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Sep 14

CIRCULATION BOOKS


Linear multivariable control : a geometric approach, Third edition

Donated by: Dr. Luis Sison

Author W. Murray Wonham
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication [1985]
Publisher Springer-Verlag

In writing this monograph my aim has been to present a “geometric” approach to the structural synthesis of multivariable control systems that are linear, time-invariant and of finite dynamic order. The book is ad­ dressed to graduate students specializing in control, to engineering scientists involved in control systems research and development, and to mathemati­cians interested in systems control theory. The label “geometric” in the title is applied for several reasons. First and obviously, the setting is linear state space and the mathematics chiefly linear algebra in abstract (geometric) style. The basic ideas are the familiar system concepts of controllability and observability, thought of as geometric prop­ erties of distinguished state subspaces. Indeed, the geometry was first brought in out of revulsion against the orgy of matrix manipulation which linear control theory mainly consisted of, around fifteen years ago. But secondly and of greater interest, the geometric setting rather quickly sug­ gested new methods of attacking synthesis which have proved to be intuitive and economical; they are also easily reduced to matrix arithmetic as soon as you want to compute. The essence of the “geometric” approach is just this: instead of looking directly for a feedback law (say u = Fx) which would solve your synthesis problem if a solution exists, first characterize solvability as a verifiable property of some constructible state subspace, say Y. Then, if all is well, you may calculate F from Y quite easily.


Optimal control

Donated by: Dr. Luis Sison

Author Frank L. Lewis
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication c1986
Publisher Wiley

A graduate level text that presents modern optimal control theory in a direct and organized manner. Relationships to the classical control theory are shown, as well as a root-locus approach to the design of steady-state controllers. The reader is encouraged to simulate and implement optimal controllers using personal computer programs. State variable and polynomial optimal controllers are discussed. Numerous practical examples are provided. Detailed appendixes on matrix algebra and computer software listings.


Linear system theory

Donated by: Dr. Luis Sison

Authors Frank M. Callier, Charles A. Desoer
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication [1991]
Publisher Springer-Verlag

This book is the result of our teaching over the years an undergraduate course on Linear Optimal Systems to applied mathematicians and a first-year graduate course on Linear Systems to engineers. The contents of the book bear the strong influence of the great advances in the field and of its enormous literature. However, we made no attempt to have a complete coverage. Our motivation was to write a book on linear systems that covers finite­ dimensional linear systems, always keeping in mind the main purpose of engineering and applied science, which is to analyze, design, and improve the performance of phy­sical systems. Hence we discuss the effect of small nonlinearities, and of perturbations of feedback. It is our on the data; we face robustness issues and discuss the properties hope that the book will be a useful reference for a first-year graduate student. We assume that a typical reader with an engineering background will have gone through the conventional undergraduate single-input single-output linear systems course; an elementary course in control is not indispensable but may be useful for motivation. For readers from a mathematical curriculum we require only familiarity with techniques of linear algebra and of ordinary differential equations.


Java for C/C++ programmers

Donated by: Dr. Luis Sison

Author Michael C. Daconta
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication [1996]
Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

The fastest way for C and C++ programmers to learn how to program with Java

While most programmers look at Java mainly for building Web applets, this robust, interpreted, object-oriented language is very well-suited to the development of large-scale applications. Offering a fast way to learn Java inside and out, Java for C/C++ Programmers explains Java’s features in terms of their similarities and differences to C and C++. In fact, by building on C and C++ concepts you already know, you’ll be able to produce simple Java programs within an hour, and much more complex programs in just a few days. This book is all a C/C++ programmer needs to learn Java!

Java for C/C++ Programmers, you’ll:

  • Quickly master everything you need to develop full-scale applications using Java, including Java language, the Java Abstract Window Toolkit and applet programming. Every major concept is accompanied by a complete working Java program.
  • Learn the basics of JavaScript programming and how it compares to Java. You’ll even get JavaScript source code that will add interactivity to your Web pages immediately.
  • Learn how each C and C++ feature compares to Java, as well as Java techniques for implementing many of the features left out of the language intentionally such as pointers, variable arguments, and multiple-inheritance.
  • Master the Java Class Library from descriptions and examples for every class and API listing in the library.

Disk Includes:

  • 100 complete Java and JavaScript source code examples from the book
  • Useful Java applications such as a Java Database Management system, a graphical reminder application, and a multi threaded simulation
  • Time-saving programmer utilities such as a Line Number filter, a Comment filter, and API extractor

Linear matrix inequalities in system and control theory

Donated by: Dr. Luis Sison

Authors Stephen Boyd [and three others]
Place of Publication Philadelphia
Date of Publication [1994]
Publisher Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

In this text, the authors reduce a wide variety of problems arising in system and control theory to a handful of convex and quasiconvex optimization problems that involve linear matrix inequalities.


The reengineering revolution : a handbook

Donated by: Dr. Luis Sison

Authors Michael Hammer and Steven A. Stanton
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication c1995
Publisher HarperBusiness

Reengineering the Corporation has swept through corporate America with a force unprecedented in recent years. Hailed by Business Week as “the best-written, most well-reasoned business book for the managerial masses since In Search of Excellence,” the book has appeared on virtually every bestseller list, including a six-month run on The New York Times list. Reengineering has become a part of everyone’s business vocabulary. It is undoubtedly the business concept of the nineties.

In The Reengineering Revolution, Michael Hammer and Steven Stanton build on this foundation to share with readers their experiences in successfully implementing reengineering in companies around the world. In an easy-reading, anecdotal style, the book offers behind-the-scenes stories of reengineering successes and failures; practical techniques for key aspects of reengineering, from breaking long standing assumptions to managing change; and insights into the new ways of thinking that reengineering requires.

Just as Reengineering the Corporation shot to the top of the bestseller charts, so has The Reengineering Revolution. It is the practical guide for which business people have been waiting to help them achieve the dramatic improvements — in speed, productivity, quality, service and profits — that reengineering promises.


Electronic devices and circuit theory, Seventh edition, International edition

Donated by: Dr. Luis Sison

Authors Robert Boylestad, Louis Nashelsky
Place of Publication Singapore
Date of Publication [2000]
Publisher Pearson Education Asia Pte Ltd

As we approached the 30th anniversary of the text it became increasingly clear that this Seventh Edition should continue to include the major revision work that went into the Sixth Edition.  The growing use of computer software, packaged IC units, and the expanded range of coverage necessary in the basic courses which contributed to the refinement of the last edition have continued to be driving factors affecting the content of the new edition as well.  Over the years, we have learned that improved readability can be attained through the general appearance of the text, so we have become committed to the format you will find in the Seventh Edition to make the text material appear “friendlier” to a broad range students.  As in the past, we continue to be committed to the strong pedagogical sense of the text, accuracy, and a broad range of ancillary materials that support the educational process.


Process control instrumentation technology, Sixth edition

Donated by: Dr. Luis Sison

Author Curtis D. Johnson
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, N.J.
Date of Publication c2000
Publisher Prentice Hall International

The sixth edition of Process Control Instrumentation Technology provides a comprehensive working knowledge of process control and control systems, from the fundamental theoretical concepts to the more practical aspects of assembling, troubleshooting, adjusting and operating a control system. Using this text to obtain a solid foundation, readers can design the elements of a control system from the practical perspective as well as understand how these elements affect overall system operation and tuning. All of this is accomplished without the necessity of advanced math and theory or on-the-job experience.


Multirate systems and filter banks

Donated by: Dr. Luis Sison

Author P.P. Vaidyanathan
Place of Publication Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
Date of Publication [1993]
Publisher Prentice Hall

Presenting general principles without bias towards specific application-oriented detail, this text offers a thorough, unified, and in-depth treatment of the techniques of multirate signal processing. It is the first book to cover the topics of digital filter banks, multidimensional multirate systems, and wavelet representations under one cover. This manual will be valuable to engineers working with applications of speech and image compression, digital audio, and statistical and adaptive signal processing.


Robotics : control, sensing, vision, and intelligence

Donated by: Dr. Luis Sison

Authors Michael Main, Walter Savitch
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication [1987]
Publisher McGraw-Hill

Robotics is an interdisciplinary field ranging from the design of mechanical and electrical components to sensor technology, computer systems, and artificial intelligence.  The literature on robot theory, design, and applications is therefore widely scattered in numerous technical journals, conference proceedings, and research monographs.

This volume brings together all the basic principles and techniques of the field.  Written for engineers, scientists, and students involved in robotics and automation, it provides a comprehensive and up-to-date account of the fundamentals of the design, analysis, and synthesis of progression, the entire field–from dynamics, programming and controls to sensing, vision, and intelligence.


Data structures and other objects using C++

Donated by: Dr. Luis Sison

Authors K. S. Fu, R. C. Gonzalez, C. S. G. Lee
Place of Publication Reading, Massachusetts
Date of Publication [1997]
Publisher Addison Wesley

Where will you be ten years from now? How will a course in data structures help you? Perhaps you will be a software engineer writing large software in specialized areas such as computer graphics. The authors of such programs, today and in the future, require a ready knowledge of proven methods for representing data.

For example, the graphics program that generated the cover of this book uses a collection of three-dimensional objects–and a programmer must use the knowledge of data structures to make decisions on how to represent such collections. As a programmer, you must also possess an unshakable understanding of fundamental programming techniques and algorithms to manipulate the data structures. The graphics program is again a good example, using recursion to generate beautiful fractal patterns, and using efficient sorting algorithms in the process of removing hidden objects.

With many accessible examples, this book provides the knowledge of data representations and algorithms in a way that will be immediately useful to you with C++. This book also focuses on foundational material that will continue to be useful to you over the next ten years and beyond.

Data Structures and other Objects Using C++ provides:

  • a balaned approach to data structures and object-oriented programming
  • early, self-contained coverage of key C++ and object-oriented programming topics
  • solid foundation in specifying, designing, implementing, and using simple container classes, lists, stacks, queues, trees, and more
  • accessible coverage of fundamental topics such as container classes, pointers and linked lists, time analysis, testing, recursion, searching, and sorting
  • extensive appendices that will make this book a valuable resources for years to come

Sep 10

CIRCULATION


Flood risk : planning, design and management of flood defence infrastructure

Recommending faculty:  Prof. Givette Kristine Esguerra (CE 110, CE 111, CE 112, CE 199)

Editor Paul B. Sayers
Place of Publication London
Date of Publication c2012
Publisher ICE Publishing

Part of the ICE manuals series, ICE manual of structural design is the essential reference for all structural engineers involved in the design of buildings and other structures. The manual takes a project oriented approach, covering key issues that design professionals face at the outset of a project such as sustainability, risk management and how to understand the clients needs, before going on to cover the core issues of concept design and the detailed design of structural components.

Thermal stresses and temperature control of mass concrete, 1st ed.

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

Author Zhu Bofang
Place of Publication Kidlington, Oxford
Date of Publication c2014
Publisher Butterworth-Heinemann

Methods of controlling mass concrete temperatures range from relatively simple to complex and from inexpensive too costly. Depending on a particular situation, it may be advantageous to use one or more methods over others. Based on the author’s 50 years of personal experience in designing mass concrete structures, Thermal Stresses and Temperature Control of Mass Concrete provides a clear and rigorous guide to selecting the right techniques to meet project-specific and financial needs. New techniques such as long time superficial thermal insulation, comprehensive temperature control, and MgO self-expansive concrete are introduced.

  • Methods for calculating the temperature field and thermal stresses in dams, docks, tunnels, and concrete blocks and beams on elastic foundations
  • Thermal stress computations that take into account the influences of all factors and simulate the process of construction
  • Analytical methods for determining thermal and mechanical properties of concrete
  • Formulas for determining water temperature in reservoirs and temperature loading of arched dams
  • New numerical monitoring methods for mass and semi-mature aged concrete

Elements of structural dynamics : a new perspective

Recommending faculty:  Prof. Lestelle V. Torio (CE 226)

Author Debasish Roy
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex
Date of Publication c2012
Publisher Wiley

 Structural dynamics is a subset of structural analysis which covers the behavior of structures subjected to dynamic loading. The subject has seen rapid growth and also change in how the basic concepts can be interpreted. For instance, the classical notions of discretizing the operator of a dynamic structural model have given way to a set-theoretic, function-space based framework, which is more conducive to implementation with a computer. This modern perspective, as adopted in this book, is also helpful in putting together the various tools and ideas in a more integrated style. Elements of Structural Dynamics: A New Perspective is devoted to covering the basic concepts in linear structural dynamics, whilst emphasizing their mathematical moorings and the associated computational aspects that make their implementation in software possible. Key features: * Employs a novel ‘top down’ approach to structural dynamics. * Contains an insightful treatment of the computational aspects, including the finite element method, that translate into numerical solutions of the dynamic equations of motion. * Consistently touches upon the modern mathematical basis for the theories and approximations involved. Elements of Structural Dynamics: A New Perspective is a holistic treatise on structural dynamics and is an ideal textbook for senior undergraduate and graduate students in Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil engineering departments. This book also forms a useful reference for researchers and engineers in industry.


Applied reliability engineering and risk analysis : probabilistic models and statistical inference

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

Editor Ilia B. Frenkel
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex
Date of Publication c2014
Publisher John Wiley & Sons

This complete resource on the theory and applications of reliability engineering, probabilistic models and risk analysis consolidates all the latest research, presenting the most up-to-date developments in this field. With comprehensive coverage of the theoretical and practical issues of both classic and modern topics, it also provides a unique commemoration to the centennial of the birth of Boris Gnedenko, one of the most prominent reliability scientists of the twentieth century. Key features include: * expert treatment of probabilistic models and statistical inference from leading scientists, researchers and practitioners in their respective reliability fields * detailed coverage of multi-state system reliability, maintenance models, statistical inference in reliability, systemability, physics of failures and reliability demonstration * many examples and engineering case studies to illustrate the theoretical results and their practical applications in industry Applied Reliability Engineering and Risk Analysis is one of the first works to treat the important areas of degradation analysis, multi-state system reliability, networks and large-scale systems in one comprehensive volume. It is an essential reference for engineers and scientists involved in reliability analysis, applied probability and statistics, reliability engineering and maintenance, logistics, and quality control. It is also a useful resource for graduate students specialising in reliability analysis and applied probability and statistics. Dedicated to the Centennial of the birth of Boris Gnedenko, renowned Russian mathematician and reliability theorist.

Stormwater design for sustainable development

Recommending faculty:  Prof. Roberto S. Soriano (CE 132)

Author Ronald L. Rossmiller
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication 2014
Publisher McGraw-Hill Education

Stormwater Design for Sustainable Development presents an integrated approach to controlling stormwater runoff quantity and quality. With a focus on low-impact development, the book describes how to incorporate existing topography and drainage channels, curvilinear street layout, building locations, utilities, and proven best management practices, blending them all into a pleasing whole.

The results, as shown by designs and calculations in several appendices, are developments for various land uses that are attractive, safe, affordable, sustainable, and economical to construct and maintain. They allow developers to use 100 percent of the sites for profitable construction, leading to developments that are community assets.

This practical guide explains how to determine allowable water depths; develop inflow hydrographs for various components of a development; estimate storage volumes for above, surface, and underground locations; calculate outflow structure hydraulics for numerous types of facilities; and calculate routing curves and hydrograph routing. Real-world examples, calculations, and design plans are contained in this valuable resource.


Dams and appurtenant hydraulic structures

Recommending faculty:  Prof. Imee Bren O. Villalba (CE 111)

Author Ljubomir Tanchev
Place of Publication London
Date of Publication c2014
Publisher CRC Press

Dams and Appurtenant Hydraulic Structures, now in its second edition, provides a comprehensive and complete overview of all kinds of dams and appurtenant hydraulic structures throughout the world.

The reader is guided through different aspects of dams and appurtenant hydraulic structures in 35 chapters, which are subdivided in five themes:
I. Dams and appurtenant hydraulic structures – General;
II. Embankment dams;
III. Concrete dams;
IV. Hydromechanical equipment and appurtenant hydraulic structures;
V. Hydraulic schemes.

Subjects treated are general questions, design, construction, surveillance, maintenance and reconstruction of various embankment and concrete dams, hydromechanical equipment, spillway structures, bottom outlets, special hydraulic structures, composition of structures in river hydraulic schemes, reservoirs, environmental effects of river hydraulic schemes and reservoirs and environmental protection. Special attention is paid to advanced methods of static and dynamic analysis of embankment dams.

The wealth of experience gained by the author over the course of 35 years of research and practice is incorporated in this richly-illustrated, fully revised, updated and expanded edition. For the original Macedonian edition of Dams and Appurtenant Hydraulic Structures, Ljubomir Tanchev was awarded the Goce Delchev Prize, the highest state prize for achievements in science in the Republic of Macedonia.

This work is intended for senior students, researchers and professionals in civil, hydraulic and environmental engineering and dam construction and exploitation.


Environmental engineering : principles and practice

Recommending faculty:  Prof. Toriba (CE 131), EnE 31

Author Richard O. Mines, Jr.
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex
Date of Publication c2014
Publisher Wiley

Environmental Engineering: Principles and Practice is written for advanced undergraduate and first-semester graduate courses in the subject. The text provides a clear and concise understanding of the major topic areas facing environmental professionals. For each topic, the theoretical principles are introduced, followed by numerous examples illustrating the process design approach. Practical, methodical and functional, this exciting new text provides knowledge and background, as well as opportunities for application, through problems and examples that facilitate understanding. Students pursuing the civil and environmental engineering curriculum will fi nd this book accessible and will benefit from the emphasis on practical application. The text will also be of interest to students of chemical and mechanical engineering, where several environmental concepts are of interest, especially those on water and wastewater treatment, air pollution, and sustainability. Practicing engineers will find this book a valuable resource, since it covers the major environmental topics and provides numerous step-by-step examples to facilitate learning and problem-solving. Environmental Engineering: Principles and Practice offers all the major topics, with a focus upon: * a robust problem-solving scheme introducing statistical analysis; * example problems with both US and SI units; * water and wastewater design; * sustainability; * public health. There is also a companion website with illustrations, problems and solutions.


Geophysical exploration technology : applications in lithological and stratigraphic reservoirs

Recommending faculty:  Prof. Roberto S. Soriano (CE 111, CE 112)

Author Ming Li
Place of Publication Kidlington, Oxford
Date of Publication c2014
Publisher Elsevier

Authored by one of the world’s hydrocarbon exploration experts, Geophysical Exploration Technology: Applications in Lithological and Stratigraphic Reservoirs presents the latest technological advancements and cutting edge techniques in reservoir theory, research and exploration.

Stratigraphic and lithological reservoirs play a critical role in increasing the production from oil reserves and new hydrocarbon sources. Recent resource evaluations indicate that onshore stratigraphic and subtle reservoirs account for as much as 40% of the total remaining hydrocarbon sources globally. As a result, these reservoirs will be the most practical, potential and prevalent fields for long-lasting onshore exploration.

Intended as an aid in developing an understanding of the techniques of reservoir exploration, this book presents the latest and most practical methods and technology in oil and gas exploration. It can be used as a training book for lithological stratigraphic exploration and a reference for scientific and technological personnel in the oil and gas industry.

  • Authored by one of the world’s foremost experts in stratigraphic and lithological reservoir exploration who has more than 30 years of experience in research and instruction.
  • Features more than 200 figures, illustrations, and working examples to aid the reader in retaining key concepts
  • Presents the latest technological developments in reservoir exploration techniques
  • Integrates theory and application, arming readers with a rigorous yet practical approach to hydrocarbon exploration in stratigraphic and lithological reservoirs

Fractured rock hydrogeology

Recommending faculty: Prof. Roberto S. Soriano (CE 261)

Editor John M. Sharp, Jr.
Place of Publication Leiden, The Netherlands
Date of Publication c2014
Publisher CRC Press

Fractured rocks extend over much of the world, cropping out in shields, massifs, and the cores of major mountain ranges. They also form the basement below younger sedimentary rocks; at depth; they represent a continuous environment of extended and deep regional groundwater flow. Understanding of groundwater flow and solute transport in fractured rocks is vital for analysis of water resources, water quality and environmental protection, geotechnical and engineering projects, and geothermal energy production. Book chapters include theoretical and practical analyses using numerical modelling, geochemistry, isotopes, aquifer tests, laboratory tests, field mapping, geophysics, geological analyses, and some unique combinations of these types of investigation. Current water resource and geotechnical problems in many countries—and the techniques now used to address them—are also discussed. The importance of geological interpretation is re-emphasised in analysing the hydrogeology of fractured, mostly crystalline rocks and in how critical this is for understanding their hydrology and the wise utilisation of resources. This is indeed hydrogeology in its broadest sense. The importance of, but great difficulty in, extending or upscaling fractured rock hydraulic properties is also made clear.

This book is aimed at practicing hydrogeologists, engineers, ecologists, resource managers, and perhaps most importantly, students and earth scientists not yet familiar with the ubiquity and importance of fractured rock systems.


Low impact development and sustainable stormwater management

Recommending faculty:  Prof. Roberto S. Soriano (CE 132)

Author Thomas H. Cahill
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication c2012
Publisher Wiley

Sustainable Stormwater Management introduces engineers and designers to ideas and methods for managing stormwater in a more ecologically sustainable fashion. It provides detailed information on the design process, engineering details and calculations, and construction concerns. Concepts are illustrated with real-world examples, complete with photographs. This guide integrates the perspectives of landscape architects, planners, and scientists for a multi-disciplinary approach. This is an enlightening reference for professionals working in stormwater management, from engineers and designers to developers to regulators, and a great text for college courses.

Water efficiency in buildings : theory and practice

Recommending faculty:  Prof. Roberto S. Soriano  (CE 111< CE 112)

Editor Kemi Adeyeye
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex
Date of Publication c2014
Publisher Wiley/Blackwell

This reference source on water efficiency in buildings provides comprehensive and up-to-date information. Both multi-disciplinary and practical, it signposts current knowledge, innovation, expertise and evidence on an important subject which is high in the resource management debate.

Water Efficiency in Buildings: a review of theory and practice is structured into five sections: Policy; People; Building Design and Planning; Alternative Water Technologies; and Practical Examples & Case Studies. This final section of the book presents new and current practice as well as lessons learnt from case examples on the use of water saving technologies and user engagement.

Current evidence is vital for effective policy making. The dynamic nature of issues around water resource management creates a higher need for robust and reliable data and research information that can inform policy and regulations.

This compendium provides a roadmap for researchers and building professionals on water efficiency as well as for policy makers and regulators. The case studies and research presented fall within the water supply and demand spectrum, especially those that focus on process efficiency, resource management, building performance, customer experiences and user participation, sustainable practises, scientific and technological innovation. The benefit and impact of the research is at the localandnational level, as well as in the global context.

 


Traffic and highway engineering, 5th ed.

Recommending faculty:  Prof. John Michael G. Constantino  (CE 141, CE 142)

Author Nicholas J. Garber
Place of Publication Stamford, CT
Date of Publication c2015
Publisher Cengage Learning,

The new edition of Garber and Hoel’s best-selling TRAFFIC AND HIGHWAY ENGINEERING focuses on giving students insight into all facets of traffic and highway engineering. Students generally come to this course with little knowledge or understanding of the importance of transportation, much less of the extensive career opportunities within the field. Transportation is an extremely broad field, and courses must either cover all transportation modes or focus on specifics. While many topics can be covered with a survey approach, this often lacks sufficient depth and students leave the course without a full understanding of any of the fields. This text focuses exclusively on traffic and highway engineering beginning with a discussion of the pivotal role transportation plays in our society, including employment opportunities, historical impact, and the impact of transportation on our daily lives. This approach gives students a sense of what the field is about as well as an opportunity to consider some of its challenges. Later chapters focus on specific issues facing transportation engineers. The text uses pedagogical tools such as worked problems, diagrams and tables, reference material, and realistic examples to demonstrate how the material is applied.


Curing concrete

Recommending faculty: Prof. Nathaniel B. Diola  CE 222, CE 322)

Author Peter C. Taylor
Place of Publication Boca Raton
Date of Publication c2014
Publisher Taylor & Francis

Curing is one of those activities that every civil engineer and construction worker has heard of, but in reality does not worry about much. In practice, curing is often low on the list of priorities on the construction site, particularly when budgets and timelines are under pressure. Yet the increasing demands being placed on concrete mixtures also mean that they are less forgiving than in the past. Therefore, any activity that will help improve hydration and so performance, while reducing the risk of cracking, is becoming more important. Curing Concrete explains exactly why curing is so important and shows you how to best do it.

The book covers:

  • The fundamentals behind hydration
  • How curing affects the properties of concrete, improving its long-term performance
  • What curing technologies and techniques you can use for different applications
  • How to effectively specify, provide, and measure curing in a project

The author also gives numerous examples of how curing—or a lack of it—has affected concrete performance in real-world situations. These include examples from hot and cold climates, as well as examples related to high-performance concrete, performance parameters, and specifications and testing. Written for construction professionals who want to ensure the quality and longevity of their concrete structures, this book demonstrates that curing is well worth the effort and cost.


Concrete pavement design, construction, and performance, 2nd ed.

Recommending faculty: Prof. Nathaniel B. Diola (CE 124, CE 190, CE 199)

 

Author Norbert J. Delatte
Place of Publication Boca Raton
Date of Publication c2014
Publisher CRC Press

This second edition of Concrete Pavement Design, Construction, and Performance provides a solid foundation for pavement engineers seeking relevant and applicable design and construction instruction. It relies on general principles instead of specific ones, and incorporates illustrative case studies and prime design examples to highlight the material. It presents a thorough understanding of materials selection, mixture proportioning, design and detailing, drainage, construction techniques, and pavement performance. It also offers insight into the theoretical framework underlying commonly used design procedures as well as the limits of the applicability of the procedures. All chapters have been updated to reflect recent developments, including some alternative and emerging design technologies that improve sustainability.

What’s New in the Second Edition:

The second edition of this book contains a new chapter on sustainability, and coverage of mechanistic-empirical design and pervious concrete pavements. RCC pavements are now given a new chapter. The text also expands the industrial pavement design chapter.

  • Outlines alternatives for concrete pavement solutions
  • Identifies desired performance and behavior parameters
  • Establishes appropriate materials and desired concrete proportions
  • Presents steps for translating the design into a durable facility

The book highlights significant innovations such as one is two-lift concrete pavements, precast concrete pavement systems, RCC pavement, interlocking concrete pavers, thin concrete pavement design, and pervious concrete. This text also addresses pavement management, maintenance, rehabilitation, and overlays.


Groundwater around the world : a geographic synopsis

Recommending faculty: Prof. Roberto S. Soriano  (CE 214)

Author Jean Margat
Place of Publication Leiden, The Netherlands
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher CRC Press/Balkema

 

This book presents a unique and up-to-date summary of what is known about groundwater on our planet, from a global perspective and in terms of area-specific factual information. Unlike most textbooks on groundwater, it does not deal with theoretical principles, but rather with the overall picture that emerges as a result of countless observations, studies and other activities related to groundwater in all parts of the world. The focus is on showing the role and geographical diversity of groundwater—a natural resource of great importance in daily life, but poorly understood by the general public and even by many water sector professionals.

The book starts by analysing groundwater in the context of the hydrological cycle. Subsequently, groundwater systems as physical units, with their boundaries mainly defined by geological conditions, are reviewed. The next chapter looks at groundwater as a resource, paying attention, among others, to its quantity and quality, to the differentiation between renewable and non-renewable resources, and to the techniques for withdrawing groundwater. This is followed by a systematic documentation of the quantities of groundwater withdrawn and used around the world, and of the corresponding shares of groundwater in each of the main water use sectors. After that, steadily growing needs for groundwater management interventions are identified, resulting from local human activities and global change (including demography, economic development and climate change). Finally, groundwater resources management is addressed and real-life cases are described that illustrate actions taken and experiences with different issues in different parts of the world.

The authors attempted to write this book in such a way that it is accessible to a wider readership than just groundwater professionals. It will also benefit non-groundwater specialists who work in groundwater-related fields (water managers, land use planners, environmentalists, agronomists, engineers, economists, lawyers, and journalists), by broadening their understanding of groundwater and making them aware of the huge variety of groundwater settings. Groundwater specialists will use the book as a convenient reference on the geographical diversity of groundwater. Part of the contents or interpretations offered may even be new to them or enhance their knowledge of some aspects. The many maps, tables, and references will save much time for those who would otherwise have to search elsewhere for basic information on the globe’s groundwater.


Biorenewable resources : engineering new products from agriculture

Recommending faculty:  Prof. Roberto S. Soriano  (CE)

Author Robert C. Brown
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex
Date of Publication c2014
Publisher Wiley Blackwell

 Biorenewable Resources: Engineering New Products from Agriculture, 2nd Edition will provide comprehensive coverage of engineering systems that convert agricultural crops and residues into bioenergy and biobased products. This edition is thoroughly updated and revised to better serve the needs of the professional and research fields working with biorenewable resource development and production. Biorenewable resources is a rapidly growing field that forms at the interface between agricultural and plant sciences and process engineering. Biorenewable Resources will be an indispensable reference for anyone working in the production of biomass or biorenewable resources.


Global challenges in integrated coastal zone management

Recommending faculty:  Prof. Roberto S. Soriano  (CE 113, CE 270)

Editor Erland Moksness
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher Wiley

Growing pressure from increasingly diverse human activities coupled with climate change impacts threaten the functional integrity of coastal ecosystems around the globe. A multi-disciplinary approach towards understanding drivers, pressures and impacts in the coastal zone requires effective integration of data and information in policy and management, combining expertise from nature and social science, to reach a balanced and sustainable development of the coastal zone. This important book comprises the proceedings of The International Symposium on Integrated Coastal Zone Management, which took place in Arendal, Norway between 3-7 July 2011. The main objective of the Symposium was to present current knowledge and to address issues on advice and management related to the coastal zone. The major themes of papers included in this book are: * Coastal habitats and ecosystem services * Adaptation/mitigation to change in coastal systems * Coastal governance * Linking science and management Comprising a huge wealth of information, this timely and well-edited volume is essential reading for all those involved in coastal zone management around the globe. All libraries in research establishments and universities where marine, aquatic and environmental sciences, and fisheries and aquatic sciences are studied and taught will need copies of this important volume on their shelves.

An Introduction to thermogeology : ground source heating and cooling

Recommending faculty:  Prof. Roberto S. Soriano  (CE)

Author David Banks
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex
Date of Publication c2012
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell

 

This authoritative guide provides a basis for understanding the emerging technology of ground source heating and cooling. It equips engineers, geologists, architects, planners and regulators with the fundamental skills needed to manipulate the ground’s huge capacity to store, supply and receive heat, and to implement technologies (such as heat pumps) to exploit that capacity for space heating and cooling. The author has geared the book towards understanding ground source heating and cooling from the ground side (the geological aspects), rather than solely the building aspects. He explains the science behind thermogeology and offers practical guidance on different design options. An Introduction to Thermogeology: ground source heating and cooling is aimed primarily at professionals whose skill areas impinge on the emerging technology of ground source heating and cooling. They will be aware of the importance of the technology and wish to rapidly acquire fundamental theoretical understanding and design skills. This second edition has been thoroughly updated and expanded to cover new technical developments and now includes end-of-chapter study questions to testthe reader’sunderstanding.

Urban transportation and logistics : health, safety, and security concerns

Recommending faculty:  Prof. Joseph Gerard T. Reyes (ME 259)

Editor Eiichi Taniguchi
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication c2014
Publisher CRC Press

Although society has become increasingly dependent on the timely operation of logistics systems, we still face many problems regarding efficiency, the environment, energy consumption, and safety in urban transport and logistics—under normal cases and in disasters. As such, understanding how to address these challenges has become essential for creating better urban planning and policy implementation.

Presenting the best practices of leading experts from around the world, Urban Transportation and Logistics: Health, Safety, and Security Concerns provides cutting-edge concepts and a vision for urban transport and logistics relating to human security. Its comprehensive coverage supplies the foundation for examining transport and logistics systems in urban areas from the viewpoint of safety and security considerations on human life. Topics covered include:

 

  • Hazardous material transport
  • Healthy transport
  • Road safety
  • Network design for freight transport and supply chain
  • Transport and logistics in Asian cities
  • Vehicle routing and scheduling with uncertainty
  • Urban transport and logistics in natural disasters
  • Future perspectives on urban freight transport

The book addresses Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and Intelligent Transport System (ITS) applications within urban logistics. It considers supply chains, road safety in hazardous material transport, and logistics and transport design in mixed traffic areas. It also introduces the notion of the megalopolis and the need for improved planning relative to human usage, freight transportation, and city logistic planning.

This book provides numerous examples and case studies of real-world scenarios from around the world, making it useful for both practitioners and researchers involved in urban transport and logistics planning.


Construction management

Recommending faculty:  Prof. Christian R. Orozco  (CE 132)

Author Eugenio Pellicer
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex
Date of Publication 2014
Publisher Wiley Blackwell

The management of construction projects is a wide ranging and challenging discipline in an increasingly international industry, facing continual challenges and demands for improvements in safety, in quality and cost control, and in the avoidance of contractual disputes.

Construction Management grew out of a Leonardo da Vinci project to develop a series of Common Learning Outcomes for European Managers in Construction. Financed by the European Union, the project aimed to develop a library of basic materials for developing construction management skills for use in a pan-European context. Focused exclusively on the management of the construction phase of a building project from the contractor’s point of view, Construction Management covers the complete range of topics of which mastery is required by the construction management professional for the effective delivery of new construction projects.

With the continued internationalisation of the construction industry, Construction Management will be required reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students across Europe.

 


  Construction project safety

Recommending faculty:  Prof. Fernando J. Germar (CE 156, CE 297)

Author John Schaufelberger
Place of Publication Hoboken, New Jersey
Date of Publication c2014
Publisher Wiley

This introduction to construction safety for construction management personnel takes a project-based approach to present potential hazards in construction and their mitigation or prevention. After introducing Accident Prevention Programs and OSHA compliance requirements, the book integrates safety instruction into the building process by following a building project from site construction through interior finish. Reinforcing this applied approach are photographs, drawings, contract documentation, and an online 3D BIM model to help visualize the onsite scenarios.

 


Fluid mechanics : fundamentals and applications

Recommending faculty:  Prof. John Michael G. Constantino (CE 123, CE 124)

Author Yunus A.Cengel
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication c2014
Publisher McGraw-Hill Higher Education

Fluid Mechanics: Fundamentals and Applications, Third Edition in IS Units communicates directly with tomorrow’s engineers in a simple yet precise manner. Intended for the first fluid mechanics course for the undergraduate engineering students, this book covers the basic principles and equations of fluid mechanics in the context of numerous and diverse real-world engineering examples. The text helps students develop an intuitive understanding of fluid mechanics by emphasizing the physical underpinning of processes and by utilizing numerous figures, photographs, and other visual aids to reinforce the basic concepts.

Bridge engineering handbook. Superstructure design

Recommending faculty:  Prof. Fernando J. Germar (CE 156, CE 250)

Editor Wai-Fah Chen
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication c2014
Publisher CRC Press

 

Over 140 experts, 14 countries, and 89 chapters are represented in the second edition of the Bridge Engineering Handbook. This extensive collection highlights bridge engineering specimens from around the world, contains detailed information on bridge engineering, and thoroughly explains the concepts and practical applications surrounding the subject.

Published in five books: Fundamentals, Superstructure Design, Substructure Design, Seismic Design, and Construction and Maintenance, this new edition provides numerous worked-out examples that give readers step-by-step design procedures, includes contributions by leading experts from around the world in their respective areas of bridge engineering, contains 26 completely new chapters, and updates most other chapters. It offers design concepts, specifications, and practice, as well as the various types of bridges. The text includes over 2,500 tables, charts, illustrations, and photos. The book covers new, innovative and traditional methods and practices; explores rehabilitation, retrofit, and maintenance; and examines seismic design and building materials.

The second book, Superstructure Design, contains 19 chapters, and covers information on how to design all types of bridges.

What’s New in the Second Edition:

  • Includes two new chapters: Extradosed Bridges and Stress Ribbon Pedestrian Bridges
  • Updates the Prestressed Concrete Girder Bridges chapter and rewrites it as two chapters: Precast/Pretensioned Concrete Girder Bridges and Cast-In-Place Post-Tensioned Prestressed Concrete Girder Bridges
  • Expands the chapter on Bridge Decks and Approach Slabs and divides it into two chapters: Concrete Decks and Approach Slabs
  • Rewrites seven chapters: Segmental Concrete Bridges, Composite Steel I-Girder Bridges, Composite Steel Box Girder Bridges, Arch Bridges, Cable-Stayed Bridges, Orthotropic Steel Decks, and Railings

This text is an ideal reference for practicing bridge engineers and consultants (design, construction, maintenance), and can also be used as a reference for students in bridge engineering courses.


Urban transportation and logistics : health, safety, and security concerns

Recommending faculty:  Prof. Lestelle V. Torio (Ce 141, CE 142, CE 240)

Editor Eiichi Taniguchi
Place of Publication Baca Raton, FL
Date of Publication c2014
Publisher CRC Press

 

Although society has become increasingly dependent on the timely operation of logistics systems, we still face many problems regarding efficiency, the environment, energy consumption, and safety in urban transport and logistics—under normal cases and in disasters. As such, understanding how to address these challenges has become essential for creating better urban planning and policy implementation.

Presenting the best practices of leading experts from around the world, Urban Transportation and Logistics: Health, Safety, and Security Concerns provides cutting-edge concepts and a vision for urban transport and logistics relating to human security. Its comprehensive coverage supplies the foundation for examining transport and logistics systems in urban areas from the viewpoint of safety and security considerations on human life. Topics covered include:

  • Hazardous material transport
  • Healthy transport
  • Road safety
  • Network design for freight transport and supply chain
  • Transport and logistics in Asian cities
  • Vehicle routing and scheduling with uncertainty
  • Urban transport and logistics in natural disasters
  • Future perspectives on urban freight transport

The book addresses Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and Intelligent Transport System (ITS) applications within urban logistics. It considers supply chains, road safety in hazardous material transport, and logistics and transport design in mixed traffic areas. It also introduces the notion of the megalopolis and the need for improved planning relative to human usage, freight transportation, and city logistic planning.

This book provides numerous examples and case studies of real-world scenarios from around the world, making it useful for both practitioners and researchers involved in urban transport and logistics planning.


Numerical methods in engineering with Python 3

Recommending faculty:  Prof. Noriza Tibon  (ES 204)

Author Jaan Kiusalaas
Place of Publication Cambridge
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher Cambridge University Press

This book is an introduction to numerical methods for students in engineering. It covers the usual topics found in an engineering course: solution of equations, interpolation and data fitting, solution of differential equations, eigenvalue problems, and optimization. The algorithms are implemented in Python 3, a high-level programming language that rivals MATLAB® in readability and ease of use. All methods include programs showing how the computer code is utilized in the solution of problems. The book is based on Numerical Methods in Engineering with Python, which used Python 2. This new text demonstrates the use of Python 3 and includes an introduction to the Python plotting package Matplotlib. This comprehensive book is enhanced by the addition of numerous examples and problems throughout.

Energy resources : availability, management, and environmental impacts

Recommending faculty:  Prof. A. Palanca  (CE, EgYE 201)

Author Kenneth J. Skipka
Place of Publication Boca Raton
Date of Publication c2014
Publisher CRC Press,

 

The Energy Problem

Energy Resources: Availability, Management, and Environmental Impacts identifies historical increases in demand and a continuing lack of viable management policies for regional and global energy problems. Considering the state and consumption of energy resources on a worldwide level, the authors outline and address three primary issues that they view as growing concerns: the exploitation of current forms of energy, the environmental consequences, and the social and economic ramifications involved.

The initial chapters offer an overview of energy management, providing an introduction to energy, energy-related engineering principles, regulations, energy conservation, and sustainability. The book discusses all energy resource forms from fossil fuels to renewable resources. The authors introduce an energy matrix providing an analytical structure that quantitatively can be used to evaluate resource options and their impacts.

The concluding chapters provide insight into the driving forces that have shaped energy policy to date and the uncertainties that face future policymakers. The book analyzes various aspects of energy management. It poses concerns and offers solutions, including a proposed approach for developing, organizing, and implementing a national energy plan for the U.S.


Petroleum economics and engineering

Recommending faculty:  Prof. A. Palanca  (CE, EgyE 201)

Editor Hussein K. Abdel Aal
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication c2014
Publisher CRC Press

This book explains how to apply economic analysis to the evaluation of engineering challenges in the petroleum industry. Discussion progresses from an introduction to the industry, through principles and techniques of engineering economics, to the application of economic methods. Packed with real-world examples and case studies demonstrating how to calculate rate of return, discounted cash flow, payout period, and more, Petroleum Economics and Engineering, Third Edition assists petroleum engineers, chemical engineers, production workers, management, and executives in sound economic decision-making regarding the design, manufacture, and operation of oil and gas plants, equipment, and processes.

The fully revised third edition is updated to reflect key advancements in petroleum technology and expanded to include chapters on middle stream operations, known as surface petroleum operations (SPO), and natural gas processing and fractionation. By looking globally at the hydrocarbon industry, the improved text offers the reader a more complete picture of the petroleum sector, which includes the global processes of exploration, production, refining, and transportation.


Large scale and big data : processing and management

Recommending faculty:  Prof. Julius M. Bañgate (GE)

Editor Sherif Sakr
Place of Publication Boca Raton
Date of Publication 2014
Publisher CRC Press

Large Scale and Big Data: Processing and Managementprovides readers with a central source of reference on the data management techniques currently available for large-scale data processing. Presenting chapters written by leading researchers, academics, and practitioners, it addresses the fundamental challenges associated with Big Data processing tools and techniques across a range of computing environments.The book begins by discussing the basic concepts and tools of large-scale Big Data processing and cloud computing. It also provides an overview of different programming models and cloud-based deployment models. The book’s second section examines the usage of advanced Big Data processing techniques in different domains, including semantic web, graph processing, and stream processing. The third section discusses advanced topics of Big Data processing such as consistency management, privacy, and security.Supplying a comprehensive summary from both the research and applied perspectives, the book covers recent research discoveries and applications, making it an ideal reference for a wide range of audiences, including researchers and academics working on databases, data mining, and web scale data processing.After reading this book, you will gain a fundamental understanding of how to use Big Data-processing tools and techniques effectively across application domains. Coverage includes cloud data management architectures, big data analytics visualization, data management, analytics for vast amounts of unstructured data, clustering, classification, link analysis of big data, scalable data mining, and machine learning techniques.

Image processing, analysis, and machine vision, 4th ed.

Recommending faculty:  Prof. Julius Bañgate  (GE)

Author Milan Sonka
Place of Publication Stamford, CT
Date of Publication c2015
Publisher Cengage Learning

The brand new edition of IMAGE PROCESSING, ANALYSIS, AND MACHINE VISION is a robust text providing deep and wide coverage of the full range of topics encountered in the field of image processing and machine vision. As a result, it can serve undergraduates, graduates, researchers, and professionals looking for a readable reference. The book’s encyclopedic coverage of topics is wide, and it can be used in more than one course (both image processing and machine vision classes). In addition, while advanced mathematics is not needed to understand basic concepts (making this a good choice for undergraduates), rigorous mathematical coverage is included for more advanced readers. It is also distinguished by its easy-to-understand algorithm descriptions of difficult concepts, and a wealth of carefully selected problems and examples.

 


Python for everyone

Recommending faculty:  Prof. Julius Bañgate (GE 120)

Author Cay Horstmann
Place of Publication Hoboken, NJ
Date of Publication c2014
Publisher Wiley

Python for Everyone, 1st Edition is a comprehensive introduction to Python and computer programming, which focuses on the principles of programming, software engineering, and effective learning. It is designed for a one-semester, mixed-major, first course in programming.Nobody supports your desire to teach students good programming skills like Cay Horstmann and Rance Necaise. Active in both the classroom and the software industry, Horstmann and Necaise know that meticulous coding—not shortcuts—is the base upon which great programmers are made. Using an innovative visual design that leads students step-by-step through intricacies of Python programming, Python For Everyone, 1st Edition instills confidence in beginning programmers and confidence leads to success.

Production and operations management systems

Recommending faculty:  Prof. Viginia Soriano J. (IE 151)

Author Sushil Gupta
Place of Publication Boca Raton
Date of Publication 2014
Publisher CRC Press

Since the beginning of mankind on Earth, if the “busyness” process was successful, then some form of benefit sustained it. The fundamentals are obvious: get the right inputs (materials, labor, money, and ideas); transform them into highly demanded, quality outputs; and make it available in time to the end consumer. Illustrating how operations relate to the rest of the organization, Production and Operations Management Systems provides an understanding of the production and operations management (P/OM) functions as well as the processes of goods and service producers.

The modular character of the text permits many different journeys through the materials. If you like to start with supply chain management (Chapter 9) and then move on to inventory management (Chapter 5) and then quality management (Chapter 8), you can do so in that order. However, if your focus is product line stability and quick response time to competition, you may prefer to begin with project management (Chapter 7) to reflect the continuous project mode required for fast redesign rapid response. Slides, lectures, Excel worksheets, and solutions to short and extended problem sets are available on the Downloads / Updates tabs.

The project management component of P/OM is no longer an auxiliary aspect of the field. The entire system has to be viewed and understood. The book helps students develop a sense of managerial competence in making decisions in the design, planning, operation, and control of manufacturing, production, and operations systems through examples and case studies. The text uses analytical techniques when necessary to develop critical thinking and to sharpen decision-making skills. It makes production and operations management (P/OM) interesting, even exciting, to those who are embarking on a career that involves business of any kind.


Design for manufacturability : how to use concurrent engineering to rapidly develop low-cost, high-quality products for lean production

Recommending faculty:  Prof. Virginia J. Soriano  (IE 112)

Author David M. Anderson
Place of Publication Boca Raton
Date of Publication c2014
Publisher CRC Press

Design for Manufacturability: How to Use Concurrent Engineering to Rapidly Develop Low-Cost, High-Quality Products for Lean Production shows how to use concurrent engineering teams to design products for all aspects of manufacturing with the lowest cost, the highest quality, and the quickest time to stable production. Extending the concepts of design for manufacturability to an advanced product development model, the book explains how to simultaneously make major improvements in all these product development goals, while enabling effective implementation of Lean Production and quality programs.

Illustrating how to make the most of lessons learned from previous projects, the book proposes numerous improvements to current product development practices, education, and management. It outlines effective procedures to standardize parts and materials, save time and money with off-the-shelf parts, and implement a standardization program. It also spells out how to work with the purchasing department early on to select parts and materials that maximize quality and availability while minimizing part lead-times and ensuring desired functionality.

  • Describes how to design families of products for Lean Production, build-to-order, and mass customization
  • Emphasizes the importance of quantifying all product and overhead costs and then provides easy ways to quantify total cost
  • Details dozens of design guidelines for product design, including assembly, fastening, test, repair, and maintenance
  • Presents numerous design guidelines for designing parts for manufacturability
  • Shows how to design in quality and reliability with many quality guidelines and sections on mistake-proofing (poka-yoke)

Describing how to design parts for optimal manufacturability and compatibility with factory processes, the book provides a big picture perspective that emphasizes designing for the lowest total cost and time to stable production. After reading this book you will understand how to reduce total costs, ramp up quickly to volume production without delays or extra cost, and be able to scale up production rapidly so as not to limit growth.


Modern industrial statistics : with applications in R, MINITAB and JMP

Recommending faculty:  Prof. Virginia J. Soriano  (IE 27)

Author Ron S. Kenett
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex
Date of Publication c2014
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Inc.

Fully revised and updated, this book combines a theoretical background with examples and references to R, MINITAB and JMP, enabling practitioners to find state-of-the-art material on both foundation and implementation tools to support their work. Topics addressed include computer-intensive data analysis, acceptance sampling, univariate and multivariate statistical process control, design of experiments, quality by design, and reliability using classical and Bayesian methods. The book can be used for workshops or courses on acceptance sampling, statistical process control, design of experiments, and reliability. Graduate and post-graduate students in the areas of statistical quality and engineering, as well as industrial statisticians, researchers and practitioners in these fields will all benefit from the comprehensive combination of theoretical and practical information provided in this single volume. Modern Industrial Statistics: With applications in R, MINITAB and JMP: * Combines a practical approach with theoretical foundations and computational support. * Provides examples in R using a dedicated package called MISTAT, and also refers to MINITAB and JMP. * Includes exercises at the end of each chapter to aid learning and test knowledge. * Provides over 40 data sets representing real-life case studies. * Is complemented by a comprehensive website providing an introduction to R, and installations of JMP scripts and MINITAB macros, including effective tutorials with introductory material: www.wiley.com/go/modern-industrial-statistics.


Formal methods in manufacturing

Recommending faculty:  Prof. Virginia J. Soriano  (IE)

Editor Javier Campos
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication c2014
Publisher CRC Press

 

Illustrated with real-life manufacturing examples, Formal Methods in Manufacturing provides state-of-the-art solutions to common problems in manufacturing systems. Assuming some knowledge of discrete event systems theory, the book first delivers a detailed introduction to the most important formalisms used for the modeling, analysis, and control of manufacturing systems (including Petri nets, automata, and max-plus algebra), explaining the advantages of each formal method. It then employs the different formalisms to solve specific problems taken from today’s industrial world, such as modeling and simulation, supervisory control (including deadlock prevention) in a distributed and/or decentralized environment, performance evaluation (including scheduling and optimization), fault diagnosis and diagnosability analysis, and reconfiguration.

Containing chapters written by leading experts in their respective fields, Formal Methods in Manufacturing helps researchers and application engineers handle fundamental principles and deal with typical quality goals in the design and operation of manufacturing systems.


RESERVE BOOK


Structural analysis, 5th ed.

Recommending faculty:  Prof. Noriza Tibon  (CE 155)

Editor Aslam Kassimali
Place of Publication Stamford, CT
Date of Publication c2015
Publisher Cengage Learning

 

The 5th edition of the classic STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS by Aslam Kassamali teaches students the basic principles of structural analysis using the classical approach. The chapters are presented in a logical order, moving from an introduction of the topic to an analysis of statically determinate beams, trusses and rigid frames, to the analysis of statistically indeterminate structures. The text includes solved problems to help illustrate the fundamental concepts. Access to interactive software for analyzing plane framed structures is available for download via the text’s companion website.
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CIRCULATION BOOKS


Data mining explained : a manager’s guide to customer-centric business intelligence

Recommending faculty: Prof. Crisron Lucas

Authors Rhonda Delmater and Monte Hancock
Place of Publication Boston
Date of Publication [2001]
Publisher Digital Press

The first book for managers and technical professionals that teaches data mining in an accessible way and that explains how data mining drives next-generation customer relationship strategies.

Data Mining Explained helps technically-proficient managers and IT professionals use powerful data mining technologies to solve important business challenges, most importantly to identify and better serve customer needs. Written by data mining experts, Data Mining Explained describes how companies in general and those in key vertical markets can design and build effective technical marketing and sales strategies and operations using data mining.

Data Mining Explained makes vital and increasingly mainstream concepts and technologies accessible to a wide range of readers new to the topic. Readers will learn how data mining can help them find relationships and patterns, such as customer buying habits, within the huge stores of data they gather every day. Data Mining Explained helps readers understand how data mining is defining next-generation e-commerce and customer relationship management (CRM) and can revolutionize how organizations engage their customers.

Teaches an increasingly mainstream technology to managers and technical professionals
Explains how data mining unites customer relationship management (CRM) and business intelligence
Describes how to develop a data mining strategy.


Engineering computations : an introduction using MATLAB and Excel, International edition

Recommending faculty: Prof. Crisron Lucas

Authors Joseph C. Musto, William E. Howard, Richard R. Williams
Place of Publication New York, NY
Date of Publication [2009]
Publisher McGraw-Hill

The strength of Engineering Computation is its combination of the two most important computational programs in the engineering marketplace today, MATLAB[registered] and Excel[registered]. Engineering students will need to know how to use both programs to solve problems. While it is important to teach the mechanics of using the relevant tools, those tools can change so the focus of this text is on the fundamentals of engineering computing: algorithm development, selection of appropriate tools, documentation of solutions, and verification and interpretation of results.


Material handling systems : designing for safety and health

Recommending faculty: Prof. Astrid Ayla Liberato

Author Charles D. Reese
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication [2000]
Publisher Taylor & Francis

This book points out the safety and health concerns as well as the regulatory requirements for safe material handling. Many material handling venues are discussed from cranes to industrial robots. This diverse approach to material handling safety will be of interest to those who are responsible for safety or having material handling as a major component of their operation.


Introduction to emergency management, Fourthth edition

Recommending faculty: Prof. Astrid Ayla Liberato

Authors George D. Haddow, Jane A. Bullock, Damon P. Coppola
Place of Publication Burlington, MA
Date of Publication c2011
Publisher Butterworth-Heinemann

Introduction to Emergency Management, Fourth Edition, offers a practical guide to the discipline of emergency management. It focuses on the domestic emergency management system of the United States, highlighting the lessons and emerging trends that are applicable to emergency management systems in other parts of the world.

The book begins by tracing the historical development of emergency management from the 1800s to the present world of homeland security. It then discusses the hazards faced by emergency management and the methods of assessing hazard risk; the function of mitigation and the strategies and programs emergency management or other disciplines use to reduce the impact of disasters; and emergency management preparedness.

The book also covers the importance of communication in the emergency management of the twenty-first century; the functions and processes of disaster response; government and voluntary programs aimed at helping people and communities rebuild in the aftermath of a disaster; and international emergency management. It also addresses the impact of September 11, 2001 on traditional perceptions of emergency management; and emergency management in the post-9/11, post-Katrina environment.

* Expanded coverage of risk management * Enhanced coverage of disaster communications, including social networking sites like Twitter * More material on mitigation of disasters * Up-to-date information on the role of FEMA in the Obama administration


Real analysis, Third edition

Donated by: Dr. Luis Sison

Author H. L. Royden
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication [1988]
Publisher Macmillan Publishing Company

This is the classic introductory graduate text. Heart of the book is measure theory and Lebesque integration.


Palm programming : the developer’s guide

Donated by: Dr. Luis Sison

Authors Neil Rhodes and Julie McKeehan
Place of Publication Sebastopol, CA
Date of Publication [1999]
Publisher O’Reilly & Associates, Inc.

Palm Pilot’s popularity is growing and with over a million units sold, the Palm OS dominates the hand-held market. Wired has astutely described Palm’s position in a recent article: “On its way to becoming the bestselling hand-held computer of all time, the 3Com Palm Pilot has spawned an intense, emotional, and fanatical developer following not seen since the glory days of the Mac.” (Wired, 20 Feb. 98). Palm Programming should be eagerly accepted by programmers because the authors worked closely with Palm to ensure that the book is tailored exactly to the needs of the ever-growing group of Palm developers. As nothing but some piecemeal documentation exists currently, this book provides a much needed solution to the Palm developers. In fact, Palm uses this book as their official developer’s guide and will be using it in the future as a key part of their training materials for developers.There are currently no books on Palm programming (and we know of none that are planned). The only way to learn is by using the reference material published by Palm (available freely on their Web site), the tutorial they provide, or various Palm programming FAQs compiled by third parties.Palm Programming shows intermediate to experienced C programmers how to build a Palm application from the ground up. Using an easy-to- understand tutorial approach, this book gives readers everything necessary to create a wide range of Palm applications and conduits, from simple scripts through full-blown applications, and in the process provides thorough coverage of Palm programming. It includes a CD-ROM (Macintosh and Windows compatible) with the full source code to the examples in the book, a trial version of Palm’s Software Development Kit, and third-party developer tools, including Metrowerks’ Code Warrior Lite programming kit.Outline Part 1: Overview of Palm OS and devices Chapter 1: The Palm Solution Chapter 2: Developing for Palm OS Chapter 3: Designing a solution Part 2: Programming for the handheld Chapter 4: Structure of an Application Chapter 5: Forms and Form Objects Chapter 6: Databases Chapter 7: Menus Chapter 8: Extras Chapter 9: Communications Chapter 10: Debugging Part 3: Programming for the desktop: conduits Chapter 11: Getting started with conduits Chapter 12: Uploading and Downloading Data Chapter 13: Two-way Syncing Appendix: Where to go from here


Complex variables and applications, Fifth edition

Donated by: Dr. Luis Sison

Authors Ruel V. Churchill, James Ward Brown
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication [1990]
Publisher McGraw-Hill

“Complex Variables and Applications, 8E” will serve, just as the earlier editions did, as a textbook for an introductory course in the theory and application of functions of a complex variable. This new edition preserves the basic content and style of the earlier editions. The text is designed to develop the theory that is prominent in applications of the subject. You will find a special emphasis given to the application of residues and conformal mappings. To accommodate the different calculus backgrounds of students, footnotes are given with references to other texts that contain proofs and discussions of the more delicate results in advanced calculus. Improvements in the text include extended explanations of theorems, greater detail in arguments, and the separation of topics into their own sections.


Measure and integral : an introduction to real analysis

Donated by: Dr. Luis Sison

Authors Richard L. Wheeden, Antoni Zygmund
Place of Publication New York, New York
Date of Publication [1977]
Publisher Marcel Dekker, Inc.

This volume develops the classical theory of the Lebesgue integral and some of its applications. The integral is initially presented in the context of n-dimensional Euclidean space, following a thorough study of the concepts of outer measure and measure. A more general treatment of the integral, based on an axiomatic approach, is later given.

Closely related topics in real variables, such as functions of bounded variation, the Riemann-Stieltjes integral, Fubini’s theorem, L(p)) classes, and various results about differentiation are examined in detail. Several applications of the theory to a specific branch of analysis–harmonic analysis–are also provided. Among these applications are basic facts about convolution operators and Fourier series, including results for the conjugate function and the Hardy-Littlewood maximal function.

Measure and Integral: An Introduction to Real Analysis provides an introduction to real analysis for student interested in mathematics, statistics, or probability. Requiring only a basic familiarity with advanced calculus, this volume is an excellent textbook for advanced undergraduate or first-year graduate student in these areas.


Nonlinear dynamical control systems

Donated by: Dr. Luis Sison

Authors Henk Nijmeijer, Arjan van der Schaft
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication [1990]
Publisher Springer-Verlag

This volume deals with controllability and observability properties of nonlinear systems, as well as various ways to obtain input-output representations. The emphasis is on fundamental notions as (controlled) invariant distributions and submanifolds, together with algorithms to compute the required feedbacks.


Inside Visual C++, Fourth edition

Donated by: Dr. Luis Sison

Author David J. Kruglinski
Place of Publication Redmond, Washington
Date of Publication [1977]
Publisher Microsoft Press

In addition, INSIDE VISUAL C++, Fifth Edition, delivers authoritative guidance on:

  • Fundamentals — GDI, event handling, dialog boxes, memory management, SDI and MDI, printing, and help
  • Advanced topics-multithreading, DIBs, ODBC, and DLLs
  • COM — creating document objects, ActiveX “TM” controls, and components; automation; and using wizards and compiler extensions that support COM
  • C++ programming for the Internet — Windows “RM” Sockets, MFC WinInet, and ISAPI extension programs for Microsoft Internet Information Server

An enclosed CD-ROM contains valuable sample source code and sample applications developed for the book?all of which makes this volume an indispensable tool that every professional will keep close at hand.


Using networks

Donated by: Dr. Luis Sison

Author Frank J. Derfler, Jr.
Place of Publication Indianapolis, IN
Date of Publication [1998]
Publisher Que

Using Networks is a comprehensive reference to every connectivity option available. The title explains and compares the latest technologies to help you understand the technology and put your knowledge to work. You’ll start out with a primer on general networking concepts and a description of LANs and networks. Then progress through sections on hardware and various networking standards including an excellent easy-to-understand explanation of the 7 layer OSI model. You’ll also discover the functions of file servers and other shared services including modems, and printers. New to the book will be increased coverage of the services and pitfalls associated with the Internet.


Elementary numerical analysis : an algorithmic approach, Third edition

Donated by: Dr. Luis Sison

Authors S. D. Conte, Carl de Boor
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication [1980]
Publisher McGraw-Hill,Inc.

This is the third edition of a book on the elementary numerical analysis which is designed specifically for the needs of upper-division undergraduate students in engineering, mathematics, and science including,  in particular , computer science.  On the whole, the student has had a solid college calculus sequence should have no difficulty following the material.  Advanced mathematical concepts, such as norms and orthogonality, when they are used, are introduced carefully at a level suitable for undergraduate students and do not assume any previous knowledge.  Some familiarity with matrices is assumed for the chapter on systems of equations and with differential equations for chapters 8 and 9.

This edition, as did the previous one, assumes that the students have access to a computer and that they are familiar with programming in some procedure-oriented language.  A large number of algorithms are presented in the text, and FORTRAN programs for many of these algorithms have been provided.  There are somewhat fewer complete programs in this edition.  All the programs have been rewritten in the FORTRAN 77 language which uses modern structured-programming concepts.  All the programs have been tested on one or more computers, and in most cases machine results are presented.


Stationary battery, 1993 edition

Donated by: Dr. Luis Sison

Place of Publication New York, NY
Date of Publication 1993
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

This edition of Stationary Battery Collection contains many more standards than the initial two developed for lead-acid and nickel-cadmium stationary batteries.  in addition, there are presently three new standards under development to address the application of valve-regulated lead acid (VRLA) batteries.  VRLA batteries represent the latest technology in the field of lead-acid batteries.  Another document under development addresses the specification and application of batteries for uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems.  The numbers of installed UPS systems have grown by leaps and bounds over recent years due to such issues as power quality and the need for truly uninterruptible power.

Taken as whole, the documents contained in this collection represent the most comprehensive and up-to-date information available on the selection, sizing, and installation, and maintenance of stationary batteries for any of the many applications in which they are used.  These applications include telecommunications systems, electric generating stations, electric substations, industrial control, UPS systems, solar power systems, and more.


Sep 3

Donated by : Dr. Luis Sison 
________________________________________________

Author Proakis, John G. and
Dimitris G. Manolakis
Title Digital Signal Processing :
Principles,Algorithms,
and Applications
Publication Date
1996; 2nd edition

 

 

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Author     Predko, Mike
Title                              Programming and customizing the
8051 microcontroller
Publication Date
1999
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Author                      Mattison, Phillip E.
Title                                                    Practical digital VIDEO with programming examples in C
Publication Date
1994
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Author                    Anderson, Don
Title PCMCIA System Architecture
Publication Date
1995
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Author                    Hayt, William H.
Title                       Engineering Electromagnets
Publication Date
1981

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Author Kreyszig, Erwin
Title                      Applied Statistics              
Publication Date
1962

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Author                           Luenberger, David G.
Title Linear and nonlinear programming
Publication Date
1989; 2nd edition
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Author                       Cahill, S.J.
Title The Single Chip Microcomputer
Publication Date
1987

_______________________________________________

Author Nilsson, James W.
Title Electric Circuits                
Publication Date
1993, 4th edition

_______________________________________________

Author                           Hughes,G.E.
Title                              A New Introduction to Modal Logic
Publication Date
1996
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Author Neter, John et.al.
Title Applied Statistics            
Publication Date
1978
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Sep 1

 

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