Jun 28

REGULAR CIRCULATION  BOOKS


Fire safety and risk management revision guide : for the NEBOSH National Fire Certificate

Recommending faculty: Prof. Noriza Tibon, (ICE)

Authors Jonathan Backhouse and Ed Ferrett
Place of Publication Abingdon, Oxon
Date of Publication 2017
Publisher Routledge

The Fire Safety and Risk Management Revision Guide: for the NEBOSH Fire Certificate is the perfect revision aid for students preparing to take their NEBOSH National Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management. As well as being a handy companion volume to the Fire Protection Association textbook Fire Safety and Risk Management: for the NEBOSH National Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management, it will also serve as a useful aide-mémoire for those in fire safety roles. The book:

  • provides practical revision guidance and strategies for students;
  • highlights the key information for each learning outcome of the current NEBOSH syllabus;
  • gives students opportunities to test their knowledge based on NEBOSH-style questions and additional exercises;
  • provides details of publically available guidance documents that students will be able to refer to.

The revision guide is fully aligned to the current NEBOSH syllabus, providing complete coverage in bite-sized chunks, helping students to learn and memorise the most important topics. Throughout the book, the guide refers back to the Fire Safety and Risk Management textbook, helping students to consolidate their learning.


Microsoft Visual Basic 2017 : for Windows, web, and database applications : comprehensive

Recommending faculty: Dr. Francis George Cabarle, (CoE 13)

Author Corinne Hoisington
Place of Publication Boston, USA
Date of Publication [2018]
Publisher Cengage Learning

Now readers can prepare for the number one job in today’s tech sector — app development — as they learn the essentials of Microsoft Visual Basic. The step-by-step, visual approach and professional programming opportunities in MICROSOFT VISUAL BASIC 2017 FOR WINDOWS APPLICATIONS: INTRODUCTORY lay the initial groundwork for a successful degree or career in IT programming. Users gain a fundamental understanding of Windows programming for 2017. This edition’s innovative approach blends visual demonstrations of professional-quality programs with in-depth discussions of today’s most effective programming concepts and techniques. Numerous real programming assignments in each chapter let readers practice what they’ve learned as this edition equips users to program independently at their best.


Design analysis in rock mechanics, 3rd edition

Recommending faculty: Prof. Juan Fidel Calaywan, (EM 146, CE 261/268)

Author William G. Pariseau
Place of Publication London, UK
Date of Publication [2017]
Publisher CRC Press/Taylor & Francis

This comprehensive introduction to rock mechanics treats the basics of rock mechanics in a clear and straightforward manner and discusses important design problems in terms of the mechanics of materials. This extended third edition includes an additional chapter on Foundations on Jointed Rock.

Developed for a complete class in rock engineering, this volume uniquely combines the design of surface and underground rock excavations and addresses:

  •  rock slope stability in surface excavations, from planar block and wedge slides to rotational and toppling failures
  •  shaft and tunnel stability, ranging from naturally-supported openings to analysis and design of artificial support and reinforcement systems
  •  entries and pillars in stratified ground
  • three-dimensional caverns, with emphasis on cable bolting and backfill
  • geometry and forces of chimney caving, combination support and trough subsidence
  • rock bursts and bumps in underground excavations, with focus on dynamic phenomena and on fast and sometimes catastrophic failures.

The numerous exercises and examples familiarize the reader with solving basic practical problems in rock mechanics through various design analysis techniques and their applications. Supporting the main text, appendices provide supplementary information about rock, joint, and composite properties, rock mass classification schemes, useful formulas, and an extensive literature list. The large selection of problems at the end of each chapter can be used for home assignment. A solutions manual is available to course instructors.

Explanatory and illustrative in character, this volume is suited for courses in rock mechanics, rock engineering and geological engineering design for undergraduate and first year graduate students in mining, civil engineering and applied earth sciences. Moreover, it will form a good introduction to the subject of rock mechanics for earth scientists and engineers from other disciplines.


Introduction to energy technologies for efficient power generation

Recommending faculty: Dr. Jordan Rel Orillaza, (EE 157, EE 197/198, ME 63)

Author Alexander V. Dimitrov
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication [2017]
Publisher CRC Press/Taylor & Francis Group

This book is intended to serve as a guide for discovering pathways to more efficient energy use. The first part of the book illustrates basic laws of energy conversion and principles of thermodynamics. Laws of energy conservation and direction of energy conversion are formulated in detail, and the types of thermodynamic processes are explained. Also included is the characterization of various types of real energy conversion. The second part of the book discusses types of energy conversion referred to as thermal-energy technologies. The advantages of the co-generation processes and devices operating within the Brayton direct cycle and their adaptively to household energetics are underlined.


Introduction to computing and programming in Python : a multimedia approach, Fourth edition, Global edition

Recommending faculty: Dr. Jordan Rel Orillaza, (CS 11, CS 120)

Authors Mark Guzdial and Barbara Ericson
Place of Publication England
Date of Publication 2016
Publisher Pearson Education Limited

Social Computing and Programming with Python

Introduction to Computing and Programming in Python is a uniquely researched and up-to-date volume that is widely recognized for its successful introduction to the subject of Media Computation. Emphasizing creativity, classroom interaction, and in-class programming examples, Introduction to Computing and Programming in Python takes a bold and unique approach to computation that engages students and applies the subject matter to the relevancy of digital media. The Fourth Edition teaches students to program in an effort to communicate via social computing outlets, providing a unique approach that serves the interests of a broad range of students.


Materials for civil and construction engineers, Fourth edition in SI units

Recommending faculty: Prof. Lestelle V. Torio-Kaimo, (MatE 197)

Authors Michael S. Mamlouk, John P. Zaniewski
Place of Publication England
Date of Publication 2018
Publisher Pearson Education Limited

Materials for Civil and Construction Engineers helps readers understand and select the materials involved in supporting the infrastructure needs of society–from buildings, to water and treatment distribution systems, to dams, highways, and airport pavements. By gaining a deep understanding of material behavior and the material selection process, readers can begin to understand how to create and maintain civil and construction engineering systems crucial to society.

The primary focus of the updates presented in this fourth edition was on the sustainability of materials used in civil and construction engineering. The information on sustainability was updated and expanded to include the most recent information. In addition, sections were added describing the sustainability considerations of each material. The problem set for each chapter was updated and increased to provide some fresh exercises. References were updated and increased in all chapters to provide students with additional reading on current issues related to different materials.


Transport planning & traffic safety : making cities, roads, & vehicles safer

Recommending faculty: Prof. Lestelle V. Torio-Kaimo, (CE 46/47, CE 93, CE 141/142/143)

Editors Geetam Tiwari, Dinesh Mohan
Place of Publication Boca Raton
Date of Publication 2016
Publisher CRC Press

In recognition of the importance of road safety as a major health issue, the World Health Organization has declared 2011-2021 the Decade of Safety Action. Several countries in Europe, North America, and Asia have been successful in reducing fatalities and injuries due to road traffic crashes. However, many low-income countries continue to experience high rates of traffic fatalities and injuries.

Transport Planning and Traffic Safety: Making Cities, Roads, and Vehicles Safer offers a source book for road safety training courses as well as an introductory textbook for graduate-level courses on road safety taught in engineering institutes. It brings together the international experiences and lessons learned from countries which have been successful in reducing traffic crashes and their applicability in low-income countries. The content is based on lectures delivered during an international course on transportation planning and traffic safety, sponsored annually by the Transportation Research and Injury Prevention Programme (TRIPP) at the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.

The book is interdisciplinary and aimed at professionals―traffic and road engineers, vehicle designers, law enforcers, and transport planners. The authors examine trends in performance of OECD countries and highlight the public health and systems approach of traffic safety with the vulnerable road user in focus. Topics include land use (transportation planning, mobility, and safety), safety education and legislation, accident analysis, road safety research, human tolerance to injury, vehicle design, safety in construction zones, safety in urban areas, traffic calming, public transportation, safety laws and policies, and pre-hospital care of the injured.


C++ : how to program, Tenth edition

Recommending faculty: Dr. Francis George Cabarle, (CS 11, CS 150)

Authors Paul Deitel, Harvey Deitel
Place of Publication Washington
Date of Publication [2017]
Publisher U.S. Government Printing Office

C++ How to Program presents leading-edge computing technologies in a friendly manner appropriate for introductory college course sequences, based on the curriculum recommendations of two key professional organizations–the ACM and the IEEE.

The best-selling C++ How to Program is accessible to readers with little or no programming experience, yet comprehensive enough for the professional programmer. The Deitels’ signature live-code approach presents the concepts in the context of full working programs followed by sample executions. The early objects approach gets readers thinking about objects immediately–allowing them to more thoroughly master the concepts. Emphasis is placed on achieving program clarity and building well-engineered software. Interesting, entertaining, and challenging exercises encourage students to make a difference and use computers and the Internet to work on problems. To keep readers up-to-date with leading-edge computing technologies, the Tenth Edition conforms to the C++11 standard and the new C++14 standard.


Computer networking : a top-down approach, Seventh edition, Global edition

Recommending faculty: Prof. Michael Bayona EEE, (CoE 151, ECE 151, EE 275)

Authors James F. Kurose, Keith W. Ross
Place of Publication England
Date of Publication [2017]
Publisher Pearson Education Limited

Unique among computer networking texts, the Seventh Edition of the popular Computer Networking: A Top Down Approach builds on the author’s long tradition of teaching this complex subject through a layered approach in a “top-down manner.” The text works its way from the application layer down toward the physical layer, motivating students by exposing them to important concepts early in their study of networking. Focusing on the Internet and the fundamentally important issues of networking, this text provides an excellent foundation for students in computer science and electrical engineering, without requiring extensive knowledge of programming or mathematics. The Seventh Edition has been updated to reflect the most important and exciting recent advances in networking.


Reinforced concrete : mechanics and design, Seventh edition, Global edition

Recommending faculty: Prof. Lestelle V. Torio-Kaimo, (CE 157)

Author James K. Wight
Place of Publication England
Date of Publication [2016]
Publisher Pearson Education Limited

Reinforced Concrete: Mechanics and Design uses the theory of reinforced concrete design to teach students the basic scientific and artistic principles of civil engineering. The text takes a topic often introduced at the advanced level and makes it accessible to all audiences by building a foundation with core engineering concepts. The Seventh Edition is up-to-date with the latest Building Code for Structural Concrete, giving students access to accurate information that can be applied outside of the classroom.

Students are able to apply complicated engineering concepts to real world scenarios with in-text examples and practice problems in each chapter. With explanatory features throughout, the Seventh Edition makes the reinforced concrete design a theory all engineers can learn from.


Micro and nano energy harvesting technologies

Recommending faculty: Dr. Jordan Rel Orillaza, (EE 157, EE 197)

Authors Bin Yang [and three others]
Place of Publication Boston
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher Artech House

This is a valuable reference for all those faced with the challenging problems created by the ever-increasing interest in MEMS and nanotechnology-based energy harvesters and their applications.


Jun 27

RESERVE BOOKS


Design and construction of berm breakwaters

Recommending faculty: Dr. Eric C. Cruz, (CE 111, CE 113, CE 270, Ce 273)

Authors Jentsje van der Meer, Sigurdur Sigurdarson
Place of Publication New Jersey
Date of Publication [2017]
Publisher World Scientific

Do you want to harness the power of science, technology, and innovation to change the world? Do you want to channel your passion and education to pursue a life-long career improving the human condition?

Modern design of berm breakwaters began about thirty years ago. However, to date, there has been a lack of a well-established, formal design methodology on berm breakwaters. The authors Dr Jentsje van der Meer and Sigurdur Sigurdarson combine over 40 years of collective experience working with breakwaters to put forward a design framework in Design and Construction of Berm Breakwaters; covering the science and design practices of berm breakwater structures. The original design consisted of mass armoured berms that reshaped into statically stable S-shaped slopes. The design was adopted in Iceland and eventually led to a development with more stable structures by using available rock sizes, large rock, and more rock gradings than just “small rock (core)” and “large rock (berm)”. This more stable and only partly reshaping structure is called the Icelandic-type berm breakwater.

Written for researchers and practitioners, the volume consists of chapters on geometrical designs of the berm breakwater cross-section, including berm reshaping and wave overtopping, quarry and project management, as well as blasting and sorting techniques, designs for various wave conditions and available rock classes, and case studies of already constructed berm breakwaters.


International compendium of coastal engineering

Recommending faculty: Dr. Eric C. Cruz, (CE 111, CE 113, CE 270, Ce 273)

Editors by Shinji Sato, Masahiko Isobe
Place of Publication Singapore
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher World Scientific

The aim of this book is to provide a comprehensive overview of Coastal Engineering from basic theory to engineering practice. The authors of this book are worldwide authorities in the field. Each chapter deals with an important topic in the field of coastal engineering. The topics are of recent deep concern all over the world motivated by the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami, 2005 Hurricane Katrina, 2011 Tohoku Earthquake Tsunami and other natural disasters.

For proper coastal zone management, a broad range of knowledge is necessary. This book provides a basic understanding of the theories behind the diverse natural phenomena within the coastal areas, such as waves, tsunamis and sediment transport. The book also introduces various coastal conservation technologies such as coastal structures and beach nourishment. Finally, coastal zone management practices in the USA, Europe, and Japan are introduced.

Each chapter is self-standing and readers can begin from any topic depending on their interest.


Mechanics of solids and structures, Second edition

Recommending faculty: Dr. Jaime Y. Hernandez Jr., (CE 162, CE 265, CE 297)

Author David W. A. Rees
Place of Publication London
Date of Publication [2016]
Publisher Imperial College Press

The fifteen chapters of this book are arranged in a logical progression. The text begins with the more fundamental material on stress and strain transformations with elasticity theory for plane and axially symmetric bodies, followed by a full treatment of the theories of bending and torsion. Coverage of moment distribution, shear flow, struts and energy methods precede a chapter on finite elements. Thereafter, the book presents yield and strength criteria, plasticity, collapse, creep, visco-elasticity, fatigue and fracture mechanics. Appended is material on the properties of areas, matrices and stress concentrations. Each topic is illustrated by worked examples and supported by numerous exercises drawn from the author’s teaching experience and professional institution examinations (CEI).This edition includes new material and an extended exercise section for each of the fifteen chapters, as well as three appendices. The broad text ensures its suitability for undergraduate and postgraduate courses in which the mechanics of solids and structures form a part including: mechanical, aeronautical, civil, design and materials engineering.


50 years of transportation in Singapore : achievements and challenges, Second edition

Recommending faculty: Dr. Jose Regin F. Regidor, (CE 46/47, CE 142/143, CE 240, CE 246, CE 249)

Editor Fwa Tien Fang
Place of Publication New Jersey
Date of Publication [2016]
Publisher World Scientific Publishing

This unique volume presents the achievements of the land, sea and air transport industry of Singapore in the last 50 years after Singapore gained its independence in 1965. It provides a comprehensive overview of Singapore’s progress in transportation from a typical third world system in the 1960s to one that is currently in the top league globally in all aspects of passenger and freight transportation. Singapore’s successes in land transport planning, urban traffic management, and public transport systems provide valuable experience for major cities worldwide. The emergence of the Singapore Port as the most efficient container port in the world is another success story that inspires both established and up-and-coming port operators alike. The ambitious goal of Singapore to develop itself into a maritime knowledge hub of the future is a bold and exciting undertaking catching worldwide attention. In air transport, Singapore is well known for its efficiency as a major regional hub.This book examines in detail the important milestones and background developments that have led to the highly advanced state of transportation systems in the land, sea and air transport of Singapore today. Each chapter is written by professionals who are themselves part of the success stories presented. The chapter authors are specially invited to provide a professional account of the topics of their expertise. The authors have been able to draw on extensive amounts of published and unpublished documents and reports to present a comprehensive picture for the subject of interest in each chapter. As a whole, the book offers a hollistic and informative professional reference book on the major happenings and achievements of Singapore in the transportation sector.


Principles of geotechnical engineering, Ninth edition, SI.

Recommending faculty: Prof. Lestelle V. Torio-Kaimo, (CE 162/163, CE 226, CE 264/266)

Authors Braja M. Das, Khaled Sobhan
Place of Publication Boston, USA
Date of Publication 2018
Publisher Cengage Learning

Gain a solid understanding of soil mechanics and soil properties as Das and Sobhan’s PRINCIPLES OF GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING, SI EDITION, 9E introduces these topics together with coverage of field practices and basic civil engineering procedures. This book provides the important foundation that you need for future studies in your design-oriented courses and in professional practice. This book ensures a practical approach by incorporating a wealth of comprehensive discussions and detailed explanations. PRINCIPLES OF GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING, SI EDITION, 9E provides more figures and worked-out problems than any other book for the course to further ensure your understanding.


Rockbolting : principles and applications

Recommending faculty: Prof. Lestelle V. Torio-Kaimo, (CE 261, CE 268) & Prof. JF Calaywan, (EM 146)

Author Charlie Chunlin Li
Place of Publication Kidlington, Oxford
Date of Publication [2017]
Publisher Butterworth-Heinemann

Rockbolting: Principles and Applications brings current theoretical and practical developments in the most widely used support device for underground rock excavations. Today, one cannot find any rock excavation project that does not use rockbolts for rock support. The worldwide annual assumption of rockbolts is in the billions, with pieces applied to mines, tunnels and other types of geotechnical projects for rock and soil reinforcement. The text is based on over 25 years of experience of the author both as academic and practitioner.

The book introduces the principles and background concepts of rock support, and then offers a comprehensive overview of the mechanics of rockbolting, as well as current rock bolt types such as mechanical, grouted, self-drilling, grouted cables, frictional and yield rockbolts. Installation and performance assessment are covered next including load-displacement curves and energy-absorption capacities.

Two chapters on design and quality control, respectively, cover failure mechanics, the selection process and the connections with other supporting devices. On quality control, the author explains the usual tests and displacement measurements. The final chapter brings current case studies that combine the concepts presented in the whole book. The book is a professional reference for engineers in the mining and geotechnical industries and can be used as research material for academics in rock mechanics and stability studies.

  • Covers the standard and most recent types of rockbolts
  • Includes information on rockbolting in high stress rock
  • Presents case studies that introduce practical applications in several conditions

Transport planning & traffic safety : making cities, roads, & vehicles safer

Recommending faculty: Prof. Lestelle V. Torio-Kaimo, (CE 46/47, CE 93, CE 141/142/143)

Editors Geetam Tiwari, Dinesh Mohan
Place of Publication Boca Raton
Date of Publication 2016
Publisher CRC Press

In recognition of the importance of road safety as a major health issue, the World Health Organization has declared 2011-2021 the Decade of Safety Action. Several countries in Europe, North America, and Asia have been successful in reducing fatalities and injuries due to road traffic crashes. However, many low-income countries continue to experience high rates of traffic fatalities and injuries.

Transport Planning and Traffic Safety: Making Cities, Roads, and Vehicles Safer offers a source book for road safety training courses as well as an introductory textbook for graduate-level courses on road safety taught in engineering institutes. It brings together the international experiences and lessons learned from countries which have been successful in reducing traffic crashes and their applicability in low-income countries. The content is based on lectures delivered during an international course on transportation planning and traffic safety, sponsored annually by the Transportation Research and Injury Prevention Programme (TRIPP) at the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.

The book is interdisciplinary and aimed at professionals―traffic and road engineers, vehicle designers, law enforcers, and transport planners. The authors examine trends in performance of OECD countries and highlight the public health and systems approach of traffic safety with the vulnerable road user in focus. Topics include land use (transportation planning, mobility, and safety), safety education and legislation, accident analysis, road safety research, human tolerance to injury, vehicle design, safety in construction zones, safety in urban areas, traffic calming, public transportation, safety laws and policies, and pre-hospital care of the injured.


C++ : how to program, Tenth edition

Recommending faculty: Dr. Francis George Cabarle, (CS 11, CS 150)

Authors Paul Deitel, Harvey Deitel
Place of Publication Washington
Date of Publication [2017]
Publisher U.S. Government Printing Office

C++ How to Program presents leading-edge computing technologies in a friendly manner appropriate for introductory college course sequences, based on the curriculum recommendations of two key professional organizations–the ACM and the IEEE.

The best-selling C++ How to Program is accessible to readers with little or no programming experience, yet comprehensive enough for the professional programmer. The Deitels’ signature live-code approach presents the concepts in the context of full working programs followed by sample executions. The early objects approach gets readers thinking about objects immediately–allowing them to more thoroughly master the concepts. Emphasis is placed on achieving program clarity and building well-engineered software. Interesting, entertaining, and challenging exercises encourage students to make a difference and use computers and the Internet to work on problems. To keep readers up-to-date with leading-edge computing technologies, the Tenth Edition conforms to the C++11 standard and the new C++14 standard.


Computer networking : a top-down approach, Seventh edition, Global edition

Recommending faculty: Prof. Michael Bayona EEE, (CoE 151, ECE 151, EE 275)

Authors James F. Kurose, Keith W. Ross
Place of Publication England
Date of Publication [2017]
Publisher Pearson Education Limited

Unique among computer networking texts, the Seventh Edition of the popular Computer Networking: A Top Down Approach builds on the author’s long tradition of teaching this complex subject through a layered approach in a “top-down manner.” The text works its way from the application layer down toward the physical layer, motivating students by exposing them to important concepts early in their study of networking. Focusing on the Internet and the fundamentally important issues of networking, this text provides an excellent foundation for students in computer science and electrical engineering, without requiring extensive knowledge of programming or mathematics. The Seventh Edition has been updated to reflect the most important and exciting recent advances in networking.


Reinforced concrete : mechanics and design, Seventh edition, Global edition

Recommending faculty: Prof. Lestelle V. Torio-Kaimo, (CE 157)

Author James K. Wight
Place of Publication England
Date of Publication [2016]
Publisher Pearson Education Limited

Reinforced Concrete: Mechanics and Design uses the theory of reinforced concrete design to teach students the basic scientific and artistic principles of civil engineering. The text takes a topic often introduced at the advanced level and makes it accessible to all audiences by building a foundation with core engineering concepts. The Seventh Edition is up-to-date with the latest Building Code for Structural Concrete, giving students access to accurate information that can be applied outside of the classroom.

Students are able to apply complicated engineering concepts to real world scenarios with in-text examples and practice problems in each chapter. With explanatory features throughout, the Seventh Edition makes the reinforced concrete design a theory all engineers can learn from.


Micro and nano energy harvesting technologies

Recommending faculty: Dr. Jordan Rel Orillaza, (EE 157, EE 197)

Authors Bin Yang [and three others]
Place of Publication Boston
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher Artech House

This is a valuable reference for all those faced with the challenging problems created by the ever-increasing interest in MEMS and nanotechnology-based energy harvesters and their applications.


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.


Aug 18

RESERVE BOOK


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.


CIRCULATION BOOKS


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.


Aug 17

RESERVE BOOK


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.


ROOM-USE ONLY BOOK


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.


CIRCULATION BOOKS


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.


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