Mar 14

Civil Engineering  (CE)  Undergraduate Theses

Shear strength and stress-strain characteristics of Diliman silts/Adajar, Joash Bryan Q. (LG 993.5 2015 E63 A33)  

Development of a physically-based model using deterministic approach for landslide prediction / Agcaoili, Elaine C. (LG 993.5 2015 E63 A43)

Effectivity of using rice husk ash and fly ash as stabilizer in reducing the swelling of smectite-type of clays / Picar, Cyril Jerlo B.(LG 993.5 2015 E63 P53)

Unconfined compressive strength and erodibility of gypsum-treated Diliman silt  /Quinto, Adan Jacov A.  (LG 993.5 2015 E63 Q56)

Rate of bacteria-induced strength deterioration of banana fiber as a potential alternative geotextile material for temporary access road  / Silang, Jayson L. (LG 993.5 2015 E63 S55)

Geotechnical characterization of circulating fluidized bed (CFB) fly ash/Canlobo, Kim Aeron E.  (LG 993.5 2015 E63 C36)

Unconfined compressive strength of gypsum treated basaltic sand / Velasquez, Rekon E. (LG 993.5 2015 E63 V45)

Application of carbon nanotubes in structural health monitoring of reinforced concrete /Lagason, Patria Hena P.  (LG 993.5 2015 E63 L34)

Design sensitivity analysis of three-storey reinforced concrete moment resisting frame structures using performance-based seismic engineering /Sawali, John Paul M. (LG 993.5 2015 E63 S29)

Design sensitivity analysis of three-storey reinforced concrete moment-resisting frame structures using performance-based wind engineering / Olivas, Ana Claudinne E (LG 993.5 2015 E63 O45)

Performance assessment of the fire safety of a NHA house model using fire dynamics simulation / Tan, Geocerie D.  (LG 993.5 2015 E63 T36)

Development of empirical vulnerability curves of masonry building types in Bohol using methods in the global earthquake model (GEM)  / Licerio, Arthel Rae T. (LG 993.5 2015 E63 L53)

Analysis of the sensitivity of structural framing and building envelope specifications of a residential building to design wind speed/ Morillo, Luis Ariel B. (LG 993.5 2015 E63 M67)

Governing equations of RBS-DEM elements : small displacements formulation /Tadiosa, Jerome Z. (LG 993.5 2015 E63 T33) Combination of NDT techniques in assessing external repairs of concrete/ Lee, Stephen Albert O. (LG 993.5 2015 E63 L44)

Response of non-loadbearing concrete masonry units with plastic additives to non-destructive tests /San Antonio, Maria Cristelle A.(LG 993.5 2015 E63 S25)

Nonlinear pushover analysis of reinforced concrete columns and frame using rigid body spring discrete element method/ Gregorio, Mark Jay M. (LG 993.5 2015 E63 G74)

Identification of modal properties of a steel footbridge using ambient vibration measurement / Paguirigan, Janford E. (LG 993.5 2015 E63 P34)

Geometric modification of gable roof for low-rise buildings to reduce wind demand /Maliwanag, Julian Eymard B. (LG 993.5 2015 E63 M35)

Assessment of lifeline hospitals in Metro Manila as part of disaster preparedness for a possible large magnitude earthquake / Cereno, Karl Arwen O. (LG 993.5 2015 E63 C47)

Analytical modelling of Melchor Hall using non-destructive tests /Estanislao, Dan Mari D.V. (LG 993.5 2015 E63 E88)

Field experiment on occupant comfort on a tall building in Metro Manila / Columna, Jenalyn M. (LG 993.5 2015 E63 C65)

Failure modeling of roof-truss supports of reinforced concrete frame residential buildings due to severe wind / Doguiles, Arvi Elijah R. (LG 993.5 2015 E63 D64)

Establishing an irrigation performance index : the case of Angat-Maasim Rivers Irrigation System /Caluag, Rauf Micko A. (LG 993.5 2015 E63 C35)

Hydraulic analysis and flood mitigation study of Estero de Paco / Dagdag, Alejandrino E. (LG 993.5 2015 E63 D34)

Investigation of sedimentation patterns around hydraulic structures in the Jaro River System using a 2D sediment transport model / Diaz, Patrick Joseph B.  (LG 993.5 2015 E63 D53)

Urban storm flood modeling applied to Barangay Bambang in Pasig City /Manalastas, Guian Carlo D.G. (LG 993.5 2015 E63 M36) Numerical analysis of storm surge due to 2013 Typhoon Haiyan and the study of the effectiveness of Tacloban Airport seaw1ll against inundation / Miranda, Paterno S.  (LG 993.5 2015 E63 M57)

Analysis and estimation of the sediment yield of Pagsanjan-Lumban watershed in the Laguna De Bay basin using the Modified Universal Soil Loss Equation (MUSLE) /De Leon, Azel Lai D. (LG 993.5 2015 E63 D45)

Analysis of the probable oil spill scenarios in Laguna Lake using hydraulic modeling / Cruzem, Jazel F. (LG 993.5 2015 E63 C784) Analysis of the sensitivity of the construction cost of a one-storey residential building to design wind speeds / Adizas, Marc Neil V. (LG 993.5 2015 E63 A35)

Documentation and analysis of reconstruction practices in Haiyan-affected areas  / Cruzat, Julius Bryan O. (LG 993.5 2015 E63 C78)

Design and testing of a productivity based metal furring system for flat ceiling finishes / Decena, Johnlerry A. (LG 993.5 2015 E63 D43)

Civil Engineering  (CE)  Graduate Theses

Proposed protocol in determining expansion potential and estimating swell pressure of soils /Ontimare, Renz Marion S. (LG 995 2017 E63 O58)  

Evaluation of the performance of center-hole ultrasonic testing method for bored piles /Mendoza, Darell James M. (LG 995 2017 E63 M46)  

Numerical simulation and analysis of early-age thermal crack control in reinforced concrete retaining structures /Mejia, Ralph Jopie T.(LG 995 2017 E63 M45)  

Numerical simulation of the elastic behavior of reinforced concrete slabs up to first cracking using rigid body-spring discrete element methodGarde, Felix V. (LG 995 2017 E63 G37)  

A finite element based method for estimating natural frequencies of locally damaged homogeneous beamsUrsos, Michael Edward T.D. (LG 995 2017 E63 U77)  

A study on validity and applicability of EXSIM_V3 in the Philippine settingAzul, Kristian M. (LG 995 2017 E63 A98)

Investigating water intrusions on cracked precast concrete wall panels through an experimental set-up and a computational fluid dynamics model under wind-driven rain conditionsSadie, Homer T. (LG 995 2017 E63 S23)

Stabilization of Dinagat Island laterites for road constructionTingson, Thomas B. (LG 995 2017 E63 T56)

Comparison of compressive strength and stress – strain behavior of the various components of the Guadalupe Tuff FormationSta. Rosa, David Dennis V.(LG 995 2017 E63 S73)

Drivers of household water consumption of different socioeconomic classes in selected communities in Metro Manila, PhilippinesAncheta, Maria Anjelica P. (LG 995 2017 E63 A53)

Development of a rapid visual assessment tool for 1-storey school buildings exposed to severe wind loadings in the PhilippinesAcosta, Timothy John S. (LG 995 2017 E63 A26)

Development of criteria for locating stops in the vicinity of signalized intersectionsMartinez, Lorielyn B. (LG 995 2017 E63 M37)

Mar 12


Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication Vol.191, no.4 : February 5, 2018
Publisher Time Inc.


Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication Vol.191, no.5 : February 12, 2018
Publisher Time Inc.


Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication Vol.191, no.6 : February 19, 2018
Publisher Time Inc.


Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication Vol.191, no.7-8 : February 26, 2018
Publisher Time Inc.


Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication Vol.191, no.9 : March 5, 2018
Publisher Time Inc.


Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication Vol.191, no.10 : March 12, 2018
Publisher Time Inc.

Mar 7


Chemistry for sanitary engineers, Second edition

Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

Authors Clair N. Sawyer, Perry L. McCarty
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication [1967]
Publisher McGraw-Hill

Education is usually carried out at the graduate level, drawing mainly on students with a civil engineering background.  In general, civil engineering training does not prepare a student well in chemistry and biology.  Snce a knowledge of these sciences is vital to the sanitary engineer, the graduate program must be designed to correct this deficiency.

This book is written to serve as a textbook for a first course in chemistry for sanitary engineers and for the students with one year of college-level chemistry.  Sanitary engineers need a wide background in chemistry, and in recognition of this need, the book summarizes the important aspects from various areas of chemistry.  This treatment should help orient the student’s thinking, aid him in his choice of areas for advanced study, and help him to develop a better concept of what should expect to derive from further study.

The purpose of this book is twofold:

  • It attempts to bring into focus those aspects of chemistry which are particularly valuable to sanitary engineering practice, and
  • It attempts to lay a groundwork of understanding in the area of specialized quantitative analysis, commonly referred to as water and wastewater analysis, that will serve the student as a basis in all the common phases of sanitary engineering practice and research.

A treatise on limnology, volume 1:  Geography, physics, and chemistry

Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

Author G. Evelyn Hutchinson
Place of Publication London
Date of Publication [1957]
Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

The aim of this book is to give as complete an account as is possible of the events  characteristically occurring in lakes.  The author, by training a biologist, is by inclination a naturalist who has tried to examine the whole sequence of geological, physical, chemical, and biological events that operate together in a lake basin and are dependent one on another.  The book is addressed to all who are professionally concerned with limnology, but also to biologists who may wish to know something of the physicochemical environment, mode of life, and evolutionary significance of such fresh-water organisms as they may study from quite different points of view; to geologists who are desirous of learning something of modern lakes in order that they may better interpret the record of inland waters in past times; and to oceanographers who wish to compare the results of their own science with what has been learned of the small but very individual bodies of water which make up the nonmarine part of the hydrosphere.

A treatise on limnology, volume 2:  Introduction to lake biology and the limnoplankton

Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

Author G. Evelyn Hutchinson
Place of Publication London
Date of Publication [1967]
Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Included are the following: a long, modern account, which relates the freshwater biota to the rest of the living world. . .a short formal discussion which brings order into the nomenclature of biological communities in lakes. . .a nonmathematical, readable treatment of the hydromechanics of the plankton–the only known attempt to cover the subject. . .chapters on the phytoplankton, its occurrence and seasonal succession, and on the zooplankton, with a special account of vertical distribution and migration. . .and a final chapter of cyclomorphosis

Recursive streamflow forecasting : a state-space approach

Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

Authors József Szilágyi, András Szöllösi-Nagy
Place of Publication Leiden
Date of Publication [2010]
Publisher CRC Press/Balkema

This textbook is a practical guide to real-time streamflow forecasting that provides a rigorous description of a coupled stochastic and physically based flow routing method and its practical applications. This method is used in current times of record-breaking floods to forecast flood levels by various hydrological forecasting services. By knowing in advance when, where, and at what level a river will crest, appropriate protection works can be organized, reducing casualties and property damage. Through its real-life case examples and problem listings, the book teaches hydrology and civil engineering students and water-resources practitioners the physical forecasting model and allows them to apply it directly in real-life problems of streamflow simulation and forecasting. Designed as a textbook for courses on hydroinformatics and water management, it includes exercises and a CD-ROM with MATLAB® codes for the simulation of streamflows and the creation of real-time hydrological forecasts

Leonardo Da Vinci’s water theory : on the origin and fate of water

Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

Authors L. Pfister, H. H. G. Savenije, F. Fenicia
Place of Publication Wallingford
Date of Publication 2009
Publisher International Association of Hydrological Sciences

Leonardo Da Vinci (1452-1519) was not only one of the greatest artists of his time, he was also a great engineer and scientist. A large part of his scientific work was dedicated to understanding the movement, circulation and physical characteristics of water in its different forms. This book makes Leonardo Da Vinci’s contributions to the science of water accessible to a wider public and compares his ideas with our present knowledge. Fascinating, revealing and inspiring, Leonardo Da Vinci’s Water Theory opens up a new history to the study of water. Two hundred years before Newton, Perrault and Halley, Leonardo Da Vinci was doing hypothesis-driven science and describing and classifying hydrological processes. For example, he came close to the modern definition of the hydrological cycle, recognising that water passes through the major river systems countless times, summing up to volumes much greater than those contained in the worlds oceans. Pfister, Savenije and Fenicia carefully report Da Vincis seminal work and provide a modern hydrological context.

Climate and the hydrological cycle

Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson)

Editors M. F. P. Bierkens, A. J. Dolman, P. A. Troch
Place of Publication Wallingford
Date of Publication 2008
Publisher International Association of Hydrological Sciences

An in-depth overview of the role of the hydrological cycle within the climate system, including climate change impacts on hydrological reserves and fluxes, as well as the controls of terrestrial hydrology on regional and global climatology. This book fills the need for a text about the interface between the two disciplines: Role of the hydrological cycle in the climate system; Evaporation; Physics of evaporation and atmospheric boundary layers; Precipitation physics and rainfall observation; Land surface hydrology; Land surface schemes and climate models; Arctic and snow hydrology; Dynamics of glaciers, ice sheets and global sea level; Feedback mechanisms: precipitation and soil moisture; Feedback mechanisms: land use, hydrology and carbon; Palaeohydrology: an introduction; Groundwater palaeohydrology; Global warming and the acceleration of the hydrological cycle; Climate change and hydrological impact studies; and Remote sensing for hydrological studies.

An introduction to dynamic meteorology, Third edition

Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

Author James R. Holton
Place of Publication San Diego
Date of Publication [1992]
Publisher Academic Press

Dynamic meteorology is the study of those motions of the atmosphere that are associated with weather and climate. The science of dynamic meteorology continues its rapid advance, and its scope has broadened considerably. There continue to be important new developments in the analysis and prediction of extratropical synoptic-scale systems. Important progress has been made in the understanding of mesoscale storms, in tropical dynamics, in the dynamics of climate, and in the dynamics of the middle atmosphere.
An Introduction to Dynamic Meteorology, Third Edition reflects the full scope of modern dynamic meteorology, while providing a coherent presentation of the fundamentals. The text emphasizes physical principles rather than mathematical elegance.

  • Presents a cogent explanation of the fundamentals of meteorology
  • Explains storm dynamics for weather-oriented meteorologists
  • Discusses climate dynamics and the implications posed for global change
  • Features a new chapter on mesoscale dynamics
  • Includes updated treatments of climate dynamics, tropical meteorology, middle atmosphere dynamics, and numerical prediction
  • Instructor’s manual is available

Mar 6

The University of the Philippines Diliman College of Engineering Library acknowledges individuals who contribute to the development of its collections, services, and facilities through gifts and donations. The Library is grateful to the following individuals who have recognized the Library as a repository of materials which could be of further use by the students and researchers of the Library. The donated resources would serve as support to the education and research growth of the College of Engineering.

BRIAN TAN (Donated 379 volumes of books)

FERDINAND DEL ROSARIO (Donated 200 volumes of books)

VICTORIA VILLA YEO (Donated 19 volumes of books)

JOHNSON APACIBLE (Donated 155 volumes of books)

LEA AUNJELLA VICTORINO (Donated 5 volumes of books)

PILAR LIONGSON (Donated 118 volumes of books)

DR. AURA C. MATIAS (Donated 801 volumes of books)


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Feb 27


Computer science and technology : proceedings of the International Conference (CST2016), Shenzhen, China, 8-10 January 2016

Recommending faculty: Prof. Michael Bayona, (CoE, ECE, EE 197)

Editor Ning Cai
Place of Publication Singapore
Date of Publication [2017]
Publisher World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd

This proceedings consists of selected papers presented at the International Conference on Computer Science and Technology (CST2016), which was successfully held in Shenzhen, China during January 8-10, 2016.

CST2016 covered a wide range of fundamental studies, technical innovations and industrial applications in 7 areas, namely Computer Systems, Computer Network, Security, Databases and Information Systems, Artificial Intelligence and Multimedia, Theory and Software Engineering and Computer Applications.

CST 2016 aims to provide a forum for researchers, engineers, and students in the area of computer science and technology. It features unique mixed various topics in computer science and technology including big data, system architecture, hardware and applications. CST 2016 attracted more than 300 submissions. Among them, only 142 papers were accepted in to the conference after a stringent peer review process.

Readership: Researchers and academic.

Multi-objective design of antennas using surrogate models

Recommending faculty: Prof. Michael Bayona, (EE 273)

Authors Slawomir Koziel, Adrian Bekasiewicz
Place of Publication London
Date of Publication [2017]
Publisher World Scientific Publishing Europe Ltd.

This book addresses computationally-efficient multi-objective optimization of antenna structures using variable-fidelity electromagnetic simulations, surrogate modeling techniques, and design space reduction methods. Based on contemporary research, it formulates multi-objective design tasks, highlights related challenges in the context of antenna design, and discusses solution approaches. Specific focus is on providing methodologies for handling computationally expensive simulation models of antenna structures in the sense of their multi-objective optimization. Also given is a summary of recent developments in antenna design optimization using variable-fidelity simulation models. Numerous examples of real-world antenna design problems are provided along with discussions and recommendations for the readers interested in applying the considered methods in their design work.

Written with researchers and students in mind, topics covered can also be applied across a broad spectrum of aeronautical, mechanical, electrical, biomedical and civil engineering. It is of particular interest to those dealing with optimization, computationally expensive design tasks and simulation-driven design.

Readership: Researchers and students of aeronautical, mechanical, electrical, biomedical and civil engineering; those dealing with optimization, computationally expensive design tasks and simulation-driven design.

Mathematical methods for the natural and engineering sciences, Second edition

Recommending faculty: Prof. John Michael Constantino, (ES)

Author Ronald E. Mickens
Place of Publication Singapore
Date of Publication [2017]
Publisher World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd.

This second edition provides a broad range of methods and concepts required for the analysis and solution of equations which arise in the modeling of phenomena in the natural, engineering, and applied mathematical sciences. It may be used productively by both undergraduate and graduate students, as well as others who wish to learn, understand, and apply these techniques. Detailed discussions are also given for several topics that are not usually included in standard textbooks at this level of presentation: qualitative methods for differential equations, dimensionalization and scaling, elements of asymptotics, difference equations and several perturbation procedures. Further, this second edition includes several new topics covering functional equations, the Lambert-W function, nonstandard sets of periodic functions, and the method of dominant balance. Each chapter contains a large number of worked examples and provides references to the appropriate books and literature.

Multi-objective optimization : techniques and applications in chemical engineering, Second edition

Recommending faculty: Prof. Charlimagne Montealegre, (ChE 197)

Editor Gade Pandu Rangaiah
Place of Publication Singapore
Date of Publication [2017]
Publisher World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd

Optimization is now essential in the design, planning and operation of chemical and related processes. Although process optimization for multiple objectives was studied in the 1970s and 1980s, it has attracted active research in the last 15 years, spurred by the new and effective techniques for multi-objective optimization (MOO). To capture this renewed interest, this monograph presents recent research in MOO techniques and applications in chemical engineering.Following a brief introduction and review of MOO applications in chemical engineering since 2000, the book presents selected MOO techniques and many chemical engineering applications in detail. In this second edition, several chapters in the first edition have been updated, one chapter is completely revised and three new chapters have been added. One of the new chapters describes three MS Excel programs useful for MOO of application problems. All the chapters will be of interest to researchers in MOO and/or chemical engineering. Several exercises are included at the end of many chapters, for use by both practicing engineers and students.

Mechatronics and automation engineering : proceedings of the International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation Engineering (ICMAE2016), Xiamen, China, 22-24 April 2016

Recommending faculty: Dr. Michael Angelo Pedrasa, (CoE/ECE/EE 197, CoE/ECE/EE 198, EEE 298)

Editor Jianhua Zhang
Place of Publication Singapore
Date of Publication [2017]
Publisher World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte Ltd.

TThe 2016 International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation Engineering (ICMAE2016) have been successfully held in Xiamen, China, on April 22nd – 24th.

The conference received well over more than 200 submissions, however, only 64 articles were selected and recommended to be included in this proceedings, which organized into 4 main areas, namely, Industrial Automation and Control System, Intelligent Mechatronics and Robotics, Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.

The conference provides the opportunity to showcase state of art research and development in Mechatronics and Automation Engineering from researchers and developers from around the world under one roof to compare notes and establish collaborative relationships.

Readership: Researchers, academics, professionals and graduate students in social science.

Feb 21


Energy Engineering  (Ph.D.)

A Comparative analysis of the fuel economy of public utility buses in Metro Manila using an output-spilt hybrid drivetrain versus other hybrid drivetrain configuration / Denoga, Gerald Jo C. (LG 996 2017 E65 D46)


Energy Engineering  (M.S.)

Integrating geographic information system (GIS) and multi-criteria decision making (MCDM) for site selection of solar PV power plant in the Philippines : case study in Cebu province/Aurora, Raymart G. (LG 995 2017 AE65 A97)

Multi-objective particle swarm optimization with crowding distance in the optimal design of hybrid renewable energy systemBautista, Izrael Zenar C (LG 995 2017 E65 B38)

ISLA : a renewable energy-diesel hybrid system design framework for island communities in the Philippines (an application in Banton Island, Romblon)Corpuz, Jayson G (LG 995 2017 E65 C67)

High-capacity ammonium tetravanadate (NH4V4O10) as non-aqueous magnesium-ion battery cathode materialEsparcia, Eugene A. Jr. (LG 995 2017 E65 E87)

Energy planning using multicriteria decision analysis and goal programming based on key decision makers’ objectives : the case of PalawanRodriguez, Genev Yesiree M. (LG 995 2017 E65 R63)


Mechanical Engineering  (M.S.)

A comparison of the on road and driving cycle fuel economy of an urban public utility jeepney using road load energy criterion /Corpus, Robert Michael B. (LG 995 2018 E67 C67)

An investigation of the actual fuel economy of a drive cycle developed using road load energy criterionLomotan, Robert James Y. (LG 995 2017 E67 L66)

An investigation of the actual fuel economy of a drive cycle developed using road load energy criterion on a UV Express /Vasquez, Peter Rada (LG 995 2017 E67 V37)




Jan 24

National Geographic

Place of Publication Washington, D.C.
Date of Publication Vol. 232, no. 6 : December 2017
Publisher National Geographic Society


Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication Vol.190, no.24 : December 11, 2017
Publisher Time Inc.


Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication Vol.190, no.27-28 : December 25, 2017/ January 1, 2018
Publisher Time Inc.


Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication Vol.191, no.1 : January 15, 2018
Publisher Time Inc.


Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication Vol.191, no. 2 :January 22, 2018
Publisher Time Inc.


Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication Vol.191, no. 3 :January 29, 2018
Publisher Time Inc.

Reader’s Digest

Place of Publication Shaukiwan, Hong Kong
Date of Publication Vol. 111, no. 658 : December 2017
Publisher Reader’s Digest Association Far East

Gadgets Magazine

Place of Publication 1104 Quezon City, Philippines
Date of Publication Vol. 18 No. 5 : December 2017/January 2018
Publisher Great Mind Media, Inc.

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