh G. Advani
CRC Press; April 2003
ISBN: 1587160471

Composite Materials: Functional Materials for Modern Technologies (Engineering Materials and Processes)
by Deborah D. L. Chung
Springer Verlag; April 2003
ISBN: 185233665X

Mechanics of Composite Structures
by László P. Kollár, George S. Springer
Cambridge University Press; April 2003
ISBN: 0521801656

Oxide-Based Fiber-Reinforced Ceramic-Matrix Composites: Principles and Materials
by Bilge Saruhan
Kluwer Academic Publishers; March 2003
ISBN: 1402073496

An Introduction to Metal Matrix Composites
by T. W. Clyne, P. J. Withers
Cambridge University Press; February 2003
ISBN: 0521483573