Mar 21


Regional frequency analysis : an approach based on L-moments

Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

Authors J. R. M. Hosking and J. R. Wallis
Place of Publication Cambridge
Date of Publication 1997
Publisher Cambridge University Press

Extreme environmental events, such as floods, droughts, rainstorms, and high winds, have severe consequences for human society. Regional frequency analysis helps to solve the problem of estimating the frequency of these rare events at one site by using data from several sites. This book is the first complete account of the L-moment approach to regional frequency analysis. Regional Frequency Analysis comprehensively describes the theoretical background to the subject, is rich in practical advice for users, and contains detailed examples that illustrate the approach. This book will be of great value to hydrologists, atmospheric scientists and civil engineers, concerned with environmental extremes.

Synthetic streamflows

Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

Authors Myron B. Fiering, Barbara B. Jackson
Place of Publication Washington, D. C.
Date of Publication [1971]
Publisher American Geophysical Union

Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Water Resources Monograph Series, Volume 1.

This monograph contains virtually no mathematical derivations and little statistical theory, but a large number of formulas, examples, and their phenomenological justification. Moreover, many references are cited so that interested readers can locate some of the missing details and study them from their source documents. The purpose of this monograph is to summarize many of the proposals for generating synthetic streamflows, to present numerical calculations that show the step-by-step calculations, and to offer proposals for their application in a variety of hydrologic engineering problems. This monograph is the first of a series of monographs emphasizing procedural aspects of hydrologic analysis.

Elements of geographical hydrology

Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

Author Brian Knapp
Place of Publication London
Date of Publication 1979
Publisher Allen & Unwin

This is a concise introduction to principles and applications of hydrology in a geographical context. It uses a wealth of fully illustrated examples to relate theory to the real geographical problems associated with a subject central to our understanding of the natural environment and the use we make of it.

Whilst hydrology and the study of water resources have been established for sometime as topics for advanced study, they have been introduced into A-level syllabuses only recently. Elements of Geographical Hydrology is one of the first books aiming to serve the specific requirements at this level. It provides a sound introduction to the theory and principles of hydrology and illustrates them by means of examples. It then proceeds to show the relevance of hydrology to several important aspects of geography, namely: soil studies, hillslope development, and water resource management. It relies throughout on detailed examples, an approach which should enliven the subject and provide substantial material to bring home its realities and reinforce the reader’s understanding.

The book is fully illustrated with many line drawings and photographs, all of which are closely linked with the text. It offers opportunities for the reader to test his or her understanding of the subject by means of problem exercises. A selected and annotated list of further reading indicates the most useful and accessible sources of more comprehensive and advanced material.

Field hydrology in tropical countries : a practical introduction

Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

Author Henry Gunston
Place of Publication London, UK
Date of Publication 1998
Publisher Intermediate Technology Publications

Making hydrological measurements in the field is an essential part of water
resources planning and management. This book is an introduction to the
practical skills and knowledge required to take measurements and to manage data collection programmes. The author draws on 30 years of experience of working in tropical countries, based with the Institute of Hydrology at Wallingford, UK. After describing the general principles of working with observers, teams and road vehicles in the remote areas of tropical countries (and how to avoid some of the pitfalls) the author discusses in detail various methods of measuring rainfall, streamflow and evaporation.

Hydrology of moist tropical forests and effects of conversion : a state of knowledge review

Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

Author L.A. Bruijnzeel
Place of Publication Paris
Date of Publication 1990
Publisher National Committee of the Netherlands for the International Hydrological Programme of Unesco

Abstract: Following a brief introduction, 4 chapters describe: The hydrological cycle in moist tropical forests (precipitation, throughfall and stemflow, evapotranspiration, interception, andtranspiration); Nutrient input-output budgets (methodology, patterns for calcium, magnesium,potassium, phosphorus and nitrogen); Hydrological impacts of (de) forestation (effects onrainfall, water yield, streamflow, and sediment production); and Hydrochemical and soilchemical responses to (de) forestation (low-, medium-and high-intensity disturbances-

Hydrological drought : processes and estimation methods for streamflow and groundwater

Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson)

Editors Lena M. Tallaksen, Henny A.J. Van Lanen
Place of Publication Amsterdam
Date of Publication 2004
Publisher Elsevier

Hydrological drought is a textbook for university students, practicing hydrologists and researchers. The main scope of this book is to provide the reader with a comprehensive review of processes and estimation methods for streamflow and groundwater drought. It includes a qualitative conceptual understanding of drought features and processes, a detailed presentation of estimation methods and tools, practical examples and key aspects of operational practice.

The methods are demonstrated using sample data sets and tools that are provided on the accompanying CD. The drought phenomenon and its diversity across the world are illustrated using a global set of daily streamflow series, whereas regional and local aspects of drought are studied using a combination of hydrological time series and catchment information. The book concludes with human impacts, ecological issues and examples of procedures for designing and operating water resources schemes. The majority of the examples are taken from regions where the rivers run most of the year. The material presented ranges from well established knowledge and analyzing methods to recent developments in drought research. Its nature varies accordingly, from a more traditional textbook with its clear overview to that of a research paper, which introduces new approaches and methodologies for drought analysis.

Plant design and economics for chemical engineers

Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

Author Max S. Peters
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication 1958
Publisher McGraw-Hill

The principles involved in the design of chemical plants and equipment are an essential part of chemical engineering.  An understanding of these principles is a prerequisite for any successful chemical engineer, no matter whether his final position is in direct design work or in production, administration, sales, research, developent, or any other related field.

The expression plant design immediately connotes industrial applications; consequently, the dollar sign must always be in mind when carrying out the design of a plant.  The theoretical aspects are important, of course; but, in the final analysis, the answer to the question “We will realize a profit from this venture?” almost always determines the true value of the design.  The chemical engineer, therefore, should consider plant design and applied economics as one combined subject.

The purpose of this book is to present economic and design principles as applied in chemical engineering processes and operations.  No attempt is made to train the reader as a skilled economist, and, obviously, it would be impossible to present all the possible ramifications involved in the multitude of different plant designs.  Instead, the goal has been to give a clear concept of the important principles and general methods.  The subject matter and manner of presentation are such that the book should be value to advanced chemical engineering undergraduates, graduate students, and practicing engineers.  The information should also be of interest to administrators, operation supervisors, and research or development workers in the process industries.

Mar 21


Nonlinear regression modeling for engineering applications : modeling, model validation, and enabling design of experiments

Recommended by: Prof. Job Immanuel Encarnacion

Author Russell R. Rhinehart
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex
Date of Publication 2016
Publisher Wiley/ASME Press

Since mathematical models express our understanding of how nature behaves, we use them to validate our understanding of the fundamentals about systems (which could be processes, equipment, procedures, devices, or products). Also, when validated, the model is useful for engineering applications related to diagnosis, design, and optimization.

First, we postulate a mechanism, then derive a model grounded in that mechanistic understanding. If the model does not fit the data, our understanding of the mechanism was wrong or incomplete. Patterns in the residuals can guide model improvement. Alternately, when the model fits the data, our understanding is sufficient and confidently functional for engineering applications.

This book details methods of nonlinear regression, computational algorithms,model validation, interpretation of residuals, and useful experimental design. The focus is on practical applications, with relevant methods supported by fundamental analysis.

This book will assist either the academic or industrial practitioner to properly classify the system, choose between the various available modeling options and regression objectives, design experiments to obtain data capturing critical system behaviors, fit the model parameters based on that data, and statistically characterize the resulting model. The author has used the material in the undergraduate unit operations lab course and in advanced control applications.

Simulation modeling and Arena, 2nd Ed.

Recommended by: Dr. Virginia J. Soriano (IE 144, 281)

Author Manuel D. Rossetti
Place of Publication Hoboken, New Jersey
Date of Publication [2016]
Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Emphasizes a hands-on approach to learning statistical analysis and model building through the use of comprehensive examples, problems sets, and software applications

With a unique blend of theory and applications, Simulation Modeling and Arena®, Second Edition integrates coverage of statistical analysis and model building to emphasize the importance of both topics in simulation. Featuring introductory coverage on how simulation works and why it matters, the Second Edition expands coverage on static simulation and the applications of spreadsheets to perform simulation.

The new edition also introduces the use of the open source statistical package, R, for both performing statistical testing and fitting distributions. In addition, the models are presented in a clear and precise pseudo-code form, which aids in understanding and model communication. Simulation Modeling and Arena, Second Edition also features:

Updated coverage of necessary statistical modeling concepts such as confidence interval construction, hypothesis testing, and parameter estimation
Additional examples of the simulation clock within discrete event simulation modeling involving the mechanics of time advancement by hand simulation
A guide to the Arena Run Controller, which features a debugging scenario
New homework problems that cover a wider range of engineering applications in transportation, logistics, healthcare, and computer science
A related website with an Instructor’s Solutions Manual, PowerPoint® slides, test bank questions, and data sets for each chapter
Simulation Modeling and Arena, Second Edition is an ideal textbook for upper-undergraduate and graduate courses in modeling and simulation within statistics, mathematics, industrial and civil engineering, construction management, business, computer science, and other departments where simulation is practiced. The book is also an excellent reference for professionals interested in mathematical modeling, simulation, and Arena.


Introduction to operations research, 10th Ed.

Recommended by: Dr. Virginia J. Soriano (IE 41)

Authors Frederick S. Hillier, Gerald J. Lieberman
Place of Publication New York, NY
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher McGraw-Hill

For over four decades, Introduction to Operations Research by Frederick Hillier has been the classic text on operations research. While building on the classic strengths of the text, the author continues to find new ways to make the text current and relevant to students. One way is by incorporating a wealth of state-of-the-art, user-friendly software and more coverage of business applications than ever before. The hallmark features of this edition include clear and comprehensive coverage of fundamentals, an extensive set of interesting problems and cases, and state-of-the-practice operations research software used in conjunction with examples from the text. The tenth edition includes new section and chapters, upated problems, and state-of-the-practice operations research software used in conjunction with the examples from the text. McGraw-Hill is proud to offer Connect with the tenth edition of Hillier’s, Introduction to Operations Research. This innovative and powerful system helps your students learn more efficiently and gives you the ability to customize your homework problems simply and easily. Track individual student performance – by question, assignment, or in relation to the class overall with detailed grade reports. ConnectPlus provides students with all the advantages of Connect, plus 24/7 access to an eBook. Hillier’s Introduction to Operations Research, tenth edition, includes the power of McGraw-Hill’s LearnSmart – a proven adaptive learning system that helps students learn faster, study more efficiently, and retain more knowledge through a series of adaptive questions. This innovative study tool pinpoints concepts the student does not understand and maps out a personalized plan for success.

Advanced engineering mathematics, 8th Ed.

Recommended by: Prof. John Michael Constantino (IE 241)

Author Peter V. O’Neil
Place of Publication Boston, MA
Date of Publication [2018]
Publisher Cengage Learning

Now you can make rigorous mathematical topics accessible to your students by emphasizing visuals, numerous examples, and interesting mathematical models with O’Neil’s ADVANCED ENGINEERING MATHEMATICS, 8E. New “Math in Context” broadens the engineering connections for your students by clearly demonstrating how mathematical concepts are applied to current engineering problems. You have the flexibility to select additional topics that are best for your individual course, including many new web modules while minimizing the cost of the printed book.

Mar 21


Theory of machines and mechanisms, International fourth edition

Donated by: UPD College of Science Library

Authors John J. Uicker, Jr., Gordon R. Pennock, Joseph E. Shigley.
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication [2011]
Publisher Oxford University Press

Theory of machines and mechanisms, International Fourth Edition, provides a text for the complete study of displacements, velocities, accelerations, and static and dynamic forces required for the proper design of mechanical linkages, cams, geared systems. The authors present the background, notation, and nomenclature essential for students to understand the various independent technical approaches that exist in the field of mechanisms, kinematics and dynamics.

Features :

  • Offers balanced coverage of all topics by both graphic and analytic methods
  • Covers all major analytic approaches
  • Includes the method of kinematic coefficients-which clearly seperates kinematic (geometric) effects from those depending on operating speed or other dynamic effects- and also integrates the coverage of linkages cams, and geared systems
  • Provides high-accuracy graphical solutions to excercise, by use of CAD software
New to the International Fourth Edition :
  • A new set of homework problems, created specifically for the International Edition
  • Includes more worked examples throughout, and many new and update end-of chapter homework problems
  • Coverage of helical geards, bevel gears, worms, and worm gears is now integrated into a single chapter
  • Material on planar and spatial dynamic force analysis is now integrated in a single chapter
  • A completely new chapter has been added on multi-degree-of freedom planar linkage analysis


Fundamentals of mechanical vibrations

Recommending Faculty : Prof. Job Immanuel Encarnacion (ME)

Author Liang-Wu, Cai
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Date of Publication [2016]
Publisher Wiley, ASME Press

This introductory book covers the most fundamental aspects of linear vibration analysis for mechanical engineering students and engineers. Consisting of five major topics, each has its own chapter and is aligned with five major objectives of the book. It starts from a concise, rigorous and yet accessible introduction to Lagrangian dynamics as a tool for obtaining the governing equation(s) for a system, the starting point of vibration analysis. The second topic introduces mathematical tools for vibration analyses for single degree-of-freedom systems. In the process, every example includes a section Exploring the Solution with MATLAB. This is intended to develop student’s affinity to symbolic calculations, and to encourage curiosity-driven explorations. The third topic introduces the lumped-parameter modeling to convert simple engineering structures into models of equivalent masses and springs. The fourth topic introduces mathematical tools for general multiple degrees of freedom systems, with many examples suitable for hand calculation, and a few computer-aided examples that bridges the lumped-parameter models and continuous systems. The last topic introduces the finite element method as a jumping point for students to understand the theory and the use of commercial software for vibration analysis of real-world structures.

Mechanical design of machine components

Recommending faculty: Prof. Job Immanuel Encarnacion (ME)

Author Ansel C. Urgal
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL:CRC Press
Date of Publication [2016]
Publisher Taylor & Francis Group

Mechanical Design of Machine Components, Second Edition strikes a balance between theory and application, and prepares students for more advanced study or professional practice. It outlines the basic concepts in the design and analysis of machine elements using traditional methods, based on the principles of mechanics of materials. The text combines the theory needed to gain insight into mechanics with numerical methods in design. It presents real-world engineering applications, and reveals the link between basic mechanics and the specific design of machine components and machines.

Divided into three parts, this revised text presents basic background topics, deals with failure prevention in a variety of machine elements and covers applications in design of machine components as well as entire machines. Optional sections treating special and advanced topics are also included.

Key Features of the Second Edition:

  •  Incorporates material that has been completely updated with new chapters, problems, practical examples and illustrations
  • Places a strong emphasis is on the fundamentals of mechanics of materials as they relate to the study of machine design
  • Provides thorough coverage of machine components, including their applications in modern engineering, and some discussion of entire machines
  • Presents material selection charts and tables as an aid in specific applications
  • Contains selective chapters that include case studies of various components and machines, as well as some open-ended problems
  • Includes applied finite element analysis in design, offering an introduction to this useful tool for computer-oriented examples
  • Addresses the ABET design criteria in a systematic manner
  • Covers optional MATLAB solutions tied to the book and student learning resources on the CRC website.

Mechanical Design of Machine Components, Second Edition helps you gain a grasp of the fundamentals of machine design and the ability to apply these fundamentals to new engineering problems.


Hooked : how to build habit-forming products

Donated by: Mr. Johnson Apacible

Authors Nir Eyal with Ryan Hoover
Place of Publication New York, New York
Date of Publication 2014
Publisher Portfolio/Penguin

Why do some products capture our attention while others flop? What makes us engage with certain things out of sheer habit? Is there an underlying pattern to how technologies hook us?

Nir Eyal answers these questions (and many more) with the Hook Model – a four-step process that, when embedded into products, subtly encourages customer behaviour. Through consecutive “hook cycles,” these products bring people back again and again without depending on costly advertising or aggressive messaging.

Hooked is based on Eyal’s years of research, consulting, and practical experience. He wrote the book he wished had been available to him as a start-up founder – not abstract theory, but a how-to guide for building better products. Hooked is written for product managers, designers, marketers, start-up founders, and anyone who seeks to understand how products influence our behaviour.

Eyal provides readers with practical insights to create user habits that stick; actionable steps for building products people love; and riveting examples from the iPhone to Twitter, Pinterest and the Bible App.

Diffusion : mass transfer in fluid systems, 3rd ed.

Author E.L. Cussler
Place of Publication Cambridge
Date of Publication 2009
Publisher Cambridge University Press

This overview of diffusion and separation processes brings unsurpassed, engaging clarity to this complex topic. Diffusion is a key part of the undergraduate chemical engineering curriculum and at the core of understanding chemical purification and reaction engineering. This spontaneous mixing process is also central to our daily lives, with importance in phenomena as diverse as the dispersal of pollutants to digestion in the small intestine. For students, Diffusion goes from the basics of mass transfer and diffusion itself, with strong support through worked examples and a range of student questions. It also takes the reader right through to the cutting edge of our understanding, and the new examples in this third edition will appeal to professional scientists and engineers. Retaining the trademark enthusiastic style, the broad coverage now extends to biology and medicine.

Advances in human factors, business management and leadership : proceedings of the AHFE 2017 International Conferences on Human Factors in Business Management and Leadership, and Business Management and Society, July 17-21, 2017, The Westin Bonaventure Hotel, Los Angeles, Califronia, USA

Donated by: Dr. Aura C. Matias

Editors Jussi Ilari Kantola, Tibor Barath Salman Nazir
Place of Publication Cham
Date of Publication [2018]
Publisher Springer

This book reports on practical approaches for facilitating the process of achieving excellence in the management and leadership of organizational resources. It shows how the principles of creating shared value can be applied to ensure faster learning, training, business development, and social renewal. In particular, the book presents novel methods and tools for tackling the complexity of management and learning in both business organizations and society. It covers ontologies, intelligent management systems, methods for creating knowledge and value added. It gives novel insights into time management and operations optimization, as well as advanced methods for evaluating customers’ satisfaction and conscious experience. Based on two conferences, the AHFE 2017 International Conference on Human Factors, Business Management and Society and the AHFE 2017 International Conference on Human Factors in Management and Leadership, held on July 17-21, 2017, in Los Angeles, California, USA, the book provides both researchers and professionals with new tools and inspiring ideas for achieving excellence in various business activities.

Advances in human factors, software, and systems engineering : proceedings of the AHFE 2017 International Conference on Human Factors, Software, and Systems Engineering, July 17-21, 2017, The Westin Bonaventure Hotel, Los Angeles, California, USA

Donated by: Dr. Aura C. Matias

Editors Tareq Ahram, Waldemar Karwowski
Place of Publication Cham
Date of Publication [2018]
Publisher Springer International Publishing

This book provides a platform for addressing human factors in software and systems engineering, both pushing the boundaries of current research and responding to new challenges, fostering new research ideas in the process. Topics include evolutionary and complex systems, human systems integration, smart grids and infrastructure, workforce training requirements, systems engineering education, and defense and aerospace. Based on the AHFE 2017 International Conference on Human Factors, Software, and Systems Engineering, held on July 17–21, 2017, Los Angeles, USA, this book is an inspiring guide for all researchers and professionals in the field of human factors, software and systems engineering.

Advances in the human side of service engineering : proceedings of the AHFE 2017 International Conference on the Human Side of Service Engineering, July 17-21, 2017, The Westin Bonaventure Hotel, Los Angeles, California, USA

Donated by: Dr. Aura C. Matias

Editors Louis E. Freud, Wojciech Cellary
Place of Publication Cham
Date of Publication [2018]
Publisher Springer International Publishing

This book explores the different ways in which human-factors engineering influences organizations’ and enterprises’ well-being and competitiveness. It covers a wealth of interrelated topics such as service engineering, service science, human–computer interaction, service usability, attitude and opinion assessment, servicescape design and evaluation, and training for service delivery. Further topics include service systems modeling, anthropology in service science, and customer experience, as well as ethical issues and the impact of an aging society. Based on the AHFE 2017 International Conference on The Human Side of Service Engineering, held on July 17–21, 2017, in Los Angeles, California, USA, the book provides readers with a comprehensive, general view of current research and challenges in the important field of service engineering. It also provides practical insights into the development of services for different kinds of organizations, including health care organizations, aviation providers, manpower allocation, hospitality and entertainment, as well as banking and financial institutions.

Advances in safety management and human factors : proceedings of the AHFE 2017 International Conference on Safety Management and Human Factors, July 17-21, 2017, The Westin Bonaventure Hotel, Los Angeles, California, USA

Donated by: Dr. Aura C. Matias

Editor Pedro Arezes
Place of Publication Cham
Date of Publication [2018]
Publisher Springer International Publishing

This book discusses the latest findings on ensuring employees’ safety, health, and welfare at work. It combines a range of disciplines – e.g. work physiology, health informatics, safety engineering, workplace design, injury prevention, and occupational psychology – and presents new strategies for safety management, including accident prevention methods such as performance testing and participatory ergonomics.

The book, which is based on the AHFE 2017 International Conference on Safety Management and Human Factors, held on July 17–21, 2017, in Los Angeles, California, USA, provides readers, including decision makers, professional ergonomists and program managers in government and public authorities, with a timely snapshot of the state of the art in the field of safety, health, and welfare management. It also addresses agencies such as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), as well as other professionals dealing with occupational safety and health.

Advances in ergonomics of manufacturing : managing the enterprise of the future : proceedings of the AHFE 2017 International Conference on Human Aspects of Advanced Manufacturing, July 17-21, 2017, The Westin Bonaventure Hotel, Los Angeles, California, USA

Donated by: Dr. Aura C. Matias

Editor Stefan Trzcielinski
Place of Publication Cham
Date of Publication [2018]
Publisher Springer International Publishing

This book discusses the latest advances in people-centered design, operation, and management of broadly defined advanced manufacturing systems and processes. It reports on human factors issues related to various research areas such as intelligent manufacturing technologies, web-based manufacturing services, digital manufacturing worlds, and manufacturing knowledge support systems, as well as other contemporary manufacturing environments. The book covers an extensive range of applications of human factors in the manufacturing industry: from work design, supply chains, evaluation of work systems, and social and organization design, to manufacturing systems, simulation and visualization, automation in manufacturing, and many others. Special emphasis is given to computer aided manufacturing technologies supporting enterprises, both in general and in the manufacturing industry in particular, such as knowledge-based systems, virtual reality, artificial intelligence methods, and many more. Based on the AHFE 2017 International Conference on Human Aspects of Advanced Manufacturing, held on July 17-21, 2017, in Los Angeles, California, USA, the book provides readers with a timely snapshot of the enterprises of the future and a set of cutting-edge technologies and methods for building innovative, human-centered, and computer-integrated manufacturing systems.

Advances in usability and user experience : proceedings of the AHFE 2017 International Conference on Usability and User Experience, July 17-21, 2017, The Westin Bonaventure Hotel, Los Angeles, California, USA

Donated by: Dr. Aura C. Matias

Editors Tareq Ahram, Christianne Falcao
Place of Publication Cham
Date of Publication [2018]
Publisher Springer International Publishing

This book focuses on emerging issues in usability, interface design, human computer interaction and user experience, with a special emphasis on the research aimed at understanding human-interaction and usability issues with products, services and systems for improved experience. It covers modeling as well as innovative design concepts, with a special emphasis to user-centered design, and design for special populations, particularly the elderly. Virtual reality, digital environments, heuristic evaluation and feedback of devices’ interfaces (visual and haptic) are also among the topics covered in this book. Based on the AHFE 2017 Conference on Usability & User Experience, held on July 17-21, 2017, in Los Angeles, California, USA, the book describes new findings, research methods and user-centered evaluation approaches.

Promoting innovation enhancing competitiveness : an assessment of the state of Philippine innovation and competitiveness and recommendation for improvement

Donated by: Dr. Aura C. Matias

Authors Filemon A. Uriarte, Jr., Jose P. Tabbada, Alvin B. Culaba
Place of Publication Manila
Date of Publication 2013
Publisher De La Salle Publishing House

Promoting Innovation Enhancing Competitiveness presents a comprehensive study of the state of competitiveness of various countries, particularly the Philippines, and zeroes in on innovation as a primary mover or factor in a nation’s state of competitiveness. Within the book’s four chapters, the authors provide substantial information on 1) how nations enhance their competitiveness, analyzed through the lens of Porter’s diamond model of competitive advantage; 2) the level of the Philippines’ competitiveness in comparison with that of other nations; 3) a number of recent studies on enhancement of innovation in selected countries; and 4) the benefits of adapting a whole-of-government approach; promoting closer collaboration between the government, academe, and industry; and increasing financial support for the areas of science, technology, and innovation. The book points out potential directions that may be taken to enhance the country’s competitiveness on a global scale, stressing the importance of attention to the development of innovation in the country.

Science nuggets 1 : from Aristotle to stem cells

Donated by: Dr. Aura C. Matias

Author Ricardo M. Lantican
Place of Publication Bicutan, Taguig
Date of Publication [2017]
Publisher National Academy of Science and Technology

In Science Nuggets, volume 1 National Scientist Ricardo M. Lantican trets the reader to numerous stories about famous scientist, not to tell us how great they are, but how human they are, Science Nuggets, volume 1 will take you on a journey through the history of science, from Aristotle’s theory that Earh is the center of universe to the advance in stem cell research. Indeed, although NS Lantican talks about scientists struggled to challenge the established ideas of their time.

Science nuggets 2 : from the universe to energy, food, and agriculture

Donated by: Dr. Aura C. Matias

Author Ricardo M. Lantican
Place of Publication Bicutan, Taguig
Date of Publication [2017]
Publisher National Academy of Science and Technology PHL

In Science Nuggets, volume 2 National Scientist Ricardo M. Lantican focuses on the critical issues of our time: from the universe to energy, food, and agriculture, Science is actually a dynamic forum of the ories and ideas, and readers will encounter differences in opinion among scientist. The scientific process should then guide as in our decision on which theory or idea is best. This process is crucial as we navigate to find sustainable solutions to our problems.

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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