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ESDU (previously know as the Engineering Sciences Data Unit) provides validated design methods, data and software tools covering a wide range of engineering disciplines. The work of our ESDU Engineers is monitored, guided and rigorously validated by technical committees comprised of leading experts from industry, academia and government organizations from around the world, and is endorsed by key professional institutions. The result of this collaborative effort is a unique and unsurpassed engineering knowledge base.

Today's engineers have ready access to multiple sources of information. So what makes our content unique? Our products provide you with the collective knowledge of hundreds of engineers and include data and information that in many cases are unpublished and only available to ESDU through our committee process. Every Data Item issued by ESDU represents a consensus of opinion from experts in their field. Our content has gone through rigorous testing and validation to ensure the quality and reliability you require for confidence in your design process.

ESDU facilitates better and faster design using validated methods and solutions and reduces costly cycles of research, redesign and testing. ESDU methods and data form an important part of the design process for industry professionals in companies large and small and are a vital resource for scientists and engineers in research establishments and academic institutions throughout the world.

At Salford, we subscribe to :

  • ESDU Series:
    • Aerodynamics
    • Aircraft Noise
    • Composites
    • Dynamics
    • Fatigue - Endurance Data
    • Fatigue - Fracture Mechanics
    • Fluid Mechanics, Internal Flow
    • Fluid Mechanics, Internal Flow (Aerospace)
    • Heat Transfer
    • Mechanisms
    • Performance
    • Physical Data, Chemical Engineering
    • Stress and Strength
    • Structures
    • Transonic Aerodynamics
    • Tribology
    • Vibration and Acoustic Fatigue
    • Wind Engineering
  • Metallic Materials Data Handbook
  • In addition to the above, all subscribers have access to the ESDU Engineering Service. Through this service, you may communicate directly with our engineers for technical advice from, in many cases, the author of the Data Item.


Aeronautical Engineering; Mechanical Engineering