Oct 12

CIRCULATION BOOKS


A Six Sigma approach to sustainability : continual improvement for social responsibility

Recommending faculty: Dr. Virginia J. Soriano, (IE 122)

Author Holly A. Duckworth
Place of Publication Boca Raton
Date of Publication [2016]
Publisher CRC Press

In an age when most business plans extend only to the next quarterly reporting period, the authors of this book propose an audaciously longer view of future planning. Reaching beyond the modern five or ten-year strategic plan, the authors take a cue from Kongo Gumi, a Japanese construction company launched in 578 AD that managed to thrive as a family-owned business for nearly 1500 years.

With the 2010 publication of an international standard on social responsibility (ISO 26000), and increased attention to sustainability and sustainability reporting, many organizations today are heeding the call to operate with this standard in mind. However, once the guidelines are understood and the gaps measured, these same organizations often struggle during implementation.

Leveraging many decades of combined experience in Quality Management and Product Development, the authors of this seminal book provide a proven solution to help you turn information into action. Defining exactly what social responsibility means, A Six Sigma Approach to Sustainability introduces SOFAIR, a six-step methodology for achieving sustainability through social responsibility performance improvement. This rigorous methodology uses Six Sigma, and other process improvement methods, as a basis for maximizing the efficiency and effectiveness of your organization’s social responsibility performance improvement effort.

The book explains and demonstrates the meaning of CISR® – continual improvement for social responsibility – and illustrates the six-step SOFAIR methodology with many examples. The authors explain how your existing organizational continual improvement efforts can be adapted to also focus on sustainability. Four case studies are provided that demonstrate the application of the methodology in manufacturing, healthcare, business processes, and everyday personal life. Finally, the authors provide 10 things you can do today as social responsibility action.

Kongo Gumi represents the author’s goal of sustainability, and prompts the question, “What will your organization look like, not in 5-10 years, but in fifteen centuries?” This book provides a way for you to take action to create a more sustainable environment where your customers, suppliers, employees, and communities are available for your organization for decades, and even centuries, to come.


Reliability of safety-critical systems : theory and applications

Recommending faculty: Dr. Virginia J. Soriano, (IE 198, 298)

Author Marvin Rausand
Place of Publication Hoboken, New Jersey
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Presents the theory and methodology for reliability assessments of safety-critical functions through examples from a wide range of applications

Reliability of Safety-Critical Systems: Theory and Applications provides a comprehensive introduction to reliability assessments of safety-related systems based on electrical, electronic, and programmable electronic (E/E/PE) technology. With a focus on the design and development phases of safety-critical systems, the book presents theory and methods required to document compliance with IEC 61508 and the associated sector-specific standards.

Combining theory and practical applications, Reliability of Safety-Critical Systems: Theory and Applications implements key safety-related strategies and methods to meet quantitative safety integrity requirements. In addition, the book details a variety of reliability analysis methods that are needed during all stages of a safety-critical system, beginning with specification and design and advancing to operations, maintenance, and modification control. The key categories of safety life-cycle phases are featured, including strategies for the allocation of reliability performance requirements; assessment methods in relation to design; and reliability quantification in relation to operation and maintenance. Issues and benefits that arise from complex modern technology developments are featured, as well as:

  • Real-world examples from large industry facilities with major accident potential and products owned by the general public such as cars and tools
  • Plentiful worked examples throughout that provide readers with a deeper understanding of the core concepts and aid in the analysis and solution of common issues when assessing all facets of safety-critical systems
  • Approaches that work on a wide scope of applications and can be applied to the analysis of any safety-critical system
  • A brief appendix of probability theory for reference

With an emphasis on how safety-critical functions are introduced into systems and facilities to prevent or mitigate the impact of an accident, this book is an excellent guide for professionals, consultants, and operators of safety-critical systems who carry out practical, risk, and reliability assessments of safety-critical systems. Reliability of Safety-Critical Systems: Theory and Applications is also a useful textbook for courses in reliability assessment of safety-critical systems and reliability engineering at the graduate-level, as well as for consulting companies offering short courses in reliability assessment of safety-critical systems.


Design thinking : new product development essentials from the PDMA

Recommending faculty: Dr. Virginia J. Soriano, (IE 122)

Editor Michael G. Luchs
Place of Publication Hoboken, New Jersey
Date of Publication [2016]
Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Develop a more systematic, human-centered, results-oriented thought process

Design Thinking is the Product Development and Management Association’s (PDMA) guide to better problem solving and decision-making in product development and beyond. The second in the New Product Development Essentials series, this book shows you how to bridge the gap between the strategic importance of design and the tactical approach of design thinking. You’ll learn how to approach new product development from a fresh perspective, with a focus on systematic, targeted thinking that results in a repeatable, human-centered problem-solving process. Integrating high-level discussion with practical, actionable strategy, this book helps you re-tool your thought processes in a way that translates well beyond product development, giving you a new way to approach business strategy and more.

Design is a process of systematic creativity that yields the most appropriate solution to a properly identified problem. Design thinking disrupts stalemates and brings logic to the forefront of the conversation. This book shows you how to adopt these techniques and train your brain to see the answer to any question, at any level, in any stage of the development process.

  • Become a better problem-solver in every aspect of business
  • Connect strategy with practice in the context of product development
  • Systematically map out your new product, service, or business
  • Experiment with new thought processes and decision making strategies

You can’t rely on old ways of thinking to produce the newest, most cutting-edge solutions. Product development is the bedrock of business —whether your “product” is a tangible object, a service, or the business itself — and your approach must be consistently and reliably productive. Design Thinking helps you internalize this essential process so you can bring value to innovation and merge strategy with reality.


Product design for engineers, International edition

Recommending faculty: Dr. Virginia J. Soriano

Author Devdas Shetty
Place of Publication Australia
Date of Publication [2016]
Publisher Cengage Learning

Develop key skills you’ll need for your career in mechanical, industrial, aerospace, manufacturing, or automotive engineering with PRODUCT DESIGN FOR ENGINEERS. This empowering text explores techniques for managing innovation, entrepreneurship, and design and introduces you to the creative problem-solving method for product success. Case studies in every chapter explore issues of design for assembly, disassembly, reliability, maintainability, and sustainability. The book’s interdisciplinary approach, step-by-step coverage, and helpful illustrations and charts give you everything you need to design cost-effective, innovative products.


Wind power : the struggle for control of a new global industry

Recommending faculty: Dr. Louis Angelo Danao (EgyE 223)

Author Ben Backwell
Place of Publication London
Date of Publication 2015
Publisher Routledge

Wind Power – The Struggle for Control of a New Global Industry looks at the nations, companies and people fighting for control of one of the world’s fastest growing new industries and how we can harness one of the planet’s most powerful energy resources – wind power. The book also examines the challenges the sector faces as it competes for influence and investment with the fossil fuel industry across the globe.

The wind power business has grown from a niche sector within the energy industry to a global industry attracting substantial investment in recent years. In Europe wind has become the biggest source of new power generation capacity, while wind is successfully competing with the gas, coal and nuclear sectors in China and the US.

The specialist wind turbine companies that pioneered the business have gone global over the last decade, while big industrial conglomerates have entered the fray. European companies are struggling to maintain their technological and market lead in the sector, in a three cornered battle with China and the US.

Meanwhile, the industry is fighting to drive down costs in the face of a fossil fuel generation industry bolstered by the onset of cheap shale gas. And wind companies continue to wrestle with a stop-go cycle of investment across the world, with some traditional markets stuttering under the impact of the financial crisis and fiscal austerity, while new power hungry markets in Asia and South America emerge.

Wind Power – The Struggle for Control of a New Global Industry analyses the industry climbers, the investment trends and the technological advancements that will define the future of wind energy.


The politics of green transformations

Recommending faculty: Dr. Louis Angelo Danao

Editor Ian Scoones
Place of Publication London
Date of Publication 2015
Publisher Routledge

Multiple ‘green transformations’ are required if humanity is to live sustainably on planet Earth. Recalling past transformations, this book examines what makes the current challenge different, and especially urgent. It examines how green transformations must take place in the context of the particular moments of capitalist development, and in relation to particular alliances. The role of the state is emphasised, both in terms of the type of incentives required to make green transformations politically feasible and the way states must take a developmental role in financing innovation and technology for green transformations. The book also highlights the role of citizens, as innovators, entrepreneurs, green consumers and members of social movements. Green transformations must be both ‘top-down’, involving elite alliances between states and business, but also ‘bottom up’, pushed by grassroots innovators and entrepreneurs, and part of wider mobilisations among civil society. The chapters in the book draw on international examples to emphasise how contexts matter in shaping pathways to sustainability

Written by experts in the field, this book will be of great interest to researchers and students in environmental studies, international relations, political science, development studies, geography and anthropology, as well as policymakers and practitioners concerned with sustainability.


Our energy future : resources, alternatives, and the environment, Second edition

Recommending faculty: Dr. Michael Angelo Pedrasa ( EgyE 201)

Author R. C. Hibbeler
Place of Publication Hoboken, New Jersey
Date of Publication [2016]
Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Presents an overview on the different aspects of the energy value chain and discusses the issues that future energy is facing

This book covers energy and the energy policy choices which face society. The book presents easy-to-grasp information and analysis, and includes statistical data for energy production, consumption and simple formulas. Among the aspects considered are: science, technology, economics and the impact on health and the environment. In this new edition two new chapters have been added: The first new chapter deals with unconventional fossil fuels, a resource which has become very important from the economical point of view, especially in the United States. The second new chapter presents the applications of nanotechnology in the energy domain.

  • Provides a global vision of available and potential energy sources
  • Discusses advantages and drawbacks to help prepare current and future generations to use energy differently
  • Includes new chapters covering unconventional fossil fuels and nanotechnology as new energy

Our Energy Future: Resources, Alternatives and the Environment, Second Edition, is written for professionals, students, teachers, decision-makers and politicians involved in the energy domain and interested in environmental issues.


Wind energy engineering, Second edition

Recommending faculty: Dr. Michael Angelo Pedrasa (EgyE 223)

Author Pramod Jainr
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication [2016]
Publisher McGraw-Hill Education

A fully up-to-date, comprehensive wind energy engineering resource

This thoroughly updated reference offers complete details on effectively harnessing wind energy as a viable and economical power source. Globally recognized wind expert Pramod Jain clearly explains physics, meteorology, aerodynamics, wind measurement, wind turbines, and electricity. New energy policies and grid integration procedures are covered, including pre-deployment studies and grid modifications. Filled with diagrams, tables, charts, graphs, and statistics, Wind Energy Engineering, Second Edition, is a definitive guide to current developments and emerging technologies in wind energy.

Wind Energy Engineering, Second Edition covers:

  • The worldwide business of wind energy
  • Wind energy basics
  • Meteorological properties of wind and air
  • Wind turbine aerodynamics
  • Turbine blade element models and power curves
  • Wind measurement and reporting
  • Wind resource assessment
  • Advanced resource assessment topics, including wake, losses, and uncertainty
  • Wind turbine generator components
  • Electricity and generator fundamentals
  • Grid integration of wind energy
  • Environmental impact of wind projects
  • Financial modeling, planning, and execution of wind projects
  • Wind energy policy and licensing guidelines

Particle adhesion and removal

Recommending faculty: Dr. Michael Angelo Pedrasa (EgyE 297)

Editor K.L. Mittal
Place of Publication Salem, Massachusetts
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher Scrivener Publishing LLC

The book provides a comprehensive and easily accessible reference source covering all important aspects of particle adhesion and removal. The core objective is to cover both fundamental and applied aspects of particle adhesion and removal with emphasis on recent developments.

Among the topics to be covered include:

  •  Fundamentals of surface forces in particle adhesion and removal.
  •  Mechanisms of particle adhesion and removal.
  •  Experimental methods (e.g. AFM, SFA,SFM,IFM, etc.) to understand particle-particle and particle-substrate interactions.
  •  Mechanics of adhesion of micro- and nanoscale particles.
  •  Various factors affecting particle adhesion to a variety of substrates.
  •  Surface modification techniques to modulate particle adhesion.
  •  Various cleaning methods (both wet & dry) for particle removal.
  •  Relevance of particle adhesion in a host of technologies ranging from simple to ultra-sophisticated.

Fuel cells : principles, design, and analysis

Recommending faculty: Dr. Michael Angelo Pedrasa (EgyE 297)

Author Shripad Revankar
Place of Publication Boca Raton
Date of Publication 2014
Publisher CRC Press

Fuel Cells: Principles, Design, and Analysis considers the latest advances in fuel cell system development and deployment, and was written with engineering and science students in mind. This book provides readers with the fundamentals of fuel cell operation and design, and incorporates techniques and methods designed to analyze different fuel cell systems. It builds on three main themes: basic principles, analysis, and design.

The section on basic principles contains background information on fuel cells, including fundamental principles such as electrochemistry, thermodynamics, and kinetics of fuel cell reactions as well as mass and heat transfer in fuel cells. The section on design explores important characteristics associated with various fuel cell components, electrodes, electrocatalysts, and electrolytes, while the section on analysis examines phenomena characterization and modeling both at the component and system levels.

  • Includes objectives and a summary in each chapter
  • Presents examples and problems demonstrating theory/principle applications
  • Provides case studies on fuel cell analysis
  • Contains mathematical methods including numerical methods and MATLAB® Simulink® techniques
  • Offers references and material for further reading

Fuel Cells: Principles, Design, and Analysis presents the basic principles, examples, and models essential in the design and optimization of fuel cell systems. Based on more than ten years of the authors’ teaching experience, this text is an ideal resource for junior- to senior-level undergraduate students and for graduate students pursuing advanced fuel cell research and study.


Architectural drafting and design, Seventh edition

Recommending faculty: Prof. John Michael Constantino (ES 1)

Author Alan Jefferis
Place of Publication Boston, MA
Date of Publication [2017]
Publisher Cengage Learning

ARCHITECTURAL DRAFTING AND DESIGN, Seventh Edition, is the definitive text for beginning, intermediate, or advanced architectural CAD operators. This full-color, comprehensive edition covers the basics of residential design while exploring numerous types of projects that a designer or architect is likely to complete during the design process. The Seventh Edition is up-to-date with content based on the most recent editions of relevant codes, including the 2015 International Residential Code (IRC), the 2015 International Building Code (IBC), the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), and the 2012 International Green Construction Code (IgCC). The text opens with information on architectural styles that have dominated the field over the last four centuries, followed by basic design components related to site and structure. Commercial drafting, basic construction materials, common construction methods, and drawings typically associated with commercial construction are also covered. This bestseller complements informational content with practical, hands-on material, including step-by-step instructions for the design and layout of each type of drawing associated with a complete set of architectural plans–all presented via projects that can be completed using CAD drawing methods. This proven text equips readers with the knowledge and skills needed to complete the drawings that most municipalities require to obtain a building permit for a single-family residence.


Technical drawing for engineering communication, Seventh edition

Recommending faculty: Prof. John Michael Constantino (ES 1)

Author David L. Goetsch
Place of Publication Boston, MA
Date of Publication [2016]
Publisher Cengage Learning

TECHNICAL DRAWING FOR ENGINEERING COMMUNICATION, 7E offers a fresh, modern approach to technical drawing that combines the most current industry standards with up-to-date technologies and software, resulting in a valuable, highly relevant resource you won’t want to be without. The book builds on features that made its previous editions so successful: comprehensive coverage of the “total technical drawing experience” that explores both the basic and advanced aspects of engineering and industrial technology and reviews both computer modeling and more traditional methods of technical drawing. Enhancements for the seventh edition include updates based on industry trends and regulations, an all-new chapter on employability skills, and additional content on SolidWorks 3D modeling software for drafting technicians. The end result is a tool that will give you the real-world skills needed for a successful career in CAD, drafting, or design.


Engineering science, Sixth edition

Recommending faculty: Prof. John Michael Constantino (ES 1)

Author David L. Goetsch
Place of Publication London
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher Routledge

Comprehensive engineering science coverage that is fully in line with the latest vocational course requirements

  • New chapters on heat transfer and fluid mechanics
  • Topic-based approach ensures that this text is suitable for all vocational engineering courses
  • Coverage of all the mechanical, electrical and electronic principles within one volume provides a comprehensive exploration of scientific principles within engineering

Engineering Science is a comprehensive textbook suitable for all vocational and pre-degree courses. Taking a subject-led approach, the essential scientific principles engineering students need for their studies are topic-by-topic based in presntation. Unlike most of the textbooks available for this subject, Bill Bolton goes beyond the core science to include the mechanical, electrical and electronic principles needed in the majority of courses.

A concise and accessible text is supported by numerous worked examples and problems, with a complete answer section at the back of the book. Now in its sixth edition, the text has been fully updated in line with the current BTEC National syllabus and will also prove an essential reference for students embarking on Higher National engineering qualifications and Foundation Degrees.


Combustion thermodynamics and dynamics

Recommending faculty: Prof. Jennifer Fabular (ME 165)

Author Joseph M. Powers
Place of Publication New York, NY
Date of Publication [2016]
Publisher Cambridge University Press

Combustion Thermodynamics and Dynamics builds on a foundation of thermal science, chemistry, and applied mathematics that will be familiar to most undergraduate aerospace, mechanical, and chemical engineers to give a first-year graduate-level exposition of the thermodynamics, physical chemistry, and dynamics of advection-reaction-diffusion. Special effort is made to link notions of time-independent classical thermodynamics with time-dependent reactive fluid dynamics. In particular, concepts of classical thermochemical equilibrium and stability are discussed in the context of modern nonlinear dynamical systems theory. The first half focuses on time-dependent spatially homogeneous reaction, while the second half considers effects of spatially inhomogeneous advection and diffusion on the reaction dynamics. Attention is focused on systems with realistic detailed chemical kinetics as well as simplified kinetics. Many mathematical details are presented, and several quantitative examples are given. Topics include foundations of thermochemistry, reduced kinetics, reactive Navier-Stokes equations, reaction-diffusion systems, laminar flame, oscillatory combustion, and detonation.


Fluid mechanics and hydraulic machines

Recommending faculty: Prof. Jennifer Fabular (ME 122)

Author Manish Kumar Goyal
Place of Publication New Delhi
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher PHI Learning Private Limited

This comprehensive textbook covers the basic concepts of fluid mechanics and hydraulic machines. It is organised into sixteen chapters. The first twelve chapters focus on the conceptual aspects of fluids mechanics; the remaining four chapters examine the details of hydraulic machines. The book is supplemented with a solutions manual for instructors containing detailed solutions of all chapter-end unsolved problems.

Primarily intended as a text for undergraduate students of civil, mechanical, chemical and aeronautical engineering, this book will also be of use to postgraduate students of hydraulics engineering, water resources engineering, and fluids engineering.

The book describes all concepts in easy-to-grasp language with diagrammatic representation and practical examples. A selection of worked-out examples are included, helping to illustrate the range of applications of fluid mechanics. Every chapter includes a summary that presents the main idea and relevant details of the topics discussed. Most chapters incorporate objective type questions, along with answers and in-depth explanations. A set of theoretical questions and numerous unsolved numerical problems are provided at chapter-end. Each chapter includes suggested reading.


The spatial dimension of risk : how geography shapes the emergence of riskscapes

Editor Detlef Müller-Mahn
Place of Publication Abingdon, Oxon
Date of Publication 2013
Publisher Routledge

Through its exploration of the spatial dimension of risk, this book offers a brand new approach to theorizing risk, and significant improvements in how to manage, tolerate and take risks. A broad range of risks are examined, including natural hazards, climate change, political violence, and state failure. Case studies range from the Congo to Central Asia, from tsunami in Japan and civil war affected areas in Sri Lanka to avalanche hazards in Austria. In each of these cases, the authors examine the importance and role of space in the causes and differentiation of risk, in how we can conceptualize risk from a spatial perspective and in the relevance of space and locality for risk governance. This new approach – endorsed by Ragnar Löfstedt and Ortwin Renn, two of the world’s leading and most prolific risk analysts – is essential reading for those charged with studying, anticipating and managing risks.


The visual organization : data visualization, big data, and the quest for better decisions

Author Phil Simon
Place of Publication Hoboken, New Jersey
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

The era of Big Data as arrived, and most organizations are woefully unprepared. Slowly, many are discovering that stalwarts like Excel spreadsheets, KPIs, standard reports, and even traditional business intelligence tools aren’t sufficient. These old standbys can’t begin to handle today’s increasing streams, volumes, and types of data.

Amidst all of the chaos, though, a new type of organization is emerging.

In The Visual Organization, award-winning author and technology expert Phil Simon looks at how an increasingly number of organizations are embracing new dataviz tools and, more important, a new mind-set based upon data discovery and exploration. Simon adroitly shows how Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, Twitter, and other tech heavyweights use powerful data visualization tools to garner fascinating insights into their businesses. But make no mistake: these companies are hardly alone. Organizations of all types, industries, sizes are representing their data in new and amazing ways. As a result, they are asking better questions and making better business decisions.

Rife with real-world examples and case studies, The Visual Organization is a full-color tour-de-force.


 

Oct 10

RESERVE BOOKS


Surveying with construction applications, Eighth edition, Global edition

Recommending faculty: Prof. Ma. Rosario Concepcion Ang

Author Barry F. Kavanagh
Place of Publication England
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher Pearson Education Limited

Elementary Surveying, Fourteenth Edition, is ideal for Surveying courses offered in Civil Engineering departments and is a useful reference for civil engineers.

This highly readable, best-selling text presents basic concepts and practical material in each of the areas fundamental to modern surveying (geomatics) practice. Its depth and breadth are ideal for self-study. Elementary Surveying, Fourteenth Edition, is updated throughout to reflect the latest advances and technology.

Teaching and Learning Experience

This program will provide a better teaching and learning experience—for you and your students. It will help:

Emphasize the Theory of Errors in Surveying Work: Common errors and mistakes are listed to remind students to exercise caution in their work.
Use Strong Pedagogy Tools to Teach: Numerous worked example problems, figures, illustrations, and end-of-chapter problems help students apply concepts.
Reflect the Latest Advances in Technology: To keep your course current and relevant, this edition covers the latest advancements in surveying technology.

  • Thoroughly presents all the general surveying principles and techniques students need: Begins with eleven chapters walking through surveying fundamentals, distance measurement, computations, satellite positioning, geomatics, and much more — including a brand-new math review chapter for students with limited math background
  • ELinks principles and techniques to contemporary applications in the construction of most civil projects: Addresses a wide range of surveying applications, from highways and streets to pipelines, tunnels, bridges, culverts, and buildings
  • Provides extensive hands-on practice, strong pedagogy, and valuable professional reference resources: Includes updated laboratory exercises, efficient features for review, useful reference appendices, up-to-date web links, and more

Operations management : processes and supply chains, Eleventh edition, Global edition

Recommending faculty: Dr. Virginia J. Soriano

Author Lee J. Krajewski
Place of Publication England
Date of Publication [2016]
Publisher Pearson Education Limited

A managerial approach to operations management

Operations Management provides students with a comprehensive framework for addressing operational process and supply chain issues and uses a systemized approach while focusing on issues of current interest. The text has ample opportunities for students to experience the role of a manager with challenging problems, cases, simulations, experiential exercises, and tightly integrated online resources.


Modern control systems, Thirteenth edition

Recommending faculty: Prof. Job Immanuel Encarnacion

Author Richard C. Dorf
Place of Publication Hoboken, NJ
Date of Publication [2017]
Publisher Pearson

Developing Problem-Solving Skills Through Integrated Design and Analysis

The purpose of Dorf’s Modern Control Systems, Thirteenth Edition is to present the structure of feedback control theory and to provide a sequence of exciting discoveries. The book demonstrates various real-world, global engineering problems while touching on evolving design strategies like green technology. Some of the themes at-hand include climate change, clean water, sustainability, waste management, emissions reduction, and minimizing energy. Throughout the text, the reader applies theory to the design and analysis of control systems.

The Thirteenth Edition continues to explore the role of and need for automated and precise control systems in green engineering. Key examples of green engineering, such as wind turbine control and the modeling of a photovoltaic generator to achieve maximum power delivery, are discussed in detail. The text is organized around the concept of control systems theory in the context of frequency and time domains. Written to be equally useful for all engineering disciplines, it covers topics such as classical control, employing root locus design, frequency and response design using Bode and Nyquist plots.


Elementary surveying : an introduction to geomatics, Fourteenth edition, Global edition

Recommending faculty: Prof. Ma. Rosario Concepcion Ang

Author Charles D. Ghilani
Place of Publication England
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher Pearson Education Limited

Elementary Surveying, Fourteenth Edition, is ideal for Surveying courses offered in Civil Engineering departments and is a useful reference for civil engineers.

This highly readable, best-selling text presents basic concepts and practical material in each of the areas fundamental to modern surveying (geomatics) practice. Its depth and breadth are ideal for self-study. Elementary Surveying, Fourteenth Edition, is updated throughout to reflect the latest advances and technology.

 Teaching and Learning Experience

This program will provide a better teaching and learning experience—for you and your students. It will help:

  • Emphasize the Theory of Errors in Surveying Work: Common errors and mistakes are listed to remind students to exercise caution in their work.
  • Use Strong Pedagogy Tools to Teach: Numerous worked example problems, figures, illustrations, and end-of-chapter problems help students apply concepts.
  • Reflect the Latest Advances in Technology: To keep your course current and relevant, this edition covers the latest advancements in surveying technology.

Operations management : sustainability and supply chain management, Eleventh global edition

Recommending faculty: Dr. Virginia J. Soriano

Author Jay Heizer
Place of Publication Harlow, Essex
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher Pearson Education

A broad, practical introduction to operations, reinforced with an extensive collection of practice problems.

Operations Management presents a broad introduction to the field of operations in a realistic and practical manner, while offering the largest and most diverse collection of problems on the market. The problems found in this text also contain ample support—found in the book’s solved-problems, worked examples, and myomlab, Pearson’s new online homework and tutorial system—to help students complete and understand assignments even when they’re not in class.


Engineering mechanics : dynamics, Fourteenth edition in SI units, Global edition

Recommending faculty: Prof. John Michael Constantino

Author R. C. Hibbeler
Place of Publication England
Date of Publication [2017]
Publisher Pearson Education Limited

For Dynamics Courses. A Proven Approach to Conceptual Understanding and Problem-solving Skills. Engineering Mechanics: Dynamics excels in providing a clear and thorough presentation of the theory and application of engineering mechanics. Engineering Mechanics empowers students to succeed by drawing upon Prof. Hibbeler’s everyday classroom experience and his knowledge of how students learn. This text is shaped by the comments and suggestions of hundreds of reviewers in the teaching profession, as well as many of the author’s students. The Fourteenth Edition includes new Preliminary Problems, which are intended to help students develop conceptual understanding and build problem-solving skills. The text features a large variety of problems from a broad range of engineering disciplines, stressing practical, realistic situations encountered in professional practice, and having varying levels of difficulty.


Engineering mechanics : statics, Fourteenth edition in SI units, Global edition

Recommending faculty: Prof. John Michael Constantino

Author R. C. Hibbeler
Place of Publication England
Date of Publication [2017]
Publisher Pearson Education Limited

For Statics Courses. A Proven Approach to Conceptual Understanding and Problem-solving Skills Engineering Mechanics: Statics excels in providing a clear and thorough presentation of the theory and application of engineering mechanics. Engineering Mechanics empowers students to succeed by drawing upon Prof. Hibbeler’s everyday classroom experience and his knowledge of how students learn. This text is shaped by the comments and suggestions of hundreds of reviewers in the teaching profession, as well as many of the author’s students. The Fourteenth Edition includes new Preliminary Problems, which are intended to help students develop conceptual understanding and build problem-solving skills. The text features a large variety of problems from a broad range of engineering disciplines, stressing practical, realistic situations encountered in professional practice, and having varying levels of difficulty.


Probability & statistics for engineers & scientists, Ninth edition, MyStatLab update

Recommending faculty: Prof. John Michael Constantino

Author Ronald E. Walpole
Place of Publication Boston
Date of Publication [2017]
Publisher Pearson

This classic text provides a rigorous introduction to basic probability theory and statistical inference, with a unique balance between theory and methodology. Interesting, relevant applications use real data from actual studies, showing how the concepts and methods can be used to solve problems in the field. This revision focuses on improved clarity and deeper understanding.

This latest edition is also available in as an enhanced Pearson eText. This exciting new version features an embedded version of StatCrunch, allowing students to analyze data sets while reading the book.

Also available with MyStatLab

MyStatLab™ is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to engage students and improve results. Within its structured environment, students practice what they learn, test their understanding, and pursue a personalized study plan that helps them absorb course material and understand difficult concepts.


Mechanics of materials, Tenth edition

Recommending faculty: Job Immanuel Encarnacion & Prof. John Michael Constantino

Author R. C. Hibbeler
Place of Publication Boston
Date of Publication [2017]
Publisher Pearson

Mechanics of Materials clearly and thoroughly presents the theory and supports the application of essential mechanics of materials principles. Professor Hibbeler’s concise writing style, countless examples, and stunning four-color photorealistic art program — all shaped by the comments and suggestions of hundreds of reviewers — help readers visualize and master difficult concepts. The Tenth Edition retains the hallmark features synonymous with the Hibbeler franchise, but has been enhanced with the most current information, a fresh new layout, added problem solving, and increased flexibility in the way topics are covered.


Vector mechanics for engineers : dynamics, Eleventh edition in SI units

Recommending faculty: Prof. John Michael Constantino (ES 12)

Author Ferdinand P. Beer
Place of Publication New York, NY
Date of Publication [2016]
Publisher McGraw-Hill Education

Continuing in the spirit of its successful previous editions, the eleventh edition of Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Dynamics provides conceptually accurate and thorough coverage together with a significant refreshment of the exercise sets.
In this edition:• Thoroughly refreshed problem set • Concept questions are multiple choice problems that require few, if any, calculations. Students are encouraged to solve these problems using the principles and techniques discussed in the text and to use these principles to help develop their intuition.


Machine component design, Fifth edition, International student version

Recommending faculty: Prof. Jennifer Fabular (ME 153, 154, 155)

Author Robert C. Juvinall
Place of Publication Singapore
Date of Publication [2012]
Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

The latest edition of Juvinall/Marshek’s Fundamentals of Machine Component Design focuses on sound problem solving strategies and skills needed to navigate through large amounts of information. Revisions in the text include coverage of Fatigue in addition to a continued concentration on the fundamentals of component design. Several other new features include new learning objectives added at the beginning of all chapters; updated end-of-chapter problems, the elimination of weak problems and addition of new problems; updated applications for currency and relevance and new ones where appropriate; new system analysis problems and examples; improved sections dealing with Fatigue; expanded coverage of failure theory; and updated references.


 

Oct 4

The University of the Philippines College of Engineering Libraries acknowledge individuals who contribute to the development of its collection, services, and facilities through gifts and donations. The amount of gratitude that the Library has for these individuals, especially the alumni who were able to remember their College Library after graduating, is incomparable. Mr. Cesar E. A. Virata and Ms. Jennly Lim are among those 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 Library acknowledges their generosity to donate books which could be used by several departments of the College of Engineering. Their initiative shows how much they values and appreciate the role of libraries in providing resources which would be used by the engineers of today and tomorrow. The College of Engineering Libraries highly commend their donations, as these resources serve as support to the education and research growth of the College.

Mr. Virata has donated a total of 7 books to the Library while Ms. Lim’s donations total 173 titles.

The following books are donated by Mr. Virata:

#

Author

Title

1

Leffler, William L.

Deepwater petroleum exploration and production

2

Otto, James, et. al

Mining royalties: a global studies of their impact on investors, government, and civil society

3

Johnston, Daniel

International exploration economics, risk, and contract analysis

4

Oxford Business Group

The report

5

Chua, Alvin Y., ed.

Chronicles of refrigeration and air-condition in tropical Philippines: the cold facts

6

Philippine Society of Mechanical Engineers

2012 Philippine Mechanical Engineering Code

7

Navigating transport NAMAs

The following books are donated by Ms. Lim:

#

AUTHORS

TITLE

DATE

1

Rosemary Clooney

16 Most requested songs

1989

2

Gast, Matthew S.

802.11 wireless networks : the definitive guide

2002

3

A groovy kind of sax

4

Stevens, W. Richard

Advanced programming in the UNIX environment

1992

5

Richter, Jeffrey

Advanced windows

1997

6

Poundstone, William

Are you smart enough to work at Google? : trick questions, zen-like riddles, insanely difficult puzzles, and other devious interviewing techniques you need to know to get a job anywhere in the new economy

2012

7

Marlene Dietrich

Art the cosmopolitan

1993

8

Brahms Johann

Ax, stoltzman, Ma

1995

9

Gidon Kremer, et. al

Beethoven : violin concerto romances

1993

10

Bernstein wonderful town

1999

11

Bozarth, Jane

Better than bullet points : creating engaging e-learning with PowerPoint

2007

12

Murakami, Haruki

Blind willow, sleeping woman : twenty-four stories

2006

13

Gladwell, Malcom

Blink : the power of thinking without thinking

2005

14

Bloomberg Businessweek

March 2014

15

Bloomberg Businessweek

March 2013

16

Kim, W. Chan

Blue ocean strategy : how to create uncontested market space and make the competition irrelevant

2005

17

Brahms; : Paino concerto No. 1 piano sonata OP.5 , ballades, scherzo OP.4, priano pieces OP.76, 79 Wilhelm Kempff, piano : double

1958

18

Rudolf Serkin

Brahms; : Paino concerto no.1 , Shaunn : Introduction and allegro, Mendelssobn : Cappricio brialliant

1992

19

Carols from canterburry : the choir of canterbury cathedral

1995

20

Carry Grant in Frank Capra’s Arsenic & Old Lace

1944

21

Vienna Chamber Orchestra Gyorgy Fischer

Cecilia Bartoli : Mozart Portaits

1994

22

Jon Lee Anderson

Che Guevara : a revolutionary life

1997

23

Turner Home Entertainment

Citizen Kane

1941

24

Gene Kelly, Donald O’connor, Debbie Reynolds

Classic Musicals Collection : Singin in the rain

2001

25

Communications of the ACM

May 2017

26

Communications of the ACM

Sept. 2016

27

Communications of the ACM

January 2017

28

Communications of the ACM

October 2015

29

Communications of the ACM

April 2017

30

Communications of the ACM

May 2014

31

Communications of the ACM

February 2013

32

Communications of the ACM

February 2015

33

Communications of the ACM

November 2016

34

Communications of the ACM

December 2016

35

Communications of the ACM

May 2015

36

Communications of the ACM

April 2014

37

LaBerta, Catherine

Computers are your future

2011

38

Design patterns : elements of reusable object-oriented software

1995

39

Dave Chaffey

E-business and e-commerce management

2002

40

Electronic commerce 2012 : a managerial and social networks perspective

2012

41

Hayd, Joseph

Emanuel Ax haydn piano

1994

42

Strauss, Judy

E-marketing

2006

43

Laudon, Kenneth C.

Essentials of business information systems

2007

44

Laudon, Kenneth C.

Essentials of management information systems

2009

45

Bradley, James

Flyboys : a true story of courage

2003

46

Chin, Annping

Four sisters of Hofei : a history

2002

47

Shelley, Mary

Frankenstein

1985

48

Emanuel Ax, Pamela Frank & Yo-Yo Ma

Frederic Chopin I1810-1849)

1994

49

Lee Kuan Yew

From third world to first : the Singapore story: 1965-2000

2000

50

Henry & June

1990

51

Keifer, Steve

Herding geese : the story of the information supply chain

2011

52

Hong Kong directory

1994

53

Hootie & the blowfish

1994

54

Kash, Rick

How companies win : profiting from demand-driven business models no matter what business you’re in

2010

55

IEEE Spectrum

May 2014

56

IEEE Spectrum

December 2015

57

IEEE Spectrum

May 2013

58

IEEE Spectrum

August 2014

59

IEEE Spectrum

January 2016

60

IEEE Spectrum

October 2014

61

IEEE Spectrum

October 2015

62

IEEE Spectrum

January 2016

63

IEEE Spectrum

February 2016

64

IEEE Spectrum

February 2013

65

IEEE Spectrum

November 2015

66

IEEE Spectrum

January 2013

67

IEEE Spectrum

April 2014

68

IEEE Spectrum

August 2014

69

IEEE Spectrum

March 2016

70

IEEE Spectrum

March 2015

71

IEEE Spectrum

July 2014

72

IEEE Spectrum

November 2014

73

IEEE Spectrum

November 2014

74

IEEE Spectrum

April 2015

75

IEEE Spectrum

March 2010

76

McCall Smith, Alexander

In the company of cheerful ladies

2005

77

Jessup, Leonard M.

Information systems today

2006

78

Valacich, Joe

Information systems today : managing in the digital world

2010

79

Gary Inkpen

Information technology for travel and tourism

1994, 1998

80

Johnson, Kevin

Internet email protocols : a developer’s guide

2000

81

Dave Chaffey, et. al.

Internet marketing : strategy, implementation and practice

2009

82

Thomas H. Cormen, et. al.

Introduction to algorithms

1990

83

Itzhak Perlman, Pinchas Zukerman  english chamber orchestra Daniel Bareboim

J.S. Bach : violin concertos in A minor E,G Minor double concerto D Minor

1986

84

Flanagan, David

Java examples in a nutshell : a tutorial companion to Java in a nutshell

1997

85

Meyer, Jon

Java virtual machine

1997

86

Larman, Craig

JavaTM 2 performance and idiom guide

2000

87

Jon Secada

1992

88

Judy Garland : The Harvey Girls

89

Kronos quartet : pieces of Africa

1992

90

Schwartz, Randal L.

Learning Perl

1993

91

Luciano Pavarotti : tenor masterpieces

1992

92

Luciano Pavarotti : tenor masterpieces

1992

93

Luck of Bonnie Raitt the Draw

1991

94

Mabler : symphony no.8

1981

95

Laudon, Kenneth C.

Management information systems : managing the digital firm

2010

96

Laudon, Kenneth C.

Management information systems : managing the digital firm

2007

97

Haag, Stephen

Management information systems for the information age

2010

98

Schwartz, Alan

Managing mailing lists

1998

99

Riccardo, Chailly, Kirill Kondrashin

Martha Argerich , Rachmaninoff 3, Tchaikovsky 1

1995

100

Janus Starker

Mercury living presence

1990

101

Lewis, Bil

Multithreaded programming with Java technology

2000

102

Child, Julia

My life in France

2006

103

National Georgraphic

June 2014

104

National Georgraphic

October 2014

105

National Georgraphic

January 2014

106

National Georgraphic

March 2014

107

National Georgraphic

August 2014

108

National Georgraphic

April 2014

109

Schneider, Gary P.

New perspectives on the internet

2010

110

Elizabeth C. Gaskell

North and Sout

1994

111

Simon, Bennett, et. al.

Object-oriented ssytems analysis and design : using UML

1999

112

Official rules of card games

1968

113

Abraham Silberschatz, et. al.

Operating system concepts

1994

114

Gabaldon, Diana

Outlander : a novel

2014

115

Popular Science

December 2015

116

Zammetti, Frank W.

Practical Ajax projects with JavaTM technology

2006

117

Udell, Jon

Practical internet groupware

1999

118

Taylor, William C.

Practically radical : not-so-crazy ways to transform your company, shake up your industry, and challenge yourself

2011

119

Sklar, Joel

Principles of web design

2012

120

Subrahmanyam Allamaraju

Professional Java Server Programming J2EE edition

2000

121

Karl Avedal, et. al.

Professional JSP : using javaserver pages, servlets, EJB, JNDI, JDBC, SML, XSLT, and WML to create dynamic and customizable web content

2000

122

Luis Argerich, et. al.

Professional PHP4

2002

123

Eccher, Clint

Professional web design techniques and templates (CSS and Xhtml)

2008

124

Kalaw-Tirol, Lorna

Public faces, private lives

2000

125

Roger Norrington

Schubert: the London classical players

1990

126

Seal

1994

127

Selections from household hints & handy tips

1994

128

Bozarth, Jane

Social media for trainers : techniques for enhancing and extending learning

2010

129

Something gotta give

2003

130

Spotlight on piano; Liszt:concerto no. 1(5:48), Choppin : concerto no. 2(8:34), Bethoven : concerto no.4 (15:16)

1990

131

Yoffie, David B.

Strategy rules : five timeless lessons mfrom Bill Gates, Andy Grove, and Steve Jobs

2015

132

Satzinger, John W.

Systems analysis and design in a changing world

2009

133

Claudio Arrau, Salvatore Accardo, Sir Colin David

Tchaikovsky piano concerto no.1

134

Stevens, W. Richard

TCP/IP illustrated

1994

135

W. Richard Stevens

TCP/IP illustrated,  volume 1 : the protocols

1994

136

Stroustrup, Bjarne

The C++ programming language

1991

137

James Galway

The classical

1993

138

Santos, Bienvenido N.

The Day the dancers came : selected prose works

1991

139

Boccaccio, Giovanni

The Decameron

1977

140

Goerge Steven

The Diary of Anne Frank

2003

141

Mikka Poikselka

The IMS : IP multimedia concepts and services

2006

142

Thomas, Lorrie

The McGraw-Hill 36-hour course : online marketing

2011

143

by The Taliesin Orchestra

The music of enya

2002

144

The romantic : a windham hill sampler

1995

145

Lee Kuan Yew

The Singapore story : memoirs of Lee Kuan Yew

1998

146

The Rodgers & hammerstein

The sound of music

1999

147

Cecile B. DeMille

The Ten Commandments

2002

148

Van Cliburn

The World’s favorite piano music

1992

149

Hayzlett, Jeffrey W.

Think big, act bigger : the rewards of being relentless

2015

150

Time

April 2014

151

Time

April 2014

152

Time

June 2014

153

Time

June 2014

154

Time

Sept. 2013

155

Time

January 2013

156

Time : 100 new scientific discoveries facinating, unbelivable and mind-expanding stroies

157

Oxer, Jonathan

Ubuntu hacks

2006

158

Carlisle Adams

Understanding public-key infrastructure : concepts, standards, and deployment considerations

1999

159

Preston, W. Curtis

Unix backup and recovery

1999

160

W. Richard Stevens

Unix network programming : networking APIs: sockets and STI

1998

161

O’Connor, Peter

Using computers in hospitality

2004

162

Eckstein, Robert

Using Samba

2000

163

Van Cliburn in Moscow

1991

164

Falke-Morris, Terry

Web development and design foundations with XHTML

2011

165

Garfinkel, Simson

Web security & commerce

1997

166

Yeager, Nancy J.

Web server technology : the advanced guide for world wide web information providers

1996

167

Webster’s ninth new collegiate dictionary

1991

168

Webster’s ninth new collegiate dictionary

1991

169

Murakami, Haruki

What I talk about when I talk about running

2008

170

Him, Chanrithy

When broken glass floats : growing up under the Khmer Rouge

2000

171

Vladimirov, Andrew A.

Wi-Foo

2004

172

Flickenger, Rob

Wireless hacks

2006

173

Taylor Swift

World Tour Live : speak now

2011

 

Sep 28

Time

Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication Vol.190, no.8 : August 28, 2017
Publisher Time Inc.

 

Time

Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication Vol.190, no.9 : September 4, 2017
Publisher Time Inc.

 

Time

Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication Vol.190, no.10-11 : September 18, 2017
Publisher Time Inc.

 

Time

Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication Vol.190, no.12 : September 25, 2017
Publisher Time Inc.

 

Time

Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication Vol.190, no.13 : October 2, 2017
Publisher Time Inc.

 

National Geographic

Place of Publication Washington, D.C.
Date of Publication Vol. 232, no. 2 : August 2017
Publisher National Geographic Society

 

National Geographic

Place of Publication Washington, D.C.
Date of Publication Vol. 232, no. 3 : September 2017
Publisher National Geographic Society

 

Reader’s Digest

Place of Publication Shaukiwan, Hong Kong
Date of Publication Vol. 111, no. 655 : September 2017
Publisher Reader’s Digest Association Far East

Sep 7

RESERVE BOOKS


Basic water treatment, 5th Ed.

Recommended by: Prof. Lestelle V. Torio-Kaimo

Authors Chris Binnie, Martin Kimber
Place of Publication Westminster, London
Date of Publication 2013
Publisher ICE Publishing

This accessible introduction and practical guide to water treatment focuses on the issues of most interest to practising engineers, summarising the key issues and criteria in short and accessible sections, with additional theory to explain and support the treatment processes considered. Basic Water Treatment is an essential resource for water engineers at all levels – a textbook for students, a handbook for young engineers or chemists, and an indispensable guide full of practical information for the established practitioner. Fully revised and extensively updated by two of the world’s leading experts in the field, taking into account current UK, EU, and USA water-quality standards and treatment technologies. This fifth edition of a best-selling text provides comprehensive contemporary practical guidance and remains the definitive reference for all those involved in water-treatment systems.


In situ tests in geotechnical engineering

Recommended by: Prof. Lestelle V. Torio-Kaimo

Author Jacques Monnet
Place of Publication London, UK
Date of Publication 2015
Publisher ISTE Ltd

This book deals with in-situ tests that are performed in geotechnics to identify and characterize the soil. These measurements are then used to size the Civil Engineering works
This book is intended for engineers, students and geotechnical researchers. It provides useful information for use and optimal use of in-situ tests to achieve a better book adaptation of civil engineering on the ground.


International Conference on Installation Effects in Geotechnical Engineering

Recommended by: Prof. Lestelle V. Torio-Kaimo

Editors Michael A. Hicks [and three others]
Place of Publication Boca Raton, Fla.
Date of Publication 2013
Publisher CRC Press

Installation effects in geotechnical engineering contains the proceedings of the International Conference on Installation Effects in Geotechnical Engineering (Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 24-27 March 2013), the closing conference of GEO-INSTALL (FP7/2007-2013, PIAG-GA-2009-230638), an Industry-Academia Pathways and Partnerships project funded by the European Community from the 7th Framework Programme.

Infrastructure construction involves the installation of structural elements, such as piles and various ground improvement techniques for soils and rocks. The installation process itself can be quasi-static (for example jacked piles) or dynamic (vibratory methods, such as stone columns and driven piles), and generally involves very large deformations and changes in pore pressure. The fact that natural soils are complex geomaterials, exhibiting structure and rate-dependent behaviour, makes analysis of such problems yet more challenging. In particular, the influence of installation on key design parameters, such as mobilised strength at the soilstructure interface and soil stiffness, is difficult to quantify and, as yet, impossible to model. Numerical analyses using the standard Finite Element Method (FEM) are unable to produce accurate descriptions of large deformation problems due to excessive mesh distortions and novel techniques need to be developed.

Installation effects in geotechnical engineering presents the latest developments in monitoring, analysing and managing installation effects in geotechnical engineering, and covers aspects ranging from large deformation modelling to real field applications. Topics include: computational methods, constitutive modelling, installation effects, offshore constructions and foundations, soil improvement, and soil-structure interaction. The book is aimed at academics, researchers and practitioners in geotechnical engineering and geomechanics, and at practicing civil engineers.


Environmental geotechnics, 2nd Ed.

Recommended by: Prof. Lestelle V. Torio-Kaimo

Author Robert W. Sarsby
Place of Publication London
Date of Publication 2013
Publisher ICE Publishing

Environmental Geotechnics, 2nd edition provides engineers with an overview of the key aspects of the environmental interface with the construction industry and discusses a variety of geotechnical topics including some basic theoretical background knowledge, investigation methods and common geotechnical problems. This new edition is fully revised and updated with all standards and regulations. It includes new coverage of geothermal energy and material on the use of natural/renewable materials in construction, e.g. timber, geosynthetics, vegetable fibres.


Erosion in geomechanics applied to dams and levees

Recommended by: Prof. Lestelle V. Torio-Kaimo

Editor Stéphane Bonelli
Place of Publication London
Date of Publication 2013
Publisher ISTE Ltd

Erosion is the most common cause of failures at earth-dams, dikes and levees, whether through overtopping and overflowing, or internal erosion and piping. This book is dedicated to the phenomenon of internal erosion and piping. It is not intended to be exhaustive on the subject, but brings together some of the latest international research and advances. Emphasis is placed on physical processes, how they can be studied in the laboratory, and how test results can be applied to levees and dams. The results from several research projects in Australia, France, the Netherlands and the United States are covered by the authors. Our aim has been to share our most recent findings with students, researchers and practitioners. Understanding the failure of an earth-dam or a levee by erosion in a unified framework, whether internal erosion or surface erosion, requires continuous research in this field. We hope that the reader will gain knowledge from this book that leads to further progress in the challenging field of the safety of levees and dams.

Contents

1. State of The Art on the Likelihood of Internal Erosion of Dams and Levees by Means of Testing, Robin Fell and Jean-Jacques Fry.
2. Contact Erosion, Pierre Philippe, Rémi Beguin and Yves-Henri Faure.
3. Backward Erosion Piping, Vera Van Beek, Adam Bezuijen and Hans Sellmeijer.
4. Concentrated Leak Erosion, Stéphane Bonelli, Robin Fell and Nadia Benahmed.
5. Relationship between the Erosion Properties of Soils and Other Parameters, Robin Fell, Gregory Hanson, Gontran Herrier, Didier Marot and Tony Wahl.


Principles of soil dynamics, 3rd Ed.

Recommended by: Prof. Lestelle V. Torio-Kaimo

Authors Braja M. Das, Zhe Luo
Place of Publication Australia
Date of Publication [2017]
Publisher Cengage Learning

Introduce your students to the principles and applications of soil dynamics with the leading textbook designed specifically for your introductory course: PRINCIPLES OF SOIL DYNAMICS, 3E. Written by one of today’s best-selling authorities on geotechnical engineering, Braja M. Das, and Zhe Luo, Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Akron, the latest edition of this well-established text addresses today’s most recent developments and refinements in the field. This book focuses primarily on the applications of soil dynamics to prepare your students for success on the job. You will find thorough coverage of the fundamentals of soil dynamics, dynamic soil properties, foundation vibration, soil liquefaction, pile foundation, and slope stability. New discussions, methods, and procedures ensure your students are mastering the latest processes.


Fundamentals of geotechnical engineering, 5th Ed.

Recommended by: Prof. Lestelle V. Torio-Kaimo

Authors Braja M. Das, Nagaratnam Sivakugan
Place of Publication Australia
Date of Publication [2017]
Publisher Cengage Learning

FUNDAMENTALS OF GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING, 5E presents the essential components of two market-leading engineering texts in one powerful combined course. The text offers a concise blend of critical information from Braja Das’ leading PRINCIPLES OF GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING and PRINCIPLES OF FOUNDATION ENGINEERING. This valuable, cohesive book focuses on the fundamental concepts of both soil mechanics and foundation engineering without the distraction of excessive details or cumbersome alternatives. A wealth of worked-out examples and useful supporting figures help your students master key concepts and gain essential problem-solving skills. Prestigious authors Das and Sivakugan carefully balance today’s most current research with practical field applications in a proven approach that has made Das’ books undisputed leaders in the field. A wealth of accompanying resources, including MindTap, help reinforce the geotechnical engineering skills your students need.


CIRCULATION BOOKS


Advanced electrical and electronics materials : processes and applications

Recommended by: Prof. Michael Bayona

Authors K. M. Gupta and Nishu Gupt
Place of Publication Hoboken, New Jersey
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher Scrivener Publishing

This comprehensive and unique book is intended to cover the vast and fast-growing field of electrical and electronic materials and their engineering in accordance with modern developments. Basic and pre-requisite information has been included for easy transition to more complex topics. Latest developments in various fields of materials and their sciences/engineering, processing and applications have been included. Latest topics like PLZT, vacuum as insulator, fiber-optics, high temperature superconductors, smart materials, ferromagnetic semiconductors etc. are covered. Illustrations and examples encompass different engineering disciplines such as robotics, electrical, mechanical, electronics, instrumentation and control, computer, and their inter-disciplinary branches. A variety of materials ranging from iridium to garnets, microelectronics, micro alloys to memory devices, left-handed materials, advanced and futuristic materials are described in detail.


Bioadhesion and biomimetics : from nature to applications

Recommended by: Prof. Astrid Ayla Liberato, Prof. Juan Fidel Calaywan (MatE 181)

Editors Havazelet Bianco-Peled, Maya Davidovich-Pinhas
Place of Publication Singapore
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher Pan Stanford Publishing

Bioadhesion is often defined as the state in which two materials, at least one of which is biological in nature, are held together for extended periods of time by interfacial forces. It is an area of active multidisciplinary research, where engineers, scientists―including chemists, physicists, biologists, and medical experts―materials’ producers, and manufacturers combine their knowledge. From the practical point of view, bioadhesive systems have been used for several years for medical applications such as dentistry and orthopedics and are now entering new fields, for example, tissue sealing and directed drug delivery systems. Understanding bioadhesion mechanisms is of prime importance while exploring desired adhesion for bioadhesion applications such as sealants as well as successful prevention of undesired adhesion of biomolecules, cells, or organisms. Controlling the occurrence of bioadhesion events is also an important problem in the design and use of medical devices, biosensors, membranes, ships, and oil rigs.

This book provides a comprehensive view of bioadhesion and highlights different aspects of this phenomenon. The first section of the book presents fundamentals aspects of bioadhesion. It also summarizes various direct and indirect methods used to investigate and characterize bioadhesion. The second section describes studies of natural adhesives. These include “wet” adhesives that are produced and secreted by sessile marine organisms such as mussels and sand tubes and “dry” adhesives such as the one characterizing the gecko foot. The third section focuses on biomimetic adhesives. These man-made materials are fabricated on the basis of the lessons learned from nature emphasizing the correlation between nature understanding and biomimetics. Finally, the last section reviews medical applications of adhesive materials, which include surgical sealants, mucoadhesive drug delivery vehicles, and prevention of adhesion on medical devices.


Drying, roasting, and calcining of minerals : proceedings of a symposium sponsored by The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS), held during TMS 2015, 144th Annual Meeting & Exhibition, March 15-19, 2015, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida, USA

Recommended by: Prof. Astrid Ayla Liberato, Prof. Juan Fidel Calaywan (MetE 11, 134, 135, 136)

Editors Thomas P. Battle [and six others]
Place of Publication Hoboken, New Jersey
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

The papers in this volume give the reader focused information on the important extractive metallurgy unit operations of drying, roasting, and calcining.


A real-time approach to process control, 3rd Ed.

Recommended by: Prof. Charlimagne Montealegre (ChE 132, 198)

Authors William Y. Svrcek, Donald P. Mahoney, Brent R. Young
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Date of Publication 2014
Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Ltd

A hands-on teaching and reference text for chemical engineers
In writing this book the authors’ have focused exclusively on the vast majority of chemical engineering students who need a basic understanding of practical process control for their industrial careers. Traditionally process control has been taught using non-intuitive and highly mathematical techniques (Laplace and frequency-domain techniques). Aside from being difficult to master in a one-semester course, the traditional approach is of limited use for more complex process control problems encountered in the chemical processing industries. When designing and analyzing multi-loop control systems today, industry practitioners employ both steady-state and dynamic simulation-based methodologies. These ‘real time’ methods have now all but replaced the traditional approach.
A Real Time Approach to Process Control provides the student with both a theoretical and practical introduction to this increasingly important approach. Assuming no prior knowledge of the subject, this text introduces all of the applied fundamentals of process control from instrumentation to process dynamics, PID loops and tuning, to distillation, multi-loop and plant-wide control. In addition, students come away with a working knowledge of the three most popular dynamic simulation packages. The text carefully balances theory and practice by offering students readings and lecture materials along with hands-on workshops that provide a ‘virtual’ process on which to experiment and from which to learn modern, real time control strategy development.
Features:
* The first and only textbook to use a completely real time approach.
* Gives students the opportunity to understand and use HYSYS software.
* Carefully designed workshops (tutorials) have been included to allow students to practice and apply the theory.
* Includes many worked examples and student problems.
VISIT THE AUTHORS’ WEBSITE: www.ench.ucalgary.ca/ realtime


Composite nonwoven materials : structure, properties and applications, 5th Ed.

Recommended by: Prof. Astrid Ayla Liberato, Prof. Juan Fidel Calaywan (MatE 151)

Editors Dipayan Das and Behnam Pourdeyhimi
Place of Publication Cambridge, UK
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher Woodhead Publishing/Elsevier

Composite nonwoven materials are versatile materials with a variety of applications, including hygiene, medicine and filtration. This important book provides a technical resource for professionals and academics in the field. It explores these materials in terms of fiber types used, manufacturing processes, structure, and physical properties.

The first part of the book focuses on the use of natural and synthetic fibers in composite nonwovens, discusses their structure in terms of fiber packing and alignment, and their physical properties. Further chapters deal with the practical applications of composite nonwoven materials. Hygiene applications, such as diapers, female sanitary products, incontinence pads, and wipes are covered, as well as composite nonwoven-based medical products and filters.

Composite Nonwoven Materials is an ideal reference for R&D managers in the textile industry and academic researchers in textile science.

Systematic and comprehensive information on composite nonwovens
Critical review of progress in research and development on composite nonwovens
Comment on future research direction and ideas for product development.


Digital signal processing using MATLAB, 3rd Ed.

Recommended by: Prof. Michael Bayona

Authors Robert J. Schilling and Sandra L. Harris
Place of Publication Australia
Date of Publication [2017]
Publisher Cengage Learning

Help your students focus on the development, implementation, and application of modern DSP techniques with DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESSING USING MATLAB, 3E. Written using an engaging, informal style, this book inspires students to become actively involved in each topic discussed. Each chapter starts with a motivational section that includes practical examples students can solve using the techniques covered in the chapter. Every chapter concludes with a detailed case study example, a chapter summary with student learning outcomes, and a generous selection of homework problems cross-referenced to sections within the chapter. A comprehensive DSP Companion software accompanies this edition for you to use inside the classroom and your students to use outside of the classroom. The DSP Companion software operates with MATLAB and provides a plethora of options for class demonstrations and interactive student explorations of analysis and design concepts.


Digital signal and image processing using MATLAB. Volume 3, Advances and applications : the stochastic case, 2nd Ed.

Recommended by: Prof. Michael Bayona CoE 121 & 123, EE 274)

Authors Gérard Blanchet, Maurice Charbit
Place of Publication London, UK
Date of Publication 2015
Publisher ISTE Ltd

Volume 3 of the second edition of the fully revised and updated Digital Signal and Image Processing using MATLAB®, after first two volumes on the “Fundamentals” and “Advances and Applications: The Deterministic Case”, focuses on the stochastic case. It will be of particular benefit to readers who already possess a good knowledge of MATLAB®, a command of the fundamental elements of digital signal processing and who are familiar with both the fundamentals of continuous-spectrum spectral analysis and who have a certain mathematical knowledge concerning Hilbert spaces.

This volume is focused on applications, but it also provides a good presentation of the principles. A number of elements closer in nature to statistics than to signal processing itself are widely discussed. This choice comes from a current tendency of signal processing to use techniques from this field.

More than 200 programs and functions are provided in the MATLAB® language, with useful comments and guidance, to enable numerical experiments to be carried out, thus allowing readers to develop a deeper understanding of both the theoretical and practical aspects of this subject.


Reclamation of mine-impacted land for ecosystem recovery

Recommended by: Prof. Astrid Ayla Liberato, Prof. Juan Fidel Calaywan (EM 45, 197)

Authors Nimisha Tripathi, Raj Shekhar Singh, Colin D. Hills
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex
Date of Publication 2016
Publisher Wiley Blackwell

Mining activities significantly impact the environment; they generate huge quantities of spoil, promote deforestation and the loss of agricultural production, as well as releasing contaminants that result in the loss of valuable soil resources. These negative impacts are now being recognized and this book shows how corrective action can be taken.

The introduction of sustainable mining requires mitigation strategies that start during the mine planning stage and extend to after mineral extraction has ceased, and post-closure activities are being executed.

Reclamation of Mine-impacted Land for Ecosystem Recovery covers: methods of rejuvenation of mine wasteland including different practices of physical, chemical and ecological engineering methods; benefits of rejuvenation: stabilization of land surfaces; pollution control; aesthetic improvement; general amenity; plant productivity; and carbon sequestration as well as restoring biodiversity and ecosystem function; best management practices and feasible solutions to the impacts of mining which will reduce the pollution load by reducing the discharge rate and the pollutant concentration; reduce erosion and sedimentation problems, and result in improved abandoned mine lands; and ecosystem development.

The authors explain how mining impacts on soil properties and how soil carbon reserves/soil fertility can be restored when mining has ceased. Restoration involves a coordinated approach that recognizes the importance of key soil properties to enable re-vegetation to take place rapidly and ecosystems to be established in a low cost and sustainable way.

This book’s unique combination of the methods for reclamation technologies with policies and best practice worldwide will provide the background and the guidance needed by scientists, researchers and engineers engaged in land reclamation, as well as by industry managers.


Digital signal processing using MATLAB : a problem solving companion, 4th Ed.

Recommended by: Prof. Michael Bayona (CoE 121, EE274)

Authors Vinay K. Ingle, John G. Proakis
Place of Publication Australia
Date of Publication [2017]
Publisher Cengage Learning

Help your student learn to maximize MATLAB as a computing tool to explore traditional Digital Signal Processing (DSP) topics, solve problems and gain insights. An extremely valuable supplementary text, DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESSING USING MATLAB: A PROBLEM SOLVING COMPANION, 4E greatly expands the range and complexity of problems that students can effectively study in your course. Since DSP applications are primarily algorithms implemented on a DSP processor or software, they require a significant amount of programming. Using interactive software, such as MATLAB, makes it possible to place more emphasis on learning new and difficult concepts than on programming algorithms. This engaging supplemental text introduces interesting practical examples and shows students how to explore useful problems. New, optional online chapters introduce advanced topics, such as optimal filters, linear prediction, and adaptive filters, to further prepare your students for graduate-level success.


Introduction to bioMEMS

Recommended by: Prof. Astrid Ayla Liberato, Prof. Juan Fidel Calaywan (MatE 181)

Author Albert Folch
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication [2013]
Publisher CRC Press

The entire scope of the BioMEMS field―at your fingertips
Helping to educate the new generation of engineers and biologists, Introduction to BioMEMS explains how certain problems in biology and medicine benefit from and often require the miniaturization of devices. The book covers the whole breadth of this dynamic field, including classical microfabrication, microfluidics, tissue engineering, cell-based and noncell-based devices, and implantable systems. It focuses on high-impact, creative work encompassing all the scales of life―from biomolecules to cells, tissues, and organisms.

Brilliant color presentation
Avoiding the overwhelming details found in many engineering and physics texts, this groundbreaking book―in color throughout―includes only the most essential formulas as well as many noncalculation-based exercises. Important terms are highlighted in bold and defined in a glossary. The text contains more than 400 color figures, most of which are from the original researchers.

Coverage of both historical perspectives and the latest developments
Developed from the author’s long-running course, this classroom-tested text gives readers a vivid picture of how the field has grown by presenting historical perspectives and a timeline of seminal discoveries. It also describes numerous state-of-the-art biomedical applications that benefit from “going small,” including devices that record the electrical activity of brain cells, measure the diffusion of molecules in microfluidic channels, and allow for high-throughput studies of gene expression.


Introduction to the micromechanics of composite materials

Recommended by: Prof. Astrid Ayla Liberato, Prof. Juan Fidel Calaywan (MatE 151)

Authors Huiming Yin, Yingtao Zhao
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication [2016]
Publisher CRC Press

Introduction to the Micromechanics of Composite Materials weaves together the basic concepts, mathematical fundamentals, and formulations of micromechanics into a systemic approach for understanding and modeling the effective material behavior of composite materials. As various emerging composite materials have been increasingly used in civil, mechanical, biomedical, and materials engineering, this textbook provides students with a fundamental understanding of the mechanical behavior of composite materials and prepares them for further research and development work with new composite materials.

Students will understand from reading this book:

The basic concepts of micromechanics such as RVE, eigenstrain, inclusions, and in homogeneities
How to master the constitutive law of general composite material
How to use the tensorial indicial notation to formulate the Eshelby problem
Common homogenization methods
The content is organized in accordance with a rigorous course. It covers micromechanics theory, the microstructure of materials, homogenization, and constitutive models of different types of composite materials, and it enables students to interpret and predict the effective mechanical properties of existing and emerging composites through microstructure-based modeling and design. As a prerequisite, students should already understand the concepts of boundary value problems in solid mechanics. Introduction to the Micromechanics of Composite Materials is suitable for senior undergraduate and graduate students.


Purification of laboratory chemicals, 7th Ed.

Recommended by: Prof. Charlimagne Montealegre (ChE 132, 142, 197)

Authors Wilfred L. F. Armarego, Christina Li Lin Chai
Place of Publication Oxford
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher Butterworth Heinemann

A best seller since 1966, Purification of Laboratory Chemicals keeps engineers, scientists, chemists, biochemists and students up to date with the purification of the chemical reagents with which they work, the processes for their purification, and guides readers on critical safety and hazards for the safe handling of chemicals and processes. The Seventh Edition is fully updated and provides expanded coverage of the latest commercially available chemical products and processing techniques, safety and hazards: over 200 pages of coverage of new commercially available chemicals since the previous edition.

The only comprehensive chemical purification reference, a market leader since 1966, Amarego delivers essential information for research and industrial chemists, pharmacists and engineers: ‘… (it) will be the most commonly used reference book in any chemical or biochemical laboratory’ (MDPI Journal)
An essential lab practice and proceedures manual. Improves efficiency, results and safety by providing critical information for day-to-day lab and processing work. Improved, clear organization and new indexing delivers accurate, reliable information on processes and techniques of purification along with detailed physical properties
The Sixth Edition has been reorganised and is fully indexed by CAS Registry Numbers; compounds are now grouped to make navigation easier; literature references for all substances and techniques have been added; ambiguous alternate names and cross references removed; new chemical products and processing techniques are covered; hazards and safety remain central to the book.

Aug 29

Time

Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication Vol.190, no. 4 :  July 24,2017
Publisher Time Inc.

Time

Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication Vol.190, no. 5 : July 31,2017
Publisher Time Inc.

Time

Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication Vol.190, no. 6 : August 7, 2017
Publisher Time Inc.

Time

Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication Vol.190, no. 7 : August 21, 2017
Publisher Time Inc.

National Geographic

Place of Publication Washington, D.C.
Date of Publication Vol. 232, no. 2 : August 2017
Publisher National Geographic Society

 alt=

ASEAN Engineering Journal Part A

Place of Publication Bangkok, Thailand
Date of Publication Vol. 6, no. 1 : January – June 2016
Publisher ASEAN University Network : Southeast Asia Engineering Education Development Network

 

ASEAN Engineering Journal Part A

Place of Publication Bangkok, Thailand
Date of Publication Vol. 6, no. 2 : July – December 2016
Publisher ASEAN University Network : Southeast Asia Engineering Education Development Network

 

ASEAN Engineering Journal Part B

Place of Publication Bangkok, Thailand
Date of Publication Vol. 5, no. 1 : January – June 2016
Publisher ASEAN University Network : Southeast Asia Engineering Education Development Network

 

ASEAN Engineering Journal Part C

Place of Publication Bangkok, Thailand
Date of Publication Vol. 5, no. 1 : January – June 2016
Publisher ASEAN University Network : Southeast Asia Engineering Education Development Network

Aug 23

Time

Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication Vol.190, no. 4 : July 24, 2017
Publisher Time Inc.

Time

Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication Vol.190, no. 5 : July 31, 2017
Publisher Time Inc.

 

Time

Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication Vol.190, no. 6 : August 7, 2017
Publisher Time Inc.

 

Time

Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication Vol.190, no. 7 : August 21, 2017
Publisher Time Inc.

 

Reader’s Digest

Place of Publication Shaukiwan, Hong Kong
Date of Publication Vol. 111, no. 653 : July 2017
Publisher Reader’s Digest Association Far East

 

Reader’s Digest

Place of Publication Shaukiwan, Hong Kong
Date of Publication Vol. 111, no. 654 : August 2017
Publisher Reader’s Digest Association Far East

 

Mac | Life

Place of Publication San Francisco, CA
Date of Publication No. 126 :April 2017
Publisher Future US, Inc.

 

Mac | Life

Place of Publication San Francisco, CA
Date of Publication No. 128 :May 2017
Publisher Future US, Inc.

 

Make

Place of Publication San Francisco, CA
Date of Publication Vol. 56 : April/May 2017
Publisher Maker Media, Inc.

 

MSDN Magazine

Place of Publication Chatsworth, CA
Date of Publication Vol. 32, no. 2 :February 2017
Publisher Microsoft

 

MSDN Magazine

Place of Publication Chatsworth, CA
Date of Publication Vol. 32, no. 3 :March 2017
Publisher Microsoft

 

MSDN Magazine

Place of Publication Chatsworth, CA
Date of Publication Vol. 32, no. 4 :April 2017
Publisher Microsoft

« Previous Entries