19 Free eBooks on Mechanical Engineering

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From mechanical drawing, wave propagation, electric vehicles to turbo machines, vibrations and welding, these free books have ’em all. Enjoy!

Atithya Amaresh


1. OpenSCAD User Manual

Publisher: Wikibooks, 2013
OpenSCAD is a free software for creating solid 3D CAD objects. Unlike most free software for creating 3D models (such as the well-known Blender), OpenSCAD does not focus on the artistic aspects of 3D modelling, but instead focuses on the CAD aspects.

2. Mechanical Drawing. Elementary and Advanced
Author: John S. Reid

Publisher: J. Wiley & sons
The work includes courses in Advanced Mechanical Drawing consisting of courses in Advanced isometrical Drawing, Architectural Drawing, Sheet Metal Drafting, Machine Details, and Working Drawings made from freehand sketches of small machine parts.

3. Tribology in Engineering
Author: Hasim Pihtili (ed.)

Publisher: InTech, 2013
The main goal in preparing this book was to publish contemporary concepts, new discoveries and innovative ideas in the field of surface engineering, predominantly for the technical applications, as well as in the field of production engineering.

4. Mechanical Drawing Self-Taught
Author: Joshua Rose

Publisher: Henry Carey Baird & Co.
The object of this book is to enable the beginner to make simple mechanical drawings without the aid of an instructor, and to create an interest in the subject by giving examples such as the machinist meets with in his every-day workshop practice.

5. Wave Propagation: Theories and Applications
Author: Yi Zheng (ed.)

Publisher: InTech, 2013
This book introduces some exciting applications and theories to those who have general interests in waves and wave propagations, and provides insights and references to those who are specialized in the areas presented in the book.

6. New Generation of Electric Vehicles
Author: Zoran Stevic (ed.)

Publisher: InTech, 2012
The book presents modern technologies applied in the implementation of electric vehicles. Special attention was paid to energy efficiency of EV’s. Also today’s trends, mathematical models and computer design elements of future cars are presented.

7. Welding Processes
Author: Radovan Kovacevic

Publisher: InTech, 2012
Despite the wide availability of literature on welding processes, a need exists to update community on advancements in joining techniques of similar and dissimilar materials, in their numerical modeling, as well as in their sensing and control.

8. Advances on Analysis and Control of Vibrations: Theory and Applications
Author: M.Z. de la Hoz, F. Pozo

Publisher: InTech, 2012
This book is a compendium of research works on vibration analysis and control. It goes through new methodologies that help us understand and mitigate this phenomenon. The applications include vehicle suspension systems, wind turbines, etc.

9. Electric Vehicle Conversion
Publisher: Wikibooks, 2011
An electric vehicle conversion is the modification of an internal combustion engine driven vehicle to battery electric propulsion, creating a battery electric vehicle. The book is a general guide to performing your own conversions.

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