Oct 11

Journal_of_the_Ceramic_Society_of_Japan

Place of Publication Japan
Date of Publication August 2012
Publisher Japan Society of Civil Engineers

Journal of the Ceramic Society of Japan

Place of Publication Japan
Date of Publication September 2012
Publisher Japan Society of Civil Engineers

ORMS Today

Place of Publication Hanover, Maryland
Date of Publication Vol.39, No. 4: August 2012
Publisher INFORMS

Time Magazine

Place of Publication HongKong
Date of Publication Vol.180, No. 14: October 8, 2012
Publisher Time Asia

Time Magazine

Place of Publication HongKong
Date of Publication Vol.180, No. 16: October 15, 2012
Publisher Time Asia

Oct 10

NON-CIRCULATION E-BOOKS


Biofuels

Author Tabak, John.
Place of Publication New York, NY
Date of Publication 2009
Publisher Facts On File

Discusses different types of biofuels, the science behind their production, the implications of widespread use of biofuels on the environment and on the economy, especially any impact on food prices. — books.google.com

 

Climate change : a reference handbook

Author Downie, David Leonard.
Place of Publication Santa Barbara, Calif.
Date of Publication 2009
Publisher ABC-CLIO

Climate Change: A Reference Handbook offers readers a way to separate science from politics on this crucial and often contentious issue. It provides a comprehensive introduction to the science and public policy of climate change, including discussion of historical developments, today’s key concepts, and the future of climate science and policy.

Climate Change begins by explaining the science behind global climate change, including the growing consensus that human activity is a major contributing factor. It then takes an objective look at the key conflicts in climate science and policy, describes those that have been resolved, and offers a balanced review of proposals for those that have not. A separate chapter focuses on the scientific, economic, and political aspects of climate change as they are playing out specifically in the United States. — Amazon.com

 

Computational gas-solids flows and reacting systems : theory, methods and practice

Author
Place of Publication Hershey, PA
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Engineering Science Reference

Gas-solids reactors, which often constitute critical steps of energy and chemical conversion processes, are in desperate need of new design methods to increase their efficiency and reliability, as they are poorly understood and difficult to improve upon.

Computational Gas-Solids Flows and Reacting Systems: Theory, Methods and Practice addresses the need for a comprehensive book on computational gas-solids flow to aid researchers, graduate students, and practicing engineers in this rapidly expanding area. This unique book provides a full exploration of the theory, numerical methods, and practices associated with this emerging area, including hydrodynamic equations, quadrature-based moment methods, and direct numerical simulation. — Amazon.com

 

Customer knowledge management : people, processes, and technology

Author Al-Shammari, Minwir
Place of Publication Hershey, PA
Date of Publication 2009
Publisher Information Science Reference

Customer knowledge is becoming the new competitive asset in e-business that enables companies to serve each customer in his or her preferred way, and to nurture profitable and durable customer relationships. As companies grow and interact with more and more customers through increasingly diverse media and channels, having a systematic approach to customer knowledge management becomes critical.

Customer Knowledge Management: People, Processes, and Technology introduces an integrated approach to analyzing and building customer knowledge management (CKM) synergy for sustainable competitive advantage. Well-organized and unique, this book provides concise yet comprehensive coverage of CKM concepts, methodologies, tools, issues, applications, and future trends. — Amazon.com

 

Energy supply and renewable resources

Author Kelly, Regina Anne.
Place of Publication New York, NY
Date of Publication 2007
Publisher Facts On File

 

 

Environmental encyclopedia, 3rd ed.

Author
Place of Publication Detroit
Date of Publication 2003
Publisher Gale/Thomson-Gale

There are a surprisingly small number of encyclopedias covering environmental science and environmental issues. The expanded and updated edition of Gale’s Environmental Encyclopediadoes little to improve on the quality of such offerings.

Entries range from 100 to more than 2,000 words. Some are complemented by black-and-white photographs and diagrams. Each entry is signed, and topical coverage includes a broad range of environmental perspectives, including scientific, political, and social issues. Most of the entries are followed by a brief bibliography. However, these bibliographies are inconsistent, some pointing to a large number of standard and useful sources, others leading the user to an odd selection of works that do not represent comprehensive or core treatments of the issue at hand.

Additional sections include a brief (five-page) “Historical Chronology” of environmental events, a five-page chronology of “Environmental Legislation in the United States,” organizations mentioned within the bibliographies accompanying encyclopedia entries, and an index to entries and terms.

The factual information presented in the encyclopedia is generally accurate, although the entries are inconsistent in their tone. That is, although the entries on more scientific topics are quite good and objectively presented, the social issue and biographical entries have a less objective, more chatty tone. In large part, this stems from an editorial perspective that often takes sides with the environmentalists. The result is a work that is not appropriate as the only source for beginning students. — Amazon.com

 

Environmental science experiments

Author Walker, Pam
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher Facts on File

Grade 6 Up—Each of these titles contains 20 experiments that allow students to actively engage in scientific inquiry. Projects are presented in a uniform format, with an introduction to the topic, time requirements (35 minutes to 2 weeks), a materials list, numbered procedures, and several analysis questions. They conclude with an explanatory “What’s Going On?” section, connections to the real world, and an annotated list for further reading. Line drawings, colorful images, and data tables enhance instructions. An introductory section addresses safety precautions, with specific reminders in the body of each experiment. Volumes close with a “Scope and Sequence Chart” aligned to the National Science Content Standards, teachers’ notes for each experiment, a thorough glossary, and further Internet resources. The experiments themselves are timely and fascinating. Environmental Science includes high-interest investigations into what people throw away, the safety of reusing water bottles, and a “bottled versus tap water” taste test. In Forensics, a banana autopsy, blood-spatter inquiry, and “Glitter as Trace Evidence” will hook CSI fans. Despite detailed instructions, close teacher supervision is a must. While many science experiment guides exist, these volumes cover a broad range of disciplines and are more current than Forensic Science Experiments on File (Facts On File, 2004). They are solid choices for enrichment activities or to refresh the existing experiments within the science curriculum.—Amy Pickett, Ridley High School, Folsom, PA
(c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.  — Amazon.com

 

Manufacturing intelligence for industrial engineering : methods for system self-organization, learning, and adaptation

Author Zhou, Zude
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher Facts on File

The manufacturing industry has experienced dramatic change over the years with growing advancements, implementations, and applications in technology. Manufacturing Intelligence for Industrial Engineering: Methods for System Self-Organization, Learning, and Adaptation focuses on the latest innovations for developing, describing, integrating, sharing, and processing intelligent activities in the process of manufacturing in engineering. Containing research from leading international experts, this publication provides readers with scientific foundations, theories, and key technologies of manufacturing intelligence. — Amazon.com

 

Medical imaging

Author LeVine, Harry
Place of Publication Santa Barbara, CA.
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher Greenwood

Medical Imaging describes the discovery and development of diagnostic imaging technologies, explaining how the technologies work and exploring some of the issues that such powerful and expensive technologies create. The book begins with the discovery of X-rays in 1895 and traces the history of imaging technology through today’s tools, such as X-ray computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), functional imaging by positron emission tomography (PET), and single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT).

The contribution of these expensive technologies to the rising cost of healthcare in the United States and the unequal distribution of imaging diagnostic facilities, particularly in developing countries, is also considered. In addition, the book explores ethical questions that have surfaced in the past, including the reportability of incidental findings during a scan and admissibility of medical images as evidence in courts of law , and such newly emerging issues as the application of imaging tools in lie detection and the mammography guidelines controversy of 2009. — Amazon.com

 

Renewable and alternative energy resources : a reference handbook

Author Smith, Zachary A.
Place of Publication Santa Barbara, CA.
Date of Publication 2008
Publisher ABC-CLIO

Are renewable and alternative energy solutions needed to combat many of the negative effects of fossil fuel (including global warming)? Can such solutions be “clean,” and still economically viable? For readers wanting clear, objective answers to questions like these, this fascinating, highly informative volume is the ideal source.

Renewable and Alternative Energy Resources: A Reference Handbook provides an authoritative, unbiased overview of existing and potential renewable and alternative energy technologies, covering the benefits and drawbacks associated with each. It then looks at a number of specific questions and controversies on this issue, examining the social, political, and economic aspects of renewable and alternative energy use in the United States and other countries—detailing different approaches and activities of international organizations, national governments, and private sector initiatives. — Amazon.com

 

Springer handbook of engineering statistics

Author
Place of Publication London
Date of Publication 2006
Publisher Springer

In today’s global and highly competitive environment, continuous improvement in the processes and products of any field of engineering is essential for survival. This book gathers together the full range of statistical techniques required by engineers from all fields. It will assist them to gain sensible statistical feedback on how their processes or products are functioning and to give them realistic predictions of how these could be improved. The handbook will be essential reading for all engineers and engineering-connected managers who are serious about keeping their methods and products at the cutting edge of quality and competitiveness. — Amazon.com

 

Springer handbook of materials measurement methods

Author
Place of Publication [Germany]
Date of Publication 2006
Publisher Springer

In its most general context, the term ?materials measurements? denotes operations to distinguish qualitatively and to determine quantitatively characteristics of materials. As materials constitute the physical matter of all products ? machines, devices, plants, commodities, means of information, communication, transport, habitation and energy supply ? materials measurements have a wide scope and impact for science and technology, economy and society.

Springer Handbook of Materials Measurement Methods compiles advanced methods for materials measurement and characterization methods from the macroscopic to the nanometer scale. — Amazon.com

 

 

Waste management : a reference handbook

Author Vaughn, Jacqueline.
Place of Publication Santa Barbara, Calif.
Date of Publication 2009
Publisher ABC-CLIO

This urgent volume provides an up-to-date overview of waste management, outlining ways that individuals, groups, and governments can reduce waste through integrated strategies.

From household trash to radioactive material, Waste Managementcovers the many types of waste humans produce, then looks at the latest scientific breakthroughs and policy initiatives focusing on the waste management problem. It provides a historical context for understanding the current garbage crisis and examines a number of important events and current issues, including the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository, managing the debris from Hurricane Katrina and the World Trade Center site, shipbreaking and human rights violations in Asia, the freecycling movement, and San Francisco’s ban on plastic grocery bags. The book also looks at the problem globally, from the most developed country to cultures that rely on trash picking and scavenging. — Amazon.com

 

Waste treatment : reducing global waste

Author Maczulak, Anne E.
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher Facts on File

Defines the different classifications of materials that are treated today in waste management, including one of the most important concepts called “waste stream.” — books.google.com

 

Web-based green products life cycle management systems : reverse supply chain utilization

Author
Place of Publication Hershey
Date of Publication 2009
Publisher Information Science Reference

Despite being a relatively new field of research and development, green management has drawn much attention from researchers and practitioners. Facing critical impacts to its environment, a strategic change to integrate supply chain management on green products needs a solid base for decision making.

Web-Based Green Products Life Cycle Management Systems: Reverse Supply Chain Utilization provides a comprehensive review of current and potential research in green management and control. A unique collection in the growing field of green products, this book is a must-have for new and experienced researchers, as well as practitioners and academicians alike. — Amazon.com

Oct 10

REGULAR CIRCULATION BOOKS


Production planning and industrial scheduling, 2nd ed.
Recommending faculty:  Dr. Aura C. Matias (IE)

Author Sule, D. R.
Place of Publication Boca Raton
Date of Publication 2008
Publisher CRC Press

In today’s extremely competitive manufacturing market, effective production planning and scheduling processes are critical to streamlining production and increasing profits. Success in these areas means increased efficiency, capacity utilization, and reduced time required to complete jobs. From the initial stages of plant location and capacity determination to plant operations and manpower scheduling, Production Planning and Industrial Scheduling, Second Edition presents a cohesive outlook on optimization and planning. The author provides a focus on practical applications and integrates logistics and planning in the areas of production and scheduling.

Starting with the strategic development of plant locations and capacities, the book lays out a clear process for creating an effective production plan with considerations for existing production facilities. It discusses forecasting and aggregate planning, which can predict demands under scenarios. In addition, the book introduces techniques to improve plant efficiencies in various areas, as well as material requirement and inventory and capacity planning. This expanded second edition features new information on safety stock determination, uncertainty in demand, and resource center capacity planning. The problem-specific case studies illustrate the effect of different procedures on the entire system and stress coordination between independent techniques to help achieve optimal efficiency.

With the aid of this reference and the proper application of its concepts, industrial managers and engineers can reduce their manufacturing cost, succeed in fulfilling their customers’ demands in a timely manner, and attain superior planning and overall control of manufacturing operations. –Amazon.com

 

Probability models in operations research
Recommending faculty:  Inst. Angelo C. Ani (IE)

Author Cassady, C. Richard
Place of Publication Boca Raton
Date of Publication 2009
Publisher CRC Press

Industrial engineering has expanded from its origins in manufacturing to transportation, health care, logistics, services, and more. A common denominator among all these industries, and one of the biggest challenges facing decision-makers, is the unpredictability of systems. Probability Models in Operations Research provides a comprehensive overview of the probabilistic and stochastic modeling approaches commonly used to capture the randomness in industrial and systems engineering. –Amazon.com

 

Getting design right : a systems approach
Recommending faculty:  Dr. Aura C. Matias (IE)

Author Jackson, Peter Lawrence.
Place of Publication Boca Raton
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher CRC Press

Filling a new need in engineering education, Getting Design Right: A Systems Approach integrates aspects from both design and systems engineering to provide a solid understanding of the fundamental principles and best practices in these areas. Through examples, it encourages students to create an initial product design and project plan.

Classroom-tested and industry-reviewed, the text focuses on the steps of a basic design cycle. It first defines the problem, establishes technical requirements, and identifies the customer value proposition. The text then explores the design space, optimizes design choices, and develops the architecture, including behavior, control, and structure. After validating the design, the author presents an accessible treatment of resource-constrained scheduling as a computer puzzle. The final chapter covers the level-by-level decomposition of systems. In addition, the appendices offer useful design challenges for a bathroom-cleaning robot, a home health-care monitoring system, a night-vision system for automobiles, and an Internet-based meal delivery system.

Using a design approach based on simple text-based tools and spreadsheet software, this book presents a formal process for discovering requirements and tackling design problems. It will help mature audiences in professional settings as well as students with limited design and project experience. – Amazon.com

 

Design of enterprise systems : theory, architecture, and methods
Recommending faculty:  Dr. Aura C. Matias (IE)

Author Giachetti, Ronald E.
Place of Publication Boca Raton
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher CRC Press

In practice, many different people with backgrounds in many different disciplines contribute to the design of an enterprise. Anyone who makes decisions to change the current enterprise to achieve some preferred structure is considered a designer. What is problematic is how to use the knowledge of separate aspects of the enterprise to achieve a globally optimized enterprise. The synthesis of knowledge from many disciplines to design an enterprise defines the field of enterprise engineering.

Because enterprise systems are exceedingly complex, encompassing many independent domains of study, students must first be taught how to think about enterprise systems. Specifically written for advanced and intermediate courses and modules, Design of Enterprise Systems: Theory, Architecture, and Methods takes a system-theoretical perspective of the enterprise. It describes a systematic approach, called the enterprise design method, to design the enterprise. The design method demonstrates the principles, models, methods, and tools needed to design enterprise systems. The author uses the enterprise system design methodology to organize the chapters to mimic the completion of an actual project. Thus, the book details the enterprise engineering process from initial conceptualization of an enterprise to its final design. – Amazon.com

 

Geometric and engineering drawing : SI units, 3rd ed.
Recommending faculty:  Prof. Mathew Oliver Ralp L. Dimal (ES 1)

Author Morling, K.
Place of Publication London
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher Elsevier

The new edition of this successful text describes all the geometric instructions and engineering drawing information, which are likely to be needed by anyone preparing or interpreting drawings or designs. There are also plenty of exercises to practise these principles. – Amazon.com

 

Matrix operations, 2nd ed.
Recommending faculty:  Dr. Mark Albert H. Zarco (CE 27)

Author Bronson, Richard
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher McGraw-Hill Companies

More than 40 million students have trusted Schaum’s Outlines for their expert knowledge and helpful solved problems. Written by renowned experts in their respective fields, Schaum’s Outlines cover everything from math to science, nursing to language. The main feature for all these books is the solved problems. Step-by-step, authors walk readers through coming up with solutions to exercises in their topic of choice.

  • 363 detailed problems with step-by-step solutions
  • Clear, concise explanations of matrix operations
  • Help with Eigenvalues and the QR Algorithm
  • A solved-problem approach that teaches you with hands-on help
  • Exercises for improving your problem-solving skills

– Amazon.com

 

Tensor calculus
Recommending faculty:  Dr. Mark Albert H. Zarco (CE 14)

Author Kay, David C.
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher McGraw-Hill Companies

More than 40 million students have trusted Schaum’s Outlines for their expert knowledge and helpful solved problems. Written by renowned experts in their respective fields, Schaum’s Outlines cover everything from math to science, nursing to language. The main feature for all these books is the solved problems. Step-by-step, authors walk readers through coming up with solutions to exercises in their topic of choice.

  • 300 solved problems
  • Coverage of all course fundamentals
  • Effective problem-solving techniques
  • Complements or supplements the major logic textbooks
  • Supports all the major textbooks for tensor calculus courses

– Amazon.com

 

Statistics for engineers
Recommending faculty:  Dr. Mark Albert H. Zarco (CE 21)

Author Stephens, Larry J.
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher McGraw-Hill Companies

More than 40 million students have trusted Schaum’s Outlines for their expert knowledge and helpful solved problems. Written by renowned experts in their respective fields, Schaum’s Outlines cover everything from math to science, nursing to language. The main feature for all these books is the solved problems. Step-by-step, authors walk readers through coming up with solutions to exercises in their topic of choice.

  • Concise explanations of the topics covered in statistics courses designed for students in engineering and the hard sciences
  • Relevant examples and end-of-chapter questions motivate you and reinforce acquired skills
  • Hundreds of solved problems
  • Complete integration of EXCEL, MINITAB, SPSS, SAS, and STATISTIX software output as used in today’s college statistics classes
  • Detailed explanations and practice problems in all areas of engineering statistics
  • Instructions for reading and interpreting today’s most popular statistical software packages
  • Comprehensive review of advanced topics such as analysis of variance and quality management programs
  • Practice in basic problem-solving skills in calculus-based statistics

– Amazon.com

 

New techniques on soft soils
Recommending faculty:  Dr. Mark Albert H. Zarco (CE 261)

Author Symposium on New Techniques for Design and Construction in Soft Clays (2010 : Guarujá, São Paulo, Brazil)
Place of Publication São Paulo, Brazil
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher Oficina de Textos

 

  • practically oriented reference volume on soft soil engineering
  • contains case studies of soft soil techniques from all over the world

New Techniques on Soft Soils covers a wide range of updated techniques related to site investigation, vertical drains, surcharge, piled embankment, granular piles, deep mixing, monitoring and performance. An essential reference for designers and practitioners involved in soft soil construction, it provides a comprehensive view of current experiences and opinions of researchers and professionals from different parts of the world involving site investigation, design and construction on soft clays.

This book presents a collection of selected expert contributions on innovations in soft soil engineering, that were presented at the Symposium on New Techniques for Design and Construction in Soft Clays held in Guarujá, Brazil, on 22 and 23 May 2010. — Amazon.com

 

Groundwater hydrology : engineering, planning, and management
Recommending faculty:  Inst. Chrismar Jayson S. Punzal (CE 214)

Author Karamouz, Mohammad.
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher CRC Press

Increasing demand for water, higher standards of living, depletion of resources of acceptable quality, and excessive water pollution due to urban, agricultural, and industrial expansions have caused intense environmental, social, economic, and political predicaments. More frequent and severe floods and droughts have changed the ability and resiliency of water infrastructure systems to operate and provide services to the public. These concerns and issues have also changed the way we plan and manage our surface and groundwater resources. Groundwater Hydrology: Engineering, Planning, and Management presents a compilation of the state-of-the-art subjects and techniques in the education and practice of groundwater and describes them in a systematic and integrated fashion useful for undergraduate and graduate students and practitioners.

The book develops a system view of groundwater fundamentals and model-making techniques through the application of science, engineering, planning, and management principles. It discusses the classical issues in groundwater hydrology and hydraulics followed by coverage of water quality issues. The authors delineate the process of analyzing data, identification, and parameter estimation; tools and model-building techniques and the conjunctive use of surface and groundwater techniques; aquifer restoration, remediation, and monitoring techniques; and analysis of risk. They touch on groundwater risk and disaster management and then explore the impact of climate change on groundwater and discuss the tools needed for analyzing future data realization and downscaling large-scale low-resolution data to local watershed and aquifer scales for impact studies.

The combined coverage of engineering and planning tools and techniques as well as specific challenges for restoration and remediation of polluted aquifers sets this book apart. It also introduces basic tools and techniques for making decisions about and planning for future groundwater development activities, taking into account regional sustainability issues. An examination of the interface between groundwater challenges, the book demonstrates how to apply systems analysis techniques to groundwater engineering, planning, and management. — Amazon.com

 

Unsaturated soils : proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Unsaturated Soils, Barcelona, Spain, 6-8 September 2010
Recommending faculty:  Dr. Mark Albert H. Zarco (CE 261)

Author International Conference on Unsaturated Soils (5th : 2010 : Barcelona, Spain)
Place of Publication Leiden
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher CRC Press/Balkema

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unified theory of concrete structures
Recommending faculty:  Dr. Norbert S. Que (CE)

Author Hsu, Thomas T. C.
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher Wiley

Unified Theory of Concrete Structures develops an integrated theory that encompasses the various stress states experienced by both RC & PC structures under the various loading conditions of bending, axial load, shear and torsion. Upon synthesis, the new rational theories replace the many empirical formulas currently in use for shear, torsion and membrane stress.

 

The unified theory is divided into six model components: a) the struts-and-ties model, b) the equilibrium (plasticity) truss model, c) the Bernoulli compatibility truss model, d) the Mohr compatibility truss model, e) the softened truss model, and f) the softened membrane model. Hsu presents the six models as rational tools for the solution of the four basic types of stress, focusing on the significance of their intrinsic consistencies and their inter-relationships. Because of its inherent rationality, this unified theory of reinforced concrete can serve as the basis for the formulation of a universal and international design code.

  • Includes an appendix and accompanying website hosting the authors’ finite element program SCS along with instructions and examples
  • Offers comprehensive coverage of content ranging from fundamentals of flexure, shear and torsion all the way to non-linear finite element analysis and design of wall-type structures under earthquake loading.
  • Authored by world-leading experts on torsion and shear

– Amazon.com

 

Transportation statistics and microsimulation
Recommending faculty:  Dr. Hilario Sean O. Palmiano (CE 240)

Author Spiegelman, Clifford H.
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Chapman & Hall/CRC

By discussing statistical concepts in the context of transportation planning and operations, Transportation Statistics and Microsimulation provides the necessary background for making informed transportation-related decisions. It explains the why behind standard methods and uses real-world transportation examples and problems to illustrate key concepts.

The Tools and Methods to Solve Transportation Problems
Classroom-tested at Texas A&M University, the text covers the statistical techniques most frequently employed by transportation and pavement professionals. To familiarize readers with the underlying theory and equations, it contains problems that can be solved using statistical software. The authors encourage the use of SAS’s JMP package, which enables users to interactively explore and visualize data. Students can buy their own copy of JMP at a reduced price via a postcard in the book.

Practical Examples Show How the Methods Are Used in Action
Drawing on the authors’ extensive application of statistical techniques in transportation research and teaching, this textbook explicitly defines the underlying assumptions of the techniques and shows how they are used in practice. It presents terms from both a statistical and a transportation perspective, making conversations between transportation professionals and statisticians smoother and more productive. — Amazon.com

 

BIM and construction management : proven tools, methods, and workflows
Recommending faculty:  Inst. Diocel Harold M. Aquino (CE 124)

Author Hardin, Brad
Place of Publication Indianapolis, Ind.
Date of Publication 2009
Publisher Wiley Pub.

Offering practical advice and tested techniques, this book serves as the first and only building information modeling (BIM) integration guide for the construction industry.  You’ll explore crucial construction tasks such as estimating, staging, sustainability testing, multiple model trade coordination, and digital detail resolution. In addition, the book also looks at facility management models and offers a clear picture of how the featured tools, techniques, and workflows can benefit each discipline. — Amazon.com

 

Fundamentals of residential construction, 3rd ed.
Recommending faculty:  Inst. Liezl Raissa E. Tan (CE 123, CE 124)

Author Allen, Edward.
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Wiley

Fundamentals of Residential Construction, Third Edition features the most up-to-date explanations of today’s residential construction systems. From foundation to roof and exterior finishes to interior details, this new edition thoroughly addresses the latest developments in materials and methods of house construction, including energy efficiency, framing, and roofing.

Abundantly illustrated with more than 1,250 drawings and photographs, including new photorealistic illustrations that bring the text to life, this Third Edition provides authoritative coverage on wood light-frame construction, industrialized systems of construction, insulating concrete forms, light-gauge steel frame, panelized construction, and a new chapter on multifamily construction. Topics covered include:

  • Plumbing
  • Building codes
  • Heating and cooling
  • Financing
  • Wiring
  • Roofing
  • Thermal insulation
  • Environmental concerns
  • Foundations
  • Finish sitework
  • Rough sitework
  • Wood and light-gauge steel framing
  • Engineered materials
  • Exterior and interior finishes

Organized in a logical, easy-to-follow format, Fundamentals of Residential Construction, Third Edition is the one-stop source for building professionals to gain a working knowledge of codes, management procedures, material, and all home building concerns. — Amazon.com

 

Modelling transport, 4th ed.
Recommending faculty:  Dr. Hilario Sean O. Palmiano (CE 240, CE 241, CE 242)

Author Ortuzar, Juan de Dios.
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher John Wiley & Sons

Already the market leader in the field, Modelling Transport has become still more indispensible following a thorough and detailed update. Enhancements include two entirely new chapters on modelling for private sector projects and on activity-based modelling; a new section on dynamic assignment and micro-simulation; and sizeable updates to sections on disaggregate modelling and stated preference design and analysis. It also tackles topical issues such as valuation of externalities and the role of GPS in travel time surveys.

Providing unrivalled depth and breadth of coverage, each topic is approached as a modelling exercise with discussion of the roles of theory, data, model specification, estimation, validation and application. The authors present the state of the art and its practical application in a pedagogic manner, easily understandable to both students and practitioners.

  • Follows on from the highly successful third edition universally acknowledged as the leading text on transport modelling techniques and applications
  • Includes two new chapters on modelling for private sector projects and activity based modeling, and numerous updates to existing chapters
  • Incorporates treatment of recent issues and concerns like risk analysis and the dynamic interaction between land use and transport
  • Provides comprehensive and rigorous information and guidance, enabling readers to make practical use of every available technique
  • Relates the topics to new external factors and technologies such as global warming, valuation of externalities and global positioning systems (GPS).

– Amazon.com

 

An introduction to applied and environmental geophysics, 2nd ed.
Recommending faculty:  Dr. Ariel C. Blanco (EnE 298)

Author Reynolds, John M.
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell

An Introduction to Applied and Environmental Geophysics, 2nd Edition, describes the rapidly developing field of near-surface geophysics. The book covers a range of applications including mineral, hydrocarbon and groundwater exploration, and emphasises the use of geophysics in civil engineering and in environmental investigations.  Following on from the international popularity of the first edition, this new, revised, and much expanded edition contains additional case histories, and descriptions of geophysical techniques not previously included in such textbooks.

The level of mathematics and physics is deliberately kept to a minimum but is described qualitatively within the text.  Relevant mathematical expressions are separated into boxes to supplement the text.  The book is profusely illustrated with many figures, photographs and line drawings, many never previously published. Key source literature is provided in an extensive reference section; a list of web addresses for key organisations is also given in an appendix as a valuable additional resource.

  • Covers new techniques such as Magnetic Resonance Sounding, Controlled- Source EM, shear-wave seismic refraction, and airborne gravity and EM techniques
  • Now includes radioactivity surveying and more discussions of down-hole geophysical methods; hydrographic and Sub-Bottom Profiling surveying; and UneXploded Ordnance detection
  • Expanded to include more forensic, archaeological, glaciological, agricultural and bio-geophysical applications
  • Includes more information on physio-chemical properties of geological, engineering and environmental materials
  • Takes a fully global approach
  • Companion website with additional resources available at www.wiley.com/go/reynolds/introduction2e
  • Accessible core textbook for undergraduates as well as an ideal reference for industry professionals

The second edition is ideal for students wanting a broad introduction to the subject and is also designed for practising civil and geotechnical engineers, geologists, archaeologists and environmental scientists who need an overview of modern geophysical methods relevant to their discipline. While the first edition was the first textbook to provide such a comprehensive coverage of environmental geophysics, the second edition is even more far ranging in terms of techniques, applications and case histories. — Amazon.com

 

Advances in numerical heat transfer
Recommending faculty:  Prof. Joseph Gerard T. Reyes (ME 164, ME 264)

Author
Place of Publication Boca Raton
Date of Publication 2009
Publisher CRC Press

With contributions from leading experts, this second volume in the series strikes a balance between generic and specific fundamentals and generic and specific applications. After opening with a broad overview of the field of high-performance scientific computing and its role in fluid flow and heat transfer problems, the book goes on to cover such topics as: unstructured meshes; spectral element method; use of the finite volume method for the numerical solution of radiative heat transfer problems; heat conduction and the use of the boundary element method for both steady and unsteady problems; special numerical issues related to solving microscale heat transfer problems; the Monte Carlo Method; flow and heat transfer in porous media; and, the thermal management of electronic systems. — Amazon.com

 

Fluid mechanics and thermodynamics of turbomachinery, 6th ed.
Recommending faculty:  Menandro S. Berana, Daryl Homer M. Ramos (ME 122, ME 183, ME 188)

Author Dixon, S. L.
Place of Publication Amsterdam
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher Elsevier

Turbomachinery is a challenging and diverse field, with applications for professionals and students in many subsets of the mechanical engineering discipline, including fluid mechanics, combustion and heat transfer, dynamics and vibrations, as well as structural mechanics and materials engineering. Originally published more than 40 years ago,Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics of Turbomachinery is the leading turbomachinery textbook. Used as a core text in senior undergraduate and graduate level courses this book will also appeal to professional engineers in the aerospace, global power, oil & gas and other industries who are involved in the design and operation of turbomachines. For this new edition, author S. Larry Dixon is joined by Cesare Hall from the University of Cambridge, whose diverse background of teaching, research and work experience in the area of turbomachines is well suited to the task of reorganizing and updating this classic text.

Contents:

Introduction: Basic Principles; Dimensional Analysis: Similitude; Two-dimensional Cascades; Axial-flow Turbines: Mean-line Analysis and Design; Axial-flow Compressors and Ducted Fans; Three-dimensional Flows in Axial Turbomachines; Centrifugal Pumps, Fans and Compressors; Radial Flow Gas Turbines; Hydraulic Turbines; Wind Turbines; Appendices

NEW AND KEY FEATURES

  • Provides the most comprehensive coverage of the fundamentals of turbomachinery of any text in the field
  • Content has been reorganized to more closely match how instructors currently teach the course
  • Coverage of fluid mechanics and thermodynamics, the basis on which good turbomachine performance depends, has been moved to the front of the book
  • Includes new design studies of several turbomachines, applying the theories developed in the book
  • Figures have been updated, along with new photos added, to better illustrate the topics presented
  • Includes new examples and additional end-of-chapter exercises

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Modeling and analytical methods in tribology
Recommending faculty:  Inst. Juvy A. Balbarona (ME 190)

Author Kudish, Ilya I.
Place of Publication Boca Raton
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher CRC Press

Improving our understanding of friction, lubrication, and fatigue, Modeling and Analytical Methods in Tribology presents a fresh approach to tribology that links advances in applied mathematics with fundamental problems in tribology related to contact elasticity, fracture mechanics, and fluid film lubrication. The authors incorporate the classical tenets of tribology while providing new mathematical solutions that address various shortcomings in existing theories.

From contact interactions to contact fatigue life, the book connects traditionally separate areas of tribology research to create a coherent modeling methodology that encompasses asymptotic and numerical techniques. The authors often demonstrate the efficacy of the models by comparing predictions to experimental data. In most cases, they derive equations from first principles. They also rigorously prove problem formulations and derive certain solution properties. Solutions to problems are presented using simple analytical formulas, graphs, and tables. In addition, the end-of-chapter exercises highlight points important for comprehending the material and mastering the appropriate skills.

Unlocking the secrets that govern the physics of lubricated and dry contacts, this book helps tribologists on their quest to reduce friction, minimize wear, and extend the operating life of mechanical equipment. It provides a real-world industrial perspective so that readers can attain a practical understanding of the material. — Amazon.com

 

Machinery vibration and rotordynamics
Recommending faculty:  Inst. Juvy A. Balbarona (ME 143)

Author Vance, John M.
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher Wiley

Whether it’s a compressor on an offshore platform, a turbocharger in a truck or automobile, or a turbine in a jet airplane, rotating machinery is the driving force behind almost anything that produces or uses energy. Counted on daily to perform any number of vital societal tasks, turbomachinery uses high rotational speeds to produce amazing amounts of power efficiently. The key to increasing its longevity, efficiency, and reliability lies in the examination of rotor vibration and bearing dynamics, a field called rotordynamics.

A valuable textbook for beginners as well as a handy reference for experts, Machinery Vibration and Rotordynamics is teeming with rich technical detail and real-world examples geared toward the study of machine vibration. A logical progression of information covers essential fundamentals, in-depth case studies, and the latest analytical tools used for predicting and preventing damage in rotating machinery.Machinery Vibration and Rotordynamics:

  • Combines rotordynamics with the applications of machinery vibration in a single volume
  • Includes case studies of vibration problems in several different types of machines as well as computer simulation models used in industry
  • Contains fundamental physical phenomena, mathematical and computational aspects, practical hardware considerations, troubleshooting, and instrumentation and measurement techniques

For students interested in entering this highly specialized field of study, as well as professionals seeking to expand their knowledge base, Machinery Vibration and Rotordynamics will serve as the one book they will come to rely upon consistently. — Amazon.com

 

Fundamentals of thermal-fluid sciences, 4th ed.
Recommending faculty:  Inst. Juvy A. Balbarona (ME 164)

Author Cengel, Yunus A.
Place of Publication New York, N.Y.
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher McGraw-Hill

The best-selling Fundamentals of Thermal-Fluid Sciences is designed for the non-mechanical engineering student who needs exposure to key concepts in the thermal sciences in order to pass the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam. The text is made up of Thermodynamics, Heat Transfer and Fluids. Like all the other Cengel texts, it uses a similar pedagogical approach, by using familiar everyday examples followed by theory and analysis.

This edition features a return of Power and Refrigeration Cycles coverage in a revised and streamlined new chapter as well as more examples featuring sustainability and green technology. Additionally, the artwork is substantially revised and improved with more inclusion of three-dimensional figures. — Amazon.com

 

Fuels and combustion, 3rd ed.
Recommending faculty:  Inst. Juvy A. Balbarona (ME 165)

Author Sarkar, Samir.
Place of Publication Hyderabad, India
Date of Publication 2009
Publisher Universities Press

Fuels and Combustionis a systematic and comprehensive work on a subject that forms an integral part of the undergraduate degree courses in chemical, mechanical, metallurgical, and aeronautical engineering. While emphasizing the fundamental principles, the book provides a balanced treatment of energy resources, processing of fuels, fundamentals of combustion, and combustion appliances. The book takes a different approach by dealing with the topics in an Indian context. The third edition of the book has a completely new introduction, layout, and design, and new statistics have been added to provide up-to-date information. — books.google.com

 

Blade design and analysis for steam turbines
Recommending faculty:  Inst. Juvy A. Balbarona (ME 188)

Author Singh, Murari P.
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication 2009
Publisher McGraw-Hill

Blade Design and Analysis for Steam Turbines provides a concise reference for practicing engineers involved in the design, specification, and evaluation of industrial steam turbines, particularly critical process compressor drivers. A unified view of blade design concepts and techniques is presented. The book covers advances in modal analysis, fatigue and creep analysis, and aerodynamic theories, along with an overview of commonly used materials and manufacturing processes. This authoritative guide will aid in the design of powerful, efficient, and reliable turbines.

COVERAGE INCLUDES:

  • Performance fundamentals and blade loading determination
  • Turbine blade construction, materials, and manufacture
  • System of stress and damage mechanisms
  • Fundamentals of vibration
  • Damping concepts applicable to turbine blades
  • Bladed disk systems
  • Reliability evaluation for blade design
  • Blade life assessment aspects
  • Estimation of risk

– Amazon.com

 

Heat and mass transfer : fundamentals and applications, 4th ed. SI units
Recommending faculty:  Dr. Menandro S. Berana (ME 164, ME 183)

Author Cengel, Yunus A
Place of Publication Singapore
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher McGraw-Hill

With complete coverage of the basic principles of heat transfer and a broad range of applications in a flexible format, Heat and Mass Transfer: Fundamentals and Applications by Yunus Cengel and Afshin Ghajar provides the perfect blend of fundamentals and applications. The text provides a highly intuitive and practical understanding of the material by emphasizing the physics and the underlying physical phenomena involved.

This text covers the standard topics of heat transfer with an emphasis on physics and real-world every day applications, while de-emphasizing the intimidating heavy mathematical aspects. This approach is designed to take advantage of students’ intuition, making the learning process easier and more engaging. Key: 50% of the Homework Problems including design, computer, essay, lab-type, and FE problems are new or revised to this edition. Using a reader-friendly approach and a conversational writing style, the book is self-instructive and entertains while it teaches. It shows that highly technical matter can be communicated effectively in a simple yet precise language. — Amazon.com

 

The engineering guide to LEED-new construction : sustainable construction for engineers, 2nd ed.
Recommending faculty:  Dr. Menandro S. Berana (ME 282)

Author Haselbach, Liv
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher McGraw-Hill

Fully revised for version 3.0 of the LEED-New Construction rating system (LEED-2009), this GreenSource book helps you acquire the skills needed to apply LEED-NC to sustainable construction projects.

The Engineering Guide to LEED-New Construction, second edition, offers comprehensive coverage of the environmental systems and impacts on which many of the LEED-NC subcategories are based. Detailed equations and exercises in the book can be used to perform the calculations outlined in LEED-NC. Valuable information on real-world applications of LEED-NC in military, low-impact development (LID), and other sectors is included in this practical resource.

THE ENGINEERING GUIDE TO LEED-NEW CONSTRUCTION COVERS:

  • Introduction to the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED-NC rating system
  • Sustainable sites
  • Water efficiency
  • Energy and atmosphere
  • Materials and resources
  • Indoor environmental quality
  • Innovation in design and regional priorities
  • A systematic view of green and minimum program requirements
  • Department of Defense sustainable construction and indoor air quality (IAQ)
  • Low-impact development

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Industrial combustion testing
Recommending faculty:  Prof. Joseph Gerard T. Reyes (ME 188)

Author Baukal, Charles E.
Place of Publication Boca Raton
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher CRC Press

Until now, anyone conducting industrial combustion tests had to either rely on old methods, go scurrying through the literature to find proven applicable methodologies, or hire top-shelf consultants such as those that work for cutting-edge companies like John Zink. Manufacturers can no longer take industrial combustion for granted. Air and noise pollution standards must be met, and today no one can afford the inefficient use of fuel.

Drawing on three decades of experience, Charles Baukal Jr. is not only aware of the best methods but is responsible for designing and implementing a number of them, owning 11 patents of his own, as well as having hundreds of articles to his credit. Providing busy engineers with a convenient reference that gives them state-of-the-art techniques without having to cull through the literature, this practical compendium:

    • Demonstrates how to conduct meaningful experiments with industrial scale combustion equipment
    • Illustrates a number of methods through case studies
    • Includes detailed pictures, figures, graphs, and tables, to explain processes and make sense of the data
    • Presents valuable information on advanced diagnostics, burner and flare testing, and testing in combustors, including techniques for a variety of kilns, furnaces, and boilers

Written to make better practioners out of academicians and better scholars out of hands-on engineers, this unique volume teaches academics how to work at the large scales associated with industrial combustion, while also teaching engineers the rigorous approach needed for successful modeling. — Amazon.com

 

An introduction to combustion : concepts and applications, 3rd ed.
Recommending faculty:  Prof. Joseph Gerard T. Reyes (ME 165)

Author Turns, Stephen R.
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher McGraw-Hill

Introduction to Combustion is the leading combustion textbook for undergraduate and graduate students because of its easy-to-understand analyses of basic combustion concepts and its introduction of a wide variety of practical applications that motivate or relate to the various theoretical concepts. This is a text that is useful for junior/senior undergraduates or graduate students in mechanical engineering and practicing engineers.

The third edition updates and adds topics related to protection of the environment, climate change, and energy use. Additionally, a new chapter is added on fuels due to the continued focus on conservation and energy independence.

 

Geomatics engineering : a practical guide to project design
Recommending faculty:  Prof. Mathew Oliver Ralp L. Dimal, Dr. Enrico C. Paringit (GE 10, GE 12, GE 119)

Author Ogaja, Clement A.
Place of Publication Boca Raton
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher CRC Press

Traditionally, land surveyors experience years of struggle as they encounter the complexities of project planning and design processes in the course of professional employment or practice. Giving beginners a leg up and working professionals added experience, Geomatics Engineering: A Practical Guide to Project Design provides a practical guide to contemporary issues in geomatics professionalism, ethics, and design. It explores issues encountered during the project design and the request for proposal process commonly used for soliciting professional geomatics engineering services.

Designed to develop critical thinking and problem solving, this book:

    • reflects the natural progression of project design considerations, including how the planning, information gathering, design, scheduling, cost estimating, and proposal writing fit into the overall scheme of project design process
    • presents the details of contemporary issues such as standards and specifications, professional and ethical responsibilities, and policy, social, and environmental issues that are pertinent to geomatics engineering projects
    • demonstrates the important considerations when planning or designing new projects
    • focuses on the proposal development process and shows how to put together a project cost estimate, including estimating quantities and developing unit and lump-sum costs

Based on experience of past projects, the book identifies priority areas of attention for planning new projects. Presenting the nuts and bolts of geomatics projects, the author provides an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility, the impact of engineering solutions in a global and social context, as well as a host of other contemporary issues such as budgetary and scheduling constraints. — Amazon.com

 

Engineering economy, 7th ed.
Recommending faculty:  Prof. Mathew Oliver Ralp L. Dimal (GE 117)

Author Blank, Leland T.
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher McGraw-Hill

Engineering Economy, 7th edition, presents a crisp, bold new design using color, highlighting and icons to focus on important concepts, terms, equations and decision guidelines. There are new features, new topics (such as ethics and staged decision making), and new online tools; yet no compromise on coverage, examples, or the well-accepted writing style of this popular text. The preface provides an overview of What’s New and graphically depicts resources for Instructors and Students. Solved examples, problems and case studies target many of the current engineering challenges in areas such as energy, ethics, the environment, and the world’s changing economics. Approximately eighty percent of the end-of-chapter problems are revised or new for this edition.

Some of the outstanding pedagogical characteristics of this new edition include its easy-to-read writing style, learning outcomes for each section, progressive examples used throughout a chapter, solved examples using manual and integrated spreadsheet solutions, updated case studies, Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam questions for each chapter, and numerous new end-of-chapter exercises.

A significant new feature is the availability of brief, downloadable online presentations (podcasts) that incorporate voice-over, animated Power Point slides. These are available on the text’s website for students and instructors to utilize as support tools in or outside the classroom. Each module includes descriptive material and worked examples that supplement course material. — Amazon.com

 

SQL all-in-one for dummies, 2nd ed.
Recommending faculty:  Dr. Rhodora M. Gonzalez (GmE 220)

Author Taylor, Allen G.
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Wiley

SQL, or structured query language, is the international standard language for creating and maintaining relational databases. It is the basis of all major databases in use today and is essential for the storage and retrieval of database information. This fun and friendly guide takes SQL and all its related topics and breaks it down into easily digestible pieces for you to understand. You’ll get the goods on relational database design, development, and maintenance, enabling you to start working with SQL right away!

  • Provides an overview of the SQL language and examines how it is integral for the storage and retrieval of database information
  • Includes updates to SQL standards as well as any new features
  • Explores SQL concepts, relational database development, SQL queries, data security, database tuning, and more
  • Addresses the relationship between SQL and programming as well as SQL and XML

If you’re looking for an up-to-date sequel to the bestelling first edition of SQL All-in-One For Dummies, then this is the book for you! — Amazon.com

 

Guidelines for auditing process safety management systems, 2nd ed.
Recommending faculty:  Dr. Rizalinda L. De Leon (ChE 197, ChE 297)

Author
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Wiley

This book discusses the fundamental skills, techniques, and tools of auditing, and the characteristics of a good process safety management system. A variety of approaches are given so the reader can select the best methodology for a given audit. This book updates the original CCPS Auditing Guideline project since the implementation of OSHA PSM regulation, and is accompanied by an online download featuring checklists for both the audit program and the audit itself. This package offers a vital resource for process safety and process development personnel, as well as related professionals like insurers. — Amazon.com

 

Process engineering for a small planet : how to re-use, re-purpose, and retrofit existing process equipment
Recommending faculty:  Dr. Rizalinda L. De Leon (ChE 134, ChE 141, ChE 142)

Author Lieberman, Norman P.
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher Wiley

Methods for more planet-friendly process engineering

Our earth is just one big, complex Process Facility with limited air, water, and mineral resources. It responds to a number of process variables—among them, humanity and the environmental effects of our carbon consumption. What can professionals in the Hydrocarbon Process Industry do to retard environmental degradation? Rather than looking to exotic technology for solutions, Process Engineering for a Small Planet details ready-at-hand methods that the process engineer can employ to help combat the environmental crisis.

Drawing from the author’s professional experience working with petroleum refineries petroleum refineries, petrochemical plants, and natural gas wells, this handbook explains how to operate and retrofit process facilities to:

  • Reuse existing process equipment
  • Save energy
  • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions
  • Expand plant capacity without installing new equipment
  • Reduce corrosion and equipment failures

Covering topics from expanding fractionator and compressor capacity and vacuum tower heater expansion to minimizing process water consumption and increasing centrifugal pump capacity, Process Engineering for a Small Planet offers big ideas for saving our small planet. – Amazon.com

 

Fundamental principles of engineering nanometrology
Recommending faculty:  Dr. Rizalinda L. De Leon (ChE198, ChE 298)

Author Leach, R. K.
Place of Publication Amsterdam
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher Elsevier Science

The principles of engineering metrology applied to the micro- and nanoscale: essential reading for all scientists and engineers involved in the commercialisation of nanotechnology and measurement processes requiring accuracy at the nanoscale.

The establishment of common standards will be an essential key to unlocking the commercial potential of Micro- and Nanotechnologies (MNT), enabling fabrication plants to interchange parts, packaging and design rules. Effectively MNT standardization will provide the micro- and nanoscale equivalents of macro-scale nuts and bolts or house bricks. Currently there is a major thrust for standardization of MNT activities, with committees of the ISO, IEC and numerous national and regional committees being set up.

In this book Professor Richard Leach, of the UK’s National Physical Laboratory (NPL) makes a significant contribution to standardization in the field of MNT, extending the principles of engineering metrology to the micro- and nanoscale, with a focus on dimensional and mass metrology. The principles and techniques covered in this book form the essential toolkit for scientists and engineers involved in the commercialisation of nanotechnology and measurement processes requiring accuracy at the nanoscale.

Key topics covered include:

  • Basic metrological terminology, and the highly important topic of measurement uncertainty.
  • Instrumentation, including an introduction to the laser
  • Measurement of length using optical interferometry, including gauge block interferometry
  • Displacement measurement and sensors
  • Surface texture measurement, stylus, optical and scanning probe instruments, calibration, profile and areal characterisation
  • Coordinate metrology
  • Low mass and force metrology

– Amazon.com

 

Green chemistry and engineering : a practical design approach 
Recommending faculty:  Dr. Terence P. Tumolva (ChE 197)

Author Jiménez-González, Concepción Conchita.
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Wiley

The past, present, and future of green chemistry and green engineering

From college campuses to corporations, the past decade witnessed a rapidly growing interest in understanding sustainable chemistry and engineering. Green Chemistry and Engineering: A Practical Design Approach integrates the two disciplines into a single study tool for students and a practical guide for working chemists and engineers.

In Green Chemistry and Engineering, the authors—each highly experienced in implementing green chemistry and engineering programs in industrial settings—provide the bottom-line thinking required to not only bring sustainable chemistry and engineering closer together, but to also move business towards more sustainable practices and products. Detailing an integrated, systems-oriented approach that bridges both chemical syntheses and manufacturing processes, this invaluable reference covers:

  • Green chemistry and green engineering in the movement towards sustainability
  • Designing greener, safer chemical synthesis
  • Designing greener, safer chemical manufacturing processes
  • Looking beyond current processes to a lifecycle thinking perspective
  • Trends in chemical processing that may lead to more sustainable practices

The authors also provide real-world examples and exercises to promote further thought and discussion.

The EPA defines green chemistry as the design of chemical products and processes that reduce or eliminate the use or generation of hazardous substances. Green engineering is described as the design, commercialization, and use of products and processes that are feasible and economical while minimizing both the generation of pollution at the source and the risk to human health and the environment. While there is no shortage of books on either discipline, Green Chemistry and Engineering is the first to truly integrate the two. — Amazon.com

 

Biomass gasification and pyrolysis : practical design and theory
Recommending faculty:  Dr. Rizalinda L. De Leon (EgyE 222)

Author Basu, Prabir
Place of Publication Burlington, MA
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher Academic Press

Modernized biomass gasification for power generation has attracted increasing interests as an attempt to reduce our reliance on fossil fuel. In fact, over the past couple of years, a lot of RD&D has gone into overcoming the technical hurdles of biomass gasification mainly producing clean gas which is free of particulates and tars bed agglomeration and biomass feeding/handling. Biomass Gasification Design Handbook offers engineers and scientist a hands-on reference for understanding and successfully overcoming these hurdles. In this book, readers find a versatile resource that not only explains the basic principles of energy conversion and biomass conversion systems but also provides valuable insight into the design of biomass gasifiers. Thorough in his coverage, the author provides many worked out design problems, step-by-step design procedures, and real data on commercially operating systems. In addition, the book contains valuable appendices that eliminate the need to search for essential information.

Includes step-by-step design procedures and case studies for Biomass Gasification
Provides worked process flow diagrams for gasifier design.
Covers integration with other technologies (e.g. gas turbine, engine, fuel cells) — Amazon.com

 

Decision making in systems engineering and management, 2nd ed.
Recommending faculty:  Inst. Angelo C. Ani (IE 55)

Author
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Wiley

Decision Making in Systems Engineering and Management is a  comprehensive textbook that provides a logical process and analytical techniques for fact-based decision making for the most challenging systems problems. Grounded in systems thinking and based on sound systems engineering principles, the systems decisions process (SDP) leverages multiple objective decision analysis, multiple attribute value theory, and value-focused thinking to define the problem, measure stakeholder value, design creative solutions, explore the decision trade off space in the presence of uncertainty, and structure successful solution implementation. In addition to classical systems engineering problems, this approach has been successfully applied to a wide range of challenges including personnel recruiting, retention, and management; strategic policy analysis; facilities design and management; resource allocation; information assurance; security systems design; and other settings whose structure can be conceptualized as a system. — Amazon.com

 

Optimization concepts and applications in engineering, 2nd ed.
Recommending faculty:  Inst. Angelo C. Ani (IE 252)

Author Belegundu, Ashok D.
Place of Publication Cambridge
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Cambridge University Press

It is vitally important to meet or exceed previous quality and reliability standards while at the same time reducing resource consumption. This textbook addresses this critical imperative integrating theory, modeling, the development of numerical methods, and problem solving, thus preparing the student to apply optimization to real-world problems. This text covers a broad variety of optimization problems using: unconstrained, constrained, gradient, and non-gradient techniques; duality concepts; multiobjective optimization; linear, integer, geometric, and dynamic programming with applications; and finite element-based optimization. In this revised and enhanced second edition of Optimization Concepts and Applications in Engineering, the already robust pedagogy has been enhanced with more detailed explanations, an increased number of solved examples and end-of-chapter problems. The source codes are now available free on multiple platforms. It is ideal for advanced undergraduate or graduate courses and for practicing engineers in all engineering disciplines, as well as in applied mathematics. – Amazon.com

 

Process quality
Recommending faculty:  Inst. Angelo C. Ani (IE 135)

Author Center for the Advancement of Process Technology.
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, N.J.
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Prentice Hall

Pearson Publishing and the Center for the Advancement of Process Technology (CAPT) have partnered to publish a series of books designed to aid in the education and development of technicians in the field of Process Technology.  These books, which are based on a set of nationally identified objectives, are designed to address the core needs of both industry and education. Reviewers from a broad array of process industries and education institutions participated in the production of these materials so that the widest audience possible would be represented in the presentation of the content. The book is intended for use in community colleges, technical colleges, universities and corporate settings in which process technology is taught. An invaluable resource to be used throughout a process technology career,  this book is a complete reference for both theory and practical application.

The Center for the Advancement of Process Technology (CAPT) currently offers several instructor manuals and student workbooks for their books. Currently these must be PURCHASED by the instructor or institution. These materials, order forms, and pricing, can be viewed and purhcased at this website: http://www.captech.org/curriculum/products.php – Amazon.com

 

Quality inspired management : the key to sustainability
Recommending faculty:  Inst. Angelo C. Ani (IE 135)

Author Aikens, C. Harold.
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, N.J.
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Prentice Hall

QUALITY INSPIRED MANAGEMENT: THE KEY TO SUSTAINABILITY, 1/e presents a unique and comprehensive, systems view of quality, emphasizing the importance of satisfying all stakeholders, not just customers or investors. It offers an innovative framework for considering key issues such as green/environmental business, HR/employee needs, community/civic obligations, ethics, customer-centricity, and the growth of services. It bridges the gap between broad issues such as strategy, organization, and human factors, and the focused need for hard statistical data. Organized for maximum readability and instructional flexibility, it can be used with diverse syllabi and audiences, enabling students to contribute in roles ranging from manager to Six Sigma team leader. – Amazon.com

 

Introduction to service engineering
Recommending faculty:  Dr. Iris Ann G. Martinez (IE 33, IE 197)

Author
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher John Wiley & Sons

Industrial Engineering

What you need to know to engineer the global service economy.

As customers and service providers create new value through globally interconnected service enterprises, service engineers are finding new opportunities to innovate, design, and manage the service operations and processes of the new service-based economy. Introduction to Service Engineering provides the tools and information a service engineer needs to fulfill this critical new role.

The book introduces engineers as well as students to the fundamentals of the theory and practice of service engineering, covering the characteristics of service enterprises, service design and operations, customer service and service quality, web-based services, and innovations in service systems.

Readers explore such key aspects of service engineering as:

  • The role of service science in developing a smarter planet
  • Service enterprises, including: enterprise value creation, architecture of service organizations, service enterprise modeling, and the application of methods of systems engineering to services
  • Service design, including collaborative e-service systems and the new service development process
  • Service operations and management, including service call centers
  • Service quality, from design operations to customer relations
  • Web-based services and technology in the global e-organization
  • Innovation in service systems from service engineering to integrative solutions, service-oriented architecture solutions, and technology transfer streams

With chapters written by fifty-seven specialists and edited by bestselling authors Gavriel Salvendy and Waldemar Karwowski, Introduction to Service Engineering uses numerous examples, problems, and real-world case studies to help readers master the knowledge and the skills required to succeed in service engineering. — Amazon.com

 

Crack analysis in structural concrete : theory and applications
Recommending faculty: Dr. Norbert S. Que (CE 297)

Author Shi, Zihai.
Place of Publication Burlington, MA
Date of Publication 2009
Publisher Butterworth-Heinemann

This new book on the fracture mechanics of concrete focuses on the latest developments in computational theories, and how to apply those theories to solve real engineering problems. Zihai Shi uses his extensive research experience to present detailed examination of multiple-crack analysis and mixed-mode fracture.

Compared with other mature engineering disciplines, fracture mechanics of concrete is still a developing field with extensive new research and development. In recent years many different models and applications have been proposed for crack analysis; the author assesses these in turn, identifying their limitations and offering a detailed treatment of those which have been proved to be robust by comprehensive use.

After introducing stress singularity in numerical modelling and some basic modelling techniques, the Extended Fictitious Crack Model (EFCM) for multiple-crack analysis is explained with numerical application examples. This theoretical model is then applied to study two important issues in fracture mechanics – crack interaction and localization, and fracture modes and maximum loads. The EFCM is then reformulated to include the shear transfer mechanism on crack surfaces and the method is used to study experimental problems.

With a carefully balanced mixture of theory, experiment and application, Crack Analysis in Structural Concrete is an important contribution to this fast-developing field of structural analysis in concrete.

* Latest theoretical models analysed and tested
* Detailed assessment of multiple crack analysis and multi-mode fractures
* Applications designed for solving real-life engineering problems

– Amazon.com

 

Essentials of chemical reaction engineering
Recommending faculty:  Dr. Terence P. Tumolva (ChE)

Author Fogler, H. Scott.
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, NJ
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Pearson Education

Learn Chemical Reaction Engineering through Reasoning, Not Memorization

Essentials of Chemical Reaction Engineering is the complete, modern introduction to chemical reaction engineering for today’s undergraduate students. Starting from the strengths of his classic Elements of Chemical Reaction Engineering, Fourth Edition, in this volume H. Scott Fogler added new material and distilled the essentials for undergraduate students.

Fogler’s unique way of presenting the material helps students gain a deep, intuitive understanding of the field’s essentials through reasoning, using a CRE algorithm, not memorization. He especially focuses on important new energy and safety issues, ranging from solar and biomass applications to the avoidance of runaway reactions.

Thoroughly classroom tested, this text reflects feedback from hundreds of students at the University of Michigan and other leading universities. It also provides new resources to help students discover how reactors behave in diverse situations–including many realistic, interactive simulations on DVD-ROM.

New Coverage Includes

  • Greater emphasis on safety: following the recommendations of the
  • Chemical Safety Board (CSB), discussion of crucial safety topics, including ammonium nitrate CSTR explosions, case studies of the nitroaniline explosion, and the T2 Laboratories batch reactor runaway
  • Solar energy conversions: chemical, thermal, and catalytic water spilling
  • Algae production for biomass
  • Steady-state nonisothermal reactor design: flow reactors with heat exchange
  • Unsteady-state nonisothermal reactor design with case studies of reactor explosions

About the DVD-ROM

The DVD contains six additional, graduate-level chapters covering catalyst decay, external diffusion effects on heterogeneous reactions, diffusion and reaction, distribution of residence times for reactors, models for non-ideal reactors, and radial and axial temperature variations in tubular reactions. Extensive additional DVD resources include

  • Summary notes, Web modules, additional examples, derivations, audio commentary, and self-tests
  • Interactive computer games that review and apply important chapter concepts
  • Innovative “Living Example Problems” with Polymath code that can be loaded directly from the DVD so students can play with the solution to get an innate feeling of how reactors operate
  • A 15-day trial of Polymath™ is included, along with a link to the Fogler Polymath site
  • A complete, new AspenTech tutorial, and four complete example problems
  • Visual Encyclopedia of Equipment, Reactor Lab, and other intuitive tools
  • More than 500 PowerPoint slides of lecture notes

Additional updates, applications, and information are available at www.umich.edu/~essen and www.essentialsofcre.com.  – Amazon.com

 

Introduction to proteins : structure, function, and motion
Recommending faculty:  Dr. Rizalinda L. De Leon (ChE 297, ChE 298)

Author Kessel, Amit.
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher CRC Press

As the tools and techniques of structural biophysics assume greater roles in biological research and a range of application areas, learning how proteins behave becomes crucial to understanding their connection to the most basic and important aspects of life.

With more than 350 color images throughout, Introduction to Proteins: Structure, Function, and Motion presents a unified, in-depth treatment of the relationship between the structure, dynamics, and function of proteins. Taking a structural–biophysical approach, the authors discuss the molecular interactions and thermodynamic changes that transpire in these highly complex molecules.

The text incorporates various biochemical, physical, functional, and medical aspects. It covers different levels of protein structure, current methods for structure determination, energetics of protein structure, protein folding and folded state dynamics, and the functions of intrinsically unstructured proteins. The authors also clarify the structure–function relationship of proteins by presenting the principles of protein action in the form of guidelines.

This comprehensive, color book uses numerous proteins as examples to illustrate the topics and principles and to show how proteins can be analyzed in multiple ways. It refers to many everyday applications of proteins and enzymes in medical disorders, drugs, toxins, chemical warfare, and animal behavior. Downloadable questions for each chapter are available at CRC Press Online. — Amazon.com

 

Separation process principles, 3rd ed., International student version
Recommending faculty:  Inst. Ralph P. Villa (ChE 132)

Author Henley, Ernest J.
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Wiley

Completely rewritten to enhance clarity, this third edition provides engineers with a strong understanding of the field. With the help of an additional co-author, the text presents new information on bioseparations throughout the chapters. A new chapter on mechanical separations covers settling, filtration, and centrifugation, including mechanical separations in biotechnology and cell lysis. Boxes help highlight fundamental equations. Numerous new examples and exercises are integrated throughout as well. In addition, frequent references are made to the software products and simulators that will help engineers find the solutions they need. — Amazon.com

 

Data mining with R : learning with case studies
Recommending faculty: Inst. Cyril Jose E. Bajamundi (ChE 143)

Author Torgo, Luis.
Place of Publication Boca Raton
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Chapman & Hall/CRC

The versatile capabilities and large set of add-on packages make R an excellent alternative to many existing and often expensive data mining tools. Exploring this area from the perspective of a practitioner,Data Mining with R: Learning with Case Studies uses practical examples to illustrate the power of R and data mining.

Assuming no prior knowledge of R or data mining/statistical techniques, the book covers a diverse set of problems that pose different challenges in terms of size, type of data, goals of analysis, and analytical tools. To present the main data mining processes and techniques, the author takes a hands-on approach that utilizes a series of detailed, real-world case studies:

  1. Predicting algae blooms
  2. Predicting stock market returns
  3. Detecting fraudulent transactions
  4. Classifying microarray samples

With these case studies, the author supplies all necessary steps, code, and data.

Web Resource
A supporting website mirrors the do-it-yourself approach of the text. It offers a collection of freely available R source files that encompass all the code used in the case studies. The site also provides the data sets from the case studies as well as an R package of several functions. — Amazon.com

 

Chemical reaction engineering and reactor technology
Recommending faculty:  Inst. Cyril Jose E. Bajamundi (ChE 125, ChE 126, ChE 229)

Author Salmi, Tapio.
Place of Publication Boca Raton
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher CRC Press

The role of the chemical reactor is crucial for the industrial conversion of raw materials into products and numerous factors must be considered when selecting an appropriate and efficient chemical reactor. Chemical Reaction Engineering and Reactor Technology defines the qualitative aspects that affect the selection of an industrial chemical reactor and couples various reactor models to case-specific kinetic expressions for chemical processes.

Offering a systematic development of the chemical reaction engineering concept, this volume explores:

    • Essential stoichiometric, kinetic, and thermodynamic terms needed in the analysis of chemical reactors
    • Homogeneous and heterogeneous reactors
    • Residence time distributions and non-ideal flow conditions in industrial reactors
    • Solutions of algebraic and ordinary differential equation systems
    • Gas- and liquid-phase diffusion coefficients and gas-film coefficients
    • Correlations for gas-liquid systems
    • Solubilities of gases in liquids
    • Guidelines for laboratory reactors and the estimation of kinetic parameters

The authors pay special attention to the exact formulations and derivations of mass energy balances and their numerical solutions. Richly illustrated and containing exercises and solutions covering a number of processes, from oil refining to the development of specialty and fine chemicals, the text provides a clear understanding of chemical reactor analysis and design. — Amazon.com

 

An introduction to atmospheric physics, 2nd ed.
Recommending faculty:  Prof. Mathew Oliver Ralp L. Dimal (EnE 298)

Author Andrews, David G.
Place of Publication Cambridge
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher Cambridge University Press

A quantitative introduction to the Earth’s atmosphere for intermediate-advanced undergraduate and graduate students, with an emphasis on underlying physical principles. This edition has been brought completely up-to-date, and now includes a new chapter on the physics of climate change which builds upon material introduced in earlier chapters, giving the student a broad understanding of some of the physical concepts underlying this most important and topical subject. In contrast to many other books on atmospheric science, the emphasis is on the underlying physics. Atmospheric applications are developed mainly in the problems given at the end of each chapter. The book is an essential resource for all students of atmospheric physics as part of an atmospheric science, meteorology, physics, Earth science, planetary science, or applied mathematics course. — Amazon.com

 

Numerical weather and climate prediction
Recommending faculty:  Prof. Mathew Oliver Ralp L. Dimal (EnE 305)

Author Warner, Thomas T.
Place of Publication Cambridge
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Cambridge University Press

This textbook provides a comprehensive yet accessible treatment of weather and climate prediction, for graduate students, researchers and professionals. It teaches the strengths, weaknesses and best practices for the use of atmospheric models. It is ideal for the many scientists who use such models across a wide variety of applications. The book describes the different numerical methods, data assimilation, ensemble methods, predictability, land-surface modeling, climate modeling and downscaling, computational fluid-dynamics models, experimental designs in model-based research, verification methods, operational prediction, and special applications such as air-quality modeling and flood prediction. This volume will satisfy everyone who needs to know about atmospheric modeling for use in research or operations. It is ideal both as a textbook for a course on weather and climate prediction and as a reference text for researchers and professionals from a range of backgrounds: atmospheric science, meteorology, climatology, environmental science, geography, and geophysical fluid mechanics/dynamics. – Amazon.com

 

The development of atmospheric general circulation models : complexity, synthesis, and computation
Recommending faculty:  Prof. Mathew Oliver Ralp L. Dimal (EnE 298)

Author
Place of Publication Cambridge
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Cambridge University Press

Presenting a comprehensive discussion of general circulation models of the atmosphere, this book covers their historical and contemporary development, their societal context, and current efforts to integrate these models into wider earth-system models. Leading researchers provide unique perspectives on the scientific breakthroughs, overarching themes, critical applications, and future prospects for atmospheric general circulation models. Key interdisciplinary links to other subject areas such as chemistry, oceanography and ecology are also highlighted. This book is a core reference for academic researchers and professionals involved in atmospheric physics, meteorology and climate science, and can be used as a resource for graduate-level courses in climate modeling and numerical weather prediction. Given the critical role that atmospheric general circulation models are playing in the intense public discourse on climate change, it is also a valuable resource for policy makers and all those concerned with the scientific basis for the ongoing public-policy debate. – Amazon.com

 

Heat generation and transport in the earth
Recommending faculty:  Prof. Mathew Oliver Ralp L. Dimal (EnE 305)

Author Jaupart, Claude.
Place of Publication Cambridge
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Cambridge University Press

Heat provides the energy that drives almost all geological phenomena and sets the temperature at which these phenomena operate. This book explains the key physical principles of heat transport with simple physical arguments and scaling laws that allow quantitative evaluation of heat flux and cooling conditions in a variety of geological settings and systems. The thermal structure and evolution of magma reservoirs, the crust, the lithosphere and the mantle of the Earth are reviewed within the context of plate tectonics and mantle convection – illustrating how theoretical arguments can be combined with field and laboratory data to arrive at accurate interpretations of geological observations. Appendices contain data on the thermal properties of rocks, surface heat flux measurements and rates of radiogenic heat production. This book can be used for advanced courses in geophysics, geodynamics and magmatic processes, and is a reference for researchers in geoscience, environmental science, physics, engineering and fluid dynamics. – Amazon.com

 

Principles of planetary climate
Recommending faculty:  Prof. Mathew Oliver Ralp L. Dimal (EnE 201)

Author Pierrehumbert, Raymond T.
Place of Publication Cambridge
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher Cambridge University Press

This book introduces the reader to all the basic physical building blocks of climate needed to understand the present and past climate of Earth, the climates of Solar System planets, and the climates of extrasolar planets. These building blocks include thermodynamics, infrared radiative transfer, scattering, surface heat transfer and various processes governing the evolution of atmospheric composition. Nearly four hundred problems are supplied to help consolidate the reader’s understanding, and to lead the reader towards original research on planetary climate. This textbook is invaluable for advanced undergraduate or beginning graduate students in atmospheric science, Earth and planetary science, astrobiology, and physics. It also provides a superb reference text for researchers in these subjects, and is very suitable for academic researchers trained in physics or chemistry who wish to rapidly gain enough background to participate in the excitement of the new research opportunities opening in planetary climate.  – Amazon.com

 

Geostatistics explained : an introductory guide for earth scientists
Recommending faculty:  Dr. Maria Antonia N. Tanchuling (EnE)

Author McKillup, Steve.
Place of Publication Cambridge
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher Cambridge University Press

A reader-friendly introduction to geostatistics for students and researchers struggling with statistics. Using simple, clear explanations for introductory and advanced material, it demystifies complex concepts and makes formulas and statistical tests easy to apply. Beginning with a critical evaluation of experimental and sampling design, the book moves on to explain essential concepts of probability, statistical significance and type 1 and type 2 error. An accessible graphical explanation of analysis of variance (ANOVA) leads onto advanced ANOVA designs, correlation and regression, and non-parametric tests including chi-square. Finally, it introduces the essentials of multivariate techniques, multi-dimensional scaling and cluster analysis, analysis of sequences and concepts of spatial analysis. Illustrated with wide-ranging examples from topics across the Earth and environmental sciences, Geostatistics Explained can be used for undergraduate courses or for self-study and reference. Worked examples at the end of each chapter reinforce a clear understanding of the statistical tests and their applications.  — Amazon.com

 

Sears and Zemansky’s University physics, 13th International ed.
Recommending faculty:  Inst. Cyril Jose E. Bajamundi (Physics 71, Physics 72, Physics 73)

Author Young, Hugh D.
Place of Publication San Francisco
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher Addison-Wesley

University Physics with Modern Physics , Thirteenth Edition continues to set the benchmark for clarity and rigor combined with effective teaching and research-based innovation.

University Physics is known for its uniquely broad, deep, and thoughtful set of worked examples–key tools for developing both physical understanding and problem-solving skills. The Thirteenth Edition revises all the Examples and Problem-Solving Strategies to be more concise and direct while maintaining the Twelfth Edition’s consistent, structured approach and strong focus on modeling as well as math. To help students tackle challenging as well as routine problems, the Thirteenth Edition adds Bridging Problems to each chapter, which pose a difficult, multiconcept problem and provide a skeleton solution guide in the form of questions and hints.

The text’s rich problem sets–developed and refined over six decades–are upgraded to include larger numbers of problems that are biomedically oriented or require calculus. The problem-set revision is driven by detailed student-performance data gathered nationally through MasteringPhysics®, making it possible to fine-tune the reliability, effectiveness, and difficulty of individual problems.

Complementing the clear and accessible text, the figures use a simple graphic style that focuses on the physics. They also incorporate explanatory annotations–a technique demonstrated to enhance learning. – Amazon.com

 

Rotating flow
Recommending faculty:  Dr. Rizalinda L. De Leon (EgyE 223)

Author Childs, Peter R. N.
Place of Publication Burlington, MA
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Butterworth-Heinemann

Rotating flow is critically important across a wide range of scientific, engineering and product applications, providing design and modeling capability for diverse products such as jet engines, pumps and vacuum cleaners, as well as geophysical flows. Developed over the course of 20 years’ research into rotating fluids and associated heat transfer at the University of Sussex Thermo-Fluid Mechanics Research Centre (TFMRC), Rotating Flow is an indispensable reference and resource for all those working within the gas turbine and rotating machinery industries. Traditional fluid and flow dynamics titles offer the essential background but generally include very sparse coverage of rotating flows-which is where this book comes in. Beginning with an accessible introduction to rotating flow, recognized expert Peter Childs takes you through fundamental equations, vorticity and vortices, rotating disc flow, flow around rotating cylinders and flow in rotating cavities, with an introduction to atmospheric and oceanic circulations included to help deepen understanding. Whilst competing resources are weighed down with complex mathematics, this book focuses on the essential equations and provides full workings to take readers step-by-step through the theory so they can concentrate on the practical applications.

  • A detailed yet accessible introduction to rotating flows, illustrating the differences between flows where rotation is significant and highlighting the non-intuitive nature of rotating flow fields
  • Written by world-leading authority on rotating flow, Peter Childs, making this a unique and authoritative work
  • Covers the essential theory behind engineering applications such as rotating discs, cylinders, and cavities, with natural phenomena such as atmospheric and oceanic flows used to explain underlying principles
  • Provides a rigorous, fully worked mathematical account of rotating flows whilst also including numerous practical examples in daily life to highlight the relevance and prevalence of different flow types
  • Concise summaries of the results of important research and lists of references included to direct readers to significant further resources

– Amazon.com

 

Chemical biophysics : quantitative analysis of cellular systems
Recommending faculty:  Dr. Rizalinda L. De Leon (EgyE 222)

Author Beard, Daniel A.
Place of Publication Cambridge
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher Cambridge University Press

Chemical Biophysics provides an engineering-based approach to biochemical system analysis for graduate-level courses on systems biology, computational bioengineering and molecular biophysics. It is the first textbook to apply rigorous physical chemistry principles to mathematical and computational modeling of biochemical systems for an interdisciplinary audience. The book is structured to show the student the basic biophysical concepts before applying this theory to computational modeling and analysis, building up to advanced topics and research. Topics explored include the kinetics of nonequilibrium open biological systems, enzyme mediated reactions, metabolic networks, biological transport processes, large-scale biochemical networks and stochastic processes in biochemical systems. End-of-chapter exercises range from confidence-building calculations to computational simulation projects. — Amazon.com

 

Transport modeling for environmental engineers and scientists, 2nd ed.
Recommending faculty:  Dr. Hilario Sean O. Palmiano (CE 240)

Author Clark, Mark M.
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication 2009
Publisher Wiley

Transport Modeling for Environmental Engineers and Scientists, Second Edition, builds on integrated transport courses in chemical engineering curricula, demonstrating the underlying unity of mass and momentum transport processes. It describes how these processes underlie the mechanics common to both pollutant transport and pollution control processes. – Amazon.com

 

Writing a built environment dissertation : practical guidance and examples
Recommending faculty: Dr. Hilario Sean O. Palmiano (CE 196, CE 199)

Author Farrell, Peter
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell

As a built environment student you are likely to be required to research, write and submit a dissertation as a core component of your degree studies. As a vocational profession, students of the built environment often have strong practical aspirations. Writing a Built Environment Dissertation provides practical guidance and will help to steer you into a position where you can develop a good dissertation by mixing your practical strengths with more theoretical tools.

The book is ordered around a common dissertation structure: that is, it starts with material that should be in the introduction and finishes with material that should be in the conclusion. Each chapter provides a commentary on the kind of information that you should put in each chapter of your dissertation, supported by a variety of examples using a range of methodological designs. The book has a strong focus on data collection, data analysis, reliability and validity – all areas where student dissertations are often weak. Material that will help you think about study skills and ethics is embedded throughout the book, and the chapters on qualitative and quantitative analysis will show you how to carry out a rigorous analysis while avoiding some of the complexity in statistical work.

If you are an under-graduate student in the final year of an honours degree programme in the built environment, or perhaps a student at masters or PhD level and have been away from academic study for some time, then this book will help you to write a more innovative and thorough dissertation. – Amazon.com

 

Transportation systems reliability and safety
Recommending faculty:

Author Dhillon, B.S.
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher CRC Press

During day-to-day use, thousands of lives are lost each year due to accidents, directly or indirectly, resulting from poor transportation system reliability and safety. In the United States, automobile accidents alone result in around 42,000 deaths per year, costing billions of dollars to the economy each year. A common subject in journal articles and conference proceedings, most of the recent research on transportation systems reliability and safety is scattered in different resources. Until now.

Drawing together the latest research spread throughout the literature, Transportation Systems Reliability and Safety eliminates the need to consult many different and diverse sources to obtain up-to-date information and research. It contains a chapter on mathematical concepts and another chapter on reliability and safety basics that form a foundation for understanding the contents of subsequent chapters. The book also presents a chapter devoted to methods for performing transportation system reliability and safety analysis. It includes a reference section at the end of each chapter for readers who wish to delve deeper into a specific area.

The author clearly and concisely covers topics in such a manner that readers require no previous knowledge to understand the concepts. He provides examples and their solutions as well as numerous problems at the end of each chapter to test reader comprehension. The presentation of historical information paired with recent research give readers a foundation for understanding where the field is now and snapshot of where it may be going. — Amazon.com

 

Reinforced concrete structures : analysis and design
Recommending faculty:  Inst. Liezl Raissa E. Tan (CE 157)

Author Fanella, David Anthony.
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher McGraw-Hill

A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO REINFORCED CONCRETE STRUCTURE ANALYSIS AND DESIGN

Reinforced Concrete Structures explains the underlying principles of reinforced concrete design and covers the analysis, design, and detailing requirements in the 2008 American Concrete Institute (ACI) Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete and Commentary and the 2009 International Code Council (ICC) International Building Code (IBC).

This authoritative resource discusses reinforced concrete members and provides techniques for sizing the cross section, calculating the required amount of reinforcement, and detailing the reinforcement. Design procedures and flowcharts guide you through code requirements, and worked-out examples demonstrate the proper application of the design provisions.

COVERAGE INCLUDES:

  • Mechanics of reinforced concrete
  • Material properties of concrete and reinforcing steel
  • Considerations for analysis and design of reinforced concrete structures
  • Requirements for strength and serviceability
  • Principles of the strength design method
  • Design and detailing requirements for beams, one-way slabs, two-way slabs, columns, walls, and foundations

– Amazon.com

 

Storm and cloud dynamics : the dynamics of clouds and precipitating mesoscale systems, 2nd ed.
Recommending faculty:  Dr. Jaime Y. Hernandez Jr. (CE 199, CE 226)

Author Cotton, William R.
Place of Publication Burlington, MA
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Academic Press

This book focuses on the dynamics of clouds and of precipitating mesoscale meteorological systems. Clouds and precipitating mesoscale systems represent some of the most important and scientifically exciting weather systems in the world. These are the systems that produce torrential rains, severe winds including downburst and tornadoes, hail, thunder and lightning, and major snow storms. Forecasting such storms represents a major challenge since they are too small to be adequately resolved by conventional observing networks and numerical prediction models.

* Provides a complete treatment of clouds integrating the analysis of air motions with cloud structure, microphysics, and precipitation mechanics * Describes and explains the basic types of clouds and cloud systems that occur in the atmosphere-fog, stratus, stratocumulus, altocumulus, altostratus, cirrus, thunderstorms, tornadoes, waterspouts, orographically induced clouds, mesoscale convection complexes, hurricanes, fronts, and extratropical cyclones * Summarizes the fundamentals, both observational and theoretical, of atmospheric dynamics, thermodynamics, cloud microphysics, and radar meteorology, allowing each type of cloud to be examined in depth * Integrates the latest field observations, numerical model simulations, and theory * Supplies a theoretical treatment suitable for the advanced undergraduate or graduate level, as well as post-graduate. — Amazon.com

 

Gravity-driven water flow in networks : [theory and design]
Recommending faculty:  Prof. Peter Paul M. Castro (CE 112)

Author Jones, Gerard F.
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Wiley

Gravity-driven water flow networks are a crucial method of delivering clean water to millions of people worldwide, and an essential agricultural tool. This book provides an all-encompassing guide to designing these water networks, combining theory and case studies. It includes design formulas for water flow in single or multiple, uniform or non-uniform diameter pipe networks; case studies on how systems are built, used, and maintained; comprehensive coverage of pipe materials, pressure ratings, and dimensions; and over 100 illustrations and tables. It is a key resource both for working engineers and engineering students and instructors. — Amazon.com

 

Erosion and sedimentation
Recommending faculty:  Prof. Peter Paul M. Castro (CE 111, CE 112)

Author Julien, Pierre Y.
Place of Publication Cambridge
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher Cambridge University Press

The second edition of this acclaimed, accessible textbook brings the subject of sedimentation and erosion completely up-to-date, providing an excellent primer on both fundamental concepts of sediment-transport theory and methods for practical applications. The structure of the first edition is essentially unchanged, but all the chapters have been updated, with several chapters reworked and expanded significantly. Examples of the new additions include the concept of added mass, the Modified Einstein Procedure, sediment transport by size fractions, sediment transport of sediment mixtures, and new solutions to the Einstein Integrals. Many new examples and exercises have been added. Erosion and Sedimentation is an essential textbook on the topic for students in civil and environmental engineering and the geosciences, and also as a handbook for researchers and professionals in engineering, the geosciences and the water sciences. – Amazon.com

 

Fire design of steel structures
Recommending faculty:  Prof. Fernando J. Germar (CE 252)

Author Franssen, Jean-Marc.
Place of Publication Berlin
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher ECCS

This book explains and illustrates the rules that are given in the Eurocode for designing steel structures subjected to fire. After the first introductory chapter, Chapter 2 explains how to calculate the mechanical actions (loads) in the fire situation based on the information given in EN 1990 and EN 1991.
Chapter 3 presents the models to be used to represent the thermal action created by the fire.
Chapter 4 describes the procedures to be used to calculate the temperature of the steelwork from the temperature of the compartment and Chapter 5 shows how the information given in EN 1993-1-2 is used to determine the loan bearing capacity of the steel structure.
The methods use to evaluate the fire resistance of bolted and welded connections are described in Chapter 7.
Chapter 8 describes a computer program called “Elefir-EN” which is based on the simple calculation model given in the Eurocode and allows designers to quickly and accurately calculate the performance of steel components in the fire situation.
Chapter 9 looks at the issues that a designer may be faced with when assessing the fire resistance of a complete building. This is done via a case study and addresses most of the concepts presented in the earlier Chapters.
The concepts and fire engineering procedures given in the Eurocodes may see complex those more familiar with the prescriptive approach. This publication sets out the design process in a logical manner giving practical and helpful advice and easy to follow worked examples that will allow designer to exploit the benefits of this new approach to fire design. – Amazon.com

 

Water and wastewater technology, 7th International ed.
Recommending faculty:  Dr. Maria Antonia N. Tanchuling (CE 132)

Author Hammer, Mark J.
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, N.J.
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher Pearson Educational International

The new seventh edition of Water and Wastewater Technology continues its tradition of coverage water processing principles and modern management practices, but now integrates a new emphasis on sustainability throughout.

 

Comprehensive coverage of topics such as:

  • Water processing
  • Water distribution
  • Wastewater collection
  • Conventional and advanced wastewater treatment
  • Sludge processing

– Amazon.com

 

Technical drawing with engineering graphics, 14th International ed.
Recommending faculty:  Inst. Cyril Jose E. Bajamundi (ES 1)

Author
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, N.J.
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher Pearson Educational International

Technical Drawing and Engineering Graphics, Fourteenth Edition, provides a clear, comprehensive introduction and detailed, easy-to-use  reference to creating 2D documentation drawings and engineering graphics by hand or using CAD. It offers excellent technical detail, up-to-date standards, motivating real-world examples, and clearly explained theory and technique in a colorful, highly visual, concisely written format. Designed as an efficient tool for busy, visually oriented learners, this edition expands on well-tested material, bringing its content up-to-date with the latest standards, materials, industries and production processes. Colored models and animations bring the material to life for the student on the book’s companion website. Updated exercises that feature sheet metal and plastic parts are a part of the excellent Giesecke problem set. — Amazon.com

 

Planetary sciences, 2nd ed.
Recommending faculty:  Prof. Mathew Oliver Ralp L. Dimal (GE 166)

Author De Pater, Imke
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher Cambridge University Press

An authoritative introduction for graduate students in the physical sciences, this textbook explains the wide variety of physical, chemical, and geological processes that govern the motions and properties of planets. The second edition of this award-winning textbook has been substantially updated and improved. It now contains a reorganized discussion of small bodies, including a detailed description of the Kuiper belt and asteroid belt; a significantly expanded chapter on extrasolar planets and what they tell us about planetary systems; and appendixes providing a glossary of acronyms, tables of key spacecraft, a summary of observing techniques, and a sampling of very recent images. With over 300 exercises to help students apply the concepts covered, this textbook is ideal for courses in astronomy, planetary science and earth science, and well suited as a reference for researchers. Color versions of many figures and movie clips supplementing the text are available at www.cambridge.org/9780521853712. – Amazon.com

 

Probability : theory and examples, 4th ed.
Recommending faculty:  Prof. Mathew Oliver Ralp L. Dimal (GE 198, GE 300)

Author Durrett, Richard
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher Cambridge University Press

Modern and measure-theory based, this text is intended primarily for the first-year graduate course in probability theory. – Amazon.com

 

Spatial decision support systems : principles and practices
Recommending faculty:  Dr. Enrico C. Paringit (GE 198)

Author Sugumaran, Ramanathan.
Place of Publication Boca Raton
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Taylor & Francis

Although interest in Spatial Decision Support Systems (SDSS) continues to grow rapidly in a wide range of disciplines, students, planners, managers, and the research community have lacked a book that covers the fundamentals of SDSS along with the advanced design concepts required for building SDSS.

Filling this need, Spatial Decision Support Systems: Principles and Practices provides a comprehensive examination of the various aspects of SDSS evolution, components, architecture, and implementation. It integrates research from a variety of disciplines, including the geosciences, to supply a complete overview of SDSS technologies and their application from an interdisciplinary perspective.

This groundbreaking reference provides thorough coverage of the roots of SDSS. It explains the core principles of SDSS, how to use them in various decision making contexts, and how to design and develop them using readily available enabling technologies and commercial tools. The book consists of four major parts, each addressing different topic areas in SDSS:

    1. Presents an introduction to SDSS and the evolution of SDSS
    2. Covers the essential and optional components of SDSS
    3. Focuses on the design and implementation of SDSS
    4. Reviews SDSS applications from various domains and disciplines—investigating current challenges and future directions

The text includes numerous detailed case studies, example applications, and methods for tailoring SDSS to your work environment. It also integrates sample code segments throughout. Addressing the technical and organizational challenges that affect the success or failure of SDSS, the book concludes by considering future directions of this rapidly emerging field of study. – Amazon.com

 

The theory of scintillation with applications in remote sensing
Recommending faculty:  Prof. Czar Jakiri S. Sarmiento (GmE 202, GmE 300)

Author Rino, Charles.
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Wiley-IEEE Press

In order to truly understand data signals transmitted by satellite, one must understand scintillation theory in addition to well established theories of EM wave propagation and scattering. Scintillation is a nuisance in satellite EM communications, but it has stimulated numerous theoretical developments with science applications. This book not only presents a thorough theoretical explanation of scintillation, but it also offers a complete library of MATLAB codes that will reproduce the book examples. The library includes GPS coordinate manipulations, satellite orbit prediction, and earth mean magnetic field computations.

The subect matter is for EM researchers; however, also theory is relevant to geophysics, acoustics, optics and astoronomy. — Amazon.com

 

Integration of geographic information systems and remote sensing
Recommending faculty:  Prof. Czar Jakiri S. Sarmiento (GmE 202, GmE 203)

Author
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication 1997
Publisher Cambridge University Press

Remote sensing and geographic information systems (GIS) are inherently linked technologies. Together, they form a powerful tool to measure, map, monitor and model resources and environmental data for both scientific and commercial applications. Originally published in 1997, this book brought together work by leaders in the field to address improved techniques, applications and research in integrated remote sensing and geographical information systems. Among the topics covered are image rectification, change detection, visualisation, computer modelling, local land use planning, requirements of GIS in global change research, and potential directions for research. Remote sensing and GIS play a key role in studies of water resources, air quality, topography, land cover, and population location and dynamics, and specialists working at the local, regional and global levels will find this book a valuable and stimulating resource. – Amazon.com

 

Climate change and climate modeling
Recommending faculty:  Prof. Mathew Oliver Ralp L. Dimal (GmE 202, GmE 300)

Author Neelin, J. David.
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Cambridge University Press

Provides students with a solid foundation in climate science, with which to understand global warming, natural climate variations, and climate models. As climate models are one of our primary tools for predicting and adapting to climate change, it is vital we appreciate their strengths and limitations. Also key is understanding what aspects of climate science are well understood and where quantitative uncertainties arise. This textbook will inform the future users of climate models and the decision-makers of tomorrow by providing the depth they need, while requiring no background in atmospheric science and only basic calculus and physics. Developed from a course that the author teaches at UCLA, material has been extensively class-tested and with online resources of colour figures, Powerpoint slides, and problem sets, this is a complete package for students across all sciences wishing to gain a solid grounding in climate science. – Amazon.com

 

Satellite systems for personal applications : concepts and technology
Recommending faculty:  Prof. Czar Jakiri S. Sarmiento (GmE 202, GE 174)

Author Richharia, M.
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex, U.K.
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher Wiley

Presents the concepts, technology, and role of satellite systems in support of personal applications, such as mobile and broadband communications, navigation, television, radio and multimedia broadcasting, safety of life services, etc.

This book presents a novel perspective on satellite systems, reflecting the modern personal technology context, and hence a focus on the individual as end-user. The book begins by outlining key generic concepts before discussing techniques adopted in particular application areas; next, it exemplifies these techniques through discussion of state-of-art current and emerging satellite systems. The book concludes by contemplating the likely evolution of these systems, taking into consideration influences and trends in technology, in conjunction with growing user expectations.

In addition to addressing satellite systems that directly interact with personal devices, the book additionally considers those indirect applications where there is an increasing interest by individuals – notably, in remote sensing. As such, the book uniquely encompasses the entire gamut of satellite-enabled personal / end-user applications.

Key Features:

  • Broad scope – views satellite systems generically with regards to their applicability across a wide range of personal application areas
  • Strong foundation in underlying concepts
  • State-of-the-art system examples
  • Review of trends in relevant areas of satellite technology
  • Revision questions at the end of each chapter

The book is suited to individuals, engineers, scientists, service providers, system operators, application developers and managers interested or involved in the use of satellite technology for personal applications. It should also hold interest for use in research institutes interested in promoting inter-disciplinary cross-fertilization of ideas, as well as by financiers, policy makers, and strategists interested in gaining a better understanding of this technology. – Amazon.com

 

Principles of sedimentology and stratigraphy, 5th International ed.
Recommending faculty:  Prof. Mathew Oliver Ralp L. Dimal (TC 17)

Author Boggs, Sam, Jr.
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, New Jersey
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Pearson Prentice Hall

This concise treatment of the fundamental principles of sedimentology and stratigraphy highlights the important physical, chemical, biological, and stratigraphic characteristics of sedimentary rocks. It emphasizes the ways in which the study of sedimentary rocks is used to interpret depositional environments, changes in ancient sea level, and other intriguing aspects of Earth’s history. — Amazon.com

 

A second course in statistics : regression analysis, 7th International ed.
Recommending faculty:  Inst. Louie P. Balicanta (GE 171)

Author Mendenhall, William.
Place of Publication Boston
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher Pearson Education

This reader-friendly book focuses on building linear statistical models and developing skills for implementing regression analysis in real-life situations. It includes applications for a range of fields including engineering, sociology, and psychology, as well as traditional business applications. The authors use the latest material available from news articles, magazines, professional journals, the Internet, and actual consulting problems to illustrate real business situations and how to solve them using the tools of regression analysis. In addition, this book emphasizes model building and multiple regression models and pays special attention to model validation and spline regression. For professionals in any number of fields, including engineering, sociology, and psychology, who would benefit from learning how to use regression analysis to solve problems. — books.google.com

 

Geomorphology : the mechanics and chemistry of landscapes
Recommending faculty:  Inst. Louie P. Balicanta (GE 171)

Author Anderson, Robert S.
Place of Publication Cambridge
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher Cambridge University Press

This textbook provides a modern, quantitative and process-oriented approach to equip students with the tools to understand geomorphology. Insight into the interpretation of landscapes is developed from basic principles and simple models, and by stepping through the equations that capture the essence of the mechanics and chemistry of landscapes. Boxed worked examples and real-world applications bring the subject to life for students, allowing them to apply the theory to their own experience. The book covers cutting edge topics, including the revolutionary cosmogenic nuclide dating methods and modeling, highlights links to other Earth sciences through up-to-date summaries of current research, and illustrates the importance of geomorphology in understanding environmental changes. Setting up problems as a conservation of mass, ice, soil, or heat, this book arms students with tools to fully explore processes, understand landscapes, and to participate in this rapidly evolving field. — Amazon.com

 

Digital Image processing using MATLAB, 2nd ed.
Recommending faculty:  Prof. Oliver T. Macapinlac (GE 160)

Author Gonzalez, Rafael C.
Place of Publication Singapore
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher McGraw-Hill Higher Education

Digital Image Processing Using MATLAB is the first book to offer a balanced treatment of image processing fundamentals and the software principles used in their implementation. The book integrates material from the leading text, Digital Image Processing by Gonzalez and Woods, and the Image Processing Toolbox from The MathWorks, Inc., a leader in scientific computing. The Image Processing Toolbox provides a stable, well-supported software environment for addressing a broad range of applications in digital image processing. A unique feature of the book is its emphasis on showing how to enhance those tools by developing new code. This is important in image processing, an area that normally requires extensive experimental work in order to arrive at acceptable application solutions. Some Highlights: (1) This new edition is an extensive upgrade of the book. (2) Over 120 new MATLAB image processing functions are developed, a 40 % increase over existing functions in the Image Processing Toolbox. (3) Algorithms and MATLAB functions in the mainstream of digital image processing are discussed and implemented, including: Intensity transformations; spatial filtering; fuzzy image processing; filtering in the frequency domain; image restoration and reconstruction; geometric transformations and image registration; color image processing; wavelets; image and video compression; morphology; image segmentation; image representation and description; and object recognition. (4) In addition to a major revision of the topics from the first edition, features in this edition include new coverage of: The Radon transform; image processing functions based on function-generating functions (function factories); geometric transformations; image registration; color profiles and device-independent color conversions; functions for video compression; adaptive thresholding algorithms; new image features, including minimum-perimeter polygons and local (corner) features. – Amazon.com

 

Introduction to geographic information systems, 6th, international ed.
Recommending faculty:  Dr. Rhodora M. Gonzalez (GE 160, GE 203)

Author Chang, Kang-Tsung
Place of Publication Boston
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher McGraw-Hill

Introduction to Geographic Information Systems, 6e is designed to provide students in a first or second GIS course with a solid foundation in both GIS concepts and the use of GIS. Introduction to GIS strikes a careful balance between GIS concepts and hands-on applications. The main portion of the chapter presents GIS terms and concepts and helps students learn how each one fits into a complete GIS system. At the end of each chapter, an application section with 2-7 tasks presents students with actual GIS exercises and the necessary data to solve the problem. — Amazon.com

 

Google SketchUp 8 for dummies
Recommending faculty:  Prof. Julius M. Banñgate (GE 300)

Author Chopra, Aidan.
Place of Publication Hoboken, NJ
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Wiley Pub.

Go 3D with Google’s exciting architectural design software for Mac and Windows

Whether you need to learn 3D modeling for business or you’re just eager to see what you can create, Google SketchUp and Google SketchUp 8 For Dummies are for you. Available in both a free hobbyist version and a full-featured professional version, SketchUp explodes the myth that 3D modeling software must be complicated to learn and use. This book will take you step by step through downloading and using both versions on both Mac and Windows. There are even video walkthroughs on the companion Web site.

  • Google’s exciting 3D modeling software offers hobbyists as well as architects, engineers, and industrial designers a less complicated tool for architectural rendering, urban planning, set design, game design, and other uses
  • This guide explains both the free and professional versions for both Windows and Mac
  • Covers the basic concepts of 3D modeling and how to build a 3D model, print or share your work online, export your drawing to another design package or Google Earth, and create a detailed set of plans
  • Companion Web site features video walkthroughs

Google SketchUp 8 For Dummies gets you up and running with 3D modeling quickly and easily. – Amazon.com

 

Build your own electric vehicle, 2nd ed.
Recommending faculty: Inst. Samiel Louis Arrojado (ME 198)

Author Leitman, Seth.
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication 2009
Publisher McGraw-Hill

Go Green-Go Electric! Faster, Cheaper, More Reliable While Saving Energy and the Environment

“Empowering people with the tools to convert their own vehicles provides an immediate path away from petroleum dependence and should be part of the solutions portfolio.” – Chelsea Sexton, Co-founder, Plug In America and featured in Who Killed the Electric Car?

“Create a superior driving experience, strengthen America, and restore the planet’s ecosystems…that’s the promise of this book and it’s well worth a read!” – Josh Dorfman, Founder & CEO – Vivavi, Modern Green Furniture Store; Author, The Lazy Environmentalist: Your Guide to Easy, Stylish, Green Living.

This new, updated edition of Build Your Own Electric Vehicle contains everything that made the first edition so popular while adding all the technological advances and new parts that are readily available on the market today.

Build Your Own Electric Vehicle gets on the expressway to a green, ecologically sound, cost-effective way that even can look cool, too!

This comprehensive how-to goes through the process of transforming an internal combustion engine vehicle to electric or even building an EV from scratch for as much or even cheaper than purchasing a traditional car. The book describes each component in detail—motor, battery, controller, charger, and chassis—and provides step-by-step instructions on how to put them all together.

Build Your Own Electric Vehicle, Second Edition, covers:

  • EV vs. Combustible Engine Overview
  • Environmental and Energy Savings
  • EV Evolution since the First Electric Car
  • Current Purchase and Conversion Costs
  • Chassis and Design
  • Today’s Best Motors
  • Battery Discharging/Charging Styles
  • Electrical Systems
  • Licensing and Insurance Issues
  • Driving
  • Maintenance
  • Related Clubs and Associations
  • Additional Resources

– Amazon.com

 

Theory of machines, 3rd ed.
Recommending faculty: Prof. Joseph Gerard T. Reyes (ME 143, ME 155)

Author Rattan, S. S.
Place of Publication New Delhi
Date of Publication 2009
Publisher Tata McGraw-Hill

Meant for the two-semester course on Kinematics and Dynamics of Machinery, this new edition has been revised thoroughly by rewriting some previous sections, apart from addition of several new ones. Exhaustive coverage of the syllabi is the hallmark of this edition.

Inclusion of several new sections especially in the chapters on Mechanisms and Machines, Cams, Friction, Belts and Ropes, Gears, Balancing, Governors and Automatic Control.

Methods involving the use of vector and complex numbers in the solution of some problems.

Rewritten computer programs in ‘C’ language.

Increased number of Solved Examples and Review Questions in each chapter.

Redrawn figures providing enhanced clarity.

An appendix containing objective-type questions. — highered.mcgraw-hill.com

 

Planning and design of airports, 5th ed.
Recommending faculty: Dr. Karl B.N. Vergel (CE 192)

Author
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher McGraw-Hill

Authoritative, Up-to-Date Coverage of Airport Planning and Design

Fully updated to reflect the significant changes that have occurred in the aviation industry, the new edition of this classic text offers definitive guidance on every aspect of planning, design, engineering, and renovating airports and terminals. Planning and Design of Airports, Fifth Edition, includes complete coverage of the latest aircraft and air traffic management technologies, passenger processing technologies, computer-based analytical and design models, new guidelines for estimating required runway lengths and pavement thicknesses, current Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) standards, and more.

Widely recognized as the field’s standard text, this time-tested, expertly written reference is the best and most trusted source of information on current practice, techniques, and innovations in airport planning and design.

COVERAGE INCLUDES:

  • Designing facilities to accommodate a wide variety of aircraft
  • Air traffic management
  • Airport planning studies
  • Forecasting for future demands on airport system components
  • Geometric design of the airfield
  • Structural design of airport pavements
  • Airport lighting, marking, and signage
  • Planning and design of the terminal area
  • Airport security planning
  • Airport airside capacity and delay
  • Finance strategies, including grants, bonds, and private investment
  • Environmental planning
  • Heliports

–Amazon.com

 

Construction management, International Student Version
Recommending faculty: Dr. Alexis Philip A. Acacio (CE 123, CE 124)

Author Halpin, Daniel W.
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher Wiley

Get the skills and knowledge you need to be a successful construction manager with the thoroughly updated new edition of Halpin’s Construction Management. The book reflects the most recent developments in industry practice, introduces you to the complex business of developing and constructing a major facility or structure, and examines the skills needed to be a successful construction manager.

You’ll learn how to manage resources (money, machines, material, and men), contracts, changing conditions, and unforeseen events as well as about new safety procedures and the most recent industry statistics and practices.

This edition features:

  • New information on value engineering, earned value, product delivery systems, and the difference between purchasing construction and purchasing manufactured speculative products.
  • New material on scope of work, defining the project, and how to break the project into work packages in the context of a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS).
  • A companion Web site that allows you to simulate construction operations.
  • Chapters on estimating, cost control, and analysis of construction operations that provide relevant information for actual practice.
  • The physical systems approach to construction management.

– Amazon.com

 

Bridge and highway structure rehabilitation and repair
Recommending faculty: Dr. Jaime Y. Hernandez Jr. (CE 291)

Author Khan, Mohiuddin A.
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher McGraw-Hill

State-of-the-Art Bridge and Highway Rehabilitation and Repair Methods

This authoritative volume offers up-to-date guidance on the latest design techniques, repair methods, specialized software, materials, and advanced maintenance procedures for bridges and highway structures. Focusing on both traditional and nontraditional design issues, Bridge and Highway Structure Rehabilitation and Repair clarifies the most recent AASHTO bridge design codes and discusses new analytical and design methodologies, such as the application of load and resistance factor design (LRFD). A wealth of concise explanations, solved examples, and in-depth case studies are included in this comprehensive resource.

COVERAGE INCLUDES:

  • Diagnostic design and selective reconstruction
  • Bridge failure studies and safety engineering
  • Analytical approach to fracture and failure
  • Load and resistance factor rating (LRFR) and redesign
  • Application of LRFD and LRFR methods
  • Inspection and structural health monitoring
  • Bridge widening and replacement strategies
  • Conventional repair methods
  • Advanced repair methods
  • Concrete repair methods
  • Extreme events of flood scour and countermeasures design
  • Guidelines for seismic design and retrofit methods

– Amazon.com

 

C for engineers and scientists : an interpretive approach
Recommending faculty: Prof. Ralph P. Villa (ChE 26)

Author Cheng, Harry H.
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher McGraw-Hill higher education

C for Engineers and Scientists is a complete and authoritative introduction to computer programming in C, with introductions to object-oriented programming in C++, and graphical plotting and numerical computing in C/C++ interpreter Ch® and MATLAB® for applications in engineering and science. This book is designed to teach students how to solve engineering and science problems using C. It teaches beginners with no previous programming experience the underlying working principles of scientific computing and a disciplined approach for software development. All the major features of C89 and C99 are presented with numerous engineering application examples derived from production code. The book reveals the coding techniques used by the best C programmers and shows how experts solve problems in C. It is also an invaluable resource and reference book for seasoned programmers.

C for Engineers and Scientists focuses on systematic software design approach in C for applications in engineering and science following the C99, the latest standard developed by the ANSI and ISO C Standard Committees which resolved many deficiencies of C89 for applications in engineering and science.

The book includes a companion CD which contains the C/C++ interpreter Ch for use as an instructional tool as well as Visual C++ and gcc/g++ compilers to help teaching and learning of C and C++. Ch presents a pedagogically effective user-friendly interactive computing environment for the simplest possible teaching/learning computer programming in C so that the students can focus on improving their program design and problem solving skills. — Amazon.com

 

 

Systems engineering : principles and practice, 2nd ed.
Recommending faculty: Dr. Rizalinda L. De Leon (ChE 141, ChE 142, ChE 251)

Author
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Wiley-Interscience

This classroom-tested approach is based on a successful course at Johns Hopkins University, originally developed to serve the needs of Westinghouse Co.
* Provides an excellent entry-level approach to understanding how to minimize complexity and maximize efficiency in industry and business.
* Each chapter will be accompanied by a set of problems to aid understanding. — Amazon.com

 

Systems engineering tools and methods
Recommending faculty: Dr. Rizalinda L. De Leon (ChE 141, ChE 142, ChE 251)

Author
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher CRC Press

With coverage that draws from diverse disciplines, Systems Engineering Tools and Methods demonstrates how, using integrated or concurrent engineering methods, you can empower development teams. Copiously illustrated with figures, charts, and graphs, the book offers methods, frameworks, techniques, and tools for designing, implementing, and managing large-scale systems and includes case studies that exhibit the effect of the systems engineering (SE) concept and its importance during the design and development of a complex system. These case studies provide realistic insights into SE methods.

Emphasizing the importance of an integrated approach to the design life cycle of complex systems, the book stresses the relationship between SE and project management. It reviews the principles of functional analysis as design activities, discusses verification, validation, and testing (VV& T) methodologies and tools for complex systems, and presents a framework for assessing technology integration at the systems level. It also delineates the development of a business process reengineering plan based on one used for the restructuring, retraining, and redeployment of elements of the Kennedy Space Center workforce.

The book includes examples of the design and development of several large complex systems from the DoD and NASA. Each system provides the backdrop for SE learning principles such as technical decision making, requirements definition, logistics support planning, verification, and risk mitigation. Discussions of a proposed integrated reliability management system for faster time-to-market electronics equipment, a new integrative approach to the allocation of adjustability, the importance of manufacturing with regard to designing components of a system, and methods and algorithms used in the solution of combinatorial optimization problems rounds out the coverage.

Waste, inadequate system performance, cost overruns, and schedule problems often result from failure to apply advanced systems engineering early in project development. By applying the methods outlined here, you can anticipate and avoid these costly roadblocks when possible, and quickly mitigate their damaging effects when necessary. – Amazon.com

 

Alternative fuels for transportation
Recommending faculty: Prof. Joseph Gerard T. Reyes (ME 165)

Author
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher CRC Press

With existing petroleum oil and natural gas reserves enough for only several more decades, there is an imminent need for alternative energy sources. This critical situation has incited greater improvements in automotive technology and the increased use of nonconventional fuels. Alternative Fuels for Transportation covers the potential, production methods, properties, vehicle tests, merits, and drawbacks of alternative fuels. The esteemed editor highlights the importance of moving toward alternative fuels and the problems and environmental impact of depending on petroleum products.

Each self-contained chapter focuses on a particular fuel source, including vegetable oils, biodiesel, methanol, ethanol, dimethyl ether, liquefied petroleum gas, natural gas, hydrogen, electric, fuel cells, and fuel from nonfood crops. For most of these fuels, production methods, storage, transportation and distribution, physiochemical properties, system modification, engine tests, economics, applications, safety aspects, material compatibility, and future scope are discussed.

Although we now know that increases in greenhouse gases will contribute to global climate change, the transportation sector and decentralized power generation continue to heavily rely on petroleum products, particularly gasoline and diesel. Exploring how to counteract the world’s energy insecurity and environmental pollution, this book provides a comprehensive understanding of nonconventional fuel sources and technology. — Amazon.com

 

Structural identification of organic compounds with spectroscopic techniques
Recommending faculty: Inst. Cyril Jose E. Bajamundi (ChE 143, ChE 144, ChE 300)

Author Ning, Yong-Chen.
Place of Publication Weinheim
Date of Publication 2005
Publisher Wiley-VCH

Clearly structured, easy to read and optimal to understand, this extensive compendium fills the gap between textbooks devoted to either spectra interpretation or basic physical principles. The original Chinese editions have already sold over 18,500 copies, and the material is taken from the latest literature from around the world, plus technical information provided by the manufacturers of spectroscopic instruments.
Alongside basic methods, Professor Ning presents up-to-date developments in NMR, MS, IR and Raman spectroscopy, such as pulsed-field gradient technique, LC-NMR, and DOSY. He stresses the application of spectroscopic methods, interpreting them in great detail and depth since most of the selected spectra may be applied to practical work, as well as summarizing the rules for their interpretation. He also incorporates his original ideas, including a comparison of the common points in different spectroscopic techniques.
This monograph features a unique structure, a typical example being the discussion of 2D NMR starting from pulse sequence units, which construct various pulse sequences for related 2D NMR. A complete chapter deals with the determination of configurations and conformations of organic compounds and even biological molecules from the viewpoint of spectroscopic methodologies, while one whole section is dedicated to the interpretation of mass spectra produced by soft ionization techniques.
The principles of mass analyzers, especially the ion trap, are discussed in great depth, together with a concise summary of the MS fragmentation and rearrangement of common compounds, allowing readers to easily predict related mass spectrometric reactions. All the three kinds of library retrieval of mass spectra are presented in detail, together with recent developments in molecular vibration spectroscopy. The whole is rounded off with several appendices, including a subject index for rapid reference.
With a foreword by the Nobel prizewinner, Richard R. Ernst. — Amazon.com

 

Noise and vibration analysis : signal analysis and experimental procedures
Recommending faculty: Prof. Joseph Gerard T. Reyes (ME 143)

Author Brandt, Anders
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Wiley

Noise and Vibration Analysis is a complete and practical guide that combines both signal processing and modal analysis theory with their practical application in noise and vibration analysis. It provides an invaluable, integrated guide for practicing engineers as well as a suitable introduction for students new to the topic of noise and vibration. Taking a practical learning approach, Brandt includes exercises that allow the content to be developed in an academic course framework or as supplementary material for private and further study.

  • Addresses the theory and application of signal analysis procedures as they are applied in modern instruments and software for noise and vibration analysis
  • Features numerous line diagrams and illustrations
  • Accompanied by a web site at www.wiley.com/go/brandt with numerous MATLAB tools and examples.

Noise and Vibration Analysis provides an excellent resource for researchers and engineers from automotive, aerospace, mechanical, or electronics industries who work with experimental or analytical vibration analysis and/or acoustics. It will also appeal to graduate students enrolled in vibration analysis, experimental structural dynamics, or applied signal analysis courses. — Amazon.com

 

Applied numerical methods with MATLAB for engineers and scientists, 3rd ed.
Recommending faculty: Inst. Chrismar Jayson S. Punzal (CE 27)

Author Chapra, Steven C.
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher McGraw-Hill

Steven Chapra’s Applied Numerical Methods with MATLAB, third edition, is written for engineering and science students who need to learn numerical problem solving. Theory is introduced to inform key concepts which are framed in applications and demonstrated using MATLAB. The book is designed for a one-semester or one-quarter course in numerical methods typically taken by undergraduates.

The third edition features new chapters on Eigenvalues and Fourier Analysis and is accompanied by an extensive set of m-files and instructor materials. — Amazon.com

 

Mechatronics
Recommending faculty: Inst. Marjorie L. Baynosa (ChE 197)

Author Hegde, Ganesh S.
Place of Publication Sudbury, Mass.
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher Jones and Bartlett Publishers

Mechatronics integrates key systems from mechanical, electrical, electronic, and computer engineering to manufacture industrial products, processes, and operations. Intended as a textbook for courses in mechatronics or as an up-to-date reference for practicing engineers, the book uses extensive in-text, solved examples and computer simulations to cover the basic concepts. This book contains information from both the theoretical and application perspectives related to mechatronic systems. The self-explanatory block diagrams, examples, and numerous illustrations provide the reader with a self-study text to develop systems with motors, circuits, microprocessors, and controls. A CD-ROM with numerous simulations, software, and third-party applications accompanies the text. — Amazon.com

 

Pollution : the ugly face of environment
Recommending faculty: Prof. Mathew Oliver Ralp L. Dimal (EnE 210)

Author Iqbal, Syed Aftab
Place of Publication New Delhi
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Discovery Publishing House Pvt. Ltd

Environment is the sum of all social cultural ,biological ,physical and chemical factors which constitute the surroundings of human beings who are both creator and molders of their environment .Environment is never constant it is constant continuously changing slowly by nature ,rapidly or drastically by all living beings specially man. Since last few decades global environment is passing through serious changes and challenges, viz. pollution explosion leading to scarcity of resources, drought floods, earthquakes, natural or manmade disasters have seriously affected the life on our planet. — indianbooks.co.in

 

Soil and environmental chemistry
Recommending faculty: Dr. Maria Antonia N. Tanchuling (EnE 298)

Author Bleam, W. F.
Place of Publication Burlington, MA
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher Academic Press

Soil and Environmental Chemistry emphasizes the problem-solving skills students will need when they enter their chosen field.  Combining valuable soil chemistry concepts into the “big picture” by discussing how other soil and environmental factors affect the soil chemical concepts being discussed makes the text relevant to today’s soil science curriculums.

This revised reprint provides edits to formulas, numbers, and text.

- Use of computer modeling for water and soil chemistry provides students with the models used by practicing environmental chemists.
- Examples and complex problems with worked solutions included throughout the text.
- Examples based on real data provide exposure to the real problems and data students will face in their careers. — Amazon.com

 

Geometric and engineering drawing : SI units, 3rd ed.
Recommending faculty: Prof. Mathew Oliver Ralp L. Dimal (ES 1)

Author Morling, K.
Place of Publication London
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher Elsevier

For all students and lecturers of basic engineering and technical drawing

The new edition of this successful text describes all the geometric instructions and engineering drawing information, which are likely to be needed by anyone preparing or interpreting drawings or designs. There are also plenty of exercises to practise these principles. — Amazon.com

 

Relational data clustering : models, algorithms, and applications
Recommending faculty: Dr. Rhodora M. Gonzalez (GE 220)

Author Long, Bo.
Place of Publication Boca Raton
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher Chapman & Hall/CRC

A culmination of the authors’ years of extensive research on this topic, Relational Data Clustering: Models, Algorithms, and Applications addresses the fundamentals and applications of relational data clustering. It describes theoretic models and algorithms and, through examples, shows how to apply these models and algorithms to solve real-world problems.

After defining the field, the book introduces different types of model formulations for relational data clustering, presents various algorithms for the corresponding models, and demonstrates applications of the models and algorithms through extensive experimental results. The authors cover six topics of relational data clustering:

    1. Clustering on bi-type heterogeneous relational data
    2. Multi-type heterogeneous relational data
    3. Homogeneous relational data clustering
    4. Clustering on the most general case of relational data
    5. Individual relational clustering framework
    6. Recent research on evolutionary clustering

This book focuses on both practical algorithm derivation and theoretical framework construction for relational data clustering. It provides a complete, self-contained introduction to advances in the field. — Amazon.com

 

Computer processing of remotely-sensed images : an introduction, 4th ed.
Recommending faculty: Prof. Mathew Oliver Ralp L. Dimal (GE 179,GE 202)

Author Mather, Paul M.
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell

This fourth and full colour edition updates and expands a widely-used textbook aimed at advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students taking courses in remote sensing and GIS in Geography, Geology and Earth/Environmental Science departments. Existing material has been brought up to date and new material has been added. In particular, a new chapter, exploring the two-way links between remote sensing and environmental GIS, has been added.

New and updated material includes:

  • A website at www.wiley.com/go/mather4 that provides access to an updated and expanded version of the MIPS image processing software for Microsoft Windows, PowerPoint slideshows of the figures from each chapter, and case studies, including full data sets,
  • Includes new chapter on Remote Sensing and Environmental GIS that provides insights into the ways in which remotely-sensed data can be used synergistically with other spatial data sets, including hydrogeological and archaeological applications,
  • New section on image processing from a computer science perspective presented in a non-technical way, including some remarks on statistics,
  • New material on image transforms, including the analysis of temporal change and data fusion techniques,
  • New material on image classification including decision trees, support vector machines and independent components analysis, and
  • Now in full colour throughout.

This book provides the material required for a single semester course in Environmental Remote Sensing plus additional, more advanced, reading for students specialising in some aspect of the subject. It is written largely in non-technical language yet it provides insights into more advanced topics that some may consider too difficult for a non-mathematician to understand. The case studies available from the website are fully-documented research projects complete with original data sets. For readers who do not have access to commercial image processing software, MIPS provides a licence-free, intuitive and comprehensive alternative. — Amazon.com

 

Database system concepts, 6th ed.
Recommending faculty: Dr. Rhodora M. Gonzalez (GE 220)

Author Silberschatz, Abraham
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher McGraw-Hill

Database System Concepts by Silberschatz, Korth and Sudarshan is now in its 6th edition and is one of the cornerstone texts of database education. It presents the fundamental concepts of database management in an intuitive manner geared toward allowing students to begin working with databases as quickly as possible.

The text is designed for a first course in databases at the junior/senior undergraduate level or the first year graduate level. It also contains additional material that can be used as supplements or as introductory material for an advanced course. Because the authors present concepts as intuitive descriptions, a familiarity with basic data structures, computer organization, and a high-level programming language are the only prerequisites. Important theoretical results are covered, but formal proofs are omitted. In place of proofs, figures and examples are used to suggest why a result is true. — Amazon.com

 

Temporal data mining
Recommending faculty: Prof. Mathew Oliver Ralp L. Dimal (GE 300)

Author Mitsa, Theophano.
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher Chapman & Hall/CRC

Temporal data mining deals with the harvesting of useful information from temporal data. New initiatives in health care and business organizations have increased the importance of temporal information in data today.

From basic data mining concepts to state-of-the-art advances, Temporal Data Mining covers the theory of this subject as well as its application in a variety of fields. It discusses the incorporation of temporality in databases as well as temporal data representation, similarity computation, data classification, clustering, pattern discovery, and prediction. The book also explores the use of temporal data mining in medicine and biomedical informatics, business and industrial applications, web usage mining, and spatiotemporal data mining.

Along with various state-of-the-art algorithms, each chapter includes detailed references and short descriptions of relevant algorithms and techniques described in other references. In the appendices, the author explains how data mining fits the overall goal of an organization and how these data can be interpreted for the purpose of characterizing a population. She also provides programs written in the Java language that implement some of the algorithms presented in the first chapter. Check out the author’s blog at http://theophanomitsa.wordpress.com/ — Amazon.com

 

Practical statistics for geographers and earth scientists
Recommending faculty: Prof. Mathew Oliver Ralp L. Dimal (GE)

Author Walford, Nigel.
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell

Practical Statistics for Geographers and Earth Scientists is a text that all students can work through, regardless of their geography or earth science stream degree pathway and their existing mathematical knowledge. The text demystifies the mathematical component of statistics and presents these techniques in an easy-to-understand fashion. Case studies that illustrate the workings of each technique through photographs and diagrams will help students visualize some of the processes involved. Also covered in the book is a clear explanation of how statistical software packages work. — Amazon.com

 

Key concepts in geography, 2nd ed.
Recommending faculty: Prof. Czar Jakiri S. Sarmiento (GE 160, GmE 203)

Author
Place of Publication Los Angeles
Date of Publication 2009
Publisher SAGE

Including ten new chapters on nature, globalization, development, and risk and a new section on practicing geography, this is a completely revised and updated edition of the bestselling, standard student resource. The Second Edition of Key Concepts in Geography explains the key terms – space, time, place, scale, landscape – that define the language of geography. It is unique in the reference literature as it provides – in one volume – concepts from both human geography and physical geography; especially relevant now that environment is so critical to our understanding of geography. – Amazon.com

 

Data analysis, optimization, and simulation modeling, 4th ed., International ed.
Recommending faculty: Prof. Czar Jakiri S. Sarmiento (GmE 210, GmE 222, GmE 300)

Author Albright, S. Christian
Place of Publication Australia
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher South-Western Cengage Learning

“Data Analysis, Opyimization, And Simulation Modeling, 4e, International Edition” emphasizes data analysis, modeling, and spreadsheet use in statistics and management science. Professional Excel software add-ins are included, making this text a market leader in its first edition for its clarity of writing, a teach-by-example approach, and complete Excel integration. This edition is compatible with Excel 2007 and the corresponding add-ins for Excel 2007. Updates regarding Excel 2010 are included where applicable. – Amazon.com

 

Surveying fundamentals and practices, 6th ed.
Recommending faculty: Prof. Mathew Oliver Ralp L. Dimal (GE 10, GE 12)

Author Nathanson, Jerry
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, N.J.
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Prentice Hall

Surveying Fundamentals and Practices, Sixth Edition, covers up-to-date surveying technology without losing perspective of the need to provide students with a strong foundation in traditional surveying fundamentals. Through clear explanations and applied examples, the text presents the methods of measuring and computing distances, angles, and directions. It provides students with a firm grasp of modern equipment and office and field procedures related to horizontal control surveys, property surveys, topographic surveys, roadway curve calculations, and construction layout surveys. The sixth edition offers students a “user-friendly” text that they will be able to rely on as a meaningful learning tool in class and at home. – Amazon.com

 

Eyes on the skies : 400 years of telescopic discovery
Recommending faculty: Prof. Mathew Oliver Ralp L. Dimal (GE 166)

Author Schilling, Govert.
Place of Publication Weinheim
Date of Publication 2009
Publisher Wiley-VCH

Adopted as the official book of the International Year of Astronomy (IYA) 2009, this stunningly illustrated history of telescopic discovery spans the range from the first telescopes via the Hubble Space Telescope to next generation platforms, and how they have changed and continue to change our view of the universe, our place in it and where it all came from. EYES ON THE SKIES features numerous full-page photographs and is printed in high-quality color throughout.
Also includes the official IYA DVD with 59 minutes of narrated text, expert comments and interviews, animations, computer simulations, science results, plus footage from observatories. – Amazon.com

 

Sources of value : a practical guide to the art and science of valuation
Recommending faculty: Dr. Rhodora M. Gonzalez (GE 204, TC 32)

Author Woolley, Simon.
Place of Publication Cambridge, UK
Date of Publication 2009
Publisher Cambridge University Press

Sources of Value is a comprehensive guide to financial decision making suitable for beginners as well as experienced practitioners. It treats financial decision making as both an art and a science and proposes a comprehensive approach through which companies can maximise their value. Beginners will benefit from its initial financial foundation section which builds strong basic skills. Practitioners will enjoy the new insights which the eponymous Sources of Value technique offers – where values come from and why some companies can expect to create it while others cannot. The book also introduces several other techniques which, together, spell out how to combine strategy with valuation and an understanding of accounts to make a fundamental improvement in the quality of corporate financial decision taking. Sources of Value is written in a readable conversational style and will appeal to those already working in companies as well as those studying on a business course. – Amazon.com

 

Discovering SQL : a hands-on guide for beginners
Recommending faculty: Dr. Rhodora M. Gonzalez (GE 220)

Author Kriegel, Alex.
Place of Publication Indianapolis, IN
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Wiley Pub.

Teaching the SQL skills that businesses demand when hiring programmers

If you’re a SQL beginner, you don’t just want to learn SQL basics, you also want to get some practical SQL skills you can use in the job market. This book gives you both. Covering the basics through intermediate topics with clear explanations, hands-on exercises, and helpful solutions, this book is the perfect introduction to SQL. Topics include both the current SQL:2008 standards, the upcoming SQL:2011 standards, and also how to use SQL against current releases of the most popular commercial SQL databases, such as Oracle, SQL Server, and MySQL.

  • Introduces SQL concepts, explains SQL statements, and clearly shows how to write efficient and effective SQL code
  • Uses a hands-on style and a sample database that incorporates all SQL concepts taught in the book; this database will be enhanced through the book as key points and lessons are covered
  • Covers topics such as how SQL interacts with the sample database via various interfaces, including vendor-provided utilities, programming languages, SQL clients, and productivity software
  • Includes appendices with primers on database normalization, set theory and bollean algebra, RDBMS software step-by-step setup guides, and database connectivity

Learn how to write effective, efficient SQL code with Discovering SQL: A Hands-On Guide for Beginners. – Amazon.com

 

Refrigeration systems and applications, 2nd ed.
Recommending faculty: Dr. Menandro S. Berana (ME 183, ME 281)

Author Dincer, Ibrahim
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher Wiley

Refrigeration Systems and Applications, 2nd edition offers a comprehensive treatise that addresses real-life technical and operational problems, enabling the reader to gain an understanding of the fundamental principles and the practical applications of refrigeration technology. New and unique analysis techniques (including exergy as a potential tool), models, correlations, procedures and applications are covered, and recent developments in the field are included - many of which are taken from the author’s own research activities in this area. The book also includes some discussion of global warming issues and its potential solutions.

  • Enables the reader to gain an understanding of the fundamental principles and the practical applications of refrigeration technologies.
  • Discusses crucial industrial technical and operational problems, as well as new performance improvement techniques and tools for better design and analysis.
  • Includes fundamental aspects of thermodynamics, fluid flow, and heat transfer; refrigerants; refrigeration cycles and systems; advanced refrigeration cycles and systems, including some novel applications; heat pumps; heat pipes; and many more.
  • Provides easy to follow explanations, numerous new chapter-end problems and worked-out examples as learning aids for students and instructors.

Refrigeration is extensively used in a variety of thermal engineering applications ranging from the cooling of electronic devices to food cooling processes. Its wide-ranging implications and applications mean that this industry plays a key role in national and international economies, and it continues to be an area of active research and development. Refrigeration Systems and Applications, 2nd edition forms a useful reference source for graduate and postgraduate students and researchers in academia and as well as practicing engineers working in this important field who are interested in refrigeration systems and applications and the methods and analysis tools for their analysis, design and performance improvement. — Amazon.com

 

Theory and design for mechanical measurements, 5th ed.
Recommending faculty: Dr. Menandro S. Berana (ME 73, ME 183)

Author Figliola, R. S.
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Wiley

The fifth edition of this market leading book provides mechanical engineers with the most up to date coverage of mechanical measurements. Sound theory is highlighted by rich and current practical examples. New chapter opening learning objectives and outcomes explore the critical concepts that will be discussed. New and revised examples and problems clearly show how the information is applied in the field. Expanded discussions are included on measurements, equipment, and basic metrology. The DFT concept presentation is now simplified. More pictures have also been added to make the material easier to learn. Mechanical engineers will then better understand the elements for the design of measurement systems and measurement test plans. — Amazon.com

 

Green building fundamentals : practical guide to understanding and applying fundamental sustainable construction practices and the LEED system, 2nd ed.
Recommending faculty: Dr. Menandro S. Berana (ME 282)

Author Montoya, Michael.
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, N.J.
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Prentice Hall

This book helps readers understand the fundamental concepts of sustainable design and green building practices, which will soon become common practice on every project. It is also intended as a practical study guide for the LEED Green Associate exam, with a step-by-step study guide and an assessment (a practice exam with 80 questions and a focused discussion for each example). This book includes a discussion on why this topic is important to understand, practice, and teach along with practical examples of methods that are being used to increase a project’s environmental performance and additional study resources/references. Some features include:

  • Covers cost implications of green building practices, including initial investments, long-term cost benefits, and current market trends.
  • Provides a practical guide to understanding fundamental sustainable design and green building practices.
  • Includes a Focused Study Guide that helps readers prepare for the LEED-Green Associate exam.

Plus! A companion student website, ”MyGreenTradesKit”, is now available! Click here for a brief demonstration of this outstanding resource. – Amazon.com

 

Structural analysis : a unified classical and matrix approach
Recommending faculty: Inst. Liezl Raissa E. Tan (CE 155)

Author Ghali, A.
Place of Publication London
Date of Publication 2009
Publisher Spon

This comprehensive textbook, now in its sixth edition, combines classical and matrix-based methods of structural analysis and develops them concurrently. New solved examples and problems have been added, giving over 140 worked examples and more than 400 problems with answers.

The introductory chapter on structural analysis modelling gives a good grounding to the beginner, showing how structures can be modelled as beams, plane or space frames and trusses, plane grids or assemblages of finite element. Idealization of loads, anticipated deformations, deflected shapes and bending moment diagrams are presented. Readers are also shown how to idealize real three-dimensional structures into simplified models that can be analyzed with little or no calculation, or with more involved calculations using computers. Dynamic analysis, essential for structures subject to seismic ground motion, is further developed in this edition and in a code-neutral manner. The topic of structural reliability analysis is discussed in a new chapter.

Translated into six languages, this textbook is of considerable international renown, and is widely recommended by many civil and structural engineering lecturers to their students because of its clear and thorough style and content. — Amazon.com

 

The social entrepreneur revolution: doing good by making money, making money by doing good
Recommending faculty: Inst. Vincent Arnold D. Chung (CWTS)

Author Clark, Martin
Place of Publication London
Date of Publication 2009
Publisher Marshall Cavendish

Become a social entrepreneur and transform your career, your life and the planet. That s the challenge that Martin Clark sets readers of this book. His inspiring message is that all of us, however ordinary we feel, can make a difference and help build a better world. How? By joining the new business movement for the twenty-first century: social entrepreneurship, a model that couples sound business practice with social benefit. Though the term social entrepreneur isn t yet widely used, some of the pioneering people and projects in this growing movement are household names: think of Jamie Oliver s restaurants staffed by unemployed young people, Tim Smit and the Eden Project, the Body Shop, The Big Issue. All of them started with the simple idea of making a profit by doing good the best way of running a business for anyone with a social conscience. There are many more high-profile examples, from Muhammad Yunus s work offering microcredit to the very poor to eBay founder Jeff Skoll s efforts to promote social values, but you don t have to be rich and famous or work on a grand scale to make the world a better place. Local projects like recycling furniture, improving disadvantaged children s diet, and setting up buy-to-let schemes to house homeless people can achieve tremendous impact. And for those involved, few things could be more fulfilling than bringing about change for the benefit of others. As a social entrepreneur himself, Martin Clark is an ideal guide to one of the hottest topics in business today. His aim is practical: to provide not just inspiration but also ideas, tools and tips to help anyone do business in a way that benefits the community. Social entrepreneurship has the potential to transform corporate practice and make a major contribution to tackling the world s ills and it might just change your life. — Amazon.com

 

Systems analysis and design, 8th ed.
Recommending faculty: Prof. Eugene Rex L. Jalao (IE 151)

Author Shelly, Gary B.
Place of Publication Australia
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher Course Technology/Cengage Learning

Systems Analysis and Design, Eighth Edition offers a practical, visually appealing approach to information systems development. — Amazon.com

 

Data mining : practical machine learning tools and techniques, 3rd ed.
Recommending faculty: Prof. Eugene Rex L. Jalao (IE 154)

Author Witten, I. H.
Place of Publication Burlington, Mass.
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Morgan Kaufmann/Elsevier

Data Mining: Practical Machine Learning Tools and Techniques offers a thorough grounding in machine learning concepts as well as practical advice on applying machine learning tools and techniques in real-world data mining situations. This highly anticipated third edition of the most acclaimed work on data mining and machine learning will teach you everything you need to know about preparing inputs, interpreting outputs, evaluating results, and the algorithmic methods at the heart of successful data mining.

Thorough updates reflect the technical changes and modernizations that have taken place in the field since the last edition, including new material on Data Transformations, Ensemble Learning, Massive Data Sets, Multi-instance Learning, plus a new version of the popular Weka machine learning software developed by the authors. Witten, Frank, and Hall include both tried-and-true techniques of today as well as methods at the leading edge of contemporary research.

*Provides a thorough grounding in machine learning concepts as well as practical advice on applying the tools and techniques to your data mining projects *Offers concrete tips and techniques for performance improvement that work by transforming the input or output in machine learning methods *Includes downloadable Weka software toolkit, a collection of machine learning algorithms for data mining tasks-in an updated, interactive interface. Algorithms in toolkit cover: data pre-processing, classification, regression, clustering, association rules, visualization. – Amazon.com

 

Laboratory experiments in microbiology, 9th ed.
Recommending faculty: Dr. Florencio C. Ballesteros Jr. (EnE 303)

Author Johnson, Ted R.
Place of Publication San Francisco, Calif.
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher Benjamin/Cummings

Containing 57 thoroughly class-tested and easily customizable exercises,Laboratory Experiements in Microbiology: Tenth Edition provides engaging labs with instruction on performing basic microbiology techniques and applications for undergraduate students in diverse areas, including the biological sciences, the allied health sciences, agriculture, environmental science, nutrition, pharmacy, and various pre-professional programs. The Tenth Edition features an updated art program and a full-color design, integrating valuable micrographs throughout each exercise. Additionally, many of the illustrations have been re-rendered in a modern, realistic, three-dimensional style to better visually engage students. Laboratory Reports for each exercise have been enhanced with new Clinical Applications questions, as well as question relating to Hypotheses or Expected Results. Experiments have been refined throughout the manual and the Tenth Edition includes an extensively revised exercise on transformation in bacteria using pGLO to introduce students to this important technique. — Amazon.com

 

Making climate change work for us : European perspectives on adaptation and mitigation strategies
Recommending faculty: Prof. Mathew Oliver Ralp L. Dimal (EnE 201)

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

Introducing the main challenges and opportunities of developing local, regional and global strategies for addressing climate change, this book explains the dilemmas faced when converting strategies into policies. Providing a synthesis of the findings of the three-year European Commission ADAM (Adaptation and Mitigation Strategies) research project and written by many leading interdisciplinary climate change research teams, European strategies for tackling climate change are placed within a global context. The book illustrates the differences between adaptation and mitigation, offers regional and global case studies of how adaptation and mitigation are inter-linked, and suggests six different metaphors for the strategic options to make climate change work for us, rather than against us. Offering practical solutions to climate change – both adaptation and mitigation – within the policy contexts in which these solutions have to be implemented, this book is valuable for researchers in varied related fields, as well policymakers in government, industry and NGOs. — Amazon.com

 

Organic chemistry, 10th ed., International student version
Recommending faculty: Inst. Cyril Jose E. Bajamundi (Chem 31)

Author Solomons, T. W. Graham.
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Wiley

The Tenth Edition of Organic Chemistry continues Solomons/Fryhle’s tradition of excellence in teaching and preparing students for success in the organic classroom and beyond. In the Tenth Edition, virtually every aspect of the teaching and learning solution has been revisited and redesigned to assist students in comprehending the fundamentals of organic chemistry. The authors’ thoroughly explain and illustrate each new idea when it is first introduced and then reinforce the new idea or concept by having students work related problems. — Amazon.com

 

The physics of everyday phenomena : a conceptual introduction to physics, 6th ed., International student edition
Recommending faculty: Inst. Cyril Jose E. Bajamundi (Physics 71, Physics 72, Physics 73)

Author Griffith, W. Thomas.
Place of Publication Dubuque, IA
Date of Publication 2009
Publisher McGraw-Hill

The Physics of Everyday Phenomena, Sixth Edition, introduces students to the basic concepts of physics using examples of common occurrences. Intended for use in a one-semester or two-semester course in conceptual physics, this book is written in a narrative style, frequently using questions designed to draw the reader into a dialogue about the ideas of physics. This inclusive style allows the book to be used by anyone interested in exploring the nature of physics and explanations of everyday physical phenomena. Beginning students will benefit from the large number of student aids and the reduced math content. Professors will appreciate the organization of the material and the wealth of pedagogical tools. — Amazon.com

 

Principles of general chemistry
Recommending faculty: Inst. Cyril Jose E. Bajamundi (Chem 16, Chem 17)

Author Silberberg, Martin S.
Place of Publication Boston
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher McGraw-Hill Higher Education

Silberberg’s Principles of General Chemistry offers students the same authoritative topic coverage as its parent text, Chemistry: The Molecular Nature of Matter and Change. The Principles text allows for succinct coverage of content with minimal emphasis on pedagogic learning aids. This more straightforward approach to learning appeals to today’s efficiency-minded, value-conscious instructors and students without sacrificing depth, clarity, or rigor. — Amazon.com

 

Construction materials, methods and techniques : building for a sustainable future, 3rd ed.
Recommending faculty: Inst. Eduardo Magdaluyo (MatE 197)

Author Spence, William Perkins
Place of Publication Clifton Park, NY
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Delmar, Cengage Learning

Explore the most up-to-date green methods for residential and commercial building construction, along with the construction materials and properties needed to carry them out with this newly revised book. CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS, METHODS AND TECHNIQUES: BUILDING FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE, 3E offers comprehensive coverage of these topics and presents them using a logical, well-structured format that follows the natural sequence of a construction project. With an emphasis in providing the most current information available, including sustainability and green design, this third edition is fully equipped with content that reflects the 2004 Edition of Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) MasterFormat and information that is based on the input of hundreds of today’s top manufacturers and professional and trade organizations. In addition, relevant building codes are frequently referenced, rounding out this need-to-know coverage that is critical to success in the industry. — Amazon.com

 

Transportation infrastructure engineering : a multimodal integration, International student ed.
Recommending faculty: Dr. Hilario Sean O. Palmiano (CE 142)

Author Hoel, Lester A.
Place of Publication Toronto
Date of Publication 2008
Publisher Thomson Nelson

Transportation Infrastructure Engineering: A Multimodal Integration, intended to serve as a resource for courses in transportation engineering, emphasizes transportation in an overall systems perspective. It can serve as a textbook for an introductory course or for upper-level undergraduate and first-year graduate courses. This book, unlike the widely used textbook, Traffic and Highway Engineering, serves a different purpose and is intended for a broader audience. Its objective is to provide an overview of transportation from a multi-modal viewpoint rather than emphasizing a particular mode in great detail. By placing emphasis on explaining the environment in which transportation operates, this book presents the “big picture” to assist students in understanding why transportation systems operate as they do and the role they play in a global society. — Amazon.com

 

Open-channel hydraulics, 2nd ed.
Recommending faculty: Prof. Cornelio Q. Dizon (CE 16, CE 111)

Author Sturm, Terry W.
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher McGraw-Hill

Open Channel Hydraulics is intended for advanced undergraduates and first-year graduate students in the general fields of water resources and environmental engineering. It offers a focused presentation of some of the most common problems encountered by practicing engineers with the inclusion of recent research advances and personal computer applications. In addition, emphasis is placed on the application of basic principles of fluid mechanics to the formulation of open channel flow problems so that the assumption and limitation of existing numerical models are made clear. – Amazon.com

 

Urban drainage, 3rd ed.
Recommending faculty: Prof. Peter Paul M. Castro (CE 112)

Author Butler, David
Place of Publication Milton Park, Oxon
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Spon Press

Urban Drainage has been thoroughly revised and updated to reflect changes in the practice and priorities of urban drainage. New and expanded coverage includes:

    • Sewer flooding
    • The impact of climate change
    • Flooding models
    • The move towards sustainability

Providing a descriptive overview of the issues involved as well as the engineering principles and analysis, it draws on real-world examples as well as models to support and demonstrate the key issues facing engineers dealing with drainage issues. It also deals with both the design of new drainage systems and the analysis and upgrading of existing infrastructure.

This is a unique and essential textbook for students of water, environmental, and public health engineering as well as a valuable resource for practising engineers. — Amazon.com

 

Fractured rock hydraulics
Recommending faculty: Dr. Mark Albert H. Zarco (CE 261)

Author Franciss, F. O.
Place of Publication Boca Raton
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher CRC Press

Uniquely devoted to hard and fractured rock hydraulics, this advanced-level introduction provides tools to solve practical engineering problems. Chapter I covers the fundamentals of fractured rock hydraulics under a tensor approach. Chapter II presents some key concepts about approximate solutions. Chapter III discuss a few data analysis techniques applied to groundwater modeling. Chapter IV presents unique 3D finite difference algorithms to simulate practical problems concerning the hydraulic behavior of saturated, heterogeneous and randomly fractured rock masses without restriction to the geometry and properties of their discontinuities. Supported by examples, cases, illustrations and references, this book is intended for professionals and researchers in hydrogeology, engineering geology, petroleum reservoir, rock and hydraulic engineering. Its explanatory nature allows its use as a textbook for advanced students. — Amazon.com

 

Geostatistics explained : an introductory guide for earth scientists
Recommending faculty: Dr. Maria Antonia N. Tanchuling (CE 261)

Author McKillup, Steve.
Place of Publication Cambridge
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher Cambridge University Press

A reader-friendly introduction to geostatistics for students and researchers struggling with statistics. Using simple, clear explanations for introductory and advanced material, it demystifies complex concepts and makes formulas and statistical tests easy to apply. Beginning with a critical evaluation of experimental and sampling design, the book moves on to explain essential concepts of probability, statistical significance and type 1 and type 2 error. An accessible graphical explanation of analysis of variance (ANOVA) leads onto advanced ANOVA designs, correlation and regression, and non-parametric tests including chi-square. Finally, it introduces the essentials of multivariate techniques, multi-dimensional scaling and cluster analysis, analysis of sequences and concepts of spatial analysis. Illustrated with wide-ranging examples from topics across the Earth and environmental sciences, Geostatistics Explained can be used for undergraduate courses or for self-study and reference. Worked examples at the end of each chapter reinforce a clear understanding of the statistical tests and their applications. – Amazon.com

 

Modern engineering thermodynamics
Recommending faculty: Inst. Reinol Josef DC. Compañero, Inst. Clodualdo M. Aranas, Jr. (MetE 17, MatE 101)

Author Balmer, Robert T.
Place of Publication Amsterdam
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher Elsevier/Academic Press

Designed for use in a standard two-semester engineering thermodynamics course sequence. The first half of the text contains material suitable for a basic Thermodynamics course taken by engineers from all majors. The second half of the text is suitable for an Applied Thermodynamics course in mechanical engineering programs.

The text has numerous features that are unique among engineering textbooks, including historical vignettes, critical thinking boxes, and case studies. All are designed to bring real engineering applications into a subject that can be somewhat abstract and mathematical.

Over 200 worked examples and more than 1,300 end of chapter problems provide the use opportunities to practice solving problems related to concepts in the text.

  • Provides the reader with clear presentations of the fundamental principles of basic and applied engineering thermodynamics.
  • Helps students develop engineering problem solving skills through the use of structured problem-solving techniques.
  • Introduces the Second Law of Thermodynamics through a basic entropy concept, providing students a more intuitive understanding of this key course topic.
  • Covers Property Values before the First Law of Thermodynamics to ensure students have a firm understanding of property data before using them.
  • Over 200 worked examples and more than 1,300 end of chapter problems offer students extensive opportunity to practice solving problems.
  • Historical Vignettes, Critical Thinking boxes and Case Studies throughout the book help relate abstract concepts to actual engineering applications.
  • For greater instructor flexibility at exam time, thermodynamic tables are provided in a separate accompanying booklet.
  • Available online testing and assessment component helps students assess their knowledge of the topics. Email textbooks@elsevier.com for details.
– Amazon.com

Solid waste technology & management
Recommending faculty: Dr. Terence P. Tumolva (ChE 150, ChE 197, ChE 251)

Author
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex, U.K.
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Wiley

The collection, transportation and subsequent processing of waste materials is a vast field of study which incorporates technical, social, legal, economic, environmental and regulatory issues. Common waste management practices include landfilling, biological treatment, incineration, and recycling – all boasting advantages and disadvantages. Waste management has changed significantly over the past ten years, with an increased focus on integrated waste management and life-cycle assessment (LCA), with the aim of reducing the reliance on landfill with its obvious environmental concerns in favour of greener solutions. With contributions from more than seventy internationally known experts presented in two volumes and backed by the International Waste Working Group and the International Solid Waste Association, detailed chapters cover:

  • Waste Generation and Characterization
  • Life Cycle Assessment of Waste Management Systems
  • Waste Minimization
  • Material Recycling
  • Waste Collection
  • Mechanical Treatment and Separation
  • Thermal Treatment
  • Biological Treatment
  • Landfilling
  • Special and Hazardous Waste

Solid Waste Technology & Management is a balanced and detailed account of all aspects of municipal solid waste management, treatment and disposal, covering both engineering and management aspects with an overarching emphasis on the life-cycle approach. — Amazon.com

 

Chemical engineering in the pharmaceutical industry : R & D to manufacturing
Recommending faculty: Inst. Ralph P. Villa (ChE 197, ChE 198)

Author
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Wiley

This book deals with various unique elements in the drug development process within chemical engineering science and pharmaceutical R&D. The book is intended to be used as a professional reference and potentially as a text book reference in pharmaceutical engineering and pharmaceutical sciences. Many of the experimental methods related to pharmaceutical process development are learned on the job. This book is intended to provide many of those important concepts that R&D Engineers and manufacturing Engineers should know and be familiar if they are going to be successful in the Pharmaceutical Industry. These include basic analytics for quantitation of reaction components– often skipped in ChE Reaction Engineering and kinetics books. In addition Chemical Engineering in the Pharmaceutical Industry introduces contemporary methods of data analysis for kinetic modeling and extends these concepts into Quality by Design strategies for regulatory filings. For the current professionals, in-silicoprocess modeling tools that streamline experimental screening approaches is also new and presented here. Continuous flow processing, although mainstream for ChE, is unique in this context given the range of scales and the complex economics associated with transforming existing batch-plant capacity.

The book will be split into four distinct yet related parts. These parts will address the fundamentals of analytical techniques for engineers, thermodynamic modeling, and finally provides an appendix with common engineering tools and examples of their applications. — Amazon.com

 

What every engineer should know about MATLAB and Simulink
Recommending faculty: Inst. Ralph P. Villa (ChE 26, ChE 106, ChE 182)

Author Biran, Adrian.
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL.
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher CRC Press

MATLAB® can be used to execute many mathematical and engineering calculations, as well as a handheld computer can—if not better. Moreover, like many other computer languages, it can perform tasks that a handheld computer cannot. Compared to other computer languages, MATLAB provides many built-in functions that make learning easier and reduce prototyping time. Simulink® is a toolbox that extends the possibilities of MATLAB by providing a graphical interface for modeling and simulating dynamical processes.

Using examples from mathematics, mechanical and electrical engineering, and control and signal processing, What Every Engineer Should Know About MATLAB® and Simulink® provides an introduction to these two computer environments and examines the advantages and limitations of MATLAB. It first explores the benefits of how to use MATLAB to solve problems and then process and present calculations and experimental results. This book also briefly introduces the reader to more advanced features of the software, such as object-oriented programming (OOP), and it draws the attention to some specialized toolboxes.

Key features of the book include demonstrations of how to:

    • Visualize the results of calculations in various kinds of graphical representations
    • Write useful script files and functions for solving specific problems
    • Avoid disastrous computational errors
    • Convert calculations into technical reports and insert calculations and graphs into either MS Word or LaTeX

This book illustrates the limitations of the computer, as well as the implications associated with errors that can result from approximations or numerical errors. Using selected examples of computer-aided errors, the author explains that the set of computer numbers is discrete and bounded—a feature that can cause catastrophic errors if not properly taken into account. In conjunction with The Mathworks—marketers of MATLAB and Simulink—a supplementary website is presented to offer access to software implemented in the book and the script files used to produce the figures. This book was written by Adrian B. Biran of Technion — Israel Institute of Technology, with contributions by Moshe Breiner, managing director of SimACon. — Amazon.com

 

Fluid mechanics, heat transfer, and mass transfer : chemical engineering practice
Recommending faculty: Inst. Jonas Karl Christopher Agutaya (ChE 131, ChE 133, ChE 134)

Author Raju, K. S. N.
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Wiley

This broad-based book covers the three major areas of Chemical Engineering. Most of the books in the market involve one of the individual areas, namely, Fluid Mechanics, Heat Transfer or Mass Transfer, rather than all the three. This book presents this material in a single source. This avoids the user having to refer to a number of books to obtain information. Most published books covering all the three areas in a single source emphasize theory rather than practical issues. This book is written with emphasis on practice with brief theoretical concepts in the form of questions and answers, not adopting stereo-typed question-answer approach practiced in certain books in the market, bridging the two areas of theory and practice with respect to the core areas of chemical engineering. Most parts of the book are easily understandable by those who are not experts in the field.

Fluid Mechanics chapters include basics on non-Newtonian systems which, for instance find importance in polymer and food processing, flow through piping, flow measurement, pumps, mixing technology and fluidization and two phase flow. For example it covers types of pumps and valves, membranes and areas of their use, different equipment commonly used in chemical industry and their merits and drawbacks.

Heat Transfer chapters cover the basics involved in conduction, convection and radiation, with emphasis on insulation, heat exchangers, evaporators, condensers, reboilers and fired heaters. Design methods, performance, operational issues and maintenance problems are highlighted. Topics such as heat pipes, heat pumps, heat tracing, steam traps, refrigeration, cooling of electronic devices, NOx control find place in the book.

Mass transfer chapters cover basics such as diffusion, theories, analogies, mass transfer coefficients and mass transfer with chemical reaction, equipment such as tray and packed columns, column internals including structural packings, design, operational and installation issues, drums and separators are discussed in good detail. Absorption, distillation, extraction and leaching with applications and design methods, including emerging practices involving Divided Wall and Petluk column arrangements, multicomponent separations, supercritical solvent extraction find place in the book. — Amazon.com

 

Nanotechnology applications for clean water
Recommending faculty: Dr. Maria Antonia N. Tanchuling (EnE 210 )

Author
Place of Publication Norwich, NY
Date of Publication 2009
Publisher William Andrew

The World Health Organization in 2004 estimated approximately 1.1 billion people did not have access to clean water and that 35% of Third World residents died from water-borne illnesses. While the situation is grim, recent advances strongly indicate that many of the current water quality problems can be addresses – and potentially resolved – using nanotechnology.

Nanotechnology is already having a dramatic impact on research in water quality and Nanotechnology Applications for Clean Water highlights both the challenges and the opportunities for nanotechnology to positively influence this area of environmental protection.

Here you will find detailed information on breakthroughs, cutting edge technologies, current research, and future trends that may affect acceptance of widespread applications. The first four parts of the book cover specific topics including using nanotechnology for clean drinking water in both large scale water treatment plants and in point-of-use systems. For instance, recent advances show that many of the current problems involving water quality can be addressed using nanosorbents, nanocatalysts, bioactive nanoparticles, nanostructured catalytic membranes, and nanoparticle enhanced filtration. The book also discusses existing technologies and future potential for groundwater remediation, pollution prevention, and sensors. The final part discusses the inherent societal implications that may affect acceptance of widespread applications.

Over 80 leading experts from around the world share their wealth of knowledge in this truly unique reference. Institutions such as Center for the Purification of Water and Systems (Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign); UCLA Water Technology Center; Carnegie Mellon University, University of Kentucky; The University of Western Ontario; Pacific Northwest National Laboratory; National Institute for Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (Japan), Munasinghe Institute for Development (Sri Lanka) and the Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars are just a few of the knowledge centers represented in this book.

Water quality is a serious, global issue in which government bodies and scientific communities face many challenges in ensuring clean water is available to everyone. Nanotechnology is already showing dramatic results, and this book is an attempt to share current technologies and future possibilities in reaching this goal.

From the Foreword:

“Researchers and practitioners may find in this volume, key challenges regarding clean water resources. The presentations may crystallize new research and education programs.”
- Mihail Roco, U.S. National Science Foundation and U.S. Nanotechnology Initiative

. Contributors from the US, India, Canada, Japan, UK, Sri Lanka, and South Africa
. Provides detailed information on breakthroughs, cutting edge technologies, current research, and future trends that may affect acceptance of widespread applications
. Covers specific topics including using nanotechnology for clean drinking water in both large scale water treatment plants and in point-of-use systems.
. Discusses existing technologies and future potential for groundwater remediation, pollution prevention, and sensors
. Highlights both the challenges and the opportunities for nanotechnology to positively influence this area of environmental protection. — Amazon.com

 

Introduction to water resources and environmental issues
Recommending faculty: Dr. Maria Antonia N. Tanchuling (EnE 298)

Author Pennington, Karrie Lynn.
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher Cambridge University Press

How much water does the world need to support growing human populations? What factors influence water quality, droughts, floods, and waterborne diseases? What are the potential effects of climate change on the world’s water resources? These questions and more are discussed in this thorough introduction to the complex world of water resources. The strength of the book is its coverage of the fundamentals of the science of water, aquatic ecology, geomorphology and hydrology, supplemented by internet resources and examples from water resource issues in the news to engage the student. The book begins with a short history of human use and influence on water, followed by chapters on the geomorphology, hydrology, chemistry, and biology of lakes, rivers, and wetlands. Major disease issues, worldwide water quality and quantity problems, and potential solutions are addressed. Water laws, water allocation, and the conflicts involved are discussed using US and international examples. Students in departments of environmental studies, life science, Earth science, and engineering will benefit from this broad survey of these crucial issues. — Amazon.com

 

Sustainable communities design handbook : green engineering, architecture and technology
Recommending faculty: Dr. Maria Antonia N. Tanchuling (EnE 298)

Author
Place of Publication Burlington, MA
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher Butterworth-Heinemann

he objective of this book is to ensure a better quality of life for everyone, both now and for generations to come. This means creating a better and safer environment internationally through the sustainable use of natural resources, encouraging sustainable development which supports a strong economy, and ensuring a high quality environment that can be enjoyed by all.
Sustainable Development Partnerships brings together in one reference today’s most cutting edge technologies and methods for creating sustainable communities. With this book, Environmental Engineers, Civil Engineers, Architects, Mechanical Engineers, and Energy Engineers find a common approach to building environmental friendly communities which are energy efficient. The five part treatment starts with a clear and rigorous exposition of sustainable development in practice, followed by self-contained chapters concerning applications.

Methods for the sustainable use of natural resources in built communities
Clearly explains the most cutting edge sustainable technologies
Provides a common approach to building sustainable communities
Coverage of sustainable practices from architecture to constructions

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LEED practices, certification, and accreditation handbook
Recommending faculty: Dr. Maria Antonia N. Tanchuling (EnE 298)

Author Kubba, Sam.
Place of Publication Burlington, MA
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher Butterworth-Heinemann

Adopted in the United States and a number of other countries, LEED certification is the recognized standard for measuring building sustainability. Achieving LEED personal certification or project certification is the best way to demonstrate that the project is truly “green.” Written by an architect with over 30 years of international experience, this book provides architects, designers, building owners, and construction engineers with an easy to understand guide to the nuts and bolts of LEED project and personal certification.

Written in plain and easy to understand language, this ?hands on? book is designed to assist readers with all aspects of LEED certification. The handbook follows the rigorous third-party commissioning process, beginning with basic LEED concepts, and then carefully explains LEED documentation and technical requirements along with its standards, professional accreditation, and codes. The handbook provides readers with design strategies for sustainable site selection, and design process for high performance building and commissioning. Other important topics include green materials and products selection as well as strategies for ensuring Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ), water efficiency and sanitary waste disposal. This handbook also offers readers a multitude of forms with expert guidance for their completion.

Clear and authoritative in scope, LEED Practices and Accreditation Handbook provides architects, builders/owners, construction managers, and engineers with a reference that will help them to offer their clients, peers, and the public at large compelling proof that they have achieved their projects environmental goals and that the building is performing as designed.

Instruction for completing LEED checklist and forms
Detailed explanation of the third-party commissioning process
Explains LEED documentation & technical requirements
Topics include green materials and products selection

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Ecological modelling : an introduction
Recommending faculty: Dr. Maria Antonia N. Tanchuling (EnE 201)

Author Jørgensen, Sven Erik
Place of Publication Southampton
Date of Publication 2009
Publisher WIT

This textbook is ideal to be used alongside the Handbook of Ecological Modelling and Informatics (978-1-84564-207-5) for third year students to answer the question: how to go modelling? Jorgensen clearly details the basic knowledge of ecological modelling, with useful illustrations and examples. These give the user an excellent tool to understand what the various model types/network calculations can do and when to use which type as a tool to solve a specific problem. — Amazon.com

 

Coastal processes
Recommending faculty: Dr. Maria Antonia N. Tanchuling (EnE 304)

Author International Conference on Physical Coastal Processes, Management and Engineering (1st : 2009 : Mellieha, Malta)
Place of Publication Southampton
Date of Publication 2009
Publisher WIT

 

The book Coastal Processes II contains the papers presented at the Second International Conference on Physical Coastal Processes, Management and Engineering, held in Naples, Italy, April 27-29, 2011. The interdisciplinary conference was convened to facilitate the sharing of research by experts from various disciplines, aiming for an understanding on how vulnerable coastal zones are to man-made activity and extreme natural events, how important it is to protect them, and how much our ability to protect them depends on an understanding of the many processes involved.
The importance of the shared research cannot be over-emphasized.
Coastal zones play a very important role in the world. They account for nearly a quarter of all oceanic biological production, which in turn supplies approximately 80 percent of the world s fish. About 60 percent of the earths’ people live in the coastal zone, and around 70 percent of the big cities are placed in this narrow area. It is not a surprise that more than 90 percent of the pollutants generated by human economic activities end up in the coastal zone. It is thus critical to be able to predict the impact of coastal processes.
The papers in the book are organized into chapters on Coastal management, Coastal processes and GIS, Coastal geomorphology, Extreme events and sea level rise, Coastal processes and navigation, Sediment transport and erosion, Interaction between coastal defences and processes, Pollution and dispersion, and Hydrodynamic forces. The book will be of interest to coastal, civil, environmental, and marine engineers in academia, government and industry, especially those involved in research. – Amazon.com

 

 

Fundamentals of ecological modelling : applications in environmental management and research, 4th ed.
Recommending faculty: Dr. Rhodora Gonzalez (EnE 201)

Author Jørgensen, Sven Erik
Place of Publication Amsterdam
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Elsevier

 

This is a thoroughly revised and updated edition of an authoritative introduction to ecological modelling. Sven Erik Jørgensen, Editor-in-Chief of the journal Ecological Modelling, and Giuseppe Bendoricchio, Professor of Environmental Modelling at the University of Padova, Italy, offer compelling insights into the subject. This volume explains the concepts and processes involved in ecological modelling, presents the latest developments in the field and provides readers with the tools to construct their own models.

The Third Edition features:
• A detailed discussion and step-by-step outline of the modelling procedure.
• An account of different model types including overview tables, examples and illustrations.
• A comprehensive presentation of the submodels and unit processes used in modelling.
• In-depth descriptions of the latest modelling techniques.
• Structured exercises at the end of each chapter.
• Three mathematical appendices and a subject index.

This practical and proven book very effectively combines the theory, methodology and applications of ecological modelling. The new edition is an essential, up-to-date guide to a rapidly growing field.

  • Presents the most commonly used model types with a step-by-step outline of the modeling procedure used for each
  • Shows readers through illustrated example how to use each model in research and management settings
  • New edition is revised to include only essential theory with a focus on applications
  • Includes case studies, illustrations, and exercises (case study of an ecological problem with full illustration on how to solve the problem)

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Integrated reservoir asset management : principles and best practices
Recommending faculty: Dr. Maria Antonia N. Tanchuling (GE 300)

Author Fanchi, John R.
Place of Publication Burlington, MA
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher Gulf Professional Pub.

 

All too often, senior reservoir managers have found that their junior staff lack an adequate understanding of reservoir management techniques and best practices needed to optimize the development of oil and gas fields. Written by an expert professional/educator, Integrated Reservoir Asset Management introduces the reader to the processes and modeling paradigms needed to develop the skills to increase reservoir output and profitability and decrease guesswork.

One of the only references to recognize the technical diversity of modern reservoir management teams, Fanchi seamlessly brings together concepts and terminology, creating an interdisciplinary approach for solving everyday problems. The book starts with an overview of reservoir management, fluids, geological principles used to characterization, and two key reservoir parameters (porosity and permeability). This is followed by an uncomplicated review of multi-phase fluid flow equations, an overview of the reservoir flow modeling process and fluid displacement concepts. All exercises and case studies are based on the authors 30 years of experience and appear at the conclusion of each chapter with hints in addition of full solutions. In addition, the book will be accompanied by a website featuring supplementary case studies and modeling exercises which is supported by an author generated computer program.

  • Straightforward methods for characterizing subsurface environments
  • Effortlessly gain and understanding of rock-fluid interaction relationships
  • An uncomplicated overview of both engineering and scientific processes
  • Exercises at the end of each chapter to demonstrate correct application
  • Modeling tools and additional exercise are included on a companion website

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Environmental social sciences : methods and research design
Recommending faculty: Prof. Mathew Oliver Ralp L. Dimal (EnE 31)

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

 

The relationship between human communities and the environment is extremely complex. In order to resolve the issues involved with this relationship, interdisciplinary research combining natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities is necessary. Here, specialists summarise methods and research strategies for various aspects of social research devoted to environmental issues. Each chapter is illustrated with ethnographic and environmental examples, ranging from Australia to Amazonia, from Madagascar to the United States, and from prehistoric and historic cases to contemporary rural and urban ones. It deals with climate change, deforestation, environmental knowledge, natural reserves, politics and ownership of natural resources, and the effect of differing spatial and temporal scales. Contributing to the intellectual project of interdisciplinary environmental social science, this book shows the possibilities social science can provide to environmental studies and to larger global problems and thus will be of equal interest to social and natural scientists and policy makers. — Amazon.com

 

Urban energy transition : from fossil fuels to renewable power
Recommending faculty: Inst. Astrid Ayla E. Liberato (EgyE 231)

Author
Place of Publication Amsterdam
Date of Publication 2008
Publisher Elsevier

This compendium of 29 chapters from 18 countries contains both fundamental and advanced insight into the inevitable shift from cities dominated by the fossil-fuel systems of the industrial age to a renewable-energy based urban development framework. The cross-disciplinary handbook covers a range of diverse yet relevant topics, including: carbon emissions policy and practice; the role of embodied energy; urban thermal performance planning; building efficiency services; energy poverty alleviation efforts; renewable community support networks; aspects of household level bio-fuel markets; urban renewable energy legislation, programs and incentives; innovations in individual transport systems; global urban mobility trends; implications of intelligent energy networks and distributed energy supply and storage; and the case for new regional monetary systems and lifestyles. Presented are practical and principled aspects of technology, economics, design, culture and society, presenting perspectives that are both local and international in scope and relevance. — Amazon.com

 

Microgrids and active distribution networks
Recommending faculty: Dr. Rizalinda L De Leon (EgyE 355, EgyE 357)

Author Chowdhury, S.
Place of Publication Stevenage
Date of Publication 2009
Publisher Institution of Engineering and Technology

This book contains the latest development technologies in the area of Power Systems.
Deals with the deep-rooted linkages between existing and emerging concerns faced by distributed energy resources and their integration

DESCRIPTION
The conventional power system around the world is facing the problems of gradual depletion of fossil fuel resources, poor energy efficiency and environmental pollution. This has lead to the recent trend of generating power at distribution voltage level from renewable/non-conventional, small scale distributed energy resources (DERs) to culminate the advantages of improved energy efficiency, low emissions, better utilisation of eco-friendly energy sources, augmentation of low capital intensive generation, co-generation and tri-generation. However DERs suffer from the demerits of initial high cost, technical difficulties, absence of regulatory & marketing standards, lack of communication protocols, administrative & legal barriers, intermittent nature of generation etc. which are under extensive research worldwide. Technical development in the field of DERs is also resulting in the formation of MicroGrid (MG) & Active Distribution Networks (ADISNET). These are LV power supply networks comprising integrated DERs, designed to supply power to small community, operating either in synchronism with MV Regional Grid or as stand-alone systems. MG and ADISNET offer a potential solution for sustainable, energy-efficient power supply to cater for increasing load growth, supplying power to remote areas, generation of clean power and reduction in emission of greenhouse gases & particulates as per Kyoto protocol.

CONTENTS

DISTRIBUTED GENERATION AND MICROGRID CONCEPT Distributed Energy Sources Impacts of Microgrid Microgrid & Active Distribution Network Management System Protection Issues for Microgrids Power Electronic Interfaces SCADA & Active Distribution networks Impact of DG Integration on Power Quality and Reliability Microgrid Economics Market Participation of Microgrids – Appendices

RELATED TITLES

Distributed Generation 978-0-86341-958-4 (2009)
Electricity Distribution Network Design 978-0-86341-309-4 (2003)

The Institution of Engineering and Technology is one of the world’s leading professional societies for the engineering and technology community. The IET publishes more than 100 new titles every year; a rich mix of books, journals and magazines with a back catalogue of more than 350 books in 18 different subject areas including:

-Power & Energy
-Renewable Energy
-Radar, Sonar & Navigation
-Electromagnetics
-Electrical Measurement
-History of Technology
-Technology Management

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Proton exchange membrane fuel cells : contamination and mitigation strategies
Recommending faculty: Dr. Rizalinda L De Leon (EgyE 201 )

Author
Place of Publication Boca Raton
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher Taylor & Francis

 

Large-scale commercialization of proton exchange membrane fuel cell (PEMFC) technology has been hindered by issues of reliability, durability, and cost, which are all related to the degradation of fuel cell performance. This degradation often has root causes in contamination from fuel, air streams, or system components. With contributions from international scientists and engineers active in PEMFC research, Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells: Contamination and Mitigation Strategies discusses the impacts of contamination and the contamination mitigation strategies to improve fuel cell performance and durability.

The book covers the nature, sources, and electrochemistry of contaminants; their effects on fuel cell performance and lifetime; and the mechanisms of contamination. Exploring the major findings from experimental and theoretical studies in contamination-related research, the expert contributors present methods and tools used for diagnosing various contamination phenomena, along with strategies for mitigating the adverse effects of contamination. They also describe key issues in the future R&D of fuel cell contamination and control.

Helping to facilitate pioneering PEMFC R&D and accelerate sustainable commercialization, this book contains the latest research efforts and novel developments as well as important new directions in PEMFC contamination. It offers a comprehensive overview of nearly every aspect of fuel cell contamination, from fundamentals to applications. — Amazon.com

 

Principles of electricity and electronics for the automotive technician, 2nd ed.
Recommending faculty: Prof. Joseph Gerard T. Reyes (ME 165)

Author Chapman, Norm.
Place of Publication Clifton Park, N.Y.
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher Delmar Cengage Learning

 

Principles of Electricity & Electronics for the Automotive Technician, 2E thoroughly covers the basics of automotive electricity and electronics to fully prepare beginning technicians for more complex electrical concepts. Written by an ASE Master Technician and teacher, the book draws readers in using a combination of basic theory, case studies, hands-on vehicle tasks and ASE-style review questions. The updated second edition includes expanded coverage of hybrid electrical vehicles and safety procedures, technological advances in electronically controlled vehicle accessories, and new troubleshooting techniques using cutting-edge equipment and procedures. Simple illustrations and wiring diagrams, along with straightforward explanations of how automotive electricity and electronics work, act together to make this an ideal introduction to electrical and electronics diagnostics and service. — Amazon.com

 

Modern diesel technology : diesel engines
Recommending faculty: Prof. Joseph Gerard T. Reyes (ME 165)

Author Sean Bennett
Place of Publication Clifton Park, N.Y.
Date of Publication 2007
Publisher Thomson Delmar Learning

Modern Diesel Technology: Diesel Engines is an ideal primer for the aspiring diesel technician, using simple, straightforward language and a building block approach to build a working knowledge of the modern computer-controlled diesel engine and its subsystems. The book includes dedicated chapters for each major subsystem, along with coverage devoted to dealing with fuel subsystems, and the basics of vehicle computer control systems. Fuel and engine management systems are discussed in generic terms to establish an understanding of typical engine systems, and there is an emphasis on fuel systems used in post-2007 diesel engines. Concluding with a chapter on diesel emissions and the means used to control them, this is a valuable resource designed to serve as a foundation for more advanced studies in diesel engine technology – Amazon.com

 

Fundamentals of multiphase flow
Recommending faculty: Prof. Joseph Gerard T. Reyes (ME 183)

Author Brennen, Christopher E.
Place of Publication Cambridge
Date of Publication 2009
Publisher Cambridge University Press

This book is targeted to graduate students and researchers at the cutting edge of investigations into the fundamental nature of multiphase flows. It is intended as a reference book for the basic methods used in the treatment of multiphase flows. The subject of multiphase flows encompasses a vast field whose broad spectrum presents a problem for the experimental and analytical methodologies that might be appropriate for the reader’s interests. The aim of Fundamentals of Multiphase Flow is to bring much of this fundamental understanding together into one book, presenting a unifying approach to the fundamental ideas of multiphase flows. The book summarizes those fundamental concepts with relevance to a broad spectrum of multiphase flows. It does not pretend to present a comprehensive review of the details of any one multiphase flow or technological context; references to such reviews are included where appropriate. — Amazon.com

 

Modern diesel technology : mobile equipment hydraulics
Recommending faculty: Prof. Joseph Gerard T. Reyes (ME 165)

Author Ben Watson
Place of Publication Clifton Park, NY
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Thomson Delmar Learning

Designed for the required course on hydraulics found in diesel technology and heavy equipment programs, MOBILE EQUIPMENT HYDRAULICS: A SYSTEMS AND TROUBLESHOOTING APPROACH, takes a practical approach to the understanding of fluid power / hydraulic systems. Instead of concentrating on the design issues of fluid power systems this book approaches hydraulics more like a technician would to approach a system that requires maintenance or troubleshooting. Nearly all aspiring diesel technicians receive training in this subject, which is one of seven areas of study recognized by NATEF in diesel technology. Coverage includes a study of terminology, industrial standards, symbols and basic circuitry design as related to fluid power. Examples are drawn from actual equipment that is relevant to the program of study, whether it be heavy truck, earth-moving, or agricultural equipment. — Amazon.com

 

Modern diesel technology : preventive maintenance and inspection
Recommending faculty: Prof. Joseph Gerard T. Reyes (ME 165)

Author John Dixon
Place of Publication Clifton Park, NY
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Thomson Delmar Learning

Designed for technicians new to the field of preventive maintenance for trucks and trailers, this valuable resource offers readers a clear, solid understanding of the otherwise complex equipment involved in truck servicing. MDT: Preventive Maintenance and Inspection provides the knowledge needed to identify potential problems during regular service, before they turn into major repair issues or a roadside breakdown. The book breaks down need-to-know content areas into chapters that make sense: from general shop safety and hand tools to truck/trailer reefer service and coupling systems and everything in between. Each chapter includes procedures for inspecting and maintaining that specific area. Using a generic preventive maintenance checklist as a guideline throughout, this go-to guide has everything the beginning technician needs to perform effective servicing. — Amazon.com

 

Fluid mechanics, 4th ed.
Recommending faculty: Prof. Joseph Gerard T. Reyes (ME 122)

Author Kundu, Pijush K.
Place of Publication Amsterdam
Date of Publication 2008
Publisher Academic Press

Fluid mechanics, the study of how fluids behave and interact under various forces and in various applied situations-whether in the liquid or gaseous state or both-is introduced and comprehensively covered in this widely adopted text. Fully revised and updated with the addition of a new chapter on biofluid mechanics, Fluid Mechanics, Fourth Edition is suitable for both a first or second course in fluid mechanics at the graduate or advanced undergraduate level. The leading advanced general text on fluid mechanics, Kundu & Cohen’s Fluid Mechanics, 4e now includes a free copy of the DVD “Multimedia Fluid Mechanics,” second edition. With the inclusion of the DVD, students can gain additional insight about fluid flows through nearly 1,000 fluids video clips, can conduct flow simulations in any of more than 20 virtual labs and simulations, and can view dozens of other new interactive demonstrations and animations, thereby enhancing their fluid mechanics learning experience.

    • Updates to several chapters and sections, including Boundary Layers, Turbulence, Geophysical Fluid Dynamics, Thermodynamics and Compressibility.
    • Fully revised and updated chapter on Computational Fluid Dynamics.
    • New chapter on Biofluid Mechanics by Professor Portonovo Ayyaswamy, the Asa Whitney Professor of Dynamical Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania.
    • New Visual Resources appendix provides a list of fluid mechanics films available for viewing online.
  • Now includes free Multimedia Fluid Mechanics 2e DVD

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Fluid mechanics : fundamentals and applications, 2nd ed. in SI units
Recommending faculty: Inst. Juvy A. Balbarona (ME 122)

Author Cengel, Yunus A.
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher McGraw-Hill Higher Education

Fluid Mechanics: Fundamentals and Applications, communicates directly with tomorrow’s engineers in a simple yet precise manner. The text covers the basic principles and equations of fluid mechanics in the context of numerous and diverse real-world engineering examples. The text helps students develop an intuitive understanding of fluid mechanics by emphasizing the physics, using figures, numerous photographs and visual aids to reinforce the physics. Fluid mechanics is by its very nature a highly visual subject, and students learn more readily by visual stimulation. This text distinguishes itself from others by the way the material is presented – in a progressive order from simple to more difficult, building each chapter upon foundations laid down in previous chapters. In this way, even the traditionally challenging aspects of fluid mechanics can be learned effectively. — Amazon.com

 

Adjustment computations : spatial data analysis, 5th ed.
Recommending faculty: Prof. Wilfredo M. Rada (GmE 211)

Author Cengel, Yunus A.
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher John Wiley

the complete guide to adjusting for measurement error—expanded and updated

no measurement is ever exact. Adjustment Computations updates a classic, definitive text on surveying with the latest methodologies and tools for analyzing and adjusting errors with a focus on least squares adjustments, the most rigorous methodology available and the one on which accuracy standards for surveys are based.

This extensively updated Fifth Edition shares new information on advances in modern software and GNSS-acquired data. Expanded sections offer a greater amount of computable problems and their worked solutions, while new screenshots guide readers through the exercises. Continuing its legacy as a reliable primer, Adjustment Computations covers the basic terms and fundamentals of errors and methods of analyzing them and progresses to specific adjustment computations and spatial information analysis. Current and comprehensive, the book features:

  • Easy-to-understand language and an emphasis on real-world applications
  • Analyzing data in three dimensions, confidence intervals, statistical testing, and more
  • An updated support web page containing a 150-page solutions manual, software (STATS, ADJUST, and MATRIX for Windows computers), MathCAD worksheets, and more at http://www.wiley.com/college/ghilani
  • The latest information on advanced topics such as the tau criterion used in post-adjustment statistical blunder detection

Adjustment Computations, Fifth Edition is an invaluable reference and self-study resource for working surveyors, photogrammetrists, and professionals who use GNSS and GIS for data collection and analysis, including oceanographers, urban planners, foresters, geographers, and transportation planners. It’s also an indispensable resource for students preparing for licensing exams and the ideal textbook for courses in surveying, civil engineering, forestry, cartography, and geology. — Amazon.com

 

Developing high quality data models
Recommending faculty: Prof. Oliver T. Macapinlac (GE 160, GE 220)

Author West, Matthew
Place of Publication Burlington, MA
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Morgan Kaufmann

A multitude of problems is likely to arise when developing data models. With dozens of attributes and millions of rows, data modelers are always in danger of inconsistency and inaccuracy. The development of the data model itself could result in difficulties presenting accurate data. The need to improve data models begins with getting it right in the first place.

Using real-world examples, Developing High Quality Data Models walks the reader through identifying a number of data modeling principles and analysis techniques that enable the development of data models that both meet business requirements and have a consistent basis. The reader is presented with a variety of generic data model patterns that both exemplify the principles and techniques discussed and build upon one another to give a powerful and integrated generic data model. This model has wide applicability across many disciplines in government and industry, including but not limited to energy exploration, healthcare, telecommunications, transportation, military defense, transportation, and more.

* Uses a number of common data model patterns to explain how to develop data models over a wide scope in a way that is consistent and of high quality

*Offers generic data model templates that are reusable in many applications and are fundamental for developing more specific templates

*Develops ideas for creating consistent approaches to high quality data models

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Database modeling and design : logical design, 5th ed.
Recommending faculty: Prof. Rhodora M. Gonzalez (GE 202)

Author
Place of Publication Burlington, MA
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Morgan Kaufmann

Database systems and database design technology have undergone significant evolution in recent years. The relational data model and relational database systems dominate business applications; in turn, they are extended by other technologies like data warehousing, OLAP, and data mining. How do you model and design your database application in consideration of new technology or new business needs?

In the extensively revised fifth edition, you’ll get clear explanations, lots of terrific examples and an illustrative case, and the really practical advice you have come to count on–with design rules that are applicable to any SQL-based system. But you’ll also get plenty to help you grow from a new database designer to an experienced designer developing industrial-sized systems.

    • In-depth detail and plenty of real-world, practical examples throughout
    • Loaded with design rules and illustrative case studies that are applicable to any SQL, UML, or XML-based system
  • Immediately useful to anyone tasked with the creation of data models for the integration of large-scale enterprise data.
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Multivariate image processing
Recommending faculty: Dr. Ariel C. Blanco (GE 202)

Author
Place of Publication London, UK
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher ISTE

Multivariate imagery is now a very common tool in numerous applications, ranging from satellite remote sensing and astrophysics to biomedical imagery, monitoring of the environment or industrial inspection. Multivariate must be understood in th emost general way: color and multispectral imaging, but also multimodal, multisource or multitemporal imagery. In all the cases, the multivariate image corresponds to a set of standard grey level images.

The availability of the additional diversity, be it spectral temporal and s.o., provides an invaluable source of information, enabling to consider a wide range of new applications. However, in order to address these applications, theoretical developments are required in terms of signal and image processing, or, more generally speaking, information processing. As a matter of fact, most of the standard algorithms designed for grey level images do not generalize easily to multidimensional spaces and some specific derivations are required.

This book aims at presenting the most recent advances in signal and image processing for the analysis of multivariate data. It should be helpful for electrical engineers, PhD students and researcher working in the field of signal processing, but also for any engineer dealing with some specific application where multidimensional data are processed. — Amazon.com

 

Nanofluidics
Recommending faculty: Inst. Reinol Josef DC. Compañero (MatE 197)

Author Abgrall, Patrick
Place of Publication Boston
Date of Publication 2009
Publisher Artech House

Taking engineers and researchers to the forefront of the emerging field of Nanofluidics, this cutting-edge book details the physics and applications of fluid flow in nanometer scale channels. Professionals gain a solid understanding of the fundamental aspects of transport processes and force interactions in microscale. Moreover, this unique resource presents the latest research on nanoscale transport phenomena. Practitioners find a comprehensive overview of fabrication technologies for nanotachnologies, including detailed technology recipes and parameters. The book concludes with a look at future trends and the likely directions this new field will take. — Amazon.com

 

Fluid-structure interactions : cross-flow-induced instabilities
Recommending faculty: Inst. Reinol Josef DC. Compañero (ME 164)

Author Païdoussis, M. P.
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Cambridge University Press

Structures in contact with fluid flow, whether natural or man-made, are inevitably subject to flow-induced forces and flow-induced vibration: from plant leaves to traffic signs and to more substantial structures, such as bridge decks and heat exchanger tubes. Under certain conditions the vibration may be self-excited, and it is usually referred to as an instability. These instabilities and, more specifically, the conditions under which they arise are of great importance to designers and operators of the systems concerned because of the significant potential to cause damage in the short term. Such flow-induced instabilities are the subject of this book. In particular, the flow-induced instabilities treated in this book are associated with cross-flow, that is, flow normal to the long axis of the structure. The book treats a specific set of problems that are fundamentally and technologically important: galloping, vortex-shedding oscillations under lock-in conditions, and rain-and-wind-induced vibrations, among others. The emphasis throughout is on providing a physical description of the phenomena that is as clear and up-to-date as possible. — Amazon.com

 

System dynamics for engineering students : concepts and applications
Recommending faculty: Prof. Joseph Gerard T. Reyes (ME 142, ME 176)

Author Lobontiu, Nicolae.
Place of Publication Burlington, MA
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher Academic Press

System Dynamics is an engineering discipline in which students learn how to create and analyze mathematical models of dynamic mechanical, electrical/electromagnetic, thermal and fluid/pneumatic systems with the practical goal of using this knowledge to design and test various real-world systems before they are built, thus realizing significant cost savings. “System Dynamics for Engineering Students” by Nicolae Lobontiu, takes the classical approach to system dynamics, rearranges it into a more logical teaching progression, provides a more balanced coverage of the main field systems(mechanical, electrical/electromagnetic, thermal and fluid/pneumatic), and is the first system dynamics textbook to include extensive examples from the relatively new application areas of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) and compliant (flexible) mechanical devices. Written by an established author with extensive teaching and research experience in the field of MEMS/NEMS, this book also provides unique coverage of couple-field problems and offers more ancillary instructor support than any other system dynamics text.Unique Features and Benefits: * Offers a more balanced treatment of mechanical and electrical systems, making it appealing to both engineering specialties. * The first system dynamics textbook to introduce examples from compliant (flexible) mechanisms and micro/nano electromechanical systems (MEMS/NEMS). *The first textbook to include a chapter on the important area of coupled-field systems.

*Special icons placed throughout the text indicate where students can find additional content and worked examples on the book’s Companion website. * Includes treatment of topics that have not been included thus far in system dynamics texts, such as those from the magnetic and piezoelectric domains or actuation, sensing and instrumentation. *MATLAB/Simulink computational software tools incorporated throughout the book. * With available online instructor’s manual, image bank, PowerPoint lecture slides, and optional design projects, provides more instructor support than any other system dynamics text. — Amazon.com

 

Mechanics of materials, 2nd ed.
Recommending faculty: Inst. Juvy A. Balbarona (ME 153)

Author Pytel, Andrew
Place of Publication Stamford, CT
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher Cengage Learning

The second edition of MECHANICS OF MATERIALS by Pytel and Kiusalaas is a concise examination of the fundamentals of Mechanics of Materials. The book maintains the hallmark organization of the previous edition as well as the time-tested problem solving methodology, which incorporates outlines of procedures and numerous sample problems to help ease students through the transition from theory to problem analysis. Emphasis is placed on giving students the introduction to the field that they need along with the problem-solving skills that will help them in their subsequent studies. This is demonstrated in the text by the presentation of fundamental principles before the introduction of advanced/special topics. — Amazon.com

 

Introduction to finite element vibration analysis, 2nd ed.
Recommending faculty: Dr. Andre S. Publico (ME 190)

Author Petyt, M.
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher Cambridge University Press

There are many books on finite element methods but few give more than a brief description of their application to structural vibration analysis. This book presents an introduction to the mathematical basis of finite element analysis as applied to vibrating systems. Finite element analysis is a technique that is very important in modeling the response of structures to dynamic loads. Although this book assumes no previous knowledge of finite element methods, those who do have knowledge will still find the book to be useful. It can be utilized by aeronautical, civil, mechanical, and structural engineers as well as naval architects. This second edition includes information on the many developments that have taken place over the last twenty years. Existing chapters have been expanded where necessary, and three new chapters have been included that discuss the vibration of shells and multi-layered elements and provide an introduction to the hierarchical finite element method. — Amazon.com

 

Modeling and analysis of dynamic systems
Recommending faculty: Inst. Juvy A. Balbarona (ME 190)

Author Esfandiari, Ramin S.
Place of Publication Boca Raton, Fla.
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher CRC Press/Taylor & Francis

Using MATLAB® and Simulink® to perform symbolic, graphical, numerical, and simulation tasks, Modeling and Analysis of Dynamic Systems provides a thorough understanding of the mathematical modeling and analysis of dynamic systems. It meticulously covers techniques for modeling dynamic systems, methods of response analysis, and vibration and control systems.

After introducing the software and essential mathematical background, the text discusses linearization and different forms of system model representation, such as state-space form and input-output equation. It then explores translational, rotational, mixed mechanical, electrical, electromechanical, pneumatic, liquid-level, and thermal systems. The authors also analyze the time and frequency domains of dynamic systems and describe free and forced vibrations of single and multiple degree-of-freedom systems, vibration suppression, modal analysis, and vibration testing. The final chapter examines aspects of control system analysis, including stability analysis, types of control, root locus analysis, Bode plot, and full-state feedback.

With much of the material rigorously classroom tested, this textbook enables undergraduate students to acquire a solid comprehension of the subject. It provides at least one example of each topic, along with multiple worked-out examples for more complex topics. The text also includes many exercises in each chapter to help students learn firsthand how a combination of ideas can be used to analyze a problem. — Amazon.com

 

 

 

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