## Contents

- 1 Introduction
- 2 Fundamentals
- 3 Special Topics
- 3.1 Manufacturing
- 3.2 Aerodynamics
- 3.3 Computational Fluid Dynamics
- 3.4 Orbital Mechanics
- 3.5 Space System Design
- 3.6 Propulsion
- 3.7 Flight Mechanics
- 3.8 Aircraft Design
- 3.9 Compressible Fluid Mechanics
- 3.10 Internal Combustion Engine
- 3.11 Combustion Theory
- 3.12 Control Systems Engineering
- 3.13 Advanced Dynamics
- 3.14 Acoustics

## Introduction[]

- An Introduction to Mechanical Engineering by Jonathan Wickert

## Fundamentals[]

__Engineering Mechanics__[]

*Statics*[]

- Engineering Mechanics: Statics by Hibbeler
- Engineering Mechanics: Statics by Meriam and Kraige (supplement)
- Mechanics (Dover Books on Physics) by Hartog (Also covers basic dynamics)

*Dynamics*[]

- Engineering Mechanics: Dynamics by Hibbeler
- Engineering Dynamics: A Comprehensive Introduction by Kasdin and Paley
- Fundamentals of Applied Dynamics by Williams Jr

__Mechanics of Materials__[]

- Mechanics of Materials by Hibbeler
- Mechanics of Materials by Gere and Goodno (or the older editions by Gere and Timoshenko)
- Mechanics of Materials by Popov
- Strength of Materials (Dover Books on Physics) by Den Hartog
- Advanced Strength of Materials (Dover Civil and Mechanical Engineering) by Den Hartog
- History of Strength of Materials by Timoshenko (Interesting read to go along with the above)

__Material Science__[]

- Fundamentals of Materials Science and Engineering - Callister and Rethwisch (Crystallography)
- Mechanical Behavior of Materials - Dowling (Excellent resource on material failure)
- The New Science of Strong Materials or Why You Don't Fall through the Floor - Gordon

__Fluid Mechanics__[]

- Fluid Mechanics: Fundamentals and Applications by Çengel and Cimbala
- Fluid Mechanics by Kundu and Cohen

__Thermodynamics__[]

- Thermodynamics: An Engineering Approach by Çengel and Boles
- Fundamentals of Engineering Thermodynamics by Moran, Shapiro, Boettner, and Bailey
- Fundamentals of Thermodynamics by Borgnakke and Sonntag

__Mechanical Design__[]

- Fundamentals of Machine Component Design by Juvinall and Marshek
- Materials Selection in Mechanical Design by Ashby
- Shigley's Mechanical Engineering Design by Budynas and Nisbett
- Machine Design: An Integrated Approach by Norton
- DANotes: Design and Analysis of Machine Elements by Douglas Wright
- Machine Elements in Mechanical Design by Mott, Vavrek and Wang

__Heat Transfer__[]

- Heat and Mass Transfer: Fundamentals and Applications by Çengel and Ghajar
- Fundamentals of Heat and Mass Transfer (or Introduction to Heat Transfer) by Incropera, DeWitt, Bergman, and Lavine
- A Heat Transfer Textbook (Dover Civil and Mechanical Engineering) by John H Lienhard V and John H Lienhard IV

__Vibrations__[]

- Engineering Vibration by Inman
- Mechanical Vibration: Analysis, Uncertainties, and Control by Benaroya
- Mechanical Vibrations by Rao
- Fundamentals of Vibrations by Meirovitch
- Mechanical Vibrations by Den Hartog (Dover Civil and Mechanical Engineering)

## Special Topics[]

__Manufacturing__[]

- Fundamentals of Modern Manufacturing: Materials, Processes, and Systems by Groover
- Manufacturing Processes for Engineering Materials by Kalpakjian and Schmid
- DeGarmo’s Materials and Processes in Manufacturing by Black and Kohser

__Aerodynamics__[]

- Fundamentals of Aerodynamics by Anderson
- Foundations of Aerodynamics: Bases of Aerodynamic Design by Kuethe and Chow

__Computational Fluid Dynamics__[]

- Computational Fluid Dynamics: The Basics with Applications by Anderson
- Computational Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer by Pletcher, Tannehill and Anderson

__Orbital Mechanics__[]

- Fundamentals of Astrodynamics (Dover Books on Aeronautical Engineering) by Bate, Mueller, and White (Classic from 1971)
- Orbital Mechanics for Engineering Students by Curtis
- Fundamentals of Astrodynamics and Applications by Vallado
- An Introduction to the Mathematics and Methods of Astrodynamics by Battin

__Space System Design__[]

- Spacecraft Systems Engineering by Fortescue, Stark, and Swinerd
- Space Vehicle Design by Griffin and French
- Space Mission Engineering: The New Space Mission Analysis and Design by Wertz, Everett, and Puschell
- The Space Environment: Implications for Spacecraft Design by Tribble

__Propulsion__[]

- Mechanics and Thermodynamics of Propulsion by Hill and Peterson
- Rocket Propulsion Elements by Sutton and Biblarz
- Modern Engineering for Design of Liquid Propellant Rocket Engines by Huzel and Huang
- Blazing the Trail: The Early History of Spacecraft and Rocketry by Gruntman (Interesting and well written text to go with the above)

__Flight Mechanics__[]

- Mechanics of Flight by Phillips
- Aircraft Flight Dynamics by Stengel
- Airplane Stability and Control: A History of the Technologies that Made Aviation Possible by Abzug and Larrabee

__Aircraft Design__[]

- Aircraft Design: A Conceptual Approach by Raymer
- Aircraft Structures for Engineering Students by Megson
- Aircraft Structures (Dover Books on Aeronautical Engineering) by Peery
- Analysis and Design of Flight Vehicle Structures by Bruhn
- Airframe Structural Design: Practical Design Information and Data on Aircraft Structures by Niu

__Compressible Fluid Mechanics__[]

- Modern Compressible Flow: With Historical Perspective by Anderson
- Introduction to Compressible Fluid Flow by Oosthuizen and Carscallen
- Elements of Gasdynamics (Dover) by Liepmann and Roshko

__Internal Combustion Engine__[]

- Engineering Fundamentals of the Internal Combustion Engine by Pulkrabek
- Internal Combustion Engine Fundamentals by Heywood

__Combustion Theory__[]

- An Introduction to Combustion: Concepts and Applications by Turns
- Principles of Combustion by Kuo
- Combustion by Glassman, Yetter, and Glumac
- Combustion Theory by Williams

__Control Systems Engineering__[]

See the EEE recommendations: Control Theory

__Advanced Dynamics__[]

- Intermediate Dynamics for Engineers: A Unified Treatment of Newton-Euler and Lagrangian Mechanics by O'Reilly
- Classical Dynamics (Dover Books) by Greenwood
- Advanced Dynamics by Greenwood
- Tensor Calculus and Analytical Dynamics by Papastavridis
- Analytical Mechanics: A Comprehensive Treatise on the Dynamics of Constrained Systems by Papastavridis

See also: Analytical Mechanics

__Acoustics__[]

- Fundamentals of Engineering Acoustics by Kinsler
- Acoustics by Beranek