Paperback for mechanical engineering

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Dubbel - paperback for mechanical engineering , usually only briefly referred to as Dubbel , is a technical reference work . The Dubbel is considered a standard work for technicians and engineers in mechanical and plant engineering in work and training beyond the German-speaking area .


The first edition of the Dubbel was suggested in 1912 by Heinrich Dubbel , who at the time was teaching mechanical engineering at the Beuth School in Berlin. Dubbel had already published several books at the Julius Springer publishing house and therefore entered into negotiations with Julius Springer the Elder with his idea . J. , who was responsible for the publisher's technology program.

The first edition appeared as early as mid-1914, in which Dubbel had the majority of the parts that he had not worked on by colleagues from the Beuth School. It has been the edition with the lowest number of copies to date. Nevertheless, due to the outbreak of the First World War , the demand was too low and sales figures only improved after the end of the war. The second edition was published in 1919, which was followed by further editions in 1920, 1924, 1929, 1934, 1939, 1941 and 1943. On March 1, 1933, the paperback for mechanical engineering was recognized as a "textbook at the Prussian engineering schools". Heinrich Dubbel worked until the preparation of the 10th edition, which was essentially a reprint of the 9th edition. However, he did not live to see their publication.

After the Second World War , Professor Friedrich Sass , professor of diesel engines at the Technical University of Berlin, the director of the Beuth School, Charles Bouché and engineer Alois Leitner were won over as the editor for the eleventh edition . Several specialist areas (similarity mechanics , gas dynamics , gas generators and refrigeration technology ) were newly introduced, while retaining the structures introduced by Heinrich Dubbel. The eleventh edition, published in 1953 (a “second corrected reprint of the eleventh completely revised edition” appeared in 1956), and the twelfth edition of 1961 were the most successful with 160,000 copies each in several reprints. Professor Egon Martyrer co-edited the 13th edition . In this edition, the SI system of units was introduced in anticipation of the outstanding unit law. With the 14th edition, which appeared in 1981, more extensive expansions were made, the format changed and the name “Taschenbuch” is now only based on tradition, the 23rd edition comprises 1938 pages. From then on, the editors were Professor Wolfgang Beitz (1935–1998) from the Technical University of Berlin and Professor Karl-Heinz Küttner from the Technical University of Applied Sciences Berlin . The 17th edition brought another expansion to include the fields of process engineering , electronics and robots . The 18th edition appeared in 1995, the 19th two years later with a revision or revision of the subjects of refrigeration technology, piston machines , automotive technology , electronic data processing . The Dubbel has been published by Karl-Heinrich Grote and Jörg Feldhusen since 2006 . In 2018 the 25th edition, edited by Karl-Heinrich Grote, Beate Bender and Dietmar Göhlich, appeared as the last one to date, as a book and at the same time as an e-book and a so-called smart book .

year Edition Revision content Copies
1914 1. - -
1961 12. - 160,000
1997 19th Refrigeration technology , piston machines , automotive technology , electronic data processing -
2005 21st - -
2007 22nd - -
2011 23. - -
2014 24. Chapter medical technology and MDesign formula collection added -
2018 25th Chapter Basics of Product Development and Biomedical Engineering added -

Basics of product development expanded and supplemented by tolerance management and the development of variant products.

The energy technology chapter has been completely revised, the materials technology and machine dynamics chapters have been restructured and revised, and the chapter from 1914 to 1994 around 920,000 copies of the mechanical engineering paperback were sold, 185,000 of them in the editions edited by Heinrich Dubbel.


The paperback for mechanical engineering enjoyed international popularity early on. As early as the 1920s, Springer-Verlag published its first Russian translation, which was followed by another, unauthorized one. Licenses for Greek , Italian , Yugoslav, Portuguese , Spanish and Czech editions could be issued after the Second World War. The 14th edition appeared in an Italian edition in 1984, a Chinese translation in 1991 and an English translation in 1994 .


Individual evidence

  1. DUBBEL - paperback for mechanical engineering. (No longer available online.) Beuth Verlag, archived from the original on May 8, 2012 ; Retrieved on August 19, 2012 : "Whether you are studying or in the company: DUBBEL is the standard work for mechanical engineering." Info: The archive link has been inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  2. DUBBEL paperback for mechanical engineering. LBS ZL 2550 D813. In: Textbook collection of mechanical engineering. TU Darmstadt , accessed on August 19, 2012 .
  3. ^ Title page of the aforementioned reprint from 1956
  4. DNB 979258693 for the 21st edition.