Welcome to ADL: General Information

The Aerospace Digital Library guides you to the technical resources that you need. The categories below are not mutually-exclusive: we just tried to guess what might motivate you to search for a given item, under a given category.

If you are a casual visitor who wants to check out a few cool sites on aviation and space technology, click on those underlined words to go to sites that deal with those issues.

The Business Info link takes you to the web sites of many companies involved in aerospace engineering, and to other sites which list companies in other areas of technology.  This page also introduces you to various programs in  upcoming field of Space Business, and other areas as we find them.

If you want to check out the professional societies of people who work in technology, please click on those words.

If you are a student who wants to learn about aerospace engineering, please go to the Courses link, and you will find course material  ranging from a high-school / college freshman level introduction, to the most advanced graduate courses on engineering. (Warning: these are serious course materials, not recommended for people who are allergic to "derivations" or other things requiring hard thinking).

The Simulations link (patience, please!) aims to link you to various providers of flight simulations and other pre-developed programs where all you have to do is point and click.

The Computer Programs link lets you use or download software that allows you to get various things done. These do include flight-simulator games, but mainly it is intended for programs to do serious calculations of  fluid mechanics, aerodynamics, space mechanics, structural dynamics, costing, etc.

The Papers link takes you to lists of technical references, with available abstracts and full-text/graphics hyperlinked. These will also take you to the portals (meaning they may charge you to go beyond) of on-line journals and publishers. Many of the references are to papers or books which can be found in "analog" or hardcopy libraries or bookstrores only.

The Databases link takes you to sources of usually-reliable data, such as the resources of NASA, the National Bureau of Standards, etc.

The theses link takes you to lists of PhD theses that we have found, (of course including the best: ours!)

Please let us know suggestions and comments. Happy hunting, and please come back often.