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    Databases -- Design, Materials, Data

    • Aerospace Structural Metals Database (ASMD) -- CINDAS  Icon
      Click on the "login" very top right of screen. Select database to be searched or browsed.
    • ASM Alloy Center
      Use the "Advanced search" to LIMIT search to fields (titles, materials, data sheet texts) and/or to document type (Material Data Sheets, Heat Treating Data Sheets, Corrosion Curves, Creep Curves, Fatigue Curves, Stress-Strain Curves, Time-Temperature Curves.
      Engineering Diagrams
    • Engineering Sciences Data Unit (ESDU) Online -- Aerospace Series  Icon
      Full text; contains validated engineering analysis tools that include: methodologies, design data, equations and software. Includes: MMDH - Metallic Materials Data Handbook; and
      MMPDS - Metallic Materials Properties Development and Standardization
    • Jane's Onlne
      Full text. The library does NOT have access to everything in this database. TAMU Libraries' subscription includes: JAWA; Jane's Aircraft Upgrades; Jane's Aero-Engines; Jane's Avionics; Jane's C4I Systems; Jane's Strategic Weapons Systems; Jane's Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and Targets;
    • Knovel -- Ebook database
      TRY the "Data Search" -- it retrieves numeric and other tabular data contained in Knovel's interactive graphs, equations and tables. BOOKS include: Space Vehicle Design -- Aircraft Engine Design -- Aircraft Propulsion Systems Technology and Design -- and more...
    • Society of Automotive engineers (SAE) -- Global Mobility Database
      Searchable database that contains the full text of SAE's technical papers only. Click on an entry to view the full record (including abstract) and then click on the "Download" button to view the PDF full text -- if available.
    • Thermophysical Propterties of Matter Database (TPMD) -- CINDAS
      click on the "login" very top right of screen. Select database to be searched orbrowsed.

    Design Books

    • Airplane aerodynamics and performance / Jan Roskam and Chuan-Tau Edward Lan. Revised edition
      Call number: L570 .C18 1997 -- located on the 3rd floor of Evans
    • Airplane design / Jan Roskam. Call number:TL671.2 .R67 1986 (Evans Reference)
      I. Preliminary sizing of airplanes -- II. Preliminary configuration design & integration of the propulsion system -- III. Layout design of cockpit, fuselage, wing, & empennage, utaways and inboard profiles -- IV. Layout of landing gear and systems -- V. Component weight estimation -- VI. Preliminary calculation of aerodynamic, thrust, and power characteristics -- VII. etermination of stability, control, & performance characteristics, FAR & military requirem - VIII airplane cost estimatio
    • Airplane flight dynamics and automatic flight controls / Jan Roskam. Publisher: Lawrence, KS : DARcorporation, 1995
      Call number: TL570 .R644 1995 -- located on the 3rd floor of Evans
    • Analysis and design of flight vehicle structures / by E.F. Bruhn, assisted by R.J.H. Bollard... [et al. Publisher: Indianapolis : S.R. Jacobs, c1973.  Icon
      Call number: TL671.2 .B7 1973b. One copy located on the 3rd floor of Evans; a second copy located in Evans Reference (use in the library).
    • Fundamentals of aircraft and airship design / Leland M. Nicolai, Grant E. Carichner. Publisher: Reston, Va. : American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2010-
      The library owns volume 1 only. Call number: L671.2 .N5 2010 -- located 3rd floor Evans
    • Jane's Aero-Engines
    • Jane's Aircraft Upgrades
    • Jane's All the World's Aircraft
    • Jane's Avionics
    • Jane's Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and Targets
    • Knovel -- Ebook database
      Over 1000 ebooks on science & engineering. BOOKS include: Space Vehicle Design -- Aircraft Engine Design -- Aircraft Propulsion Systems Technology and Design -- and more..."Browse" the aerospace subject area, or search the database for a specific topic.
    • NASA Systems Engineering Handbook
      Rev1 NASA SP-2007-6105
    • Theory of wing sections : including a summary of airfoil data / by Ira H. Abbott and Albert E. von Doenhoff. [Corr. version
      Call number: TL672 .A2 1959
    • Unmanned aircraft systems [electronic resource] : UAVs design, development, and deployment / Reg Austin.
      E-book -- read it online

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    Find Journal Articles, conference papers, reports, book chapters, etc.

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    Find Technical Reports & Technical Papers

    Search one or more of the databases below to identify techncial reports and papers. Some include the full text of the documents, some do not. For help finding reports, contact Jane Stephens, librarian for Nuclear Engineering.

    Products, Equipment / Suppliers, Pricing

    For equipment prices, you might have to contact suppliers directly. Use some of the sources below to locate suppliers and contact them directly.

    • ThomasNet -- formerly Thomas Register  Icon
      Identify industrial products and services and their suppliers. provides access to thousands of company catalogs as well as downloadable 2D and 3D CAD models for parts and products.
    • Business Source Complete
      In addition to scholarly articles, find trade publication articles, industry profiles, market research reports and more. Full text of the Nuclear Energy Report (2009) is available -- in the search box, enter: nuclear energy report -- change the drop down "select a field (option)" to "source".
    • Grainger Catalog
      Click on the Grainger Catalog online link. The catalog offers customers a resource with more than 240,000 facilities maintenance products.
    • RS Means Mechanical Cost Data
      Located in Evans Reference (1st floor or Evans); call number: TH435.R581 34th ed. 2011

    Miscellaneous Resrouces

    FEATURED Database: Engineering Sciences Data Unit (ESDU)

    ACCESS and search the Engineering Sciences Data Unit (ESDU), Aerospace.

    This database contains the full text of alidated engineering methods, data, principles, worked examples, programs, and related equations for aerospace engineering.


    • Aerodynamics
    • Aircraft Noise
    • Composites
    • Dynamics
    • Fatigue - Endurance Data
    • Fatigue - Fracture Mechanics
    • Fluid Mechanics, Internal Flow
    • Fluid Mechanics, Internal Flow (Aerospace)
    • Heat Transfer
    • Mechanisms
    • Performance
    • Physical Data, Chemical Engineering
    • Stress and Strength
    • Structures
    • Transonic Aerodynamics
    • Tribology
    • Vibration and Acoustic Fatigue
    • Wind Engineering

    Collections and Packages

    • Aerodynamics Design Collection
    • NACA Collection
    • NASA Collection
    • Aerospace Package
    • Aerostructure
    • Process Engineering Technology


    • Aerofoils and Wings
    • Analysis of Joints (Bolted, Bonded and Welded)
    • Controls and Flaps
    • Ejectors and Jet Pumps
    • Flow in Pipes, Fittings and Ducts
    • Shell and Tube Heat Exchanger Analysis
    • Stability of Aircraft
    • Strength Analysis of Plates and Panels
    • Strength Analysis of Struts and Beams
    • Stress Concentrations

    Aerospace Materials Data

    • MMDH - Metallic Materials Data Handbook
    • MMPDS - Metallic Materials Properties and Standardization

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