Apr 6

CIRCULATION BOOKS


Biotransformation of agricultural waste and by-products : the food, feed, fibre, fuel (4F) economy

Recommended by: Dr. Wilfredo I. Jose (EgyE 222)

Editors Palmiro Poltronieri, Oscar Fernando D’Urso
Place of Publication Amsterdam
Date of Publication [2016]
Publisher Elsevier

Biotransformation of Agricultural Waste and By-Products in the 4F Economy: The Food, Feed, Fiber, Fuel (4F) Economy presents an evaluation of plant species better exploitable for a particular transformation. As crops are already covering large parts of cultivable soils, is it is not conceivable to try to extend the cultures beyond the limit of available soils, but a further increase in productivity is not easy to obtain.

The book discusses advances in technology and plants design which support the exploitation and valorization of vegetable and fruit by-products through fermentation (feed-batch liquid fermentation, solid-state fermentation) in bio-based bio-chemicals/biofuels production. Pathways in the biosynthesis of fibers, sugars, and metabolites are provided with a focus on the lifecycle of bacteria, yeasts, and even plant species. The text analyzes cellular structures and the organization of cell walls in order to show which polysaccharides offer more favorable fermentative processes and which are detrimental.

  • Provides an overview of all plant based biosources
  • Includes examples of biochemical/biofuel production from plant waste
  • Discusses the production of enzymes used in the plant fermentation processes
  • Explores the new fermentation technologies and production of chemicals and fuels from various plants.

Renewable energy systems : a smart energy systems approach to the choice and modeling of 100% renewable solutions, 2nd Ed.

Recommended by: Dr. Menandro S. Berana (EgyE 201; ME 188, 287)

Author Henrik Lund
Place of Publication Waltham, MA
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher Elsevier/Academic Press

In this new edition of Renewable Energy Systems, globally recognized renewable energy researcher and professor, Henrik Lund, sets forth a straightforward, comprehensive methodology for comparing different energy systems’ abilities to integrate fluctuating and intermittent renewable energy sources. The book does this by presenting an energy system analysis methodology.

The book provides the results of more than fifteen comprehensive energy system analysis studies, examines the large-scale integration of renewable energy into the present system, and presents concrete design examples derived from a dozen renewable energy systems around the globe. Renewable Energy Systems, Second Edition also undertakes the socio-political realities governing the implementation of renewable energy systems by introducing a theoretical framework approach aimed at understanding how major technological changes, such as renewable energy, can be implemented at both the national and international levels.

  • Provides an introduction to the technical design of renewable energy systems
  • Demonstrates how to analyze the feasibility and efficiency of large-scale systems to help implementers avoid costly trial and error
  • Addresses the socio-political challenge of implementing the shift to renewables
  • Features a dozen extensive case studies from around the globe that provide real-world templates for new installations.

Wind energy engineering, 2nd Ed.

Recommended by: Dr. Menandro S. Berana (EgyE 223, 201; ME 188, 287)

Author Pramod Jain
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication [2016]
Publisher McGraw-Hill Education

A fully up-to-date, comprehensive wind energy engineering resource.

This thoroughly updated reference offers complete details on effectively harnessing wind energy as a viable and economical power source. Globally recognized wind expert Pramod Jain clearly explains physics, meteorology, aerodynamics, wind measurement, wind turbines, and electricity. New energy policies and grid integration procedures are covered, including pre-deployment studies and grid modifications. Filled with diagrams, tables, charts, graphs, and statistics, Wind Energy Engineering, Second Edition, is a definitive guide to current developments and emerging technologies in wind energy.

Wind Energy Engineering, Second Edition covers:

  • The worldwide business of wind energy
  • Wind energy basics
  • Meteorological properties of wind and air
  • Wind turbine aerodynamics
  • Turbine blade element models and power curves
  • Wind measurement and reporting
  • Wind resource assessment
  • Advanced resource assessment topics, including wake, losses, and uncertainty
  • Wind turbine generator components
  • Electricity and generator fundamentals
  • Grid integration of wind energy
  • Environmental impact of wind projects
  • Financial modeling, planning, and execution of wind projects
  • Wind energy policy and licensing guidelines

Renewable energy & sustainable design

Recommended by: Dr. Menandro S. Berana (EgyE 201; ME 188, 287)

Author Scott Grinnell
Place of Publication Boston, MA
Date of Publication [2016]
Publisher Cengage Learning

Featuring current information and a practical approach, RENEWABLE ENERGY AND SUSTAINABLE DESIGN combines common forms of renewable energy with green building practices, offering an exciting and engaging introduction to this field. Focusing on both the theory and practice of producing electrical energy from non-fossil fuel sources, this book evaluates different types of building materials and design options while assessing available forms of renewable energy–including solar, wind, hydro, biomass, tidal and geothermal. By examining the benefits and limitations involved in harnessing each of these renewable energies, this book seeks to provide you with an objective and informed viewpoint, with the ultimate purpose of minimizing harmful impacts on individuals, communities, and the environment.


Introduction to Bayesian statistics, 3rd Ed.

Recommended by: Dr. Joanna Z. Resurreccion (IE 27, 28)

Authors William M. Bolstad, James M. Curran
Place of Publication Hoboken, New Jersey
Date of Publication [2017]
Publisher Wiley

There is a strong upsurge in the use of Bayesian methods in applied statistical analysis, yet most introductory statistics texts only present frequentist methods. Bayesian statistics has many important advantages that students should learn about if they are going into fields where statistics will be used. In this third Edition, four newly-added chapters address topics that reflect the rapid advances in the field of Bayesian statistics. The authors continue to provide a Bayesian treatment of introductory statistical topics, such as scientific data gathering, discrete random variables, robust Bayesian methods, and Bayesian approaches to inference for discrete random variables, binomial proportions, Poisson, and normal means, and simple linear regression. In addition, more advanced topics in the field are presented in four new chapters: Bayesian inference for a normal with unknown mean and variance; Bayesian inference for a Multivariate Normal mean vector; Bayesian inference for the Multiple Linear Regression Model; and Computational Bayesian Statistics including Markov Chain Monte Carlo. The inclusion of these topics will facilitate readers’ ability to advance from a minimal understanding of Statistics to the ability to tackle topics in more applied, advanced level books. Minitab macros and R functions are available on the book’s related website to assist with chapter exercises. Introduction to Bayesian Statistics, Third Edition also features:

  • Topics including the Joint Likelihood function and inference using independent Jeffreys priors and join conjugate prior
  • The cutting-edge topic of computational Bayesian Statistics in a new chapter, with a unique focus on Markov Chain Monte Carlo methods
  • Exercises throughout the book that have been updated to reflect new applications and the latest software applications
  • Detailed appendices that guide readers through the use of R and Minitab software for Bayesian analysis and Monte Carlo simulations, with all related macros available on the book’s website

Introduction to Bayesian Statistics, Third Edition is a textbook for upper-undergraduate or first-year graduate level courses on introductory statistics course with a Bayesian emphasis. It can also be used as a reference work for statisticians who require a working knowledge of Bayesian statistics.


Principles of engineering thermodynamics

Recommended by: Dr. Menandro S. Berana (ME 63, 267)

Author John R. Reisel
Place of Publication Boston, MA
Date of Publication [2016]
Publisher Cengage Learning

Written in an informal, first-person writing style that makes abstract concepts easier to understand, PRINCIPLES OF ENGINEERING THERMODYNAMICS provides strong coverage of fundamental concepts and applications. To help readers develop a better understanding of how to apply thermodynamics in their future careers and a stronger intuitive feel for how the different components of thermodynamics are interrelated, the book asks readers to explore how changes in a particular parameter can change a device’s or process’ performance. Readers are encouraged to develop computer-based models of devices, processes, and cycles and to take advantage of the speed of Internet-based programs and computer apps to find thermodynamic data, just as practicing engineers do.


Combustion thermodynamics and dynamics

Recommended by: Dr. Menandro S. Berana (ME 165, 188, 287; EgyE 201)

Author Joseph M. Powers
Place of Publication New York, NY
Date of Publication [2016]
Publisher Cambridge University Press

Combustion Thermodynamics and Dynamics builds on a foundation of thermal science, chemistry, and applied mathematics that will be familiar to most undergraduate aerospace, mechanical, and chemical engineers to give a first-year graduate-level exposition of the thermodynamics, physical chemistry, and dynamics of advection-reaction-diffusion. Special effort is made to link notions of time-independent classical thermodynamics with time-dependent reactive fluid dynamics. In particular, concepts of classical thermochemical equilibrium and stability are discussed in the context of modern nonlinear dynamical systems theory. The first half focuses on time-dependent spatially homogeneous reaction, while the second half considers effects of spatially inhomogeneous advection and diffusion on the reaction dynamics. Attention is focused on systems with realistic detailed chemical kinetics as well as simplified kinetics. Many mathematical details are presented, and several quantitative examples are given. Topics include foundations of thermochemistry, reduced kinetics, reactive Navier-Stokes equations, reaction-diffusion systems, laminar flame, oscillatory combustion, and detonation.


Thermodynamics for engineers

Recommended by: Dr. Menandro S. Berana (ME 63, 267)

Authors Kenneth A. Kroos, Merle C. Potter
Place of Publication Stamford, CT
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher Cengage Learning

Features

  • The mathematics (calculus) needed has been kept to a minimum so that all students can follow the developments.
  • Learning outcomes are listed at the start of each chapter and identified as completed at relevant places in the text, followed by a summary at the end of each chapter.
  • Short concept quizzes included at the completion of each outcome to test the students.
  • Real-world parallels are drawn at appropriate places to help students relate to abstract concepts.
  • Equal emphasis is laid on qualitative and quantitative coverage, theory and application, and core concepts and current trends.
  • Solved examples illustrate clear problem solving methodology and focus on real-world applications of thermodynamics concepts.

Heating with renewable energy : practical, hydronic-based combisystems for residential and light commercial buildings

Recommended by: Dr. Menandro S. Berana (EgyE 201; ME 188, 287)

Author John Siegenthaler
Place of Publication Stamford, CT
Date of Publication [2017]
Publisher Cengage Learning

Whether you are preparing for a career in the building trades or are already a professional contractor, this practical book will help you develop the knowledge and skills you need to merge renewable heat sources (such as solar thermal collectors, hydronic heat pumps, and wood-fired boilers) with the latest hydronics hardware and low temperature distribution systems to assemble efficient and reliable heating systems. Easy to understand and packed with full color illustrations that provide detailed piping and control schematics and “how to” information you’ll use on every renewable energy system, this one-of-a-kind book will help you diversify your expertise over a wide range of heat sources.


RESERVE BOOKS

Vector mechanics for engineers : dynamics, 11th Ed.

Recommended by: Prof. John Michael Constantino (ES 12)

Author Ferdinand P. Beer [and five others].
Place of Publication New York, NY
Date of Publication [2016]
Publisher McGraw-Hill Education

Continuing in the spirit of its successful previous editions, the eleventh edition of Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Dynamics provides conceptually accurate and thorough coverage together with a significant refreshment of the exercise sets.

In this edition:

  • Thoroughly refreshed problem set
  • Concept questions include multiple choice problems that require few, if any, calculations. Students are encouraged to solve these problems using the principles and techniques discussed in the text and use these principles to help develop their intuition.

Refrigeration and air conditioning technology, 8th Ed.

Recommended by: Dr. Menandro S. Berana (ME 183, 281, 282)

Author John A. Tomczyk [and three others]
Place of Publication Boston, MA
Date of Publication [2017]
Publisher Cengage Learning

Develop the knowledge and skills you need to maintain and troubleshoot today’s complex heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration systems with REFRIGERATION AND AIR CONDITIONING TECHNOLOGY, 8th Edition. This practical, easy-to-understand book provides hands-on guidance, practical applications, and the solid foundation you need to fully understand today’s HVAC service and repair, its environmental challenges, and their solutions. Focused on sustainable technology in today’s HVAC/R industry with an emphasis on new technologies and green awareness, the 8th Edition covers the latest advances in the industry and the all-important soft skills and customer relations issues that impact customer satisfaction and employment success. Memorable examples, more than 260 supporting photos, and unique Service Call features bring concepts to life and help you develop the critical skills you need for success in your future career.


Reservoir engineering in modern oilfields : vertical, deviated, horizontal and multilateral well systems

Recommended by: Dr. Menandro S. Berana (ME 188, 287; EgyE 201)

Author Wilson Chin
Place of Publication Hoboken, New Jersey
Date of Publication [2016]
Publisher Scrivener Publishing/Wiley

Real-world reservoirs are layered, heterogeneous and anisotropic, exposed to water and gas drives, faults, barriers and fractures. They are produced by systems of vertical, deviated, horizontal and multilateral wells whose locations, sizes, shapes and topologies are dictated “on the fly, at random”by petroleum engineers and drillers at well sites. Wells may be pressure or rate-constrained, with these roles re-assigned during simulation with older laterals shut-in, newer wells drilled and brought on stream, and so on. And all are subject to steady and transient production, each satisfying different physical and mathematical laws, making reservoir simulation an art difficult to master and introducing numerous barriers to entry. All of these important processes can now be simulated in any order using rapid, stable and accurate computational models developed over two decades.

And what if it were further possible to sketch complicated geologies and lithologies, plus equally complex systems of general wells, layer-by-layer using Windows Notepad? And with no prior reservoir simulation experience and only passing exposure to reservoir engineering principles? Have the user press “Simulate,” and literally, within minutes, produce complicated field-wide results, production forecasts, and detailed three-dimensional color pressure plots from integrated graphics algorithms?

Developed over years of research, this possibility has become reality. The author, an M.I.T. trained scientist who has authored fifteen original research books, over a hundred papers and forty patents, winner of a prestigious British Petroleum Chairman’s Innovation Award in reservoir engineering and a record five awards from the United States Department of Energy, has delivered just such a product, making real-time planning at the well-site simple and practical. Workflows developed from experience as a practicing reservoir engineer are incorporated into “intelligent menus” that make in-depth understanding of simulation principles and readings of user manuals unnecessary. This volume describes new technology for down-to-earth problems using numerous examples performed with our state-of-the-art simulator, one that is available separately at affordable cost and requiring only simple Intel Core i5 computers without specialized graphics boards. The new methods are rigorous, validated and well-documented and are now available for broad petroleum industry application.


Principles of heat transfer, 8th Ed.

Recommended by: Dr. Menandro S. Berana (ME 164)

Authors Frank Krieth, Raj M. Manglik
Place of Publication Boston, MA
Date of Publication [2018]
Publisher Cengage Learning

Introduce the principles of heat transfer using the classic that sets the standard of coverage and organization for all other heat transfer texts. Following the recommendations of the ASME Committee on Heat Transfer Education, Kreith/Manglik’s PRINCIPLES OF HEAT TRANSFER, 8E provides a comprehensive engineering approach that is ideal for your upper-level, one-semester course in heat transfer. This relevant book recognizes that in today’s world, computational analysis is more critical than rote mathematical solutions to heat transfer problems. However, the authors also incorporate an effective analytic approach. With this approach, students gain a clear understanding of the physics involved and learn how to utilize tools for analyzing more complex problems. PRINCIPLES OF HEAT TRANSFER, 8E also emphasizes applications to current engineering challenges in renewable energy, bioengineering, microelectronics, materials processing, and space exploration.


Advanced engineering mathematics with MATLAB, 4th Ed.

Recommended by: Prof. John Michael Constantino (ES 201)

Authors Dean G. Duffy
Place of Publication Boca Raton
Date of Publication [2017]
Publisher CRC Press

Advanced Engineering Mathematics with MATLAB, Fourth Edition builds upon three successful previous editions. It is written for today’s STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) student. Three assumptions under lie its structure: (1) All students need a firm grasp of the traditional disciplines of ordinary and partial differential equations, vector calculus and linear algebra. (2) The modern student must have a strong foundation in transform methods because they provide the mathematical basis for electrical and communication studies. (3) The biological revolution requires an understanding of stochastic (random) processes. The chapter on Complex Variables, positioned as the first chapter in previous editions, is now moved to Chapter 10. The author employs MATLAB to reinforce concepts and solve problems that require heavy computation. Along with several updates and changes from the third edition, the text continues to evolve to meet the needs of today’s instructors and students.


DONATED BOOKS

An enduring quest : the story of Purdue industrial engineers

Donated by: Dr. Aura C. Matias

Author Ferd Leimkuhler
Place of Publication West Lafayette, Indiana
Date of Publication [2009]
Publisher Purdue University Press

The process of industrialization that began over two hundred years ago is continuing to change the way people work and live, and doing it very rapidly, in places like China and India. At the forefront of this movement is the profession of industrial engineering that develops and applies the technology that drives industrialization. This book describes how industrial engineering evolved over the past two centuries developing methods and principles for the planning, design, and control of production and service systems. The story focuses on the growth of the discipline at Purdue University where it helped shape the university itself and made substantial contributions to the industrialization of America and the world. The story includes colorful and creative people like Frank and Lillian Gilbreth of Cheaper by the Dozen fame. Lillian was the first lady of American engineering as well a founder of Purdue’s Industrial Engineering.


Advances in ergonomics in manufacturing

Donated by: Dr. Aura C. Matias (IE 160, 161)

Editors Stefan Trzcielinski and Waldemar Karwowski
Place of Publication Boca Raton, Fla.
Date of Publication 2013
Publisher CRC Press

Meeting the needs of the manufacturing and service sectors of contemporary industry, this volume is concerned with the human factors, ergonomics, and safety issues related to the design of products, processes, and systems, as well as the operation and management of business enterprises. This book will be of special value to researchers and practitioners involved in the design of products, processes, systems, and services, which are marketed and utilized by a variety of organizations around the world.


2017 ASHRAE handbook : fundamentals

Donated by: Mr. Augusto Lucero

Place of Publication Atlanta, GA
Date of Publication [2017]
Publisher ASHRAE

The 2017 ASHRAE Handbook–Fundamentals covers basic principles and data used in the HVAC&R industry. Its more than 1,000 pages cover basic principles such as thermodynamics, psychrometrics, and heat transfer, and provide practical guidance on building envelope, indoor environmental quality, load calculations, duct and piping system design, refrigerants, energy resources, sustainability, and more. An accompanying CD-ROM contains all the volume’s chapters in both I-P and SI units.

Each chapter has been reviewed by the hundreds of industry experts on ASHRAE Technical Committees, who update chapters to cover current requirements, technology, and design practice. This expert review and revision sets the ASHRAE Handbook apart from other references.

The 2017 edition includes a new chapter–Chapter 36, Moisture Management in Buildings, which presents data on indoor vapor release and measured indoor/outdoor vapor pressure/concentration differences, and discusses moisture sources and sinks that can reduce materials’ durability, as well as the negative effects of insufficient or excessive indoor relative humidity.


Incompressible fluid dynamics

Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

Author J. N. Hunt
Place of Publication London
Date of Publication 1964
Publisher Longmans, Green and Co Ltd

The book includes the following chapters:

  • The Navier-Stokes Equations
  • Laminar Boundary Layers
  • Approximate Methods for Steady Laminar Boundary Layers
  • Unsteady Laminar Boundary Layers
  • Hydrodynamic Instability
  • Turbulence
  • Turbulent Shear Flows

2016 ASHRAE handbook : heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning systems and equipment

Donated by: Mr. Augusto Lucero

Place of Publication Atlanta, GA
Date of Publication [2016]
Publisher ASHRAE

The 2016 ASHRAE Handbook–HVAC Systems and Equipment discusses various systems and the equipment (components or assemblies) they comprise, and describes features and differences. This information helps system designers and operators in selecting and using equipment. An accompanying CD-ROM contains all the volume’s chapters in both I-P and SI units.


Building a culture of science in the Philippines : proceedings of the 2007 NAST round table discussions

Donated by: Dr. Aura C. Matias

Editor Evelyn Mae Tecson-Mendoza
Place of Publication Philippines
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher National Academy of Science and Technology

The National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) Philippines is the premier advisory and recognition body in the country in science and technology. One of the primary and continuing concerns of the Academy is the development and improvement of science culture that recognizes the ways of thought, findings and limitations of science. It must also develop and recognize the scientific capability of persons and institutions that will further contribute to the growth of science and technology.

On 11-12 July 2007, the NAST held its 29th Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) around the theme A Progressive Philippines Anchored on Science: Building a Culture of Science in the Philippines. In preparation for this event, the Chemical, Mathematical and Physical Sciences Division of the Academy, lead division for the 2007 ASM, organized four round table discussions which gathered stakeholders in the discussion of issues and concerns relevant to the theme. This volume reports on the discussion and analysis of many collaborative initiatives, programs and projects of academe, private sector, government, NGOs, and foreign governments that address issues on the improvement of science and mathematics education and development of scientific capability in the country.

Included in this volume is a report on a multi-sponsored pilot study in Laguna, an immediate response to the call for all of us who can and are able to contribute to efforts in improving science and math towards building a culture of science in the country.

This book will hopefully serve as a rich source of baseline information on these efforts and guide is in the arduous road to a progressive Philippines anchored on science.


Basics of occupational health and safety : guidebook for practitioners and industries

Donated by: Dr. Aura C. Matias

Author Jinky Leilanie Del Prado-Lu
Place of Publication Quezon City
Date of Publication c2011
Publisher University of the Philippines Press

Basics of Occupational Health and Safety outlines the basic elements of implementing occupational health and safety programs in various types of industries–manufacturing, service, agriculture, mining, construction, small enterprises, among others. The solutions offered to address hazard and safety issues are exhaustive, technical, and practical, as well as cost-effective for management, and beneficial for workers.

The book provides practitioners and managers valuable knowledge and skills to deal with work hazards and engage in social corporate responsibility toward their workers and the environment. At the same time, workers are given a basic understanding of their occupational health and safety rights, and practical tips on how to deal with unsafe and unhealthy work environments.


Engineering mechanics: statics

Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

Author Irving H. Shames
Place of Publication Englewood CLiffs, N.J.
Date of Publication [1958-1960]
Publisher Prentice-Hall

The book contains the following chapters:

  • Fundamentals of Mechanics
  • Elements of Vector Algebra
  • Important Vector Quantities
  • Equivalent Force Systems
  • Equations of Equilibrium
  • Introduction to Structural Mechanics
  • Frictional Forces
  • Properties of Surfaces
  • Introduction to Continuum Mechanics
  • Introduction to Variational Mechanics

Engineering mechanics: dynamics

Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

Author Irving H. Shames
Place of Publication Englewood CLiffs, N.J.
Date of Publication [1958-1960]
Publisher Prentice-Hall

The book contains the following chapters:

  • Elements of Kinematics
  • Integration of Newton’s Law for Rectilinear Translation
  • Central-Force Motiom
  • General Motion of a Particle
  • Energy Methods
  • Methods of Momentum
  • The Inertia Tensor
  • The Euler’s Equations of Motion
  • Energy Considerations for Rigid Bodies
  • Motion of a Body about a Fixed Point
  • Momentum Equations for Deformable Media

Introduction to mathematical fluid dynamics

Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

Author Richard E. Meyer
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication 1982
Publisher Dover Publications

Fluid dynamics, the behavior of liquids and gases, is a field of broad impact — in physics, engineering, oceanography, and meteorology for example — yet full understanding demands fluency in higher mathematics, the only language fluid dynamics speaks. Dr. Richard Meyer’s work is indeed introductory, while written for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in applied mathematics, engineering, and the physical sciences. A knowledge of calculus and vector analysis is presupposed.
The author develops basic concepts from a semi-axiomatic foundation, noting that “for mathematics students such a treatment helps to dispel the all too common impression that the whole subject is built on a quicksand of assorted intuitions.” Contents include:

  • Kinematics: Lagrangian and Eulerian descriptions, Circulation and Vorticity.
  • Momentum Principle and Ideal Fluid: Conservation examples, Euler equations, D’Alembert’s and Kelvin’s theorems.
  • Newtonian Fluid: Constitutive and Kinetic theories, exact solutions.
  • Fluids of Small Viscosity: Singular Perturbation, Boundary Layers.
  • Some Aspects of Rotating Fluids: Rossby number, Ekman layer, Taylor-Proudman Blocking.
  • Some Effects of Compressibility: Thermodynamics, Waves, Shock relations and structure, Navier-Stokes equations.

Dr. Meyer writes, “This core of our knowledge concerns the relation between inviscid and viscous fluids, and the bulk of this book is devoted to a discussion of that relation.”


LATEX : a document preparation system : user’s guide and reference manual, 2nd Ed.

Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

Author Leslie Lamport
Place of Publication Reading, Mass.
Date of Publication c1994
Publisher Addison-Wesley

LaTex is a software system for typesetting documents. Because it is especially good for technical documents and is available for almost any computer system, LaTex has become a lingua franca of the scientific world. Researchers, educators, and students in universities, as well as scientists in industry, use LaTex to produce professionally formatted papers, proposals, and books. They also use LaTex input to communicate information electronically to their colleagues around the world. With the release of LaTex 2[subscript epsilon], the new standard version, LaTex has become even more powerful. Among its new features are an improved method for handling different styles of type, and commands for including graphics and producing colors. LaTex 2[subscript epsilon] makes available to all LaTex users valuable enhancements to the software that have been developed over the years by users in many different places to satisfy a variety of needs. This book, written by the original architect and implementer of LaTex is both the user’s guide and the reference manual for the software. It has been updated to reflect the changes in the new release. The book begins with instructions for formatting simpler text, and progressively describes commands and techniques for handling larger and more complicated documents. A separate chapter explains how to deal with errors. An added appendix describes what is new and different in LaTex 2[subscript epsilon]. Other additions to the second edition include descriptions of new commands for inserting pictures prepared with other programs and for producing colored output; new sections on how to make books and slides; instructions for making an index with the MakeIndexprogram, and an updated guide to preparing a bibliography with the BibTex program; plus a section on how to send your LaTex documents electronically. Users new to LaTex will find here a book that has earned worldwide praise as a model for clear, concise, and practical documentation.


An introduction to fluid dynamics

Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

Author F. J. Bayley
Place of Publication London
Date of Publication [1958]
Publisher George Allen & Unwin Ltd.

This book is intended as a text to accompany undergraduate courses in Fluid Mechanics as the subject appears in engineering curricula. It presents the principles of the subject and takes the reader to the point at which he himself may begin to specialize in the practical aspects of fluid mechanics. The book is concerned mainly with the study of fluids in motion, but problems with fluids at rest are also included. The text includes dimensional analysis, the effects of viscosity, losses in pipes, flow in open channels and over immersed bodies.


Structure of the earth

Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

Author Sydney P. Clark, Jr.
Place of Publication Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
Date of Publication [1971]
Publisher Prentice-Hall

The book contains the following chapters:

  • Geologic Structures
  • The Earth’s magnetic field
  • Plate tectonics
  • Seismology
  • The constitution of the Earth from seismic evidence
  • The Earth’s gravity field
  • Heat flow and the temperatures in the Earth

Dynamics of nonhomogeneous fluids

Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

Author Chia-Shun Yih
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication [1965]
Publisher Macmillan Company

The book includes the following:

  • Waves of small amplitudes
  • Steady flows of finite amplitude
  • Hydrodynamic stability
  • Flows in porous media
  • Analogy between gravitation and accelaration

Principles of turbomachinery

Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

Author R. K. Turton
Place of Publication London
Date of Publication [1984]
Publisher E. & F. N. Spon

Pumps, fans, compressors and turbines are essential components in all engineering complexes. This book explains the basic fluid mechanics and thermodynamics underlying their design in a clear and uncomplicated way, with many examples and worked examples. It deals thoroughly with problems such as cavitation, refers to computer-based exercises wherever possible and provides up-to-date information on rapid advances currently being made in analysis and performance control.


Fluid mechanics, 6th Ed.

Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

Authors Victor L. Streeter, E. Benjamin Wylie
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication [1975]
Publisher McGraw-Hill Kogakusha, Ltd.

The book includes the following chapters:

  • Fluid Properties and Definitions
  • Fluid Statics
  • Fluid-Flow Concepts and Basic Equations
  • Dimensional Analysis and Dynamic Similitude
  • Viscous Effects: Fluid Resistance
  • Compressible Flow
  • Ideal-Fluid Flow
  • Fluid Measurement
  • Turbomachinery
  • Steady Closed-Conduit Flow
  • Steady Flow in Open Channels
  • Unsteady Flow
  • Open-Channel Flow

Fluid mechanics

Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

Author Victor L. Streeter, E. Benjamin Wylie
Place of Publication Auckland
Date of Publication 1983
Publisher McGraw-Hill

This text on intermediate fluids is aimed at the civil, agricultural and oceanography markets. It gives a grounding in fluid mechanics, including systematic and parallel development of the equations of fluid mechanics in integral and differential form. There is also extensive coverage of free surface flow. The book’s applications are directed at shallow-water hydraulics, oceanography and wave mechanics, circulation in large bodies of water and transport. Examples, problems and historical notes are also included.

Oct 12

CIRCULATION BOOKS


A Six Sigma approach to sustainability : continual improvement for social responsibility

Recommending faculty: Dr. Virginia J. Soriano, (IE 122)

Author Holly A. Duckworth
Place of Publication Boca Raton
Date of Publication [2016]
Publisher CRC Press

In an age when most business plans extend only to the next quarterly reporting period, the authors of this book propose an audaciously longer view of future planning. Reaching beyond the modern five or ten-year strategic plan, the authors take a cue from Kongo Gumi, a Japanese construction company launched in 578 AD that managed to thrive as a family-owned business for nearly 1500 years.

With the 2010 publication of an international standard on social responsibility (ISO 26000), and increased attention to sustainability and sustainability reporting, many organizations today are heeding the call to operate with this standard in mind. However, once the guidelines are understood and the gaps measured, these same organizations often struggle during implementation.

Leveraging many decades of combined experience in Quality Management and Product Development, the authors of this seminal book provide a proven solution to help you turn information into action. Defining exactly what social responsibility means, A Six Sigma Approach to Sustainability introduces SOFAIR, a six-step methodology for achieving sustainability through social responsibility performance improvement. This rigorous methodology uses Six Sigma, and other process improvement methods, as a basis for maximizing the efficiency and effectiveness of your organization’s social responsibility performance improvement effort.

The book explains and demonstrates the meaning of CISR® – continual improvement for social responsibility – and illustrates the six-step SOFAIR methodology with many examples. The authors explain how your existing organizational continual improvement efforts can be adapted to also focus on sustainability. Four case studies are provided that demonstrate the application of the methodology in manufacturing, healthcare, business processes, and everyday personal life. Finally, the authors provide 10 things you can do today as social responsibility action.

Kongo Gumi represents the author’s goal of sustainability, and prompts the question, “What will your organization look like, not in 5-10 years, but in fifteen centuries?” This book provides a way for you to take action to create a more sustainable environment where your customers, suppliers, employees, and communities are available for your organization for decades, and even centuries, to come.


Reliability of safety-critical systems : theory and applications

Recommending faculty: Dr. Virginia J. Soriano, (IE 198, 298)

Author Marvin Rausand
Place of Publication Hoboken, New Jersey
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Presents the theory and methodology for reliability assessments of safety-critical functions through examples from a wide range of applications

Reliability of Safety-Critical Systems: Theory and Applications provides a comprehensive introduction to reliability assessments of safety-related systems based on electrical, electronic, and programmable electronic (E/E/PE) technology. With a focus on the design and development phases of safety-critical systems, the book presents theory and methods required to document compliance with IEC 61508 and the associated sector-specific standards.

Combining theory and practical applications, Reliability of Safety-Critical Systems: Theory and Applications implements key safety-related strategies and methods to meet quantitative safety integrity requirements. In addition, the book details a variety of reliability analysis methods that are needed during all stages of a safety-critical system, beginning with specification and design and advancing to operations, maintenance, and modification control. The key categories of safety life-cycle phases are featured, including strategies for the allocation of reliability performance requirements; assessment methods in relation to design; and reliability quantification in relation to operation and maintenance. Issues and benefits that arise from complex modern technology developments are featured, as well as:

  • Real-world examples from large industry facilities with major accident potential and products owned by the general public such as cars and tools
  • Plentiful worked examples throughout that provide readers with a deeper understanding of the core concepts and aid in the analysis and solution of common issues when assessing all facets of safety-critical systems
  • Approaches that work on a wide scope of applications and can be applied to the analysis of any safety-critical system
  • A brief appendix of probability theory for reference

With an emphasis on how safety-critical functions are introduced into systems and facilities to prevent or mitigate the impact of an accident, this book is an excellent guide for professionals, consultants, and operators of safety-critical systems who carry out practical, risk, and reliability assessments of safety-critical systems. Reliability of Safety-Critical Systems: Theory and Applications is also a useful textbook for courses in reliability assessment of safety-critical systems and reliability engineering at the graduate-level, as well as for consulting companies offering short courses in reliability assessment of safety-critical systems.


Design thinking : new product development essentials from the PDMA

Recommending faculty: Dr. Virginia J. Soriano, (IE 122)

Editor Michael G. Luchs
Place of Publication Hoboken, New Jersey
Date of Publication [2016]
Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Develop a more systematic, human-centered, results-oriented thought process

Design Thinking is the Product Development and Management Association’s (PDMA) guide to better problem solving and decision-making in product development and beyond. The second in the New Product Development Essentials series, this book shows you how to bridge the gap between the strategic importance of design and the tactical approach of design thinking. You’ll learn how to approach new product development from a fresh perspective, with a focus on systematic, targeted thinking that results in a repeatable, human-centered problem-solving process. Integrating high-level discussion with practical, actionable strategy, this book helps you re-tool your thought processes in a way that translates well beyond product development, giving you a new way to approach business strategy and more.

Design is a process of systematic creativity that yields the most appropriate solution to a properly identified problem. Design thinking disrupts stalemates and brings logic to the forefront of the conversation. This book shows you how to adopt these techniques and train your brain to see the answer to any question, at any level, in any stage of the development process.

  • Become a better problem-solver in every aspect of business
  • Connect strategy with practice in the context of product development
  • Systematically map out your new product, service, or business
  • Experiment with new thought processes and decision making strategies

You can’t rely on old ways of thinking to produce the newest, most cutting-edge solutions. Product development is the bedrock of business —whether your “product” is a tangible object, a service, or the business itself — and your approach must be consistently and reliably productive. Design Thinking helps you internalize this essential process so you can bring value to innovation and merge strategy with reality.


Product design for engineers, International edition

Recommending faculty: Dr. Virginia J. Soriano

Author Devdas Shetty
Place of Publication Australia
Date of Publication [2016]
Publisher Cengage Learning

Develop key skills you’ll need for your career in mechanical, industrial, aerospace, manufacturing, or automotive engineering with PRODUCT DESIGN FOR ENGINEERS. This empowering text explores techniques for managing innovation, entrepreneurship, and design and introduces you to the creative problem-solving method for product success. Case studies in every chapter explore issues of design for assembly, disassembly, reliability, maintainability, and sustainability. The book’s interdisciplinary approach, step-by-step coverage, and helpful illustrations and charts give you everything you need to design cost-effective, innovative products.


Wind power : the struggle for control of a new global industry

Recommending faculty: Dr. Louis Angelo Danao (EgyE 223)

Author Ben Backwell
Place of Publication London
Date of Publication 2015
Publisher Routledge

Wind Power – The Struggle for Control of a New Global Industry looks at the nations, companies and people fighting for control of one of the world’s fastest growing new industries and how we can harness one of the planet’s most powerful energy resources – wind power. The book also examines the challenges the sector faces as it competes for influence and investment with the fossil fuel industry across the globe.

The wind power business has grown from a niche sector within the energy industry to a global industry attracting substantial investment in recent years. In Europe wind has become the biggest source of new power generation capacity, while wind is successfully competing with the gas, coal and nuclear sectors in China and the US.

The specialist wind turbine companies that pioneered the business have gone global over the last decade, while big industrial conglomerates have entered the fray. European companies are struggling to maintain their technological and market lead in the sector, in a three cornered battle with China and the US.

Meanwhile, the industry is fighting to drive down costs in the face of a fossil fuel generation industry bolstered by the onset of cheap shale gas. And wind companies continue to wrestle with a stop-go cycle of investment across the world, with some traditional markets stuttering under the impact of the financial crisis and fiscal austerity, while new power hungry markets in Asia and South America emerge.

Wind Power – The Struggle for Control of a New Global Industry analyses the industry climbers, the investment trends and the technological advancements that will define the future of wind energy.


The politics of green transformations

Recommending faculty: Dr. Louis Angelo Danao

Editor Ian Scoones
Place of Publication London
Date of Publication 2015
Publisher Routledge

Multiple ‘green transformations’ are required if humanity is to live sustainably on planet Earth. Recalling past transformations, this book examines what makes the current challenge different, and especially urgent. It examines how green transformations must take place in the context of the particular moments of capitalist development, and in relation to particular alliances. The role of the state is emphasised, both in terms of the type of incentives required to make green transformations politically feasible and the way states must take a developmental role in financing innovation and technology for green transformations. The book also highlights the role of citizens, as innovators, entrepreneurs, green consumers and members of social movements. Green transformations must be both ‘top-down’, involving elite alliances between states and business, but also ‘bottom up’, pushed by grassroots innovators and entrepreneurs, and part of wider mobilisations among civil society. The chapters in the book draw on international examples to emphasise how contexts matter in shaping pathways to sustainability

Written by experts in the field, this book will be of great interest to researchers and students in environmental studies, international relations, political science, development studies, geography and anthropology, as well as policymakers and practitioners concerned with sustainability.


Our energy future : resources, alternatives, and the environment, Second edition

Recommending faculty: Dr. Michael Angelo Pedrasa ( EgyE 201)

Author R. C. Hibbeler
Place of Publication Hoboken, New Jersey
Date of Publication [2016]
Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Presents an overview on the different aspects of the energy value chain and discusses the issues that future energy is facing

This book covers energy and the energy policy choices which face society. The book presents easy-to-grasp information and analysis, and includes statistical data for energy production, consumption and simple formulas. Among the aspects considered are: science, technology, economics and the impact on health and the environment. In this new edition two new chapters have been added: The first new chapter deals with unconventional fossil fuels, a resource which has become very important from the economical point of view, especially in the United States. The second new chapter presents the applications of nanotechnology in the energy domain.

  • Provides a global vision of available and potential energy sources
  • Discusses advantages and drawbacks to help prepare current and future generations to use energy differently
  • Includes new chapters covering unconventional fossil fuels and nanotechnology as new energy

Our Energy Future: Resources, Alternatives and the Environment, Second Edition, is written for professionals, students, teachers, decision-makers and politicians involved in the energy domain and interested in environmental issues.


Wind energy engineering, Second edition

Recommending faculty: Dr. Michael Angelo Pedrasa (EgyE 223)

Author Pramod Jainr
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication [2016]
Publisher McGraw-Hill Education

A fully up-to-date, comprehensive wind energy engineering resource

This thoroughly updated reference offers complete details on effectively harnessing wind energy as a viable and economical power source. Globally recognized wind expert Pramod Jain clearly explains physics, meteorology, aerodynamics, wind measurement, wind turbines, and electricity. New energy policies and grid integration procedures are covered, including pre-deployment studies and grid modifications. Filled with diagrams, tables, charts, graphs, and statistics, Wind Energy Engineering, Second Edition, is a definitive guide to current developments and emerging technologies in wind energy.

Wind Energy Engineering, Second Edition covers:

  • The worldwide business of wind energy
  • Wind energy basics
  • Meteorological properties of wind and air
  • Wind turbine aerodynamics
  • Turbine blade element models and power curves
  • Wind measurement and reporting
  • Wind resource assessment
  • Advanced resource assessment topics, including wake, losses, and uncertainty
  • Wind turbine generator components
  • Electricity and generator fundamentals
  • Grid integration of wind energy
  • Environmental impact of wind projects
  • Financial modeling, planning, and execution of wind projects
  • Wind energy policy and licensing guidelines

Particle adhesion and removal

Recommending faculty: Dr. Michael Angelo Pedrasa (EgyE 297)

Editor K.L. Mittal
Place of Publication Salem, Massachusetts
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher Scrivener Publishing LLC

The book provides a comprehensive and easily accessible reference source covering all important aspects of particle adhesion and removal. The core objective is to cover both fundamental and applied aspects of particle adhesion and removal with emphasis on recent developments.

Among the topics to be covered include:

  •  Fundamentals of surface forces in particle adhesion and removal.
  •  Mechanisms of particle adhesion and removal.
  •  Experimental methods (e.g. AFM, SFA,SFM,IFM, etc.) to understand particle-particle and particle-substrate interactions.
  •  Mechanics of adhesion of micro- and nanoscale particles.
  •  Various factors affecting particle adhesion to a variety of substrates.
  •  Surface modification techniques to modulate particle adhesion.
  •  Various cleaning methods (both wet & dry) for particle removal.
  •  Relevance of particle adhesion in a host of technologies ranging from simple to ultra-sophisticated.

Fuel cells : principles, design, and analysis

Recommending faculty: Dr. Michael Angelo Pedrasa (EgyE 297)

Author Shripad Revankar
Place of Publication Boca Raton
Date of Publication 2014
Publisher CRC Press

Fuel Cells: Principles, Design, and Analysis considers the latest advances in fuel cell system development and deployment, and was written with engineering and science students in mind. This book provides readers with the fundamentals of fuel cell operation and design, and incorporates techniques and methods designed to analyze different fuel cell systems. It builds on three main themes: basic principles, analysis, and design.

The section on basic principles contains background information on fuel cells, including fundamental principles such as electrochemistry, thermodynamics, and kinetics of fuel cell reactions as well as mass and heat transfer in fuel cells. The section on design explores important characteristics associated with various fuel cell components, electrodes, electrocatalysts, and electrolytes, while the section on analysis examines phenomena characterization and modeling both at the component and system levels.

  • Includes objectives and a summary in each chapter
  • Presents examples and problems demonstrating theory/principle applications
  • Provides case studies on fuel cell analysis
  • Contains mathematical methods including numerical methods and MATLAB® Simulink® techniques
  • Offers references and material for further reading

Fuel Cells: Principles, Design, and Analysis presents the basic principles, examples, and models essential in the design and optimization of fuel cell systems. Based on more than ten years of the authors’ teaching experience, this text is an ideal resource for junior- to senior-level undergraduate students and for graduate students pursuing advanced fuel cell research and study.


Architectural drafting and design, Seventh edition

Recommending faculty: Prof. John Michael Constantino (ES 1)

Author Alan Jefferis
Place of Publication Boston, MA
Date of Publication [2017]
Publisher Cengage Learning

ARCHITECTURAL DRAFTING AND DESIGN, Seventh Edition, is the definitive text for beginning, intermediate, or advanced architectural CAD operators. This full-color, comprehensive edition covers the basics of residential design while exploring numerous types of projects that a designer or architect is likely to complete during the design process. The Seventh Edition is up-to-date with content based on the most recent editions of relevant codes, including the 2015 International Residential Code (IRC), the 2015 International Building Code (IBC), the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), and the 2012 International Green Construction Code (IgCC). The text opens with information on architectural styles that have dominated the field over the last four centuries, followed by basic design components related to site and structure. Commercial drafting, basic construction materials, common construction methods, and drawings typically associated with commercial construction are also covered. This bestseller complements informational content with practical, hands-on material, including step-by-step instructions for the design and layout of each type of drawing associated with a complete set of architectural plans–all presented via projects that can be completed using CAD drawing methods. This proven text equips readers with the knowledge and skills needed to complete the drawings that most municipalities require to obtain a building permit for a single-family residence.


Technical drawing for engineering communication, Seventh edition

Recommending faculty: Prof. John Michael Constantino (ES 1)

Author David L. Goetsch
Place of Publication Boston, MA
Date of Publication [2016]
Publisher Cengage Learning

TECHNICAL DRAWING FOR ENGINEERING COMMUNICATION, 7E offers a fresh, modern approach to technical drawing that combines the most current industry standards with up-to-date technologies and software, resulting in a valuable, highly relevant resource you won’t want to be without. The book builds on features that made its previous editions so successful: comprehensive coverage of the “total technical drawing experience” that explores both the basic and advanced aspects of engineering and industrial technology and reviews both computer modeling and more traditional methods of technical drawing. Enhancements for the seventh edition include updates based on industry trends and regulations, an all-new chapter on employability skills, and additional content on SolidWorks 3D modeling software for drafting technicians. The end result is a tool that will give you the real-world skills needed for a successful career in CAD, drafting, or design.


Engineering science, Sixth edition

Recommending faculty: Prof. John Michael Constantino (ES 1)

Author David L. Goetsch
Place of Publication London
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher Routledge

Comprehensive engineering science coverage that is fully in line with the latest vocational course requirements

  • New chapters on heat transfer and fluid mechanics
  • Topic-based approach ensures that this text is suitable for all vocational engineering courses
  • Coverage of all the mechanical, electrical and electronic principles within one volume provides a comprehensive exploration of scientific principles within engineering

Engineering Science is a comprehensive textbook suitable for all vocational and pre-degree courses. Taking a subject-led approach, the essential scientific principles engineering students need for their studies are topic-by-topic based in presntation. Unlike most of the textbooks available for this subject, Bill Bolton goes beyond the core science to include the mechanical, electrical and electronic principles needed in the majority of courses.

A concise and accessible text is supported by numerous worked examples and problems, with a complete answer section at the back of the book. Now in its sixth edition, the text has been fully updated in line with the current BTEC National syllabus and will also prove an essential reference for students embarking on Higher National engineering qualifications and Foundation Degrees.


Combustion thermodynamics and dynamics

Recommending faculty: Prof. Jennifer Fabular (ME 165)

Author Joseph M. Powers
Place of Publication New York, NY
Date of Publication [2016]
Publisher Cambridge University Press

Combustion Thermodynamics and Dynamics builds on a foundation of thermal science, chemistry, and applied mathematics that will be familiar to most undergraduate aerospace, mechanical, and chemical engineers to give a first-year graduate-level exposition of the thermodynamics, physical chemistry, and dynamics of advection-reaction-diffusion. Special effort is made to link notions of time-independent classical thermodynamics with time-dependent reactive fluid dynamics. In particular, concepts of classical thermochemical equilibrium and stability are discussed in the context of modern nonlinear dynamical systems theory. The first half focuses on time-dependent spatially homogeneous reaction, while the second half considers effects of spatially inhomogeneous advection and diffusion on the reaction dynamics. Attention is focused on systems with realistic detailed chemical kinetics as well as simplified kinetics. Many mathematical details are presented, and several quantitative examples are given. Topics include foundations of thermochemistry, reduced kinetics, reactive Navier-Stokes equations, reaction-diffusion systems, laminar flame, oscillatory combustion, and detonation.


Fluid mechanics and hydraulic machines

Recommending faculty: Prof. Jennifer Fabular (ME 122)

Author Manish Kumar Goyal
Place of Publication New Delhi
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher PHI Learning Private Limited

This comprehensive textbook covers the basic concepts of fluid mechanics and hydraulic machines. It is organised into sixteen chapters. The first twelve chapters focus on the conceptual aspects of fluids mechanics; the remaining four chapters examine the details of hydraulic machines. The book is supplemented with a solutions manual for instructors containing detailed solutions of all chapter-end unsolved problems.

Primarily intended as a text for undergraduate students of civil, mechanical, chemical and aeronautical engineering, this book will also be of use to postgraduate students of hydraulics engineering, water resources engineering, and fluids engineering.

The book describes all concepts in easy-to-grasp language with diagrammatic representation and practical examples. A selection of worked-out examples are included, helping to illustrate the range of applications of fluid mechanics. Every chapter includes a summary that presents the main idea and relevant details of the topics discussed. Most chapters incorporate objective type questions, along with answers and in-depth explanations. A set of theoretical questions and numerous unsolved numerical problems are provided at chapter-end. Each chapter includes suggested reading.


The spatial dimension of risk : how geography shapes the emergence of riskscapes

Editor Detlef Müller-Mahn
Place of Publication Abingdon, Oxon
Date of Publication 2013
Publisher Routledge

Through its exploration of the spatial dimension of risk, this book offers a brand new approach to theorizing risk, and significant improvements in how to manage, tolerate and take risks. A broad range of risks are examined, including natural hazards, climate change, political violence, and state failure. Case studies range from the Congo to Central Asia, from tsunami in Japan and civil war affected areas in Sri Lanka to avalanche hazards in Austria. In each of these cases, the authors examine the importance and role of space in the causes and differentiation of risk, in how we can conceptualize risk from a spatial perspective and in the relevance of space and locality for risk governance. This new approach – endorsed by Ragnar Löfstedt and Ortwin Renn, two of the world’s leading and most prolific risk analysts – is essential reading for those charged with studying, anticipating and managing risks.


The visual organization : data visualization, big data, and the quest for better decisions

Author Phil Simon
Place of Publication Hoboken, New Jersey
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

The era of Big Data as arrived, and most organizations are woefully unprepared. Slowly, many are discovering that stalwarts like Excel spreadsheets, KPIs, standard reports, and even traditional business intelligence tools aren’t sufficient. These old standbys can’t begin to handle today’s increasing streams, volumes, and types of data.

Amidst all of the chaos, though, a new type of organization is emerging.

In The Visual Organization, award-winning author and technology expert Phil Simon looks at how an increasingly number of organizations are embracing new dataviz tools and, more important, a new mind-set based upon data discovery and exploration. Simon adroitly shows how Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, Twitter, and other tech heavyweights use powerful data visualization tools to garner fascinating insights into their businesses. But make no mistake: these companies are hardly alone. Organizations of all types, industries, sizes are representing their data in new and amazing ways. As a result, they are asking better questions and making better business decisions.

Rife with real-world examples and case studies, The Visual Organization is a full-color tour-de-force.