Jun 28

REGULAR CIRCULATION  BOOKS


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

Recommending faculty: Prof. Noriza Tibon, (ICE)

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


Design analysis in rock mechanics, 3rd edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Introduction to energy technologies for efficient power generation

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

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

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


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

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

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

Social Computing and Programming with Python

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


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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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


C++ : how to program, Tenth edition

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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


Micro and nano energy harvesting technologies

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

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

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


Jun 27

RESERVE BOOKS


Design and construction of berm breakwaters

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

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

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

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

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


International compendium of coastal engineering

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

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

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

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

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


Mechanics of solids and structures, Second edition

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


Principles of geotechnical engineering, Ninth edition, SI.

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

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

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


Rockbolting : principles and applications

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


C++ : how to program, Tenth edition

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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


Micro and nano energy harvesting technologies

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

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

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


Apr 18

RESERVE BOOKS


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.


CIRCULATION BOOKS


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 16

CIRCULATION BOOKS


CryptoGraphics : exploiting graphics cards for security

Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

Authors Debra L. Cook, Angelos D. Keromytis
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication [2006]
Publisher Springer

Software that covertly monitors user actions, also known as spyware, has become a first-level security threat due to its ubiquity and the difficulty of detecting and removing it. This is especially so for video conferencing, thin-client computing and Internet cafes.

CryptoGraphics: Exploiting Graphics Cards for Security explores the potential for implementing ciphers within GPUs, and describes the relevance of GPU-based encryption to the security of applications involving remote displays. As the processing power of GPUs increases, research involving the use of GPUs for general purpose computing has arisen. This work extends such research by considering the use of a GPU as a parallel processor for encrypting data. The authors evaluate the operations found in symmetric and asymmetric key ciphers to determine if encryption can be programmed in existing GPUs. A detailed description for a GPU based implementation of AES is provided. The feasibility of GPU-based encryption allows the authors to explore the use of a GPU as a trusted system component. Unencrypted display data can be confined to the GPU to avoid exposing it to any malware running on the operating system.


Digital communications using chaos and nonlinear dynamics

Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

Editors Lawrence E. Larson, Jia-Ming Liu, Lev S. Tsimring
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication 2006
Publisher Springer

This book introduces readers to a new and exciting cross-disciplinary field of digital communications with chaos. This field was born around 15 years ago, when it was first demonstrated that nonlinear systems which produce complex non-periodic noise-like chaotic signals, can be synchronized and modulated to carry useful information. Thus, chaotic signals can be used instead of pseudo-random digital sequences for spread-spectrum and private communication applications. This deceptively simple idea spun hundreds of research papers, and many novel communication schemes based on chaotic signals have been proposed. However, only very recently researchers have begun to make a transition from academic studies toward practical implementation issues, and many “promising” schemes had to be discarded or re-formulated. This book describes the state of the art (both theoretical and experimental) of this novel field. The book is written by leading experts in the fields of Nonlinear Dynamics and Electrical Engineering who participated in US Army sponsored Multi-University Research Initiative on Digital Communication using Nonlinear Dynamics. It will be useful for active researchers and advanced graduate students interested in this exciting new field.


Handbook of logic and proof techniques for computer science

Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

Author Steven G. Krantz
Place of Publication Boston
Date of Publication [2002]
Publisher Birkhauser

Logic is, and should be, the core subject area of modern mathemat­ics. The blueprint for twentieth century mathematical thought, thanks to Hilbert and Bourbaki, is the axiomatic development of the subject. As a result, logic plays a central conceptual role. At the same time, mathematical logic has grown into one of the most recondite areas of mathematics. Most of modern logic is inaccessible to all but the special­ist. Yet there is a need for many mathematical scientists-not just those engaged in mathematical research-to become conversant with the key ideas of logic. The Handbook of Mathematical Logic, edited by Jon Bar­ wise, is in point of fact a handbook written by logicians for other mathe­maticians. It was, at the time of its writing, encyclopedic, authoritative, and up-to-the-moment. But it was, and remains, a comprehensive and authoritative book for the cognoscenti. The encyclopedic Handbook of Logic in Computer Science by Abramsky, Gabbay, and Maibaum is a wonderful resource for the professional. But it is overwhelming for the casual user. There is need for a book that introduces important logic terminology and concepts to the working mathematical scientist who has only a passing acquaintance with logic. Thus the present work has a different target audience. The intent of this handbook is to present the elements of modern logic, including many current topics, to the reader having only basic mathe­ matical literacy.


Estuaries : a physical introduction, 2nd edition

Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

Author Keith R. Dyer
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex
Date of Publication [1997]
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Ltd

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.


Hydrology : an introduction to hydrologic science

Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

Author Rafael L. Bras
Place of Publication Reading, Mass.
Date of Publication [1990]
Publisher Addison-Wesley

An in-depth introduction to hydrologic science. Part of the Addison-Wesley series in civil engineering.


Random functions and hydrology

Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

Authors Rafael L. Bras, Ignacio Rodríguez-Iturbe
Place of Publication Reading, Massachusetts
Date of Publication [1985]
Publisher Addison-Wesley

Advanced-level view of the tools of random processes and field theory as applied to the analysis and synthesis of hydrologic phenomena. Topics include time-series analysis, optimal estimation, optimal interpolation (Kriging), frequency-domain analysis of signals, and linear systems theory. Techniques and examples chosen to illustrate the latest advances in hydrologic signal analysis. Useable as graduate-level text in water resource systems, stochastic hydrology, random processes and signal analysis. 202 illustrations.


Small and mini hydropower systems : resource assessment and project feasibility

Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

Editor Jack J. Fritz
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication [1984]
Publisher McGraw-Hill

The world is currently in the throes of an energy crisis that has reordered, and will continue to reorder, our perceptions of how to power the infrastructure on which we have come to depend.  Increasing prices for petroleum products, projections that petroleum resources will be exhausted in a relatively short period of time, and use of fossil fuel resources for political purposes are adversely affecting worldwide economic and social development.  The impact of the energy crisis is particularly felt in less developed countries where an ever-increasing percentage of national budgets remarked for development must be diverted to the purchase of petroleum products.  To reduce this dependence on imported fuels with high price volatility, most countries have initiated programs to develop alternative sources of energy based on domestic renewable resources.  Among these resources are solar energy, wind, geothermal energy, biomass, and not least, hydropower.


Groundwater transport : handbook of mathematical models, J2EE ed.

Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

Authors Iraj Javandel, Christine Doughty, and Chin-Fu Tsang
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 10.

Concerns over groundwater pollution have resulted in the passage of legislation during the last decade calling for pollution control and remedial measures to ensure proper drinking water quality. There are two main types of groundwater pollution caused by man: (1) pollution caused by the use of pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers over agricultural lands, where the source of contamination covers a relatively large area, and (2) pollution caused by industries and municipalities, which is generally more localized. For the second type, because the contamination in the groundwater is localized, the design of any remedial measure requires knowledge of the extent of the contaminant plume. Various mathematical methods may be used for estimating the size, shape, and development of a localized contaminant plume. It is the need for these mathematical methodologies that forms the main impetus for the preparation of this monograph.


Groundwater management : the use of numerical models

Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

Authors Yehuda Bachmat [and four others]
Place of Publication Washington, D.C.
Date of Publication 1980
Publisher American Geophysical Union

Numerical modeling of groundwater is relatively new field which was not extensively pursued until the mid-1960′s. Since that time, significant progress has been made in the development and application of numerical models for groundwater-related resource management. Management is here defined to include planning, implementation, and adaptive control of policies and programs related to the exploration, inventory, development, and operation of water resources containing groundwater. In spite of this progress, gaps still exist between the need for and the existence and actual use of groundwater models in management. The closing of these gaps can serve to improve the management of groundwater resources.

This study was designed to identify those models which management needs but does not have and to examine the reasons why management does not use certain of the available models. Accomplishing these tasks requires a detailed examination of the intrinsic strengths and deficiencies of the models themselves, as well as consideration of a variety of other factors or circumstances which are not directly related to the models but which effect model use.


Introduction to hydrology

Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

Authors Warren Viessman, Jr., Terence E. Harbaugh, John W. Knapp
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication [1972]
Publisher Intext Educational Publishers/td>

Water management is taking on new directions. Formerly, water resources development and management was focused almost exclusively on water supply and flood control. Today, the issues of protecting the environment, ensuring safe drinking water, and providing recreational experiences compete for the public’s attention and funds. A knowledge of hydrologic principles is a prerequisite for dealing with such issues and the fourth edition of Introduction to Hydrology has been designed to meet the contemporary needs of water scientists and engineers.Known for its clearly organized format, this text is accessible to both students and practitioners concerned with the development, management, and protection of water resources. Featuring solved examples, chapters relating science to public policy, and reviews of current models, this book is not only a comprehensive look at the field of hydrology, but an exploration of current issues affecting the discipline today.Introduction to Hydrology has been updated throughout with new computer approaches and coverage of the use of spreadsheets woven into problem-solving techniques when appropriate. Two new features have been added to each chapter to enhance student comprehension: an introductory statement of contents and a conclusion summing up key points. This textbook is an excellent choice for both an introductory course on hydrology and an advanced course featuring hydrologic modeling.


Benefit-cost analysis for water system planning

Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

Author Charles W. Howe
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 2.

This is a small book on a very large topic: water resource system planning. The term water resource system as used here means a combination of structural and nonstructural measures, including rules of operation, for transforming stocks or flows of water into more useful outputs of water, water services, or water-related products. Examples of these outputs would include municipal water supply, flood control, waste disposal and water quality management, navigation, irrigation, and hydroelectric power. Both the original water inputs and the outputs are characterized by quantity, quality, time, and place.


Apr 11

CIRCULATION BOOKS


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.


Apr 6

RESERVE BOOKS


Advanced engineering mathematics, 8th edition, SI edition

Recommending faculty: Prof. John Michael Constantino (ES)

Author Peter V. O’Neil
Place of Publication Boston, MA
Date of Publication [2018]
Publisher Cengage Learning

Now you can make rigorous mathematical topics accessible to your students by emphasizing visuals, numerous examples, and interesting mathematical models with O’Neil’s ADVANCED ENGINEERING MATHEMATICS, 8E. New “Math in Context” broadens the engineering connections for your students by clearly demonstrating how mathematical concepts are applied to current engineering problems. You have the flexibility to select additional topics that are best for your individual course, including many new web modules while minimizing the cost of the printed book.


Design of analog CMOS integrated circuits, Second edition

Recommending faculty: Prof. Michael Bayona, (EE 220)

Author Behzad Razavi
Place of Publication New York, NY
Date of Publication [2017]
Publisher McGraw-Hill Education

Design of Analog CMOS Integrated Circuits by Behzad Razavi, deals with the analysis and design of analog CMOS integrated circuits, emphasizing fundamentals, as well as new paradigms that students and practicing engineers need to master in today’s industry. Because analog design requires both intuition and rigor, each concept is first introduced from an intuitive perspective and subsequently treated by careful analysis. The objective is to develop both a solid foundation and methods of analyzing circuits by inspection so that the reader learns what approximations can be made in which circuits, and how much error to expect in each approximation. This approach also enables the reader to apply the concepts to bipolar circuits with little additional effort


Fire design of steel structures : Eurocode 1 : actions on structures, part 1-2 : General actions – Actions on structures exposed to fire : Eurocode 3 : design of steel structures, part 1-2 : General rules – Structural fire design, 2nd edition

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

Authors Jean-Marc Franssen, Paulo Vila Real
Place of Publication Berlin
Date of Publication 2015
Publisher ECCS/Ernst & Sohn

This book explains and illustrates the rules that are given in the Eurocodes for designing steel structures subjected to fire. After the first introductory chapter, Chapter 2 explains how to calculate the mechanical actions (loads) in the fire situation based on the information given in EN 1990 and EN 1991. Chapter 3 is dedicated to the models which represent the thermal actions created by the fire. Chapter 4 describes the procedures to be used to calculate the temperature of the steelwork from the temperature of the compartment and Chapter 5 shows how the information given in EN 1993-1-2 is used to determine the load bearing capacity of the steel structure. Chapter 6 presents the essential features that characterize the advanced calculation models, for thermal and mechanical response. The methods used to evaluate the fire resistance of bolted and welded connections are described in Chapter 7. Chapter 8 describes a computer program called `Elefir-EN? which is based on the simple calculation model given in the Eurocode and allows designers to quickly and accurately calculate the performance of steel components in the fire situation. Chapter 9 looks at the issues that a designer may be faced with when assessing the fire resistance of a complete building. This is done via a case study and addresses most of the concepts presented in the previous chapters.
For this second edition the content has been revised and extended. The book contains some new sections, e.g. a comparison between the simple and the advanced calculation, as well as additional examples.


NFPA 80 : standard for fire doors and other opening protectives, 2016 edition

Recommending faculty: Dr. Nathaniel B. Diola (ICE)

Corporate body National Fire Protection Association
Place of Publication Quincy, Massachusetts
Date of Publication 2016
Publisher National Fire Protection Association

This edition of NFPA 80, Standard for Fire Doors and Other Opening Protectives, was prepared by the Technical Committee on Fire Doors and Windows.  It was issued by the Standards Council on May 26, 2015, wit an effective date on June 15, 2015, and supersedes all previous editions.

This document has been amended by one or more Tentative Interim Amendments (TIAs) and/or Errata.  See “Codes & Standards” at www.nfpa.org for more information.

This edition of NFPA 80 was approved as an American National Standard on June 15, 2015.

The 2016 edition of NFPA 80 recognizes several new technical issues, including provisions for drilling raceways for wires when performed at the job site; detailed provisions for information required to be included on a label for fire doors, fire dor frames, fire windows, and oversized doors; provisions for addressing fire doors too large to be fire tested; recognition of the use of products evaluated for fire doors that exceed the maximum allowable bottom clearance; provisions for field labeling procedures and field label information; and new provisions for the maximum allowable clearance between a pair of swinging doors and between the door and frame, depending on the door material.  New provisions for the acceptable testing of fire dampers and new detailed requirements for the specific test methods required during periodic tests of fire dampers have also been included.  A new opening protective is addressed in the new Chapter 21, Fire Protective Curtain Assemblies, which provides requirements related to the installation, inspection, testing, and maintenance of those assemblies installed to protect vertical openings.


NFPA 252 : standard methods of fire tests of door assemblies, 2012 edition

Recommending faculty: Dr. Nathaniel B. Diola (ICE)

Corporate body National Fire Protection Association
Place of Publication Hoboken, New Jersey
Date of Publication [2012]
Publisher IEEE/John Wiley & Sons,Inc.

This edition of NFPA 252, Standard Methods of Fire Tests of Door Assemblies, was prepared by the Technical Committee on Fire Tests. It was issued by the Standards Council on December 13, 2011, with an effective date of January 2, 2012, and supersedes all previous edition.s

This edition of NFPA 252 was approved as an American National Standard on January 2,2012.

Evaluate the ability of of fire doors to resist the passage of flame, heat, and gases with the latest testing provisions in the 2012 NFPA 252. Revised to include updated references, the 2012 NFPA 252: Standard Methods of Fire Tests of Door Assemblies outlines methods of fire testing door assemblies that testing laboratories and manufacturers can use to determine assembly suitability when fire resistance of a specific duration is required. The Standard allows different fire door assemblies to be compared with each other in order to evaluate their relative performance as measured against a standard fire experience.


NFPA 257 : standard on fire test for window and glass block assemblies, 2012 edition

Recommending faculty: Dr. Nathaniel B. Diola (ICE)

Corporate body National Fire Protection Association
Place of Publication Boston, MA
Date of Publication [2012]
Publisher Cengage Learning

This edition of NFPA 257, Standard on Fire Test for Window and Glass Block Assemblies, was prepared by the Technical Committee on Fire Tests. It was issued by the Standards Council on December 13, 2011, with an effective date of January 2, 2012, and supersedes all previous editions.

This edition of NFPA 257 was approved as an American National Standard on January 2, 2012.

Make sure windows and glass blocks don’t contribute to fire spread by following the testing provisions in the 2012 NFPA 257. NFPA 257: Standard on Fire Test for Window and Glass Block Assemblies prescribes fire and hose stream test procedures that apply to fire window assemblies — including window, glass block, and other light-transmitting assemblies — intended for use in window openings to retard the spread of fire through openings in fire-resistive walls. It establishes controls of the fire test as well as performance criteria and results for reporting procedures. NFPA 257 is referenced by NFPA 101®: Life Safety Code® when being used to set up a window fire resistance rating in a fire rated wall assembly. Essential for testing laboratories and manufacturers, the 2012 Standard edition contains


International standard ISO 3008 : fire-resistance tests : door and shutter assemblies

Recommending faculty: Dr. Nathaniel B. Diola (ICE)

Place of Publication Switzerland
Date of Publication 1976
Publisher International Organization for Standardization

Includes methods for testing and evaluating. Does not give a procedure of classification.


Mar 21

CIRCULATION BOOKS


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.


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