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.


Mar 14

Civil Engineering  (CE)  Undergraduate Theses

Shear strength and stress-strain characteristics of Diliman silts/Adajar, Joash Bryan Q. (LG 993.5 2015 E63 A33)  

Development of a physically-based model using deterministic approach for landslide prediction / Agcaoili, Elaine C. (LG 993.5 2015 E63 A43)

Effectivity of using rice husk ash and fly ash as stabilizer in reducing the swelling of smectite-type of clays / Picar, Cyril Jerlo B.(LG 993.5 2015 E63 P53)

Unconfined compressive strength and erodibility of gypsum-treated Diliman silt  /Quinto, Adan Jacov A.  (LG 993.5 2015 E63 Q56)

Rate of bacteria-induced strength deterioration of banana fiber as a potential alternative geotextile material for temporary access road  / Silang, Jayson L. (LG 993.5 2015 E63 S55)

Geotechnical characterization of circulating fluidized bed (CFB) fly ash/Canlobo, Kim Aeron E.  (LG 993.5 2015 E63 C36)

Unconfined compressive strength of gypsum treated basaltic sand / Velasquez, Rekon E. (LG 993.5 2015 E63 V45)

Application of carbon nanotubes in structural health monitoring of reinforced concrete /Lagason, Patria Hena P.  (LG 993.5 2015 E63 L34)

Design sensitivity analysis of three-storey reinforced concrete moment resisting frame structures using performance-based seismic engineering /Sawali, John Paul M. (LG 993.5 2015 E63 S29)

Design sensitivity analysis of three-storey reinforced concrete moment-resisting frame structures using performance-based wind engineering / Olivas, Ana Claudinne E (LG 993.5 2015 E63 O45)

Performance assessment of the fire safety of a NHA house model using fire dynamics simulation / Tan, Geocerie D.  (LG 993.5 2015 E63 T36)

Development of empirical vulnerability curves of masonry building types in Bohol using methods in the global earthquake model (GEM)  / Licerio, Arthel Rae T. (LG 993.5 2015 E63 L53)

Analysis of the sensitivity of structural framing and building envelope specifications of a residential building to design wind speed/ Morillo, Luis Ariel B. (LG 993.5 2015 E63 M67)

Governing equations of RBS-DEM elements : small displacements formulation /Tadiosa, Jerome Z. (LG 993.5 2015 E63 T33) Combination of NDT techniques in assessing external repairs of concrete/ Lee, Stephen Albert O. (LG 993.5 2015 E63 L44)

Response of non-loadbearing concrete masonry units with plastic additives to non-destructive tests /San Antonio, Maria Cristelle A.(LG 993.5 2015 E63 S25)

Nonlinear pushover analysis of reinforced concrete columns and frame using rigid body spring discrete element method/ Gregorio, Mark Jay M. (LG 993.5 2015 E63 G74)

Identification of modal properties of a steel footbridge using ambient vibration measurement / Paguirigan, Janford E. (LG 993.5 2015 E63 P34)

Geometric modification of gable roof for low-rise buildings to reduce wind demand /Maliwanag, Julian Eymard B. (LG 993.5 2015 E63 M35)

Assessment of lifeline hospitals in Metro Manila as part of disaster preparedness for a possible large magnitude earthquake / Cereno, Karl Arwen O. (LG 993.5 2015 E63 C47)

Analytical modelling of Melchor Hall using non-destructive tests /Estanislao, Dan Mari D.V. (LG 993.5 2015 E63 E88)

Field experiment on occupant comfort on a tall building in Metro Manila / Columna, Jenalyn M. (LG 993.5 2015 E63 C65)

Failure modeling of roof-truss supports of reinforced concrete frame residential buildings due to severe wind / Doguiles, Arvi Elijah R. (LG 993.5 2015 E63 D64)

Establishing an irrigation performance index : the case of Angat-Maasim Rivers Irrigation System /Caluag, Rauf Micko A. (LG 993.5 2015 E63 C35)

Hydraulic analysis and flood mitigation study of Estero de Paco / Dagdag, Alejandrino E. (LG 993.5 2015 E63 D34)

Investigation of sedimentation patterns around hydraulic structures in the Jaro River System using a 2D sediment transport model / Diaz, Patrick Joseph B.  (LG 993.5 2015 E63 D53)

Urban storm flood modeling applied to Barangay Bambang in Pasig City /Manalastas, Guian Carlo D.G. (LG 993.5 2015 E63 M36) Numerical analysis of storm surge due to 2013 Typhoon Haiyan and the study of the effectiveness of Tacloban Airport seaw1ll against inundation / Miranda, Paterno S.  (LG 993.5 2015 E63 M57)

Analysis and estimation of the sediment yield of Pagsanjan-Lumban watershed in the Laguna De Bay basin using the Modified Universal Soil Loss Equation (MUSLE) /De Leon, Azel Lai D. (LG 993.5 2015 E63 D45)

Analysis of the probable oil spill scenarios in Laguna Lake using hydraulic modeling / Cruzem, Jazel F. (LG 993.5 2015 E63 C784) Analysis of the sensitivity of the construction cost of a one-storey residential building to design wind speeds / Adizas, Marc Neil V. (LG 993.5 2015 E63 A35)

Documentation and analysis of reconstruction practices in Haiyan-affected areas  / Cruzat, Julius Bryan O. (LG 993.5 2015 E63 C78)

Design and testing of a productivity based metal furring system for flat ceiling finishes / Decena, Johnlerry A. (LG 993.5 2015 E63 D43)

Civil Engineering  (CE)  Graduate Theses

Proposed protocol in determining expansion potential and estimating swell pressure of soils /Ontimare, Renz Marion S. (LG 995 2017 E63 O58)  

Evaluation of the performance of center-hole ultrasonic testing method for bored piles /Mendoza, Darell James M. (LG 995 2017 E63 M46)  

Numerical simulation and analysis of early-age thermal crack control in reinforced concrete retaining structures /Mejia, Ralph Jopie T.(LG 995 2017 E63 M45)  

Numerical simulation of the elastic behavior of reinforced concrete slabs up to first cracking using rigid body-spring discrete element methodGarde, Felix V. (LG 995 2017 E63 G37)  

A finite element based method for estimating natural frequencies of locally damaged homogeneous beamsUrsos, Michael Edward T.D. (LG 995 2017 E63 U77)  

A study on validity and applicability of EXSIM_V3 in the Philippine settingAzul, Kristian M. (LG 995 2017 E63 A98)

Investigating water intrusions on cracked precast concrete wall panels through an experimental set-up and a computational fluid dynamics model under wind-driven rain conditionsSadie, Homer T. (LG 995 2017 E63 S23)

Stabilization of Dinagat Island laterites for road constructionTingson, Thomas B. (LG 995 2017 E63 T56)

Comparison of compressive strength and stress – strain behavior of the various components of the Guadalupe Tuff FormationSta. Rosa, David Dennis V.(LG 995 2017 E63 S73)

Drivers of household water consumption of different socioeconomic classes in selected communities in Metro Manila, PhilippinesAncheta, Maria Anjelica P. (LG 995 2017 E63 A53)

Development of a rapid visual assessment tool for 1-storey school buildings exposed to severe wind loadings in the PhilippinesAcosta, Timothy John S. (LG 995 2017 E63 A26)

Development of criteria for locating stops in the vicinity of signalized intersectionsMartinez, Lorielyn B. (LG 995 2017 E63 M37)