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Handbook of nondestructive evaluation, 2nd ed.
Recommending faculty: Prof. Reinol Josef D.C. Compañero

Author Charles J. Hellier
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher McGraw-Hill

A complete, up-to-date guide to the leading product testing standard

Fully revised to cover the latest nondestructive testing (NDT) procedures, this practical resource reviews established and emerging methods for examining materials without destroying them or altering their structure. Handbook of Nondestructive Evaluation, Second Edition offers in-depth details on the background, benefits, limitations, and applications of each method. The book provides advice on how to interpret results and formulate accurate decisions based on your findings.

New chapters on digital radiography, ultrasonic phased array testing, and ultrasonic guided wave inspection are included. This is a must-have reference for NDT certification candidates, engineers, metallurgists, quality control specialists, and anyone involved in product design, manufacture, or maintenance.

Handbook of Nondestructive Evaluation, Second Edition covers:

  • Introduction to nondestructive testing
  • Discontinuities—origins and classification
  • Visual testing
  • Penetrant testing
  • Magnetic particle testing
  • Radiographic testing
  • Ultrasonic testing
  • Eddy current testing
  • Thermal infrared testing
  • Acoustic emission testing
  • Digital radiography
  • Ultrasonic phased array testing
  • Ultrasonic guided wave inspection

Handbook of ultra-wideband short-range sensing : theory, sensors, applications
Recommending faculty: Prof. Reinol Josef D.C. Compañero

Author Jurgen Sachs
Place of Publication Weinheim
Date of Publication c2012
Publisher Wiley-VCH

Ranging from the theoretical basis of UWB sensors via implementation issues to applications, this much-needed book bridges the gap between designers and appliers working in civil engineering, biotechnology, medical engineering, robotic, mechanical engineering, safety and homeland security.

From the contents:

  • History
  • Signal and systems in time and frequency domain
  • Propagation of electromagnetic waves (in frequency and time domain)
  • UWB-Principles
  • UWB-antennas and applicators
  • Data processing
  • Applications

Building materials in civil engineering
Recommending faculty: Prof. Reinol Josef D.C. Compañero

Editor Haimei Zhang
Place of Publication Oxford
Date of Publication c2011
Publisher Woodhead Pub.

The construction of buildings and structures relies on having a thorough understanding of building materials. Without this knowledge it would not be possible to build safe, efficient and long-lasting buildings, structures and dwellings. Building materials in civil engineering provides an overview of the complete range of building materials available to civil engineers and all those involved in the building and construction industries.

The book begins with an introductory chapter describing the basic properties of building materials. Further chapters cover the basic properties of building materials, air hardening cement materials, cement, concrete, building mortar, wall and roof materials, construction steel, wood, waterproof materials, building plastics, heat-insulating materials and sound-absorbing materials and finishing materials. Each chapter includes a series of questions, allowing readers to test the knowledge they have gained. A detailed appendix gives information on the testing of building materials.

With its distinguished editor and eminent editorial committee, Building materials in civil engineering is a standard introductory reference book on the complete range of building materials. It is aimed at students of civil engineering, construction engineering and allied courses including water supply and drainage engineering. It also serves as a source of essential background information for engineers and professionals in the civil engineering and construction sector.

  • Provides an overview of the complete range of building materials available to civil engineers and all those involved in the building and construction industries
  • Explores the basic properties of building materials featuring air hardening cement materials, wall and roof materials and sound-absorbing materials
  • Each chapter includes a series of questions, allowing readers to test the knowledge they have gained


Advances in textile engineering and materials : selected peer reviewed papers from the second International Conference on Textile Engineering and Materials (ICTEM2012), November 17-18, 2012, Changsha, China
Recommending faculty: Prof. Reinol Josef D.C. Compañero

Author Charles J. Hellier
Place of Publication Durnten-Zurich
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher Trans Tech

The collection of peer reviewed papers presents some of the latest research and technology on all aspects of textiles and materials. The topics addressed in this publication span the entire spectrum of research to applications for textile technology and textile materials. This book contains the accepted manuscripts from the areas of Textile Materials, Technology in Textile Industry, Textile Equipment, Apparel Design, Future Trends in Textile and Apparel Industry, Engineering Materials and Functional Materials, Engineering Education and Management.

Hydraulic equipment and support systems for mining : selected, peer reviewed papers from the first International Workshop on Hydraulic Equipment and Support Systems for Mining (IWHEM2012) : August 17-18, 2012, Huludao, China
Recommending faculty: Prof. Reinol Josef D.C. Compañero

Editor Zhong You
Place of Publication Durnten-Zurich
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher Trans Tech

The collection includes selected, peer-reviewed papers from the First International Workshop on Hydraulic Equipment and Support Systems for Mining (IWHEM2012), August 17-18, 2012, Huludao, China. The aim of IWHEM2012 is to present the latest research results from scientists related to hydraulic technology and mining equipment. The papers are grouped into: Chapter 1:Industrial Mechanical Engineering and Mining Machinery, Chapter 2: Hydraulic Equipment and Technology, Chapter 3: Materials Science.

Sustainable development of natural resources : selected, peer reviewed papers from the 2nd International Conference on Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development (EESD 2012), October 12-14, 2012, Jilin, China (Three parts)
Recommending faculty: Prof. Reinol Josef D.C. Compañero

Editor Zhong You
Place of Publication Durnten-Zurich
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher Trans Tech

This 3-volumes set contains selected and peer review papers in the subject areas of mineral prospecting and geological exploration, mining engineering and coal mining, mining machinery engineering, mineral process engineering, oil and gas well development projects, metallurgical engineering, energy saving and low carbon ideas, urban and regional planning, development and management of the energy industry, environmental protection and circular economy, global climate change and international cooperation on reducing carbon emissions, national energy strategy and decision-making, ecological economy, circular economy and low-carbon economy, engineering materials and processing technologies, equipment design, manufacturing, automation and control, computer applications in industry and engineering, and other related topics.


ACMOS sigma-delta converters : practical design guide

Author Jose M. de la Rosa
Place of Publication Hoboken
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell

A comprehensive overview of Sigma-Delta Analog-to-Digital Converters (ADCs) and a practical guide to their design in nano-scale CMOS for optimal performance.

This book presents a systematic and comprehensive compilation of sigma-delta converter operating principles, the new advances in architectures and circuits, design methodologies and practical considerations − going from system-level specifications to silicon integration, packaging and measurements, with emphasis on nanometer CMOS implementation. The book emphasizes practical design issues – from high-level behavioural modelling in MATLAB/SIMULINK, to circuit-level implementation in Cadence Design FrameWork II. As well as being a comprehensive reference to the theory, the book is also unique in that it gives special importance on practical issues, giving a detailed description of the different steps that constitute the whole design flow of sigma-delta ADCs.

The book begins with an introductory survey of sigma-delta modulators, their fundamentals architectures and synthesis methods covered in Chapter 1. In Chapter 2, the effect of main circuit error mechanisms is analysed, providing the necessary understanding of the main practical issues affecting the performance of sigma-delta modulators. The knowledge derived from the first two chapters is presented in the book as an essential part of the systematic top-down/bottom-up synthesis methodology of sigma-delta modulators described in Chapter 3, where a time-domain behavioural simulator named SIMSIDES is described and applied to the high-level design and verification of sigma-delta ADCs. Chapter 4 moves farther down from system-level to the circuit and physical level, providing a number of design recommendations and practical recipes to complete the design flow of sigma-delta modulators. To conclude the book, Chapter 5 gives an overview of the state-of-the-art sigma-delta ADCs, which are exhaustively analysed in order to extract practical design guidelines and to identify the incoming trends, design challenges as well as practical solutions proposed by cutting-edge designs.

  • Offers a complete survey of sigma-delta modulator architectures from fundamentals to state-of-the art topologies, considering both switched-capacitor and continuous-time circuit implementations
  • Gives a systematic analysis and practical design guide of sigma-delta modulators, from a top-down/bottom-up perspective, including mathematical models and analytical procedures, behavioural modeling in MATLAB/SIMULINK, macromodeling, and circuit-level implementation in Cadence Design FrameWork II, chip prototyping, and experimental characterization.
  • Systematic compilation of cutting-edge sigma-delta modulators
  • Complete description of SIMSIDES, a time-domain behavioural simulator implemented in MATLAB/SIMULINK
  • Plenty of examples, case studies, and simulation test benches, covering the different stages of the design flow of sigma-delta modulators
  • A number of electronic resources, including SIMSIDES, the statistical data used in the state-of-the-art survey, as well as many design examples and test benches are hosted on a companion website

Essential reading for Researchers and electronics engineering practitioners interested in the design of high-performance data converters integrated in nanometer CMOS technologies; mixed-signal designers.

An introduction to practical formal methods using temporal logic
Recommending faculty: Dr. Jaime DL. Caro

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

The name “temporal logic” may sound complex and daunting; but while they describe potentially complex scenarios, temporal logics are often based on a few simple, and fundamental, concepts – highlighted in this book. An Introduction to Practical Formal Methods Using Temporal Logic provides an introduction to formal methods based on temporal logic, for developing and testing complex computational systems. These methods are supported by many well-developed tools, techniques and results that can be applied to a wide range of systems.

Fisher begins with a full introduction to the subject, covering the basics of temporal logic and using a variety of examples, exercises and pointers to more advanced work to help clarify and illustrate the topics discussed. He goes on to describe how this logic can be used to specify a variety of computational systems, looking at issues of linking specifications, concurrency, communication and composition ability. He then analyses temporal specification techniques such as deductive verification, algorithmic verification, and direct execution to develop and verify computational systems. The final chapter on case studies analyses the potential problems that can occur in a range of engineering applications in the areas of robotics, railway signalling, hardware design, ubiquitous computing, intelligent agents, and information security, and explains how temporal logic can improve their accuracy and reliability.

  • Models temporal notions and uses them to analyze computational systems
  • Provides a broad approach to temporal logic across many formal methods – including specification, verification and implementation
  • Introduces and explains freely available tools based on temporal logics and shows how these can be applied
  • Presents exercises and pointers to further study in each chapter, as well as an accompanying website providing links to additional systems based upon temporal logic as well as additional material related to the book.

Multimedia broadcasting and multicasting in mobile networks
Recommending faculty: Dr. Jaime DL. Caro

Authors Grzegorz Iwacz, et al.
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex, U.K
Date of Publication 2008
Publisher Wiley

Introducing mobile multimedia – the technologies, digital rights management and everything else you need to know for delivering cost efficient multimedia to mobile terminals

Efficiency and cost effectiveness within multimedia delivery is fast becoming a hot topic in wireless communications, with mobile operators competing to offer inexpensive, reliable services. The selection of an appropriate technology and matching it with the offered mix of services will be essential to achieve the market success.

Multimedia Broadcasting and Multicasting in Mobile Networks discusses multimedia services, introducing the potentials and limitations of the multicasting and broadcasting technologies. The authors address the key points related to the deployment of the technology including digital rights management issues, particularly important in terms of the large, business scale deployment of multimedia services and business models. The book discusses the early trials and deployment of Internet Protocol Datacasting (IPDC) and Multimedia Broadcast/Multicast Service (MBMS) and offers an introduction to multicasting in wireless cellular networks.

Multimedia Broadcasting and Multicasting in Mobile Networks:

  • Offers a tutorial introduction to multicasting in wireless cellular networks
  • Provides an overview of the current technologies that deliver mobile multimedia, weighing of the potentials and limitations of various solutions
  • Includes the early trials and deployment of Internet Protocol Datacasting (IPDC) and Multimedia Broadcast/Multicast Service (MBMS)
  • Details Digital Rights Management (DRM), MediaFLO, Digital Multimedia Broadcasting (DMB), Terrestrial Integrated Services Digital Broadcasting (ISDB-T) and others
  • Contains business models, trials and user feedback

Fundamentals of embedded software : with the ARM Cortex -M3, 2nd ed.

Author Daniel W. Lewis
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, N.J.
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher Wiley

From the book’s preface:

Embedded systems offer students an exciting opportunity to express their creativity. What students have not dreamed of designing the next new gadget that would capture the imagination of the public? Our challenge as educators is to capitalize on that excitement and channel the energy of those young minds to motivate mastery of a subject matter.

Foundation and anchor design guide for metal building systems
Recommending faculty: Prof. Reinol Josef D.C. Compañero

Author Alexander Newman
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher McGraw-Hill


Expand your professional design skills and engineer safe, reliable foundations and anchors for metal building systems. Written by a practicing structural engineer, Foundation and Anchor Design Guide for Metal Building Systems thoroughly covers the entire process–from initial soil investigation through final design and construction. The design of different types of foundations is explained and illustrated with step-by-step examples. The nuts-and-bolts discussion covers the best design and construction practices. This detailed reference book explains how the design of metal building foundations differs from the design of conventional foundations and how to comply with applicable building codes while avoiding common pitfalls.


  • Metal building and foundation design fundamentals
  • Soil types, properties, and investigation
  • Unique aspects of foundation design for metal building systems
  • Design of isolated column footings
  • Foundation walls and wall footings
  • Tie rods, hairpins, and slab ties
  • Moment-resisting foundations
  • Slab with haunch, trench footings, and mats
  • Deep foundations
  • Anchors in metal building systems
  • Concrete embedments in metal building systems

Software engineering design: theory and practice
Recommending faculty: Dr. Jaime DL. Caro

Author Carlos E. Otero
Place of Publication Boca Raton, Fla.
Date of Publication c2012
Publisher CRC Press

Taking a learn-by-doing approach, Software Engineering Design: Theory and Practice uses examples, review questions, chapter exercises, and case study assignments to provide students and practitioners with the understanding required to design complex software systems. Explaining the concepts that are immediately relevant to software designers, it begins with a review of software design fundamentals.

The text presents a formal top-down design process that consists of several design activities with varied levels of detail, including the macro-, micro-, and construction-design levels. As part of the top-down approach, it provides in-depth coverage of applied architectural, creational, structural, and behavioral design patterns. For each design issue covered, it includes a step-by-step breakdown of the execution of the design solution, along with an evaluation, discussion, and justification for using that particular solution.

The book outlines industry-proven software design practices for leading large-scale software design efforts, developing reusable and high-quality software systems, and producing technical and customer-driven design documentation. It also:

  • Offers one-stop guidance for mastering the Software Design & Construction sections of the official Software Engineering Body of Knowledge (SWEBOK®)
  • Details a collection of standards and guidelines for structuring high-quality code
  • Describes techniques for analyzing and evaluating the quality of software designs

Collectively, the text supplies comprehensive coverage of the software design concepts students will need to succeed as professional design leaders. The section on engineering leadership for software designers covers the necessary ethical and leadership skills required of software developers in the public domain. The section on creating software design documents (SDD) familiarizes students with the software design notations, structural descriptions, and behavioral models required for SDDs.

Course notes, exercises with answers, online resources, and an instructor’s manual are available upon qualified course adoption. Instructors can contact the author about these resources via the author’s website:

Signal and image multiresolution analysis
Recommending faculty: Dr. Rhandley Cajote

Editor Abdeldjalil Ouahabi
Place of Publication London/Hoboken, N.J
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher ISTE/Wiley

Multiresolution analysis using the wavelet transform has received considerable attention in recent years by researchers in various fields. It is a powerful tool for efficiently representing signals and images at multiple levels of detail with many inherent advantages, including compression, level-of-detail display, progressive transmission, level-of-detail editing, filtering, modeling, fractals and multifractals, etc.

This book aims to provide a simple formalization and new clarity on multiresolution analysis, rendering accessible obscure techniques, and merging, unifying or completing the technique with encoding, feature extraction, compressive sensing, multifractal analysis and texture analysis. It is aimed at industrial engineers, medical researchers, university lab attendants, lecturer-researchers and researchers from various specializations. It is also intended to contribute to the studies of graduate students in engineering, particularly in the fields of medical imaging, intelligent instrumentation, telecommunications, and signal and image processing.

Given the diversity of the problems posed and addressed, this book paves the way for the development of new research themes, such as brain–computer interface (BCI), compressive sensing, functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), tissue characterization (bones, skin, etc.) and the analysis of complex phenomena in general. Throughout the chapters, informative illustrations assist the uninitiated reader in better conceptualizing certain concepts, taking the form of numerous figures and recent applications in biomedical engineering, communication, multimedia, finance, etc.

Digital signal processing and applications with the OMAP-L138 eXperimenter
Recommending faculty: Dr. Edwin M. Umali

Author Donald S. Reay
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication c2012
Publisher Wiley

Teaches digital signal processing concepts via hands-on examples

The OMAP-L138 eXperimenter is the latest inexpensive DSP development system to be adopted by the Texas Instruments University Program. The OMAP-L138 processor contains both ARM and DSP cores and is aimed at portable and mobile multimedia applications. This book concentrates on the demonstration of real-time DSP algorithms implemented on its C6748 DSP core.

Digital Signal Processing and Applications with the OMAP-L138 eXperimenter provides an extensive and comprehensive set of program examples to aid instructors in teaching DSP in a laboratory using audio frequency signals—making it an ideal text for DSP courses at senior undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Subjects covered include polling-based, interrupt-based, and DMA-based I/O methods, and how real-time programs may be run using the board support library (BSL), the DSP/BIOS real-time operating system, or the DSP/BIOS Platform Support Package.

Chapters include:

  • Analog input and output with the OMAP-L138 eXperimenter
  • Finite impulse response filters
  • Infinite impulse response filters
  • Fast Fourier transform
  • Adaptive filters
  • DSP/BIOS and platform support package

Each chapter begins with a review of background theory and then presents a number of real-time program examples to reinforce understanding of that theory and to demonstrate the use of the OMAP-L138 eXperimenter and Texas Instruments Code Composer Studio integrated development environment.

The practical OPNET user guide for computer network simulation
Recommending faculty: Dr. Nestor Tiglao

Authors Adarshpal S. Sethi, Vasil Y. Hnatyshin
Place of Publication Boca Raton, Fla.
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher CRC Press

One of the first books to provide a comprehensive description of OPNET® IT Guru and Modeler software, The Practical OPNET® User Guide for Computer Network Simulation explains how to use this software for simulating and modeling computer networks. The included laboratory projects help readers learn different aspects of the software in a hands-on way.

Quickly Locate Instructions for Performing a Task
The book begins with a systematic introduction to the basic features of OPNET, which are necessary for performing any network simulation. The remainder of the text describes how to work with various protocol layers using a top-down approach. Every chapter explains the relevant OPNET features and includes step-by-step instructions on how to use the features during a network simulation.

Gain a Better Understanding of the “Whats” and “Whys” of the Simulations
Each laboratory project in the back of the book presents a complete simulation and reflects the same progression of topics found in the main text. The projects describe the overall goals of the experiment, discuss the general network topology, and give a high-level description of the system configuration required to complete the simulation.

Discover the Complex Functionality Available in OPNET
By providing an in-depth look at the rich features of OPNET software, this guide is an invaluable reference for IT professionals and researchers who need to create simulation models. The book also helps newcomers understand OPNET by organizing the material in a logical manner that corresponds to the protocol layers in a network.

Case histories in vibration analysis and metal fatigue for the practicing engineer
Recommending faculty: Prof. Reinol Josef D.C. Compañero

Author Anthony Sofronas
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication c2012
Publisher Wiley

This highly accessible book provides analytical methods and guidelines for solving vibration problems in industrial plants and demonstrates their practical use through case histories from the author’s personal experience in the mechanical engineering industry. It takes a simple, analytical approach to the subject, placing emphasis on practical applicability over theory, and covers both fixed and rotating equipment, as well as pressure vessels. It is an ideal guide for readers with diverse experience, ranging from undergraduate students to mechanics and professional engineers.

Order statistics in wireless communications : diversity, adaptation, and scheduling in MIMO and OFDM systems
Recommending faculty: Dr. Edwin M. Umali

Authors Hong-Chuan Yang, Mohamed-Slim Alouini
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Cambridge University Press

Covering fundamental principles through to practical applications, this self-contained guide describes indispensable mathematical tools for the analysis and design of advanced wireless transmission and reception techniques in MIMO and OFDM systems. The analysis-oriented approach develops a thorough understanding of core concepts and discussion of various example schemes shows how to apply these concepts in practice. The book focuses on techniques for advanced diversity combining, channel adaptive transmission and multiuser scheduling, the foundations of future wireless systems for the delivery of highly spectrum-efficient wireless multimedia services. Bringing together conventional and novel results from a wide variety of sources, it will teach you to accurately quantify trade-offs between performance and complexity for different design options so that you can determine the most suitable design choice based on your specific practical implementation constraints.

THz identification for defense and security purposes : identifying material, substances, and items
Recommending faculty: Dr. Leslie Joy L. Diaz

Authors Andre U. Sokolnikov
Place of Publication Singapore
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher World Scientific

The principal aim of this book is to provide the reader with the understanding of the possibilities and features of THz identification as opposed to more traditional techniques such as X-rays, microwaves, etc. by elucidating and illustrating the principles of THz identification and its applications in a systematical way. Its scope includes a description of the physical principles of THz generation, transmission and detection, as well as of the applications of THz identification.

The inherent advantages and potential benefits of the terahertz (THz) phenomenon, potential that encompasses various aspects such as THz sensing, imaging and material properties investigation with THz radiation for Defense (military) and security applications serve as an important stimulus for the interest in emerging THz science and technology, in particular, the very rapid growth of this new field.

This text presents some of the leading fundamental research efforts towards the realization of practical THz devices applications for military and security applications. Relevant chapters contain fundamentals and/or measurements of THz radiation in solid-state materials such as high explosives (e.g. HMX, PETN, RDX, etc.), biological tissues and organic-semiconductor nanostructures. Individual chapters also address the present capabilities of THz equipment for the effective utilization of screening packages and personnel.

This book contains descriptions and analyses of the most innovative research in the field; the presented material introduces novel devices and/or concepts that enhance THz source and detector performance enabling completely new types of sensor performance at THz frequency (e.g. detection at molecular and nanoscale levels), and defining innovative sensing modalities (e.g. remote object and personnel identification) for defense and security.

Readership: Professionals in the field of defense and security and researchers (with college-level understanding of, or an advanced degree in physics or engineering).

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