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Marks' Standard Handbook for Mechanical Engineers 11th Edition

Marks' Standard Handbook for Mechanical Engineers 11th Edition

Marks' Standard Handbook for Mechanical Engineers 11th Edition
By Eugene Avallone, Theodore Baumeister, Ali Sadegh

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Book Description

Solve any mechanical engineering problem quickly and easily with the world's leading engineering handbook

Nearly 1800 pages of mechanical engineering facts, figures, standards, and practices, 2000 illustrations, and 900 tables clarifying important mathematical and engineering principle, and the collective wisdom of 160 experts help you answer any analytical, design, and application question you will ever have.

Book Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #181255 in Books
  • Brand: McGraw Hill
  • Published on: 2006-12-07
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 10.30" h x 2.50" w x 8.30" l, 7.68 pounds
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • 1936 pages


  • Mathematical Tables and Measuring Units
  • Mechanics of Solids and Fluids
  • Materials of Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering

Editorial Reviews

From the Back Cover
THE MECHANICAL ENGINEER'S "BIBLE" FOR OVER 90 YEARS...Now Updated with Data on Nanotechnology, Electronics, Biotechnology, and More!

Marks' Standard Handbook for Mechanical Engineers has given generations of engineers quick access to essential information on topics ranging from mathematics, mechanics of solids and fluids, heat, fuels and furnaces, and machine power generation, materials handling, transportation, manufacturing processes, and much more. Now updated and expanded for today's engineering environment, the Eleventh Edition of this world-renowned resource contains new coverage of high-tech areas, including nanotechnology, electronics, and biotechnology.

Written by a team of over 160 experts, it provides clear, concise answers to thousands of mechanical engineering questions. Comprehensive and authoritative, the Eleventh Edition features:

  • Over 1,800 pages of mechanical engineering facts, figures, standards, and practices
  • 2,000 illustrations and 900 tables that clarify every important mathematical and engineering principle
  • 30% new information throughout

Get Quick Access to Every Area of Mechanical Engineering:

  • Mathematical Tables and Measuring Units
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanics of Solids and Fluids
  • Heat
  • Strength of Materials
  • Materials of Engineering
  • Fuels and Furnaces
  • Machine Elements
  • Power Generation
  • Materials Handling
  • Transportation
  • Building Construction and Equipment
  • Manufacturing Processes: Fans, Pumps, and Compressors
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Instruments and Control
  • Industrial Engineering
  • The Regulatory Environment
  • Refrigeration, Cryogenics, and Optics
  • Emerging Technologies and Miscellany

About the Author
Eugene A. Avallone is a consulting engineer with over 50 years of active practice in industry and academia.

Theodore Baumeister III was affiliated with E.I DuPont de Nemours & Company for many years in engineering & development. Since retirement he has been a computer programmer and consultant in Mechanical engineering.

Ali Sadegh is Director of the Center for AEDD, at City University of New York and a Mechanical Engineer.

Customer Reviews

Most helpful customer reviews

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful.
3Not as good as the old editions
By frustrated flooring guy
Not as good as the old editions.

This book is missing key data on:
-American Standard I-Beams, Wide Flange Beams, and other structural shapes. (Present in Mark's 8th edition).

I bought this book to use on the PE exam, and I ended up not bringing it due to it missing some key content.

Do yourself a favor and buy one of the older editions.

0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
5I wouldn't be without it
By EngineEar
This is an important and useful reference manual for people in many fields. Of course, the lead time required for assembling, publishing, and distributing it means that it can't possibly be up to the minute, but it's still very useful for items out of your usual field. The information, explanations, charts, graphs, and references will keep you from being totally lost. Even a high school dropout can benefit from this book, just not quite as much as a graduate mechanical engineer. It is divided into twenty sections that cover everything from Mathematics to Emerging Technologies with rather a lot of Physics in between.

13 of 14 people found the following review helpful.
5Like an espresso shot of engineering knowledge
By Greg A. Tirevold
Marks' is legend among reference handbooks for engineering and for good reason, the book combines excellent commentary from industry and academic experts with plenty of formulas, tables and diagrams. It lists the references for each section right at the beginning along with the authors which is convenient if you want to dig deeper into the knowledge area.

Mechanical Engineering is a very wide area and while you study many topics in school, unless you actively use them professionally your knowledge gets fuzzy. For this reason having a handbook like this one is a great way to refresh your memory or learn about topics you haven't spent much time with before going on to more specific books on the topic. I still find it amazing how much information is squeezed into each section and readers will see that the knowledge density is staggering.

It is because of Marks' section on Welding that I learned about, and subsequently purchased, the excellent books on Welded Structures and Weldment Design from Lincoln Electric written by Omer Blodgett. I would have never run across these books in a store and despite being written in the 1960s, and mentioning slide rules, they contain a wealth of practical knowledge about welded steel structures still relevant today. You just can do the calculations on a computer and skip the nomograms these days, though I still like the nomograms ability to build your intuition of how a result will end up.

I can be confident from following that chain of references that other areas of Marks' would lead to similar quality references should I need them, and that is why this handbook is worth its weight in gold.

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