

REFERENCE BOOKS ON MECHANICAL ANALYSIS
FEMCI is providing the following list of references to assist you in learning about structural analysis, including static, dynamic and finite element analyses. The list is general in nature and is not meant as the final word in books or papers on a particular subject.
A category guide is given at the bottom of the page explaining the letter given in the Comments column. Please contact the webmaster Ryan Simmons with any corrections or additions.
   
TITLE 
AUTHORS 
PUBLICATION DATA 
COMMENTS 




Advanced Mechanics of Materials 
Robert D. Cook, Warren C. Young 
Macmillan Publishing Company, New York, 1985 
A,C,G,O 
Analysis and Design of Flight Vehicle Structures 
E. F. Bruhn 
Jacobs Publishing, Indianapolis, IN, 1973 
A,C,E,I,K,N,O 
Design of Machine Elements 
M. F. Spotts 
6th Edition, PrenticeHall, Inc, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, 1985 
C,E,G,I,K,O 
Engineering Formulas 
Kurt Gieck, Reiner Gieck 
6th Edition, McGrawHill Book Company, New York, 1990 
A,B,G,I,L,N,O,P,Q 
Engineering Graphics 
Giesecke, Mitchell, Spencer, Hill, Loving, Dygdon 
Third Edition, Mcmillan Publishing, New York, 1981 
C,J 
Engineering Mechanics, Second Vector Edition, Volume I: Statics 
Higdon, Stiles, Davis, Evces 
PrenticeHall, Inc, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, 1976 
N 
Engineering Mechanics of Solids 
Egor P. Popov 
PrenticeHall, Inc, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, 1990 
C,G,I,O 
Failure of Materials in Mechanical Design, Analysis Prediction Prevention 
Collins, J.A. 
1981 
A,C,D,E,G,H,I,K,M,O,Q 
Formulas for Natural Frequencies and Mode Shape 
Robert D. Blevins 
Krieger Publishing Company, Malabar Florida, 1995 
G,Q 
Fracture & Fatigue Control in Structures, Applications of Fracture Mechanics 
John M. Barsom, Stanley T. Rolfe 
Second Edition, PrenticeHall, Inc, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, 1987 
E,G,H 
Fundamentals of Mechanical Design 
Richard M. Phelan 
Third Edition, McGrawHill Book Company, New York, 1970 
C,I,K,L,O,Q 
General Environmental Verification Specification for STS & ELV (GEVSSE Rev A) 
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center 
June 1996 
M Includes design and testing specifications 
Introduction to Finite Elements in Engineering 
Tirupathi R. Chandrupatla, Ashok D. Belegundu 
PrenticeHall, Inc, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, 1991 
F 
Introduction to the Design and Behavior of Bolted Joints 
John H. Bickford 
Third Edition, revised and Expanded; Marcel Dekker, Inc, New York, 1995 
C,G 
Manufacturing Processes 
B.H. Amstead, Phillip F. Ostwald, Myron L. Begeman 
Seventh Edition John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York, 1977 
C,J,K 
Mechanical Vibrations in Spacecraft Design 
Jaap Wijker, Dutch Space BV 
Springer Verlag 2004 
C,Q 
Mechanics of Materials 
Ferdinand P. Beer, E. Russell Johnston, Jr. 
Third Edition, McGrawHill, 2002 
A,C,N,O 
MILHDBK5H, Metallic Materials & Elements for Aerospace Vehicle Structures 
US Dept. of Defense 
1998 
K 
On Structural Fatigue Under Random Loading 
John W. Miles 
Journal of the Aeronautical Sciences, pg. 753, November, 1954 
E,Q 
Physics for Engineering Technology 
Alexander Joseph, Kalman Pomeranz, Jack Prince, David Sacher 
Second Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. New York, 1978 
N,Q 
Practical Stress Analysis in Engineering Design 
Alexander Blake 
Second Edition, Revised and Expanded, Marcel Dekker, Inc. New York, 1990 
C,G,I,N,O 
Roark's Formulas for Stress & Strain 
Warren C. Young 
Seventh Edition, McGrawHill Book Company, New York, 2002 
G,O Often called "Roark and Young" 
Schaum's Outlines, Mechanical Vibrations 
S. Graham Kelly 
McGrawHill, 1996 
Q See all the Schaum's Outlines 
Science and Engineering of Materials 
Donald R. Askeland 
Prindle, Weber & Schmidt Publishing, Boston, Massachusetts, 1984 
K 
Spacecraft Structures and Mechanisms 
Thomas P. Sarafin, editor 
Microcosm, Inc. & Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1995 
Most all topics are covered 
Stress Concentration Factors 
R. E. Peterson 
John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York, 1974 
G,O 
Theory of Elasticity 
Goodier Timoshenko 
Third Edition, McGrawHill Book Company, New York, 1987 
N,O 
Using MSC/NASTRAN  Statics and Dynamics 
Arturo O. Cifuentes 
SpringerVerlag, New York, 1989 
F,N,Q Outdated, but examples are explained 
Vibration Analysis 
Robert K. Vierck 
Second Edition, Harper & Row Publishers, New York, 1979 
Q 
Vibration Analysis for Electronic Equipment 
Dave S. Steinberg 
Third Edition, John Wiley & Sons, 2000 
O,Q 
   
The following table is provided as a guide to help categorize the references above.

TOPIC 
A 
Buckling Analysis 
B 
Conversions 
C 
Design 
D 
Failure/Safety Analysis 
E 
Fatigue Analysis 
F 
Finite Element Analysis 
G 
Formulas 
H 
Fracture Analysis 
I 
General Mechanical Engineering 
J 
Manufacturing 
K 
Materials 
L 
Mechanisms 
M 
Mission Analysis 
N 
Statics 
O 
Stress 
P 
Thermal Analysis 
Q 
Vibration/Dynamics, Sine, Random and/or Shock 
Special thanks to James Maltby for his assistance with this list. Ryan Simmons
