Engineering

Airfoils

Applied Aerodynamics: A Digital Textbook
This site is an Internet version of Applied Aerodynamics.
FoilSim and CurveBall Download (NASA)
Allows for download of simulation software for predicting airflow around various airfoil shapes.
The Incomplete Guide to Airfoil Usage
From the Dept. of Aeronautical Engineering at the Univ. of Illinois, this list identifies many types of aircraft and the airfoils that were used in their construction.
Theory of Airfoil Sections
This site provides access to the appendices of Theory of Airfoil Sections, which contain tables of coordinates of a selection of NACA profiles, mean lines and sections. Note: Some links on the page may not be maintained.
UIUC Airfoil Data Site
Sponsored by the Dept. of Aeronautical & Astronautical Engineering at the Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, this is a collection of over 1,500+ airfoil coordinates. The site also has links to additional airfoil Web pages.

Associations

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
The AIAA provides information about publications, standards, conferences, membership, technical activities and employment services. AIAA Meeting Papers back to 1963 may be searched through ARC (Aerospace Research Central). Subject headings appear in the left menu and you can limit the content type to Journals, Books, Meeting Proceedings and Standards. If you are an ERAU student, faculty, or staff member, you may also access full-text AIAA Papers (1963 to current), journals, and books through ARC located on the Research Databases page of the Hunt Library's website.
ASCE
This official homepage of the American Society of Civil Engineers offers membership information, conference details, publications, and more.
ASTM
The American Society for Testing and Materials website lists standards, technical publications and other items of interest.
National Society of Professional Engineers
This official homepage covers membership, licensure and educational issues. Job boards, salary information and online resumes can be found in the Career Center section. Links to selected articles from PE Magazine are also available.
Royal Aeronautical Society
The RAS exists to further the advancement of aeronautical art, science and engineering around the world. This association provides free membership for full time students, as well as career and education information, news and publications, and an events calendar.
SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers)
This site has membership, training and events information. Search the Aerospace section for articles, standards, technical papers, etc. grouped by broad topic area. Many SAE papers and Aerospace Standards are available in the Hunt Library's print collection or full text online through the SAE Digital Library database.
Society of Allied Weight Engineers (SAWE)
Homepage of the Society of Allied Weight Engineers whose focus is mass properties engineering. Includes a bibliographic database of technical papers presented at the SAWE Annual International Conferences.
Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
Official homepage of the SWE, providing membership and conference information, career assistance, continuing education opportunities, and scholarship news.

Ethics

Online Ethics Center
Sponsored by the National Academy of Engineering, this site provides information on a broad range of topics dealing with ethics in engineering and research, including environmental issues, responsible research, and computers/technology. Classroom tools include cases and scenarios, exercises and assignments, and evaluation tools including essays.

Miscellaneous

Aerodynamics for Students
An electronic textbook from the School of Aerospace, Mechanical, and Mechatronic Engineering at the University of Sydney, Australia.
Center for Aviation Systems Reliability (CASR)
The CASR provides inspection tools and training materials to the commercial aviation industry. Descriptions of various inspection methods may be found at their website.
Civil Jet Aircraft Design
This website should be used in conjunction with the book of the same name. Click on 'Data Sets' on the left to access Aircraft (specification, mass, geometric and performance data), Engine (takeoff, climb, cruise, dimensions, layout), Airport, Atmosphere/Airspeeds and Units/Conversions data files.
Engineers Edge
Includes technical information on engineering materials, as well as engineering calculators, mathematics, conversions, etc.
How Stuff Works
Search by keyword or select a subject category to browse. The Transportation section can be found under the Science tab.
Writing Guidelines for Engineering and Science Students
Provides samples and guidelines for laboratory reports, progress reports, proposals and other kinds of technical documents.

NASA Resources

NACA Archive
Comprehensive collection of full-text NACA publications. The National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA, 1915-1958) was the predecessor of NASA. Coverage: 1917 - 1958.
NASA - Advanced Search
One place to search all of the NASA Web servers using advanced search features.
NASA - Management and Policy Documents
This NASA Headquarters Library site provides access to a collection of full-text NASA publications, including budget materials, handbooks, program and annual reports.
NASA Home Page
Includes information about NASA's organization, including links to all of the NASA Centers, NASA's mission, frequently asked questions, and more.
NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)
Indexes a large number of technical reports and conference papers from NACA (predecessor to NASA, 1915-1958), the NASA collection (1958 to the present) and the NIX collection (photos, videos, etc.). Many documents appear in full-text format.
Spinoff
Spinoff is a publication of NASA's Technology Transfer Office. It chronicles the secondary use of NASA technology in areas such as medicine, the environment, recreation, consumer goods, and computer technology. This site provides a searchable database of Spinoff products. The Library has Spinoff in our collection (TL 865 .S65) from 1976 through 2011.
Technical Diagrams and Drawings
Contains detailed technical diagrams and drawings of spacecraft and systems from the Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, Skylab, Apollo-Soyuz, and Space Shuttle programs.

Navigation

Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B)
This FAA site provides extensive information on Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) technology.
Global Positioning System Overview
Written by Peter Dana at the University of Texas at Austin and updated in May 2000. This is a thorough overview of all the parts that make up the GPS system including the satellites, the tracking stations and the receivers.
Global Positioning System: Assessing National Policies
The pdf version of a RAND policy study which details the commercial and military uses of GPS and its impact on U.S. policy.
GPS Basics (FAA)
Detailed explanation of how GPS works, its history, its various applications and GPS policy.
Navigation Services (FAA)
The FAA's Technical Operations Navigation Services develops, acquires, deploys, maintains, sustains, and improves navigation products and services for the National Airspace System (NAS). These products and services include GPS satellite-based augmentation, ground systems, lighting systems, etc.

Wind Tunnels

Wind Tunnels (NASA Ames Research Center)
Designed for potential wind tunnel customers, this site describes the Ames Research Center and provides information regarding available wind tunnels and test planning procedures.
Wind Tunnels of NASA
Online version of the book by the same name. The print copy may be found in the Hunt Library's Documents collection under call number NASA SP 440.

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