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ESDU: Validated engineering design methods

Ensure optimal product design, performance, safety and compliance.

Drawing upon a legacy of more than 70 years, the Engineering Sciences Data Unit (ESDU) provides reliable validated engineering design data, methods and software to engineers and designers.

ESDU offers 1,500+ design guides, many including software, through flexible subscriptions. Sixteen dedicated committees, made up of 230+ global industry, academic and government experts, validate the technical content in each ESDU series, resulting in a unique, unsurpassed engineering knowledge base. Many ESDU guides contain unpublished information – available only through ESDU.

Engineering and academic professionals use ESDU to:

  • Improve designs, ensure quality, aid compliance
  • Complement in-house design manuals, codes, standards, and analysis tools
  • Solve technical problems faster and develop innovative solutions
  • Shorten certification cycles with prior ESDU recognition from major global aviation authorities
  • Bring better products to market faster and reduce costs
Enjoy a no-risk, 30-day free ESDU trial
ESDU Webinar Series, 20 October to 10 November 2021

What’s Included

  • Your ESDU data series, with derivations, explanations, references, graphs, tables and examples
  • The ESDU Engineering Service
    • All new releases and amendments within your subscription
    • Customer support for access and computer issues
    • Direct access to engineering experts who will help you solve design problems
    • Training on ESDU products
  • Periodic data revisions for all annual subscribers
Who uses ESDU Workflows Supported Key Industries/Products & Services

Chief Designers

Engineering Directors/ Managers

Engineers, all types


Nuclear Scientists

Plant/Design Managers

Maintenance/Project Managers

Plant/Facility/Refinery Operators




Research Directors

Product design and certification

Research and development

Engineer training

Knowledge/expertise capture

Product evaluation

Product optimization

Validation/benchmarking of computational methods

Commercial/ Military Aerospace
Launch vehicles
Weapon systems
Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs)

Air transport services

Process Engineering
Minerals processing advanced
Biotechnological products
Heat exchangers
Power plants

Nuclear (read about the IHS Markit Nuclear Package)
Power generation
Water plants
Nuclear submarines
Fuel fabrication/reprocessing

Oil & Gas

All OEM vehicles
Formula 1/racing cars
Lightweight vehicles

Wind turbines

To focus on big problems in:
Aeronautical Engineering
Aerospace Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Petroleum Engineering
Structural Engineering


“If the right senior engineer isn’t on the team, the problem goes round several loops of analysis...I just asked the Engineers to refer to the ESDU method to fix a pretension that was between the bolt yield and separation and that minimized the fatigue cycles on the bolt.”

– Chief Engineer, SAFRAN Group

“The value of ESDU is that it helps us move much more quickly to the correct answer. On average, we have reduced the amount of time required to design aerodynamic surfaces by 50% compared to the traditional approach. The answers that we obtain using the ESDU methods also tend to be more accurate because they are based on a combination of theory and experimental data, rather than theory alone.”

– Head of Advanced Aerodynamic Design, Cessna Aircraft

“ESDU provides unique validated data. I spend up to 30% of my time trying to validate some of the data used by our engineers. ESDU saves more than the cost of an engineer.”

– Senior design engineer, Bell Helicopters


ESDU Data Items are reviewed and endorsed by the following organizations:

The world's first and foremost aerospace community
The Royal Aeronautical Society is the world's only professional body dedicated to the entire aerospace community. Established in 1866 to further the art, science and engineering of aeronautics, the Society has been at the forefront of developments in aerospace ever since.

The Institution of Mechanical Engineers
The Institution of Mechanical Engineers is the fastest growing professional engineering institution in the UK. 100,000 members work at the heart of the country's most important and dynamic industries.

The Institution of Chemical Engineers
The Institution of Chemical Engineers is the global professional membership organization for people with relevant experience or an interest in chemical engineering.

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