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Statistics and data sources

Engineering statistics

We recommend you check the following sources for engineering statistics:

  • American Society for Metals (ASM) Handbook: important source for information on metals. Multi-volume with A-to-Z index.
  • Handbook of tables for applied engineering science: covers lasers, radiation, cryogenics, ultra-sonics, semi-conductors, high-vacuum techniques, eutectic alloys, and organic and inorganic surface coating. Also features sections on engineering materials and composites, with indexing by name, class and usage.
  • Marks' standard handbook for mechanical engineers: provides mechanical engineering facts, figures, standards and practices, 2,000 illustrations, and 900 tables clarifying important mathematical and engineering principles.
  • Mechanical engineer's data handbook: calculations for many technological applications used by mechanical and production engineers, mining engineers, chemical engineers and engineering designers. Basic principles, formulae for easy substitution, tables of physical properties, a comprehensive glossary of technical terms, and an extensive index are included.
  • ESDU data online: validated engineering design data, methods and software, source code, equations and examples. The ESDU design guides are organised into series, each covering a specific subject area: Aerospace, Aerostructure, Construction, Marine, Power Generation and Rail Transport.
  • TRC Thermodynamic tables: hydrocarbons
  • TRC Thermodynamic tables: non-hydrocarbons