The IMechE library now has access to several new online titles from Science Direct that provide up-to-date engineering knowledge to support your work, study, or research. Key topics include renewable energy, chemical engineering, software (AutoCAD) and programming (MATLAB). IMechE members can click the links below to read or download the full text.

comp fluidComputational Fluid Dynamics (3rd edition, 2018)

An introduction to CFD fundamentals and commercial CFD software to solve engineering problems. Designed for engineering students new to CFD, and for practising engineers learning CFD for the first time. This updated edition includes new content and improved figures, examples, and problems.


Up and Running with AutoCAD (2018)

Provides a combination of step-by-step instruction, examples, and explanations on the topic. Emphasises core concepts and practical application of AutoCAD in engineering, architecture and design. Focuses on 2D drafting and design.

Plant Design and Operations (2nd edition, 2017)

plant design

Explores design and operational considerations for oil and gas facilities, covering all stages of the plant cycle, with an emphasis on safety and risk.



rules of thumbRules of Thumb for Chemical Engineers (6th edition, 2018)

A guide for chemical and process engineers who need reliable and authoritative solutions to on-the-job problems. Brings together solutions, information and work-arounds from engineers in the process industry.


Offshore Wind (2nd edition, 2014)

offshore windProvides a ready reference for wind project managers, teaching them how to deal with complications on-site, as well as for financers, who can utilize the text as an easy guide to asking the pivotal questions of petitioning wind project developers. Sheds light not just on how to solve a particular installation difficulty, but delves into why the problem may best be solved in that way.



Thermodynamics (2017)

Includes thirteen independent volumes that define how to perform the selection and calculation of equipment involved in the thirteen basic operations of process engineering. Provides the methods needed for understanding the machinery used in applied thermodynamics to encourage students and engineers to build the programs they need themselves.

Lees’ Process Safety Essentials (2014)

leesA single-volume digest presenting the critical, practical content from Lees’ Loss Prevention for day-to-day use and reference. A valuable reference, both for students or early-career professionals who may not need the full scope of Lees’, and for more experienced professionals needing quick, convenient access to information.


Essential MATLAB for Engineers and Scientists (6th edition, 2017)

essential matlabProvides a concise, balanced overview of MATLAB’s functionality that facilitates independent learning, with coverage of both the fundamentals and applications. Includes the latest MATLAB versions through 2016a, and is an ideal book for a first course on MATLAB, or for an engineering problem-solving course using MATLAB, as well as a self-learning tutorial for professionals and students expected to learn and apply MATLAB.

Renewable Energy (5th edition, 2017)

3-s2.0-C20140019545-cov200hA problem-solving tool for engineers, researchers, students, consultants, and planners currently working in the field, as well as a detailed map of the renewables universe for those looking to expand into new technological specialties. Includes updated data about renewables market penetration, current insights on climate change, the most recent available technology for renewable energy conversion, transmission and storage, and revised planning scenarios and the future outlook.

Coulson and Richardson’s Chemical Engineering: Volume 1A and Volume 1B (7th edition, 2018)


Fully revised and updated to provide practitioners with an overview of chemical engineering. Provides clear explanations of theory and thorough coverage of practical applications, supported by case studies.



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