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The Engineering Handbook

2nd Edition

Edited by Richard C. Dorf

CRC Press

3,080 pages | 1565 B/W Illus.

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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.

  • Reviews

    "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

    Table of Contents


    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


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