References for Mechanical Engineers

Engineering Data


Contains material properties, unit conversions and formulas for engineers.


Contains tables and formula, standards related to mechanical engineering. It provides data for design engineers like design steps for various mechanical components.

Engineers Edge

Contains material properties, engineering calculators, standard components, and formulas for engineers.




Video training on mechanical engineering basics, robotics, CAD, CAM and FEA by IIT professors.

Design And Analysis of Machine Elements

Online Book by Douglas Wright on design and analysis of machine elements.


Online Calculators

Calculator Edge

Online calculator for engineers.


Collection of tribology calculators.


Other References

Fastener Design Manual

Contains details about materials, accessories and standards used on fastener design.

Car Body Design

A collection of resources, technical papers, articles and links about car body design and latest developments.


Reference on solar energy and its conversion to electricity. From sunlight properties  to  photolytic manufacturing process explained in this web portal.

The Complete Guide to Chain

Provides a comprehensive reference for chains used in power transmission and conveyance applications. Everything from the basics of chain, through to specific industrial applications of its use are detailed.

Custom Part Net

Its an online cost estimation tool. This portal provides cost estimations for Molding, Casting, Machining, Sheet Metal.


Bulk materials handling knowledge base. It covers design information on troughed, pipe, pocket, sicon, sandwich and air supported bulk material systems.

ODP - Mechanical Engineering Design

List of some useful mechanical engineering design web resources from dmoz open directory project.