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  • Complying with the latest environmental regulations
  • Design code changes
  • LEED design considerations
  • HVAC procedures
  • Mobile and in-the-field methods

"A classic compendium of step-by-step calculations for solving the most frequently encountered engineering problems in many engineering disciplines."


5000 Essential Calculations for Engineers

Packed with new data and methods, this invaluable handbook provides professionals with more than 5000 direct and related calculation procedures for solving common engineering problems quickly and easily. Now thoroughly revised and updated, Standard Handbook of Engineering Calculations, Fourth Edition covers seven engineering disciplines: civil, architectural, mechanical, electrical, chemical and process plant, sanitary, and environmental. Written in the popular "cookbook" format, the handbook describes each problem to be solved; provides numbered calculation procedures to be followed; works out an actual problem; and presents related calculations in most instances. This fourth edition features numerous new topics from design code changes in civil engineering to composite usage in engineering design. Inside, you'll find new problem-solving coverage of:

  • Anti-terrorism structural building changes
  • Power-plant cost-cutting
  • Efficient compliance with environmental regulations
  • Wind energy systems
  • LEED considerations in building design
  • Developments in pumps and related calculations
  • Freon-replacing refrigerants
  • Computer programs that automate repetitive calculations
  • Finite element analytic methods

The fourth edition of Standard Handbook of Engineering Calculations is a reference engineers will thank for answers time after time. Open this book for all the calculations you need in: Civil Engineering
• Architectural Engineering
• Mechanical Engineering
• Electrical Engineering
• Chemical and Process Plant Engineering
• Sanitary Engineering
• Environmental Engineering

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Editorial Reviews

Excerpts from review by H. I. Epstein, University of Connecticut

This new edition (3rd ed., CH, Apr'95) of this handbook is divided into seven sections covering the fields of civil, architectural, mechanical, electrical, chemical and process plant, water and wastewater, and environmental engineering. Within each section there are several major topics, further divided into numerous subtopics...

Sci-Tech Book News
A previous edition of this work is cited in Books for College Libraries, 3e This resource for practicing engineers presents more than 5000 calculation procedures for solving common engineering problems. The volume is divided into sections corresponding to seven engineering disciplines: civil, architectural, mechanical, electrical, sanitary, environmental, and chemical. Utilizing a "cookbook" format, the handbook describes the problem to be solved; provides numbered calculation procedures to be followed; works out an example problem; and (in most instances) presents related calculations.
**** A classic compendium of step-by-step calculations for solving the most frequently encountered engineering problems, cited in BCL3, Sheehy, and Powell. This revised and updated edition (2nd ed., 1985) features some 5,000 direct and related calculation procedures for 13 different disciplines. It reflects the increased emphasis on environmental factors by adding a major new section on environmental engineering and stressing environmental concerns in the other 12 engineering areas as well. The volume is also updated to show changes in various codes and technical requirements, particularly those concerning safety and legal factors. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071427937
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/1/2004
  • Series: McGraw-Hill Standard Handbooks
  • Edition description: Subsequent
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 1200
  • Product dimensions: 7.70 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 2.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Tyler G. Hicks, PE is a consulting engineer and a successful engineering book author, with more than 20 titles to his credit. He has worked in plant design and operation in a variety of industries, taught at several engineering schools, and lectured both in the United States and abroad. He holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Cooper Union School of Engineering in New York. He lives in Rockville Center, New York.
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Table of Contents

Sect. 1 Civil engineering
Sect. 2 Architectural engineering
Sect. 3 Mechanical engineering
Sect. 4 Electrical engineering
Sect. 5 Chemical and process plant engineering
Sect. 6 Water and waste-water engineering
Sect. 7 Environmental engineering
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