Apr 18

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MATLAB programming for engineers, Fifth edition, International edition

Recommending faculty: Dr. Henry Adorna (CS)

Author Stephen J. Chapman
Place of Publication Australia
Date of Publication [2016]
Publisher Cengage Learning

Master the MATLAB technical programming language with MATLAB PROGRAMMING FOR ENGINEERS, 5E! Emphasizing problem-solving skills throughout, this latest edition of Chapman’s successful book shows you how to write clean, efficient, and well-documented programs, while simultaneously introducing you to many of the practical functions of MATLAB.


Introductory concepts in chemical engineering, Second edition

Donated by: Dr. Wilfredo Jose

Author W. I. José
Place of Publication Calauan, Laguna
Date of Publication [2017]
Publisher WIJTECH Publishing House

This textbook is designed for students with only a background (general education) in chemistry, physics, arithmetic, and algebra.  Thus, this book is for anyone who wants a simple background of the chemical engineering discipline (e.g. elementary chemical engineering).

Drawing on 40 years of teaching and professional experience W. I. Jose takes you step-by-step learning the basics of mass and energy balance calculations, stating with a revelation that you have solve some mass problems in high school arithmetic or algebra subjects without any background in chemical engineering.  Principles and relationships are gradually introduced so that the increasing difficulty is not felt at all.  Computer aided solution is discouraged to keep focus on the principles so they are ingrained in the students’ mind.  Although some shortcut solutions are given, they are intended for student’s personal use to sharpen their solving and thinking skills.


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MOS devices for low-voltage and low-energy applications

Recommending faculty: Prof. Joy Madamba, (EE 226)

Authors Yasuhisa Omura, Abhijit Mallik, and Naoto Matsuo
Place of Publication Singapore
Date of Publication 2017
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Singapore Pte. Ltd.

Helps readers understand the physics behind MOS devices for low-voltage and low-energy applications

  • Based on timely published and unpublished work written by expert authors
  • Discusses various promising MOS devices applicable to low-energy environmental and biomedical uses
  • Describes the physical effects (quantum, tunneling) of MOS devices
  • Demonstrates the performance of devices, helping readers to choose right devices applicable to an industrial or consumer environment
  • Addresses some Ge-based devices and other compound-material-based devices for high-frequency applications and future development of high performance devices.

Power management integrated circuits

Recommending faculty: Prof. Joy Madamba, (EE 300)

Editors Mona M. Hella, Patrick Mercier, Krzysztof Iniewski
Place of Publication Boca Raton
Date of Publication [2016]
Publisher Taylor & Francis Group

Power Management Integrated Circuits delivers a modern treatise on mixed-signal integrated circuit design for power management. Comprised of chapters authored by leading researchers from industry and academia, this definitive text:

  • Describes circuit- and architectural-level innovations that meet advanced power and speed capabilities
  • Explores hybrid inductive-capacitive converters for wide-range dynamic voltage scaling
  • Presents innovative control techniques for single inductor dual output (SIDO) and single inductor multiple output (SIMO) converters
  • Discusses cutting-edge design techniques including switching converters for analog/RF loads
  • Compares the use of GaAs pHEMTs to CMOS devices for efficient high-frequency switching converters

Thus, Power Management Integrated Circuits provides comprehensive, state-of-the-art coverage of this exciting and emerging field of engineering.


Advanced solutions in power systems : HVDC, FACTS, and artificial intelligence

Recommending faculty: Dr. Michael Angelo Pedrasa, (EE 151/152/159/250)

Editors Mircea Eremia, Chen-Ching Liu, Abdel-Aty Edris
Place of Publication Hoboken, New Jersey
Date of Publication [2016]
Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Provides insight on both classical means and new trends in the application of power electronic and artificial intelligence techniques in power system operation and control

This book presents advanced solutions for power system controllability improvement, transmission capability enhancement and operation planning. The book is organized into three parts. The first part describes the CSC-HVDC and VSC-HVDC technologies, the second part presents the FACTS devices, and the third part refers to the artificial intelligence techniques. All technologies and tools approached in this book are essential for power system development to comply with the smart grid requirements.

  • Discusses detailed operating principles and diagrams, theory of modeling, control strategies and physical installations around the world of HVDC and FACTS systems
  • Covers a wide range of Artificial Intelligence techniques that are successfully applied for many power system problems, from planning and monitoring to operation and control
  • Each chapter is carefully edited, with drawings and illustrations that helps the reader to easily understand the principles of operation or application

Advanced Solutions in Power Systems: HVDC, FACTS, and Artificial Intelligence is written for graduate students, researchers in transmission and distribution networks, and power system operation. This book also serves as a reference for professional software developers and practicing engineers.


Microgrids and other local area power and energy systems

Recommending faculty: Dr. Michael Angelo Pedrasa (EEE)

Authors Alexis Kwasinski, Wayne Weaver, Robert S. Balog
Place of Publication Cambridge, United Kingdom
Date of Publication 2016
Publisher Cambridge University Press

Describing the formation, integration, planning, composition and operation of microgrids, this book explains how local power systems can address limitations in conventional electric power grids and provides insights into the practical implementation needs and outcomes of microgrid technology. All aspects of microgrid design and applications are covered, including the main technologies involved in microgrids and other local area power and energy systems. The reliability and economic characteristics of microgrid system architecture, energy storage and grid interaction are explored in depth. Over 300 illustrations and real-world application examples make this a fully self-contained resource, ideal for graduate students and professionals in electrical, mechanical and chemical engineering and materials science.


Atmospheric chemistry and physics : from air pollution to climate change, Third edition

Recommending faculty: Dr. Augustus C. Resurreccion (EnE)

Authors John H. Seinfeld, Spyros N. Pandis
Place of Publication Hoboken, New Jersey
Date of Publication [2016]
Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Expanded and updated with new findings and new features

  • New chapter on Global Climate providing a self-contained treatment of climate forcing, feedbacks, and climate sensitivity
  • New chapter on Atmospheric Organic Aerosols and new treatment of the statistical method of Positive Matrix Factorization
  • Updated treatments of physical meteorology, atmospheric nucleation, aerosol-cloud relationships, chemistry of biogenic hydrocarbons
  • Each topic developed from the fundamental science to the point of application to real-world problems
  • New problems at an introductory level to aid in classroom teaching

Web security & commerce

Donated by: Ms. Jenny Lim

Authors Simson Garfinkel with Gene Spafford
Place of Publication Sebastopol, CA
Date of Publication [1997]
Publisher O’Reilly

Attacks on government Web sites, break-ins at Internet service providers, electronic credit card fraud, invasion of personal privacy by merchants as well as hackers–is this what the World Wide Web is really all about? Web Security & Commerce cuts through the hype and the front page stories. It tells you what the real risks are and explains how you can minimize them. Whether you’re a casual (but concerned) Web surfer or a system administrator responsible for the security of a critical Web server, this book will tell you what you need to know. Entertaining as well as illuminating, it looks behind the headlines at the technologies, risks, and benefits of the Web. Whatever browser or server you are using, you and your system will benefit from this book.Topics include:

  • User safety–browser vulnerabilities (with an emphasis on Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer), privacy concerns, issues with Java, JavaScript, ActiveX, and plug-ins.
  • Digital certificates–what they are, how they assure identity in a networked environment, how certification authorities and server certificates work, and what code signing all about.
  • Cryptography–an overview of how encryption works on the Internet and how different algorithms and programs are being used today.
  • Web server security–detailed technical information about SSL (Secure Socket Layer), TLS (Transport Layer Security), host security, server access methods, and secure CGI/API programming.
  • Commerce and society–how digital payments work, what blocking software and censorship technology (e.g., PICS and RSACi) is about, and what civil and criminal issues you need to understand.

Introduction to chemical engineering thermodynamics, 4th ed.

Donated by: Ms. Maria Veron Munar

Authors J. M. Smith, H. C. Van Ness
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication c1987
Publisher McGraw-Hill

The purpose of this text is to provide an introductory treatment of thermodynamics from a chemical-engineering viewpoint.  We have sought present material so that it may be readily understood by the average undergraduate, while at the same time maintaining the standard of rigor demanded by sound thermodynamic analysis.

The justification for a separate text for chemical engineers is no different now than it has been for the past thirty-seven years during which the first three editions have been in print.  The same thermodynamic principles apply regardless of discipline.  However, these abstract principles are more effectively taught when advantage is taken of student commitment to a chosen branch of engineering.  Thus, applications indicating the usefulness of thermodynamics in chemical engineering not only stimulate student interest, but also provide a better understanding of the fundamentals themselves.


Apr 11

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Solving problems that matter (and getting paid for it) : STEM careers in social innovation and global sustainable development

Donated by: Dr. Rizalinda L. de Leon

Editor Khanjan Mehta
Place of Publication State College, PA
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher Khanjan Mehta

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?

Regardless of where you are in your career today, what should be your next step?
Sign up for Peace Corps? Pursue graduate school? Take on a corporate job?
Join a nonprofit? Launch your own social enterprise?
Should you focus on energy, health or food security?
Should you stay in New York or move to Nairobi?
The number of choices is daunting!

Solving Problems That Matter (and Getting Paid for It) stitches together a mosaic of perspectives, experiences, and actionable insights to illuminate the smorgasbord of career pathways in social innovation and global sustainable development.

54 expert briefs penned by leaders from USAID, Peace Corps, MIT, Engineers Without Borders, FHI 360, and other organizations offer practical insights into a myriad of topics such as:

  • How do different kinds of organizations work?
  • How do you find your first impact-focused job?
  • What are the pros and cons of PhD, MBA, MPH and MPA degrees?
  • How do salaries and benefits work when placed in a developing country?

100 STEM innovators from the World Bank, UNICEF, Gates Foundation, Google, and dozens of social ventures, government agencies, nonprofits, academia, and corporations share their career profiles with you. Turn to any page to read an enlightening and inspiring inside story of a social innovator’s role and responsibilities, career trajectory, and lessons learned along the way.

Read Solving Problems That Matter (and Getting Paid for It) to let 165 of today’s most inspiring game-changers help you find your passion, make informed career decisions, and propel you into the exciting world of social innovation and global sustainable development.


Handbook of plant-based biofuels

Editor Ashok Pandey
Place of Publication Boca Raton
Date of Publication [2009]
Publisher CRC Press

Explores Worldwide Trends Involving the Production and Use of Biofuels

With the depletion of oil resources as well as the negative environmental impact of fossil fuels, there is much interest in alternative energy sources. Focusing on some of the most important alternate energy sources for the foreseeable future, the Handbook of Plant-Based Biofuels provides state-of-the-art information on the status of the production of biofuels, in particular, bioethanol and biodiesel.

Introduction to Biofuels

After profiling plant-based biofuels, the book gives an overview of the production of biofuels from biomass materials by thermochemical and biochemical methods. It examines the thermochemical conversion of biomass to liquids and gaseous fuels.

Production of Bioethanol

The handbook then analyzes current biomass-to-ethanol programs, followed by a discussion on ethanol fermentation from molasses and process practices applied for the improvement of ethanol production by ethanologenic microorganisms. It also explains the hydrolysis and fermentation of ethanol from starchy and lignocellulosic biomasses.

Production of Biodiesel

In the final chapters, the contributors discuss current perspectives and the future of biodiesel production. They explore biodiesel production substrates, the lipase-catalyzed preparation of biodiesel, and biodiesel production with supercritical fluid technologies.


Professional Java Server Programming, J2EE ed.

Donated by: Jenny Lim

Authors Subrahmanyam Allamaraju … [et al.]
Place of Publication Birmingham, [England]
Date of Publication c2000
Publisher Wrox Press

Rather than a simple update of the existing Professional Java Server Programming book, the J2EE edition represents an evolution of the content to reflect the changing state of server-side Java development. Whereas the first edition can be seen as an introduction to Java on the server, the new edition is a more tightly integrated vision of how to combine the Java technologies to develop n-tier applications in Java based primarily around J2EE. Since the release of the first edition in the fall of ’99, probably the single most significant change in the Java server-side landscape has been the release of the Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE). Although we covered many of the elements of J2EE in the first edition of the book, many things have changed.

J2EE represents a serious attempt by Sun to make Java not just a viable language, but more importantly a viable platform for enterprise development. This book is about how to use Java for enterprise development, using the J2EE runtime architecture.

Wide range of technologies including: J2EE, RMI, JDBC, JNDI, LDAP, XML, XSLT, Servlets, JSP, EJB, JMS, JavaMail, CORBA, Performance, Scalability, Unit Testing, and Debugging

Benefits and limits of the typical real-world vendor implementations of the J2EE specification

The resulting practical aspects of real-word design using the J2EE technologies


Introduction to fluid mechanics

Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

Authors Y. Nakayama UK editor, R.F. Boucher
Place of Publication London
Date of Publication c1999
Publisher Arnold

Fluid mechanics is often seen as the most difficult core subject encountered by engineering students. The problem stems from the necessity to visualise complex flow patterns and fluid behaviour modelled by high level mathematics. This text overcomes this difficulty by introducing the concepts through everyday examples, before moving on to the more involved mathematics. The various theories of flow have been correlated with real phenomena and, combined with numerous figures and photographs, help the reader place the subject in context. Examples from a broad range of engineering disciplines are included making this textbook suitable for all engineers studying fluid systems as part of their degree.

Introduction to Fluid Mechanics is translated from the best-selling Japanese book by Professor Yasuki Nakayama, and adapted for the international market by Professor Robert Boucher.

  • Introduces the concepts through everyday examples before moving on to the more invoved mathematics
  • Various theories of flow are applied to real phenomena and illustrated with numerous figures and photographs
  • Includes examples from a bread range of engineering disciplines

Finite element computational fluid mechanics

Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

Author A. J. Baker
Place of Publication Singapore
Date of Publication [1985]
Publisher McGraw-Hill Book Company

The finite-element method was originally developed by engineers in the 1950s to analyze large structural systems for aircraft. Aimed at advanced level undergraduates of engineering and fluid mechanics and researchers, engineers and scientists in fluid mechanics, mechanical and chemical engineering, this text derives, develops and applies finite-element solution methodology directly to the differential equation systems governing distinct and practical problem classes in fluid mechanics. It is principally a text on fluid mechanics and the theory of its computational simulation, for those with a basic interest in fluid mechanics.


Groundwater hydraulics

Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

Editors Joseph S. Rosenshein and Gordon D. Bennett
Place of Publication Washington, D.C.
Date of Publication 1984
Publisher American Geophysical Union

Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Water Resources Monograph Series, Volume 9.

John Ferris’s research has covered a broad range of hydrologic problems in groundwater, including pollution, storage, recharge, and pumping of groundwater; drainage design; hydraulics of aquifer systems; saltwater encroachment; and application of geophysics to groundwater development. These contributions have been made as a researcher and teacher of national and international renown during a career that has lasted more than four decades. During these four decades, the methodologies for application of hydraulics to solving groundwater problems have continued to evolve and improve. The development of aquifer test techniques and analytical solutions been coemonplace in the 1950′s, 1960′s, and early 1970′s have increasingly been supplemented by the use of numerical methods and automated parameter estimation techniques.


Estuaries : a physical introduction

Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

Author K. R. Dyer
Place of Publication London
Date of Publication [1973]
Publisher John Wiley & Sons

Estuaries is a comprehensive introductory text emphasizing the physical processes involved in the mixing of sea and river water and the transport of fine sediments within the complex estuarine topographic context. The theoretical and mathematical formulation of these processes are treated at a fairly elementary level, and are used to develop a foundation for more extensive study. The second edition retains the classical approaches to the tidally averaged circulation and mixing conditions but broadens them to consider recent advances in the understanding of processes occurring within the tide. The scope has also been widened to include more detail on the morphology of estuaries and their development, the fluxes of suspended fine sediments, and the generation and maintenance of turbidity maximum. The book provides an excellent introduction for research students in oceanography, environmental science, geography, geology, and water and coastal engineering. It will also be useful as a reference book for those working in water quality, morphological modelling and estuarine environmental management.


Roughness characteristics of natural channels

Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

Author Harry H. Barnes, Jr.
Place of Publication Washington
Date of Publication 1967
Publisher U.S. Government Printing Office

Color photographs and descriptive data are presented for 50 stream channels for which roughness coefficients have been determined. All hydraulic computations involvingflow in open channels require an evaluation of the roughness characteristics of the channel.In the absence of a satisfactory quantitative procedure this evaluation remains chiefly an art. The ability to evaluate roughness coefficients must be developed through experience.


Principles of fluid mechanics

Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

Authors Wen-hsiung Li, Sau-hai Lam
Place of Publication Reading, Massachusetts
Date of Publication [1964]
Publisher Addison-Wesley Pub. Co.

The study of fluid mechanics is basic to many branches of engineering.  The purpose of this book is to present the fundamental  principles of fluid mechanics and their application in a variety of engineering problems.  The book is intended for use as a first course in this subject, probably in the junior year.  The student is expected to have had about two years of college mathematics, including such topics as partial differentiation, multiple integrals, and Taylor’s series.

The book covers a  wide range of topics spanning the interest of aeronautical, chemical, civil, and mechanical engineers.  Each chapter is written in a reasonably self-contained manner, so as to allow the instructor flexibility in organizing his course to suit the needs of his class.  The materials in this book can be able to adequately handle graduate-level courses in fluid mechanics and other related subjects.


Mar 21

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Regional frequency analysis : an approach based on L-moments

Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

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

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


Synthetic streamflows

Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

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

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

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


Elements of geographical hydrology

Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

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

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

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

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


Field hydrology in tropical countries : a practical introduction

Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

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

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


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

Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

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

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


Hydrological drought : processes and estimation methods for streamflow and groundwater

Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson)

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

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

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


Plant design and economics for chemical engineers

Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

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

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

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

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


Feb 27

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Computer science and technology : proceedings of the International Conference (CST2016), Shenzhen, China, 8-10 January 2016

Recommending faculty: Prof. Michael Bayona, (CoE 197, ECE 197, EE 197)

Editor Ning Cai
Place of Publication Singapore
Date of Publication [2017]
Publisher World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd

This proceedings consists of selected papers presented at the International Conference on Computer Science and Technology (CST2016), which was successfully held in Shenzhen, China during January 8-10, 2016.

CST2016 covered a wide range of fundamental studies, technical innovations and industrial applications in 7 areas, namely Computer Systems, Computer Network, Security, Databases and Information Systems, Artificial Intelligence and Multimedia, Theory and Software Engineering and Computer Applications.

CST 2016 aims to provide a forum for researchers, engineers, and students in the area of computer science and technology. It features unique mixed various topics in computer science and technology including big data, system architecture, hardware and applications. CST 2016 attracted more than 300 submissions. Among them, only 142 papers were accepted in to the conference after a stringent peer review process.

Readership: Researchers and academic.


Multi-objective design of antennas using surrogate models

Recommending faculty: Prof. Michael Bayona, (EE 273)

Authors Slawomir Koziel, Adrian Bekasiewicz
Place of Publication London
Date of Publication [2017]
Publisher World Scientific Publishing Europe Ltd.

This book addresses computationally-efficient multi-objective optimization of antenna structures using variable-fidelity electromagnetic simulations, surrogate modeling techniques, and design space reduction methods. Based on contemporary research, it formulates multi-objective design tasks, highlights related challenges in the context of antenna design, and discusses solution approaches. Specific focus is on providing methodologies for handling computationally expensive simulation models of antenna structures in the sense of their multi-objective optimization. Also given is a summary of recent developments in antenna design optimization using variable-fidelity simulation models. Numerous examples of real-world antenna design problems are provided along with discussions and recommendations for the readers interested in applying the considered methods in their design work.

Written with researchers and students in mind, topics covered can also be applied across a broad spectrum of aeronautical, mechanical, electrical, biomedical and civil engineering. It is of particular interest to those dealing with optimization, computationally expensive design tasks and simulation-driven design.

Readership: Researchers and students of aeronautical, mechanical, electrical, biomedical and civil engineering; those dealing with optimization, computationally expensive design tasks and simulation-driven design.


Mathematical methods for the natural and engineering sciences, Second edition

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

Author Ronald E. Mickens
Place of Publication Singapore
Date of Publication [2017]
Publisher World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd.

This second edition provides a broad range of methods and concepts required for the analysis and solution of equations which arise in the modeling of phenomena in the natural, engineering, and applied mathematical sciences. It may be used productively by both undergraduate and graduate students, as well as others who wish to learn, understand, and apply these techniques. Detailed discussions are also given for several topics that are not usually included in standard textbooks at this level of presentation: qualitative methods for differential equations, dimensionalization and scaling, elements of asymptotics, difference equations and several perturbation procedures. Further, this second edition includes several new topics covering functional equations, the Lambert-W function, nonstandard sets of periodic functions, and the method of dominant balance. Each chapter contains a large number of worked examples and provides references to the appropriate books and literature.


Multi-objective optimization : techniques and applications in chemical engineering, Second edition

Recommending faculty: Prof. Charlimagne Montealegre, (ChE 197)

Editor Gade Pandu Rangaiah
Place of Publication Singapore
Date of Publication [2017]
Publisher World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd

Optimization is now essential in the design, planning and operation of chemical and related processes. Although process optimization for multiple objectives was studied in the 1970s and 1980s, it has attracted active research in the last 15 years, spurred by the new and effective techniques for multi-objective optimization (MOO). To capture this renewed interest, this monograph presents recent research in MOO techniques and applications in chemical engineering.Following a brief introduction and review of MOO applications in chemical engineering since 2000, the book presents selected MOO techniques and many chemical engineering applications in detail. In this second edition, several chapters in the first edition have been updated, one chapter is completely revised and three new chapters have been added. One of the new chapters describes three MS Excel programs useful for MOO of application problems. All the chapters will be of interest to researchers in MOO and/or chemical engineering. Several exercises are included at the end of many chapters, for use by both practicing engineers and students.


Mechatronics and automation engineering : proceedings of the International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation Engineering (ICMAE2016), Xiamen, China, 22-24 April 2016

Recommending faculty: Dr. Michael Angelo Pedrasa, (CoE/ECE/EE 197, CoE/ECE/EE 198, EEE 298)

Editor Jianhua Zhang
Place of Publication Singapore
Date of Publication [2017]
Publisher World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte Ltd.

TThe 2016 International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation Engineering (ICMAE2016) have been successfully held in Xiamen, China, on April 22nd – 24th.

The conference received well over more than 200 submissions, however, only 64 articles were selected and recommended to be included in this proceedings, which organized into 4 main areas, namely, Industrial Automation and Control System, Intelligent Mechatronics and Robotics, Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.

The conference provides the opportunity to showcase state of art research and development in Mechatronics and Automation Engineering from researchers and developers from around the world under one roof to compare notes and establish collaborative relationships.

Readership: Researchers, academics, professionals and graduate students in social science.


Sep 5

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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.


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RESERVE BOOK


Electrical wiring : residential, 18th edition

Authors Ray Mullin, Phil Simmons
Place of Publication Stamford, CT
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher Cengage Learning

Delivering the very latest in industry standards and procedures, longtime market leader ELECTRICAL WIRING RESIDENTIAL, 18e continues to provide comprehensive, authoritative coverage that fully implements the 2014 National Electrical Code. The book’s signature three-part organization thoroughly covers Code, Electrical Knowledge, and Applications. Extremely reader friendly, it offers detailed–but not overly technical–explanations as it guides you step by step through the critical tasks and responsibilities that face today’s professional residential electricians in both new construction and existing homes. Vivid Illustrations are fully coordinated with the latest NEC regulations and provide further clarity. In addition, foldout plans at the back of the book give you hands-on practice applying Code requirements.


CIRCULATION BOOKS


Random seas and design of maritime structures, 3rd edition

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

Author Yoshimi Goda
Place of Publication Singapore
Date of Publication [2010]
Publisher World Scientific Publishing

Random waves are the most important constituent of the sea environment, as they make the design of maritime structures quite different from that of structures on land. In this book, the concept of random waves for the design of breakwaters, seawalls, and harbor structures is fully explored for easy comprehension by practicing engineers. Theoretical aspects are also discussed in detail for further studies by graduate students and researchers.


Japan’s beach erosion : reality and future measures

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

Author Takaaki Uda
Place of Publication Singapore
Date of Publication [2010]
Publisher World Scientific Publishing

Beaches in Japan have been eroding since the 1970s as a result of the artificial land alterations. Approximately 3000 fishing ports and 1000 commercial ports have been built nationwide, as well as 2532 large dams being constructed in the upstream basins of large rivers. Due to the port and dam developments, fluvial sand supply has significantly reduced resulting in shoreline recession around the river mouths. Continuous sand supply along the coastline has also been obstructed by the port breakwaters. The formation of wave shelter zone by the port breakwaters induce longshore sand transport, thereby leading to an accretion of large amount of sand in the wave shelter zone and erosion in the surrounding area. Thus, almost all causes of the beach erosion in Japan are due to anthropogenic factors. The exact situation of the beach erosion has never been clear in literatures that are written in Japanese, or in English. Coastal engineers can and should learn from these results, otherwise the same situation and problems, which were induced by excessive coastal development without protection measures and due attention given to nearby coasts, will recur throughout the world.

Textbooks on coastal engineering, that were already published, describe only the theoretical fundamentals of the subject, but lack the practical perspectives and field studies. The book examines many coastal areas as examples, highlighting the various erosion factors which should be avoided elsewhere globally. This book was first published in Japanese in 2004, and was translated into English by the present author.


Liquefaction around marine structures

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

Authors B. Mutlu Sumer
Place of Publication Singapore
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher World Scientific Publishing

This book, whose primary aim is to describe liquefaction processes and their implications for marine structures such as pipelines, sea outfalls, quay walls and caisson breakwaters, discusses the subject of soil liqeufaction in the marine environment.

In addition, the physics of liquefaction (including examples illustrating the catastrophic consequences of soil liquefaction with regard to marine structures) are described, and the mathematical modelling of liqeufaction is treated in detail. Also, carefully selected numerical examples support the discussion of assessing liquefaction potential, and benchmark cases such as buried gas pipelines and their floatation, caisson breakwaters, cover stones and their interaction with liquefied soil along with counter measures are investigated.

Readership: Professionals and researchers in the area of coastal, ocean and marine civil engineering; graduate and post graduate students.


Coastal dynamics

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

Author Willem T. Bakker
Place of Publication Singapore
Date of Publication [2013]
Publisher World Scientific Publishing/td>

Our world is constantly changing, governed by continuity, dynamic interactions and boundary conditions. For many coasts, the common denominators contributing to these changes are sand, waves, tides, salt gradients, and human interaction, all themes that are treated in this valuable textbook.

Confining itself to essentials, the coverage reflects centuries of theoretical and practical knowledge of Dutch coastal engineers. Focussing, where applicable, on linear theory, the book shows how the essentials of local coastal behavior can be reproduced and predicted.

Contents:

   Introduction
   The Dutch Coast: A Coastal Engineering View:

  • Introduction
  • 150 Years of Beach Measurements
  • The Jarkus Measurements (Holland Coast)
  • Sand Transport by Waves and Tides (Uninterrupted Coast)
  • Tides, Shaping a Coast: Lessons from Van Veen and Other Old Masters
  • Changes of the Zealand coast by Man and Nature

   Line Theories in Coastal Dynamics:

  • Introduction
  • One Line Theory, No Diffraction
  • 2-Line Theory
  • More-Line Theories
  • Symbols Concerning Chapter 3

   Determination of Coastal Constants:

  • General Considerations
  • Calculation of Coastal Constants from Hindcasting of Field Data
  • Computation of Coastal Constants in Longshore Direction from theWave Climate
  • Focussing on cross-shore interaction
  • Symbols Concerning Chapter 4

Experimental Verification:

  • Introduction
  • Experiments in Laboratories
  • Results of Groin Application in Nature

Valuation of the One- and Two-line Model:

  • Introduction
  • Remarks on the Sand Transport Mechanism Assumed
  • Effect of Variable Wave Conditions
  • Effects of Groins as Result of the One- and Two-line Theory

Interaction Between Outer Delta’s and Tidal Basins:

  • Introduction
  • Momentaneous velocities: Linear Tidal Hydraulics. The Lorentz Method and Considerations on Velocity Profiles
  • Tidal Hydraulics: Resultant Currents, Caused by Longitudinal Density Gradients
  • Non-linear Tidal Hydraulics: Vertical Circulation, Caused by “Rain in the Drain”
  • Summary Concerning Tidal-averaged Vertical Circulation; Concluding Remarks
  • Resonance and Morphological Stability of a Prismatic Channel
  • A Morphological Behavior Model for the Outer Delta of Tidal Inlets
  • Morphology of Multiple-channel Tidal Inlet Systems, like Wadden Sea and Western Scheldt
  • Discussion on the Assumptions; Limitations on the Applied Methods in Relation to Other Methods; Acknowledgement
  • Acknowledgements

   Epilogue: Forum and Future Research:

  • “There is More Between Water and Earth, Dear Bakker, than is Meant in your Philosophy”

Readership: Graduate students and researchers in ocean and coastal engineering and management.


Nonlinear waves and offshore structures

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

Author Cheung Hun Kim
Place of Publication Singapore
Date of Publication [2008]
Publisher World Scientific Publishing

The responses of offshore structures are significantly affected by steep nonlinear waves, currents and wind, leading to phenomena such as springing and ringing of Tlps, slow drift yaw motion of Fpsos and large oscillations of Spar platforms due to vortex shedding. Research has brought about significant progress in this field over the past few decades and introduced us to increasingly involved concepts and their diverse applicability. Thus, an in-depth understanding of steep nonlinear waves and their effects on the responses of offshore structures is essential for safe and effective designs. This book deals with analyses of nonlinear problems encountered in the design of offshore structures, as well as those that are of immediate practical interest to ocean engineers and designers. It presents conclusions drawn from recent research pertinent to nonlinear waves and their effects on the responses of offshore structures. Theories, observations and analyses of laboratory and field experiments are expounded such that the nonlinear effects can be clearly visualized.


Theory and applications of ocean surface waves, 2 volumes

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

Authors Chiang C. Mei, Michael Stiassnie, Dick K.-P. Yue
Place of Publication Singapore
Date of Publication [2005]
Publisher World Scientific Publishing

This book is an expanded version of The Applied Dynamics of Ocean Surface Waves. It presents theoretical topics on ocean wave dynamics, including basic principles and applications in coastal and offshore engineering as well as coastal oceanography. Advanced analytical and numerical techniques are applied, such as singular perturbations. In this expanded version, three chapters on recent developments have been added. The first is on multiple scattering by periodic or random bathymetry. The second is on Zakharov’s theory of nonlinear wave fields with broad spectra. The third is an extensive discussion of powerful numerical techniques for highly nonlinear waves. Other new topics include infragravity waves, upstream solitons, Venice storm gates, etc. In addition, there are many new exercises. Theory and Applications of Ocean Surface Waves will be invaluable for graduate students and researchers in coastal and ocean engineering, geophysical fluid dynamicists interested in water waves, and theoretical scientists and applied mathematicians wishing to develop new techniques for challenging problems or to apply techniques existing elsewhere.


Beach nourishment : theory and practice

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

Authors Robert G. Dean
Place of Publication Singapore
Date of Publication [2002]
Publisher World Scientific Publishing

This book is written for engineers, students of coastal processes and laypersons interested in beach nourishment, which consists of the placement of large quantities of good quality sediment on the beach to advance the shoreline seaward. The improvement of project performance through proper design and the predictability of performance are emphasized. The overall longevity of a project is addressed as are local erosional areas. The roles which wave height, project length and sediment quality play in project performance are addressed quantitatively. The results are illustrated through reference to a number of monitored nourishment projects. Biological and economic aspects of beach nourishment are addressed.


Saving America’s beaches : the causes of and solutions to beach erosion

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

Author Scott L. Douglass
Place of Publication Singapore
Date of Publication [2002]
Publisher World Scientific Publishing/td>

This book tells you where beach sand comes from, how waves are formed and how they break and move sand down the coast, how “works of man” have blocked this movement and caused beach erosion, and what can be done to save the beaches for future generations of Americans. A three-part prescription for healthy beaches is proposed: “backing off”, “bypassing sand”, and “beach nourishment”. So if you love waves and beaches, and care about the future of your favorite beach spot, then read this book while you enjoy the beach.


The mechanics of scour in the marine environment

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

Authors B. Mutlu Sumer, Jørgen Fredsøe
Place of Publication Singapore
Date of Publication [2002]
Publisher World Scientific Publishing

This book treats the subject of local scour around different kinds of marine structures, exposed to waves and/or currents. The first, major part of the book is devoted to marine pipelines, describing in detail all kinds of scour scenarios, and also making recommendations for scour protection. Other kinds of structures considered are single piles (slender or large), groups of piles, complex subsea structures, breakwaters, and seawalls. The scour due to ship propellers is also described. The book deals mainly with the scour in noncohesive sediment but, whenever possible, available literature on the scour in finer sediment has been incorporated. In addition, a chapter on the impact of wave-induced liquefaction is included.The authors’ aim is to describe in detail the hydrodynamic processes causing the erosion. With a hydrodynamic understanding, it is easier for the consulting engineer to predict scour in those many cases where physical model tests are not available.


Quality management in construction projects

Author Abdul Razzak Rumane.
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication [2011]
Publisher CRC Press

Concise and easy to read, Quality Management in Construction Projects presents key information on how to approach quality assurance for construction projects. Containing quick reference tables and a wealth of figures, the book presents valuable quality related data and guidelines. It provides coverage that spans from the inception of a project through issuance of a completion certificate.

Go the extra distance and become the consummate professional:

  • Learn about different types of contract deliverable systems
  • Explore important points to be considered while developing detail design and shop drawing
  • Plan for major activities during construction process
  • Create design review checklists
  • Anticipate costs involved with quality
  • Understand reasons why an executed work may be rejected
  • Develop ways to assess your quality efforts

In addition to covering standard procedures and concepts, the author introduces and discusses a wide range of-the-state-of-the-art-tools and approaches that professionals can use to develop an Integrated Quality Management System most suitable for their specific project. These include Six Sigma, TRIZ, and Total Quality Management, as well ISO 9000, ISO 14000 Environmental Management System, and OHSAS 18000

This information will also prove valuable for cutting-edge instructors who wish to provide engineering/management students with in-depth knowledge about current practices and familiarize them with the vernacular used in discussing quality assurance practices within the construction industry.

Dr. Abdul Razzak Rumane’s work in Quality Management in Construction Projects has earned him a nomination for ASQ’s Philip B. Crosby Medal. This award is presented to the individual who has authored a distinguished book contributing significantly to the extension of the philosophy and application of the principles, methods, or techniques of quality management.


Non-destructive evaluation of reinforced concrete structures, volume 1

Editors Christiane Maierhofer, Hans-Wolf Reinhardt and Gerd Dobmann
Place of Publication Cambridge, UK
Date of Publication [2010]
Publisher Woodhead Publishing Limited

Many concrete structures and elements of concrete infrastructure have exceeded their original design lives and are deteriorating to an extent where they are becoming dangerous. The deterioration can be internal or not obvious and therefore only shows up with detailed testing. Non-destructive evaluation of reinforced concrete structures, Volume 1: Deterioration processes and standard test methods reviews the processes of deterioration and classical and standard test methods.

Part one discusses deterioration of reinforced concrete and testing problems with chapters on topics such as key issues in the non-destructive testing of concrete structures, when to use non-destructive testing of reinforced concrete structures, deterioration processes in reinforced concrete, modelling ageing and corrosion processes in reinforced concrete structures, components in concrete and their impact on quality, and predicting the service life of reinforced concrete structures. Part two reviews classical and standard testing methods including microscopic examination of deteriorated concrete, the analysis of solid components and their ratios in reinforced concrete structures, the determination of chlorides in concrete structures, and investigating the original water content of reinforced concrete structures.

With its distinguished editors and international team of contributors, Non-destructive evaluation of reinforced concrete structures, Volume 1: Deterioration processes and standard test methods will be a standard reference for civil and structural engineers as well as those concerned with making decisions regarding the safety of reinforced concrete structures.

  • Provides a comprehensive discussion from examination of the components in concrete and their affect on quality through to the role of and tools required for lifetime management
  • Experts in the field identify the testing problems associated with infrastructure considering design, build and maintenance stages
  • Presents a guide for when to use non-destructive testing of reinforced concrete structures including the role of time in testing

Non-destructive evaluation of reinforced concrete structures, volume 2

Editors Christiane Maierhofer, Hans-Wolf Reinhardt and Gerd Dobmann
Place of Publication Cambridge, UK
Date of Publication [2010]
Publisher Woodhead Publishing Limited

Engineers have a range of sophisticated techniques at their disposal to evaluate the condition of reinforced concrete structures and non-destructive evaluation plays a key part in assessing and prioritising where money should be spent on repair or replacement of structurally deficient reinforced concrete structures. Non-destructive evaluation of reinforced concrete structures, Volume 2: Non-destructive testing methods reviews the latest non-destructive testing techniques for reinforced concrete structures and how they are used.

Part one discusses planning and implementing non-destructive testing of reinforced concrete structures with chapters on non-destructive testing methods for building diagnosis, development of automated NDE systems, structural health monitoring systems and data fusion. Part two reviews individual non-destructive testing techniques including wireless monitoring, electromagnetic and acoustic-elastic waves, laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy, acoustic emission evaluation, magnetic flux leakage, electrical resistivity, capacimetry, measuring the corrosion rate (polarization resistance) and the corrosion potential of reinforced concrete structures, ground penetrating radar, radar tomography, active thermography, nuclear magnetic resonance imaging, stress wave propagation, impact-echo, surface and guided wave techniques and ultrasonics. Part three covers case studies including inspection of concrete retaining walls using ground penetrating radar, acoustic emission and impact echo techniques and using ground penetrating radar to assess an eight-span post-tensioned viaduct.

With its distinguished editor and international team of contributors, Non-destructive evaluation of reinforced concrete structures, Volume 2: Non-destructive testing methods is a standard reference for civil and structural engineers as well as those concerned with making decisions regarding the safety of reinforced concrete structures.

  • Reviews the latest non-destructive testing (NDT) techniques and how they are used in practice
  • Explores the process of planning a non-destructive program features strategies for the application of NDT testing
  • A specific section outlines significant advances in individual NDT techniques and features wireless monitoring and electromagnetic and acoustic-elastic wave technology

Geotechnical slope analysis

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

Authors Chiang C. Mei, Michael Stiassnie, Dick K.-P. Yue
Place of Publication Leiden, The Netherlands
Date of Publication [2010]
Publisher CRC Press/Balkema

Freshly updated and extended version of Slope Analysis (Chowdhury, Elsevier, 1978). This reference book gives a complete overview of the developments in slope engineering in the last 30 years. Its multi-disciplinary, critical approach and the chapters devoted to seismic effects and probabilistic approaches and reliability analyses, reflect the distinctive style of the original. Subjects discussed are: the understanding of slope performance, mechanisms of instability, requirements for modeling and analysis, and new techniques for observation and modeling. Special attention is paid to the relation with the increasing frequency and consequences of natural and man-made hazards. Strategies and methods for assessing landslide susceptibility, hazard and risk are also explored. Moreover, the relevance of geotechnical analysis of slopes in the context of climate change scenarios is discussed. All theory is supported by numerous examples.

”…A wonderful book on Slope Stability….recommended as a refernence book to those who are associated with the geotechnical engineering profession (undergraduates, post graduates and consulting engineers)…” Prof. Devendra Narain Singh, Indian Inst. of Technology, Mumbai, India
”I have yet to see a book that excels the range and depth of Geotechnical Slope Analysis… I have failed to find a topic which is not covered and that makes the book almost a single window outlet for the whole range of readership from students to experts and from theoreticians to practicing engineers…” Prof. R.K. Bhandari, New Delhi, India


Users guide to physical modelling and experimentation : experience of the HYDRALAB network

Editors L.E. Frostick, S.J. McLelland & T.G. Mercer
Place of Publication Leiden, The Netherlands
Date of Publication [2011]
Publisher CRC Press/Balkema Book

A Users Guide to Hydraulic Modelling and Experimentation provides a systematic, comprehensive summary of the progress made through HYDRALAB III . The book combines the expertise of many of the leading hydraulic experimentalists in Europe and identifies current best practice for carrying out state-of-the-art, modern laboratory investigations. In addition it gives an inventory and reviews recent advances in instrumentation and equipment that drive present and new developments in the subject. The Guide concentrates on four core areas – waves, breakwaters, sediments and the relatively-new (but rapidly-developing) cross-disciplinary area of hydrodynamics/ecology. Progress made through the ‘CoMIBBS’ component of HYDRALAB III provides the material for a chapter focussed on guidance, principles and practice for composite modelling. There is detailed consideration of scaling and the degree of relevance of laboratory/physical modelling approaches for specific contexts included in each of the individual chapters. The Guide includes outputs from the workshops and several of the innovative transnational access projects that have been supported within HYDRALAB III, as well as the focussed joint research activities SANDS and CoMIBBS. Its primary purpose is to serve as a shared resource to disseminate the outstanding advances achieved within HYDRALAB III but, even more than this, it is a tribute to the human and institutional collaborations that led to and sustained the research advances, the human relationships that were strengthened and initiated through joint participation in the Programme, and the training opportunities that participation provided to the many young researchers engaged in the projects.


Hydrology : a science of nature

Authors André Musy, Christophe Higy
Place of Publication Enfield, NH
Date of Publication [2011]
Publisher Science Publishers/Routledge

Looking beyond a purely scientific discussion of hydrology, the authors of this volume emphasize that mankind needs to recognize the urgency of the situation in which our water is threatened. Providing a comprehensive overview of the broad and complex field of hydrology, the book explores the water cycle, its various components, and its interactions with the environment in which it develops and interacts. Through this work, the authors endeavor to contribute to the sustainable development of our society and our environment.


Geotechnical engineering : principles and practices of soil mechanics and foundation engineering

Author V. N. S. Murthy
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication [2003]
Publisher Marcel Dekker/CRC Press

As complete and authoritative as any volume on the subject, it discusses soil formation, index properties, and classification; soil permeability, seepage, and the effect of water on stress conditions; stresses due to surface loads; soil compressibility and consolidation; and shear strength characteristics of soils.

While this book is a valuable teaching text for advanced students, it is one that the practicing engineer will continually be taking off the shelf long after school lets out. Just the quick reference it affords to a huge range of tests and the appendices filled with essential data, makes it an essential addition to an civil engineering library.


Flood hazards : impacts and responses for the built environment

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

Editors Jessica Lamond … [et al.]
Place of Publication Boca Raton
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher CRC Press

A 360-degree view of the response to flood risk

As major flooding events around the world show, the impact of flooding on the built environment can cause widespread chaos. These flood events form part of a wider pattern of increasing flood frequency coupled with increased vulnerability of the built environment to flood hazard. Flood risk can unite or divide communities and the responses to potential risk can range from denial to perfect adaptation.

Drawing on the experience of communities and experts, Flood Hazards: Impacts and Responses for the Built Environment offers guidance on managing urban flooding and flood risk. It brings together a diversity of viewpoints and experiences on flood impacts and responses from leading academics, flood restoration specialists, emergency responders, architects, planning consultants, insurers, policymakers, and community representatives. By including the perspective of the community and the views of households and businesses at risk, this volume makes a unique contribution to the literature on flood management.

The chapter organization loosely corresponds to the phases of the disaster management cycle, covering emergency preparation and response; recovery, repair, and reconstruction; and mitigation and adaptation. Contributors examine the types of impacts and discuss forecasting and emergency warning. They describe processes and good practice in recovery of flood-damaged property from the perspectives of the insurance industry, restorers, and loss adjusters. The book also deals with business continuity, land-use planning, property-level and infrastructure protection, and urban drainage, looking at the regulation and design of the built environment as one way to reduce risk. A section on community response to flooding sheds light on the experiences of flood-affected families.

Written for students, practitioners, and researchers in flood risk management, as well as for professionals who may encounter flood-related issues in the course of their work, this cross-disciplinary book makes a valuable contribution towards designing a future built environment that is more resilient to flood risk.


Reservoir sediment management

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

Authors Sahnaz Tigrek, Tuçe Aras
Place of Publication Leiden, The Netherlands
Date of Publication [2012]
Publisher CRC Press/Balkema

Siltation in reservoirs has become an important problem when dams are getting older and stop functioning when the sediment has accumulated to a certain extent. With proper sediment management techniques, negative effects of sediment can be avoided and reservoir life and performance can be improved.

This volume deals with reservoir sedimentation, deposition and removal. It provides the principles of sediment transport and gives guidelines to predict reservoir life. It presents several removal techniques, accompanied with detailed operation descriptions. With the help of the RESCON open source software, cost analysis tools to determine the optimum method for maintenance and operation of a reservoir can be applied. To illustrate practice and to assist the reader in setting up a sediment management operation, a number of case studies of existing large dams are included.

Written by two experts on reservoir operation, this volume is intended for professionals and advanced students working on dam and reservoir design, construction, operation, maintenance and rehabilitation.


Groundwater management practices

Authors Angelos N. Findikakis, Kuniaki Sato
Place of Publication Leiden, The Netherlands
Date of Publication [2011]
Publisher CRC Press/Balkema Book

Groundwater is an indispensable resource in many parts of the world, where it supports domestic water supply, irrigated agriculture and industry. Its increased, and often intensive, use during the last half century has created problems and raised concerns regarding the potential depletion of local aquifers, water quality degradation and various geologic hazards such as land subsidence and sinkholes. This volume includes contributions by experts from several countries who describe different groundwater management practices in their part of the world and discuss measures and actions in response to the challenges associated with the sustainability of groundwater use and the protection of the groundwater environment, as well as the evolution of legal and institutional framework needed for their implementation. It discusses past and present practices and various aspects of the regulatory and legal framework of groundwater management in Japan, China, India, Iran, Australia, the United States, Spain, Denmark, Switzerland and the European Union, and reviews recent efforts to improve the management of transboundary aquifer resources.


Applied differential equations : the primary course

Recommending faculty: Prof. John Michael Constantino (CE 28)

Author Vladimir A. Dobrushkin
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher CRC Press/Taylor & Francis Group

A Contemporary Approach to Teaching Differential Equations

Applied Differential Equations: An Introduction presents a contemporary treatment of ordinary differential equations (ODEs) and an introduction to partial differential equations (PDEs), including their applications in engineering and the sciences. Designed for a two-semester undergraduate course, the text offers a true alternative to books published for past generations of students. It enables students majoring in a range of fields to obtain a solid foundation in differential equations.

The text covers traditional material, along with novel approaches to mathematical modeling that harness the capabilities of numerical algorithms and popular computer software packages. It contains practical techniques for solving the equations as well as corresponding codes for numerical solvers. Many examples and exercises help students master effective solution techniques, including reliable numerical approximations.

This book describes differential equations in the context of applications and presents the main techniques needed for modeling and systems analysis. It teaches students how to formulate a mathematical model, solve differential equations analytically and numerically, analyze them qualitatively, and interpret the results.


Thermal energy storage technologies for sustainability : systems design, assessment and applications

Recommending faculty: Prof. Louis Angelo Danao ( ChE, EgyE 236,)

Author Kalaiselvam, R. Parameshwaran
Place of Publication London, UK
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher Academic Press

Thermal Energy Storage Technologies for Sustainability is a broad-based overview describing the state-of-the-art in latent, sensible, and thermo-chemical energy storage systems and their applications across industries. Beginning with a discussion of the efficiency and conservation advantages of balancing energy demand with production, the book goes on to describe current state-of-the art technologies. Not stopping with description, the authors also discuss design, modeling, and simulation of representative systems, and end with several case studies of systems in use.

  • Describes how thermal energy storage helps bridge the gap between energy demand and supply, particularly for intermittent power sources like solar, wind, and tidal systems
  • Provides tables, illustrations, and comparative case studies that show applications of TES systems across industries
  • Includes a chapter on the rapidly developing field of viable nanotechnology-based thermal energy storage systems

Introduction to probability, statistics, and random processes

Author Hossein Pishro-Nik
Place of Publication [Blue Bell, PA]
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher Kappa Research, LLC

This book introduces students to probability, statistics, and stochastic processes. It can be used by both students and practitioners in engineering, various sciences, finance, and other related fields. It provides a clear and intuitive approach to these topics while maintaining mathematical accuracy.

The book covers:

  • Basic concepts such as random experiments, probability axioms, conditional probability, and counting methods
  • Single and multiple random variables (discrete, continuous, and mixed), as well as moment-generating functions, characteristic functions, random vectors, and inequalities
  • Limit theorems and convergence
  • Introduction to Bayesian and classical statistics
  • Random processes including processing of random signals, Poisson processes, discrete-time and continuous-time Markov chains, and Brownian motion
  • Simulation using MATLAB and R (online chapters)

The book contains a large number of solved exercises. The dependency between different sections of this book has been kept to a minimum in order to provide maximum flexibility to instructors and to make the book easy to read for students. Examples of applications—such as engineering, finance, everyday life, etc.—are included to aid in motivating the subject. The digital version of the book, as well as additional materials such as videos, is available at www.probabilitycourse.com.


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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