ESDU-Engineering Sciences Data Unit
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Engineering Sciences Data Unit (ESDU)

IHS Markit ESDU provides engineering insight based on the collective knowledge of hundreds of engineers from around the world. It is actively managed and updated regularly to keep abreast of the latest science and practices to deliver the most advanced resources.


  • Achieve Greater Design Accuracy – ensure your design calculations are accurate with comprehensive, in-depth information for more than 1200 aerospace design and performance topics. IHS Markit ESDU is the ideal complement to other design tools such as finite element analysis, computational fluid dynamics programs as well as in-house practices, codes and industry standards
  • Optimize Designs – IHS Markit ESDU provides an in-depth discussion of the relevant design parameters and the tools to research alternative configurations to optimize the design
  • Improve Collaboration – IHS Markit ESDU methods and data enable cooperation on joint development projects without compromising proprietary methods and resources
  • Reduce Rework or Redesign – because IHS Markit ESDU methods are validated, calculations will accurately predict performance with less rework or reliance on costly prototypes
  • Meet Project Budgets and Schedules - IHS Markit ESDU helps engineers effectively solve complex problems to shorten the initial design and development phases and reduce research costs

ESDU products cover a wide range of subject areas including the following:

  • Aerodynamics
  • Heat Transfer
  • Composites
  • Performance
  • Dynamics
  • Noise
  • Structures
  • Fatigue-Endurance
  • Fatigue-Fracture Mechanics
  • Vibration and Acoustic Fatigue
  • Metallic Materials Data
  • Fluid Mechanics, Internal Flow
  • Transonic Aerodynamics