May 4

RESERVE BOOK


Power electronics : devices, circuits, and applications, 4th Ed.

Recommended by: Prof. Michael Bayona

Author Muhammad H. Rashid
Place of Publication England
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher Pearson Education Limited

For junior or senior undergraduate students in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. This text is also suitable for individuals interested in the fields of electrical and electronic engineering.

This text covers the basics of emerging areas in power electronics and a broad range of topics such as power switching devices, conversion methods, analysis and techniques, and applications. Its unique approach covers the characteristics of semiconductor devices first, then discusses the applications of these devices for power conversions. Four main applications are included: flexible ac transmissions (FACTs), static switches, power supplies, dc drives, and ac drives..


Concepts of programming languages, 11th Ed.

Recommended by: Prof. Joseph Benjamin Del Mundo

Author Robert W. Sebesta
Place of Publication England
Date of Publication [2016]
Publisher Pearson Education Limited

Concepts of Computer Programming Languages introduces students to the fundamental concepts of computer programming languages and provides them with the tools necessary to evaluate contemporary and future languages. An in-depth discussion of programming language structures, such as syntax and lexical and syntactic analysis, also prepares readers to study compiler design.

The Eleventh Edition maintains an up-to-date discussion on the topic with the removal of outdated languages such as Ada and Fortran. The addition of relevant new topics and examples such as reflection and exception handling in Python and Ruby add to the currency of the text. Through a critical analysis of design issues of various program languages, Concepts of Computer Programming Languages teaches programmers the essential differences between computing with specific languages.


Engineering mechanics : statics, 14th Ed.

Recommended by: Prof. Lestelle V. Torio-Kaimo

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. MasteringEngineering is not included. Students, if MasteringEngineering is a recommended/mandatory component of the course, please ask your instructor for the correct ISBN and course ID. MasteringEngineering is not a self-paced technology and should only be purchased when required by an instructor. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. MasteringEngineering is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment product designed to personalize learning and improve results. With a wide range of interactive, engaging, and assignable activities, students are encouraged to actively learn and retain tough course concepts.


Engineering mechanics : dynamics, 14th Ed.

Recommended by: Prof. Lestelle V. Torio-Kaimo

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. MasteringEngineering is not included. Students, if MasteringEngineering is a recommended/mandatory component of the course, please ask your instructor for the correct ISBN and course ID. MasteringEngineering is not a self-paced technology and should only be purchased when required by an instructor. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. MasteringEngineering is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment product designed to personalize learning and improve results. With a wide range of interactive, engaging, and assignable activities, students are encouraged to actively learn and retain tough course concepts.


Modern control systems, 13th Ed.

Recommended by: Prof. Michael Bayona

Authors Richard C. Dorf, Robert H. Bishop
Place of Publication Hoboken, NJ
Date of Publication [2017]
Publisher Pearson

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.


Modern control engineering, 5th Ed.

Recommended by: Prof. Michael Bayona

Author Katsuhiko Ogata
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, N.J.
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher Prentice-Hall

This book introduces concepts in the analysis and design of control systems. Readers will find it to be a clear and understandable textbook for control system courses at colleges and universities. It is written for senior electrical,mechanical, aerospace, or chemical engineering students. The reader is expected to have fulfilled the following prerequisites: introductory courses on differential equations, Laplace transforms, vector-matrix analysis, circuit analysis, mechanics, and introductory thermodynamics.


Contemporary engineering economics, 6th Ed.

Recommended by: Prof. Juan Fidel Calaywan

Author Chan S. Park
Place of Publication England
Date of Publication [2016]
Publisher Pearson Education Limited

Contemporary Engineering Economics teaches engineers how to make smart financial decisions in an effort to create economical products. As design and manufacturing become an integral part of engineers’ work, they are required to make more and more decisions regarding money.

The Sixth Edition helps students think like the 21st century engineer who is able to incorporate elements of science, engineering, design, and economics into his or her products. This text comprehensively integrates economic theory with principles of engineering, helping students build sound skills in financial project analysis.


Digital control system analysis & design, 4th Ed.

Recommended by: Prof. Juan Fidel Calaywan

Authors Charles L. Phillips, H. Troy Nagle, Aranya Chakrabortty
Place of Publication England
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher Pearson Education Limited

This revision of the best selling book for the digital controls course features new running applications and integration of MATLAB, the most widely used software in controls. Coverage of root locus design and the Fourier transform have also been increased.


Modern operating systems, 4th Ed.

Recommended by: Prof. Joseph Benjamin Del Mundo

Authors Andrew S. Tanenbaum, Herbert Bos
Place of Publication England
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher Pearson Education Limited

Modern Operating Systems, Fourth Edition, is intended for introductory courses in Operating Systems in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Electrical Engineering programs. It also serves as a useful reference for OS professionals.

The widely anticipated revision of this worldwide best-seller incorporates the latest developments in operating systems (OS) technologies. The Fourth Edition includes up-to-date materials on relevant¿OS. Tanenbaum also provides information on current research based on his experience as an operating systems researcher.


Structured computer organization, 6th Ed.

Recommended by: Prof. Joseph Benjamin Del Mundo (CS 140,

250)

Authors Andrew S. Tanenbaum, Todd Austin
Place of Publication Boston
Date of Publication 2013
Publisher Pearson

Structured Computer Organization, specifically written for undergraduate students, is a best-selling guide that provides an accessible introduction to computer hardware and architecture. This text will also serve as a useful resource for all computer professionals and engineers who need an overview or introduction to computer architecture. This book takes a modern structured, layered approach to understanding computer systems. It’s highly accessible – and it’s been thoroughly updated to reflect today’s most critical new technologies and the latest developments in computer organization and architecture. Tanenbaum’s renowned writing style and painstaking research make this one of the most accessible and accurate books available, maintaining the author’s popular method of presenting a computer as a series of layers, each one built upon the ones below it, and understandable as a separate entity.


Digital design : principles and practices, 4th Ed.

Recommended by: Prof. Michael Bayona

Author John F. Wakerly
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, N.J.
Date of Publication c2007
Publisher Pearson Education

This book is for everyone who wants to design and build real circuits. It is based on the idea that, in order to do this, you have to grasp the fundamentals, but at the same time you need to understand how things work in the real world. Hence, the “principles and practices” theme.


Computer security : principles and practice, 3rd Ed.

Recommended by: Prof. Joseph Benjamin Del Mundo

Authors William Stallings, Lawrie Brown
Place of Publication Boston
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher Pearson

Computer Security: Principles and Practice, Third Edition, is ideal for courses in Computer/Network Security. It also provides a solid, up-to-date reference or self-study tutorial for system engineers, programmers, system managers, network managers, product marketing personnel, system support specialists.

In recent years, the need for education in computer security and related topics has grown dramatically—and is essential for anyone studying Computer Science or Computer Engineering. This is the only text available to provide integrated, comprehensive, up-to-date coverage of the broad range of topics in this subject. In addition to an extensive pedagogical program, the book provides unparalleled support for both research and modeling projects, giving students a broader perspective.

It covers all security topics considered Core in the EEE/ACM Computer Science Curriculum. This textbook can be used to prep for CISSP Certification, and includes in-depth coverage of Computer Security, Technology and Principles, Software Security, Management Issues, Cryptographic Algorithms, Internet Security and more.


Software engineering, 10th Ed.

Recommended by: Prof. Joseph Benjamin Del Mundo

Author Ian Sommerville
Place of Publication England
Date of Publication [2016]
Publisher Pearson Education Limited

“The Fundamental Practice of Software Engineering Software Engineering introduces students to the overwhelmingly important subject of software programming and development. In the past few years, computer systems have come to dominate not just our technological growth, but the foundations of our world’s major industries. This text seeks to lay out the fundamental concepts of this huge and continually growing subject area in a clear and comprehensive manner. The Tenth Edition contains new information that highlights various technological updates of recent years, providing students with highly relevant and current information. Sommerville’s experience in system dependability and systems engineering guides the text through a traditional plan-based approach that incorporates some novel agile methods. The text strives to teach the innovators of tomorrow how to create software that will make our world a better, safer, and more advanced place to live.”


Operating systems : internals and design principles, 8th Ed.

Recommended by: Prof. Joseph Benjamin Del Mundo

Author William Stallings
Place of Publication England
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher Pearson Education Limited

Operating Systems: Internals and Design Principles is intended for use in a one- or two-semester undergraduate course in operating systems for computer science, computer engineering, and electrical engineering majors. It also serves as a useful reference for programmers, systems engineers, network designers and others involved in the design of computer products, information system and computer system personnel.

Operating Systems provides a comprehensive and unified introduction to operating systems topics. Stallings emphasizes both design issues and fundamental principles in contemporary systems and gives readers a solid understanding of the key structures and mechanisms of operating systems. He discusses design trade-offs and the practical decisions affecting design, performance and security. The book illustrates and reinforces design concepts and ties them to real-world design choices through the use of case studies in Linux, UNIX, Android, and Windows 8.


Computer organization and architecture : designing for performance, 10th Ed.

Recommended by: Prof. Michael Bayona

Author William Stallings
Place of Publication England
Date of Publication [2016]
Publisher Pearson Education Limited

Computer Organization and Architecture is a comprehensive coverage of the entire field of computer design updated with the most recent research and innovations in computer structure and function. With clear, concise, and easy-to-read material, the Tenth Edition is a user-friendly source for people studying computers. Subjects such as I/O functions and structures, RISC, and parallel processors are explored integratively throughout, with real world examples enhancing the text for reader interest. With brand new material and strengthened pedagogy, this text engages readers in the world of computer organization and architecture.


Solid state electronic devices, 7th Ed.

Recommended by: Prof. Michael Bayona

Authors Ben G. Streetman and Sanjay Kumar Banerjee
Place of Publication England
Date of Publication [2016]
Publisher Pearson Education Limited

Solid State Electronic Devices is intended for undergraduate electrical engineering students or for practicing engineers and scientists interested in updating their understanding of modern electronics.

One of the most widely used introductory books on semiconductor materials, physics, devices and technology, Solid State Electronic Devices aims to: 1) develop basic semiconductor physics concepts, so students can better understand current and future devices; and 2) provide a sound understanding of current semiconductor devices and technology, so that their applications to electronic and optoelectronic circuits and systems can be appreciated. Students are brought to a level of understanding that will enable them to read much of the current literature on new devices and applications.


CIRCULATION BOOKS


System programming : with C and Unix.

Recommended by: Prof. Joseph Benjamin Del Mundo

Author Adam Hoover
Place of Publication Boston, MA
Date of Publication c2010]
Publisher Pearson Education

Beginning computing students often finish the introduction to programming course without having had exposure to various system tools, without knowing how to optimize program performance and without understanding how programs interact with the larger computer system.

Adam Hoover’s System Programming with C and Unix introduces students to commonly used system tools (libraries, debuggers, system calls, shells and scripting languages) and then explains how to utilize these tools to optimize program development. The text also examines lower level data types with an emphasis on memory and understanding how and why different data types are used.


Data structures and algorithm analysis in C++, 4th Ed.

Recommended by: Prof. Joseph Benjamin Del Mundo

Author Mark Allen Weiss
Place of Publication England
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher Pearson Education Limited

The fourth edition of Data Structures and Algorithm in C++ describes data structures, methods of organizing large amounts of data, and algorithm analysis, the estimation of the running time of algorithms. As computers become faster and faster, the need for programs that can handle large amounts of input becomes more acute. Paradoxically, this requires more careful attention to efficiency, since inefficiencies in programs become most obvious when input sizes are large. By analyzing an algorithm before it is actually coded, students can decide if a a particular solution will be feasible. For example, in this text students look at specific problems and see how careful implementations can reduce the time constraint for large amounts of data from centuries to less than a second. Therefore, no algorithm or data structure is presented without an explanation of its running time. In some cases, minute details that affect the running time of the implementation are explored.

Once a solution method is determined, a program must still be written. As computers have become more powerful, the problems they must solve have become larger and more complex, requiring development of more intricate programs. The goal of this text is to teach students good programming and algorithm analysis skills simultaneously so that they can develop such programs with the maximum amount of efficiency.

This book is suitable for either an advanced data structures course or a first-year graduate course in algorithm analysis. Students should have some knowledge of intermediate programming, including such topics as pointers, recursion,

and object-based programming, as well as some background in discrete math.

Sep 5

RESERVE BOOK


Principles of foundation engineering, Eighth edition, SI edition

Author Braja M. Das
Place of Publication Boston, MA
Date of Publication [2016]
Publisher Cengage Learning

Master the fundamental concepts and applications of foundation analysis design with PRINCIPLES OF FOUNDATION ENGINEERING. This market leading text maintains a careful balance of current research and practical field applications, offers a wealth of worked out examples and figures that show you how to do the work you will be doing as a civil engineer, and helps you develop the judgment you’ll need to properly apply theories and analysis to the evaluation of soils and foundation design.


Numerical methods for engineers, Seventh edition, International edition

Authors Steven C. Chapra, Raymond P. Canale
Place of Publication New York, NY
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher McGraw-Hill Education

The seventh edition of Chapra and Canale’s Numerical Methods for Engineers retains the instructional techniques that have made the text so successful. Chapra and Canale’s unique approach opens each part of the text with sections called “Motivation,“ “Mathematical Background,” and “Orientation” Each part closes with an “Epilogue” containing “Trade-Offs,” “Important Relationships and Formulas,” and “Advanced Methods and Additional References.” Much more than a summary, the Epilogue deepens understanding of what has been learned and provides a peek into more advanced methods.

Numerous new or revised problems are drawn from actual engineering practice. The expanded breadth of engineering disciplines covered is especially evident in these exercises, which now cover such areas as biotechnology and biomedical engineering. Excellent new examples and case studies span all areas of engineering giving students a broad exposure to various fields in engineering.


span style=”text-decoration: underline; color: #000000;”>Principles of communications : systems, modulation, and noise, Seventh edition

Authors Rodger E. Ziemer, William H. Tranter
Place of Publication Hoboken, NJ
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Keeping up to date with the most current technologies in the field is essential for all effective electrical and computer engineers. The updated 7th edition of Principles of Communications presents the reader with more in-chapter examples, providing for a more supportive framework for learning. Readers are exposed to digital data transmission techniques earlier in the book, so they can appreciate the characteristics of digital communication systems prior to learning about probability and stochastic processes. They will also find expanded forward error correction code examples, and additional MATLAB problems.


CIRCULATION BOOKS


Remote sensing of coastal environments

Editor Yeqiao Wang
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication [2010]
Publisher CRC Press

As coastal environments around the world face unprecedented natural and anthropogenic threats, advancements in the technologies that support geospatial data acquisition, imaging, and computing have profoundly enhanced monitoring capabilities in coastal studies. Providing systematic treatment of the key developments, Remote Sensing of Coastal Environments brings together renowned scholars to supply a clear presentation of the state-of-the-art in this technically complex arena.

Edited by a recipient of the prestigious PECASE award, this book provides unrivaled coverage of the issues unique to coastal environments. It presents the best available data for measuring and monitoring coastal zones and explains how decision makers and resource managers can use this data to address contemporary issues in coastal zone management. The text illustrates the latest developments in active remote sensing, hyperspectral remote sensing, high spatial resolution remote sensing, the integration of remote sensing and in situ data, and covers the effects of land-cover and land-use change on coastal environments.

Complete with representative case studies, this authoritative resource provides a timely snapshot of the wide range of remote sensing applications in coastal issues to enhance the understanding of how increasing disturbances to our coastal regions are affecting the ecological dynamics, biological diversity, and ecosystem health of our coastal environments.


Sediment problems and sediment management in Asian river basins

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

Editor Des E. Walling
Place of Publication Wallingford, Oxfordshire, U.K.
Date of Publication c2011
Publisher IAHS Press

Sediment problems are assuming increasing importance in many Asian river basins and can represent a key impediment to sustainable development. Such problems include accelerated soil erosion, reservoir sedimentation and the wider impact of sediment on aquatic ecology, river morphology and water resource exploitation. They are further complicated by the impact of climate change and other components of global change in causing both increases and decreases in the sediment load of many rivers in recent years. In order to address these problems, sediment management must be seen as a central component of integrated river basin management. This volume, arising from a workshop organised jointly by the International Commission on Continental Erosion (ICCE) of IAHS, the UNESCO International Sediment Initiative (ISI) and the World Association for Sedimentation and Erosion Research (WASER), focuses on sediment problems in Asian river basins and the many difficulties involved in their effective management. The first section comprises overviews of the sediment problems experienced by individual countries or particular issues relating to the wider region; and the second documents case studies that deal with specific problems and their management. The overviews highlight the sediment problems faced by India and Iran, including soil erosion and reservoir sedimentation; recent changes in the sediment loads of the Hindu Kush-Himalayan rivers and their wider implications; the impact of human activity on the sediment loads of Asian rivers; and new challenges for erosion and sedimentation research in China linked to contemporary issues.

The International Association of Hydrological Sciences is the world’s premier member-based organization promoting the study and practice of Hydrology. Our books are authored, edited and produced at the highest level of quality, with the most current and thorough research.

Our publications and our work advance the science and the professional practice of Hydrology in a variety of Science and Engineering fields around the world.

The areas that we publish in include:

  • Ground water
  • Surface water
  • Snow and ice hydrology
  • Drought and desertification
  • Runoff modelling
  • Watershed
  • Remote sensing
  • Water quality
  • Water resources and management
  • Ecohydrology/hydro-ecology
  • Erosion and sediment
  • Tracer hydrology

Conceptual and modelling studies of integrated groundwater, surface water, and ecological systems

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

Editors Corinna Abesser [and four others]
Place of Publication Wallingford, Oxfordshire, UK
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher International Association of Hydrological Sciences

Interactions between groundwater and surface water are critical to ecological communities and to resource management. Recent research has succeeded in identifying and understanding many underlying processes, such as the dynamics of flow, sediment transport, contaminant transport and chemical reactions in river beds and flood plains. Advances have been made through field, laboratory, and modelling investigations. The themes of this volume are: Improved process understanding for different scales and regions; Advanced modelling methods and applications; Sensitivity analysis and uncertainty evaluation; Ecohydrological studies: from process understanding to management, and Case studies and large-scale applications.

The International Association of Hydrological Sciences is the world’s premier member-based organization promoting the study and practice of Hydrology. Our books are authored, edited and produced at the highest level of quality, with the most current and thorough research.

Our publications and our work advance the science and the professional practice of Hydrology in a variety of Science and Engineering fields around the world.

The areas that we publish in include:

  • Ground water
  • Surface water
  • Snow and ice hydrology
  • Drought and desertification
  • Runoff modelling
  • Watershed
  • Remote sensing
  • Water quality
  • Water resources and management
  • Ecohydrology/hydro-ecology
  • Erosion and sediment
  • Tracer hydrology

Groundwater-surface water interaction : process understanding, conceptualization and modelling

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

Editors Corinna Abesser, Thorsten Wagener, Gunnar Nuetzmann
Place of Publication Wallingford, Oxfordshire, UK
Date of Publication 2008
Publisher International Association of Hydrological Sciences

A collection of physical, chemical, biological and ecological contributions focusing on groundwater-surface water interactions and using innovative field, conceptual and simulation techniques.

The International Association of Hydrological Sciences is the world’s premier member-based organization promoting the study and practice of Hydrology. Our books are authored, edited and produced at the highest level of quality, with the most current and thorough research.

Our publications and our work advance the science and the professional practice of Hydrology in a variety of Science and Engineering fields around the world.

The areas that we publish in include:

  • Ground water
  • Surface water
  • Snow and ice hydrology
  • Drought and desertification
  • Runoff modelling
  • Watershed
  • Remote sensing
  • Water quality
  • Water resources and management
  • Ecohydrology/hydro-ecology
  • Erosion and sediment
  • Tracer hydrology

Hydrological modelling and integrated water resources management in ungauged mountainous watersheds

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

Editors Wei-Lin Xu, Tian-Qi Ao & Xin-Hua Zhang
Place of Publication Wallingford, Oxfordshire, UK
Date of Publication 2009
Publisher International Association of Hydrological Sciences

Some 40 contributions address: Modelling and predictive uncertainty; New observation techniques and hydrological processes; Integrated water resources management; and Eco-environmental protection. These were selected for publication after the Second IAHS-PUB International Symposium in China. The China Prediction in Ungauged Basins (PUB) group focuses on the new methodology of hydrological simulation and prediction under natural and human-induced global changes.

The International Association of Hydrological Sciences is the world’s premier member-based organization promoting the study and practice of Hydrology. Our books are authored, edited and produced at the highest level of quality, with the most current and thorough research.

Our publications and our work advance the science and the professional practice of Hydrology in a variety of Science and Engineering fields around the world.

The areas that we publish in include:

  • Ground water
  • Surface water
  • Snow and ice hydrology
  • Drought and desertification
  • Runoff modelling
  • Watershed
  • Remote sensing
  • Water quality
  • Water resources and management
  • Ecohydrology/hydro-ecology
  • Erosion and sediment
  • Tracer hydrology

New approaches to hydrological prediction in data-sparse regions

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

Editors Koray K. Yilmaz … [et al.]
Place of Publication Wallingford, Oxfordshire, UK
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher International Association of Hydrological Sciences

When data are scarce, hydrological predictions become unreliable, mainly due to the inability to specify model components and parameter values that consistently represent the dominant hydrological processes in a particular basin, and also due to the lack of high quality model forcing. This is a problem in developed and developing countries, and the focus of much research worldwide. These papers reflect differing aspects of, and approaches to, the problem and are grouped accordingly: Hydrological modelling in poorly gauged and ungauged basins; Hydrometeorology and climate change assessment; Remote sensing applications in hydrology; and Characterizing rainfall variability and its impacts on hydrological modelling.

The International Association of Hydrological Sciences is the world’s premier member-based organization promoting the study and practice of Hydrology. Our books are authored, edited and produced at the highest level of quality, with the most current and thorough research.

Our publications and our work advance the science and the professional practice of Hydrology in a variety of Science and Engineering fields around the world.

The areas that we publish in include:

  • Ground water
  • Surface water
  • Snow and ice hydrology
  • Drought and desertification
  • Runoff modelling
  • Watershed
  • Remote sensing
  • Water quality
  • Water resources and management
  • Ecohydrology/hydro-ecology
  • Erosion and sediment
  • Tracer hydrology

Improving integrated surface and groundwater resources management in a vulnerable and changing world

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

Editors Günter Blöschl [and six others]
Place of Publication Wallingford, Oxfordshire, UK
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher International Association of Hydrological Sciences

With the increasing difficulties of meeting human demands on water resource quantity and quality, new concepts in water management need to be explored, with a move away from centralised command and control approaches to more participatory multi-stakeholder approaches that have the potential to be flexible and responsive. This volume tackles: Water resources availability; Water for food; Water quality; Floods and droughts; Change assessment and management; Monitoring and optimisation; Integrating water resources management

The International Association of Hydrological Sciences is the world’s premier member-based organization promoting the study and practice of Hydrology. Our books are authored, edited and produced at the highest level of quality, with the most current and thorough research.

Our publications and our work advance the science and the professional practice of Hydrology in a variety of Science and Engineering fields around the world.

The areas that we publish in include:

  • Ground water
  • Surface water
  • Snow and ice hydrology
  • Drought and desertification
  • Runoff modelling
  • Watershed
  • Remote sensing
  • Water quality
  • Water resources and management
  • Ecohydrology/hydro-ecology
  • Erosion and sediment
  • Tracer hydrology

The role of hydrology in water resources management

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

Editors Hans-Jurgen Liebscher [and six others]
Place of Publication Wallingford, Oxfordshire, UK
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher International Association of Hydrological Sciences

How can hydrologists contribute most effectively to the planning and management of freshwater projects, including the efficient operation of existing systems faced with new socio-political situations? And how can water resource managers capitalise on the hydrological expertise available to them? The contributions discuss these topics and consider the need to include more environmental, social and economic aspects in the planning and management of projects, while keeping in mind the sustainability of water resource systems: Integrated Water Resources Management; Hydrology and Dams; Hydrology for Flood Protection; Hydrology and Water Supply Systems; Hydrology for Groundwater Management; and Hydrology for the Protection of Ecosystems

The International Association of Hydrological Sciences is the world’s premier member-based organization promoting the study and practice of Hydrology. Our books are authored, edited and produced at the highest level of quality, with the most current and thorough research.

Our publications and our work advance the science and the professional practice of Hydrology in a variety of Science and Engineering fields around the world.

The areas that we publish in include:

  • Ground water
  • Surface water
  • Snow and ice hydrology
  • Drought and desertification
  • Runoff modelling
  • Watershed
  • Remote sensing
  • Water quality
  • Water resources and management
  • Ecohydrology/hydro-ecology
  • Erosion and sediment
  • Tracer hydrology

Reducing the vulnerability of societies to water related risks at the basin scale

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

Editors Andreas Schumann, Markus Pahlow
Place of Publication Wallingford, Oxfordshire, UK
Date of Publication 2007
Publisher International Association of Hydrological Sciences

The need for integrated approaches to deal with complex water resources management issues in both the developed and developing world is well recognised, yet, in many places, IWRM is still only a concept and not an established practice. This collection of papers considers the heterogeneity of world water problems by addressing the following important questions: What has to be integrated? How can it be accomplished? What are the options to balance the different views? How to cope with water-related vulnerability of societies forms the overarching theme. An excellent overview of current Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM) research worldwide.

The International Association of Hydrological Sciences is the world’s premier member-based organization promoting the study and practice of Hydrology. Our books are authored, edited and produced at the highest level of quality, with the most current and thorough research.

Our publications and our work advance the science and the professional practice of Hydrology in a variety of Science and Engineering fields around the world.

The areas that we publish in include:

  • Ground water
  • Surface water
  • Snow and ice hydrology
  • Drought and desertification
  • Runoff modelling
  • Watershed
  • Remote sensing
  • Water quality
  • Water resources and management
  • Ecohydrology/hydro-ecology
  • Erosion and sediment
  • Tracer hydrology

Applied uncertainty analysis for flood risk management

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

Editors Keith Beven, Jim Hall
Place of Publication London
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher Imperial College Press

This volume provides an introduction for flood risk management practitioners, up-to-date methods for analysis of uncertainty and its use in risk-based decision making. It addresses decision making for both short term (real-time forecasting) and long term (flood risk planning under change) situations. It aims primarily at technical practitioners involved in flood risk analysis and flood warning, including hydrologists, engineers, flood modelers, risk analysts and those involved in the design and operation of flood warning systems. Many experienced practitioners are now expected to modify their way of working to fit into the new philosophy of flood risk management. This volume helps them to undertake that task with appropriate attention to the surrounding uncertainties. The book will also interest and benefit researchers and graduate students hoping to improve their knowledge of modern uncertainty analysis.

Readership: Hydrologists, civil engineers, meteorologists, flood risk managers, environmental scientists, hydraulic engineers and consultants.


Advances in numerical simulation of nonlinear water waves

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

Editor Qingwei Ma
Place of Publication Singapore
Date of Publication [2010]
Publisher World Scientific Publishing

Most of the Earth’s surface is covered by water. Many aspects of our everyday lives and activities may be affected by water waves in some way. Sometimes, the waves can cause disaster. One of the examples was the tsunami that occurred in the Indian Ocean on 26 December 2004. This indicates how important it is for us to fully understand water waves, in particular the very large ones. One way to do so is to perform numerical simulation based on the nonlinear theory. Considerable research advances have been made in this area over the past decade by developing various numerical methods and applying them to emerging problems; however, until now there has been no comprehensive book to reflect these advances. This unique volume aims to bridge this gap.

This book contains 18 self-contained chapters written by more than 50 authors from 12 different countries, many of whom are world-leading experts in the field. Each chapter is based mainly on the pioneering work of the authors and their research teams over the past decades. The chapters altogether deal with almost all numerical methods that have been employed so far to simulate nonlinear water waves and cover many important and very interesting applications, such as overturning waves, breaking waves, waves generated by landslides, freak waves, solitary waves, tsunamis, sloshing waves, interaction of extreme waves with beaches, interaction with fixed structures, and interaction with free-response floating structures. Therefore, this book provides a comprehensive overview of the state-of-the-art research and key achievements in numerical modeling of nonlinear water waves, and serves as a unique reference for postgraduates, researchers and senior engineers working in industry.


Nonlinear wave dynamics : selected papers of the symposium held in honor of Philip L-F Liu’s 60th birthday

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

Editor Patrick Lynett
Place of Publication Singapore
Date of Publication [2009]
Publisher World Scientific Publishing

In September 2006, research leaders in the field of coastal engineering, fluid mechanics, and wave theory met at Cornell University to celebrate the 60th birthday of Prof. Philip L-F Liu. This volume is a compilation of the research papers presented at the symposium, and includes both review and new research papers. Topics such as nonlinear wave theory, tsunamis, wave-structure interaction, turbulence, and modeling of complex sediment transport are discussed in this volume. All of the contributing authors are research collaborators of Prof. Liu, and include leaders in coastal engineering such as Maarten Dingemans, Hwung-Hweng Hwung, Nobu Kobayashi, Inigo Losada, Hocine Oumeraci, Costas Synolakis, and Harry Yeh.

Contents: Some Reflections on the Generalised Lagrangian Mean (M W Dingemans); Hydraulic Performance of a Submerged Wave Absorber for Coastal Protection (H Oumeraci & G Koether); Efficient Wave and Current Models for Coastal Structures and Sediments (N Kobayashi); Towards an Engineering Application of COBRAS (Cornell Breaking Wave and Structures) (I J Losada et al.); Ocean-Bottom Pressure Variations During the 2003 Tokachi-Oki Earthquake (W Li et al.); Tsunami Hydrodynamic Modeling: Standards and Guidelines (C Synolakis & U Kâno lu); Predicting Run-Up of Breaking and Nonbreaking Long Waves by Applying the Cornell COMCOT Model (H Zhou et al.); Boundary Layer Effects on the Propagation of Weakly Nonlinear Long Waves (G Simarro & A Orfila); Subaqueous Fluid Discharge Estimates from Sediments in Shallow and Deep Water (1 to 1000 m) (G P Lennon et al.); A Short Review of Conformal Grid Generation in an Irregular Area (J Wang et al.); Swash Motion Driven by Bichromatic Wave Groups Over Sloping Bottoms (S-C Hsiao et al.); Sand Transport Under Nearshore Wave and Current and Its Implication to Sandbar Migration (T-J Hsu & X Yu); Wave Atlas for the Arabian Gulf (K Rakha et al.); Numerical Study on the Three-Dimensional Dam-Break Bore Interacting with a Square Cylinder (T-R Wu & P L-F Liu).


Biosurfaces : a materials science and engineering perspective

Recommending faculty: Prof. Jhud Mikhail Aberilla (ChE)

Editors Kantesh Balani [and three others]
Place of Publication Hoboken, New Jersey
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Ideal as a graduate textbook, this title is aimed at helping design effective biomaterials, taking into account the complex interactions that occur at the interface when a synthetic material is inserted into a living system. Surface reactivity, biochemistry, substrates, cleaning, preparation, and coatings are presented, with numerous case studies and applications throughout.

Highlights include:

  • Starts with concepts and works up to real-life applications such as implantable devices, medical devices, prosthetics, and drug delivery technology
  • Addresses surface reactivity, requirements for surface coating, cleaning and preparation techniques, and characterization
  • Discusses the biological response to coatings
  • Addresses biomaterial-tissue interaction
  • Incorporates nanomechanical properties and processing strategies

Groundwater hydrology

Author Bhagu R Chahar
Place of Publication New Delhi
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher McGraw Hill Education (India) Private Limited

This book focuses on assessment, development, utilization and management of groundwater and hence enables the readers to acquire a complete understanding of the groundwater hydrology as well as prepares them for addressing groundwater issues. It will serve the needs of undergraduate and graduate students of civil engineering as well as professionals in hydrogeology, groundwater engineering, water resources engineering, agricultural engineering, earth sciences, water resources management, geotechnical engineering and environmental sciences. Key features: provides detailed coverage on well hydraulics along with groundwater prospecting and well logging, construction, development, maintenance and design principles of groundwater flow presented through elaborate derivation of governing differential equations and their analytical solutions for simple boundary conditions separate chapters on groundwater flow solution by complex table of contents: groundwater: introduction, occurrence and assessment groundwater: aquifers and indian scenario groundwater prospecting well logging and construction principles of groundwater movement in porous media theory of groundwater flow contaminant transport in groundwater groundwater flow solutions by complex analysis flow through unsaturated porous media ge in radial coordinates and steady-state solutions unsteady state solutions to confined aquifer problems unsteady-state solutions to special cases estimation of aquifer parameters design, development and maintenance of water wells managed groundwater recharge saline water intrusion in aquifers groundwater-modeling techniques management of groundwater quantity management of groundwater quality


Introduction to environmental engineering

  • Recommending faculty: Prof. Lestelle V. Torio (CE 132)
Author C. David Cooper
Place of Publication Long Grove, Illinois
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher Waveland Press, Inc.

Dr. Cooper’s 35 years of university experience and his award-winning teaching style are evident in this highly readable, authoritative introduction to environmental engineering. Appropriate for all branches of engineering, this text presents fundamental knowledge in a logical, up-to-date manner, incorporating abundant examples with step-by-step solutions to illustrate key concepts. Central to Cooper’s treatment is the use of material and energy balances to solve specific environmental engineering problems and to instill a problem-solving mind-set that will benefit readers throughout their careers.

Introduction to Environmental Engineering offers an overview of the profession and reviews the math and science essential to environmental engineering practice. The comprehensive coverage includes water resources, drinking water treatment, wastewater treatment, air pollution control, solid and hazardous wastes, energy resources, risk assessment, indoor air quality, and noise pollution. Featuring more than 80 graphics, real-world examples, and extensive end-of-chapter problems (with selected answers), this volume is an outstanding choice for a first course in environmental engineering.

Not-for-sale instructor resource material available to college and university faculty only; contact publisher directly.


Engineering materials : research, applications and advances

Author K.M. Gupta
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher CRC Press

Introduces Emerging Engineering Materials

Mechanical, materials, and production engineering students can greatly benefit from Engineering Materials: Research, Applications and Advances. This text focuses heavily on research, and fills a need for current information on the science, processes, and applications in the field. Beginning with a brief overview, the book provides a historical and modern perspective on material science, and describes various types of engineering materials. It examines the industrial process for emerging materials, determines practical use under a wide range of conditions, and establishes what is needed to produce a new generation of materials.

Covers Basic Concepts and Practical Applications

The book consists of 18 chapters and covers a variety of topics that include functionally graded materials, auxetic materials, whiskers, metallic glasses, biocomposite materials, nanomaterials, superalloys, superhard materials, shape-memory alloys, and smart materials. The author outlines the latest advancements, including futuristic plastics, sandwich composites, and biodegradable composites, and highlights special kinds of composites, including fire-resistant composites, marine composites, and biomimetics. He also factors in current examples, future prospects, and the latest research underway in materials technology.

Contains approximately 160 diagrams and 85 tables
Incorporates examples, illustrations, and applications used in a variety of engineering disciplines
Includes solved numerical examples and objective questions with answers

Engineering Materials: Research, Applications and Advances serves as a textbook and reference for advanced/graduate students in mechanical engineering, materials engineering, production engineering, physics, and chemistry, and relevant researchers and practicing professionals in the field of materials science.


Numerical recipes in C : the art of scientific computing

Donated by: Mr. Johnson Apacible

Authors William H. Press [and three others]
Place of Publication Cambridge
Date of Publication 1988
Publisher Cambridge University Press

This new edition contains the latest versions of the routines but written in the C programming language. The book covers scientific applications, dynamic memory allocation, modularization, pointer references to matrices, structured programming and other topics and has an accompanying diskette.


Investigation of aeronautical and engineering component failures

Donated by: Mr. Michael Leongson Tan

Author A. Venugopal Reddy
Place of Publication Boca Raton, Florida
Date of Publication [2004]
Publisher CRC Press

Failure analysis has grown enormously in it scope and utility in recent years. Developments in materials characterization techniques have made the job of a failure analyst easier and more precise, but it still requires not only a strong background in materials science and engineering, but also practical experience–or at least a strong understanding of past failures.

Investigation of Aeronautical and Engineering Component Failures offers a systematic presentation of the principles, tools, and techniques of failure analysis and their use in identifying the root cause of failure. The first part of the book presents the technical intricacies of failure analysis, including fracture feature analysis, important aspects of component design and material selection, the origin and control of various defects in metallic materials, and the operational abuses and maintenance deficiencies that often cause premature failures. The second part presents 37 classic case studies covering all of the commonly observed failure modes and causes in metallic components. The emphasis here is on the experimental approach, the interpretation of experimental results, and the logic involved in identifying the root cause of failure.

Failure analysis can be a difficult, if not daunting, task. Author A. Venugopal Reddy’s three decades of investigative experience brings not only authority to this presentation, but also a rare insight that will deepen your understanding and solidify your ability to effectively analyze real component failures.


Schaum’s outline of introduction to computer science

Donated by: Mr. Michael Leongson Tan

Authors Ramon A. Mata-Toledo, Pauline K. Cushman
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication 2000
Publisher McGraw-Hill

This text covers the required “Introduction to Computer Science” course for computer science majors and the “Advanced Placement Computer Science” examination. The outline presents the introductory concepts of computer science with emphasis on algorithm development and data abstraction.


Photoelectron spectroscopy : an introduction to ultraviolet photoelectron spectroscopy in the gas phase, Second edition

Author J. H. D. Eland.
Place of Publication London
Date of Publication 1984
Publisher Butterworths

Photoelectron Spectroscopy provides a complete introduction to the subject and a guide to the field of molecular ion physics in general .  It covers all the physical principles involved in photoionization and also practical experimental aspects, the interpretation of spectra and major applications of the technique.  Multi-photon ionization  , threshold photoelectron spectroscopy, Penning ionization, photoionization mass spectrometry and ion emission spectroscopy are all explained and reviewed in relation to photoelectron spectroscopy.  The properties of molecular ions and new methods of studying them receive special attention which should interest mass spectroscopists and all who use mass spectrometers as diagnostic tools.

The treatment is thorough but non-mathematical, emphasis being placed on understanding of the physical principles rather than on their mathematical representation.  The approach is progressive, from a first familiarization with simple spectra through experimental methods and the photoionization process to the interpretation of ionization potentials and band shapes.  Other chapters deal with molecular ion reactions and diverse applications of photoelectron spectroscopy, including applications to solids, surfaces and liquids, as well as to free molecules.

The aim of the book is to equip the reader with all the concepts and all the essentials facts needed to interpret photoelectrno spectra or to embark on research in photoelectro spectroscopy.


Aug 25

CIRCULATION BOOKS


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
Nucleation
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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Statistics for engineers and scientists, Fourth edition

Recommending faculty: Prof. Lestelle V. Torio (CE 21/110)

Author William Navidi
Place of Publication New York, NY
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher McGraw-Hill Education

Statistics for Engineers and Scientists stands out for its crystal clear presentation of applied statistics. Suitable for a one or two semester course, the book takes a practical approach to methods of statistical modeling and data analysis that are most often used in scientific work.

Statistics for Engineers and Scientists features a unique approach highlighted by an engaging writing style that explains difficult concepts clearly, along with the use of contemporary real world data sets to help motivate students and show direct connections to industry and research. While focusing on practical applications of statistics, the text makes extensive use of examples to motivate fundamental concepts and to develop intuition.

McGraw-Hill is proud to offer Connect with the fourth edition of Navidi’s, Statistics for Engineers and Scientists. This innovative and powerful system helps your students learn more efficiently and gives you the ability to customize your homework problems simply and easily. Track individual student performance – by question, assignment, or in relation to the class overall with detailed grade reports. ConnectPlus provides students with all the advantages of Connect, plus 24/7 access to an eBook. Navidi’s Statistics for Engineers and Scientists, fourth edition, includes the power of McGraw-Hill’s LearnSmart–a proven adaptive learning system that helps students learn faster, study more efficiently, and retain more knowledge through a series of adaptive questions. This innovative study tool pinpoints concepts the student does not understand and maps out a personalized plan for success..


Introduction to wireless and mobile systems, Fourth edition

Recommending faculty: Prof. Michael Bayona (EEE)

Authors Dharma Prakash Agrawal, Qing-An Zeng
Place of Publication Boston, MA
Date of Publication [2016]
Publisher Cengage Learning

Learn how wireless systems work, how mobility is supported, what the underlying infrastructure is and what interactions are needed among different functional components with INTRODUCTION TO WIRELESS AND MOBILE SYSTEMS, 4e. Focusing on qualitative descriptions and the realistic explanations of relationships between wireless systems and performance parameters, this user-friendly book helps you learn this exciting technology through relevant examples, such as understanding how a cell phone starts working as soon as they get out of an airplane.


Principles of foundation engineering, Eighth edition

Recommending faculty: ___________ (CE 163/264/266)

Author Braja M. Das
Place of Publication Boston, MA
Date of Publication [2016]
Publisher Cengage Learning

Master the fundamental concepts and applications of foundation analysis design with PRINCIPLES OF FOUNDATION ENGINEERING. This market leading text maintains a careful balance of current research and practical field applications, offers a wealth of worked out examples and figures that show you how to do the work you will be doing as a civil engineer, and helps you develop the judgment you’ll need to properly apply theories and analysis to the evaluation of soils and foundation design.


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Pavement engineering : principles and practice, Second edition

Authors Rajib B. Mallick and Tahar El-Korchi
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication [2013]
Publisher CRC Press

Pavements are engineered structures essential to transportation, commerce and trade, and everyday life. In order for them to perform as expected, they must be designed, constructed, maintained, and managed properly. Providing a comprehensive overview of the subject, Pavement Engineering: Principles and Practice, Second Edition covers a wide range of topics in asphalt and concrete pavements, from soil preparation to structural design and construction. This new edition includes updates in all chapters and two new chapters on emerging topics that are becoming universally important: engineering of sustainable pavements and environmental mitigation in transportation projects. It also contains new examples and new figures with more informative schematics as well as helpful photographs.

The text describes the significance of standards and examines traffic, drainage, concrete mixes, asphalt binders, distress and performance in concrete and asphalt pavements, and pavement maintenance and rehabilitation. It also contains a chapter on airport pavements and discusses nondestructive tests for pavement engineering using nuclear, deflection-based, electromagnetic, and seismic equipment. The authors explore key concepts and techniques for economic analysis and computing life-cycle cost, instrumentation for acquiring test data, and specialty applications of asphalt and concrete.

The Second Edition includes more relevant issues and recently developed techniques and guidelines for practical problems, such as selection of pavement type, effect of vehicle tires, and use of smart sensors in rollers and software for drainage analysis. This book presents in-depth, state-of-the-art knowledge in a range of relevant topics in pavement engineering, with numerous examples and figures and comprehensive references to online resources for literature and software. It provides a good understanding of construction practices essential for new engineers and materials processing and construction needed for solving numerous problems.


Modelling for coastal hydraulics and engineering, Sixth edition

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

Author K.W. Chau
Place of Publication Abingdon, Oxon
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher Spon Press

Mechanistic models are often employed to simulate processes in coastal environments. However, these predictive tools are highly specialized, involve certain assumptions and limitations, and can be manipulated only by experienced engineers who have a thorough understanding of the underlying principles. This results in significant constraints on their manipulation as well as large gaps in understanding and expectations between the developers and users of a model.

Recent advancements in soft computing technologies make it possible to integrate machine learning capabilities into numerical modelling systems in order to bridge the gaps and lessen the demands on human experts. This book reviews the state-of-the-art in conventional coastal modelling as well as in the increasingly popular integration of various artificial intelligence technologies into coastal modelling. Conventional hydrodynamic and water quality modelling techniques comprise finite difference and finite element methods. The novel algorithms and methods include knowledge-based systems, genetic algorithms, artificial neural networks, and fuzzy inference systems.

Different soft computing methods contribute towards accurate and reliable prediction of coastal processes. Combining these techniques and harnessing their benefits has the potential to make extremely powerful modelling tools.


Seismic design aids for nonlinear analysis of reinforced concrete structures

Recommending faculty: Dr. Jaime Y. Hernandez Jr. (ICE)

Authors Srinivasan Chandrasekaran [and three others]
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher CRC Press

Tools to Safeguard New Buildings and Assess Existing Ones

Nonlinear analysis methods such as static pushover are globally considered a reliable tool for seismic and structural assessment. But the accuracy of seismic capacity estimates―which can prevent catastrophic loss of life and astronomical damage repair costs―depends on the use of the correct basic input parameters.

Seismic Design Aids for Nonlinear Analysis of Reinforced Concrete Structures simplifies the estimation of those vital parameters. Many design engineers make the relatively common mistake of using default properties of materials as input to nonlinear analyses without realizing that any minor variation in the nonlinear characteristics of constitutive materials, such as concrete and steel, could result in a solution error that leads to incorrect assessment or interpretation.

Streamlined Analysis Using a Mathematical Model

To achieve a more accurate pushover analysis and improve general performance-based design, this book reassesses some key inputs, including axial force-bending moment yield interaction, moment-curvature, and moment-rotation characteristics. It analyzes these boundaries using a detailed mathematical model of reinforced concrete sections based on international codes, and then proposes design curves and tables derived from the authors’ studies using a variety of nonlinear tools, computer programs, and software. The text reviews relevant literature and describes mathematical modeling, detailing numerical procedures step by step.

Including supplementary online material that can be used to compute any parameter, this reference delineates nonlinear properties of materials so that they can be used instantly for seismic analysis without having to solve cumbersome equations.


Spatial variation of seismic ground motions : modeling and engineering applications

Recommending faculty: Dr. Jaime Y. Hernandez Jr. (ICE)

Author Aspasia Zerva
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication [2009]
Publisher CRC Press

The spatial variation of seismic ground motions denotes the differences in the seismic time histories at various locations on the ground surface. This text focuses on the spatial variability of the motions that is caused by the propagation of the waveforms from the earthquake source through the earth strata to the ground surface, and it brings together the various aspects underlying this complicated phenomenon.

Topics covered include:

  • Evaluation of the spatial variability from seismic data recorded at dense instrument arrays by means of signal processing techniques
  • Presentation of the most widely used parametric coherency models, along with brief descriptions of their derivation
  • Illustration of the causes underlying the spatial variation of the motions and its physical interpretation
  • Estimation of seismic ground-surface strains from single station data, spatial array records, and analytical methods
  • Introduction of the concept of random vibrations as applied to discrete-parameter and continuous structural systems on multiple supports
  • Generation of simulations and conditional simulations of spatially variable seismic ground motions
  • Overview of the effects of the spatial variability of seismic motions on the response of long structures, such as pipelines, bridges and dams, with brief descriptions of select seismic codes that incorporate spatial variability issues in their design recommendations

This book may serve as a tutorial and/or reference for graduate students, researchers and practicing engineers interested in advancing the current state of knowledge in the analysis and modeling of the spatial variation of the seismic ground motions, or utilizing spatially variable excitations in the seismic response evaluation of long structures.


Soil mechanics fundamentals

Recommending faculty: Dr. Mark Albert H. Zarco (CE 162)

Authors Isao Ishibashi, Hemanta Hazarika
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication [2011]
Publisher CRC Press

While many introductory texts on soil mechanics are available, most are either lacking in their explanations of soil behavior or provide far too much information without cogent organization. More significantly, few of those texts go beyond memorization of equations and numbers to provide a practical understanding of why and how soil mechanics work.

Based on the authors’ more than 25 years of teaching soil mechanics to engineering students, Soil Mechanics Fundamentals presents a comprehensive introduction to soil mechanics, with emphasis on the engineering significance of what soil is, how it behaves, and why it behaves that way. Concise, yet thorough, the text is organized incrementally, with earlier sections serving as the foundation for more advanced topics. Explaining the varied behavior of soils through mathematics, physics and chemistry, the text covers:

  • Engineering behavior of clays
  • Unified and AASHTO soil classification systems
  • Compaction techniques, water flow and effective stress
  • Stress increments in soil mass and settlement problems
  • Mohr’s Circle application to soil mechanics and shear strength
  • Lateral earth pressure and bearing capacity theories

Each chapter is accompanied by example and practicing problems that encourage readers to apply learned concepts to applications with a full understanding of soil behavior fundamentals. With this text, engineering professionals as well as students can confidently determine logical and innovative solutions to challenging situations.


Mechanical excavation in mining and civil industries

Recommending faculty: Prof. Stan Kristian Ejera (MetE 146)

Authors Rajib B. Mallick and Tahar El-Korchi
Place of Publication Boca Raton
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher Taylor & Francis/CRC

The secret to streamlined scheduling of mining and civil engineering projects is a solid understanding of the basic concepts of rock cutting mechanics. Comparing theoretical values with experimental and real-world results, Mechanical Excavation in Mining and Civil Industries thoroughly explains various rock cutting theories developed for chisel, conical, disc, and button cutters. The authors provide numerical examples on the effect of independent variables on dependent variables, as well as numerical and solved examples from real-life mining and civil engineering projects using equipment such as:

  • Hard- and soft-ground tunnel boring machines (TBMs)
  • Roadheaders
  • Shearers
  • Ploughs
  • Chain saws
  • Raise borers
  • Impact hammers
  • Large-diameter drill rigs
  • Microtunnel boring machines

This book assists students and practicing engineers in selecting the most appropriate machinery for a specific job and predicting machine performance to ensure efficient extraction, and offers background information on rock cutting mechanics and different mechanical miners.


Statistics for mining engineering

Recommending faculty: Prof. Stan Kristian G. Ejera (MMME)

Author Jacek M. Czaplicki
Place of Publication Leiden, The Netherlands
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher CRC Press/Balkema

Many areas of mining engineering gather and use statistical information, provided by observing the actual operation of equipment, their systems, the development of mining works, surface subsidence that accompanies underground mining, displacement of rocks surrounding surface pits and underground drives and longwalls, amongst others. In addition, the actual modern machines used in surface mining are equipped with diagnostic systems that automatically trace all important machine parameters and send this information to the main producer’s computer. Such data not only provide information on the technical properties of the machine but they also have a statistical character. Furthermore, all information gathered during stand and lab investigations where parts, assemblies and whole devices are tested in order to prove their usefulness, have a stochastic character. All of these materials need to be developed statistically and, more importantly, based on these results mining engineers must make decisions whether to undertake actions, connected with the further operation of the machines, the further development of the works, etc. For these reasons, knowledge of modern statistics is necessary for mining engineers; not only as to how statistical analysis of data should be conducted and statistical synthesis should be done, but also as to understanding the results obtained and how to use them to make appropriate decisions in relation to the mining operation.

This book on statistical analysis and synthesis starts with a short repetition of probability theory and also includes a special section on statistical prediction. The text is illustrated with many examples taken from mining practice; moreover the tables required to conduct statistical inference are included.


Mining engineering handbook, volume 1 & 2

Recommending faculty: Prof. Astrid Ayla Liberato (MMME)

Authors Karlus King
Place of Publication New York, NY
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher Delve Publishing LLC

In this handbook, we discuss the mining engineering. Mining engineering is an engineering discipline that involves the practice, the theory, the science, the technology, and application of extracting and processing minerals from a naturally occurring environment.


Geomorphic analysis of river systems : an approach to reading the landscape

Recommending faculty: Dr. Roberto S. Soriano (CE 212)

Authors Kirstie A. Fryirs, Gary J. Brierley
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex, UK
Date of Publication 2013
Publisher Wiley

Filling a niche in the geomorphology teaching market, this introductory book is built around a 12 week course in fluvial geomorphology.

‘Reading  the landscape’ entails making sense of what a riverscape looks like, how it works, how it has evolved over time, and how alterations to one part of a catchment may have secondary consequences elsewhere, over different timeframes. These place-based field analyses are framed within their topographic, climatic and environmental context. Issues and principles presented in the first part of this book provide foundational understandings that underpin the approach to reading the landscape that is presented in the second half of the book. In reading the landscape, detective-style investigations and interpretations are tied to theoretical and conceptual principles to generate catchment-specific analyses of river character, behaviour and evolution, including responses to human disturbance.

This book has been constructed as an introductory text on river landscapes, providing a bridge and/or companion to quantitatively-framed or modelled approaches to landscape analysis that are addressed elsewhere. Key principles outlined in the book emphasise the importance of complexity, contingency and emergence in interpreting the character, behaviour and evolution of any given system.

The target audience is second and third year undergraduate students in geomorphology, hydrology, earth science and environmental science, as well as river practitioners who use geomorphic understandings to guide scientific and/or management applications.

The primary focus of Kirstie and Gary’s research and teaching entails the use of geomorphic principles as a tool with which to develop coherent scientific understandings of river systems, and the application of these understandings in management practice. Kirstie and Gary are co-developers of the River Styles® Framework and Short Course that is widely used in river management, decision-making and training.

Additional resources for this book can be found at: www.wiley.com/go/fryirs/riversystems.


Water ethics : a values approach to solving the water crisis

Recommending faculty: Dr. Roberto S. Soriano (CE 215)

Author David Groenfeldt
Place of Publication Abingdon, Oxon
Date of Publication 2013
Publisher Routledge

This book introduces the idea that ethics are an intrinsic dimension of any water policy, program, or practice, and that understanding what ethics are being acted out in water policies is fundamental to an understanding of water resource management. Thus in controversies or conflicts over water resource allocation and use, an examination of ethics can help clarify the positions of conflicting parties as preparation for constructive negotiations.

The author shows the benefits of exposing tacit values and motivations and subjecting these to explicit public scrutiny where the values themselves can be debated. The aim of such a process is to create the proverbial ‘level playing field’, where values favoring environmental sustainability are considered in relation to values favoring short-term exploitation for quick economic stimulus (the current problem) or quick protection from water disasters (through infrastructure which science suggests is not sustainable).

The book shows how new technologies, such as drip irrigation, or governance structures, such as river basin organizations are neither “good” nor “bad” in their own right, but can serve a range of interests which are guided by ethics. A new ethic of coexistence and synergies with nature is possible, but ultimately depends not on science, law, or finances but on the values we choose to adopt. The book includes a wide range of case studies from countries including Australia, India, Philippines, South Africa and USA. These cover various contexts including water for agriculture, urban, domestic and industrial use, the rights of indigenous people and river, watershed and ecosystem management.


Coastal conservation

Recommending faculty: Dr. Roberto S. Soriano (ICE)

Editors Brooke Maslo and Julie L. Lockwood
Place of Publication Cambridge
Date of Publication 2014
Publisher Cambridge University Press

Coastal ecosystems are centres of high biological productivity, but their conservation is often threatened by numerous and complex environmental factors. Citing examples from the major littoral habitats worldwide, such as sandy beaches, salt marshes and mangrove swamps, this text characterises the biodiversity of coastline environments and highlights important aspects of their maintenance and preservation, aided by the analysis of key representative species. Leaders in the field provide reviews of the foremost threats to coastal networks, including the effects of climate change, invasive species and major pollution incidents such as oil spills. Further discussion underscores the intricacies of measuring and managing coastline species in the field, taking into account the difficulties in quantifying biodiversity loss due to indirect cascading effects and trophic skew. Synthesising the current state of species richness with present and projected environmental pressures, the book ultimately establishes a research agenda for implementing and improving conservation practices moving forward.


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Power electronic converters for microgrids

Recommending faculty: Dr. Jordan Rel Orillaza (EEE)

Authors Suleiman M. Sharkh [and three others]
Place of Publication Singapore
Date of Publication 2014
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Singapore Pte. Ltd.

As concerns about climate change, energy prices, and energy security loom, regulatory and research communities have shown growing interest in alternative energy sources and their integration into distributed energy systems. However, many of the candidate microgeneration and associated storage systems cannot be readily interfaced to the 50/60 Hz grid. In Power Electronic Converters for Microgrids, Sharkh and Abu-Sara introduce the basics and practical concerns of analyzing and designing such micro-generation grid interface systems. Readers will become familiar with methods for stably feeding the larger grid, importing from the grid to charge on-site storage, disconnecting from the grid in case of grid failure, as well as connect multiple microgrids while sharing their loads appropriately. Sharkh and Abu-Sara introduce not only the larger context of the technology, but also present potential future applications, along with detailed case studies and tutorials to help the reader effectively engineer microgrid systems.


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Research, creative work, and extension units in the University of the Philippines Diliman : a preliminary inventory

Recommending faculty: Prof. Astrid Ayla Liberato (MMME 197, Gen. Ref.)

Compiled by Research Dissemination and Utilization Office, Office of the Vice-Chancellor for Research and Development
Place of Publication Philippines
Date of Publication 2013
Publisher [University of the Philippines]

This preliminary inventory presents the outputs of the OVCRD’s initial attempt at compiling a comprehensive listing and profiling of UP Diliman centers, institutes and other units whose principal mandate is to undertake research, creative and/or extension work.  There are many such units in the campus, but they are named differently and are located differently within the organizational structure of their respective home institutions.  Moreover, use the terms “center” and “institute” varies widely, and the same can be said for the term “extension”.

Before one can arrive at a comprehensive inventory of centers for research, creative work and extension activities in UP Diliman, therefore, one has to navigate the “semantic maze” that surrounds the use of the aforementioned terms.  For this reason, this preliminary inventory casts its net wide and takes into account every office and unit in the campus that has, in its name, one of the following keywords: center, institute, laboratory, studio, and extension.


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Project management for dummies, Second edition, UK edition

Recommending faculty: Prof. Astrid Ayla Liberato (MMME 197, Gen. Ref.)

Authors Nick Graham and Stan Portny
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Date of Publication 2015
Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

In today’s time-pressured and cost-conscious global business environment, reliable project management and competent delivery are more important than ever. Increasingly, project management is being seen as an essential management skill for all, as well as a career choice for many. This new UK edition of Project Management For Dummies, 2nd UK Edition quickly introduces you to the principles of successful project management with a clear and logical approach to help you deliver your projects, not only successfully, but also more easily. Unique to the UK edition, you’ll find clear guidance on using the highly logical product-based approach to project planning, along with advice on how to release the great power of the technique, not only for effective planning, but also for project control.

Updated with fresh content, tips, and tactics that cover everything you need to know from a project’s start to finish, this accessible guide takes you through every stage of project management. You’ll discover how to make project planning easier and more effective, manage resources and stay on track within a budget. Then you’ll find help and advice to help you motivate and manage your teams to help them perform at their best. To help you stay at the leading edge, you’ll also find two new chapters in this edition explaining project governance and the increasingly important international standard ISO 21500. In short, this book will help you master a highly valuable skill for advancing your career.

  • Provides clear descriptions of who should do what in a project to prevent communication and control problems
  • Presents the latest concepts in project management techniques
  • Discusses how to keep risks under control during the project
  • Includes access to online project management templates and checklists to aid in learning

If you’re a manager taking on a project for the first time or a more experienced project professional looking to get up to speed on the latest thinking and techniques, Project Management For Dummies, 2nd UK Edition equips you for project management success.


Construction project management : a practical guide to field construction management, Sixth edition

Recommending faculty: Prof. Astrid Ayla Liberato (MatE 197)

Authors S. Keoki Sears [and four others]
Place of Publication Hoboken, New Jersey
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

A thoroughly updated edition of the classic guide to project management of construction projects

For more than thirty years, Construction Project Management has been considered the preeminent guide to all aspects of the construction project management process, including the Critical Path Method (CPM) of project scheduling, and much more. Now in its Sixth Edition, it continues to provide a solid foundation of the principles and fundamentals of project management, with a particular emphasis on project planning, demonstrated through an example project, along with new pedagogical elements such as end-of-chapter problems and questions and a full suite of instructor’s resources.

Also new to this edition is information on the Earned Value Analysis (EVA) system and introductory coverage of Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Lean Construction in the context of project scheduling. Readers will also benefit from building construction examples, which illustrate each of the principles of project management. This information, combined with the case studies provided in the appendix, gives readers access to hands-on project management experience in the context of real-world project management problems.

  • Features two integrated example projects—one civil and one commercial—fully developed through the text
  • Includes end-of-chapter questions and problems
  • Details BIM in scheduling procedures, Lean Construction, and Earned Value Analysis, EVA
  • Provides teaching resources, including PowerPoint slides, interactive diagrams, and an Instructor’s Manual with solutions for the end-of-chapter questions

Construction Management and Civil Engineering students and professionals alike will find everything they need, to understand and to master construction project management in this classic guide.


Diffusion and mass transfer

Recommending faculty: Prof. Jhud Mikhail Aberilla (ChE 131/247)

Authors James S. Vrentas, Christine M. Vrentas
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication [2013]
Publisher CRC Press/Taylor & Francis Group

A proper understanding of diffusion and mass transfer theory is critical for obtaining correct solutions to many transport problems. Diffusion and Mass Transfer presents a comprehensive summary of the theoretical aspects of diffusion and mass transfer and applies that theory to obtain detailed solutions for a large number of important problems. Particular attention is paid to various aspects of polymer behavior, including polymer diffusion, sorption in polymers, and volumetric behavior of polymer–solvent systems.

The book first covers the five elements necessary to formulate and solve mass transfer problems, that is, conservation laws and field equations, boundary conditions, constitutive equations, parameters in constitutive equations, and mathematical methods that can be used to solve the partial differential equations commonly encountered in mass transfer problems. Jump balances, Green’s function solution methods, and the free-volume theory for the prediction of self-diffusion coefficients for polymer–solvent systems are among the topics covered. The authors then use those elements to analyze a wide variety of mass transfer problems, including bubble dissolution, polymer sorption and desorption, dispersion, impurity migration in plastic containers, and utilization of polymers in drug delivery. The text offers detailed solutions, along with some theoretical aspects, for numerous processes including viscoelastic diffusion, moving boundary problems, diffusion and reaction, membrane transport, wave behavior, sedimentation, drying of polymer films, and chromatography.

Presenting diffusion and mass transfer from both engineering and fundamental science perspectives, this book can be used as a text for a graduate-level course as well as a reference text for research in diffusion and mass transfer. The book includes mass transfer effects in polymers, which are very important in many industrial processes. The attention given to the proper setup of numerous problems along with the explanations and use of mathematical solution methods will help readers in properly analyzing mass transfer problems.


HTML : a beginner’s guide, Fifth edition

Recommending faculty: Prof. Roy Vincent Canseco (CS)

Author Wendy Willard
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication [2013]
Publisher McGraw-Hill Education

Essential HTML skills―made easy!

Thoroughly updated and revised, HTML: A Beginners Guide, Fifth Edition shows you, step by step, how to create dynamic websites with HTML. The book covers new HTML5 features, including video, audio, and canvas elements. Learn how to structure a page, place images, format text, create links, add color, work with multimedia, and use forms. You’ll also go beyond the basics and find out how to work with Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), create dynamic web content with JavaScript, upload your site to the web, and code HTML emails. By the end of the book you’ll be able to build custom websites using the latest HTML techniques.

Chapters include:

  • Key Skills & Concepts–Chapter-opening lists of specific skills covered in the chapter
  • Ask the Expert–Q & A sections filled with bonus information and helpful tips
  • Try This–Hands-on exercises that show you how to apply your skills
  • Notes–Extra information related to the topic being covered
  • Tips–Helpful reminders or alternate ways of doing things
  • Self-Tests–End-of-chapter reviews to test your knowledge
  • Annotated syntax–Example code with commentary that describes the programming techniques being illustrated

Safety of nanomaterials along their lifecycle : release, exposure, and human hazards

Recommending faculty: Prof. Myra Ruth Poblete (MatE 161)

Editors Wendel Wohlleben [and three others]
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher CRC Press/Taylor & Francis Group

The incorporation of nanomaterials into products can improve performance, efficiency, and durability in various fields ranging from construction, energy management, catalysis, microelectronics, plastics, coatings, and paints to consumer articles such as foods and cosmetics. But innovation never comes at zero risk. The potential hazards resulting from human exposure during production, use, or disposal has raised concerns and targeted research early on.

Safety of Nanomaterials along Their Lifecycle: Release, Exposure, and Human Hazards presents the state of the art in nanosafety research from a lifecycle perspective. Although major knowledge gaps still exist, solid data are now available to identify scenarios of critical risk as well as those of safe nanomaterial use for our benefit.

The book is divided into four parts: characterization, hazard, release and exposure, and real-life case studies. To improve coherence throughout the book, various chapters review the same suite of well-characterized, judiciously chosen, and identical industrial nanomaterials. The book is a helpful resource to professionals in product development, industrial design, regulatory agencies, and materials scientists and engineers involved in the safety of nanomaterials.


Monitoring and governance of persistent organic pollutants in Asia

Donated by: Dr. Charita S. Kwan

Editors Osamu Ito [and four others]
Place of Publication Tokyo, Japan
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher United Nations University

A variety of chemical compounds has been released into water from industrial and agricultural activities and urban wastes. Some of those chemicals are harmful to living organisms and are resistant to degradation, thus named persistent organic pollutants (POPs). In efforts to manage chemical pollutants such as POPs in Asia, the United Nations University (UNU) and Shimadzu Corporation established a pilot project in 1996, Environmental Monitoring and Analysis in the East Asian Region, to aid developing Asian countries with the knowledge and technology to analyse and monitor such pollutants in the environment. This book summarizes some highlights of monitoring results obtained by the project’s activities for 15 years, and reports the present status of the project, touching on the future development of the project by analysing challenges ahead of the project.


Proceedings of the Fifth International Symposium on Diamond Materials

Donated by: Ms. Donna Pagliawan

Editors J.L. Davidson [and four others]
Place of Publication Pennington, NJ
Date of Publication [1998]
Publisher The Electrochemical Society, Inc.

The Fifth International Symposium on Diamond Materials was held at the 192nd meeting of the Electrochemical Society in Paris, France from August 31 to September 5, 1997.  This proceedings volume contains 63 of the 81 papers presented at the symposium.  Notwithstanding the leveling in research funding for diamond materials development around the work and the fact that nitrides were split into their own symposium, this was still one of the lagest symposium at this meeting of the society.  The symposium included the first ever session on the emerging field of diamond for electrochemistry.  Papers on electrosynthesis on diamonf, diamond electrodes for sensors, and fundamental electrochemical characterizaton of diamond electrodes were presented and are in a section of these proceedings.

The topics of the papers,in these proceedings are organized according to the following:

  • Growth & Characterization of Diamond
  • Electrochemistry of Diamond
  • Properties & Applications of Diamond

Optical and digital techniques for information security

Donated by: Mr. Roberto Verzola

Editor Bahram Javidi
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher Springer

There are wide-ranging implications in information security beyond national defense. Securing our information has implications for virtually all aspects of our lives, including protecting the privacy of our ?nancial transactions and medical records, facilitating all operations of government, maintaining the integrity of national borders, securing important facilities, ensuring the safety of our food and commercial products, protecting the safety of our aviation system―even safeguarding the integrity of our very identity against theft. Information security is a vital element in all of these activities, particularly as information collection and distribution become ever more connected through electronic information delivery systems and commerce. This book encompasses results of research investigation and technologies that can be used to secure, protect, verify, and authenticate objects and inf- mation from theft, counterfeiting, and manipulation by unauthorized persons and agencies. The book has drawn on the diverse expertise in optical sciences and engineering, digital image processing, imaging systems, information p- cessing, mathematical algorithms, quantum optics, computer-based infor- tion systems, sensors, detectors, and biometrics to report novel technologies that can be applied to information-security issues. The book is unique because it has diverse contributions from the ?eld of optics, which is a new emerging technology for security, and digital techniques that are very accessible and can be interfaced with optics to produce highly e?ective security systems.


Closing the power gap between ASIC & custom : tools and techniques for low power design

Donated by: Mr. Roberto Verzola

Authors David Chinnery, Kurt Keutzer
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication [2007]
Publisher Springer Science+Business Media

Explains how to use low power design in an automated design flow, and examine the design time and performance trade-offs

Includes the latest tools and techniques for low power design applied in an ASIC design flow

Focuses on low power in an automated design methodology, a much neglected area


Access control systems : security, identity management and trust models

Donated by: Mr. Roberto Verzola

Author Messaoud Benantar
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication [2006]
Publisher Springer Science+Business Media

This essential resource for professionals and advanced students in security programming and system design introduces the foundations of programming systems security and the theory behind access control models, and addresses emerging access control mechanisms.


Optimising business performance with standard software systems : how to reorganise workflows by chance of implementing new ERP-Systems (SAP, BAAN, Peoplesoft, Navision …) or new releases

Donated by: Mr. Roberto Verzola

Authors Heinz-Dieter Knöll [and three others]
Place of Publication Wiesbaden
Date of Publication [2001]
Publisher Vieweg

This book is addressed at decision makers, project teams, project managers, company’s IT-managers, and staff of consulting companies, who are either involved in complex standard software implementation, or release migration projects. The book stresses the shortcomings of many present standard software implementations which mainly pertain to insufficiently optimised business processes, thus standard software has caused a lot of dissatisfied companies. The authors analyse certain popular implementation approaches (life-cycle-models) of different Standard Software suppliers. It shows how a new semi-process oriented way of implementing modern standard software systems may contribute to a better business performance.


How to be a successful computer consultant, Fourth edition

Donated by: Mr. Roberto Verzola

Author Alan R. Simon
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication [1998]
Publisher McGraw-Hill

Designed for computer professionals who want to start, develop and expand their consulting business, the third edition of this guide includes new material on object-orientated technology; integrated software development tools; CASE; networking standards; and alternative architectures.

The guide includes tips on

1. Why people use computer consultants: the background needed; how to find clients; and how much to charge.

2. How to choose services and products: what to specialize in, based on prior experience; selecting a business name; and determining a target market.

3. Where to turn for business know-how: managing capital outlay, cash flow and financial statements; setting fees; marketing a business; hiring outside help; and meeting tax requirements.

4. How to use publicity: ways to get it; writing for publications; and giving seminars that sell.

5. Ways to stay current in the field: business and computer books; useful periodicals; and professional organizations and user groups.

6. What the market will need in the 1990′s: six hot topics and how to turn them into opportunities for success.

7. Managing future growth in a changing market.


Ad hoc networking towards seamless communications

Donated by: Mr. Roberto Verzola

Authors Liljana Gavrilovska and Ramjee Prasad
Place of Publication Dordrecht, The Netherlands
Date of Publication [2006]
Publisher Springer

Ad-Hoc Networking Towards Seamless Communications is dedicated to an area that attracts growing interest in academia and industry and concentrates on wireless ad hoc networking paradigm. The persistent efforts to acquire the ability to establish dynamic wireless connections from anywhere to anyone with any device without prerequisite imbedded infrastructure move the communications boundaries towards ad-hoc networks. Recently, ad hoc networking has attracted growing interest due to advances in wireless communications, and developed framework for running IP based protocols. The expected degree of penetration of these networks will depend on the successful resolution of the key features.

Ad-hoc networks pose many complex and open problems for researchers. Ad-Hoc Networking Towards Seamless Communications reveals the state-of-the-art in wireless ad-hoc networking and discusses some of the key research topics that are expected to promote and accelerate the commercial applications of these networks (e.g., MAC, routing, QoS, cross-layer optimization issues, service discovery, mobility, handovers, security).


Advances in conceptual modeling : challenging perspectives : ER 2009 Workshops CoMoL, ETheCoM, FP-UML, MOST-ONISW, QoIS, RIGiM, SeCoGIS, Gramado, Brazil, November 9-12, 2009 : proceedings

Donated by: Mr. Roberto Verzola

Authors Liljana Gavrilovska and Ramjee Prasad
Place of Publication Berlin
Date of Publication [2009]
Publisher Springer-Verlag

This book constitutes the refereed joint proceedings of eight international workshops held in conjunction with the 28th International Conference on Conceptual Modeling, ER 2009, in Gramado, Brazil, in November 2009. The 33 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 100 submissions. Topics addressed by the workshops are active conceptual modeling of learning (ACM-L), conceptual modeling in the large (CoMoL), evolving theories of conceptual modeling (ETheCoM), workshop on foundations and practices of UML (FP-UML), joint international workshop on metamodels, ontologies, semantic technologies, and information systems for the semantic web (MOST-ONISW), quality of information systems (QoIS), requirements, Intentions and goals in conceptual modeling ( RIGiM) and semantic and conceptual issues in geographic information systems (SeCoGIS).


GeoSpatial semantics : second international conference, GeoS 2007, Mexico City, Mexico, November 29-30, 2007 : proceedings

Donated by: Mr. Roberto Verzola

Authors Liljana Gavrilovska and Ramjee Prasad
Place of Publication Berlin
Date of Publication [2007]
Publisher Springer-Verlag

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Second International Conference on GeoSpatial Semantics, GeoS 2007, held in Mexico City, Mexico, in November 2007. The papers are organized in topical sections on models and languages for geo-ontologies, alignment and integration of geo-ontologies, ontology-based spatial information retrieval, formal representation for geospatial data, and integration of semantics into spatial query processing.


Jul 15

CIRCULATION BOOKS


Smart grid : communication-enabled intelligence for the electric power grid

Recommending faculty: Dr. Jordan Rel Orillaza (EEE)

Author Stephen F. Bush
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Date of Publication 2014
Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Ltd

This book bridges the divide between the fields of power systems engineering and computer communication through the new field of power system information theory.

Written by an expert with vast experience in the field, this book explores the smart grid from generation to consumption, both as it is planned today and how it will evolve tomorrow. The book focuses upon what differentiates the smart grid from the “traditional” power grid as it has been known for the last century. Furthermore, the author provides the reader with a fundamental understanding of both power systems and communication networking. It shows the complexity and operational requirements of the evolving power grid, the so-called “smart grid,” to the communication networking engineer; and similarly, it shows the complexity and operational requirements for communications to the power systems engineer.

The book is divided into three parts. Part One discusses the basic operation of the electric power grid, covering fundamental knowledge that is assumed in Parts Two and Three. Part Two introduces communications and networking, which are critical enablers for the smart grid. It also considers how communication and networking will evolve as technology develops. This lays the foundation for Part Three, which utilizes communication within the power grid. Part Three draws heavily upon both the embedded intelligence within the power grid and current research, anticipating how and where computational intelligence will be implemented within the smart grid. Each part is divided into chapters and each chapter has a set of questions useful for exercising the readers’ understanding of the material in that chapter.

Key Features:

  • Bridges the gap between power systems and communications experts
  • Addresses the smart grid from generation to consumption, both as it is planned today and how it will likely evolve tomorrow
  • Explores the smart grid from the perspective of traditional power systems as well as from communications
  • Discusses power systems, communications, and machine learning that all define the smart grid
  • It introduces the new field of power system information theory

Characterization of minerals, metals, and materials 2015 : proceedings of a symposium sponsored by the materials characterization committee of the extraction and processing division of The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) : held during TMS 2015, 144th annual meeting & exhibition : March 15-19, 2015, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida, USA

Recommending faculty: Prof. Stan Kristian G. Ejera (MetE 198)

Corporate Author
Minerals, Metals & Materials Society
Place of Publication Hoboken, New Jersey
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

This collection of proceedings focuses on the characterization of minerals, metals, and materials as well as the application of characterization results on the processing of these materials. Papers cover topics such as clays, ceramics, composites, ferrous metals, non-ferrous metals, minerals, electronic materials, magnetic materials, environmental materials, advanced materials, and soft materials. In addition, papers covering materials extraction, materials processing, corrosion, welding, solidification, and method development are included. This book provides a current snapshot of characterization in materials science and its role in validating, informing, and driving current theories in the field of materials science. This proceedings volume will serve the dual purpose of furnishing a broad introduction of the field to novices while simultaneously serving to keep subject matter experts up-to-date.


Process engineering and industrial management

Recommending faculty: Prof. Jhud Mikhail Aberilla (ChE 140/141)

Editor Jean-Pierre Dal Pont
Place of Publication London, UK/Hoboken, NJ
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher ISTE Ltd./John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Process Engineering, the science and art of transforming raw materials and energy into a vast array of commercial materials, was conceived at the end of the 19th Century. Its history in the role of the Process Industries has been quite honorable, and techniques and products have contributed to improve health, welfare and quality of life. Today, industrial enterprises, which are still a major source of wealth, have to deal with new challenges in a global world. They need to reconsider their strategy taking into account environmental constraints, social requirements, profit, competition, and resource depletion.

“Systems thinking” is a prerequisite from process development at the lab level to good project management. New manufacturing concepts have to be considered, taking into account LCA, supply chain management, recycling, plant flexibility, continuous development, process intensification and innovation.
This book combines experience from academia and industry in the field of industrialization, i.e. in all processes involved in the conversion of research into successful operations. Enterprises are facing major challenges in a world of fierce competition and globalization. Process engineering techniques provide Process Industries with the necessary tools to cope with these issues. The chapters of this book give a new approach to the management of technology, projects and manufacturing.

Contents

Part 1: The Company as of Today
1. The Industrial Company: its Purpose, History, Context, and its Tomorrow?, Jean-Pierre Dal Pont.
2. The Two Modes of Operation of the Company – Operational and Entrepreneurial, Jean-Pierre Dal Pont.
3. The Strategic Management of the Company: Industrial Aspects, Jean-Pierre Dal Pont.

Part 2: Process Development and Industrialization
4. Chemical Engineering and Process Engineering, Jean-Pierre Dal Pont.
5. Foundations of Process Industrialization, Jean-François Joly.
6. The Industrialization Process: Preliminary Projects, Jean-Pierre Dal Pont and Michel Royer.
7. Lifecycle Analysis and Eco-Design: Innovation Tools for Sustainable Industrial Chemistry, Sylvain Caillol.
8. Methods for Design and Evaluation of Sustainable Processes and Industrial Systems, Catherine Azzaro-Pantel.
9. Project Management Techniques: Engineering, Jean-Pierre Dal Pont.

Part 3: The Necessary Adaptation of the Company for the Future
10. Japanese Methods, Jean-Pierre Dal Pont.
11. Innovation in Chemical Engineering Industries, Oliver Potier and Mauricio Camargo.
12. The Place of Intensified Processes in the Plant of the Future, Laurent Falk.
13. Change Management, Jean-Pierre Dal Pont.
14. The Plant of the Future, Jean-Pierre Dal Pont.


Harmonics, power systems, and smart grids, Second edition

Recommending faculty: Dr. Michael Angelo Pedrasa (EEE)

Author Francisco C. De La Rosa
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher CRC Press

Harmonics, Power Systems, and Smart Grids, Second Edition compiles the most relevant aspects of harmonics in a way that the unfamiliar reader can better grasp the subject matter and the experienced reader can directly access specific subjects of interest. The text begins with a definition of harmonics, along with analytical expressions for electrical parameters under nonsinusoidal situations, and then:

  • Discusses important and widely used industry standards to control harmonic distortion levels
  • Describes methods to mitigate the effects of harmonics, detailing the operation principles and design of passive filters and active filter fundamentals
  • Presents alternative methods, such as stiffer AC sources, power converters with increased number of pulses, series reactors, and load reconfiguration
  • Reviews the elements that play a role in the study of the propagation of harmonic currents in a distribution network
  • Explains how to determine power losses in electrical equipment attributed to harmonic waveform distortion
  • Covers harmonics from solar and wind power converters and power electronics in FACTS and HVDC technologies
  • Explores harmonics from electric vehicles connected to the grid, superconductive fault current limiters, and electric vehicle charging stations
  • Featuring three new chapters, a number of new examples and figures, and updates throughout, Harmonics, Power Systems, and Smart Grids, Second Edition provides a comprehensive reference on harmonic current generation, propagation, and control in electrical power networks, including the broadly cited smart grid.

Management essentials, Ninth edition, International edition

Recommending faculty: Prof. Astrid Ayla Liberato (MatE 197, Gen. Ref.)

Author Andrew DuBrin
Place of Publication Australia
Date of Publication [2012]
Publisher South-Western Cengage Learning

Focus on the fundamental principles and practices of effective management most important for success in business today with DuBrin’s comprehensive, yet concise, MANAGEMENT ESSENTIALS, 9E, International Edition. This brief edition offers a solid introduction for new managers or an in-depth review of core concepts and the latest research and applications for working professionals. Concise, complete treatment translates the latest research, theories, and management experiences into actual practice while addressing emerging issues, such as sustainability and environmental concerns, management in difficult times, employee morale, diverse workforces, and teamwork. Ethics, personal productivity, the latest information technology, and decision making are also included. Compelling examples show how to apply principles in a wide variety of business settings, while new skill-building features and self-assessments help readers refine the managerial, interpersonal, and technical skills necessary for career success.


Soil and water chemistry : an integrative approach, Second edition, International edition

Recommending faculty: Prof. Astrid Ayla Liberato (MatE 101/103/104)

Author Michael E. Essington
Place of Publication Boca Raton
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group

The second edition of a bestseller, Soil and Water Chemistry: An Integrative Approach maintains the balanced perspective that made the first edition a hugely popular textbook. The second edition includes new figures and tables, new chapters, and expanded exercises in each chapter. It covers topics including soil chemical environment, soil minerals, soil organic matter, cation exchange, oxidation-reduction, mineral weathering and solubility, surface chemistry and adsorption reactions, acidity and salinity in soil materials, and chemical thermodynamics applied to soil systems.

See What’s New in the Second Edition:

  • Extensive section that details the sources, speciation, and the general behavior of elements in soils
  • Expanded section on crystal structure, updated phyllosillcates classifications scheme, inclusion of sepiolite-palygorskite group, and expanded x-ray diffraction section
  • Discussion of surface runoff losses of phosphorus from soil and description of the inductivity coupled argon plasma-mass spectroscopy (ICP-MS) analytical technique for determining elemental concentrations in soil solution
  • Coverage of the influence of redox processes on the soil chemistry of nonelectroactive elements
  • Description of the electrokinetic phenomenon and investigation of the influence of temperature on adsorption
  • Expanded discussion on the application of chemical thermodynamics to soil systems

A solutions manual is available upon qualifying course adoption.

Still one of the only texts on this subject, this book provides a comprehensive, modern, and balanced coverage of the chemical and mineralogical characteristics of soils and their chemical processes. It contains more information and topic coverage than required for an average, single-semester course. This extensive coverage is by design, giving you the latitude to pick your own essential topics while providing additional information or a more advanced treatment when needed. Figures and tables make the information accessible and each problem has been tested and is relevant and doable, but asks more of students than to simply generate a number. This format allows students to understand the concepts and recognize that their computations have physical meaning.


Turning ideas into research : theory, design and practice

Recommending faculty: Prof. Astrid Ayla Liberato (MatE 198/190, MetE 198/190, Em 198/190)

Authors Barbara Fawcett, Rosalie Pockett
Place of Publication Thousand Oaks, CA
Date of Publication 2015
Publisher Sage Publications

How do you turn a really good idea into a really good question, and how do you turn this into successful research?

Barbara Fawcett and Rosalie Pockett use their expertise as supervisors and researchers to provide you with the frameworks and the theoretical and practical guidance you need to design, carry out and communicate your research effectively. Using a range of examples that relate research to the real world, they demonstrate:

  • how to develop research questions
  • how to select appropriate theoretical frameworks
  • how to integrate theoretical perspectives with empirical research
  • how to gather and interpret data
  • how to ensure that the research undertaken makes a difference.

The authors’ user-friendly approach emphasizes the importance of participation, collaboration and inclusivity, and examines worldviews and understandings of knowledge in order to enable greater critical reflection. Chapters provide guidance on achieving impact with your research, and feature reflective questions to enhance your engagement with the issues covered.

This text is the ideal companion as you set about transforming your ideas into robust research.


Curriculum leadership : strategies for development and implementation, Fourth edition

Recommending faculty: Prof. Astrid Ayla Liberato (MMME)

Authors Allan A. Glatthorn [and three others]
Place of Publication Los Angeles
Date of Publication [2016]
Publisher SAGE

Creating an innovative and successful curriculum

Curriculum Leadership: Strategies for Development and Implementation, Fourth Edition is a one-of-a-kind resource written for educational leaders–administrators and teachers–who want to successfully restructure and enhance school curriculum. Authors Allan A. Glatthorn, Floyd Boschee, Bruce M. Whitehead, and Bonni F. Boschee provide innovative and successful curriculum ideas, including reflective case studies, “Keys to Leadership” sections, curriculum tips, and “Challenge” sections with key issues and questions in every chapter. Also interspersed throughout the book are tried and true strategies that provide administrators with innovative ideas on meeting state and national standards.

This is a much needed, highly informative, and easy-to-read account of curriculum development and change for curriculum leaders, those teaching curriculum courses, and those aspiring to become curriculum decision makers. It provides the knowledge and skills needed to develop and implement a PK–12 school curriculum.


Solid state physics : an introduction, Second edition

Recommending faculty: Prof. Stan Kristian G. Ejera (MetE 146)

Author Philip Hofmann
Place of Publication Weinheim, Germany
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA

A must-have textbook for any undergraduate studying solid state physics.
This successful brief course in solid state physics is now in its second edition. The clear and concise introduction not only describes all the basic phenomena and concepts, but also such advanced issues as magnetism and superconductivity. Each section starts with a gentle introduction, covering basic principles, progressing to a more advanced level in order to present a comprehensive overview of the subject. The book is providing qualitative discussions that help undergraduates understand concepts even if they can?t follow all the mathematical detail.
The revised edition has been carefully updated to present an up-to-date account of the essential topics and recent developments in this exciting field of physics. The coverage now includes ground-breaking materials with high relevance for applications in communication and energy, like graphene and topological insulators, as well as transparent conductors.

The text assumes only basic mathematical knowledge on the part of the reader and includes more than 100 discussion questions and some 70 problems, with solutions free to lecturers from the Wiley-VCH website. The author’s webpage provides Online Notes on x-ray scattering, elastic constants, the quantum Hall effect, tight binding model, atomic magnetism, and topological insulators.

This new edition includes the following updates and new features:

  • Expanded coverage of mechanical properties of solids, including an improved discussion of the yield stress
  • Crystal structure, mechanical properties, and band structure of graphene
  • The coverage of electronic properties of metals is expanded by a section on the quantum hall effect including exercises. New topics include the tight-binding model and an expanded discussion on Bloch waves.
  • With respect to semiconductors, the discussion of solar cells has been extended and improved.
  • Revised coverage of magnetism, with additional material on atomic magnetism
  • More extensive treatment of finite solids and nanostructures, now including topological insulators
  • Recommendations for further reading have been updated and increased.
  • New exercises on Hall mobility, light penetrating metals, band structure

Life cycle assessment (LCA) : a guide to best practice

Recommending faculty: Prof. Jhud Mikhail Aberilla (ChE 198)

Authors Walter Klöpffer and Birgit Grahl
Place of Publication Weinheim, Germany
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA

This first hands-on guide to ISO-compliant Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) makes this powerful tool immediately accessible to both professionals and students. Following a general introduction on the philosophy and purpose of LCA, the reader is taken through all the stages of a complete LCA analysis, with each step exemplified by real-life data from a major LCA project on beverage packaging. Measures as carbon and water footprint, based on the most recent international standards and definitions, are addressed.

Written by two pioneers of LCA, this practical volume is targeted at first-time LCA users but equally makes a much-valued reference for more experienced practitioners.

From the content:

  • Goal and Scope Definition* Life Cycle Inventory Analysis
  • Life Cycle Impact Assessment
  • Interpretation, Reporting and Critical Review
  • From LCA to Sustainability Assessment

and more.


Contemporary project management : organize, plan, perform, Third edition

Recommending faculty: Prof. Astrid Ayla Liberato (MetE/Mat E/EM 197)

Author Timothy J. Kloppenborg
Place of Publication Stamford, CT
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher Cengage Learning

Students learn to master the most proven methods in project management as well as exciting new techniques emerging from current industry and today’s most recent research with Kloppenborg’s CONTEMPORARY PROJECT MANAGEMENT, 3E. This text introduces time-tested manual techniques and progressive automated techniques, all consistent with the latest PMBOK Guide and integrated with Microsoft Project 2013. The book’s focused approach is ideal for building strong portfolios that showcase project management skills for future interviews. All content is consistent with the knowledge areas and processes of the fifth edition of the PMBOK Guide to give students an advantage in becoming Certified Project Management Professionals (PMP) if they choose.


Object-oriented software engineering : an agile unified methodology

Recommending faculty: Prof. Roy Vincent Canseco (CS)

Author David C. Kung
Place of Publication New York, NY
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher McGraw-Hill

Presents a step-by-step methodology that integrates modeling and design, UML, patterns, test-driven development, quality assurance, configuration management, and agile principles throughout the life cycle. This book provides stimulating exercises that go far beyond the type of question that can be answered by simply copying portions of the text.


Materials kinetics fundamentals : principles, processes, and applications

Recommending faculty: Prof. Astrid Ayla Liberato (MatE/MetE/EM 103)

Author Ryan O’Hayre
Place of Publication Hoboken, New Jersey
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Introductory kinetics for the undergrad materials scientist

Materials Kinetics Fundamentals is an accessible and interesting introduction to kinetics processes, with a focus on materials systems. Designed for the undergraduate student, this book avoids intense mathematics to present the theory and application of kinetics in a clear, reader-friendly way. Students are first introduced to the fundamental concepts of kinetics, with illustrated diagrams, examples, text boxes, and homework questions that impart a unified, intuitive understanding. Further chapters cover the application of these concepts in the context of materials science, with real-world examples including silicon processing and integrated circuit fabrication, thin-film deposition, carbon-14 dating, steel degassing, energy conversion, and more. Instructor materials including PowerPoint presentations, a test bank, and more are available through the companion website, providing a complete resource for the undergraduate materials science student.

At its core, kinetics deals with rates, telling us how fast something will take place – for example, how fast water will evaporate, or how fast molten silicon will solidify. This book is designed to provide students with an introduction to kinetics’ underlying principles, without rigorous math to distract from understanding.

      • Understand universally important kinetic concepts like diffusion and reaction rate
      • Model common kinetic processes both quantitatively and qualitatively
      • Learn the mechanisms behind important and interesting materials systems
      • Examine the behaviors, properties, and interactions of relevant solid materials

There are a large number of books on chemical kinetics, but there are far fewer that focus on materials kinetics, and virtually none that provide an accessible, introductory-level treatment of the subject. Materials Kinetics Fundamentals fills that need, with clear, detailed explanations of these universal concepts.


Mathematical modeling in chemical engineering

Recommending faculty: Jhud Mikhail Aberilla (ChE 106/131)

Authors Anders Rasmuson [and three others]
Place of Publication United Kingdom New York
Date of Publication 2014
Publisher Cambridge University Press

A solid introduction to mathematical modeling for a range of chemical engineering applications, covering model formulation, simplification and validation. It explains how to describe a physical/chemical reality in mathematical language and how to select the type and degree of sophistication for a model. Model reduction and approximation methods are presented, including dimensional analysis, time constant analysis and asymptotic methods. An overview of solution methods for typical classes of models is given. As final steps in model building, parameter estimation and model validation and assessment are discussed. The reader is given hands-on experience of formulating new models, reducing the models and validating the models. The authors assume the knowledge of basic chemical engineering, in particular transport phenomena, as well as basic mathematics, statistics and programming. The accompanying problems, tutorials, and projects include model formulation at different levels, analysis, parameter estimation and numerical solution.


Jul 7

CIRCULATION BOOKS


Time series analysis : forecasting and control, Fifth edition

Recommending faculty: Dr. Jordan Rel Orillaza (EEE)

Authors George E.P. Box [and three others]
Place of Publication Hoboken, New Jersey
Date of Publication [2016]
Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Praise for the Fourth Edition

The book follows faithfully the style of the original edition. The approach is heavily motivated by real-world time series, and by developing a complete approach to model building, estimation, forecasting and control.”

- Mathematical Reviews

Bridging classical models and modern topics, the Fifth Edition of Time Series Analysis: Forecasting and Control maintains a balanced presentation of the tools for modeling and analyzing time series. Also describing the latest developments that have occurred in the field over the past decade through applications from areas such as business, finance, and engineering, the Fifth Edition continues to serve as one of the most influential and prominent works on the subject.

Time Series Analysis: Forecasting and Control, Fifth Edition provides a clearly written exploration of the key methods for building, classifying, testing, and analyzing stochastic models for time series and describes their use in five important areas of application: forecasting; determining the transfer function of a system; modeling the effects of intervention events; developing multivariate dynamic models; and designing simple control schemes. Along with these classical uses, the new edition covers modern topics with new features that include:

  • A redesigned chapter on multivariate time series analysis with an expanded treatment of Vector Autoregressive, or VAR models, along with a discussion of the analytical tools needed for modeling vector time series
  • An expanded chapter on special topics covering unit root testing, time-varying volatility models such as ARCH and GARCH, nonlinear time series models, and long memory models
  • Numerous examples drawn from finance, economics, engineering, and other related fields
  • The use of the publicly available R software for graphical illustrations and numerical calculations along with scripts that demonstrate the use of R for model building and forecasting
  • Updates to literature references throughout and new end-of-chapter exercises
  • Streamlined chapter introductions and revisions that update and enhance the exposition

Time Series Analysis: Forecasting and Control, Fifth Edition is a valuable real-world reference for researchers and practitioners in time series analysis, econometrics, finance, and related fields. The book is also an excellent textbook for beginning graduate-level courses in advanced statistics, mathematics, economics, finance, engineering, and physics.


Traffic simulation and data : validation methods and applications

Recommending faculty: Prof. John Michael Constantino (CE 190/242/248)

Editors Winnie Daamen, Christine Buisson, Serge P. Hoogendoorn
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher CRC Press

A single source of information for researchers and professionals, Traffic Simulation and Data: Validation Methods and Applications offers a complete overview of traffic data collection, state estimation, calibration and validation for traffic modelling and simulation. It derives from the Multitude Project―a European Cost Action project that incorporates work packages defining traffic simulation practice and research; highway and network modeling; and synthesis, dissemination, and training. This book addresses the calibration and validation of traffic models, and introduces necessary frameworks and techniques. It also includes viable methods for sensitivity analyses, and incorporates relevant tools for application.

The book begins with a brief summary of various data collection techniques that can be applied to collect different data types. It then showcases various data processing and enhancement techniques for improving the quality of collected data. It also introduces the techniques according to the type of estimation, for example microscopic data enhancement, traffic state estimation, feature extraction and parameter identification techniques, and origin–destination matrix estimation. The material discusses the measures of performance, data error and goodness of fit, and optimization algorithms. It also contains the sensitivity analyses of parameters in traffic models.

  • Describes the various tasks of calibration and validation
  • Considers the best use of available data
  • Presents the sensitivity analysis method
  • Discusses typical issues of data error in transportation system data and how these errors can impact simulation results
  • Details various methodologies for data collection, sensitivity analysis, calibration, and validation
  • Examines benefits that result from the application of these methods

Traffic Simulation and Data: Validation Methods and Applications serves as a key resource for transport engineers and planners, researchers, and graduate students in transport engineering and planning.


Power system harmonics and passive filter designs

Recommending faculty: Dr. Jordan Rel Orillaza (EEE)

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

As new technologies are created and advances are made with the ongoing research efforts, power system harmonics has become a subject of great interest. The author presents these nuances with real-life case studies, comprehensive models of power system components for harmonics, and EMTP simulations.

  • Comprehensive coverage of power system harmonics
  • Presents new harmonic mitigation technologies
  • In-depth analysis of the effects of harmonics
  • Foreword written by Dr. Jean Mahseredijan, world renowned authority on simulations of electromagnetic transients and harmonics

Electrical estimating methods, Fourth edition

Recommending faculty: Dr. Jordan Rel Orillaza (EEE)

Author Wayne J. Del Pico
Place of Publication Hoboken, New Jersey
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Simplify the estimating process with the latest data, materials, and practices

Electrical Estimating Methods, Fourth Edition is a comprehensive guide to estimating electrical costs, with data provided by leading construction database RS Means. The book covers the materials and processes encountered by the modern contractor, and provides all the information professionals need to make the most precise estimate. The fourth edition has been updated to reflect the changing materials, techniques, and practices in the field, and provides the most recent Means cost data available. The complexity of electrical systems can make accurate estimation difficult, but this guide contains all the necessary information in one place.

An electrical estimate represents the total cost for materials, labor, overhead and profit, but accuracy is virtually impossible without a basic knowledge of the field, and real-world experience in the type of work required. Inaccurate estimates lead to problems with customer satisfaction, which often create payment issues. A thorough, complete, and accurate estimate is in the best interest of all parties involved in the work. Electrical Estimating Methods provides more than just data. Detailed discussions about the work itself help highlight factors that may escape notice, and access to the latest cost data helps tie everything together. Features include:

  • Discussion of current equipment, materials, and processes
  • Means data for both residential and commercial projects
  • Case studies that illustrate best practices
  • Online access to the latest Means data for fast access on the job

The book discusses specific situations as well as general practices, and provides comprehensive guidance to the creation of a true, current, estimation of costs. For electrical contractors and estimators, Electrical Estimating Methods contains must-have content that simplifies the estimating process.


Principles and practices of ground improvement

Recommending faculty: Prof. Lestelle V. Torio (CE 269)

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

Gain a stronger foundation with optimal ground improvement

Before you break ground on a new structure, you need to analyze the structure of the ground. Expert analysis and optimization of the geo-materials on your site can mean the difference between a lasting structure and a school in a sinkhole. Sometimes problematic geology is expected because of the location, but other times it’s only unearthed once construction has begun. You need to be able to quickly adapt your project plan to include an improvement to unfavorable ground before the project can safely continue.

Principles and Practice of Ground Improvement is the only comprehensive, up-to-date compendium of solutions to this critical aspect of civil engineering. Dr. Jie Han, registered Professional Engineer and preeminent voice in geotechnical engineering, is the ultimate guide to the methods and best practices of ground improvement. Han walks you through various ground improvement solutions and provides theoretical and practical advice for determining which technique fits each situation.

  • Follow examples to find solutions to complex problems
  • Complete homework problems to tackle issues that present themselves in the field
  • Study design procedures for each technique to simplify field implementation
  • Brush up on modern ground improvement technologies to keep abreast of all available options

Principles and Practice of Ground Improvement can be used as a textbook, and includes Powerpoint slides for instructors. It’s also a handy field reference for contractors and installers who actually implement plans. There are many ground improvement solutions out there, but there is no single right answer to every situation. Principles and Practice of Ground Improvement will give you the information you need to analyze the problem, then design and implement the best possible solution.


Electricity & controls for HVAC/R, 7th edition

Authors Stephen L. Herman, Ron Sparkman
Place of Publication Stamford, CT
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher Cengage Learning

Offering the most up-to-date coverage available, ELECTRICITY AND CONTROLS FOR HVAC-R, 7e emphasizes the basics as it equips readers with the information needed to work effectively with all types of motors and control devices found in the heating and air-conditioning industry. Extremely reader friendly, the text reflects the current National Electrical Code and requires no prior knowledge of electricity. It begins with discussions of essential basic electricity and electrical circuits concepts, while detailed schematic diagrams and step-by-step troubleshooting procedures highlight all of the different types of circuits commonly encountered in the HVAC-R field. The Seventh Edition is packed with vibrant photos, engaging illustrations, and coverage of the latest technology and developments from the field.


Wind loading of structures, Third edition

Recommending faculty: Prof. John Michael Constantino (CE 190/197/199)

Author John D. Holmes
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher CRC Press

A Definitive Up-to-Date Reference

Wind forces from various types of extreme wind events continue to generate ever-increasing damage to buildings and other structures. Wind Loading of Structures, Third Edition fills an important gap as an information source for practicing and academic engineers alike, explaining the principles of wind loads on structures, including the relevant aspects of meteorology, bluff-body aerodynamics, probability and statistics, and structural dynamics.

Written in Line with International Standards

Among the unique features of the book are its broad view of the major international codes and standards, and information on the extreme wind climates of a large number of countries of the world. It is directed towards practicing (particularly structural) engineers, and academics and graduate students.

The main changes from the earlier editions are:

  • Discussion of potential global warming effects on extreme events
  • More discussion of tornados and tornado-generated damage
  • A rational approach to gust durations for structural design
  • Expanded considerations of wind-induced fatigue damage
  • Consideration of aeolian vibrations of suspended transmission lines
  • Expansion of the sections on the cross-wind response of tall slender structures
  • Simplified approaches to wind loads on “porous” industrial, mining, and oil/gas structures
  • A more general discussion of formats in wind codes and standards

Not dedicated to a specific code or standard, Wind Loading of Structures, Third Edition highlights the general format and procedures related to all major codes and standards, addresses structures of various types, and presents you with topics not typically covered in traditional texts such as internal pressures, fatigue damage by wind forces, and equivalent static wind load distributions.


Power generation : distribution, applications and implications

Recommending faculty: Dr. Jordan Rel Orillaza (EEE)

Editor Lauren Marini
Place of Publication Jersey City, NJ
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher Clanrye International

The distribution, applications as well as implications of power generation are described in this book. The consumption of renewable energy sources such as wind energy or solar energy is currently of great interest. Nevertheless, since their availability is sporadic and unstable, this can lead to frequency variation, grid instability and total or partial loss of load power supply. This reason keeps them far from being appropriate sources to be directly connected to the main utility grid. Also, the availability of a static converter as output unit of the generating plants brings voltage and current harmonics into the electrical system which causes a negative result on system power quality. By integrating distributed power generation systems closed to the loads in the electric grid, we can get rid of the need to transfer energy over long distances through electric grid. This book discusses different power generation and distribution systems with an evaluation of some types of existing disturbances and a study of distinct industrial applications such as battery charges.


Fundamentals of electric power engineering

Recommending faculty: Dr. Jordan Rel Orillaza (EEE)

Authors Isaak D. Mayergoyz, Patrick McAvoy
Place of Publication New Jersey
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher World Scientific

Electric power engineering has always been an integral part of electrical engineering education. Providing a unique alternative to existing books on the market, this text presents a concise and rigorous exposition of the main fundamentals of electric power engineering. Contained in a single volume, the materials can be used to teach three separate courses — electrical machines, power systems and power electronics, which are in the mainstream of the electrical engineering curriculum of most universities worldwide. The book also highlights an in-depth review of electric and magnetic circuit theory with emphasis on the topics which are most relevant to electric power engineering.

Readership: Professionals, academics, researchers, undergraduate and graduate students in electrical and electronic engineering, mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, industrial engineering and systems engineering.


Foundation engineering for expansive soils

Recommending faculty: Prof. Lestelle V. Torio (CE 262)

Authors John D. Nelson [and three others]
Place of Publication Hoboken, New Jersey
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Your guide to the design and construction of foundations on expansive soils

Foundation Engineering for Expansive Soils fills a significant gap in the current literature by presenting coverage of the design and construction of foundations for expansive soils. Written by an expert author team with nearly 70 years of combined industry experience, this important new work is the only modern guide to the subject, describing proven methods for identifying and analyzing expansive soils and developing foundation designs appropriate for specific locations.

Expansive soils are found worldwide and are the leading cause of damage to structural roads. The primary problem that arises with regard to expansive soils is that deformations are significantly greater than in non-expansive soils and the size and direction of the deformations are difficult to predict. Now, Foundation Engineering for Expansive Soils gives engineers and contractors coverage of this subject from a design perspective, rather than a theoretical one. Plus, they’ll have access to case studies covering the design and construction of foundations on expansive salts from both commercial and residential projects.

  • Provides a succinct introduction to the basics of expansive soils and their threats
  • Includes information on both shallow and deep foundation design
  • Profiles soil remediation techniques, backed-up with numerous case studies
  • Covers the most commonly used laboratory tests and site investigation techniques used for establishing the physical properties of expansive soils

If you’re a practicing civil engineer, geotechnical engineer or contractor, geologist, structural engineer, or an upper-level undergraduate or graduate student of one of these disciplines, Foundation Engineering for Expansive Soils is a must-have addition to your library of resources.


Rock engineering, Second edition

Recommending faculty: Prof. Lestelle V. Torio (CE 264)

Authors Arild Palmström and Håkan Stille
Place of Publication London
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher ICE Publishing

The first book to focus on risk and uncertainty in ground conditions, Rock Engineering explains the geological principles and concepts required for successful geotechnical design and engineering of underground excavations. The book sets out the principles and techniques required in geology and rock engineering, including details on the evaluation of uncertainties in the geological and ground conditions, to support good practice in the design and engineering of underground projects. New to this edition: Updated throughout in line with new research results and new examples New aspects on swelling rock (rock geology) and a more detailed description of testing swelling rock New section on engineering geological field registrations with forecast on conditions in tunnel New sections on production capacity for drill and blast and for TBM”


Risk and reliability in geotechnical engineering

Recommending faculty: Prof. Lestelle V. Torio (CE 260)

Editors Arild Palmström and Håkan Stille
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher CRC Press

Establishes Geotechnical Reliability as Fundamentally Distinct from Structural Reliability

Reliability-based design is relatively well established in structural design. Its use is less mature in geotechnical design, but there is a steady progression towards reliability-based design as seen in the inclusion of a new Annex D on “Reliability of Geotechnical Structures” in the third edition of ISO 2394. Reliability-based design can be viewed as a simplified form of risk-based design where different consequences of failure are implicitly covered by the adoption of different target reliability indices. Explicit risk management methodologies are required for large geotechnical systems where soil and loading conditions are too varied to be conveniently slotted into a few reliability classes (typically three) and an associated simple discrete tier of target reliability indices.

Provides Realistic Practical Guidance

Risk and Reliability in Geotechnical Engineering makes these reliability and risk methodologies more accessible to practitioners and researchers by presenting soil statistics which are necessary inputs, by explaining how calculations can be carried out using simple tools, and by presenting illustrative or actual examples showcasing the benefits and limitations of these methodologies.

With contributions from a broad international group of authors, this text:

  • Presents probabilistic models suited for soil parameters
  • Provides easy-to-use Excel-based methods for reliability analysis
  • Connects reliability analysis to design codes (including LRFD and Eurocode 7)
  • Maximizes value of information using Bayesian updating
  • Contains efficient reliability analysis methods

Accessible To a Wide Audience

Risk and Reliability in Geotechnical Engineering presents all the “need-to-know” information for a non-specialist to calculate and interpret the reliability index and risk of geotechnical structures in a realistic and robust way. It suits engineers, researchers, and students who are interested in the practical outcomes of reliability and risk analyses without going into the intricacies of the underlying mathematical theories.


A conceptual guide to thermodynamics

Recommending faculty: Prof. Jhud Mikhail Aberilla (ChE 122)

Author Bill Poirier
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex
Date of Publication 2014
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

Thermodynamics is the science that describes the behavior of matter at the macroscopic scale, and how this arises from individual molecules. As such, it is a subject of profound practical and fundamental importance to many science and engineering fields. Despite extremely varied applications ranging from nanomotors to cosmology, the core concepts of thermodynamics such as equilibrium and entropy are the same across all disciplines.

A Conceptual Guide to Thermodynamics serves as a concise, conceptual and practical supplement to the major thermodynamics textbooks used in various fields. Presenting clear explanations of the core concepts, the book aims to improve fundamental understanding of the material, as well as homework and exam performance.

Distinctive features include:

  • Terminology and Notation Key: A universal translator that addresses the myriad of conventions, terminologies, and notations found across the major thermodynamics texts.
  • Content Maps: Specific references to each major thermodynamic text by section and page number for each new concept that is introduced.
  • Helpful Hints and Don’t Try Its: Numerous useful tips for solving problems, as well as warnings of common student pitfalls.
  • Unique Explanations: Conceptually clear, mathematically fairly simple, yet also sufficiently precise and rigorous.

A more extensive set of reference materials, including older and newer editions of the major textbooks, as well as a number of less commonly used titles, is available online at http://www.conceptualthermo.com.
Undergraduate and graduate students of chemistry, physics, engineering, geosciences and biological sciences will benefit from this book, as will students preparing for graduate school entrance exams and MCATs.


An introduction to probability and statistical inference, Second edition

Recommending faculty: Prof. John Michael Constantino (CE 21)

Author George G. Roussas
Place of Publication London, UK
Date of Publication 2015
Publisher Academic Press

Probability models, statistical methods, and the information to be gained from them is vital for work in business, engineering, sciences (including social and behavioral), and other fields. Data must be properly collected, analyzed and interpreted in order for the results to be used with confidence.

Award-winning author George Roussas introduces readers with no prior knowledge in probability or statistics to a thinking process to guide them toward the best solution to a posed question or situation. An Introduction to Probability and Statistical Inference provides a plethora of examples for each topic discussed, giving the reader more experience in applying statistical methods to different situations.

  • Content, examples, an enhanced number of exercises, and graphical illustrations where appropriate to motivate the reader and demonstrate the applicability of probability and statistical inference in a great variety of human activities
  • Reorganized material in the statistical portion of the book to ensure continuity and enhance understanding
  • A relatively rigorous, yet accessible and always within the prescribed prerequisites, mathematical discussion of probability theory and statistical inference important to students in a broad variety of disciplines
  • Relevant proofs where appropriate in each section, followed by exercises with useful clues to their solutions
  • Brief answers to even-numbered exercises at the back of the book and detailed solutions to all exercises available to instructors in an Answers Manual

Power integrity : measuring, optimizing, and troubleshooting power related parameters in electronics systems

Recommending faculty: Dr. Jordan Rel Orillaza (EEE)

Author Steven M. Sandler
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher McGraw-Hill Education

PROVEN TECHNIQUES FOR GENERATING HIGH-FIDELITY MEASUREMENTS

Power Integrity: Measuring, Optimizing, and Troubleshooting Power Related Parameters in Electronics Systems provides field-tested techniques for producing high-fidelity measurements using the appropriate equipment. The book thoroughly discusses measurement guidelines, test instrument selection and use, connecting the equipment to the device being tested, and interpreting the acquired data. The latest electronics technologies and their impact on measurement are discussed. Detailed photographs, screenshots, schematics, and equations are included throughout this practical guide.

Learn how to accurately measure:

  • Impedance
  • Stability
  • Power supply rejection ratio (PSRR)
  • Reverse transfer and crosstalk
  • Step load response
  • Ripple and noise
  • Edges
  • High-frequency impedance

Electricity pricing : regulated, deregulated and smart grid systems

Recommending faculty: Dr. Jordan Rel Orillaza (EEE)

Authors Sawan Sen, Samarjit Sengupta, Abhijit Chakrabarti
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher CRC Press

Electricity Pricing: Regulated, Deregulated and Smart Grid Systems presents proven methods for supplying uninterrupted, high-quality electrical power at a reasonable price to the consumer. Illustrating the evolution of the power market from a monopoly to an open access system, this essential text:

  • Covers voltage stability analysis of longitudinal power supply systems using an artificial neural network (ANN)
  • Explains how to improve performance using flexible alternating current transmission systems (FACTS) and high-voltage direct current (HVDC)
  • Takes into account operating constraints as well as generation cost, line overload, and congestion for expected and inadvertent loading stress
  • Goes beyond FACTS and HVDC to provide multi-objective optimization algorithms for the deregulated power market
  • Proposes the use of stochastic optimization techniques in the smart grid, preparing the reader for future development

Electricity Pricing: Regulated, Deregulated and Smart Grid Systems offers practical solutions for improving stability, reliability, and efficiency in real-time systems while optimizing electricity cost.


Process modelling and simulation in chemical, biochemical and environmental engineering

Recommending faculty: Prof. Jhud Mikhail Aberilla (ChE 141/143)

Author Ashok Kumar Verma
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher CRC Press

The use of simulation plays a vital part in developing an integrated approach to process design. By helping save time and money before the actual trial of a concept, this practice can assist with troubleshooting, design, control, revamping, and more. Process Modelling and Simulation in Chemical, Biochemical and Environmental Engineering explores effective modeling and simulation approaches for solving equations. Using a systematic treatment of model development and simulation studies for chemical, biochemical, and environmental processes, this book explains the simplification of a complicated process at various levels with the help of a “model sketch.”

It introduces several types of models, examines how they are developed, and provides examples from a wide range of applications. This includes the simple models based on simple laws such as Fick’s law, models that consist of generalized equations such as equations of motion, discrete-event models and stochastic models (which consider at least one variable as a discrete variable), and models based on population balance.

Divided into 11 chapters, this book:

  • Presents a systematic approach of model development in view of the simulation need
  • Includes modeling techniques to model hydrodynamics, mass and heat transfer, and reactors for single as well as multi-phase systems
  • Provides stochastic and population balance models
  • Covers the application and development of artificial neural network models and hybrid ANN models
  • Highlights gradients based techniques as well as statistical techniques for model validation and sensitivity analysis
  • Contains examples on development of analytical, stochastic, numerical, and ANN-based models and simulation studies using them
  • Illustrates modeling concepts with a wide spectrum of classical as well as recent research paper

Process Modelling and Simulation in Chemical, Biochemical and Environmental Engineering includes recent trends in modeling and simulation, e.g. artificial neural network (ANN)-based models, and hybrid models. It contains a chapter on flowsheeting and batch processes using commercial/open source software for simulation.


Rock fall engineering

Recommending faculty: Prof. John Michael Constantino (CE 190/199)

Author Duncan C. Wyllie
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher CRC Press

Rock falls can be a public safety issue. This book provides comprehensive information on identification of these hazards, and design and construction of protection methods.

Rock Fall Engineering describes first, the theoretical background to rock fall behavior in terms of the impact and trajectory phases of rock falls, and second, how this information is applied to modeling of rock falls and the design of ditches, fences and sheds. The theory of rock fall behavior is verified by comparing the calculations with five carefully documented case studies.

The book covers four main topics as follows:

  • Describes causes of rock falls, including geology, climate and topography, and provides detailed documentation on rock fall impacts and trajectories at five sites with a wide variety of topographic and geologic features
  • Discusses theory of impact mechanics, and its application to velocity and energy changes during impacts and trajectories
  • Reviews methods of modeling rock fall events, and presents analyses for the five case studies
  • Examines rock fall protection in terms of selecting appropriate method(s) for site conditions, and design principles in which the objective is to absorb impact energy in an efficient manner

This book, which contains many worked examples, is of interest to practitioners and researchers working in the fields of geological engineering and natural hazards.

Duncan C. Wyllie is a principal with Wyllie & Norrish Rock Engineers in Vancouver, Canada, and a registered professional engineer in British Columbia. He has worked on rock fall hazard projects involving the design and construction protection measures since the 1970s. He is the author of Foundations on Rock, Second Edition, and Rock Slope Engineering, Fourth Edition, both published by CRC Press.


Handbook of fire and explosion protection engineering principles, Edition 3

Recommending faculty: Prof. Jhud Mikhail Aberilla (ChE 142/197)

Author Dennis P. Nolan
Place of Publication Amsterdam
Date of Publication 2014
Publisher William Andrew/Elsevier

Written by an engineer for engineers, this book is both training manual and on-going reference, bringing together all the different facets of the complex processes that must be in place to minimize the risk to people, plant and the environment from fires, explosions, vapour releases and oil spills. Fully compliant with international regulatory requirements, relatively compact but comprehensive in its coverage, engineers, safety professionals and concerned company management will buy this book to capitalize on the author’s life-long expertise. This is the only book focusing specifically on oil and gas and related chemical facilities.

This new edition includes updates on management practices, lessons learned from recent incidents, and new material on chemical processes, hazards and risk reviews (e.g. CHAZOP). Latest technology on fireproofing, fire and gas detection systems and applications is also covered.

An introductory chapter on the philosophy of protection principles along with fundamental background material on the properties of the chemicals concerned and their behaviours under industrial conditions, combined with a detailed section on modern risk analysis techniques makes this book essential reading for students and professionals following Industrial Safety, Chemical Process Safety and Fire Protection Engineering courses.

  • A practical, results-oriented manual for practicing engineers, bringing protection principles and chemistry together with modern risk analysis techniques
  • Specific focus on oil and gas and related chemical facilities, making it comprehensive and compact
  • Includes the latest best practice guidance, as well as lessons learned from recent incidents

Open-ended problems : a future chemical engineering education approach

Recommending faculty: Prof. Jhud Mikhail Aberilla (Gen. Chem.)

Authors J. Patrick Abulencia and Louis Theodore
Place of Publication Salem, Massachusetts/Hoboken, New Jersey
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher Scrivener Publishing/Wiley

This is a unique book with nearly 1000 problems and 50 case studies on open-ended problems in every key topic in chemical engineering that helps to better prepare chemical engineers for the future. The term “open-ended problem” basically describes an approach to the solution of a problem and/or situation for which there is not a unique solution. The Introduction to the general subject of open-ended problems is followed by 22 chapters, each of which addresses a traditional chemical engineering or chemical engineering-related topic. Each of these chapters contain a brief overview of the subject matter of concern, e.g., thermodynamics, which is followed by sample open-ended problems that have been solved (by the authors) employing one of the many possible approaches to the solutions. This is then followed by approximately 40-45 open-ended problems with no solutions (although many of the authors’ solutions are available for those who adopt the book for classroom or training purposes). A reference section is included with the chapter’s contents. Term projects, comprised of 12 additional chapter topics, complement the presentation.

This book provides academic, industrial, and research personnel with the material that covers the principles and applications of open-ended chemical engineering problems in a thorough and clear manner. Upon completion of the text, the reader should have acquired not only a working knowledge of the principles of chemical engineering, but also (and more importantly) experience in solving open-ended problems.

What many educators have learned is that the applications and implications of open-ended problems are not only changing professions, but also are moving so fast that many have not yet grasped their tremendous impact. The book drives home that the open-ended approach will revolutionize the way chemical engineers will need to operate in the future.


Physical chemistry, Second edition

Recommending faculty: Prof. Astrid Ayla Liberato (MatE 10/101/103)

Authors David W. Ball with contributions by Tomas Baer
Place of Publication Stamford, CT
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher Wadsworth Cengage Learning

With its easy-to-read approach and focus on core topics, PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY, 2e provides a concise, yet thorough examination of calculus-based physical chemistry. The Second Edition, designed as a learning tool for students who want to learn physical chemistry in a functional and relevant way, follows a traditional organization and now features an increased focus on thermochemistry, as well as new problems, new two-column examples, and a dynamic new four-color design. Written by a dedicated chemical educator and researcher, the text also includes a review of calculus applications as applied to physical chemistry.


Industrial scale natural products extraction

Recommending faculty: Prof. Jhud Mikhail Aberilla (ChE 141/171)

Editors Hans-Jörg Bart and Stephan Pilz
Place of Publication Weinheim, Germany
Date of Publication [2011]
Publisher Wiley-VCH Verlag & Co.

Covering the latest technologies in process engineering, this handbook and ready reference features high pressure processing, alternative solvents and processes, extraction technologies and biotransformations — describing greener, more efficient and sustainable techniques. The result is an expert account of engineering details from lab-scale experiments to large-scale industrial design.
The major focus is on the engineering aspects of extraction with organic and supercritical solvents, ionic liquids or surfactant solutions, and is supplemented by aspects of both up- and downstream processing, biotransformation, as well as a survey of typical products in food, pharmaceutical and cosmetic applications. This is rounded off by market developments, economic considerations and regulations requirements in the field.
Authored by experts from leading industrial and academic institutions, this is essential reading for the hands-on scientist and office manager alike.


Androids : build your own lifelike robots

Recommending faculty: Prof. Roy Vincent Canseco (CS 191/192/198/199)

Authors Bryan Bergeron, Thomas B. Talbot
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher McGraw-Hill Education

Create the next generation of AUTONOMOUS ANDROIDS!

Construct self-governing ‘droids that display physiologically correct behaviors. Co-written by experts in the fields of robotics, artificial intelligence, and medicine, Androids: Build Your Own Lifelike Robots features low-cost DIY projects that translate human physiology into cybernetics. Teach your creations to maneuver with an arsenal of behaviors, respond to stimuli, talk, and listen. This practical, inventive guide even shows how to realistically simulate emotion and aging in your robots.

  • Understand cybernetic and robotics principles
  • Work with programmable microcontrollers
  • Choose and wire sensors, actuators, and servos
  • Program dazzling reflex arcs and behavior loops
  • Enable your automatons to speak and hear
  • Build beating hearts and limbs with flowing veins
  • Create breathing patterns that respond to triggers
  • Mimic humanoid feelings and facial expressions
  • Use prototyping kits and testing devices

The economics of electricity markets

Recommending faculty: Dr. Michael Angelo Pedrasa (EEE)

Authors Darryl Biggar, Mohammad Reza Hesamzadeh
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Date of Publication 2014
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Ltd

Bridges the knowledge gap between engineering and economics in a complex and evolving deregulated electricity industry, enabling readers to understand, operate, plan and design a modern power system

With an accessible and progressive style written in straight-forward language, this book covers everything an engineer or economist needs to know to understand, operate within, plan and design an effective liberalized electricity industry, thus serving as both a useful teaching text and a valuable reference. The book focuses on principles and theory which are independent of any one market design. It outlines where the theory is not implemented in practice, perhaps due to other over-riding concerns. The book covers the basic modelling of electricity markets, including the impact of uncertainty (an integral part of generation investment decisions and transmission cost-benefit analysis). It draws out the parallels to the Nordpool market (an important point of reference for Europe). Written from the perspective of the policy-maker, the first part provides the introductory background knowledge required. This includes an understanding of basic economics concepts such as supply and demand, monopoly, market power and marginal cost. The second part of the book asks how a set of generation, load, and transmission resources should be efficiently operated, and the third part focuses on the generation investment decision. Part 4 addresses the question of the management of risk and Part 5 discusses the question of market power. Any power system must be operated at all times in a manner which can accommodate the next potential contingency. This demands responses by generators and loads on a very short timeframe. Part 6 of the book addresses the question of dispatch in the very short run, introducing the distinction between preventive and corrective actions and why preventive actions are sometimes required. The seventh part deals with pricing issues that arise under a regionally-priced market, such as the Australian NEM. This section introduces the notion of regions and interconnectors and how to formulate constraints for the correct pricing outcomes (the issue of “constraint orientation”). Part 8 addresses the fundamental and difficult issue of efficient transmission investment, and finally Part 9 covers issues that arise in the retail market.

  • Bridges the gap between engineering and economics in electricity, covering both the economics and engineering knowledge needed to accurately understand, plan and develop the electricity market
  • Comprehensive coverage of all the key topics in the economics of electricity markets
  • Covers the latest research and policy issues as well as description of the fundamental concepts and principles that can be applied across all markets globally
  • Numerous worked examples and end-of-chapter problems
  • Companion website holding solutions to problems set out in the book, also the relevant simulation (GAMS) codes

Research design and methods : a process approach, Ninth edition

Recommending faculty: Prof. Astrid Ayla Liberato (MatE 190/198, MetE 198, EM 198)

Authors Kenneth S. Bordens, Bruce B. Abbott
Place of Publication New York, NY
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher McGraw-Hill Education

This, the Ninth edition of Research Design and Methods: A Process Approach, retains the general theme that characterized prior editions.  As before, we take students through the research process, from getting and developing a research idea, to designing and conducting a study, through analyzing and reporting data.   Our goals continue to be to present students with information on the research process is presented in a lively and engaging way and to highlight the numerous decisions they must make when designing and conducting successful research.  We also continue to stress how their early decisions in the process affect how data are collected, analyzed, and interpreted later in the research process.  Additionally, we have continued the emphasis on the importance of ethical conduct, both in the treatment of research and reporting research results.

In this edition we have retained the organization of topics, retaining the basic process approach.  We have updated material in a number of chapters and updated many of the example s of research presented throughout the book.


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