2nd Edition

The Engineering Handbook

Edited By Richard C Dorf Copyright 2004
    3080 Pages 1565 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    First published in 1995, The Engineering Handbook quickly became the definitive engineering reference. Although it remains a bestseller, the many advances realized in traditional engineering fields along with the emergence and rapid growth of fields such as biomedical engineering, computer engineering, and nanotechnology mean that the time has come to bring this standard-setting reference up to date.

    New in the Second Edition

  • 19 completely new chapters addressing important topics in bioinstrumentation, control systems, nanotechnology, image and signal processing, electronics, environmental systems, structural systems
  • 131 chapters fully revised and updated
  • Expanded lists of engineering associations and societies

    The Engineering Handbook, Second Edition is designed to enlighten experts in areas outside their own specialties, to refresh the knowledge of mature practitioners, and to educate engineering novices. Whether you work in industry, government, or academia, this is simply the best, most useful engineering reference you can have in your personal, office, or institutional library.
    Force-System Resultants and Equilibrium, Russell Hibbeler
    Centroids and Distributed Forces- Walter Pilkey and L. Kitis
    Moments of Inertia, J.L. Meriam
    Reactions, Thalia Anagnos
    Bending Stresses in Beams, James M. Gere
    Shear Stresses in Beams, James M. Gere
    Shear and Moment Diagrams, George R. Buchanan
    Columns, Loren W. Zachary and John B. Ligon
    Pressure Vessels, Som Chattopadhyay et al
    Axial Loads and Torsion, Nelson R. Bauld Jr.
    Fracture Mechanics, Ted L. Anderson
    Dynamics of Particles: Kinematics and Kinetics, Bruce Karnopp and Stephen Birn
    Dynamics of Rigid Bodies: Kinematics and Kinetics, Ashraf A. Zeid and R. Beck
    Free Vibration, Natural Frequencies, and Mode Shapes, Daniel A. Mendelsohn
    Forced Vibrations, Arthur W. Leissa
    Lumped versus Distributed Parameter Systems, Bulent Ovunc
    Applications of Structural and Dynamic Principles, Anthony J. Kalinowski
    Vibration Computations and Nomographs- Daniel Inman
    Test Equipment and Measuring Instruments, Terrence W. Baird
    Linkages and Cams- Michael McCarthy and Gregory L. Long
    Tribology: Friction, Wear, and Lubrication, Bharat Bhushan
    Machine Elements, Gordon R. Pennock
    Crankshaft Journal Bearings, P.K. Subramanyan
    Fluid Sealing in Machines, Mechnical Devices, and Apparatus, Alan O. Lebeck
    Loads, Peter Gergely
    Wind Effects, Timothy A. Reinhold and Ben L. Sill
    Earthquake Effects, Charles Scawthorn
    Structural Analysis, Eric M. Lui
    Structural Steel, William T. Segui
    Concrete, Edward G. Nawy
    Timber, Donald E. Breyer
    Mason Design, James Amrhein
    NEW! Nonlinear Dynamics of Continuous Mass Structural Systems, Bulent Ovunc
    NEW! Scour of Bridge Foundations, Everett V. Richardson
    Incompressible Fluids, Alan T. McDonald
    Compressible Flow, Afshin Ghajar
    The Rheology of Non-Newtonian Fluids, Deepak Doraiswamy
    Airfoils/Wings, Bruce R. Munson and Dennis J. Cronin
    Boundary Layers, Ed Braun and Pao-lien Wang
    Values, Blake P. Tullis and J. Paul Tullis
    Pumps and Fans, Robert F. Boehm
    Two-Phase Flow, Richard T. Lahey
    Basic Mixing Principles for Various Types of Fluid Mixing Applications, James Y. Oldshue, Jr.
    Fluid Measurement Techniques, Sherif A. Sherif
    The First Law of Thermodynamics, Richard E. Sonntag
    Second Law of Thermodynamics and Entropy, Noam Lior
    The Thermodynamics of Solutions, Stanley Sandler and Opdyke Hasan Orbey
    Thermodynamics of Surface, William B. Krantz
    Phase Equilibrium, Benjamin Kyle
    Thermodynamic Cycles, William Cook
    Heat Transfer, Yildiz Bayazitoglu and Udaya B. Sathuvalli
    Heat Exchangers, M.M. Ohadi
    Industrial Combustion- Charles E. Baukal, Jr.
    Air Conditioning-Kreider, Victor W. Goldschmidt and Curtis J. Wahlberg
    Refrigeration and Cryogenics, Randall Barron
    Heat Transfer to Non-Newtonian Fluids, E.F. Matthys
    Heat Pipes, Jay M Ochterbeck
    Distillation, James R. Fair
    Absorption and Stripping, James R. Fair
    Extraction, Vincent Van Brunt
    Adsorption, Shivaji Sircar
    Crystallization and Evaporation, Richard C. Bennett
    Membrane Separation, Theodore T. Moore, et al.
    Solid-Liquid Separation, Shiao-Hung Chiang
    Other Separation Processes, William C. Corder and Simon P. Hanson
    Fuels, Safwat M.A. Moustafa
    Solar Electric Systems, Roger Messenger, Jerry Ventre, and Thomas Mancini
    Internal Combustion Engines, Alan A. Kornhauser
    Gas Turbines, Lee S. Langston and George Opdyke, Jr.
    Nuclear Power Systems, David M. Woodall and Scott W. Heaberlin
    Power Plants, Mohammed M. El-Wakil
    Wind Energy, Kyle K. Wetzel
    Hydraulic Turbines, Roger E.A. Arndt
    Steam Turbines and Generators, Otakar Jonas
    Cogeneration: Combined Heat and Power Systems, Moncef Krarti
    Electric Machines, Iqbal Husain
    NEW! Fuel Cells, Greg Hoogers
    Reaction Kinetics, K. H. Lin
    Chemical Reaction Engineering, H. Scott Fogler
    The Scaleup of Chemical Reaction Systems from Laboratory to Plant, J.B. Cropley
    Soil Mechanics, Braja M.Das
    Transportation Planning, Michael D. Meyer
    Design of Transportation Facilities, John Leonard II and Michael D. Meyer
    Operations and Environmental Impacts, Paul W. Shuldiner and Kenneth B. Black
    Transportation Systems, Paul Schonfeld
    Intelligent Transportation Systems, Yorgos J. Stephanedes
    Shallow Water and Deep Water Engineering, John B. Herbich
    Drinking Water Treatment, Appiah Amirtharajah and S. Casey Jones
    Air Pollution, F. Chris Alley and C. David Cooper
    Wastewater Treatment and Current Trends, Frank R. Spellman
    Solid Wastes, Ross E. McKinney
    Hazardous Waste Management, Harold M. Cota and David Wallenstein
    Soil Remediation, Ronald C. Sims and J. Karl C. Nieman
    NEW! Urban Storm Water Design and Management, James F. Thompson and Philip B. Bedient
    Hydraulics, Barbara Hauser
    Hydrology, Vijay P. Singh
    Sedimentation, Everett V. Richardson
    Transfer Functions and Laplace Transforms, Nelson C. Dorny
    Block Diagrams, Taan ElAli
    Signal Flow Analysis, Partha P. Banerjee
    Linear State-Space Models, Boyd D. Schimel and Walter J. Grantham
    Frequency Response, Paul Neudorfer and Pierre Gehlen
    Convolution Integral, Rodger E. Ziemer
    Stability Analysis, Ray Stefani
    z Transform and Digital Systems, Rolf Johansson
    Passive Components, Henry Domingos
    RL, RC, and RLC Circuits, Michael D. Ciletti
    Node Equations and Mesh Equations, James A. Svoboda
    Sinusoidal Excitation and Phasors, Muhammad H. Rashid
    Three-Phase Circuits, Norman Balabanian
    Filters (Passive), Albert J. Rosa
    Power Distribution, Robert Broadwater et al.
    Analyzing and Solving Problems Associated with Electromagnetic Interference, Arindam Maitra et al.
    Electromagnetics, M.N.O. Sadiku and C.M. Akujobi
    Operational Amplifiers, Paul J. Hurst
    Active RC Filters, Michael A. Soderstrand
    Diodes and Transistors, Sid Soclof
    Analog Integrated Circuits, Sid Soclof
    Optoelectronic Devices, Sid Soclof
    Power Electronics, Kaushik S. Rajashekara and Timothy L. Skvarenina
    A/D and D/A Convertors- Rex T. Baird and Jerry C. Hamann
    Superconductivity, Kevin A. Devlin and Terry P. Orlando
    Embedded Systems-on-Chips, Wayne Wolf
    NEW! Electronic Data Analysis Using PSpice and MATLAB, John Attia
    NEW! Electronic Packaging, Glenn Blackwell
    NEW! Microwave and RF Engineering, Mike Golio
    Logic Devices, Richard S. Sandige
    Counters and State Machines (Sequencers), Barry Wilkinson
    Microprocessors and Microcontrollers, Michael A. Soderstrand
    Memory Systems, Richard S. Sandige
    Computer-Aided Design and Simulation, Michael D. Ciletti
    Logic Analyzers, Samiha Mourad and Mary Sue Haydt
    Transforms and Fast Algorithms, Alexander Poularikas
    Digital Filters, Bruce W. Bomar and Rosemary L. Smith
    Analog and Digital Communications, Tolga Duman
    Coding, Scott L. Miller and Leon W. Couch II
    Computer Communication Networks, John N. Daigle
    Satellites and Aerospace, Samuel W. Fordyce and William W. Wu
    Mobile and Portable Radio Communication- Rias Muhamed et al.
    Communications, Joseph Palais
    NEW! Digital Image Processing, Jonathon Randall and Ling Guan
    NEW! Complex Envelope Representation for Modulated Signals, Leon W. Couch II
    Computer Organization: Architecture, Vojin G. Oklobdzija
    Operating Systems, Pao-lien Wang
    Programming Languages, Jens Palsberg
    Input/Output Devices, Chih-Kong Ken Yang
    Memory and Storage Systems, Peter J. Varman
    NEW! Nanocomputers, Nanoarchitectures, and NanoICS, Sergey Lyshevski
    NEW! Software Engineering, Phillip A. Laplante
    NEW! Human-Computer Interface Design, and Mansour Rahimi, Jennifer MacLean, Greg Placencia
    Sensors and Transducers, Rosemary L. Smith
    Measurement Errors and Uncertainty, Steve. J. Harrison and Ron Dieck
    Signal Conditioning, Steve Dyer
    Telemetry, Stephen Horan
    Recording Instruments, Tim Chinowsky
    Bioinstrumentation, Wolf W. von Maltzahn and Karsten Meyer-Waarden
    NEW! G (LabVIEW) Software Engineering, Christopher Relf
    NEW! Sensors, Halit Eren
    NEW! AC Electrokinetics of Particles, Michael Pycraft Hughes et al.
    NEW! Biomedical Engineering, Joseph D. Bronzino
    Quality Control, N.W.J. Hazelton and Boudewijn H.W. van Gelder
    Elevation, Steven D. Johnson
    Distance Measurements, N.W.J. Hazelton and R. Ben Buckner
    Directions, Bon DeWitt
    Photogrammetry and Topographic Mapping-Arlinghaus et al
    Surveying Computations, H.W. van Gelder
    Satellite Surveying, H.W. van Gelder and Robert Austin
    Surveying Applications for Geographic Information Systems, Baxter E. Vieux and James F. Thompson
    Remote Sensing, Jonathan W. Chipman et al.
    Principles of Feedback Control, Hitay Ozbay
    Root Locus, D. Subbaram Naidu
    Nyquist Criterion and Stability, Norman Nise
    System Compensation, Frances H. Raven
    Process Control, Thomas Marlin
    Digital Control, Michael J. Piovoso
    Robots and Control, Thomas R. Kurfess and Mark L. Nagurka
    State Variable Feedback, Thomas Vincent
    NEW! Nonlinear Control Systems, Andrea Serrani
    NEW! Introduction to Mechatronics, Robert H. Bishop
    Types of Manufacturing, Richard Schonberger
    Quality, Matthew P. Stephens and Joseph F. Kmec
    Flexible Manufacturing, Andrew Kusiak and Chang-Xue Jack Feng
    Managing for Value, Edward Knod
    Design, Modeling, and Prototyping, William L. Chapman and A. Terry Bahill
    Materials Processing and Manufacturing Methods, Chang-Xue Jack Feng
    Machine Tools and Processes, Yung C. Shin
    Ergonomics and Human Factors, Waldemar Karwowski
    Pressure and Vacuum, Peter J. Biltoft et al
    Food Engineering, R. Paul Singh
    Agricultural Engineering, David J. Hills
    System Reliability, Rama Ramakumar
    NEW! Computer Integrated Manufacturing: A Data Mining Approach, Bruno Agard & Andrew Kusiak
    Aerodynamics, John F. Donovan
    Response to Atmospheric Disturbances, Ronald A. Hess
    Computational Fluid Dynamics, Ramesh K. Agarwal
    Aeronautical and Space Engineering Materials, Nesrin Sarigul-Klijn
    Propulsion Systems, Jan C. Monk
    Aircraft Performance and Design, Francis Joseph Hale
    Spacecraft and Mission Design, Wallace T. Fowler
    Hazard Identification and Control, Mansour Rahimi
    Regulations and Standards, A. Keith Furr
    Present Worth Analysis, Walter Short
    Project Analysis Using Rate-of-Return Criteria, Robert Beaves
    Project Selection from Alternatives-Hendrickson and McNeil
    Depreciation and Corporate Taxes, Chris Hendrickson and Tung Au
    Financing and Leasing, Charles Fazzi
    Risk Analysis and Management, Bilal M. Ayyub
    Sensitivity Analysis, Harold E Marshall
    Life-Cycle Costing, Wolter J. Fabrycky and Benjamin S. Blanchard
    Project Evaluation and Selection, Hans J. Thamhain
    Critical Path Method, John L. Richards
    Intellectual Property: Patents, Trade Secrets, Copyrights, Trademarks and License, David Rabinowitz and Steven M. Hoffberg
    Properties of Solids, James F. Shackelford
    Failure Analysis, James F. Shackelford
    Liquids and Gases, Bruce Poling
    Biomaterials, Scott Hazelwood and Bruce R. Martin
    General Mathematics, William Ames
    Linear Algebra Matrices, George Cain
    Vector Algebra and Calculus, George Cain
    Complex Variables, George Cain
    Difference Equations, William Ames
    Differential Equations, William Ames
    Integral Equations, William Ames
    Integral Transforms, William Ames
    Integral Transforms, William Ames
    Chaos, Fractals and Julia Sets, Anca Deliu
    Calculus of Variations, William Ames
    Probability and Statistics, Y.L. Tong
    Optimization, George Cain
    Numerical Methods, William Ames
    Dimensional Analysis, William Ames
    Computer Graphics Visualization, Richard S. Gallegher
    Mathematical Tables and Formulae


    Richard C Dorf

    "The first edition of this handbook was highly recommended by this reviewer … [T]his handbook is almost certain to go through many future editions since it will remain invaluable to almost every engineer. One of the handbook's great virtues is that it provides an introduction to branches of the profession that an engineer, trained in another branch, might have to learn about in short order. … Summing Up: Highly recommended."
    - CHOICE, Feb. 2005

    "…this volume is an excellent reference for broad coverage of the discipline of engineering. This volume is recommended for all libraries serving engineers or engineering students."
    E-Streams, Volume 8, 2005

    Praise for the First Edition…

    "… a fundamental work in general engineering reference … shares the very fine organization and multiple access points of other recent CRC Press handbooks…Highly recommended for academic library reference collections supporting engineering programs and for sci/tech reference collections of large public libraries."
    -Science & Technology Libraries

    "a ready reference for the practicing engineer in industry, government, and academia…The book has a very clear structure…designed to provide practical answers to most situations arising in engineering practice…the present work fills successfully the gap between simple collections of engineering formulae and specialized monographs, and thus can be highly recommended to all professional engineers …"
    -Zentralblatt MATH