Aug 29

RESERVE BOOKS


Open pit mine planning & design, Revised and extended 3rd edition (2 volumes)

Recommending faculty: Prof. Karlo Baladad

Authors William Hustrulid, Mark Kuchta, R. Martin
Place of Publication Leiden, The Netherlands
Date of Publication 2013
Publisher CRC Press/Balkema

Building on the success of its 2006 predecessor, this 3rd edition of Open Pit Mine Planning and Design has been both updated and extended, ensuring that it remains the most complete and authoritative account of modern open pit mining available. Five new chapters on unit operations have been added, the revenues and costs chapter has been substantially revised and updated, and the references have been brought fully up to date. In addition, the pack now also includes a fully working version of the MicroMODEL mine planning software package.

Volume 1 deals with the fundamental concepts involved in the planning and design of open pit mines. Subjects covered are mine planning, mining revenues and costs, orebody description, geometrical considerations, pit limits, production planning, mineral resources and ore reserves, responsible mining, rock blasting, rotary drilling, shovel loading, haulage trucks and machine availability and utilization.

Volume 2 includes CSMine and MicroMODEL, user-friendly mine planning and design software packages developed specifically to illustrate the practical application of the involved principles. It also comprises the CSMine and MicroMODEL tutorials and user’s manuals and eight orebody case examples, including drillhole data sets for performing a complete open pit mine evaluation.

Open Pit Mine Planning and Design is an excellent textbook for courses in surface mine design, open pit design, geological and excavation engineering, and in advanced open pit mine planning and design. The principles described apply worldwide. In addition, the work can be used as a practical reference by professionals. The step-by-step approach to mine design and planning offers a fast-path approach to the material for both undergraduate and graduate students. The outstanding software guides the student through the planning and design steps, and the eight drillhole data sets allow the student to practice the described principles on different mining properties (three copper properties, three iron properties and two gold properties). The well-written text, the large number of illustrative examples and case studies, the included software, the review questions and exercises and the reference lists included at the end of each chapter provide the student with all the material needed to effectively learn the theory and application of open pit mine planning and design. is also included.


CIRCULATION BOOKS


Materials : engineering, science, processing and design, Third edition

Recommending faculty: Dr. Meliton Ordillas, Jr.

Authors Mike Ashby, Hugh Shercliff, and David Cebon
Place of Publication Oxford, UK
Date of Publication 2014
Publisher Elsevier Butterworth-Heinemann

Materials: Engineering, Science, Processing and Design-winner of a 2014 Textbook Excellence Award (Texty) from The Text and Academic Authors Association-is the ultimate materials engineering text and resource for students developing skills and understanding of materials properties and selection for engineering applications. Written by world-class authors, it takes a unique design led-approach that is broader in scope than other texts, thereby meeting the curriculum needs of a wide variety of courses in the materials and design field, from introduction to materials science and engineering to engineering materials, materials selection and processing, and materials in design. This new edition retains its design-led focus and strong emphasis on visual communication while expanding its treatment of crystallography and phase diagrams and transformations to fully meet the needs of instructors teaching a first-year course in materials. The book is fully linked with the leading materials software package used in over 600 academic institutions worldwide as well as numerous government and commercial engineering departments. * Winner of a 2014 Texty Award from the Text and Academic Authors Association* Design-led approach motivates and engages students in the study of materials science and engineering through real-life case studies and illustrative applications* Highly visual full color graphics facilitate understanding of materials concepts and properties* Chapters on materials selection and design are integrated with chapters on materials fundamentals, enabling students to see how specific fundamentals can be important to the design process* Available solutions manual, lecture slides, online image bank and materials selection charts for use in class handouts or lecture presentations* Links with the Cambridge Engineering Selector (CES EduPack), the powerful materials selection software


Mining of mineral deposits

Recommending faculty: Prof. Karlo Leandro Baladad

Editors Genadiy Pivnyak [and three others]
Place of Publication Leiden, The Netherlands
Date of Publication [2013]
Publisher CRC Press/Balkema

In the last decades coal production capacity has increased rapidly and its quality, power and the reliability of equipment has steadily improved. Moreover, stability of production processes can be controlled better. In connection with that, unification of scientific schools focusing on “Mining of deposits” is an integral trend from the viewpoint of technical and technological policy.

This collection of papers represents the scientific and technical achievements with regard to mineral deposits mining intensification based on effective use of modern techniques and technologies. Also, specific attention is paid to progressive and innovational technologies in the coal industry of leading countries.

Widening the range of mining-geological conditions under which drivage and maintenance of mining activities are carried out, requires application of new constructive decisions. Hence, this collection of papers is focusing on the following topics: results of new equipment introduction; experiments on mutual interaction of roof support elements, protective construction and near-the-contour rock massif; analytical and calculation methods of geomechanical tasks solution; development of gas hydrates and technologies of underground coal gasification; studies on environment protection; economic aspects; management and marketing in mining production, and other important aspects of mineral deposits exploitation.


Metal failures : mechanisms, analysis, prevention, Second edition

Recommending faculty: Prof. Karlo Baladad

Author Arthur J. McEvily
Place of Publication Hoboken, New Jersey
Date of Publication [2013]
Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

One of the only texts available to cover not only how failure occurs but also examine methods developed to expose the reasons for failure, Metal Failures has long been considered the most definitive and authoritative resources in metallurgical failure analysis. Now in a completely revised edition, this Second Edition features updates of all chapters plus new coverage of elastic behavior and plastic deformation, localized necking, the phenomenological aspects of fatigue, fatigue crack propagation, alloys and coatings, tensors and tensor notations, and much more.


Engineering communication

Recommending faculty: Prof. Myra Ruth Poblete

Authors Charles W. Knisely, Karin I. Knisely
Place of Publication Stamford, CT
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher Cengage Learning

A practical how-to book, ENGINEERING COMMUNICATION is more than a guidebook for creating clear, accurate and engaging communication — it is a complete teaching tool that includes the use of technology to produce dynamic written, oral, and visual communication. There are numerous complete examples, many taken directly from either student or business samples. It also asks students to critically examine the goals and methods of engineering communication. Written with step-by-step instruction on how to create both written and oral communication, the pedagogy includes end-of-chapter exercises to give the students opportunity to use what they have learned, and for the instructor to assess student mastery.


Nanomaterials for electrochemical sensing and biosensing

Recommending faculty: Dr. Magdaleno Vasquez, Jr.

Editor Martin Pumera
Place of Publication Singapore
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher Pan Stanford Publishing

Nanotechnology brings new possibilities for the development of sensors, biosensors, and novel electrochemical bioassays. Nanoscale materials have been extensively used in a wide variety of configurations — as electrode surfaces to promote electrochemical reaction, as “wires” to enzymes connecting their redox centers to electrode surface, as nanobarcodes for biomolecules, or as tags to amplify the signal of a biorecognition event.

Nanomaterial-based electrochemical sensors have been used in many areas, including cancer diagnostics and the detection of infectious organisms. This book reviews important achievements in the field of nanomaterial-based electrochemical sensors and biosensors.


Engineering tribology, Fourth edition

Recommending faculty: Dr. Magdaleno Vasquez, Jr.

Authors Gwidon W. Stachowiak, Andrew W. Batchelor
Place of Publication Oxford, UK
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher Elsevier/Butterworth-Heinemann

Engineering Tribology, 4th Edition is an established introductory reference focusing on the key concepts and engineering implications of tribology. Taking an interdisciplinary view, the book brings together the relevant knowledge from different fields needed to achieve effective analysis and control of friction and wear.

Updated to cover recent advances in tribology, this new edition includes new sections on ionic and mesogenic lubricants, surface texturing, and multiscale characterization of 3D surfaces and coatings. Current trends in nanotribology are discussed, such as those relating to lubricants, coatings and composites, and geotribology is introduced.

Suitable as an introductory text, a refresher or an on-the-job reference, Engineering Tribology, 4th Edition is intended for final year undergraduate and postgraduate students in mechanical engineering as well as professional engineers. It is also relevant to those working in materials engineering, applied chemistry, physics and bioengineering.

  • Offers a comprehensive overview of the mechanisms of wear, lubrication and friction in an accessible manner designed to aid novice engineers, non-specialists and students
  • Provides a reader-friendly approach to the subject using illustrations to break down the typically complex problems associated with tribology
  • Includes end-of-chapter problems to test understanding

Introduction to research in education, Edition 9, International edition

Recommending faculty: Prof. Astrid Ayla Liberato

Authors Donald Ary [and three others]
Place of Publication Australia
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher Wadsworth Cengage Learning

Become a more competent consumer and producer of research with INTRODUCTION TO RESEARCH IN EDUCATION, 9th Edition! Known for its exceptionally clear writing style and comprehensive coverage, this research methods guide helps you master the basic competencies necessary to understand and evaluate the research of others. The authors familiarize you with common research problems in a step-by-step manner through examples that clarify complex concepts, supported by strong end-of-chapter exercises. This book is a must-read for anyone planning to conduct research or interpret the research of others. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac.


Managing projects : a team-based approach

Recommending faculty: Prof. John Kenneth Cruz

Authors Karen B. Brown, Nancy Lea Hyer
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher McGraw-Hill

Students today are likely to be assigned to project teams or to be project managers almost immediately in their first job. “Managing Projects: A Team-Based Approach” was written for a wide range of stakeholders, including project managers, project team members, support personnel, functional mangers who provide resources for projects, project customers (and customer representatives), project sponsors, project subcontractors, and anyone who plays a role in the project delivery process. The need for project management is on the rise as product life cycles compress, demand for IT systems increases, and business takes on an increasingly global character. This book adds to the project management knowledge base in a way that fills an unmet need – it shows how teams can apply many of the standard project management tools, as well as several tools that are relatively new to the field. “Managing Projects: A Team-Based Approach” offers the academic rigor found in most textbooks along with the practical attributes often found more often in trade/professional publications.


They snooze, you lose : the educator’s guide to successful presentations

Recommending faculty: Prof. John Kenneth Cruz

Author Lynell Burmark
Place of Publication San Francisco, CA
Date of Publication [2011]
Publisher Jossey-Bass

Presentation skills that that will captivate your audience every time In today’s increasingly visual world, the art of giving presentations is a much-needed talent. They Snooze, You Lose, provides a comprehensive guide made especially for teachers and administrators who want to become presentation “stars” in their classrooms, at board meetings, or any time they are in front of an audience * Describes how to apply the author’s proven CHIMES2 elements: Connections, Humor, Images, Music, Emotion, Stories, and Senses * Contains a bonus DVD with premade slides, a study guide, and reproducible images * Burmark is the author of the best-selling book Visual Literacy: Learn to See, See to Learn * Includes key sections on the best ways to integrate technology into your presentations New and seasoned educators alike will benefit from this fun and easy-to-read guide on building essential presentation skills.


Cambridge handbook of engineering education research

Recommending faculty: Prof. Astrid Ayla Liberato

Editors Aditya Johri, Barbara M. Olds
Place of Publication New York, NY
Date of Publication 2014
Publisher Cambridge University Press

The Cambridge Handbook of Engineering Education Research is the critical reference source for the growing field of engineering education research, featuring the work of world luminaries writing to define and inform this emerging field. Since a landmark issue of the Journal of Engineering Education in 2005, in which senior scholars argued for a stronger theoretical and empirically driven agenda, engineering education has quickly emerged as a research-driven field with an increasing quality and quantity of both theoretical and empirical work that draws on many social science disciplines, disciplinary engineering knowledge, and computing. The Handbook draws extensively on contemporary research in the learning sciences, examining how technology affects learners and learning environments, and the role of social context in learning. The Handbook is organized into six parts and thirty-seven chapters based on the research agenda from a series of interdisciplinary colloquia funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation and published in the Journal of Engineering Education in October 2006.


Essentials of contemporary management, Fifth edition, International student edition

Recommending faculty: Prof. John Kenneth Cruz

Authors Gareth R. Jones, Jennifer M. George
Place of Publication New York, NY
Date of Publication [2013]
Publisher McGraw-Hill/Irwin

Jones/George, “Essentials of Contemporary Management” is the concise edition of the market bestselling textbook by the same author team. Jones and George are dedicated to the challenge of “Making It Real” for students. The authors present management in a way that makes its relevance obvious even to students who might lack exposure to a “real-life” management context. This is accomplished through a diverse set of examples, and the unique, and most popular feature of the text, the “Manager as a Person” Chapter 2. This chapter discusses managers as real people with their own personalities, strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and problems and this theme is carried through the remaining chapters. This text also discusses the importance of management competencies – the specific set of skills, abilities, and experiences that gives one manager the ability to perform at a higher level than another in a specific context. The themes of diversity, ethics, globalization, and information technology are integrated throughout.


Management fundamentals : concepts, applications, skill development, 5th edition, International edition

Recommending faculty: Prof. John Kenneth Cruz

Author Robert N. Lussier
Place of Publication Australia
Date of Publication [2012]
Publisher South-Western, Cengage Learning

Using a three-pronged approach of concepts, applications, and skill development, “Management Fundamentals: Concepts, Applications, Skill Development, International Edition” gives students a solid foundation of management concepts and skills they can use in the workplace. Through a variety of thought-provoking applications, Lussier challenges students to think critically and apply concepts to their own experiences. Proven skill-building exercises, behavioral models, self-assessments, and group exercises throughout the text help students realize their managerial potential. The 14-chapter format is comprehensive enough for a one-term course, yet flexible enough to allow for additional readings, activities, or discussions.


Cite them right : the essential referencing guide, 8th edition

Recommending faculty: Prof. John Kenneth Cruz

Authors Richard Pears, Graham Shields
Place of Publication Hampshire [UK]
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan

This book is renowned as the most comprehensive yet easy-to-use guide to referencing available. Tutors rely on the advice to guide their students in the skills of identifying and referencing information sources and avoiding plagiarism. This new edition has new and expanded content, especially in relation to latest electronic sources.


The Challenge of effective speaking : in a digital age, 16th edition

Recommending faculty: Prof. John Kenneth Cruz

Authors Rudolph F. Verderber, Deanna D. Sellnow, Kathleen S. Verderber
Place of Publication Stamford, CT
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher Cengage Learning

All the skills you need to know to become a confident speaker and conquer speaking anxiety are thoroughly covered in THE CHALLENGE OF EFFECTIVE SPEAKING IN A DIGITAL AGE, 16E. A pioneer in the field, this best seller guides you through six key Speech Planning Action Steps: topic selection, audience analysis and adaptation, effective research (including appropriate use of Internet resources), organization (with an emphasis on outlining), presentational aids (and how to avoid succumbing to “death by PowerPoint”), and language and delivery. The new edition also includes many online tools, such as videos of student speeches accompanied by Interactive Video Activities that help develop and strengthen public speaking skills. Grounded in the latest research, this new edition is an exceptional resource for creating and delivering speeches.


Aug 28

CIRCULATION BOOKS


Electric power distribution handbook, Second edition

Recommending faculty: Michael Angelo Pedrasa

Author T.A. Short
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher CRC Press

Of the “big three” components of electrical infrastructure, distribution typically gets the least attention. In fact, a thorough, up-to-date treatment of the subject hasn’t been published in years, yet deregulation and technical changes have increased the need for better information. Filling this void, the Electric Power Distribution Handbook delivers comprehensive, cutting-edge coverage of the electrical aspects of power distribution systems. The first few chapters of this pragmatic guidebook focus on equipment-oriented information and applications such as choosing transformer connections, sizing and placing capacitors, and setting regulators. The middle portion discusses reliability and power quality, while the end tackles lightning protection, grounding, and safety.

The Second Edition of this CHOICE Award winner features:

  • 1 new chapter on overhead line performance and 14 fully revised chapters incorporating updates from several EPRI projects
  • New sections on voltage optimization, arc flash, and contact voltage
  • Full-color illustrations throughout, plus fresh bibliographic references, tables, graphs, methods, and statistics
  • Updates on conductor burndown, fault location, reliability programs, tree contacts, automation, and grounding and personnel protection
  • Access to an author-maintained support website, distribution handbook.com, with problems sets, resources, and online apps

An unparalleled source of tips and solutions for improving performance, the Electric Power Distribution Handbook, Second Edition provides power and utility engineers with the technical information and practical tools they need to understand the applied science of distribution.


Guide to wireless communications, Third edition

Recommending faculty: Prof. Patth Rick Ramirez

Author Jorge L. Olenewa
Place of Publication Boston, MA
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher Course Technology, Cengage Learning

GUIDE TO WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS, 3rd Edition is designed for an entry level course in wireless data communications. The text covers the fundamentals wireless communications and provides an overview of protocols, transmission methods, and IEEE standards. GUIDE TO WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS, 3rd Edition examines the broad range of wireless communications technologies available beginning with the basics of radio frequency and wireless data transmission and progressing to the protocols and mechanisms that every wirless network technician should understand. Key topics cover several technologies for Wireless Personal Area Networks (WPANs), Wireless Local Area Networks (WLANs), Wireless Metropolitan Area Networks (WMANs), and Wireless Wide Area Networks (WWANs) giving an overview of the most current cellular and satellite communications.


Tesla : inventor of the electrical age

Recommending faculty: Dr. Jordan Rel Orillaza

Author W. Bernard Carlson
Place of Publication Princeton, New Jersey
Date of Publication [2013]
Publisher Princeton University Press

Nikola Tesla was a major contributor to the electrical revolution that transformed daily life at the turn of the twentieth century. His inventions, patents, and theoretical work formed the basis of modern AC electricity, and contributed to the development of radio and television. Like his competitor Thomas Edison, Tesla was one of America’s first celebrity scientists, enjoying the company of New York high society and dazzling the likes of Mark Twain with his electrical demonstrations. An astute self-promoter and gifted showman, he cultivated a public image of the eccentric genius. Even at the end of his life when he was living in poverty, Tesla still attracted reporters to his annual birthday interview, regaling them with claims that he had invented a particle-beam weapon capable of bringing down enemy aircraft.

Plenty of biographies glamorize Tesla and his eccentricities, but until now none has carefully examined what, how, and why he invented. In this groundbreaking book, W. Bernard Carlson demystifies the legendary inventor, placing him within the cultural and technological context of his time, and focusing on his inventions themselves as well as the creation and maintenance of his celebrity. Drawing on original documents from Tesla’s private and public life, Carlson shows how he was an “idealist” inventor who sought the perfect experimental realization of a great idea or principle, and who skillfully sold his inventions to the public through mythmaking and illusion.

This major biography sheds new light on Tesla’s visionary approach to invention and the business strategies behind his most important technological breakthroughs.


Fiber optic communications : fundamentals and applications

Recommending faculty: Dr. Edwin Umali

Authors Shiva Kumar and M. Jamal Deen
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Date of Publication 2014
Publisher Wiley

Fiber-optic communication systems have advanced dramaticallyover the last four decades, since the era of copper cables,resulting in low-cost and high-bandwidth transmission. Fiber opticsis now the backbone of the internet and long-distancetelecommunication. Without it we would not enjoy the benefits ofhigh-speed internet, or low-rate international telephone calls.

This book introduces the basic concepts of fiber-optic communication in a pedagogical way. The important mathematical results are derived by first principles rather than citing research articles. In addition, physical interpretations and real-world analogies are provided to help students grasp the fundamental concepts.

Key Features: * Lucid explanation of key topics such as fibers, lasers, and photo detectors. * Includes recent developments such as coherent communication and digital signal processing. * Comprehensive treatment of fiber nonlinear transmission. * Worked examples, exercises, and answers. * Accompanying website with PowerPoint slides and numerical experiments in MATLAB.

Intended primarily for senior undergraduates and graduates studying fiber-optic communications, the book is also suitable as a professional resource for researchers working in the field of fiber-optic communications.


Hydroxyapatite coatings for biomedical applications

Recommending faculty: Prof. Astrid Ayla Liberato

Editor Sam Zhang
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication [2013]
Publisher CRC Press

Hydroxyapatite coatings are of great importance in the biological and biomedical coatings fields, especially in the current era of nanotechnology and bioapplications. With a bonelike structure that promotes osseointegration, hydroxyapatite coating can be applied to otherwise bioinactive implants to make their surface bioactive, thus achieving faster healing and recovery. In addition to applications in orthopedic and dental implants, this coating can also be used in drug delivery. Hydroxyapatite Coatings for Biomedical Applications explores developments in the processing and property characterization and applications of hydroxyapatite to provide timely information for active researchers and newcomers alike.

In eight carefully reviewed chapters, hydroxyapatite experts from the United States, Japan, Singapore, and China present the latest on topics ranging from deposition processes to biomedical applications in implants and drug delivery.

This book discusses:

  • Magnetron sputtering and electrochemical deposition
  • The modification of hydroxyapatite properties by sol–gel deposition to incorporate other elements found in natural bones, such as zinc, magnesium, and fluorine
  • The use of pure hydroxyapatite in drug delivery applications
  • The growth or self-assembly of hydroxyapatite on shape memory alloy
  • Hydroxyapatite composite coatings—with carbon nanotubes, titanium dioxide (TiO2), and others—on the titanium alloy

Offering valuable insights and a wealth of data, including numerous tables and figures, this is a rich source of information for research on hydroxyapatite coatings. Each chapter also covers material that provides an accessible stepping stone for those who are new to the field.


The Engineering of human joint replacements

Recommending faculty: Prof. Astrid Ayla Liberato

Author J.A. McGeough
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Date of Publication 2013
Publisher Wiley

Since the major pioneering of joint replacement surgery more than fifty years ago, much research and progress has been made in the field of arthroplasty with new insights into better materials, types of cement and bone-cell compatible coatings, and a better understanding of the causes of implant failure. With an increasingly ageing population the requirement for arthroplastic surgery is manifest; over 800,000 hips worldwide are replaced each year, and replacement surgery is performed for almost every joint of the body.

The Engineering of Human Joint Replacements covers the design, engineering, production and manufacture of human joint replacements, as well as associated engineering concerns such as surface coatings, orthopedic bone cement, the causes and effects of wear and tear, and rapid prototyping for clinical evaluation. Materials evaluation and selection is discussed, as well as production processes and insertion methods. The author provides an overview of skeletal anatomy and the effects of pain and deterioration in order to put the engineering principles into a medical context. Examples of joint replacements for the most common regions of the body are included, and aspects of clinical studies of these cases are discussed.

Key Features:

Provides an overview of the engineering materials and processes involved in the manufacture of human joint replacements Sets the scene for engineers and clinicians embarking on research into joint replacements Includes clinical and industrial examples and points the way to future developments Provides information on medical device companies with an engineering guide to the requirements for joint replacement.

The Engineering of Human Joint Replacements bridges the divide between engineering and orthopaedic surgery, offering an introductory text to young engineers entering the field, as well as a reference for medical staff who will benefit from an understanding of the materials and methods used in their design, engineering and manufacture.


Green biosynthesis of nanoparticles : mechanisms and applications

Recommending faculty: Prof. Astrid Ayla Liberato

Editors Mahendra Rai, Clemens Posten
Place of Publication Wallingford, Oxfordshire, UK
Date of Publication [2013]
Publisher CABI

There are physical and chemical methods of synthesis of nanomaterials. But due to the damage caused by these methods to the environment there is a pressing need of green nanotechnology, which is a clean and eco-friendly technology for the development of nanomaterials. The present book includes green synthesis of nanoparticles by algae, diatoms and plants. The mechanism behind the synthesis of nanoparticles will also be discussed.

The book willbe a valuable resource for students, researchers and teachers of biology, chemistry, chemical technology, nanotechnology, microbial technology and those who are interested in green nanotechnology.


Biomimetics : advancing nanobiomaterials and tissue engineering

Recommending faculty: Prof. Astrid Ayla Liberato

Editors Murugan Ramalingam [and four others]
Place of Publication Hoboken, New Jersey
Date of Publication [2013]
Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

This book compiles all aspects of biomimetics from fundamental principles to current technological advances and their future trends in the development of nanoscale biomaterials and tissue engineering. The scope of this book is principally confined to biologically-inspired design of materials and systems for the development of next generation nanobiomaterials and tissue engineering. The book addresses the state-of-the-art of research progress in the applications of the principles, processes, and techniques of biomimetics. The prospective outcomes of current advancements and challenges in biomimetic approaches are also presented.


Nanostructured polymer blends

Recommending faculty: Prof. Astrid Ayla Liberato

Editors Sabu Thomas, Robert Shanks, Sarathchandran Chandrasekharakurup
Place of Publication Waltham, MA
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher William Andrew

Over 30% of commercial polymers are blends or alloys or one kind or another. Nanostructured blends offer the scientist or plastics engineer a new range of possibilities with characteristics including thermodynamic stablility; the potential to improve material transparency, creep and solvent resistance; the potential to simultaneously increase tensile strength and ductility; superior rheological properties; and relatively low cost.

Nanostructured Polymer Blends opens up immense structural possibilities via chemical and mechanical modifications that generate novel properties and functions and high-performance characteristics at a low cost. The emerging applications of these new materials cover a wide range of industry sectors, encompassing the coatings and adhesives industry, electronics, energy (photovoltaics), aerospace and medical devices (where polymer blends provide innovations in biocompatible materials).

This book explains the science of nanostructure formation and the nature of interphase formations, demystifies the design of nanostructured blends to achieve specific properties, and introduces the applications for this important new class of nanomaterial. All the key topics related to recent advances in blends are covered: IPNs, phase morphologies, composites and nanocomposites, nanostructure formation, the chemistry and structure of additives, etc.

Introduces the science and technology of nanostructured polymer blends – and the procedures involved in melt blending and chemical blending to produce new materials with specific performance characteristics

  • Unlocks the potential of nanostructured polymer blends for applications across sectors, including electronics, energy/photovoltaics, aerospace/automotive, and medical devices (biocompatible polymers)
  • Explains the performance benefits in areas including rheological properties, thermodynamic stablility, material transparency, solvent resistance, etc.

Biomaterials surface science

Recommending faculty: Prof. Astrid Ayla Liberato

Editors Andreas Taubert, Joao F. Mano, and J. Carlos Rodriguez-Cabello
Place of Publication Weinheim, Germany
Date of Publication [2013]
Publisher Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA

At the interface of biology, chemistry, and materials science, this book provides an overview of this vibrant research field, treating the seemingly distinct disciplines in a unified way by adopting the common viewpoint of surface science. The editors, themselves prolific researchers, have assembled here a team of top-notch international scientists who read like a “who’s who” of biomaterials science and engineering. They cover topics ranging from micro- and nanostructuring for imparting functionality in a top-down manner to the bottom-up fabrication of gradient surfaces by self-assembly, from interfaces between biomaterials and living matter to smart, stimuli-responsive surfaces, and from cell and surface mechanics to the elucidation of cell-chip interactions in biomedical devices. As a result, the book explains the complex interplay of cell behavior and the physics and materials science of artificial devices. Of equal interest to young, ambitious scientists as well as to experienced researchers.


Biomaterials science : an integrated clinical and engineering approach

Recommending faculty: Prof. Astrid Ayla Liberato

Editors Yitzhak Rosen, [Noel Elman]
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication [2012]
Publisher CRC Press

“This book is essential when designing, developing and studying biomedical materials.… provides an excellent review―from a patient, disease, and even genetic point of view―of materials engineering for the biomedical field. … This well presented book strongly insists on how the materials can influence patients’ needs, the ultimate drive for biomedical engineering. …[presents an] Interesting and innovative review from a patient focus perspective―the book emphasizes the importance of the patients, which is not often covered in other biomedical material’s books.”

―Fanny Raisin-Dadre, BioInteractions Ltd., Berkshire, England

Going far beyond the coverage in most standard books on the subject, Biomaterials Science: An Integrated Clinical and Engineering Approach offers a solid overview of the use of biomaterials in medical devices, drug delivery, and tissue engineering.

Combining discussion of materials science and engineering perspectives with clinical aspects, this book emphasizes integration of clinical and engineering approaches. In particular, it explores various applications of biomaterials in fields including tissue engineering, neurosurgery, hemocompatibility, BioMEMS, nanoparticle-based drug delivery, dental implants, and obstetrics/gynecology.

The book engages those engineers and physicians who are applying biomaterials at various levels to:

  • Increase the rate of successful deployment of biomaterials in humans
  • Lower the side-effects of such a deployment in humans
  • Accumulate knowledge and experience for improving current methodologies
  • Incorporate information and understanding relevant to future challenges, such as permanent artificial organ transplants

Using a variety of contributors from both the clinical and engineering sides of the fields mentioned above, this book stands apart by emphasizing a need for the often lacking approach that integrates these two equally important aspects.


Carraher’s polymer chemistry

Recommending faculty: Prof. Jerilene Medrano

Author Charles E. Carraher, Jr.
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher CRC Press

Most of the advancements in communication, computers, medicine, and air and water purity are linked to macromolecules and a fundamental understanding of the principles that govern their behavior. These fundamentals are explored in Carraher’s Polymer Chemistry, Ninth Edition. Continuing the tradition of previous volumes, the latest edition provides a well-rounded presentation of the principles and applications of polymers. With an emphasis on the environment and green chemistry and materials, this edition offers detailed coverage of natural and synthetic giant molecules, inorganic and organic polymers, biomacromolecules, elastomers, adhesives, coatings, fibers, plastics, blends, caulks, composites, and ceramics.

Using simple fundamentals, this book demonstrates how the basic principles of one polymer group can be applied to all of the other groups. It covers reactivities, synthesis and polymerization reactions, techniques for characterization and analysis, energy absorption and thermal conductivity, physical and optical properties, and practical applications. This edition includes updated techniques, new sections on a number of copolymers, expanded emphasis on nanotechnology and nanomaterials, and increased coverage of topics including carbon nanotubes, tapes and glues, photochemistry, and more.

With topics presented so students can understand polymer science even if certain parts of the text are skipped, this book is suitable as an undergraduate as well as an introductory graduate-level text. The author begins most chapters with theory followed by application, and generally addresses the most critical topics first. He provides all of the elements of an introductory text, covering synthesis, properties, applications, and characterization. This user-friendly book also contains definitions, learning objectives, questions, and additional reading in each chapter.


Composite materials and processing

Recommending faculty: Prof. Jill Manapat

Author M. Balasubramanian
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher CRC Press

Composite Materials and Processing provides the science and technology of processing several composites using different processing methods, and includes collective information on the processing of common and advanced composite materials. It also weighs the advantages and disadvantages of various processing methods. This book is suitable for materials scientists, and graduate students, as well as for practicing engineers in composite industries.

The book describes the basis for the performance of different reinforcements and matrix materials, highlights technological advancements, and significant points to consider in various processing methods. It dedicates an entire chapter to carbon-carbon composites, introducing the important properties and applications of various composites, and an additional chapter focuses exclusively on the processing of different nanocomposites.

  •  Offers up-to-date information on composite materials processing
  •  Contains material that is easy to read and understand
  •  Includes study questions and a bibliography in each chapter
  •  Provides simple laboratory experiments in the appendix

The author of Composite Materials and Processing takes into consideration that readers may have no prior knowledge about composite materials processing. He breaks down in layman’s terms in-depth information about what composites are, and how they work.


Chemistry of sustainable energy

Recommending faculty: Prof. John Kenneth Cruz

Author Nancy E. Carpenter
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher CRC Press

Understanding the chemistry underlying sustainable energy is central to any long-term solution to meeting our future energy needs. Chemistry of Sustainable Energy presents chemistry through the lens of several sustainable energy options, demonstrating the breadth and depth of research being carried out to address issues of sustainability and the global energy demand. The author, an organic chemist, reinforces fundamental principles of chemistry as they relate to renewable or sustainable energy generation throughout the book.

Written with a qualitative, structural bias, this survey text illustrates the increasingly interdisciplinary nature of chemistry research with examples from the literature to provide relevant snapshots of how solutions are developed, providing a broad foundation for further exploration. It examines those areas of energy conversion that show the most promise of achieving sustainability at this point, namely, wind power, fuel cells, solar photovoltaics, and biomass conversion processes. Next-generation nuclear power is addressed as well.

This book also covers topics related to energy and energy generation that are closely tied to understanding the chemistry of sustainable energy, including fossil fuels, thermodynamics, polymers, hydrogen generation and storage, and carbon capture. It offers readers a broad understanding of relevant fundamental chemical principles and in-depth exposure to creative and promising approaches to sustainable energy development.


Surfactants and interfacial phenomena, Fourth edition

Recommending faculty: Prof. Karlo Leandro Baladad

Authors Milton J. Rosen, Joy T. Kunjappu
Place of Publication Hoboken, New Jersey
Date of Publication [2012]
Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Now in its fourth edition, Surfactants and Interfacial Phenomena explains why and how surfactants operate in interfacial processes (such as foaming, wetting, emulsion formation and detergency), and shows the correlations between a surfactant’s chemical structure and its action.

Updated and revised to include more modern information, along with additional three chapters on Surfactants in Biology and Biotechnology, Nanotechnology and Surfactants, and Molecular Modeling with Surfactant Systems, this is the premier text on the properties and applications of surfactants.

This book provides an easy-to-read, user-friendly resource for industrial chemists and a text for classroom use, and is an unparalleled tool for understanding and applying the latest information on surfactants. Problems are included at the end of each chapter to enhance the reader s understanding, along with many tables of data that are not compiled elsewhere. Only the minimum mathematics is used in the explanation of topics to make it easy-to-understand and very user friendly.


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Air quality monitoring and control strategy

Recommending faculty:  Prof. Noriza Tibon (CE)

Author S.P. Singal
Place of Publication Oxford, U.K.
Date of Publication c2012
Publisher Alpha Science International

 

AIR QUALITY MONITORING AND CONTROL STRATEGY essentially deals with air quality and underlines a strategy to improve it. To this effect this volume describes briefly the problem of air pollution, impact of various pollutants present in the indoor/outdoor atmosphere on health, the various monitoring techniques/instruments and their practical use, instructions, precautions etc., control instrumentation and environment impact assessment. The answer to questions like the need for air quality monitoring, choice of monitoring location and parameters, averaging time and frequencies etc. has been provided along with the basic statistics required to work out certain statistical figures in air quality. The science of meteorology, an important subject that takes care of dispersion/dilution of air pollutants at a place, has been discussed briefly. A chapter on noise pollution, another vital air toxicant, has also been dealt with to a certain limit. Two case studies have been incorporated to elucidate the importance of EIA and the need to develop a strategy for management of ambient air quality. Revised new standards have also been included.

Contractor safety management

Recommending faculty:  Prof.  John Michael G. Constantino  (CE 123)

Editor Gregory William Smith
Place of Publication Boca Raton
Date of Publication c2014
Publisher CRC Press

Contractor safety management is often seen as nothing more than a subset of general safety management in that no special consideration needs to be given to understanding the difficulties of the contract environment. This leaves contractors endlessly juggling competing and sometimes contradictory demands made by the principal in the name of safety and health. Instead of managing the work in accordance with the contract and the agreed health and safety management plan, contractors find themselves having to cope with moveable, ever-changing expectations about the way that health and safety is supposed to be managed.

Contractor Safety Management explores how the contracting–principal relationship can influence safety outcomes and how a principal’s role in “overseeing” the safety performance of its contractors is different from managing safety in its own organization. It brings together perspectives from different disciplines including legal, health and safety management, operational, and contract and procurement management. The editor and chapter authors examine real-life cases, the issues that they present, and the way that safety management was handled.

By sharing lessons across disciplines, the book identifies critical issues in contractor safety management and raises awareness of its complexity and importance. It provides wide-ranging and comprehensive insight into the concerns confronting organizations, managers, and safety managers in contracting relationships. Offering guidance on how critical issues might be addressed, the book uses real-life cases to draw conclusions from successes and failures that can guide future contracting strategies for effectively controlling health and safety risks in a contracting environment.


Energy : its use and the environment, 5th ed.

Recommending faculty:  Prof. Louis Angelo Danao (ME)

Author Roger A. Hinrichs
Place of Publication Boston, MA
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher Brooks/Cole

 

What is the impact of such energy issues as global warming, radioactive waste, and municipal solid waste on the individual and society? “Energy: Its Uses And The Environment, 5/e, International Edition” answers these questions, emphasizing the physical principles behind energy and its effects on our environment, and explaining the basic physical principles behind the use of energy, including the study of mechanics, electricity and magnetism, thermodynamics, and atomic and nuclear physics. By placing energy issues within the context of everyday examples and asking you to define and support critical arguments, “Energy: Its Uses And The Environment, 5e, International Edition” offers a provocative approach to this crucial issue.

Renewable energy systems : the Earthscan expert guide to renewable energy technologies for home and business

Recommending faculty:  Prof. Louis Angelo Danao (EgyE)

Author Dilwyn Jenkins
Place of Publication Milton Park, Abingdon, OX
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher Routlege

This book is the long awaited guide for anyone interested in renewables at home or work. It sweeps away scores of common misconceptions while clearly illustrating the best in renewable and energy efficiency technologies. A fully illustrated guide to renewable energy for the home and small business, the book provides an expert overview of precisely which sustainable energy technologies are appropriate for wide-spread domestic and small business application. The sections on different renewable energy options provide detailed descriptions of each technology along with case studies, installation diagrams and colour photographs, showing precisely what is possible for the average household. The chapter on how to select the renewable technology most appropriate for ordinary homes and businesses summarizes this analysis in a neat and easy to use table and demonstrates with examples exactly how to assess your local renewable resources.

Renewable technologies covered include wood energy, wind power, solar photovoltaics, solar thermal, passive solar, geothermal and air-to-air heat pumps as well as water or hydro based energy systems – plus the all-important subject of energy efficiency. Whilst written to be accessible to a wide audience, the book is targeted at readers who are keen to work with renewable technologies, students, building engineers, architects, planners, householders and home-owners.


Sustainable energy

Recommending faculty:  Prof. Louis Angelo Danao (EgyE)

Author Richard A. Dunlap
Place of Publication Stamford, CT
Date of Publication 2015
Publisher Cengage Learning

SUSTAINABLE ENERGY focuses directly on energy related issues and includes a thorough treatment of all potentially viable energy sources. In most cases, individual chapters are devoted to each alternative energy approach. Although author Richard Dunlap covers past and current energy production methods, the text deals largely with future alternative energy strategies and follows the guidelines of ABET, the major engineering accreditation body. The book approaches these topics on a rigorous level — familiarity with the basic concepts of freshman Physics and Chemistry is needed. The book contains enough material for a typical one semester course. The end-of-chapter problems are predominantly quantitative in nature. However, most are not straight forward calculations based on substituting values from the chapter in to the appropriate formula. The problems are designed to require the students to analyze information, to make use of material from previous chapters, to correlate data from various sources (not only from the textbook itself but from library, internet or other sources) and in many cases to estimate quantities based on interpretation of graphical data, interpolation of values and sometime just plain common sense. While maintaining a quantitative approach to the study of energy in our society, the text and accompanying problems show that this is a complex and very interdisciplinary topic. This approach is intended to provide students with an appreciation for the real problems that are encountered in the understanding of how we produce and use energy, and the realization that, while exact calculations are important and necessary, a broadly based analysis is often most appropriate.

  Ground-based microwave radiometry and remote sensing : methods and applications

Recommending faculty:  Prof. Julius M. Bañgate

Author Pranab Kumar Karmakar
Place of Publication Boca Raton
Date of Publication c2014
Publisher CRC Press

The ability to effectively monitor the atmosphere on a continuous basis requires remote sensing in microwave. Written for physicists and engineers working in the area of microwave sensing of the atmosphere, Ground-Based Microwave Radiometry and Remote Sensing: Methods and Applications is completely devoted to ground-based remote sensing. This text covers the fundamentals of microwave remote sensing, and examines microwave radiometric measurements and their applications.

The book discusses the atmospheric influences on the electromagnetic spectrum, addresses the measurement of incoherent electromagnetic radiation from an object obeying the laws of radiation fundamentals, and explores the height limits in both the water vapor band and the oxygen band. The author describes the measurement technique of water vapor in the polar region, details studies of the measurement of integrated water vapor content by deploying a microwave radiometer, and presents several real-time pictures of radiometric and disdrometer measurements.

  •  Includes integrated water vapor and cloud liquid water models
  •  Contains measurements in adverse weather conditions
  •  Illustrates measurement technique in the Antarctic and Arctic regions
  •  Describes rain models in different locations including tropical, temperate regions along with radiometric measurement techniques
  •  Presents a definite model for measurement of propagation path delay

The book summarizes the latest research results obtained in the area of measurements and modeling, describes the atmospheric influences on electromagnetic spectrum along with different gaseous and cloud models, and provides examples of radiometric retrievals from a variety of dynamic weather phenomena.

 


Automotive engines : diagnosis, repair and rebuilding

Recommending faculty:  Prof. Joseph Gerard T. Reyes  (ME 165)

Author Tim Gilles
Place of Publication Clifton Park N.Y.
Date of Publication c2015
Publisher Delmar/Cengage Learning

This complete textbook provides detailed content on the theory of operation, diagnosis, repair, and rebuilding of automotive engines. In addition to essential technical expertise, the text helps users develop the skills and knowledge they need for professional success, including critical thinking and awareness of key industry trends and practices. The text emphasizes universal repair techniques and case histories based on real-world scenarios to prepare users for careers in the field. Instructor resources include lesson plans, customizable lab sheets that address NATEF Standards, a customizable test bank with questions based on chapter content, presentations in PowerPoint, and more. Now updated with new, full-color images and information on the latest trends, tools, and technology–including hybrid engines and high-performance components–AUTOMOTIVE ENGINES: DIAGNOSIS, REPAIR, REBUILDING, Seventh Edition, is the ideal resource for automotive programs who want a complete teaching package for their Engines course.


Fundamentals of thermal-fluid sciences

Recommending faculty:  Prof. Joseph Gerard T. Reyes  (ME 131)

Author Yunus A. Cengel
Place of Publication Singapore
Date of Publication c2012
Publisher McGraw-Hill

 

The fourth edition in SI units of “Fundamentals of Thermal-Fluid Sciences” presents a balanced coverage of thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and heat transfer packaged in a manner suitable for use in introductory thermal sciences courses. By emphasizing the physics and underlying physical phenomena involved, the text gives students practical examples that allow development of an understanding of the theoretical underpinnings of thermal sciences. All the popular features of the previous edition are retained in this edition while new ones are added. This edition features: a new chapter on Power and Refrigeration Cycles; the new Chapter 9 exposes students to the foundations of power generation and refrigeration in a well-ordered and compact manner. An Early Introduction to the First Law of Thermodynamics (Chapter 3): this chapter establishes a general understanding of energy, mechanisms of energy transfer, and the concept of energy balance, thermo-economics, and conversion efficiency. Learning Objectives: each chapter begins with an overview of the material to be covered and chapter-specific learning objectives to introduce the material and to set goals. Developing Physical Intuition: a special effort is made to help students develop an intuitive feel for underlying physical mechanisms of natural phenomena and to gain a mastery of solving practical problems that an engineer is likely to face in the real world. New Problems: A large number of problems in the text are modified and many problems are replaced by new ones. Some of the solved examples are also replaced by new ones. Upgraded Artwork: much of the line artwork in the text is upgraded to figures that appear more three-dimensional and realistic. Media resources: limited Academic Version of EES with selected text solutions packaged with the text on the Student DVD. The Online Learning Center offers online resources for instructors including PowerPoint[registered] lecture slides, and complete solutions to homework problems. McGraw-Hill’s Complete Online Solutions Manual Organization System allows instructors to streamline the creation of assignments, quizzes, and tests by using problems and solutions from the textbook, as well as their own custom material.


Manual drivetrains and axles, 6th ed.

Recommending faculty:  Prof. Joseph Gerard T. Reyes (ME 165)

Author Tom Birch
Place of Publication Boston
Date of Publication c2012
Publisher Prentice Hall

 

Ideal for both novice and advanced technicians, Manual Drivetrains and Axles, Sixth Edition, provides a complete, state-of-the-art source on the operating principles as well as the service and repair procedures for manual drivetrains and axles. Correlated to NATEF and ASE tasks, the text focuses on the generic theory that underlies the operation, diagnosis, and repair of the units and subassemblies found in the many makes and types of vehicles students will likely encounter on the job. Formatted to better meet the learning needs of today’s technical trade students, it visually supports concepts covered throughout, and includes many practical shop tips that guide students through important problem-solving procedures they’ll use on the job.


Materials and process selection for engineering design

Recommending faculty:  Prof. Joseph Gerard T. Reyes  (ME 165)

Author Mahmoud M. Farag
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication c2014
Publisher CRC Press

 

Introducing a new engineering product or changing an existing model involves making designs, reaching economic decisions, selecting materials, choosing manufacturing processes, and assessing its environmental impact. These activities are interdependent and should not be performed in isolation from each other. This is because the materials and processes used in making the product can have a large influence on its design, cost, and performance in service.

Since the publication of the second edition of this book, changes have occurred in the fields of materials and manufacturing. Industries now place more emphasis on manufacturing products and goods locally, rather than outsourcing. Nanostructured and smart materials appear more frequently in products, composites are used in designing essential parts of civilian airliners, and biodegradable materials are increasingly used instead of traditional plastics. More emphasis is now placed on how products affect the environment, and society is willing to accept more expensive but eco-friendly goods. In addition, there has been a change in the emphasis and the way the subjects of materials and manufacturing are taught within a variety of curricula and courses in higher education.

This third edition of the bestselling Materials and Process Selection for Engineering Design has been comprehensively revised and reorganized to reflect these changes. In addition, the presentation has been enhanced and the book includes more real-world case studies.

 


REFERENCE BOOK


Pump user’s handbook : life extension

Recommending faculty:  Prof. Joseph Gerard T. Reyes (ME 122)

Author Heinz P. Bloch
Place of Publication Lilburn, GA
Date of Publication c2014
Publisher The Fairmont Press, Inc.

 

This text explains just how and why the best-of-class pump users are consistently achieving superior run lengths, low maintenance expenditures and unexcelled safety and reliability. Written by practicing engineers whose working career was marked by involvement in pump specification, installation, reliability assessment, component upgrading, maintenance cost reduction, operation, troubleshooting and all conceivable facets of pumping technology, this text describes in detail how to accomplish best-of-class performance and low life cycle cost.

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Signals and systems using MATLAB

Recommending faculty: Prof. Michael Bayona

Author Luis F. Chaparro
Place of Publication Burlington, MA
Date of Publication [2011]
Publisher Academic Press

This new textbook in signals and systems provides a pedagogically rich approach to what can commonly be a mathematically dry subject. With features like historical notes, highlighted common mistakes, and applications in controls, communications, and signal processing, Chaparro helps students appreciate the usefulness of the techniques described in the book. Each chapter contains a section with MatLab applications.

  • Pedagogically rich introduction to signals and systems using historical notes, pointing out “common mistakes”, and relating concepts to realistic examples throughout to motivate learning the material
  • Introduces both continuous and discrete systems early, then studies each (separately) in more depth later
  • Extensive set of worked examples and homework assignments, with applications to controls, communications, and signal processing throughout
  • Provides review of all the background math necessary to study the subject
  • MatLab applications in every chapter

Electronic devices and circuits

Recommending faculty: Prof. Prof. Michael Bayona

Place of Publication UAE
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher 3G Elearning FZ LLC

The book will serve the purpose of a text to the engineering students of degree, diploma, AMIE and graduated IETE courses and useful reference for those preparing for competitive examinations.  Also, it will meet the pressing need of interested readers who wish to gain a sound knowledge and understanding of the principles of electronic devices and circuits.  Practicing engineers will find the content of significant relevance in their day-to-day functioning.  All the topics have been profusely illustrated with diagrams for easy understanding.  Equal emphasis has been laid on mathematical derivations as well as their physical interpretations. Illustrative examples are discussed to emphasize the concepts and typical applications.  The aim of this textbook is to provide a concise exposition on the main electronic devices upon which most modern electronics is based, in addition to emerging trends and applications of this technology.  The main audience is undergraduate and beginning graduate students in engineering and applied physics.  Readers this book can expect to derive a solid foundation for understanding today’s electronic devices and also be prepared for future developments and advancements in this far-reaching are of science and technology.  In addition, there are many techniques and principles used in the design of electronic circuits the find widespread use outside of this discipline.

The Book comes with a companion DVD for rich learning experience, which includes:

  • E-Book with further reading ang learning
  • Interactive E-lecture of each chapter.  E-lecturse are expressive, informational, entertaining and persuasive, it uses the tool of self-exploration, which makes it easy to learn and understand each topic in detail.  It is very informative as concrete details are provided and also entertaining, as graphics and other visuals are provided to make the learning process more interactive.
  • Video Lecture of each chapter which explains each topic in detail with examples, animations, images and text and make it easy to understand the topics in easier, simpler and better way.
  • Huge Database of Interactive Assessments for each chapter
  • Further reading and learning links for each topic
  • Glossary and Notes for each chapter to understand each chapter with to the point information.

The DVD is also a useful tool for teachers to teach with digital resources in classroom and do a great job of illustrating skills and techniques that are otherwise difficult to explain.


Electromagnetic theory and computation : a topological approach

Recommending faculty: Dr. Meliton Ordillas, Jr.

Authors Paul W. Gross, P. Robert Kotiuga
Place of Publication Cambridge, UK
Date of Publication [2004]
Publisher Cambridge University Press

Although topology was recognized by Gauss and Maxwell to play a pivotal role in the formulation of electromagnetic boundary value problems, it is a largely unexploited tool for field computation. The development of algebraic topology since Maxwell provides a framework for linking data structures, algorithms, and computation to topological aspects of three-dimensional electromagnetic boundary value problems. This book attempts to expose the link between Maxwell and a modern approach to algorithms. The first chapters lay out the relevant facts about homology and cohomology, stressing their interpretations in electromagnetism. These topological structures are subsequently tied to variational formulations in electromagnetics, the finite element method, algorithms, and certain aspects of numerical linear algebra. A recurring theme is the formulation of and algorithms for the problem of making branch cuts for computing magnetic scalar potentials and eddy currents. Appendices bridge the gap between the material presented and standard expositions of differential forms, Hodge decompositions, and tools for realizing representatives of homology classes as embedded manifolds.


Hydrometallurgy : fundamentals and applications

Recommending faculty: Dr. Meliton Ordillas, Jr.

Author Michael L. Free
Place of Publication Hoboken, New Jersey
Date of Publication [2013]
Publisher TMS-Wiley

The first book to compile the fundamentals, applications, reference information and analytical tools on the topic, Hydrometallurgy presents a condensed collection of information that can be used to improve the efficiency and effectiveness with which metals are extracted, recovered, manufactured, and utilized in aqueous media in technically viable and reliable, environmentally responsible, and economically feasible ways. Suitable for students and researchers, this college-level overview addresses Fundamentals of Chemical Metallurgy in Aqueous Media, Speciation and Phase Diagrams, Rate Processes in Aqueous Metal Processing, Aqueous Metal Extraction and Leaching, Fundamentals of Metal Concentration Processes and more.


Photoelectrochemical hydrogen production

Recommending faculty: Prof. Julie Anne del Rosario

Editors Roel van de Krol, Michael Gratzel
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication [2012]
Publisher Springer

Photoelectrochemical Hydrogen Production describes the principles and materials challenges for the conversion of sunlight into hydrogen through water splitting at a semiconducting electrode. Readers will find an analysis of the solid state properties and materials requirements for semiconducting photo-electrodes, a detailed description of the semiconductor/electrolyte interface, in addition to the photo-electrochemical (PEC) cell. Experimental techniques to investigate both materials and PEC device performance are outlined, followed by an overview of the current state-of-the-art in PEC materials and devices, and combinatorial approaches towards the development of new materials. Finally, the economic and business perspectives of PEC devices are discussed, and promising future directions indicated.

Photoelectrochemical Hydrogen Production is a one-stop resource for scientists, students and R&D practitioners starting in this field, providing both the theoretical background as well as useful practical information on photoelectrochemical measurement techniques. Experts in the field benefit from the chapters on current state-of-the-art materials/devices and future directions.


Foundations of fuzzy control : a practical approach, Second edition

Recommending faculty: Prof. Karl Ezra Pilario

Author Jan Jantzen
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Date of Publication 2013
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Ltd

Foundations of Fuzzy Control: A Practical Approach, 2nd Edition has been significantly revised and updated, with two new chapters on Gain Scheduling Control and Neurofuzzy Modelling. It focuses on the PID (Proportional, Integral, Derivative) type controller which is the most widely used in industry and systematically analyses several fuzzy PID control systems and adaptive control mechanisms.

This new edition covers the basics of fuzzy control and builds a solid foundation for the design of fuzzy controllers, by creating links to established linear and nonlinear control theory. Advanced topics are also introduced and in particular, common sense geometry is emphasised.

Key features

  • Sets out practical worked through problems, examples and case studies to illustrate each type of control system
  • Accompanied by a website hosting downloadable MATLAB programs
  • Accompanied by an online course on Fuzzy Control which is taught by the author. Students can access further material and enrol at the companion website

Foundations of Fuzzy Control: A Practical Approach, 2nd Edition is an invaluable resource for researchers, practitioners, and students in engineering. It is especially relevant for engineers working with automatic control of mechanical, electrical, or chemical systems.

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Chemical reaction engineering : beyond the fundamentals

Recommending faculty: Prof. Kristian July Yap

Authors L.K. Doraiswamy, Deniz Uner
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher CRC Press

Filling a longstanding gap for graduate courses in the field, Chemical Reaction Engineering: Beyond the Fundamentals covers basic concepts as well as complexities of chemical reaction engineering, including novel techniques for process intensification. The book is divided into three parts: Fundamentals Revisited, Building on Fundamentals, and Beyond the Fundamentals. Part I: Fundamentals Revisited reviews the salient features of an undergraduate course, introducing concepts essential to reactor design, such as mixing, unsteady-state operations, multiple steady states, and complex reactions.

Part II: Building on Fundamentals is devoted to “skill building,” particularly in the area of catalysis and catalytic reactions. It covers chemical thermodynamics, emphasizing the thermodynamics of adsorption and complex reactions; the fundamentals of chemical kinetics, with special emphasis on microkinetic analysis; and heat and mass transfer effects in catalysis, including transport between phases, transfer across interfaces, and effects of external heat and mass transfer. It also contains a chapter that provides readers with tools for making accurate kinetic measurements and analyzing the data obtained.

Part III: Beyond the Fundamentals presents material not commonly covered in textbooks, addressing aspects of reactors involving more than one phase. It discusses solid catalyzed fluid-phase reactions in fixed-bed and fluidized-bed reactors, gas–solid noncatalytic reactions, reactions involving at least one liquid phase (gas–liquid and liquid–liquid), and multiphase reactions. This section also describes membrane-assisted reactor engineering, combo reactors, homogeneous catalysis, and phase-transfer catalysis. The final chapter provides a perspective on future trends in reaction engineering.


Design and control of distillation systems for separating azeotropes

Recommending faculty: Prof. Louie Arelvi Villanueva

Authors William L. Luyben, I-Lung Chien
Place of Publication Hoboken, New Jersey
Date of Publication [2010]
Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

An azeotrope is a mixture of two or more compounds that cannot be separated or changed by simple distillation. This book addresses an important issue in the energy crisis: the distillation of azeotropes to improve the processing of biofuels. It describes azeotropic systems in a comprehensive, readable form, with updates on recent developments in vapor-liquid and liquid-liquid-vapor equilibrium, simulation tools, and specific examples covering the major processing options available. The text also presents methods for achieving optimum economic design and control structures, and demonstrates trade-offs between energy savings and controllability (product quality variability).


Chemical reaction engineering : essentials, exercises and examples

Recommending faculty: Prof. Patrick Ramoso

Author Martin Schmal
Place of Publication Leiden, The Netherlands
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher CRC Press/Balkema

Chemical Reaction Engineering: Essentials, Exercises and Examples presents the essentials of kinetics, reactor design and chemical reaction engineering for undergraduate students. Concise and didactic in its approach, it features over 70 resolved examples and many exercises.

The work is organized in two parts: in the first part kinetics is presented focusing on the reaction rates, the influence of different variables and the determination of specific rate parameters for different reactions both homogeneous and heterogeneous. This section is complemented with the classical kinetic theory and in particular with many examples and exercises. The second part introduces students to the distinction between ideal and non-ideal reactors and presents the basic equations of batch and continuous ideal reactors, as well as specific isothermal and non-isothermal systems. The main emphasis however is on both qualitative and quantitative interpretation by comparing and combining reactors with and without diffusion and mass transfer effects, complemented with several examples and exercises. Finally, non-ideal and multiphase systems are presented, as well as specific topics of biomass thermal processes and heterogeneous reactor analyses. The work closes with a unique section on the application of theory in laboratory practice with kinetic and reactor
experiments.

This textbook will be of great value to undergraduate and graduate students in chemical engineering as well as to graduate students in and researchers of kinetics and catalysis.


Sustainable value creation in the fine and speciality chemicals industry

Recommending faculty: Dr. Rizalinda de Leon

Author R. Rajagopal
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Date of Publication 2014
Publisher John Wiley & Sons

Foreword by Dr David Constable, Director, ACS Green ChemistryInstitute, American Chemical Society

The global fine and speciality chemicals industry is a vitalsegment within the chemical value chain, catering to a multitude ofsocietal and industrial needs. Regulatory, sustainability andconsumer forces have been constantly shaping the businessfundamentals of this industry. Developing value creation strategieswhich embed economic, environmental and social sustainabilitycomponents will need a comprehensive assessment of business,scientific and technological challenges facing the industry.

Sustainable Value Creation in the Fine and SpecialityChemicals Industry assesses sustainable value creation optionsagainst the backdrop of global mega trends that are defining thepresent and future course of the industry. It discusses innovativestrategies in feedstocks, R&D, technology, manufacturing,resource management and supply chain as well as the significance ofthe bio-based chemical economy in enabling sustainable valuecreation in the fine and speciality chemicals industry.

Topics covered include: * Transformation in the fine and speciality chemicalsbusiness * Sustainable management: evolution, transitions and tools * Research and technology directions * Resource optimization strategies * Bio-based chemicals, specialities and polymers * Sustainable practices in the fine and speciality chemicalsindustry * Sustainable value creation strategies

Sustainable Value Creation in the Fine and SpecialityChemicals Industry presents a comprehensive overview ofstrategic options for sustainability management in the global fineand speciality chemicals industry. It will be a valuable resourcefor chemists and chemical engineers involved in the design anddevelopment of economically, environmentally and sociallysustainable practices for the future.


Quantum networking

Recommending faculty: Dr. Prospero Naval Jr.

Author Rodney Van Meter
Place of Publication London, UK
Date of Publication 2014
Publisher ISTE Ltd/John Wiley and Sons, Inc.

Quantum networks build on entanglement and quantum measurement to achieve tasks that are beyond the reach of classical systems. Using quantum effects, we can detect the presence of eavesdroppers, raise the sensitivity of scientific instruments such as telescopes, or teleport quantum data from one location to another. Long-distance entanglement can be used to execute important tasks such as Byzantine agreement and leader election in fewer rounds of communication than classical systems, improving the efficiency of operations that are critical in distributed systems.


Computer graphics : from pixels to programmable graphics hardware

Recommending faculty: Prof. Jan Michael Yap

Authors Alexey Boreskov, Evgeniy Shikin
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher CRC Press

Computer Graphics: From Pixels to Programmable Graphics Hardware explores all major areas of modern computer graphics, starting from basic mathematics and algorithms and concluding with OpenGL and real-time graphics. It gives students a firm foundation in today’s high-performance graphics.

Up-to-Date Techniques, Algorithms, and API

The book includes mathematical background on vectors and matrices as well as quaternions, splines, curves, and surfaces. It presents geometrical algorithms in 2D and 3D for spatial data structures using large data sets. Although the book is mainly based on OpenGL 3.3, it also covers tessellation in OpenGL 4.0, contains an overview of OpenGL ES 2.0, and discusses the new WebGL, which allows students to use OpenGL with shaders directly in their browser. In addition, the authors describe a variety of special effects, including procedural modeling and texturing, fractals, and non-photorealistic rendering. They also explain the fundamentals of the dominant language (OpenCL) and platform (CUDA) of GPGPUs.

Web Resource

On the book’s CRC Press web page, students can download many ready-to-use examples of C++ code demonstrating various effects. C++ wrappers for basic OpenGL entities, such as textures and programs, are also provided.

In-Depth Guidance on a Programmable Graphics Pipeline

Requiring only basic knowledge of analytic geometry, linear algebra, and C++, this text guides students through the OpenGL pipeline. Using one consistent example, it leads them step by step from simple rendering to animation to lighting and bumpmapping.


Security for multihop wireless networks

Recommending faculty: Dr. Susan Festin

Editors Shafiullah Khan, Jaime Lloret Mauri.
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher CRC Press

Security for Multihop Wireless Networks provides broad coverage of the security issues facing multihop wireless networks. Presenting the work of a different group of expert contributors in each chapter, it explores security in mobile ad hoc networks, wireless sensor networks, wireless mesh networks, and personal area networks.

Detailing technologies and processes that can help you secure your wireless networks, the book covers cryptographic coprocessors, encryption, authentication, key management, attacks and countermeasures, secure routing, secure medium access control, intrusion detection, epidemics, security performance analysis, and security issues in applications. It identifies vulnerabilities in the physical, MAC, network, transport, and application layers and details proven methods for strengthening security mechanisms in each layer.

The text explains how to deal with black hole attacks in mobile ad hoc networks and describes how to detect misbehaving nodes in vehicular ad hoc networks. It identifies a pragmatic and energy efficient security layer for wireless sensor networks and covers the taxonomy of security protocols for wireless sensor communications.

Exploring recent trends in the research and development of multihop network security, the book outlines possible defenses against packet-dropping attacks in wireless multihop ad hoc networks.Complete with expectations for the future in related areas, this is an ideal reference for researchers, industry professionals, and academics. Its comprehensive coverage also makes it suitable for use as a textbook in graduate-level electrical engineering programs.


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Time

Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication Vol. 186, no. 3 : July 20, 2015
Publisher Time Inc.


Time

Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication Vol. 186, no. 4 : July 27, 2015
Publisher Time Inc.


Reader’s Digest

Place of Publication Shaukiwan, Hong Kong
Date of Publication Vol. 105, no. 629 : July 2015
Publisher Reader’s Digest Association Far East


Reader’s Digest

Place of Publication Shaukiwan, Hong Kong
Date of Publication Vol. 105, no. 630 : August 2015
Publisher Reader’s Digest Association Far East


National Geographic

Place of Publication Washington, D.C.
Date of Publication Vol. 227, no. 6 : June 2015
Publisher National Geographic Society


National Geographic

Place of Publication Washington, D.C.
Date of Publication Vol. 228, no. 1 : July 2015
Publisher National Geographic Society


Portal : Your Insight into the Philippine Mining Industry

Place of Publication Quezon City
Date of Publication Vol. 4, no. 1 : 2015 (First Quarter)
Publisher Media Access Inc.


Portal : Your Insight into the Philippine Mining Industry

Place of Publication Quezon City
Date of Publication Vol. 4, no. 2 : 2015 (Second Quarter)
Publisher Media Access Inc.


Philippine Engineering Journal

Place of Publication Quezon City
Date of Publication Vol. 35, no. 2 : December 2014
Publisher U.P. Engineering Research and Development Foundation for the National Engineering Center, U.P. Diliman


ASEAN Engineering Journal

Place of Publication Bangkok
Date of Publication Vol. 4, no. 1 : February 2015
Publisher ASEAN University Network : Southeast Asia Engineering Education Development Network


ASEAN Engineering Journal

Place of Publication Bangkok
Date of Publication Vol. 5, no. 1 : March 2015
Publisher ASEAN University Network : Southeast Asia Engineering Education Development Network

Aug 15

CIRCULATION BOOKS


An introduction to materials engineering and science for chemical and materials engineers

Recommending faculty: Prof. Jhud Mikhail Aberilla

Author Brian S. Mitchell
Place of Publication Hoboken, New Jersey
Date of Publication [2004]
Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

An Introduction to Materials Engineering and Science for Chemical and Materials Engineers provides a solid background in materials engineering and science for chemical and materials engineering students. This book:

      • Organizes topics on two levels; by engineering subject area and by materials class.
      • Incorporates instructional objectives, active-learning principles, design-oriented problems, and web-based information and visualization to provide a unique educational experience for the student.
      • Provides a foundation for understanding the structure and properties of materials such as ceramics/glass, polymers, composites, bio-materials, as well as metals and alloys.
      • Takes an integrated approach to the subject, rather than a “metals first” approach.

Sustainable development for engineers : a handbook and resource guide

Recommending faculty: Prof. Jhud Mikhail Aberilla

Editor Karel Mulder
Place of Publication Sheffield, UK
Date of Publication 2006
Publisher Greenleaf Publishing

It is crucial that engineers – from students to those already practicing – have a deep understanding of the environmental threats facing the world, if they are to become part of the solution and not the problem. Is there a way to reconcile modern lifestyles with the compelling need for change? Could new improved technologies play a key role? If great leaps in the environmental efficiency of technologies are needed, can they be produced? Engineers are in a privileged and hugely influential position to innovate, design and build a sustainable future. But are they engaged or uninterested? Are they knowledgeable or ignorant?


Biomedical engineering : bridging medicine and technology

Recommending faculty: Prof. Jhud Mikhail Aberilla

Author W. Mark Saltzman
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication 2009
Publisher Cambridge University Press

This is an ideal text for an introduction to biomedical engineering. The book presents the basic science knowledge used by biomedical engineers at a level accessible to all students and illustrates the first steps in applying this knowledge to solve problems in human medicine. Biomedical engineering now encompasses a range of fields of specialization including bioinstrumentation, bioimaging, biomechanics, biomaterials, and biomolecular engineering. This introduction to bioengineering assembles foundational resources from molecular and cellular biology and physiology and relates them to various sub-specialties of biomedical engineering. The first two parts of the book present basic information in molecular/cellular biology and human physiology; quantitative concepts are stressed in these sections. Comprehension of these basic life science principles provides the context in which biomedical engineers interact. The third part of the book introduces the sub-specialties in biomedical engineering, and emphasizes – through examples and profiles of people in the field – the types of problems biomedical engineers solve.


Chemical and bioprocess engineering : fundamental concepts for first-year students

Recommending faculty: Prof. Jhud Mikhail Aberilla

Authors Ricardo Simpson, Sudhir K. Sastry
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication [2013]
Publisher Springer

The goal of this textbook is to provide first-year engineering students with a firm grounding in the fundamentals of chemical and bioprocess engineering. However, instead of being a general overview of the two topics, Fundamentals of Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering will identify and focus on specific areas in which attaining a solid competency is desired. This strategy is the direct result of studies showing that broad-based courses at the freshman level often leave students grappling with a lot of material, which results in a low rate of retention. Specifically, strong emphasis will be placed on the topic of material balances, with the intent that students exiting a course based upon this textbook will be significantly higher on Bloom’s Taxonomy (knowledge, comprehension, application, analysis and synthesis, evaluation, creation) relating to material balances. In addition, this book will also provide students with a highly developed ability to analyze problems from the material balances perspective, which will leave them with important skills for the future. The textbook will consist of numerous exercises and their solutions. Problems will be classified by their level of difficulty. Each chapter will have references and selected web pages to vividly illustrate each example. In addition, to engage students and increase their comprehension and rate of retention, many examples will involve real-world situations.


Introduction to chemical engineering : tools for today and tomorrow, 5th edition

Recommending faculty: Prof. Jhud Mikhail Aberilla

Authors Kenneth A. Solen, John N. Harb
Place of Publication Hoboken, NJ
Date of Publication [2011]
Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Students will be led step-by-step through a chemical engineering project that illustrates important aspects of the discipline and how they are connected. At each step, they will be presented with a new aspect of chemical engineering and have the opportunity to use what they have learned to solve engineering problems and make engineering decisions. The overview of chemical engineering presented in Introduction to Chemical Engineering: Tools for Today and Tomorrow, 1st Edition helps rstudents to form a conceptual “skeleton” of the discipline. It has an increased focus on contemporary applications of chemical engineering. Brief statements about the leadership role of chemical engineering have been added regarding the many challenges that come with it. Discussions have been added to the end of most chapters providing examples of how topics in the chapter are applied to current problems of society to help motivate student study of the topics.


Drug delivery : engineering principles for drug therapy

Recommending faculty: Prof. Jhud Mikhail Aberilla

Author W. Mark Saltzman
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication [2001]
Publisher Oxford University Press

Synthetic materials are a tremendous potential resource for treating human disease. For the rational design of many of these biomaterials it is necessary to have an understanding of polymer chemistry and polymer physics. Equally important to those two fields is a quantitative understanding of the principles that govern rates of drug transport, reaction, and disappearance in physiological and pathological situations. This book is a synthesis of these principles, providing a working foundation for those in the field of drug delivery. It covers advanced drug delivery and contemporary biomaterials.


Fundamentals of chemical engineering thermodynamics

Recommending faculty: Prof. Jhud Mikhail Aberilla

Authors Kevin D. Dahm, Donald P. Visco Jr.
Place of Publication Stamford, CT
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher Cengage Learning

A brand new book, FUNDAMENTALS OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERING THERMODYNAMICS makes the abstract subject of chemical engineering thermodynamics more accessible to undergraduate students. The subject is presented through a problem-solving inductive (from specific to general) learning approach, written in a conversational and approachable manner. Suitable for either a one-semester course or two-semester sequence in the subject, this book covers thermodynamics in a complete and mathematically rigorous manner, with an emphasis on solving practical engineering problems. The approach taken stresses problem-solving, and draws from “best practice” engineering teaching strategies. FUNDAMENTALS OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERING THERMODYNAMICS uses examples to frame the importance of the material. Each topic begins with a motivational example that is investigated in context to that topic. This framing of the material is helpful to all readers, particularly to global learners who require “big picture” insights, and hands-on learners who struggle with abstractions. Each worked example is fully annotated with sketches and comments on the thought process behind the solved problems. Common errors are presented and explained. Extensive margin notes add to the book accessibility as well as presenting opportunities for investigation.


Photoelectrochemistry : principles and practices

Recommending faculty: Dr. Rizalinda de Leon

Authors B. Viswanathan, M. Aulice Scibioh
Place of Publication Oxford, U.K.
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher Alpha Science International Ltd.

The future energy needs have to be met essentially by properly harnessing solar radiation. As this area of research centers on the generation of hydrogen from water and also on the reduction of carbon dioxide and di-nitrogen to value added chemicals. Some of these aspects have been covered in this presentation. It is to be noted that forty years of research has not yielded the desired results and the clues for the causes for this failure is considered in this presentation. From many respects that this exercise is considered to be unique and the contents of this book can be comprehended by general readers interested in the general topic of Energy.


Alternative energy demystified, Second edition

Recommending faculty: Prof. Roy Vincent Canseco

Author Stan Gibilisco
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication [2013]
Publisher McGraw-Hill

DeMYSTiFieD fuels your knowledge of tricky subjects like alternative energy

If you think a Maglev train is a child’s toy, or learning about fusion makes your brain reach critical mass, Alternative Energy DeMYSTiFieD, Second Edition will power up your knowledge of this topic’s fundamental concepts and theories at your own pace.

This practical guide eases you into this field of science, starting at primitive heating sources such as coal and wood. As you progress, you will master the science behind alternative energies such as evaporative cooling, fuel-cell vehicles, aeroelectric power, and more. You will understand the difference between conventional fluorescent and compact fluorescent lamps as well as the benefits of large-scale wind power. Detailed examples make it easy to understand the material, and end-of-chapter quizzes and a final exam help reinforce key ideas.

It’s a no-brainer! You’ll learn about:

    • Passive solar heating
    • Thermal-mass cooling
    • Propulsion with biofuels
    • Electric vehicles
    • Large-scale hydropower
    • Semiconductor lamps
    • Geothermal power

Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advanced student, Alternative Energy DeMYSTiFieD, Second Edition is your shortcut to a working knowledge of this timely topic.


Performance analysis of communications networks and systems

Recommending faculty: Dr. Cedric Festin

Author Piet Van Mieghem
Place of Publication Cambridge, N.J.
Date of Publication 2006
Publisher Cambridge University Press

This rigorous and self-contained book describes mathematical and, in particular, stochastic methods to assess the performance of networked systems. It consists of three parts. Part one is a review of probability theory. Part two covers the classical theory of stochastic processes (Poisson, renewal, Markov, and queuing theory), which are considered to be the basic building blocks for performance evaluation studies. Part three focuses on the relatively new field of the physics of networks. This part deals with the recently obtained insights that many very different large complex networks – such as the Internet, World Wide Web, proteins, utility infrastructures, social networks – evolve and behave according to more general common scaling laws. This understanding is useful when assessing the end-to-end quality of communications services, for example, in Internet telephony, real-time video, and interacting games. Containing problems and solutions, this book is ideal for graduate students taking courses in performance analysis.


Propagation dynamics on complex networks : models, methods and stability analysis

Recommending faculty: Dr. Adrian Roy Valdez

Authors Xinchu Fu, Michael Small, Guanrong Chen
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex
Date of Publication 2014
Publisher Wiley, Higher Education Press

Explores the emerging subject of epidemic dynamics on complex networks, including theories, methods, and real-world applications

Throughout history epidemic diseases have presented a serious threat to human life, and in recent years the spread of infectious diseases such as dengue, malaria, HIV, and SARS has captured global attention; and in the modern technological age, the proliferation of virus attacks on the Internet highlights the emergent need for knowledge about modeling, analysis, and control in epidemic dynamics on complex networks.

For advancement of techniques, it has become clear that more fundamental knowledge will be needed in mathematical and numerical context about how epidemic dynamical networks can be modelled, analyzed, and controlled. This book explores recent progress in these topics and looks at issues relating to various epidemic systems.

Propagation Dynamics on Complex Networks covers most key topics in the field, and will provide a valuable resource for graduate students and researchers interested in network science and dynamical systems, and related interdisciplinary fields.

Key Features:

    • Includes a brief history of mathematical epidemiology and epidemic modeling on complex networks.
    • Explores how information, opinion, and rumor spread via the Internet and social networks.
    • Presents plausible models for propagation of SARS and avian influenza outbreaks, providing a reality check for otherwise abstract mathematical modeling.
    • Considers various infectivity functions, including constant, piecewise-linear, saturated, and nonlinear cases.

Examines information transmission on complex networks, and investigates the difference between information and epidemic spreading.


Communication systems : analog and digital, Third edition

Recommending faculty: Prof. Michael Bayona

Authors R. P. Singh, S. D. Sapre
Place of Publication New Delhi
Date of Publication [2012]
Publisher Tata McGraw Hill Education Private Limited

Communication systems, by nature, is largely an abstract area of study. In this text, theauthors have intrinsically intertwined theory and pedagogy with the concepts. This isespecially done to immensely enhance visualization of this subject and its mathematicalidentities. Adequate topical enhancements according to current curriculum requirements,crisp descriptions, and numerous illustrations make this book is a very interestingread. In addition, thoroughly refreshed pedagogical aids are provided as usefullearning tools for all students.


Electric machinery experiments : laboratory practices and simulation studies

Recommending faculty: Dr. Jordan Rel Orillaza

Author Sailendra Nath Bhadra
Place of Publication Oxford, U.K.
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher Alpha Science International Ltd.

ELECTRIC MACHINERY EXPERIMENTS: Laboratory Practices and Simulation Studies is designed to supplement the text books on electric machines and power electronics related drives to the required extent. It systematically presents a series of experiments covering the syllabus requirements of both under-graduate and post-graduate engineering courses on electric machines. The book mainly covers the experimental aspect, inclusive of simulation study, concentrating on the application of basic concept and theory and associated techniques in arriving at the performances and important parameters of machines. Carefully formulated solved examples will be of assistance to understand the theory related to experiments.


Satellite communications payload and system

Recommending faculty: Prof. Michael Bayona

Author Teresa M. Braun
Place of Publication Hoboken, New Jersey
Date of Publication [2012]
Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

This is the first book primarily about the satellite payload of satellite communications systems. It represents a unique combination of practical systems engineering and communications theory. It tells about the satellites in geostationary and low-earth orbits today, both the so-called bent-pipe payloads and the processing payloads. The on-orbit environment, mitigated by the spacecraft bus, is described. The payload units (e.g. antennas and amplifiers), as well as payload-integration elements (e.g. waveguide and switches) are discussed in regard to how they work, what they do to the signal, their technology, environment sensitivity, and specifications. At a higher level are discussions on the payload as an entity: architecture including redundancy; specifications–what they mean, how they relate to unit specifications, and how to verify; and specification-compliance analysis (“budgets”) with uncertainty. Aspects of probability theory handy for calculating and using uncertainty and variation are presented. The highest-level discussions, on the end-to-end communications system, start with a practical introduction to physical-layer communications theory. Atmospheric effects and interference on the communications link are described. A chapter gives an example of optimizing a multibeam payload via probabilistic analysis. Finally, practical tips on system simulation and emulation are provided. The carrier frequencies treated are 1 GHz and above. Familiarity with Fourier analysis will enhance understanding of some topics. References are provided throughout the book for readers who want to dig deeper.

Payload systems engineers, payload proposal writers, satellite-communications systems designers and analysts, and satellite customers will find that the book cuts their learning time. Spacecraft-bus systems engineers, payload unit engineers, and spacecraft operators will gain insight into the overall system. Students in systems engineering, microwave engineering, communications theory, probability theory, and communications simulation and modelling will find examples to supplement theoretical texts.


Introduction to chemical engineering kinetics and reactor design, Second edition

Recommending faculty: Prof. Jhud Mikhail Aberilla

Authors Charles G. Hill, Jr., Thatcher W. Root
Place of Publication Hoboken, New Jersey
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher John Wiley & Sons

The Second Edition features new problems that engage readers in contemporary reactor design

Highly praised by instructors, students, and chemical engineers, Introduction to Chemical Engineering Kinetics & Reactor Design has been extensively revised and updated in this Second Edition. The text continues to offer a solid background in chemical reaction kinetics as well as in material and energy balances, preparing readers with the foundation necessary for success in the design of chemical reactors. Moreover, it reflects not only the basic engineering science, but also the mathematical tools used by today’s engineers to solve problems associated with the design of chemical reactors.

Introduction to Chemical Engineering Kinetics & Reactor Design enables readers to progressively build their knowledge and skills by applying the laws of conservation of mass and energy to increasingly more difficult challenges in reactor design. The first one-third of the text emphasizes general principles of chemical reaction kinetics, setting the stage for the subsequent treatment of reactors intended to carry out homogeneous reactions, heterogeneous catalytic reactions, and biochemical transformations. Topics include:

  • Thermodynamics of chemical reactions
  • Determination of reaction rate expressions
  • Elements of heterogeneous catalysis
  • Basic concepts in reactor design and ideal reactor models
  • Temperature and energy effects in chemical reactors
  • Basic and applied aspects of biochemical transformations and bioreactors

About 70% of the problems in this Second Edition are new. These problems, frequently based on articles culled from the research literature, help readers develop a solid understanding of the material. Many of these new problems also offer readers opportunities to use current software applications such as Mathcad and MATLAB®.

By enabling readers to progressively build and apply their knowledge, the Second Edition of Introduction to Chemical Engineering Kinetics & Reactor Design remains a premier text for students in chemical engineering and a valuable resource for practicing engineers.


Aug 8

CIRCULATION BOOKS


Water quality engineering : physical/chemical treatment processes

Recommending faculty: Prof. Jhud Mikhail Aberilla

Authors Mark M. Benjamin, Desmond F. Lawler
Place of Publication Hoboken, New Jersey
Date of Publication [2013]
Publisher John Wiley & Sons

Explains the fundamental theory and mathematics of water and wastewater treatment processes

By carefully explaining both the underlying theory and the underlying mathematics, this text enables readers to fully grasp the fundamentals of physical and chemical treatment processes for water and wastewater. Throughout the book, the authors use detailed examples to illustrate real-world challenges and their solutions, including step-by-step mathematical calculations. Each chapter ends with a set of problems that enable readers to put their knowledge into practice by developing and analyzing complex processes for the removal of soluble and particulate materials in order to ensure the safety of our water supplies.

Designed to give readers a deep understanding of how water treatment processes actually work, Water Quality Engineering explores:

    • Application of mass balances in continuous flow systems, enabling readers to understand and predict changes in water quality
    • Processes for removing soluble contaminants from water, including treatment of municipal and industrial wastes
    • Processes for removing particulate materials from water
    • Membrane processes to remove both soluble and particulate materials

Following the discussion of mass balances in continuous flow systems in the first part of the book, the authors explain and analyze water treatment processes in subsequent chapters by setting forth the relevant mass balance for the process, reactor geometry, and flow pattern under consideration.

With its many examples and problem sets, Water Quality Engineering is recommended as a textbook for graduate courses in physical and chemical treatment processes for water and wastewater. By drawing together the most recent research findings and industry practices, this text is also recommended for professional environmental engineers in search of a contemporary perspective on water and wastewater treatment processes.


Engineering and chemical thermodynamics, 2nd edition

Recommending faculty: Prof. Jhud Mikhail Aberilla

Author Milo D. Koretsky
Place of Publication Hoboken, NJ
Date of Publication [2013]
Publisher Wiley

Chemical engineers face the challenge of learning the difficult concept and application of entropy and the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics. By following a visual approach and offering qualitative discussions of the role of molecular interactions, Koretsky helps them understand and visualize thermodynamics. Highlighted examples show how the material is applied in the real world. Expanded coverage includes biological content and examples, the Equation of State approach for both liquid and vapor phases in VLE, and the practical side of the 2nd Law. Engineers will then be able to use this resource as the basis for more advanced concepts.


Chemical process safety : fundamentals with applications, Third edition

Recommending faculty: Prof. Jhud Mikhail Aberilla

Authors Daniel A. Crowl, Joseph F. Louvar.
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, NJ
Date of Publication [2011]
Publisher Prentice Hall

The Leading Guide To Process Safety Now Extensively Updated For Today’s Processes And Systems

As chemical processes have grown more complex, so have the safety systems required to prevent accidents. Chemical Process Safety, Third Edition, offers students and practitioners a more fundamental understanding of safety and the application required to safely design and manage today’s sophisticated processes.

The third edition continues the definitive standard of the previous editions. The content has been extensively updated to today’s techniques and procedures, and two new chapters have been added. A new chapter on chemical reactivity provides the information necessary to identify, characterize, control, and manage reactive chemical hazards. A new chapter on safety procedures and designs includes new content on safely management, and specific procedures including hot work permits, lock-tag-try, and vessel entry.

Subjects Include:

    • Inherently safer design
    • Toxicology and industrial hygiene
    • Toxic release and dispersion models
    • Fires and explosions, and how to prevent them
    • Reliefs and relief sizing
    • Hazard identification
    • Risk assessment
    • Safe designs and procedures
    • Case histories

Chemical Process Safety, Third Edition, is an ideal reference for professionals. It can be used for both graduate and undergraduate instruction. This edition contains more than 480 end-of-chapter problems. A solutions manual is available for instructors.


Industrial ecology and sustainable engineering

Recommending faculty: Prof. Jhud Mikhail Aberilla

Authors T.E. Graedel, B.R. Allenby
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, NJ
Date of Publication [2010]
Publisher Prentice Hall

KEY BENEFIT: The first book of its kind devoted completely to industrial ecology/green engineering, this introduction uses industrial ecology principles and cases to ground the discussion of sustainable engineering–and offers practical and reasonable approaches to design decisions.

KEY TOPICS: Technology and Sustainability; Industrial Ecology(IE) and Sustainable Engineering (SE) Concepts; Relevance of Biological Ecology to Technology; Metabolic Analysis; Technological Change and Evolving Risk; Social Dimensions of Industrial Ecology; Concept of Sustainability; SE; Industrial Product Development; Design for Environment and for Sustainability; Introduction to Life-Cycle Assessment; LCA Impact and Interpretation Stages; Streamlining the LCA Process; Systems Analysis; Industrial Ecosystems; Material Flow Analysis; National Material Accounts; Energy and IE; Water and IE; Urban IE; Modeling in IE; Scenarios for IE; Status of Resources; IE and SE in Developing Countries; IE and Sustainability in the Corporation/Government/Society.

MARKET: A useful reference for professionals in environmental science, environmental policy, and engineering.


The Theory and practice of sustainable engineering

Recommending faculty: Prof. Jhud Mikhail Aberilla

Author Braden R. Allenby
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, NJ
Date of Publication [2012]
Publisher Prentice Hall

The Theory and Practice of Sustainable Engineering is appropriate to use in sustainable engineering classes for both majors and non-majors. This textbook was designed as the basis for a course in itself, but it can be used to provide modules in existing courses, or as a supplementary text in sustainable engineering, green engineering, industrial ecology, sustainability law and policy, and environmental courses. Although this is a book about sustainable engineers, it is meant for a broader audience. This is not just an engineering text for engineering students, but also an engineering text for non-engineers who want to better understand the world, and be able to rationally, ethically, and responsibly respond to its challenges and emergent behaviors.

Sustainable engineering is learning how to engineer responsibly and professionally in the Anthropocene: the Age of the Human. This book sketches out the cultural, social, institutional, and environmental context within which engineering and, more broadly, technology systems are now situated. It provides frameworks to facilitate understanding, communication, and the solving of highly complex problems with significant technological dimensions — all in the name of generating more capable professionals competent in their chosen field, who are able to integrate other disciplines to address complex adaptive systems.


Fueling our future : an introduction to sustainable energy

Recommending faculty: Prof. Jhud Mikhail Aberilla

Author Robert L. Evans
Place of Publication Cambridge New York
Date of Publication 2007
Publisher Cambridge University Press

One of the most important issues facing humanity today is the prospect of global climate change, brought about primarily by our prolific energy use and heavy dependence on fossil fuels. Fueling Our Future: An Introduction to Sustainable Energy provides a concise overview of current energy demand and supply patterns. It presents a balanced view of how our reliance on fossil fuels can be changed over time so that we have a much more sustainable energy system in the near future. Written in a non-technical and accessible style, the book will appeal to a wide range of readers without scientific backgrounds.


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