Mar 24


Power generation handbook : selection, applications, operation, and maintenance

Donated by: Ms. Victoria Villa Yeo

Author Philip Kiameh
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication [2003]
Publisher McGraw-Hill

We’ve all lived through long hot summers with power shortages, brownouts, and blackouts. But at last, all the what-to-do and how-to-do it information you’ll need to handle a full range of operation and maintenance tasks at your fingertips. Written by a power industry expert, Power Generation Handbook: Selection, Applications, Operation, Maintenance helps you to gain a thorough understanding of all components, calculations, and subsystems of the various types of gas turbines, steam power plants, co-generation, and combined cycle plants.
Divided into five sections, Power Generation Handbook: Selection, Applications, Operation, Maintenance provides a thorough understanding of co-generation and combined cycle plants. Each of the components such as compressors, gas and steam turbines, heat recovery steam generators, condensers, lubricating systems, transformers, and generators are covered in detail. The selection considerations, operation, maintenance and economics of co-generation plants and combined cycles as well as emission limits, monitoring and governing systems will also be covered thoroughly.

This all-in-one resource gives you step-by-step guidance on how to maximize the efficiency, reliability and longevity of your power generation plant.

Forsthoffer’s best practice handbook for rotating machinery

Donated by: Ms. Victoria Villa Yeo

Author W. E. Forsthoffer
Place of Publication Amsterdam : Elsevier
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Butterworth Heinemann

Optimize plant asset safety and reliability while minimizing operating costs with this invaluable guide to the engineering, operation and maintenance of rotating equipment

Based upon his multi-volume Rotating Equipment Handbooks, Forsthoffer’s Best Practice Handbook for Rotating Machinery summarises, expands and updates the content from these previous books in a convenient all-in-one volume. Offering comprehensive technical coverage and insider information on best practices derived from lessons learned in the engineering, operation and maintenance of a wide array of rotating equipment, this new title presents:

A unique “Best Practice” and “Lessons Learned” chapter framework, providing bite-sized, troubleshooting instruction on complex operation and maintenance issues across a wide array of industrial rotating machinery.
Five chapters of completely new material combined with updated material from earlier volumes, making this the most comprehensive and up-to-date handbook for rotary equipment currently available.
Intended for maintenance, engineering, operation and management, Forsthoffer’s Best Practice Handbook for Rotating Machinery is a one-stop resource, packed with a lifetime’s rotating machinery experience, to help you improve efficiency, safety, reliability and cost.

A unique “Lessons Learned/Best Practices” component opens and acts as a framework for each chapter. Readers not only become familiar with a wide array of industrial rotating machinery; they learn how to operate and maintain it by adopting the troubleshooting perspective that the book provides
Five chapters of completely new material combined with totally updated material from earlier volumes of Forsthoffer’s Handbook make this the most comprehensive and up-to-date handbook for rotary equipment currently
Users of Forsthoffer’s multi-volume Rotating Equipment Handbooks now have an updated set, with expanded coverage, all in one convenient, reasonably-priced volume.

Water treatment handbook vol. 1-2, 7th Ed.

Donated by: Ms. Victoria Villa Yeo

Place of Publication Rueil-Malmaison, France
Date of Publication 2007
Publisher Degrémont

This book is the international reference work in the field of water treatment. This new version, completely revised and updated, incorporates major technological advances of these last fifteen years: membrane separation, development of fixed and mixed cultures, sludge drying and incineration, and reduced sludge production. Without forgetting automation-related issues, such as control-regulation and maintenance assistance. A total of five chapters are dedicated to treatment channels. The aim was to offer engineers an everyday aid by summarising the basics in water treatment.

The Water Treatment Handbook assembles the sum of Degremont know-how to date and takes into account changes in new problem areas in water treatment such as conservation of fresh water resources, health safety and waste management.

Water & wastewater treatment : a guide for the nonengineering professional

Donated by: Ms. Victoria Villa Yeo

Editors Joanne E. Drinan associate editor, Nancy E. Whiting
Place of Publication Boca Raton
Date of Publication [2001]
Publisher CRC Press

This volume is the only resource that describes and explains in simple, non-mathematical terms the unit processes used to treat both drinking water and wastewater. Designed to meet the information needs of professionals without an engineering background, the text presents each unit process, states what function(s) it performs, illustrates what equipment it uses, and explains what its role is in the process of purifying or cleaning water. In addition, the book places water treatment technologies in the context of overall plant operation. In addition, it explains related topics such as plant management and environmental regulations.

The Nalco water handbook, 3rd Ed.

Donated by: Ms. Victoria Villa Yeo

Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication [2009]
Publisher McGraw-Hill

The Landmark Water Use and Conditioning Resource–Fully Updated for the Twenty-First Century

Developed by the world’s leading integrated water treatment and process improvement company, The Nalco Water Handbook, Third Edition provides comprehensive guidance on the use and conditioning of water and wastewater in any industrial or institutional facility. Reflecting major advances in technology and the latest regulatory requirements, this thoroughly revised classic covers basic water chemistry and explains how to improve water quality, minimize water usage, and implement more efficient treatment processes.

The Third Edition features new information on wastewater, cooling systems, microbiological control, energy conservation, environmental hygiene, and steam generation problems and prevention. Every essential water treatment topic is covered in this authoritative volume, including:

The chemistry of water
Water sources
Impurity removal
Steam generation
Energy in water systems
Wastewater discharge
Industrial and municipal use of water

Boiler water treatment : principles and practice vol. 1

Donated by: Ms. Victoria Villa Yeo

Authors Colin Frayne
Place of Publication New York, NY
Date of Publication [2002]
Publisher Chemical Publishing Co. Inc.

This comprehensive reference is the most practical field guide ever written on steam and boiler water treatment. In this two-volume handbook, Colin Frayne (Cooling Water Treatment, Principles and Practice, also by Chemical Publishing) analyzes the whole spectrum of boiler systems, including those used in residential complexes, commercial and institutional buildings, and industrial facilities. The breadth of the book covers: All types of boilers plants, from small cast iron units to large utility and nuclear power plants. Boiler subsystems, appurtenances, and auxiliaries Boiler maintenance and troubleshooting, fuel treatments, combustion gas analysis, pre-treatment processes, chemicals, and operational management Historical and modern program design and control in accordance with international standards.

Boiler water treatment : principles and practice vol. 2

Donated by: Ms. Victoria Villa Yeo

Authors Colin Frayne
Place of Publication New York, NY
Date of Publication [2002]
Publisher Chemical Publishing Co. Inc.

This comprehensive reference is the most practical field guide ever written on steam and boiler water treatment. In this two-volume handbook, Colin Frayne (Cooling Water Treatment, Principles and Practice, also by Chemical Publishing) analyzes the whole spectrum of boiler systems, including those used in residential complexes, commercial and institutional buildings, and industrial facilities. The breadth of the book covers: All types of boilers plants, from small cast iron units to large utility and nuclear power plants. Boiler subsystems, appurtenances, and auxiliaries Boiler maintenance and troubleshooting, fuel treatments, combustion gas analysis, pre-treatment processes, chemicals, and operational management Historical and modern program design and control in accordance with international standards

Betz handbook of industrial water conditioning, 9th Ed.

Donated by: Ms. Victoria Villa Yeo

Place of Publication Trevose, PA
Date of Publication [1991]
Publisher Betz Laboratories, Inc.

Today, industrial water treatment must meet a dual environmental challenge.

The challenges of the business environment require cost-effective treatment to improve plant operating efficiency and productivity. At the same time, industrial plants need effective treatment of water and wastewater to protect the surrounding natural environment and conserve resources.

Meeting these challenges calls for advanced treatment technologies that benefit both environments. And designing the most effective treatment for your unique problems requires a comprehensive resource of the most current water treatment technology. That resource is the Ninth Edition of the Betz Handbook of Industrial Water Conditioning.

Water treatment technology, quality improvement methods, and legislative issues have evolved significantly over the past decade. This Handbook edition presents all the latest scientific, technical, quality improvement, and environmental information available on industrial water treatment.

Every chapter has been thoroughly revised by Betz’s professional water treatment specialists. This full-scale revision provides the most advanced approaches and technology for all aspects of industrial water conditioning, including external treatment; boiler, cooling, and wastewater systems; airconditioning and refrigeration; gas cleaning systems; and more.

In addition, an expanded section on chemical feed and monitoring includes the latest advances in computerized control systems. Plus brand new chapters have been added on current environmental considerations, membrane treatment processes, chlorine alternatives, quality methods, and macrofouling.

Basic water treatment, 3rd Ed.

Donated by: Ms. Victoria Villa Yeo

Authors Chris Binnie, Martin Kimber, George Smethurst
Place of Publication Cambridge, UK
Date of Publication 2006
Publisher Royal Society of Chemistry,

Developed by three of the world’s leading experts in the field, this book provides a concise and readable overview of water treatment and is the definitive reference for all those involved with water treatment systems. Presenting not only the basics of water treatment, but also the theoretical support necessary for the student and specialist, this third edition has been fully revised and extensively updated. The main water quality parameters that drive the need for water treatment are discussed, and extensive data on water quality standards are included. The scope of the book has been extended to include advanced water treatment processes, and the sections on coagulation, clarification and filtration have been updated. New processes such as carbon adsorption and membrane processes are considered, and the coverage of disinfection has been expanded to include alternative disinfectants. Treatment and disposal of waste streams and water demands are also discussed. Examples of worked calculations, a glossary and a comparison of EU, USA and WHO water quality standards are included in the Appendices. Basic Water Treatment, 3rd Edition is an essential purchase for water engineers at all levels: it is a textbook for students, a handbook for engineers and chemists, but most of all an indispensable guide full of useful practical information for the established practitioner.

Handbook of chemical engineering calculations

Donated by: Mr. Ferdinand del Rosario

Editors Nicholas P. Chopey, Tyler G. Hicks
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication [1984]
Publisher McGraw-Hill, Inc.

Now in an expanded second edition, this book provides a practical approach to solving everyday chemical engineering problems, giving clear, detailed procedures for performing calculations, accompanied by fully worked-out examples. It details solutions to problems in: estimating physical and chemical properties; stoichiometry; phase equilibrium; chemical-reaction equilibrium; chemical-reaction kinetics; flow of fluids and solids; heat transfer; and distillation. New to the second edition are sections on drying, evaporation, absorption and environmental engineering in the process plant, as well as a new emphasis on operations-related problems.

Unit operations of chemical engineering, 3rd Ed.

Donated by: Mr. Ferdinand del Rosario

Authors Warren L. McCabe, Julian C. Smith
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication [1976]
Publisher McGraw-Hill

The most comprehensive of all current chemical engineering texts on unit operations; covers fluid mechanics, heat transfer, mass transfer, and solids handling
* Contains a balanced treatment of theory and engineering practice, with many practical illustrative examples included
* Includes a mass transfer section containing chapters on absorption and membrane operations–topics not often covered in unit operations textbooks.

Modern pollution control technology

Donated by: Mr. Ferdinand del Rosario

Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication c1978
Publisher The Association

Scientists, legislators, and the public have become convinced that serious steps need to be taken to combat pollution of the natural environment. However, satisfactory solutions to the environmental pollution problems remain far off. It will take larger numbers of engineers, scientists, and technical support personnel to produce solutions that are both technically and economically feasible. Considerable ingenuity, time, as well as research and development will be necessary to arrive at solutions that meet these requirements of technical and economic feasibility

For those who are interested in working on pollution problems, this book furnishes guidance and direction in this rapidly growing field. It reviews the state of the art — what is known, what is being used, and what is being worked on. The technical and economic feasibility of processes, equipment, and plants are analyzed. In turn, this should enable the reader to arrive at an assessment of requirements and opportunities in this field.

The pollution control field now offers vast opportunities for industrial organizations and their personnel in almost all technical areas. Opportunities exist in the chemical, electronics, mechanical, and construction/civil areas, –the rewards are there for those willing and able to meet the challenge.

International People’s Conference on Mining 2015 : highlighting people’s lives and struggles in defense of rights, the environment and a common future : conference report, July 30 to August 1, 2015, Manila, Philippines.

Donated by: Mr

Place of Publication Quezon City, Philippines
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher Center for Environmental Concerns-Philippines

This book contains the following topics:
1. Our Struggle for the Defense of Rights, the Environment and a Common Future;
2. Neo-Liberal Globalization and Mining;
3. Unravelling Global Corporate Mining Today: Challenges to Mining Campaigners;
4. Global and Regional Trends in Mining Investments;
5. Industrial Extractivism in Asia;
6. Indigenous Peoples Struggles with the Porgera Gold Mine in Papua, New Guinea;
7. Mining in Latin America;
8. El Salvador Struggle for Mining Justice;
9. Africa Mining Situation;
10. Indigenous People and Mining in Canada;
11. Mining and Conflict in Mindanao;
12. Towards Environmental Justice Success in Mining Resistances: an Empirical Investigation;
13. Mining Pollutants: Risks that Communities Face.

Millennium development goals and beyond : are we making progress?

Donated by: Dr. Aura Matias

Editor Mercedes B. Concepcion
Place of Publication Bicutan, Taguig City
Date of Publication [2013]
Publisher National Academy of Science and Technology, Philippines

This monograph includes the following topics:
a. MDG 1: Will the Philippines Make it by 2015?;
b. Hunger Incidence in the Philippines: Facts, Determinants and Challenges;
c. The SWS Quarterly National Surveys of Hunger and Poverty;
d. Education Outcomes in the Philippines;
e. Regional Action Plan for Malaria Control and Elimination in the Western Pacific (2010-2015);
f. Shrinking the Map of Malaria thru Private-Public Partnership;
g. Achieving MDG 6 Status of Malaria and its Control in the Philippines;
h. Achievement of the Philippines MDGs for Tuberculosis;
i. The UNGASS and MDG Reports-Monitoring the Progress of the Philippines Response to the HIV and AIDS Epidemic;
j. Status of Progress in MDG 7: Environmental Sustainability of Aquatic Ecosystems;
k. The Philippine Uplands: Forests, Watersheds, and Agricultural Areas;
l. An Assessment of MDG 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability with Focus on Urban and Industrial Environments;
m. On Philippine Infrastructure and the Millennium Development Goals

Mar 17

More ways to explore the resources of our library…and the world’s libraries

The UP College of Engineering Library (EnggLib) currently holds access to more than 54,000 titles of print resources and to more than 30,000 titles of e-books and e-journals. Even with its vast collection of resources and tools, the Library acknowledges that there is still so much more information that the users could access outside its own holdings.

Through EnggLib’s WorldCat Discovery service, users can search more than two billion electronic, digital, and physical resources in libraries around the world with a single search.

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Feb 17

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Feb 11



One of the goals of the College of Engineering Library is to show appreciation to borrowers who have maximized the use of library materials by borrowing the most number of books and returning them on time.

Since its launching in 2008, the Search for the Best Borrowers had always been separate. EnggLib I and EnggLib II each had its own set of winners. However, last August 2016, the Library decided to integrate the winners of the two libraries. This is in consonance with EnggLib’s identity as one even though it’s located into two different complexes.

Last February 6, 2017, EnggLib once again awarded the Best Borrowers for 1st Semester Academic Year 2016-2017. Mr. Regan Abram K. Leonardo from the Department of Mining, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering and Prof. Romarie Lorenzo, were awarded as the Grand Winners. Mr. Gil Bryan H. Saure and Mr. Jivan Chester F. Reyes, both from the Institute of Civil Engineering, came in as First Runner-Up and Second Runner-Up, respectively. Mr. Jerome Lowell Q. Armes from the Department of Mechanical Engineering completed the “Best Five” as the Third Runner-Up.

The awarding was held in conjunction with the Library Faculty Committee meeting held at the Learning Commons of EnggLib II. Each winner received a certificate, I Love My Library merchandise (shirt and pin for the Grand Winners, pin for the runners-up), and a set of prizes.
The program not only promotes responsible use of library materials, but also friendship among the winners. Last year, the Head Librarian and some of the staff were also able to get to know more of the awardees through the “Meet and Greet: an afternoon with the Best Borrowers”. This year, the awardees were able to exchange ideas and express their amazement over the Library’s recognition of their love of books and the Library.
Once again, congratulations to the winners!
Jan 19

Join EnggLib’s COEXIST Fun Run 2017 and help rebuild libraries and communities. The aim of the event is to promote the I Love My Library (ILML) Campaign and to raise funds for the benefit of the library’s outreach program.

You may register via this link or visit EnggLib for more details.


Nov 14

Gadgets Magazine

Place of Publication 1104 Quezon City, Philippines
Date of Publication Vol. 17 No. 2 :September 2016
Publisher Great Mind Media, Inc.

Mac | Life

Place of Publication San Francisco, CA
Date of Publication No. 110 :January 2016
Publisher Future US, Inc.

Mac | Life

Place of Publication San Francisco, CA
Date of Publication No. 111 :February 2016
Publisher Future US, Inc.

Mac | Life

Place of Publication San Francisco, CA
Date of Publication No. 112 :March 2016
Publisher Future US, Inc.


National Geographic

Place of Publication Washington, D.C.
Date of Publication Vol. 230, no. 5 :November 2016
Publisher National Geographic Society


Reader’s Digest

Place of Publication Shaukiwan, Hong Kong
Date of Publication Vol. 109, No. 642: September 2016
Publisher Reader’s Digest Association Far East

Reader’s Digest

Place of Publication Shaukiwan, Hong Kong
Date of Publication Vol. 109, No. 642: October 2016
Publisher Reader’s Digest Association Far East


Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication Vol. 188, No. 13 : October 3, 2016
Publisher Time Inc.


Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication Vol. 188, No. 14 : October 10, 2016
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Date of Publication Vol. 188, No. 15 : October 17, 2016
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Date of Publication Vol. 188, No. 16-17 : October 24, 2016
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Date of Publication Vol. 188, No. 18 : October 31, 2016
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Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication Vol. 188, No. 19 : November 7, 2016
Publisher Time Inc.


Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication Vol. 188, No. 20 : November 14, 2016
Publisher Time Inc.

Aug 25


Offshore geotechnical engineering

Recommending faculty: Dr. Eric C. Cruz (ICE)

Authors Mark Randolph and Susan Gourvenec
Place of Publication Abingdon, Oxon
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Spon Press

Design practice in offshore geotechnical engineering has grown out of onshore practice, but the two application areas have tended to diverge over the last thirty years, driven partly by the scale of the foundation and anchoring elements used offshore, and partly by fundamental differences in construction and installation techniques. As a consequence offshore geotechnical engineering has grown as a speciality.

The structure of Offshore Geotechnical Engineering follows a pattern that mimics the flow of a typical offshore project. In the early chapters it provides a brief overview of the marine environment, offshore site investigation techniques and interpretation of soil behaviour. It proceeds to cover geotechnical design of piled foundations, shallow foundations and anchoring systems. Three topics are then covered which require a more multi-disciplinary approach: the design of mobile drilling rigs, pipelines and geohazards.

This book serves as a framework for undergraduate and postgraduate courses, and will appeal to professional engineers specialising in the offshore industry.

Shallow foundations : bearing capacity and settlement, Second edition

Recommending faculty: Dr. Mark Albert H. Zarco (CE 163)

Author Braja M. Das
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication [2009]
Publisher CRC Press

Considered the standard engineering reference on shallow foundations, this edition strengthens that position. Completely reworked and written by one of the top men in the field, it covers all the latest developments and approaches. Equally valuable to researchers and designers as it is to engineering students, this resource updates data and provides revised theories on the ultimate and allowable bearing capacities of shallow foundations. It adds refinements to a number of unique circumstances such as foundations on soil with geogrid reinforcement as well as bearing capacity relationships for shallow foundations subjected to eccentric and inclined loads. It also covers advances in reinforcement materials.

Reinforced soil walls and slopes : design and construction

Recommending faculty: Dr. Mark Albert H. Zarco (CE 163/269)

Authors Maurício Ehrlich, Leonardo Becker
Place of Publication São Paulo
Date of Publication [2010]
Publisher Oficina de Textos

When it comes to using reinforcements to grant better mechanical performance to soils, geosynthetics, one of the newest groups of building materials, have become mandatory in almost all works of infrastructure, draining applications, waterproofing, paving, erosion control and soil reinforcement.

This volume presents the basic mechanisms associated with soil-reinforcement interaction and a rational design method for reinforced soil-retaining structures. Concepts are described with didactic and theoretical rigor, fulfilling the practical needs of engineers involved in the design, construction and inspection of reinforced soil structures.

Fundamentals of plasticity in geomechanics

Recommending faculty: Dr. Mark Albert H. Zarco (CE 265)

Author S. Pietruszczak
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication [2010]
Publisher CRC Press

The book presents a concise, yet reasonably comprehensive, overview of fundamental notions of plasticity in relation to geomechanics. The primary objective of this work is to provide the reader with a general background in soil/rock plasticity and, as such, should be perceived as an introduction to the broad area of inelastic response of geomaterials.

The book is divided into eight chapters. Chapters 1 & 2 start with an outline of the basic concepts and fundamental postulates, followed by a review of the elastic-perfectly plastic formulations in geomechanics. The isotropic strain-hardening framework and isotropic-kinematic hardening rules, the latter formulated within the context of bounding surface plasticity, are discussed in Chapters 3 & 4. Chapter 5 outlines the basic techniques for numerical integration, whereas Chapter 6 gives an overview of procedures for limit analysis that include applications of lower and upper bound theorems. Both these chapters are introductory in nature and are intended to provide a basic background in the respective areas. Chapter 7 deals with description of inherent anisotropy in geomaterials. Finally, Chapter 8 provides an overview of the experimental response of geomaterials.

The text is intended primarily for Ph.D./M.Sc. students as well as researchers working in the areas of soil/rock mechanics. It may also be of interest to practicing engineers familiar with established notions of contemporary continuum mechanics.

Open channel flow : numerical methods and computer applications

Recommending faculty: Dr. Eric C. Cruz (ICE)

Author Roland Jeppson
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication [2011]
Publisher CRC Press

A comprehensive treatment of open channel flow, Open Channel Flow: Numerical Methods and Computer Applications starts with basic principles and gradually advances to complete problems involving systems of channels with branches, controls, and outflows/ inflows that require the simultaneous solutions of systems of nonlinear algebraic equations coupled with differential equations. The book includes a CD that contains a program that solves all types of simple open channel flow problems, the source programs described in the text, the executable elements of these programs, the TK-Solver and MathCad programs, and the equivalent MATLAB® scripts and functions.

The book provides applied numerical methods in an appendix and also incorporates them as an integral component of the methodology in setting up and solving the governing equations. Packed with examples, the book includes problems at the end of each chapter that give readers experience in applying the principles and often expand upon the methodologies use in the text. The author uses Fortran as the software to supply the computer instruction but covers math software packages such as MathCad, TK-Solver, MATLAB, and spreadsheets so that readers can use the instruments with which they are the most familiar. He emphasizes the basic principles of conservation of mass, energy, and momentum, helping readers achieve true mastery of this important subject, rather than just learn routine techniques.

With the enhanced understanding of the fundamental principles of fluid mechanics provided by this book, readers can then apply these principles to the solution of complex real-world problems. The book supplies the knowledge tools necessary to analyze and design economical and properly performing conveyance systems. Thus not only is the book useful for graduate students, but it also provides professional engineers the expertise and knowledge to design well performing and economical channel systems.

Concrete face rockfill dams

Recommending faculty: Dr. Eric C. Cruz (ICE)

Authors Paulo T. Cruz, Bayardo Materón, Manoel Freitas
Place of Publication Leiden, The Netherlands
Date of Publication [2009]
Publisher CRC Press/Balkema

Concrete Face Rockfill Dams presents the state-of-the-art of dam design and construction. This consulting guide presents details and analyses of twenty-eight large CRFD dams worldwide, including the highest dam in the world. Twelve chapters provide specialist information on concepts, designs, technical specifications, construction details, and instrumentation. Both successes and failures that have led to substantial knowledge breakthroughs are discussed. Moreover, attention is paid to the plans for a CFRD dam over 300 meters high. Intended for dam engineers, this illustrated reference volume is also warmly recommended to other engineering professionals working on the design, construction, and operation of dams and related hydraulic structures.

Rip currents : beach safety, physical oceanography, and wave modeling

Recommending faculty: Dr. Eric C. Cruz (ICE)

Editors Stephen Leatherman, John Fletemeyer
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication [2011]
Publisher CRC Press

Rip Currents: Beach Safety, Physical Oceanography, and Wave Modeling is the culmination of research from over 100 coastal scientists, engineers, forecast meteorologists, lifeguard chiefs, and other practitioners from around the world who participated in the 1st International Rip Current Symposium. These experts identify advancements in research that will lead to a better understanding of the dynamics, mechanisms, and predictability of these dangerous currents, and lower the number of rip current drownings.

Edited by Stephen Leatherman and John Fletemeyer, the book covers:

  • The full spectrum of rip current research and outreach initiatives on all four U.S. coasts (Atlantic, Gulf, Pacific, and Great Lakes) as well as the countries of Brazil, U.K., Japan, and Australia
  • Scientific techniques used to study rip currents including field investigation and numerical modeling
  • Field research involving the use of water-based sensors, video technology, and remote sensing
  • The development of public education programs through various outreach programs and campaigns as well as an evaluation of their overall effectiveness

Rip Currents’ sixteen chapters run the gamut from technical aspects of rip currents to beach safety management strategies. Whether dealing with determining rip current occurrence, hydrodynamic processes, prediction, or mitigating rip current hazards to enhance beach safety, each chapter provides a vignette that is distinct in its own right but also linked to or integrated with other chapters in the book. This comprehensive treatment presents an integrated, international perspective on a coastal process that is only now becoming better understood by the scientific community, and which has great importance to public safety on the world’s beaches.

Flood hazard identification and mitigation in semi- and arid environments

Recommending faculty: Prof. Lestelle V. Torio (ICE)

Editors Richard H. French, Julianne J. Miller
Place of Publication Singapore
Date of Publication [2012]
Publisher World Scientific Publishing

Alluvial fans are ubiquitous geomorphological features that occur throughout the world, regardless of climate, at the front of mountains as the result of erosion and deposition. They are more prominent in semi- and arid climates simply because of the lack of vegetative cover that masks their fan shapes in more humid areas. From both engineering and geological viewpoints, alluvial fans present particular fluvial and sedimentation hazards in semi- and arid regions because episodic rainfall-runoff events can result in debris, mud, and fluvial flows through complex and, in some cases, migratory channel systems. Further, in semi- and arid climates alluvial fans often end in terminal or playa lakes. Given the uniform topography of playa lakes, these features often present ideal locations for facilities such as airports; however, regardless of the engineering advantages of the topography, the episodic and often long-term flooding of these lakes attracts migratory birds. The purpose of this volume is to summarize the current state-of-the-art, from the viewpoint of engineering, in the identification and mitigation of flood hazard on alluvial fans; and to accomplish this a fundamental understanding of geology is required.

Essentials of offshore structures : framed and gravity platforms

Authors D.V. Reddy, A.S.J. Swamidas
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher CRC Press

Essentials of Offshore Structures: Framed and Gravity Platforms examines the engineering ideas and offshore drilling platforms for exploration and production. This book offers a clear and acceptable demonstration of both the theory and application of the relevant procedures of structural, fluid, and geotechnical mechanics to offshore structures. It makes available a multitude of “solved problems” and “sample problems to solve” which give readers a strong understanding of the analysis and design of steel-framed and base-supported concrete gravity offshore structures. The book highlights sensible engineering applications for offshore structural design, research, and development; it can also be useful to those working in the design industry.

  • The user will have a detailed overview of the various structures used in the offshore environment and the preliminary costing factors that will influence their choice for the site.
  • Analytical principles emphasized in the book will help the user to clearly comprehend the various issues that need to be taken into account in the analysis and design of an offshore structure, using the API code.
  • The book includes extensive worked-out problems and sample problems for use by the students and instructors, with a Solution Manual.
  • The seabed pile/gravity foundation analyses and design are clearly outlined with their embedment characteristics and problems worked out.
  • A global description of environmental forces has been given that includes those due to wave, wind, current, tides, earthquakes, ice floe/sheet action, and limit ice-load on Arctic structures.
  • The book outlines the various factors that influence the material choice for offshore structures including fatigue and corrosion of the platforms in the ocean environment.

Separate chapters detail the factors that influence the pile embedment and concrete gravity foundation characteristics, material choice including fatigue and corrosion, estimation of ocean environmental forces that will be exerted on the offshore structures, and the analysis fundamentals that the reader needs to possess. The last two chapters give detailed insights into the analysis and design of framed and concrete gravity platform offshore structures using API code procedures. Overall, this book is a comprehensive presentation of the analysis and design of steel and concrete offshore structures.

A guide to modeling coastal morphology

Recommending faculty: Prof. Imee Bren Villalba (CE 113/270)

Authors Dano Roelvink, Ad Reniers
Place of Publication Singapore
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher World Scientific Publishing

Process-based morphodynamic Modeling is one of the relatively new tools at the disposal of coastal scientists, engineers and managers. On paper, it offers the possibility to analyse morphological processes and to investigate the effects of various measures one might consider to alleviate some problems. For these to be applied in practice, a model should be relatively straightforward to set up. It should be accurate enough to represent the details of interest, it should run long enough and robustly to see the real effects happen, and the physical processes represented in such a way that the sediment generally goes in the right direction at the right rate. Next, practitioners must be able to judge if the patterns and outcomes of the model are realistic and finally, translate these colour pictures and vector plots to integrated parameters that are relevant to the client or end user. In a nutshell, this book provides an in-depth review of ways to model coastal processes, including many hands-on exercises.

Applied mathematics in hydraulic engineering : an introduction to nonlinear differential equations

Recommending faculty: Prof. Imee Bren Villalba (CE 113/270)

Author Kazumasa Mizumura
Place of Publication Singapore
Date of Publication [2011]
Publisher World Scientific Publishing

Applied Mathematics in Hydraulic Engineering is an excellent teaching guide and reference to treating nonlinear mathematical problems in hydraulic, hydrologic and coastal engineering. Undergraduates studying civil and coastal engineering, as well as analysis and differential equations, are started off applying calculus to the treatment of nonlinear partial differential equations, before given the chance to practice real-life problems related to the fields. This textbook is not only a good source of teaching materials for teachers or instructors, but is also useful as a comprehensive resource of mathematical tools to researchers.

Modeling coastal and offshore processes

Recommending faculty: Prof. Imee Bren Villalba (CE 113/270)

Author David C. Kung
Place of Publication London
Date of Publication [2007]
Publisher Imperial College Press

Modeling is now a major tool for important environmental strategies. This book allows the non-specialist reader to understand and criticize current models of the shallow sea and coastal environments. Sufficient background on mathematics and statistics is covered, but readers disinclined to spend time on this may use the book as a reference guide in modeling. Topics include the numerical schemes used, modeling the sea bed, modeling shallow sea dynamics and, unusually for this type of book, modeling ecosystems and animals.

Onshore and offshore wind energy : an introduction

Author Paul A. Lynn
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Ltd

A highly accessible and authoritative account of wind energy’s scientific background, current technology, and international status, with an emphasis on large turbines and wind farms, both onshore and offshore

Topics covered include:

  • a brief history of wind energy
  • the nature of the wind
  • turbine aerodynamics, mechanics, and electrics
  • wind farms
  • offshore opportunities and challenges
  • grid integration of wind energy
  • economic and environmental aspects

Whilst intellectually rigorous, this is not an academic treatise. Key equations are fully discussed, providing essential theoretical background. The text is supported by copious illustrations and about 50 inspiring full-colour photographs from around the world.

This book is aimed at a wide readership including professionals, policy makers and employees in the energy sector in need of a basic appreciation of the underlying principles of wind energy or a quick update. Its style and level will also appeal to second and third year undergraduate and postgraduate students of renewable and wind energy, energy systems and electrical/electronic engineering. It also gives a concise account of the technology for the large and growing number of people who are interested in onshore and offshore wind farms and the contribution they are making to carbon-free electricity generation in the 21st century.

Introduction to computer science using Python : a computational problem-solving focus

Recommending faculty: Prof. Roy Vincent Canseco (CS 11)

Author Charles Dierbach
Place of Publication Hoboken, NJ
Date of Publication [2013]
Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Introduction to Computer Science Using Python: A Computational Problem-Solving Focus,recommended by Guido van Rossum, the creator of Python (“This is not your average Python book…I think this book is a great text for anyone teaching CS1”). With a focus on computational problem solving from Chapter 1, this text provides numerous hands-on exercises and examples, each chapter ending with a significant-size program demonstrating the step-by-step process of program development, testing, and debugging. A final chapter includes the history of computing, starting with Charles Babbage, containing over 65 historical images. An end-of-book Python 3 Programmers’ Reference is also included for quick lookup of Python details. Extensive instructor materials are provided for those adopting for classroom use, including an instructors’ manual, over 1,000 well-developed slides covering all fundamental topics of each chapter, source code, and test bank.

Assessment essentials : planning, implementing, and improving assessment in higher education, Second edition

Recommending faculty: Prof. Astrid Ayla Liberato & Prof. Stan Kristian G. Ejera (MMME)

Authors Trudy W. Banta, Catherine A. Palomba foreword by Jillian Kinzie
Place of Publication San Francisco, CA
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Jossey-Bass

A comprehensive expansion to the essential higher education assessment text

This second edition of Assessment Essentials updates the bestselling first edition, the go-to resource on outcomes assessment in higher education. In this thoroughly revised edition, you will find, in a familiar framework, nearly all new material, examples from more than 100 campuses, and indispensable descriptions of direct and indirect assessment methods that have helped to educate faculty, staff, and students about assessment.

Outcomes assessment is of increasing importance in higher education, especially as new technologies and policy proposals spotlight performance-based success measures. Leading authorities Trudy Banta and Catherine Palomba draw on research, standards, and best practices to address the timeless and timeliest issues in higher education accountability. New topics include:

  • Using electronic portfolios in assessment
  • Rubrics and course-embedded assessment
  • Assessment in student affairs
  • Assessing institutional effectiveness

As always, the step-by-step approach of Assessment Essentials will guide you through the process of developing an assessment program, from the research and planning phase to implementation and beyond, with more than 100 examples along the way. Assessment data are increasingly being used to guide everything from funding to hiring to curriculum decisions, and all faculty and staff will need to know how to use them effectively. Perfect for anyone new to the assessment process, as well as for the growing number of assessment professionals, this expanded edition of Assessment Essentials will be an essential resource on every college campus.

Welding metallurgy and weldability

Recommending faculty: Prof. Astrid Ayla Liberato (MMME)

Author John C. Lippold
Place of Publication Hoboken, New Jersey
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Describes the weldability aspects of structural materials used in a wide variety of engineering structures, including steels, stainless steels, Ni-base alloys, and Al-base alloys

Welding Metallurgy and Weldability describes weld failure mechanisms associated with either fabrication or service, and failure mechanisms related to microstructure of the weldment. Weldability issues are divided into fabrication and service related failures; early chapters address hot cracking, warm (solid-state) cracking, and cold cracking that occur during initial fabrication, or repair. Guidance on failure analysis is also provided, along with examples of SEM fractography that will aid in determining failure mechanisms. Welding Metallurgy and Weldability examines a number of weldability testing techniques that can be used to quantify susceptibility to various forms of weld cracking.

  • Describes the mechanisms of weldability along with methods to improve weldability
  • Includes an introduction to weldability testing and techniques, including strain-to-fracture and Varestraint tests
  • Chapters are illustrated with practical examples based on 30 plus years of experience in the field

Illustrating the weldability aspects of structural materials used in a wide variety of engineering structures, Welding Metallurgy and Weldability provides engineers and students with the information needed to understand the basic concepts of welding metallurgy and to interpret the failures in welded components.

Solidification and crystallization processing in metals and alloys

Recommending faculty: Prof. Astrid Ayla Liberato (MMME)

Authors Hasse Fredriksson and Ulla Åkerlind
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Ltd

Solidification or crystallization occurs when atoms are transformed from the disordered liquid state to the more ordered solid state, and is fundamental to metals processing. Conceived as a companion volume to the earlier works, Materials Processing during Casting (2006) and Physics of Functional Materials (2008), this book analyzes solidification and crystallization processes in depth.

Starting from the thermodynamic point of view, it gives a complete description, taking into account kinetics and mass transfer, down to the final structure. Importantly, the book shows the relationship between the theory and the experimental results. Topics covered include:

Fundamentals of thermodynamics
Properties of interfaces
Crystal growth – in vapours, liquids and melts
Heat transport during solidification processes
Solidification structures – faceted, dendritic, eutectic and peritectic
Metallic glasses and amorphous alloy melts

Solidification and Crystallization Processing in Metals and Alloys features many solved examples in the text, and exercises (with answers) for students. Intended for Masters and PhD students as well as researchers in Materials Science, Engineering, Chemistry and Metallurgy, it is also a valuable resource for engineers in industry.

Nanoparticles–nanocomposites–nanomaterials : an introduction for beginners

Recommending faculty: Prof. Astrid Ayla Liberato (MMME)

Author Dieter Vollath
Place of Publication Weinheim, Germany
Date of Publication [2013]
Publisher Wiley-VCH, Verlag GmbH & Co., KGaA

Meeting the demand for a readily understandable introduction to nanomaterials and nanotechnology, this textbook specifically addresses the needs of students – and engineers – who need to get the gist of nanoscale phenomena in materials without having to delve too deeply into the physical and chemical details.

The book begins with an overview of the consequences of small particle size, such as the growing importance of surface effects, and covers successful, field-tested synthesis techniques of nanomaterials. The largest part of the book is devoted to the particular magnetic, optical, electrical and mechanical properties of materials at the nanoscale, leading on to emerging and already commercialized applications, such as nanofluids in magnetic resonance imaging, high-performance nanocomposites and carbon nanotube-based electronics.

Based on the author’s experience in teaching nanomaterials courses and adapted, in style and level, for students with only limited background knowledge, the textbook includes further reading, as well as information boxes that can be skipped upon first reading.

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