Jun 30

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International Journal of Geoinformatics

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Jun 25

REFERENCE BOOKS

Handbook of cleaning for semiconductor manufacturing : fundamentals and applications
Recommending faculty: Reinol Josef DC. Compañero (MatE 197, MatE 127, MatE 123)

Editors Karen A. Reinhardt, Richard F. Reidy
Place of Publication Salem, Mass.
Date of Publication c2011
Publisher Scrivener

This comprehensive volume provides an in-depth discussion of the fundamentals of cleaning and surface conditioning of semiconductor applications such as high-k/metal gate cleaning, copper/low-k cleaning, high dose implant stripping, and silicon and SiGe passivation. The theory and fundamental physics associated with wet etching and wet cleaning is reviewed, plus the surface and colloidal aspects of wet processing. Formulation development practices and methodology are presented along with the applications for preventing copper corrosion, cleaning aluminum lines, and other sensitive layers. This is a must-have reference for any engineer or manager associated with using or supplying cleaning and contamination free technologies for semiconductor manufacturing.


Polymer nanocomposites handbook
Recommending faculty: John Jude C. Laurito (MatE 197)

Editors Rakesh K. Gupta, Elliott Kennel, Kwang-Jea Kim
Place of Publication Boca Raton
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher CRC Press

Reflecting the exceptional growth in the use of nanostructured materials for an increasing range of industrial applications, Polymer Nanocomposites Handbook comprehensively covers the synthesis of nanomaterials that act as the building blocks of polymer nanocomposites and polymers that act as matrix materials.

From early history to new technologies, the book guides readers through the development of nanocomposites and their broad and rapidly developing applications from flame retardant properties to advances in polymer compounding. Using examples from today’s leading academic and industrial research labs, top scientists provide in-depth discussions of the science, processing, and technology that have accompanied nanocomposites’ ascension into the world of chemical and materials science.

With nineteen chapters authored by world leaders in nanocomposite research, this handbook provides diverse and authoritative coverage on the scientific underpinnings and revolutionary discoveries related to this promising field.


Microstructure of metals and alloys : an atlas of transmission electron microscopy images
Recommending faculty: Reinol Josef DC. Compañero (MetE 146, MetE 148)

Authors Ganka Zlateva, Zlatanka Martinova
Place of Publication Boca Raton
Date of Publication c2008
Publisher CRC Press

A teaching tool intended to complement existing books on the theory of materials science, metallurgy, and electron microscopy, this text focuses on metals and alloys. It visualizes key structural elements common to crystalline materials, including crystal lattice imperfections, along with the principles and steps involved in the microstructure development in metallic materials under external influences.

Designed as an atlas, Microstructure of Metals and Alloys contains a collection of carefully selected original transmission electron microscope (TEM) micrographs taken by the authors. These images demonstrate typical crystal lattice defects, elements of the microstructure of metals and alloys, and the basic processes occurring to the crystal structure during plastic deformation, polygonization, recrystallization, and rapid solidification.

The book is organized into six chapters. Each deals with a particular problem in the field of physical metallurgy, and begins with a description of the basic concept and terms. These descriptions enable readers to achieve a better understanding of the essential issues relevant to specific challenges. Providing comprehensive, illustrative coverage of the basic topics in materials science, this important work emphasizes fundamental principles over specific materials, in a manner that is fully consistent with the contemporary tendency in materials science teaching.


Subsea engineering handbook
Recommending faculty: Reinol Josef DC. Compañero (EM 197)

Authors Yong Bai, Qiang Bai
Place of Publication Burlington, MA
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher Gulf Professional Pub.

Designing and building structures that will withstand the unique challenges that exist in Subsea operations is no easy task. As deepwater wells are drilled to greater depths, engineers are confronted with a new set problems such as water depth, weather conditions, ocean currents, equipment reliability, and well accessibility, to name just a few. A definitive reference for engineers designing, analyzing and instilling offshore structures, Subsea Structural Engineering Handbook provides an expert guide to the key processes, technologies and equipment that comprise contemporary offshore structures.

Written in a clear and easy to understand language, the book is based on the authors 30 years of experience in the design, analysis and instillation of offshore structures. This book answers the above mentioned crucial questions as well as covers the entire spectrum of subjects in the discipline, from route selection and planning to design, construction, installation, materials and corrosion, inspection, welding, repair, risk assessment, and applicable design solutions. It yields a roadmap not only for the subsea engineer but also the project managers, estimators and regulatory personnel hoping to gain an appreciation of the overall issues and directed approaches to subsea engineering design solutions.

  • Up-to-date technical overview of deepwater riser engineering
  • Easy to understand Coverage of design, analysis and, stallation
  • Addresses issues concerning both fixed and floating platforms
  • Covers techincal equipment such as Subsea Control Systems, Pressure Piping, Connectors and Equipment Layout as well as Remotely-operated vehicles

Handbook for blast-resistant design of buildings
Recommending faculty: Juan Fidel B. Calaywan (EM 145, EM 146)

Editor Donald O. Dusenberry
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher J. Wiley

Now there’s a single reference to which architects, designers, and engineers can turn for guidance on all the key elements of the design of blast resistant buildings that satisfy the new ASCE Standard for Blast Protection of Buildings as well as other ASCE, ACI, and AISC codes. The Handbook for Blast Resistant Design of Buildings features contributions from some of the most knowledgeable and experienced consultants and researchers in blast resistant design.

This handbook is organized into four parts:

  • Part 1, Design Considerations, sets forth basic principles, examining general considerations in the design process; risk analysis and reduction; criteria for acceptable performance; materials performance under the extraordinary blast environment; and performance verification for technologies and solution methodologies.
  • Part 2, Blast Phenomena and Loading, describes the explosion environment, loading functions needed for blast response analysis, and fragmentation and associated methods for effects analysis.
  • Part 3, System Analysis and Design, explains the analysis and design considerations for structural, building envelope, component space, site perimeter, and building system designs.
  • Part 4, Blast Resistant Detailing, addresses the use of concrete, steel, and masonry in new designs as well as retrofitting existing structures.

As the demand for blast resistant buildings continues to grow, readers can turn to the Handbook for Blast Resistant Design of Buildings, a unique single source of information, to support competent, functional, and cost-efficient designs.


Product reliability, maintainability, and supportability handbook, 2nd ed.
Recommending faculty: Reinol Josef DC. Compañero (MatE 173)

Editor Michael Pecht
Place of Publication Boca Raton
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher CRC Press

To ensure product reliability, an organization must follow specific practices during the product development process that impact reliability. The second edition of the bestselling Product Reliability, Maintainability, and Supportability Handbook helps professionals identify the shortcomings in the reliability practices of their organizations and empowers them to take actions to overcome them.

The book begins by discussing product effectiveness and its related functions, presents the mathematical theory for reliability, and introduces statistical inference concepts as ways to analyze probabilistic models from observational data. Later chapters introduce basic types of probability distributions; present the concepts of confidence interval; focus on reliability assessment; and examine software reliability, quality, and safety.

Reflecting the latest developments in the field, the book introduces a new methodology known as failure modes, mechanisms, and effects analysis (FMMEA) to identify potential failure mechanisms. Shifting to a practical stance, the book delineates steps that must be taken to develop a product that meets reliability objectives. It describes how to combine reliability information from parts and subsystems to compute system level reliability, presents methods for evaluating reliability in fault-tolerant conditions, and describes methods for modeling and analyzing failures of repairable products.

The text discusses reliability growth, accelerated testing, and management of a continuous improvement program; analyzes the influence of reliability on logistics support requirements; shows how to assess overall product effectiveness; and introduces the concepts of process capability and statistical process control techniques.

New Topics in the Second Edition Include:

  • Failure Modes, Mechanisms, and Effects Analysis
  • Confidence Interval on Reliability Metrics and their Relationships with Measures of Product Quality
  • Process Control and Process Capability and their Relationship with Product Reliability
  • System Reliability, including Redundancy

Mining and rock construction technology desk reference : rock mechanics, drilling and blasting
Recommending faculty: Juan Fidel B. Calaywan (EM 197)

Editor Agne Rustan
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication c2011
Publisher CRC Press

A comprehensive and illustrated desk reference with terms, definitions, explanations, abbreviations, trade names, quantifications, units and symbols used in rock mechanics, drilling and blasting. Now including rock mechanics as well, this updated edition presents 5127 terms, 637 symbols, 507 references, 236 acronyms, 108 formulas, 68 figures, 47 tables, 58 abbreviations and 7 shortened forms. Terms are also included from related disciplines commonly used, such as chemistry, detonics, fractography, fracture dynamics, mechanics and strength of materials, micro mechanics, geology, geophysics, image analysis, petrology, physics, seismology and more. This extended and updated edition of ‘Rock Blasting Terms and Symbols’ (Balkema, 1998) by Dr. Agne Rustan is an essential reference for engineers and advanced students in mining, geotechnical, geological, tunneling and construction engineering.


Petroleum fuels manufacturing handbook : including specialty products and sustainable manufacturing techniques
Recommending faculty: Reinol Josef DC. Compañero (EM 197)

Author Surinder Parkash
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher McGraw-Hill

Written by a global expert in petroleum engineering, this is the most up-to-date and comprehensive handbook on the manufacturing, blending, and end uses of petroleum fuels and specialty products. This definitive volume contains in-depth technical information on petroleum processing as well as specifications and test methods for petroleum products. The latest sustainable manufacturing techniques designed to reduce atmospheric pollution and conserve petroleum feedstock are also covered. This is an essential resource for anyone involved in the manufacturing, blending, storage, and trading of petroleum fuels and specialty products.

Jun 23

CIRCULATION BOOKS


Reinol Josef Compañero
Recommending Faculty (DMMME)


Geological engineering

Authors Luis I. González de Vallejo, Mercedes Ferrer
Place of Publication Leiden, The Netherlands
Date of Publication c2011
Publisher CRC Press/Balkema

Interpreting a geological setting for the purposes of engineering design and construction requires knowledge of geological engineering and engineering geology, leading to integrated engineering solutions which take into account both ground conditions and environment. This textbook, extensively illustrated, covers the subject area of geological engineering in four sections:

  • Fundamentals: soil mechanics, rock mechanics and hydrogeology
  • Methods: site investigations, rock mass characterization and engineering geology mapping
  • Applications: foundations, slope stability, tunnelling, dams, reservoirs and earth works
  • Geohazards: landslides, earthquake hazards and prevention and mitigation of geological hazards

Geological Engineering can serve as a basic reference work for practising engineering geologists, geological and geotechnical engineers, geologists, civil and mining engineers and those professionals involved in design and construction of foundations, tunneling, earth works and excavations for infrastructures, buildings, mining operations, etc.

As a textbook it develops an extensive teaching program of geological engineering and is designed for undergraduate and postgraduate students and academics. Covering basic concepts up to the newest methodologies and procedures in geological engineering, the book is illustrated with many educational working examples and graphical materials.


Specification for tunnelling, 3rd ed.

Authors British Tunnelling Society and the Institution of Civil Engineers
Place of Publication London
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher Thomas Telford

The BTS Specification for Tunnelling has become the standard industry document for tunnelling contracts, and forms the basis of tunnelling specifications for projects throughout the world. The specification has been revised in this third edition to reflect current industry best practice and to take account of the many advances in the field of tunnelling which have occurred over the last decade. Coverage of sprayed concrete has been expanded in recognition of its increased usage around the world and there are new sections on sprayed applied waterproof membranes and jacked box tunnelling. All references to codes, standards and other design documents have been comprehensively updated.


Ecological restoration : a global challenge

Editor Francisco A. Comin
Place of Publication Cambridge, UK
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher Cambridge University Press

Ecological restoration projects seek to recover the natural functioning of degraded ecosystems, most often areas disturbed by human large scale projects such as agriculture developments, road building, mining and urban sprawl. While scientists focus on the ecological basis of habitat repair, practitioners, governmental and non-governmental organizations, and local people, tend to worry about social, economic, cultural and political aspects. The value of ecological restoration is discussed here with examples including tropical forests in Vietnam and Australia; degraded environments in China as a paradigm of global issues; the restoration of wetlands and the coastal zone and how to proceed with urban developments. The author also uniquely assesses how ecological restoration can be used against the impacts of climate change. In addition to strategies for extending ecological restoration at global scale, it provides useful ideas and tools for the everyday work of professionals,researchers and students.


Structural geology

Author Haakon Fossen
Place of Publication Cambridge
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher Cambridge University Press

Lavishly illustrated in color, this textbook takes an applied approach to introduce undergraduate students to the basic principles of structural geology. The book provides unique links to industry applications in the upper crust, including petroleum and groundwater geology, which highlight the importance of structural geology in exploration and exploitation of petroleum and water resources. Topics range from faults and fractures forming near the surface to shear zones and folds of the deep crust. Students are engaged through examples and parallels drawn from practical everyday situations, enabling them to connect theory with practice. Containing numerous end-of-chapter problems, e-learning modules, and with stunning field photos and illustrations, this book provides the ultimate learning experience for all students of structural geology.


Restoration and recovery: regenerating land and communities

Authors Howard Fox and Heather Moore
Place of Publication Dunbeath
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher Whittles

With contributions from international academics and practitioners, this International Conference of the British Land Reclamation Society, addresses the current issues and challenges for restoration and regeneration of land and communities during a period of economic uncertainty and recovery.

The conference is to be held from 7th to 9th September at the University of Glamorgan, Pontypridd, South Wales. In this area, over the past 40 years, land reclamation has resulted in major transformations providing new sites for commercial, residential and environmental renewal. Hence, the area provides an ideal backdrop from which to consider the technological and engineering developments that can be applied on an international scale.

It will focus not only on the technical aspects of land restoration but also on regeneration including planning and community involvement in the successful environmental, economic and social recovery of such sites.

Topics covered include: Planning, regeneration and economics; Tackling contamination; Risk assessment; Remediation of difficult sites; Legislation and legal liability; Biodiversity and reclamation; Soils and reclamation; Improving water quality; Innovative techniques.

Reclamation and regeneration case studies including: Blaenavon Industrial Landscape World Heritage Site; Bargoed – regeneration of a town and its environs after closure of the colliery; Coed Darcy – a former oil refinery site with particular issues regarding contaminants; Ebbw Vale steelworks – a huge and complex site for decontamination and redevelopment and Brecon Beacons – soil and ecological restoration after pipeline construction.


Geomorphological hazards and disaster prevention

Editors  Irasema Alcantara-Ayala, Andrew S. Goudie
Place of Publication Cambridge
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher Cambridge University Press

Human activities have had a huge impact on the environment and landscape, through industrialisation and land-use change, leading to climate change, deforestation, desertification, land degradation, air and water pollution. These impacts are strongly linked to the occurrence of geomorphological hazards, such as floods, landslides, snow avalanches, soil erosion, and others. Geomorphological work includes not only the understanding but the mapping and modelling of Earth’s surface processes, many of which directly affect human societies. In addition, geomorphologists are becoming increasingly involved with the dimensions of societal problem solving, through vulnerability analysis, hazard and risk assessment and management. The work of geomorphologists is therefore of prime importance for disaster prevention. An international team of geomorphologists have contributed their expertise to this volume, making this a scientifically rigorous work for a wide audience of geomorphologists and other Earth scientists, including those involved in environmental science, hazard and risk assessment, management and policy.


Structural geology : an introduction to geometrical techniques

Author Donal M. Ragan
Place of Publication Cambridge
Date of Publication 2009
Publisher Cambridge University Press

This combination of text and lab book presents an entirely different approach to structural geology. Designed for undergraduate laboratory classes, it provides a step-by-step guide for solving geometric problems arising from structural field observations. The book discusses both traditional methods and cutting-edge approaches, with emphasis given to graphical methods and visualization techniques that support students in tackling challenging two- and three-dimensional problems. Numerous exercises encourage practice in using the techniques, and demonstrate how field observations can be converted into useful information about geological structures and the processes responsible for creating them. This updated fourth edition incorporates new material on stress, deformation, strain and flow, and the underlying mathematics of the subject. With stereonet plots and solutions to the exercises available online at www.cambridge.org/ragan, this book is a key resource for undergraduates, advanced students and researchers wanting to improve their practical skills in structural geology.


Geothermal reservoir engineering, 2nd ed.

Authors Malcolm A. Grant, Paul F. Bixley
Place of Publication Burlington, MA
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Academic Press

As nations alike struggle to diversify and secure their power portfolios, geothermal energy, the essentially limitless heat emanating from the earth itself, is being harnessed at an unprecedented rate.

For the last 25 years, engineers around the world tasked with taming this raw power have used Geothermal Reservoir Engineering as both a training manual and a professional reference.

This long-awaited second edition of Geothermal Reservoir Engineering is a practical guide to the issues and tasks geothermal engineers encounter in the course of their daily jobs. The book focuses particularly on the evaluation of potential sites and provides detailed guidance on the field management of the power plants built on them.

With over 100 pages of new material informed by the breakthroughs of the last 25 years, Geothermal Reservoir Engineering remains the only training tool and professional reference dedicated to advising both new and experienced geothermal reservoir engineers.

  • The only resource available to help geothermal professionals make smart choices in field site selection and reservoir management
  • Practical focus eschews theory and basics- getting right to the heart of the important issues encountered in the field
  • Updates include coverage of advances in EGS (enhanced geothermal systems), well stimulation, well modeling, extensive field histories and preparing data for reservoir simulation
  • Case studies provide cautionary tales and best practices that can only be imparted by a seasoned expert

Soil and rock description in engineering practice

Author David Norbury
Place of Publication Dunbeath
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher Whittles

In ground investigation, the description of soils and rocks in engineering practice forms a major input to the field log. The log records the materials and strata seen in any sample, core or exposure and is a basic element of the factual information that underpins the entire understanding and interpretation of the ground conditions on site. The field log is also all that remains after the investigation is over and so has a life well beyond that of the investigation report.

Practical guidance is provided for those in the field carrying out engineering geological logging of soil and rock samples and exposures. Information on the current systematic and codified approach and its use are laid out in detail to ensure the defined descriptors are used in a consistent format, rendering mistakes less likely and the necessary communication from field to design more successful. The procedures, techniques and tips within this book are not only for young practitioners learning their craft, but are also relevant for their seniors and mentors, including responsible experts who sign off the logs and report on behalf of their company. Although they may have been involved in logging for many years they need to be aware of current practices in order to avoid costly mistakes.

Soil and Rock Description in Engineering Practice enables the practitioner to record and present features of the ground from the exposure in such a way as to convey a field presence to subsequent users of the data. This is important as the samples deteriorate quickly and are not usually inspected by any party other than the logger. Field logs therefore provide the only record of the ground that is available to the designer and contractor later in the construction process.


Rock engineering

Authors Arild Palmström and Häkan Stille
Place of Publication London
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher Thomas Telford

The first book to focus on risk and uncertainty, Rock engineering explains the geological principles and concepts required for successful geotechnical design and engineering of underground excavations.

With over 80 years combined experience, the authors use their unique practical and theoretical knowledge in applying geology in rock engineering to provide the reader with an understanding of how to work with the inevitable uncertainties in ground conditions on tunnelling and underground projects. Guidance is given on how these uncertainties should be considered in the selection of design tools and how modern information-based systems, such as observational method and dualistic quality control, can be used to deal with unknown conditions uncovered during construction.

Key coverage:

  • Interaction between the ground and project related features
  • Investigation strategy and derivation of investigation results in ground information assessment
  • Methods for detection and analysis of risks and implications for design
  • Uncertainties and strategies for handling them during construction
  • Principles, applications and limitations of the various tools and methods in rock engineering.

Rock engineering is the essential, internationally applicable, practical guide for engineers and geologists who need to consider ground conditions on underground projects., aAn informative resource for clients, consultants and contractors hoping to understand the risk and uncertainties that can affect the project, this book is also and a valuable reference for advanced students on rock engineering and engineering geology courses.


Mechanics of unsaturated geomaterials

Editor Lyesse Laloui
Place of Publication London
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher ISTE

This book provides a sound basis in the challenging area of the mechanics of unsaturated geomaterials. The objective is to supply the reader with an exhaustive overview starting from the basics and covering the most recent theories and applications (i.e. natural disasters, nuclear waste disposal, oil and agriculture productions). The presentation of the fundamental concepts is based on an interdisciplinary approach, in the areas of soil, rock and cement-based material mechanics.


Technology innovation in underground construction

Editor Gernot Beer
Place of Publication Boca Raton
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher CRC Press

This richly-illustrated reference guide presents innovative techniques focused on reducing time, cost and risk in the construction and maintenance of underground facilities:

A primary focus of the technological development in underground engineering is to ease the practical execution and to reduce time, cost and risk in the construction and maintenance of underground facilities such as tunnels and caverns. This can be realized by new design tools for designers, by instant data access for engineers, by virtual prototyping and training for manufacturers, and by robotic devices for maintenance and repair for operators and many more advances.

This volume presents the latest technological innovations in underground design, construction, and operation, and comprehensively discusses developments in ground improvement, simulation, process integration, safety, monitoring, environmental impact, equipment, boring and cutting, personnel training, materials, robotics and more. These new features are the result of a big research project on underground engineering, which has involved many players in the discipline.

Written in an accessible style and with a focus on applied engineering, this book is aimed at a readership of engineers, consultants, contractors, operators, researchers, manufacturers, suppliers and clients in the underground engineering business. It may moreover be used as educational material for advanced courses in tunnelling and underground construction.

Jun 23

CIRCULATION BOOKS


Clodualdo M. Aranas, Jr.
Recommending Faculty


Introduction to structural aluminium design
(MetE 11)

Author Ulrich Müller
Place of Publication Dunbeath, Scotland
Date of Publication c2011
Publisher Whittles Pub.

This book deals with the use of aluminium for structural and non-structural applications and provides an introduction to designing structures made from aluminium or aluminium alloy elements. It comprises a ready reference to the material properties and behaviour of aluminium, and its use in structural design. In the context of information about the material itself, fabrication, structural design and corrosion, structural analysis, serviceability, element design and fatigue the author considers the strengths of designing with aluminium alloy members and how any weaknesses can be overcome. Reference is made throughout to EN 1999, Eurocode 9, and its design methods are discussed and illustrated. With most of its structural strength properties close to steel and with consideration for the special properties of aluminium alloys, there is considerable scope to make better use of this material in construction. Many years of working with aluminium have provided the author with the knowledge to avoid pitfalls and problems in design, fabrication and protection of structures, thus avoiding costly remedial work.


Hot metal production by smelting reduction of iron oxide
(MetE 11)

Author Amit Chatterjee
Place of Publication New Delhi
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher PHI Learning Private Ltd.

This technique is gaining increasing importance in the field of hot metal production, which has til date, been dominated by the traditional blast furnace method. Shortage of coking coal, high cost of coke and the recent enforcement of stricter environmental regulations have resulted in the advent of smelting reduction as a supplementary method of hot metal production. The book covers the details of this rapidly developing technique that holds particular promise for countries like India, endowed with relatively large reserves of high grade iron ore that are unfortunately not matched by the availability of coking coal. The book offers an in-depth analysis of the theoretical as well as the practical aspects of smelting reduction. It begins by acquainting the readers with the current worldwide status of ironmaking, followed by the classification of the various smelting reduction processes. It then focuses on explaining the fundamentals of smelting reduction before proceeding with a critical appraisal of the various smelting reduction processes that are currently available. The future of this methodology in India and in the rest of the world is discussed in the concluding chapter. The book contains numerous illustrations to provide a clear understanding of the different processes, equipment and quality parameters relevant to smelting reduction-based ironmaking. The book is intended mainly for undergraduate and postgraduate engineering (particularly metallurgical engineering) students seeking an insight into this emerging ironmaking technique. It would also be of immense interest to researchers and technologists engaged in this subject of smelting reduction of iron oxide. A variety of chapter-end references would assist teachers and students to get acquainted with the extensive knowledge already available in this field.


Introduction to sensors
(MatE 121, MatE 125)

Authors John Vetelino, Aravind Reghu
Place of Publication Boca Raton
Date of Publication c2011
Publisher CRC Press

The need for new types of sensors is more critical than ever. This is due to the emergence of increasingly complex technologies, health and security concerns of a burgeoning world population, and the emergence of terrorist activities, among other factors. Depending on their application, the design, fabrication, testing, and use of sensors, all require various kinds of both technical and nontechnical expertise.

With this in mind, Introduction to Sensors examines the theoretical foundations and practical applications of electrochemical, piezoelectric, fiber optic, thermal, and magnetic sensors and their use in the modern era. Incorporating information from sensor-based industries to review current developments in the field, this book:

  • Presents a complete sensor system that includes the preparation phase, the sensing element and platform, and appropriate electronics resulting in a digital readout
  • Discusses solid-state electronic sensors, such as the metal oxide semiconductor (MOS) capacitor, the micromachined capacitive polymer, and the Schottky diode sensors
  • Uses the two-dimensional hexagonal lattice as an example to detail the basic theory associated with piezoelectricity
  • Explores the fundamental relationship between stress, strain, electric field, and electric displacement

The magnetic sensors presented are used to determine measurands such as the magnetic field and semiconductor properties, including carrier concentration and mobility. Offering the human body and the automobile as examples of entities that rely on a multiplicity of sensors, the authors address the application of various types of sensors, as well as the theory and background information associated with their development and the materials used in their design. The coverage in this book reveals the underlying rationale for the application of different sensors while also defining the properties and characteristics of each.


Reliability engineering and risk analysis : a practical guide, 2nd ed.
(MatE 197)

Authors Mohammad Modarres, Mark Kaminskiy, Vasiliy Krivtsov
Place of Publication Boca Raton
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher CRC Press

Reliability Engineering and Risk Analysis: A Practical Guide, Second Edition has already introduced a generation of engineers to the practical methods and techniques used in reliability and risk studies applicable to numerous disciplines. Written for both practicing professionals and engineering students, this comprehensive overview of reliability and risk analysis techniques has been fully updated, expanded, and revised to meet current needs. It concentrates on reliability analysis of complex systems and their components and also presents basic risk analysis techniques. Since reliability analysis is a multi-disciplinary subject, the scope of this book applies to most engineering disciplines, and its content is primarily based on the materials used in undergraduate and graduate-level courses at the University of Maryland. This book has greatly benefited from its authors’ industrial experience. It balances a mixture of basic theory and applications and presents a large number of examples to illustrate various technical subjects. A proven educational tool, this bestselling classic will serve anyone working on real-life failure analysis and prediction problems.


General thermodynamics
(MatE 101)

Author D.R. Olander
Place of Publication Boca Raton
Date of Publication c2008
Publisher CRC Press

Because classical thermodynamics evolved into many branches of science and engineering, most undergraduate courses on the subject are taught from the perspective of each area of specialization. General Thermodynamics combines elements from mechanical and chemical engineering, chemistry (including electrochemistry), materials science, and biology to present a unique and thorough treatment of thermodynamics that is broader in scope than other fundamental texts.

This book contains classroom-tested materials designed to meet the academic requirements for students from a variety of scientific and engineering backgrounds in a single course. The first half focuses on classical concepts of thermodynamics, whereas the latter half explores field-specific applications, including a unique chapter on biothermodynamics.

The book’s methodology is unified, concise, and multidisciplinary, allowing students to understand how the principles of thermodynamics apply to all technical fields that touch upon this most fundamental of scientific theories. It also offers a rigorous approach to the quantitative aspects of thermodynamics, accompanied by clear explanations to help students transition smoothly from the physical concepts to their mathematical representations.

Each chapter contains numerous worked examples taken from different engineering applications, illustrations, and an extensive set of exercises to support the material. A complete solutions manual is available to professors with qualifying course adoptions.


Elasticity : theory, applications, and numerics, 2nd ed.
(MatE 111)

Author Martin H. Sadd
Place of Publication Burlington, MA
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher Academic

Elasticity is concerned with determining the strength and load carrying ability of engineering structures including buildings, bridges, cars, planes, and thousands of machine parts that most of us never see. It is especially important in the fields of mechanical, civil, aeronautical and materials engineering. Elasticity: Theory, Applications and Numerics 2e provides a concise and organized presentation and development of the theory of elasticity, moving from solution methodologies, formulations and strategies into applications of contemporary interest, including fracture mechanics, anisotropic/composite materials, micromechanics and computational methods. Developed as a text for a one or two-semester graduate elasticity course, this new edition is the only elasticity text to provide coverage in the new area of non-homogenous, or graded, materal behavior. End of chapter exercises throughout the book are fully incorporated with the use of MATLAB software.

Key Features:

  • Provides a thorough yet concise introduction to general elastic theory and behavior
  • Demonstrates numerous applications in areas of contemporary interest including fracture mechanics, anisotropic/composite and graded materials, micromechanics, and computational methods
  • The only current elasticity text to incorporate MATLAB into its extensive end-of-chapter exercises
  • The book’s organization makes it well-suited for a one or two semester course in elastictiy

Features New to the Second Edition:

  • First elasticity text to offer a chapter on non-homogenous, or graded, material behavior
  • New appendix on review of undergraduate mechanics of materials theory to make the text more self-contained
  • 355 end of chapter exercises – 30% NEW to this edition

 


Juan Fidel B. Calaywan
Recommending Faculty


Essentials of geochemistry, 2nd ed.
(EM 197)

Author John V. Walther
Place of Publication Sudbury, Mass.
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher Jones and Bartlett Publishers

Updated throughout with the latest data and findings, the Second Edition of Essentials of Geochemistry provides students with a solid understanding of the fundamentals of and approaches to modern geochemical analysis. The text uses a “concepts of chemical equilibrium” approach, which considers the reactions that occur as a result of changes in heat production and pressure within the Earth to introduce students to the basic geochemical principles. This text is for those who want a quantitative treatment that integrates the principles of thermodynamics, solution chemistry, and kinetics into the study of earth processes. This timely text contains numerous examples and problems sets which use SUPCRT92 to allow students to test their understanding of thermodynamic theory and maximize their comprehension of this prominent field. New sections introduce current hot topics such as global geochemical change with the short and long term carbon cycle, carbon isotopes and the Permo-Triassic extinction event, kinetics and the origin of life and the use of boron and nitrogen isotopes.


Ground improvement by deep vibratory methods
(EM 36, EM 197, EM 198)

Authors Klaus Kirsch and Fabian Kirsch
Place of Publication London
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher Spon Press

Vibro-compaction and vibro-stone columns are the two dynamic methods of soil improvement most commonly used worldwide. These methods have been developed over seventy years and are now in a position of unrivalled importance amongst modern foundation measures. The first works on granular soil by densification, and the second is used to displace and reinforce fine grained and cohesive soils by introducing inert material.

This practical guide for professional geotechnical engineers outlines the development of vibratory deep compaction, describes the equipment used, sets out the methods and techniques and provides state of the art design principles and quality control procedures. It also identifies the practical limitations of the methods. Case studies from South East Asia and the Middle East are used to illustrate the methods and to demonstrate how they apply in real world conditions. The book concludes with some variations of the basic methods, evaluates the economic and environmental benefits of the methods and gives contractual guidance.


Soil science simplified, 5th ed.

Authors Neil Eash, Cary Green, Aga Razvi, William Bennett
Place of Publication Ames, Iowa
Date of Publication c2008
Publisher Blackwell Pub.

Soil Science Simplified, Fifth Edition is a significant update and revision of the classic introductory soils text. The new edition includes greater coverage of non-agricultural uses of soils ranging from municipal to engineering uses, as well as an expanded discussion of environmental uses of soils and soil conservation. In addition, the chapters covering the basic scientific aspects of soil from its physical, chemical and biological properties to basic formation will be thorougly revised and updated.

Soil Science Simplified will serve as a valuable introduction to soil science that addresses many new developments to this ever-changing field while maintaining the elements that have made it a user-friendly introductory text for more than 25 years. This text will be essential reading for anyone studying soil science as well as professionals working with this valuable resource.


Soil mechanics : a one-dimensional introduction
(EM 45, EM 197)

Author David Muir Wood
Place of Publication Cambridge
Date of Publication 2009
Publisher Cambridge University Press

This book teaches the principles of soil mechanics to undergraduates, along with other properties of engineering materials, to which the students are exposed simultaneously. Using the critical state method of soil mechanics to study the mechanical behavior of soils requires the student to consider density alongside effective stresses, permitting the unification of deformation and strength characteristics. This unification aides the understanding of soil mechanics. This book explores a one-dimensional theme for the presentation of many of the key concepts of soil mechanics – density, stress, stiffness, strength, and fluid flow – and includes a chapter on the analysis of one-dimensional consolidation, which fits nicely with the theme of the book. It also presents some theoretical analyses of soil-structure interaction, which can be analyzed using essentially one-dimensional governing equations. Examples are given at the end of most chapters, and suggestions for laboratory exercises or demonstrations are given.

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Digital signal processing : a computer based approach, 4th ed.
(EE 274, CoE 121, EE 374)

Author Sanjit K. Mitra
Place of Publication New York, N.Y.
Date of Publication c2011
Publisher McGraw-Hill

Digital Signal Processing: A Computer-Based Approach” is intended for a two-semester course on digital signal processing for seniors or first-year graduate students. The prerequisite for this book is a junior-level course in linear continuous-time and discrete-time systems, which is usually required in most universities. A key feature of this book is the extensive use of MATLAB-based examples that illustrate the program’s powerful capability to solve signal processing problems. Practical examples and applications bring the theory to life. This popular book introduces the tools used in the analysis and design of discrete-time systems for signal processing.


Electric machinery fundamentals, 5th ed.
(EEE 43, EEE 44, EEE 3, EEE 198, EEE 153, EE 143)

Author Stephen J. Chapman
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication c2012
Publisher McGraw-Hill

Electric Machinery Fundamentals” continues to be a best-selling machinery text due to its accessible, student-friendly coverage of the important topics in the field. In the fifth edition, the use of MATLAB continues to be incorporated in examples and problems, where applicable. The targeted and thought-provoking problems you’ve come to appreciate have been retained in this edition. Chapman continues to share his up-to-date knowledge and experiences in the field in an engaging and understandable style.


Engineering electromagnetics, 8th ed.
(EEE 23, EEE 44)

Authors William H. Hayt, Jr., John A. Buck
Place of Publication New York, NY
Date of Publication c2012
Publisher McGraw-Hill

First published just over 50 years ago and now in its Eighth Edition, Bill Hayt and John Buck’s Engineering Electromagnetics is a classic text that has been updated for electromagnetics education today. This widely-respected book stresses fundamental concepts and problem solving, and discusses the material in an understandable and readable way. Numerous illustrations and analogies are provided to aid the reader in grasping the difficult concepts. In addition, independent learning is facilitated by the presence of many examples and problems. Important updates and revisions have been included in this edition. One of the most significant is a new chapter on electromagnetic radiation and antennas. This chapter covers the basic principles of radiation, wire antennas, simple arrays, and transmit-receive systems.

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