Mar 31

RESERVE BOOKS


Basic principles and calculations in chemical engineering, Eighth edition

Recommending faculty:

Authors David M. Himmelblau, James B. Riggs
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, NJ
Date of Publication [2012]
Publisher Prentice Hall

The Number One Guide to Chemical Engineering Principles, Techniques, Calculations, and Applications: Now Even More Current, Efficient, and Practical

Basic Principles and Calculations in Chemical Engineering, Eighth Edition goes far beyond traditional introductory chemical engineering topics, presenting applications that reflect the full scope of contemporary chemical, petroleum, and environmental engineering. Celebrating its fiftieth Anniversary as the field’s leading practical introduction, it has been extensively updated and reorganized to cover today’s principles and calculations more efficiently, and to present far more coverage of bioengineering, nanoengineering, and green engineering.

Offering a strong foundation of skills and knowledge for successful study and practice, it guides students through formulating and solving material and energy balance problems, as well as describing gases, liquids, and vapors. Throughout, the authors introduce efficient, consistent, student-friendly methods for solving problems, analyzing data, and gaining a conceptual, application-based understanding of modern chemical engineering processes. This edition’s improvements include many new problems, examples, and homework assignments.

Coverage includes

  • Modular chapters designed to support introductory chemical engineering courses of any length
  • Thorough introductions to unit conversions, basis selection, and process measurements
  • Consistent, sound strategies for solving material and energy balance problems
  • Clear introductions to key concepts ranging from stoichiometry to enthalpy
  • Behavior of gases, liquids, and solids: ideal/real gases, single component two-phase systems, gas-liquid systems, and more
  • Self-assessment questions to help readers identify areas they don’t fully understand
  • Thought/discussion and homework problems in every chapter
  • New biotech and bioengineering problems throughout
  • New examples and homework on nanotechnology, environmental engineering, and green engineering
  • Extensive tables, charts, and glossaries in each chapte
  • Many new student projects
  • Reference appendices presenting atomic weights and numbers, Pitzer Z factors, heats of formation and combustion, and more

Practical, readable, and exceptionally easy to use, Basic Principles and Calculations in Chemical Engineering, Eighth Edition, is the definitive chemical engineering introduction for students, license candidates, practicing engineers, and scientists.

CD-ROM INCLUDES

  • The latest Polymath trial software for solving linear, nonlinear, and differential equations and regression problems
  • Point-and-click physical property database containing 700+ compounds
  • Supplemental Problems Workbook containing 100+ solved problems
  • Descriptions and animations of modern process equipment
  • Chapters on degrees of freedom, process simulation, and unsteady-state material balances
  • Expert advice for beginners on problem-solving in chemical engineering

Data structures and algorithms in Java, Fifth edition, 1st Philippine reprint edition

Recommending faculty: Dr. Jaime DL. Caro

Authors Michael T. Goodrich, Roberto Tamassia
Place of Publication Singapore
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

This reference guide brings together a wide range of essential data on the effect of long term thermal exposure on plastics and elastomers, enabling engineers to make optimal material choices and design decisions. The data is supported by explanations of how to make use of the data in real-world engineering contexts.

High heat environments are common in automotive, oil and gas, household appliances, coatings, space and aeronautics and many more end uses. As a result, thermal stability data are critically important to engineers designing parts particularly that replace metals, work that is common today as they look for ways to reduce weight. The data tables in this book enable engineers and scientists to select the right materials for a given product or application across a wide range of sectors.

Several polymer classes are covered, including polyolefins, polyamides, polyesters, elastomers, fluoropolymers, biodegradable plastics and more, saving readers the need to contact suppliers. The book also includes introductory sections to provide background on plastic/polymer chemistry and formulation and plastic testing methods, providing the knowledge required to make best use of the data.

  • Essential data and practical guidance for engineers and scientists working with plastics for use in high temperature environments
  • Includes introductory chapters on polymer chemistry and its effect on thermal stability, providing the underpinning knowledge required to utilize the data
  • Covers a wide range of commercial polymer classes, saving readers the need to contact suppliers

CIRCULATION BOOKS


Thermodynamics of materials (Vol. 1 & 2)

Donated by: Nikholas Toledo

Author
David V. Ragone
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication c1995
Publisher Wiley

John Wiley Sons, Inc. is proud to announce an important new series of textbooks The MIT Series in Materials Science and Engineering. In response to the growing economic and technological importance of polymers, ceramics, and semi-conductors, many materials science and engineering departments are changing and expanding their curricula. The advent of new courses calls for the development of new textbooks that teach the principles of materials science and engineering as they apply to all the classes of materials. The MIT Series in Materials Science and Engineering is designed to fill the needs of this changing curriculum. Based on the undergraduate curriculum of the MIT Department of Materials Science and Engineering, the series will include textbooks for the core courses in the field as well as texts for courses in specific material classes. The first three textbooks in the series will be: Thermodynamics of Materials, Vol. I, by David Ragone (0-471-30885-4) Thermodynamics of Materials, VoL. II, by David Ragone (0-471-30886-2) Physical Ceramics: Principles for Ceramics Science and Engineering, by Yet-Ming Chiang, Dunbar Birnie III, and W. David Kingery (0-471-59873-9)


2001 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium : digest : May 20-25, 2001, Phoenix Civic Plaza, Phoenix, AZ

Donated by: Nikholas Toledo

Editor Bernard Sigmon
Place of Publication Piscataway, NJ
Date of Publication 2001
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc,

2001 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium : digest : May 20-25, 2001, Phoenix Civic Plaza, Phoenix, AZ


Mar 30

CIRCULATION BOOKS


Distributed renewable energies for off-grid communities : strategies and technologies toward achieving sustainability in energy generation and supply

Recommending faculty:  Prof. Louis Angelo Danao (EgyE 221, EgyE 222)

Author Nasir El Bassam
Place of Publication Amsterdam
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher Elsevier

 

Energy is directly related to the most critical economic and social issues which affect sustainable development such as mobility, food production, environmental quality, regional and global security issues. Two-thirds of the new demand will come from developing nations, with China accounting for 30%. Without adequate attention to the critical importance of energy to all these aspects, the global, social, economic and environmental goals of sustainability cannot be achieved. Indeed the magnitude of change needed is immense, fundamental and directly related to the energy produced and consumed nationally and internationally. Today, it is estimated that more than two billion people worldwide lack access to modern energy resources. Distributed Renewable Energies for Off-Grid Communities provides various options and case studies related to the potential of renewable energies along with their environmental, economic and social dimensions.

  • Case studies provide you with solutions to for future decentralized energy supply
  • Expanded coverage over previous work in the field to include coverage of rural and urban communities
  • Provides new solutions for future decentralized energy supply

Environmental science

Recommending faculty:  Dr. Florencio Ballesteros Jr. (EnE 201)

Author AGI
Place of Publication Pasig
Date of Publication c2012
Publisher Cengage

Developed by the American Geological Institute, this four part series is aligned to the National Science Education Standards and is specifically designed to fit current and future Earth Science curricula in schools around the world.  Drawing upon the  American Geological Institute’s huge geoscientific archive of HD television footage, this series provides captivating high definition footage and Hollywood-style animations to show the Earth’s processes in action.

Mechanics of fluids

Recommending faculty:  Prof. Lestelle V. Torio (CE)

Author Irving H. Shames
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication c2003
Publisher McGraw-Hill

 

The new 4th Edition lessens the amount of advanced coverage, and concentrates on the topics covered in typical first courses in Fluid Mechanics, while remaining a rigorous introductory level fluids book with a strong conceptual approach to fluids based on mechanics principles. Students from Mechanical, Civil, Aero, and Engineering Science departments will benefit from this title. Students find Shames, Mechanics of Fluids to be readable while having strong coverage of underlying math and physics principles. Shames’ book provides an especially clear link between the basics of fluid flow and advanced courses such compressible flow or viscous fluid flow. It also includes Matlab applications for the first time, giving students a way to link fluid mechanics problem-solving with the most widely used computational & problem modeling tool.

Transportation engineering: an introduction

Recommending faculty:  Prof. Lestelle V. Torio (CE)

Author C. Jotin Khisty
Place of Publication New Jersey
Date of Publication c2003
Publisher Prentice-Hall

Offers practitioners a detailed, current, and interdisciplinary introduction to transportation engineering and planning. This up-to-date know-how drawn from current literature and practice references the latest computer programs in the public and private sectors. Includes coverage of geometric design that reflects the latest revisions of AASHTO’s Geometric Design. Discusses Transportation Economics, Traffic Flow, and Transportation Systems Management. For practitioners in transportation engineering and planning.

Methods of social research

Recommending faculty:  Prof. Lestelle V. Torio (CE)

Author Kenneth Bailey
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication 1994
Publisher Free Press

An introduction for undergraduates to every stage of sociological research, showing how to deal effectively with typical problems they might encounter. The book is fully updated to include examples from the LA riots and the 1992 presidential elections.

Principles of highway engineering and traffic analysis

Recommending faculty:  Prof. Lestelle V. Torio (CE)

Author Fred L. Mannering
Place of Publication New Jersey
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher Wiley

The 5th edition of the Mannering’s Principles of Highway Engineering and Traffic Analysis continues to offer a concise approach that covers all the necessary fundamental concepts.  New features in this edition include updates and more consistency with the latest edition of the Highway Capacity Manual (HCM); the inclusion of sample FE exam questions, call-out of common mistakes; and added coverage on a qualitative description of the mechanistic approach.

 


Research methods for construction

Recommending faculty:  Prof. Lestelle V. Torio (CE)

Author Richard Fellows
Place of Publication Oxford
Date of Publication c2008
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell

This is one of the few books to provide guidance on research formulation, methodologies, and methods specifically for construction students. The third edition has been updated throughout and extended in scope to cover many areas of concern in quantitative and qualitative research, including research ethics. Three main sections – producing a proposal; executing the research; and reporting the results – discuss the key issues in research and examine the primary approaches, both qualitative and quantitative. The methods adopted for scientific and engineering experiments, model building and simulations are discussed, as well as those employed for research into management, social and economic issues. The authors examine the requirements for data and analysis, including the important statistical considerations and a range of qualitative techniques that enable construction researchers to appreciate what needs to be evaluated in devising how research may be carried out effectively and efficiently. Research Methods in Construction will help you instil rigour into your problem-solving, and your reports and publications. It will be of value to construction, surveying, architecture and civil engineering students undertaking research, whether for bachelors and masters degree dissertations, or for masters and doctoral research degree theses.

 


Airport engineering : planning, design, and development of 21st century airports

Recommending faculty:  Prof. Lestelle V. Torio (CE)

Author Norman Ashford
Place of Publication New Jersey
Date of Publication c2011
Publisher Wiley

First published in 1979, Airport Engineering by Ashford and Wright, has become a classic textbook in the education of airport engineers and transportation planners. Over the past twenty years, construction of new airports in the US has waned as construction abroad boomed. This new edition of Airport Engineering will respond to this shift in the growth of airports globally, with a focus on the role of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), while still providing the best practices and tested fundamentals that have made the book successful for over 30 years.


Probability and statistics for engineering and the sciences

Recommending faculty:  Prof. Lestelle V. Torio (CE)

Author Jay L. Devore
Place of Publication Australia
Date of Publication c2012
Publisher Brooks/ Cengage

 This market-leading text provides a comprehensive introduction to probability and statistics for engineering students in all specialties. Proven, accurate, and lauded for its excellent examples, PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS FOR ENGINEERING AND THE SCIENCES, 8e, International Edition evidences Jay Devores reputation as an outstanding author and leader in the academic community. Devore emphasizes concepts, models, methodology, and applications as opposed to rigorous mathematical development and derivations. Aided by his lively and realistic examples, students go beyond simply learning about statisticsthey also learn how to put statistical methods to use.


Geothermal power plants : principles, applications, case studies, and environmental impact

Recommending faculty:  Prof. Louis Angelo Danao (EgyE 324)

Author Ronald DiPippo
Place of Publication Amsterdam
Date of Publication c2012
Publisher Butterworth-Heinemann

Now in its 3e, this single resource covers all aspects of the utilization of geothermal energy for power generation using fundamental scientific and engineering principles. Its practical emphasis is enhanced by the use of case studies from real plants that increase the reader’s understanding of geothermal energy conversion and provide a unique compilation of hard-to-obtain data and experience.

Important new chapters cover Hot Dry Rock, Enhanced Geothermal Systems, and Deep Hydrothermal Systems. New, international case studies provide practical, hands-on knowledge.

  • Provides coverage of all aspects of the utilization of geothermal energy for power generation from fundamental scientific and engineering principles
  • International case studies from real plants provide a unique compilation of hard-to-obtain data and experience
  • Includes pivotal updates on advances in Hot Dry Rock, Enhanced Geothermal Systems, and Deep Hydrothermal Systems

Solar cells : materials, manufacture and operation

Recommending faculty:  Prof. Louis Angelo Danao (EgyE 221)

Author Augustin McEvoy
Place of Publication Oxford
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher Elsevier

Enormous leaps forward in the efficiency and the economy of solar cells are being made at a furious pace. New materials and manufacturing processes have opened up new realms of possibility for the application of solar cells. Crystalline silicon cells are increasingly making way for thin film cells, which are spawning experimentation with third-generation high-efficiency multijunction cells, carbon-nanotube based cells, UV light for voltage enhancement, and the use of the infrared spectrum for night-time operation, to name only a few recent advances.

This thoroughly updated new edition of Markvart and Castaner’s Solar Cells, extracted from their industry standard Practical Handbook of Photovoltaics, is the definitive reference covering the science and operation, materials and manufacture of solar cells. It is essential reading for engineers, installers, designers, and policy-makers who need to understand the science behind the solar cells of today, and tomorrow, in order to take solar energy to the next level.

  • A thorough update to the definitive reference to solar cells, created by a cast of international experts from industry and academia to ensure the highest quality information from multiple perspectives
  • Covers the whole spectrum of solar cell information, from basic scientific background, to the latest advances in materials, to manufacturing issues, to testing and calibration.
  • Case studies, practical examples and reports on the latest advances take the new edition of this amazing resource beyond a simple amalgamation of a vast amount of knowledge, into the realm of real world applications

Clean electricity through advanced coal technologies

Recommending faculty:  Prof. Louis Angelo Danao (EgyE 220)

Author Nicholas P. Cheremisinoff
Place of Publication Oxford
Date of Publication c2012
Publisher Elsevier

Coal power is a major cause of air pollution and global warming and has resulted in the release of toxic heavy metals and radionuclides, which place communities at risk for long-term health problems. However, coal-fired power plants also currently fuel 41% of global electricity.

Clean Electricity Through Advanced Coal Technologies discusses the environmental issues caused by coal power, such as air pollution, greenhouse gas emissions and toxic solid wastes.

This volume focuses on increasingly prevalent newer generation technologies with smaller environmental footprints than the existing coal-fired infrastructure throughout most of the world. These technologies include fluidized-bed combustion and gasification. It also provides an overview of carbon capture and sequestration technologies and closely examines the 2008 Kingston TVA spill, the largest fly ash release ever to have occurred in the United States.

Each volume of the Handbook of Pollution Prevention and Cleaner Production covers manufacturing technologies, waste management, pollution issues, methods for estimating and reporting emissions, treatment and control techniques, worker and community health risks, cost data for pollution management, and cleaner production and prevention options.

  • Discusses the environmental impact of coal power, including air pollution, greenhouse gas emissions and solid toxic wastes
  • Focuses on newer coal technologies with smaller environmental footprints than existing infrastructure
  • Provides an overview of carbon capture and sequestration technologies


RESERVE BOOKS


Highway traffic analysis and design

Recommending faculty: Prof. Lestelle V. Torio (CE)

Author Richard J. Salter
Place of Publication London
Date of Publication c1996
Publisher Palgrave

This third edition of the late R.J. Salter’s successful book has been revised and updated by N.B. Hounsell. Part I covers transportation planning, incorporating new methodological approaches and models. Part II covers highway traffic analysis and design, including updated sections on link and junction design, together with new computer aided design packages. Part III concentrates in traffic signals, with new chapters on microprocessor-based signal control and modern urban traffic control systems. This new edition consolidates the book’s position as a practical text of traffic theory and practice, including many worked examples, for undergraduate and postgraduate students of transport and traffic engineering.

Principles of geotechnical engineering

Recommending faculty: Prof. Lestelle V. Torio (CE)

 

Author Braja M. Das
Place of Publication Stamford, CT
Date of Publication c2014
Publisher Cengage

Intended as an introductory text in soil mechanics, the eighth edition of Das, Principles of Geotechnical Engineering, offers an overview of soil properties and mechanics, together with coverage of field practices and basic engineering procedure. With more figures and worked out problems than any other text on the market, this text also provides the background information needed to support study in later design-oriented courses or in professional practice.


Mechanics of materials, 9th ed.

Recommending faculty: Prof. Diocel Harold Aquino (ES 12)

Author R.C. Hibbeler
Place of Publication Boston
Date of Publication c2014
Publisher Prentice-Hall

 

For undergraduate Mechanics of Materials courses in Mechanical, Civil, and Aerospace Engineering departments.   Containing Hibbeler’s hallmark student-oriented features, this text is in four-color with a photorealistic art program designed to help students visualize difficult concepts.  A clear, concise writing style and more examples than any other text further contribute to students’ ability to master the material.This edition is available with MasteringEngineering, an innovative online program created to emulate the instructor’s office–hour environment, guiding students through engineering concepts from Mechanics of Materials with self-paced individualized coaching.Note: If you are purchasing the standalone text or electronic version, MasteringEngineering does not come automatically packaged with the text. To purchase MasteringEngineering, please visit: masteringengineering.com or you can purchase a package of the physical text + MasteringEngineering by searching the Pearson Higher Education website.  Mastering is not a self-paced technology and should only be purchased when required by an instructor.

Continuum mechanics for engineers, 3rd ed.

Recommending faculty: Prof. Diocel Harold Aquino (ES 14, ES 230, ES 201)

Author G. Thomas Mase
Place of Publication New Jersey
Date of Publication c2003
Publisher Prentice-Hall

Continuum Mechanics for Engineers, Third Edition provides engineering students with a complete, concise, and accessible introduction to advanced engineering mechanics. The impetus for this latest edition was the need to suitably combine the introduction of continuum mechanics, linear and nonlinear elasticity, and viscoelasticity for a graduate-level course sequence. An outgrowth of course notes and problems used to teach these subjects, the third edition of this bestselling text explores the basic concepts behind these topics and demonstrates their application in engineering practice.

Presents Material Consistent with Modern Literature

A new rearranged and expanded chapter on elasticity more completely covers Saint-Venant’s solutions. Subsections on extension, torsion, pure bending and flexure present an excellent foundation for posing and solving basic elasticity problems. The authors’ presentation enables continuum mechanics to be applied to biological materials, in light of their current importance. They have also altered the book’s notation—a common struggle for many students—to better align it with modern continuum mechanics literature. This book addresses students’ need to understand the sophisticated simulation programs that use nonlinear kinematics and various constitutive relationships. It includes an introduction to problem solution using MATLAB®, emphasizing this language’s value in enabling users to stay focused on fundamentals.

This book provides information that is useful in emerging engineering areas, such as micro-mechanics and biomechanics. With an abundance of worked examples and chapter problems, it carefully explains necessary mathematics as required and presents numerous illustrations, giving students and practicing professionals an excellent self-study guide to enhance their skills. Through a mastery of this volume’s contents and additional rigorous finite element training, they will develop the mechanics foundation necessary to skillfully use modern, advanced design tools.


Highway traffic analysis and design

Recommending faculty: Prof. Lestelle V. Torio (CE)

Author C.S. Papacostas
Place of Publication New Jersey
Date of Publication 2001
Publisher Prentice Hall

This detailed, interdisciplinary introduction to transportation engineering is ideal as both a comprehensive tutorial and reference. Begins with the basic sciences, mathematics, and engineering mechanics, and gradually introduces new concepts concerning societal context, geometric design, human factors, traffic engineering, and simulation, transportation planning, evaluation. For prospective and practicing transportation engineers.

  Steel structures : design and behavior : emphasizing load and resistance factor design, 5th ed.

Recommending faculty: Prof. Jaime Y. Hernandez, Jr. (CE)

Author Charles G. Salmon
Place of Publication New Jersey
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher Pearson

The design of structural steel members has developed over the past century from a simple approach involving a few basic properties of steel and elementary mathematics to a more sophisticated treatment demanding a thorough knowledge of structural and material behavior. Steel Structures:Design and Behavior, 5/e strives to present in a logical manner the theoretical background needed for developing and explaining design requirements.  Beginning with coverage of background material, including references to pertinent research, the development of specific formulas used in the AISC Specifications is followed by a generous number of design examples explaining in detail the process of selecting minimum weight members to satisfy given conditions.


Fluid mechanics, 8th ed. SI

Recommending faculty: Prof. Lestelle V. Torio (CE)

Author Robert W. Fox
Place of Publication New Jersey
Date of Publication c2012
Publisher Wiley

One of the bestselling texts in the field, Introduction to Fluid Mechanics continues to provide students with a balanced and comprehensive approach to mastering critical concepts. The new eighth edition once again incorporates a proven problem solving methodology that will help students develop an orderly plan to finding the right solution. It starts with basic equations, then clearly states assumptions, and finally, relates results to expected physical behavior. Many of the steps involved in analysis are simplified by using Excel.

Combined cycle systems for near-zero emission power generation

Recommending faculty: Prof. Louis Angelo Danao (EgyE 273)

Editor Ashok D. Rao
Place of Publication New Jersey
Date of Publication c2011
Publisher Wiley

Combined cycle power plants are one of the most promising ways of improving fossil-fuel and biomass energy production. The combination of a gas and steam turbine working in tandem to produce power makes this type of plant highly efficient and allows for CO2 capture and sequestration before combustion. This book provides a comprehensive review of the design, engineering and operational issues of a range of advanced combined cycle plants.

After introductory chapters on basic combined cycle power plant and advanced gas turbine design, the book reviews the main types of combined cycle system. Chapters discuss the technology, efficiency and emissions performance of natural gas-fired combined cycle (NGCC) and integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) as well as novel humid air cycle, oxy-combustion turbine cycle systems. The book also reviews pressurised fluidized bed combustion (PFBC), externally fired combined cycle (EFCC), hybrid fuel cell turbine (FC/GT), combined cycle and integrated solar combined cycle (ISCC) systems. The final chapter reviews techno-economic analysis of combined cycle systems.

With its distinguished editor and international team of contributors, Combined cycle systems for near-zero emission power generation is a standard reference for both industry practitioners and academic researchers seeking to improve the efficiency and environmental impact of power plants.


Generating power at high efficiency : combined-cycle technology for sustainable energy production

Recommending faculty: Prof. Louis Angelo Danao (EgyE 273)

Author Eric Jeffs
Place of Publication Cambridge
Date of Publication c2008
Publisher Woodhead Pub.

Combined cycle technology is used to generate power at one of the highest levels of efficiency of conventional power plants. It does this through primary generation from a gas turbine coupled with secondary generation from a steam turbine powered by primary exhaust heat. Generating power at high efficiency thoroughly charts the development and implementation of this technology in power plants and looks to the future of the technology, noting the advantages of the most important technical features – including gas turbines, steam generator, combined heat and power and integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) – with their latest applications.

  • Reviews key developments in combined cycle technology
  • Uses examples drawn from plants around the world
  • Looks at how combined cycle technology can evolve to meet future energy needs

Waste to energy conversion technology

Recommending faculty: Prof. Louis Angelo Danao (EgyE 222)

Editor Naomi B. Klinghoffer
Place of Publication Oxford
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher Woodhead Pub.

Increasing global consumerism and population has led to an increase in the levels of waste produced. Waste to energy (WTE) conversion technologies can be employed to convert residual wastes into clean energy, rather than sending these wastes directly to landfill. Waste to energy conversion technology explores the systems, technology and impacts of waste to energy conversion.

Part one provides an introduction to WTE conversion and reviews the waste hierarchy and WTE systems options along with the corresponding environmental, regulatory and techno-economic issues facing this technology. Part two goes on to explore further specific aspects of WTE systems, engineering and technology and includes chapters on municipal solid waste (MSW) combustion plants and WTE systems for district heating. Finally, part three highlights pollution control systems for waste to energy technologies.

Waste to energy conversion technology is a standard reference book for plant managers, building engineers and consultants requiring an understanding of WTE technologies, and researchers, scientists and academics interested in the field.


Concentrating solar power technology : principles, developments and applications

Recommending faculty: Prof. Louis Angelo Danao (EgyE 221)

Editor Keith Lovegrove
Place of Publication Cambridge
Date of Publication c2012
Publisher Woodhead

Concentrating solar power (CSP) technology is poised to take its place as one of the major contributors to the future clean energy mix. Using straightforward manufacturing processes, CSP technology capitalises on conventional power generation cycles, whilst cost effectively matching supply and demand though the integration of thermal energy storage. Concentrating solar power technology provides a comprehensive review of this exciting technology, from the fundamental science to systems design, development and applications.


Wind energy systems : optimising design and construction for safe and reliable operation

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

Editor John D. Sørensen
Place of Publication Cambridge
Date of Publication c2011
Publisher Woodhead Pub.

Large-scale wind power generation is one of the fastest developing sources of renewable energy and already makes a substantial contribution to power grids in many countries worldwide. With technology maturing, the challenge is now to increase penetration, and optimise the design, construction and performance of wind energy systems. Fundamental issues of safety and reliability are paramount in this drive to increase capacity and efficiency.Wind energy systems: Optimising design and construction for safe and reliable operation provides a comprehensive review of the latest developments in the design, construction and operation of large-scale wind energy systems, including in offshore and other problematic environments.

Mar 30

Time

Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication Vol. 185, no. 5 : February 16, 2015
Publisher Time Inc.


Time

Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication Vol. 185, no. 6-7 : February 23 to March 2, 2015
Publisher Time Inc.


Reader’s Digest

Place of Publication Shaukiwan, Hong Kong
Date of Publication Vol. 104, no. 623 : March 2015
Publisher Reader’s Digest Association Far East


National Geographic

Place of Publication Washington, D.C.
Date of Publication Vol. 227, no. 1 : January 2015
Publisher National Geographic Society

Mar 28

Database systems : a practical approach to design, implementation, and management

Recommending faculty: Dr. Jaime DL. Caro

Authors Thomas M. Connolly, Carolyn E. Begg
Place of Publication Singapore
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Pearson Education South Asia Pte Ltd.

This best-selling text introduces the theory behind databases in a concise yet comprehensive manner, providing database design methodology that can be used by both technical and non-technical readers. The methodology for relational Database Management Systems is presented in simple, step-by-step instructions in conjunction with a realistic worked example using three explicit phases—conceptual, logical, and physical database design.

Background:

Introduction to Databases; Database Environment; Database Architectures and the Web.

The Relational Model and Languages: The Relational model; Relational Algebra and Relational Calculus; SQL: Data Manipulation; SQL: Data Definition; Query-By-Example (QBE).

Database Analysis and Design: Database System Lifecycle; Database Analysis and the DreamHome Case Study; Entity–Relationship Modeling; Enhanced Entity–Relationship Modeling; Normalization; Advanced Normalization. Methodology: Methodology—Conceptual Database Design; Methodology—Logical Database Design for Relational Model; Methodology—Physical Database Design for Relational Databases; Methodology—Monitoring and Tuning the Operational System.

Selected Database Issues: Security and Administration; Professional, Legal, and Ethical Issues; Transaction Management; Query Processing. Distributed DBMSs and Replication: Distributed DBMSs—Concepts and Design; Distributed DBMSs—Advanced Concepts; Replication and Mobile Databases.

Object DBMSs: Object-Oriented DBMSs—Concepts and Design; Object-Oriented DBMSs—Standards and Languages; Object-Relational DBMSs. Web and DBMSs: Web Technology and DBMSs; Semistructured Data and XML.

Business Intelligence Technologies: Data Warehousing Concepts; Data Warehousing Design; OLAP; Data Mining. Appendices: Users’ Requirements Specification for DreamHome Case Study; Other Case Studies; Alternative Data Modeling Notations; Summary of the Database Design Methodology for Relational Databases; Introduction to Pyrrho—A Liteweight RDBMS. Web Appendices: File Organization and Storage Structures; When Is a DBMS Relational?; Commercial DBMSs: Access and Oracle; Programmatic SQL; Estimating Disk Space Requirements; Introduction to Object-Orientation; Example Web Scripts.

This book is ideal for readers interested in database management or database design.


Digital signal processing using MATLAB

Recommending faculty: Prof. Michael Bayona

Authors Vinay K. Ingle, John G. Proakis
Place of Publication Singapore
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher Cengage Learning Asia Pte Ltd.

In this supplementary text, MATLAB is used as a computing tool to explore traditional DSP topics and solve problems to gain insight. This greatly expands the range and complexity of problems that students can effectively study in the course. Since DSP applications are primarily algorithms implemented on a DSP processor or software, a fair amount of programming is required. Using interactive software such as MATLAB makes it possible to place more emphasis on learning new and difficult concepts than on programming algorithms. Interesting practical examples are discussed and useful problems are explored.


Java : an introduction to problem solving & programming

Recommending faculty: Dr. Jaime DL. Caro

Authors Walter Savitch, Kenrick Mock
Place of Publication Singapore
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Pearson Education South Asia Pte Ltd.

Java: An Introduction to Problem Solving and Programming, 6e, is ideal for introductory Computer Science courses using Java, and other introductory programming courses in departments of Computer Science, Computer Engineering, CIS, MIS, IT, and Business. Students are introduced to object-oriented programming and important concepts such as design, testing and debugging, programming style, interfaces inheritance, and exception handling. The Java coverage is a concise, accessible introduction that covers key language features. Objects are covered thoroughly and early in the text, with an emphasis on application programs over applets.


Microwave materials and fabrication techniques

Donated by: Nikholas Toledo

Author Thomas S. Laverghetta
Place of Publication Boston
Date of Publication 2000
Publisher Artech House

Featuring current technology developments, this text examines every aspect of microwave circuit design and fabrication techniques. Topics covered include: circuit board materials, etching, and packaging.


Modern receiver front-ends : systems, circuits, and integration

Donated by: Nikholas Toledo

Authors Joy Laskar, Babak Matinpour, Sudipto Chakraborty
Place of Publication Hoboken, New Jersey
Date of Publication c2004
Publisher Wiley-Interscience

This book includes architectures by Babak Matinpour and Joy Laskar. It describes the actual implementation of receiver architectures from the initial design to an IC based product. It presents many tricks of the trade not usually covered in textbooks. It covers a range of practical issues including semiconductor technology selection, cost versus performance, yield, packaging, prototype development, testing, and analysis. It also discusses architectures that are employed in modern broadband wireless systems.


RF MEMS : theory, design, and technology

Donated by: Nikholas Toledo

Author Gabriel M. Rebeiz
Place of Publication Hoboken, New Jersery
Date of Publication 2003
Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc.,

Ultrasmall Radio Frequency and Micro-wave Microelectromechanical systems (RF MEMs), such as switches, varactors, and phase shifters, exhibit nearly zero power consumption or loss. For this reason, they are being developed intensively by corporations worldwide for use in telecommunications equipment. This book acquaints readers with the basics of RF MEMs and describes how to design practical circuits and devices with them. The author, an acknowledged expert in the field, presents a range of real-world applications and shares many valuable tricks of the trade.


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CIRCULATION BOOKS


Advanced fibre-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites for structural applications

Recommending faculty: Ms. Jill Manapat

Editor Jiping Bai
Place of Publication Cambridge, UK
Date of Publication 2013
Publisher Woodhead Publishing

Advanced fibre-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites have become essential materials for the building of new structures and for the repair of existing infrastructure. Advanced fibre-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites for structural applications provides an overview of different advanced FRP composites and the use of these materials in a variety of application areas.

Part one introduces materials used in the creation of advanced FRP composites including polyester, vinylester and epoxy resins. Part two goes on to explore the processing and fabrication of advanced FRP composites and includes chapters on prepreg processing and filament winding processes. Part three highlights properties of advanced FRP composites and explores how performance can be managed and tested. Applications of advanced FRP composites, including bridge engineering, pipe rehabilitation in the oil and gas industry and sustainable energy production, are discussed in part four.

With its distinguished editor and international team of expert contributors, Advanced fibre-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites for structural applications is a technical resource for researchers and engineers using advanced FRP composites, as well as professionals requiring an understanding of the production and properties of advanced FRP composites, and academics interested in this field.

  • Provides an overview of different advanced FRP composites and the use of these materials in a variety of application areas
  • Introduces materials used in the creation of advanced FRP composites including polyester, vinylester and epoxy resins
  • Explores the processing and fabrication of advanced FRP composites and includes chapters on prepreg processing and filament winding processes

The effect of long term thermal exposure on plastics and elastomers

Recommending faculty: Myra Ruth Poblete

Author Laurence W. McKeen
Place of Publication Amsterdam
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher Elsevier

This reference guide brings together a wide range of essential data on the effect of long term thermal exposure on plastics and elastomers, enabling engineers to make optimal material choices and design decisions. The data is supported by explanations of how to make use of the data in real-world engineering contexts.

High heat environments are common in automotive, oil and gas, household appliances, coatings, space and aeronautics and many more end uses. As a result, thermal stability data are critically important to engineers designing parts particularly that replace metals, work that is common today as they look for ways to reduce weight. The data tables in this book enable engineers and scientists to select the right materials for a given product or application across a wide range of sectors.

Several polymer classes are covered, including polyolefins, polyamides, polyesters, elastomers, fluoropolymers, biodegradable plastics and more, saving readers the need to contact suppliers. The book also includes introductory sections to provide background on plastic/polymer chemistry and formulation and plastic testing methods, providing the knowledge required to make best use of the data.

  • Essential data and practical guidance for engineers and scientists working with plastics for use in high temperature environments
  • Includes introductory chapters on polymer chemistry and its effect on thermal stability, providing the underpinning knowledge required to utilize the data
  • Covers a wide range of commercial polymer classes, saving readers the need to contact suppliers

Nanomaterials in tissue engineering : fabrication and applications

Recommending faculty: Prof. Michael Leo dela Cruz

Editors A.K. Gaharwar [and three others]
Place of Publication Cambridge, UK
Date of Publication 2013
Publisher Woodhead Publishing

Nanomaterial technologies can be used to fabricate high-performance biomaterials with tailored physical, chemical, and biological properties. They are therefore an area of interest for emerging biomedical technologies such as scaffolding, tissue regeneration, and controlled drug delivery. Nanomaterials in tissue engineering explores the fabrication of a variety of nanomaterials and the use of these materials across a range of tissue engineering applications.

Part one focuses on the fabrication of nanomaterials for tissue engineering applications and includes chapters on engineering nanoporous biomaterials, layer-by-layer self-assembly techniques for nanostructured devices, and the synthesis of carbon based nanomaterials. Part two goes on to highlight the application of nanomaterials in soft tissue engineering and includes chapters on cardiac, neural, and cartilage tissue engineering. Finally, the use of nanomaterials in hard tissue engineering applications, including bone, dental and craniofacial tissue engineering is discussed in part three.

Nanomaterials in tissue engineering is a standard reference for researchers and tissue engineers with an interest in nanomaterials, laboratories investigating biomaterials, and academics interested in materials science, chemical engineering, biomedical engineering and biological sciences.

  • Explores the fabrication of a variety of nanomaterials and their use across a range of tissue engineering applications
  • Examines engineering nanoporous biomaterials, layer-by-layer self-assembly techniques for nanostructured devices, and the synthesis of carbon based nanomaterials
  • Highlights the application of nanomaterials in soft tissue engineering and includes chapters on cardiac, neural, and cartilage tissue engineering

Informatics for materials science and engineering : data-driven discovery for accelerated experimentation and application

Recommending faculty: Mr. Audric Zuriel Cruz

Editor Krishna Rajan
Place of Publication Amsterdam
Date of Publication 2013
Publisher Elsevier

Materials informatics: a ‘hot topic’ area in materials science, aims to combine traditionally bio-led informatics with computational methodologies, supporting more efficient research by identifying strategies for time- and cost-effective analysis.

The discovery and maturation of new materials has been outpaced by the thicket of data created by new combinatorial and high throughput analytical techniques. The elaboration of this “quantitative avalanche”-and the resulting complex, multi-factor analyses required to understand it-means that interest, investment, and research are revisiting informatics approaches as a solution.

This work, from Krishna Rajan, the leading expert of the informatics approach to materials, seeks to break down the barriers between data management, quality standards, data mining, exchange, and storage and analysis, as a means of accelerating scientific research in materials science.

This solutions-based reference synthesizes foundational physical, statistical, and mathematical content with emerging experimental and real-world applications, for interdisciplinary researchers and those new to the field.

  • Identifies and analyzes interdisciplinary strategies (including combinatorial and high throughput approaches) that accelerate materials development cycle times and reduces associated costs
  • Mathematical and computational analysis aids formulation of new structure-property correlations among large, heterogeneous, and distributed data sets
  • Practical examples, computational tools, and software analysis benefits rapid identification of critical data and analysis of theoretical needs for future problems

Environmentally friendly polymer nanocomposites : types, processing and properties

Recommending faculty: Ms. Jill Manapat

Author Suprakas Sinha Ray
Place of Publication Cambridge, UK
Date of Publication 2013
Publisher Woodhead Publishing

Concerns about global warming and the depletion of oil reserves have led to significant research into more sustainable composite materials made from natural materials. Recently, research has focussed on the development of nanoscale reinforcements for this new group of composites, significantly improving and extending their range of desirable properties. Environmentally friendly polymer nanocomposites summarises this wealth of research and its practical implications.

After an introduction to the subject, part one looks at matrix and reinforcement materials as well as their characterisation. Part two reviews key properties such as tensile and dynamic mechanical properties and thermal stability. It also considers issues such as barrier properties, biodegradability, rheology, electrical and thermal conductivity. The book concludes by reviewing potential applications.

This book is ideal for polymer and material scientists, researchers and engineers. It will also help industrial researchers and R&D managers who want to bring advanced eco-friendly polymer composite-based products into the market.

  • Summarises the practical implications of the development of nanoscale reinforcements for sustainable composite materials made from natural materials
  • Examines matrix and reinforcement materials and their characterisation and reviews key properties such as tensile and dynamic mechanical properties
  • Considers barrier properties, biodegradability, rheology, electrical and thermal conductivity and potential applications

Residual stresses in composite materials

Recommending faculty: Ms. Jill Manapat

Editor Mahmood M. Shokrieh
Place of Publication Cambridge, UK
Date of Publication 2014
Publisher Woodhead Publishing

Residual stresses are a common phenomenon in composite materials. They can either add to or significantly reduce material strength. Because of the increasing demand for high-strength, light-weight materials such as composites and their wide range of applications in the aerospace and automotive industries, in civil infrastructure and in sporting applications, it is critical that the residual stresses of composite materials are understood and measured correctly.

The first part of this important book reviews destructive and non-destructive testing (NDT) techniques for measuring residual stresses. Various mathematical (analytical and numerical) methods for calculation of residual stresses in composite materials are also presented. Chapters in the first section of the book discuss the simulated hole drilling method, the slitting/crack compliance method, measuring residual stresses in homogeneous and composite glass materials using photoelastic techniques, and modeling residual stresses in composite materials. The second part of the book discusses residual stresses in polymer matrix, metal-matrix and a range of other types of composites. Moreover, the addition of nanoparticles to the matrix of polymeric composites as a new technique for reduction of residual stresses is discussed.

Residual stresses in composite materials provides a comprehensive overview of this important topic, and is an invaluable reference text for both academics and professionals working in the mechanical engineering, civil engineering, aerospace, automotive, marine and sporting industries.

  • Reviews destructive and non-destructive testing (NDT) techniques for measuring residual stresses
  • Discusses residual stresses in polymer matrix, metal-matrix and other types of composite
  • Considers the addition of nanoparticles to the matrix of polymeric composites as a new technique for reduction of residual stresses

Plastics in medical devices : properties, requirements, and applications, Second edition

Recommending faculty: Prof. Myra Ruth Poblete

Author Vinny R. Sastri
Place of Publication Amsterdam
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher Elsevier

Plastics in Medical Devices is a comprehensive overview of the main types of plastics used in medical device applications. It focuses on the applications and properties that are most important in medical device design, such as chemical resistance, sterilization capability and biocompatibility. The roles of additives, stabilizers, and fillers as well as the synthesis and production of polymers are covered and backed up with a wealth of data tables.

Since the first edition the rate of advancement of materials technology has been constantly increasing. In the new edition Dr. Sastri not only provides a thorough update of the first edition chapters with new information regarding new plastic materials, applications and new requirements, but also adds two chapters – one on market and regulatory aspects and supplier controls, and one on process validation. Both chapters meet an urgent need in the industry and make the book an all-encompassing reference not found anywhere else.

  • Comprehensive coverage of uses of polymers for medical devices.
  • Unique coverage of medical device regulatory aspects, supplier control and process validation.
  • Invaluable guide for engineers, scientists and managers involved in the development and marketing of medical devices and materials for use in medical devices.

Modern physical metallurgy, Eighth edition

Recommending faculty: Mr. Karlo Leandro Baladad

Authors R .E. Smallman, A. H. W. Ngan
Place of Publication Oxford, UK
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher Elsevier

Modern Physical Metallurgy describes, in a very readable form, the fundamental principles of physical metallurgy and the basic techniques for assessing microstructure. This book enables you to understand the properties and applications of metals and alloys at a deeper level than that provided in an introductory materials course.

The eighth edition of this classic text has been updated to provide a balanced coverage of properties, characterization, phase transformations, crystal structure, and corrosion not available in other texts, and includes updated illustrations along with extensive new real-world examples and homework problems.

  • Renowned coverage of metals and alloys from one of the world’s leading metallurgy educators
  • Covers new materials characterization techniques, including scanning tunneling microscopy (STM), atomic force microscopy (AFM), and nanoindentation
  • Provides the most thorough coverage of characterization, mechanical properties, surface engineering and corrosion of any textbook in its field
  • Includes new worked examples with real-world applications, case studies, extensive homework exercises, and a full online solutions manual and image bank.

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