Marks' Standard Handbook for Mechanical Engineers

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Marks' Standard Handbook for Mechanical Engineers is a comprehensive handbook for the field of mechanical engineering. It was first published in 1916 by Lionel Simeon Marks. In 2006, it was in its 11th edition, and published by McGraw-Hill.[1]

Lionel S. Marks was a professor of mechanical engineering at Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the early 1900s.[2]


In the 11th edition, there are 20 sections:

  1. Mathematical Tables and Measuring Units
  2. Mathematics
  3. Mechanics of Solids and Fluids
  4. Heat
  5. Strength of Materials
  6. Materials of Engineering
  7. Fuels and Furnaces
  8. Machine Elements
  9. Power Generation
  10. Materials Handling
  11. Transportation
  12. Building Construction and Equipment
  13. Manufacturing Processes
  14. Fans, Pumps, and Compressors
  15. Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  16. Instruments and Controls
  17. Industrial Engineering
  18. The Regulatory Environment
  19. Refrigeration, Cryogenics, and Optics
  20. Emerging Technologies


  1. ^ Avallone, Eugene A., Theodore Baumeister III, and Ali M. Sadegh, eds. (2007). Marks' Standard Handbook for Mechanical Engineers. 11th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill. ISBN 978-0-07-142867-5.
  2. ^ "Harvard Professors at MIT", Harvard Alumni Bulletin, Volume 17, n.5, Harvard Alumni Association, Associated Harvard Clubs, October 28, 1914.

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