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CIRCULATION BOOKS


Engineering hydrology, 4th ed.

Recommending faculty:  Prof. Cornelio Q. Dizon (CE 110)

Author K. Subramanya
Place of Publication New Delhi
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher McGraw-Hill Education

This text book is designed essentially to meet the requirements of an undergraduate textbook on Engineering Hydrology. The revised edition retains almost all the features of the earlier edition and further emphasizes on the applicability to field situations relevant to Indian conditions.

Programme procurement in construction : learning from London, 2012

Recommending faculty: Prof. Lestelle V. Torio (CE 121)

Author John Mead
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher Wiley Blackwell

Successful construction is often attributed to one or more aspects of the delivery process from good planning, design and clever engineering to efficient project management and quality construction. Before any of these disciplines can begin, they all require some form of procurement to select the team or supply chain to meet a client’s or a project’s specific requirements. The concept of PSE – Purchase and Supplier Engineering – originated in the procurement of the construction and infrastructure required to stage the 30thOlympiad in London during 2012.  At the time of writing PSE has successfully delivered almost £25bn of public procurement meeting client and project requirements and without legal challenge.The construction of the venues and infrastructure needed to stage London 2012 was such a resounding success that it boosted not only the reputation of the UK construction industry but also the confidence of the UK population in the country’s ability to organise, build and run a major international event. Its success has been lauded as something from which clients and industry could learn. The ODA has established a comprehensive and informative body of evidence as part of a Learning Legacy. While the ODA is well aware of the many elements of the procurement and supply chain management, the complete end to end concept of how the Olympic supply chain procurements were managed has until now not been captured.

Stress corrosion cracking of pipelines

Recommending faculty:  Prof.  Lestelle V. Torio (CE 157)

Author Y. Frank Cheng
Place of Publication Hoboken, New Jersey
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher Wiley

Pipelines sit at the heart of the global economy. When they are in good working order, they deliver fuel to meet the ever-growing demand for energy around the world. When they fail due to stress corrosion cracking, they can wreak environmental havoc.

This book skillfully explains the fundamental science and engineering of pipeline stress corrosion cracking based on the latest research findings and actual case histories. The author explains how and why pipelines fall prey to stress corrosion cracking and then offers tested and proven strategies for preventing, detecting, and monitoring it in order to prevent pipeline failure.

Stress Corrosion Cracking of Pipelines begins with a brief introduction and then explores general principals of stress corrosion cracking, including two detailed case studies of pipeline failure. Next, the author covers:

  • Near-neutral pH stress corrosion cracking of pipelines
  • High pH stress corrosion cracking of pipelines
  • Stress corrosion cracking of pipelines in acidic soil environments
  • Stress corrosion cracking at pipeline welds
  • Stress corrosion cracking of high-strength pipeline steels

The final chapter is dedicated to effective management and mitigation of pipeline stress corrosion cracking. Throughout the book, the author develops a number of theoretical models and concepts based on advanced microscopic electrochemical measurements to help readers better understand the occurrence of stress corrosion cracking.

By examining all aspects of pipeline stress corrosion cracking—the causes, mechanisms, and management strategies—this book enables engineers to construct better pipelines and then maintain and monitor them to ensure safe, reliable energy supplies for the world.


Sustainable membrane technology for energy, water, and environment

Recommending faculty: Prof.  Lestelle V. Torio (CE 198)

Editor Ahmad Fauzi Ismail
Place of Publication Hoboken, New Jersey
Date of Publication c2012
Publisher Wiley

A detailed look at the most recent developments in sustainable membrane technology for use in energy, water, and the environment

A collection of twenty-seven groundbreaking papers on important ideas about the development of membrane science and technology, Sustainable Membrane Technology for Energy, Water, and Environment brings together contributions from leading international experts in one comprehensive volume. Covering the latest developments and most innovative ideas in the field, this book is a unique resource for understanding the growing interest in using membranes across several industries.

Divided into six chapters that cover new membrane materials and membrane development; membrane applications for gas and vapor separation; membrane applications in water treatment; environmental applications of membranes; energy applications of membranes; and other industrial membrane applications, the book looks at the current and emerging applications for membrane science and technology in detail. As the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the Middle East emerge as the next generation of membrane research and development centers, in part due to their need for water and natural gas production technology, this book provides invaluable insights into the cutting-edge work taking place in these regions. Additional topics covered also include new membrane materials, membrane applications for food processing, and much more.

Designed for engineers, scientists, professors, and graduate students who are engaged in membrane R&D activities, as well as for anyone interested in sustainable development, Sustainable Membrane Technology for Energy, Water, and Environment is a cutting-edge look at membrane applications.


Introduction to soil mechanics

Recommending faculty:  Prof.  Lestelle V. Torio (CE 162)

Author Bela Bodo
Place of Publication Oxford
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher Wiley Blackwell

ntroduction to Soil Mechanics covers the basic principles of soil mechanics, illustrating why the properties of soil are important, the techniques used to understand and characterise soil behaviour and how that knowledge is then applied in construction.   The authors have endeavoured to define and discuss the principles and concepts concisely, providing clear, detailed explanations, and a well-illustrated text with diagrams, charts, graphs and tables. With many practical, worked examples and end-of-chapter and coverage of Eurocode 7, Introduction to Soil Mechanics will be an ideal starting point for the study of soil mechanics and geotechnical engineering.

Design of structural elements to Eurocodes

Recommending faculty:   Prof. Lestelle V. Torio (CE 155)

Author W.M.C. McKenzie
Place of Publication Basingstoke, Hampshire
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher Palgrave MacMillan

 

Thoroughly revised and updated, the second edition of this well-respected book provides the most comprehensive coverage of structural design, ideal for undergraduates in all years of civil engineering and structural engineering courses. Fully up-to-date with the most recent structural Eurocodes, it provides a detailed study of design using the four most important materials for construction: concrete, steel, timber and masonry. Design of Structural Elements – is fully up-to-date for the structural Eurocodes – features a wealth of practical problems and real-world examples – includes more than 500 easy-to-follow diagrams – comprehensively covers all the key topics, including a detailed section on structural analysis Translating theory into practice with plenty of worked examples, this user-friendly text is an indispensable resource both for students and for practising engineers looking to refresh their knowledge.

Quality tools for managing construction projects

Recommending faculty: Prof. Lestelle V. Torio (CE 124)

Author Abdul Razzak Rumane
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher CRC Press

 

Dealing with such a multi-layered and fungible intangible as quality during the design and construction process is difficult for all parties involved. To the architect, quality means an appealing and enduring design, but to the builder, it means understandable documents that, when acted upon, lead to an enduring, well-made structure. To the owner, it is the end result: a building that is not only fit for the purpose, but a positive addition to its surroundings. Reconciling these seemingly contrasting priorities requires processes that are embedded not just at the project level, but within the entire enterprise with designer, builder, and owner committed to integrating quality into all their business processes.

Quality Tools for Managing Construction Projects not only details the importance of developing a comprehensive management system, but provides the tools and techniques required to do so. The book examines the usage and applications of tools and techniques in different phases of a construction project, focusing on plan quality, quality assurance, and quality control. Following the construction cycle, Dr. Rumane delineates the quality tools and their application, ending with the implementation of quality systems throughout the entire design and construction cycle.

The book demonstrates how these tools can help in planning, executing, monitoring, and controlling a project—evolving project management into a system that ensures project deliverables consistently meet the defined scope on schedule and within budget. The author’s systems perspective recognizes and supports the ideal collaborative approach that modern design and construction projects need. Dr. Rumane then demonstrates that successful quality management is more than a series of handoffs between teams who’ve completed tasks.


Basics of engineering economy

Recommending faculty:  Prof.  Diocel Harold Aquino (ES)

Author Leland T. Blank
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication c2014
Publisher McGraw-Hill

This text covers the basic techniques and applications of engineering economy for all disciplines in the engineering profession. The writing style emphasizes brief, crisp coverage of the principle or technique discussed in order to reduce the time taken to present and grasp the essentials. The objective of the text is to explain and demonstrate the principles and techniques of engineering economic analysis as applied in different fields of engineering. This brief text includes coverage of multiple attribute evaluation for instructors who want to include non-economic dimensions in alternative evaluation and the discussion of risk considerations in the appendix, compared to Blank’s comprehensive text, where these topics are discussed in two unique chapters.


Leadership for engineers : the magic of mindset

Recommending faculty: Prof.  Diocel Harold Aquino (ES)

Author Ronald Bennett
Place of Publication Chichester
Date of Publication c2007
Publisher Wiley

Stories of emerging leaders and their experiences, as well as some critical information and tools that help you, as a student or technical professional, reflect on your experience and decide what comes next. Every student has untapped leadership abilities. This book helps them find and develop their inner leader, become the person he or she wants to be, and pursue their passions in ways that are productive and rewarding for themselves and others. This book identifies some common myths about leadership in technical fields, and then helps students identify their own leadership skills in the face of false assumptions. The authors show students how to make a real difference and explain why the world needs every student’s best professional self. Each of the four parts of Leadership for Engineers includes four chapters comprised of testimonies from emerging leaders, as well as reflective questions at the end of each chapter. Reading through the scenarios and working through the questions will prepare you to lead in your career and your life.

Surveying, 4th ed.

Recommending faculty:  Prof.  Julius Bañgate  (GE 10, 11, 12)

Author S.K. Duggal
Place of Publication New Delhi
Date of Publication c2006
Publisher McGraw-Hill Education

This book provides an updated and comprehensive coverage on all the essentials of practical surveying. The most outstanding feature of the book is the condensation of the exhaustive theory into a symmetric, point-wise pattern and insertions of explanatory notes particularly with reference to the more common surveying operations for easy learning of the students.

Modern database management

Recommending faculty:   Prof.  Julius Bañgate  (GE)

Author Jeffrey A. Hoffer
Place of Publication Burlington, Mass.
Date of Publication c2012
Publisher Academic Press

 

For undergraduate and graduate database management courses.Provide the latest information in database development. Focusing on what leading database practitioners say are the most important aspects to database development, Modern Database Management presents sound pedagogy and includes topics that are critical for the practical success of database professionals. This text also continues to guide students into the future by presenting research that could reveal the “next big thing” in database management.The eleventh edition contains general updates and expanded material in the areas undergoing rapid change due to improved managerial practices, database design tools and methodologies, and database technology.


3D visual communications

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

Author Guan-Ming Su
Place of Publication West Sussex, UK
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher Wiley

 

Provides coverage of the major theories and technologies involved in the lifecycle of 3D video content delivery Presenting the technologies used in end-to-end 3D video communication systems, this reference covers 3D graphics and video coding, content creation and display, and communications and networking. It covers the full range of key areas from the fundamentals of 3D visual representation to the latest 3D video coding techniques, relevant communication infrastructure and networks to the 3D quality of experience. The book is structured to logically lead readers through the topic, starting with generic and fundamental information, continuing with a detailed section of different visualisation techniques before concluding with an extensive view of 3D mobile communication systems and trends. The authors give most focus to four important areas: 3D video coding and communications; 3D graphics/gaming and mobile communications; end-to-end 3D ecosystem (including 3D display, 3D player, networking facility and 3D quality issues), and future communications and networks advances for emerging 3D experience. Presents the theory and key concepts behind the latest 3D visual coding framework, standards, and corresponding quality assessment Provides fundamental material which forms the basis for future research on enhancing the performance of 3D visual communications over current and future wireless networks Covers important topics including: 3D video coding and communications; 3D graphics/gaming and mobile communications; end-to-end 3D ecosystem; and future communications and networks advances for emerging 3D experience Essential reading for engineers involved in the research, design and development of 3D visual coding and 3D visual transmission systems and technologies, as well as academic and industrial researchers.

Object oriented analysis and design using UML

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

Author D. Jeya Mala
Place of Publication New Delhi
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher McGraw-Hill Education

Building on their classroom teaching experiences over the years, Jeya Mala and Geetha have deployed an innovative approach and student-friendly style to explain Object Oriented Analysis and Design concepts, thereby ensuring that the interest of the readers is maintained. The textbook covers case studies, activity models, and diagrams using the latest version of UML 2. The book contains adequate span to cover the curriculum requisites, and rich pedagogical features to cater to the needs of undergraduate students.

Field sampling for environmental science and management

Recommending faculty: Dr. Florencio C. Ballesteros, Jr. (EnE)

Author Richard Webster
Place of Publication London
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher Routledge

Scientists and consultants need to estimate and map properties of the terrestrial environment. These include plant nutrients and parasites in soil, gaseous emissions from soil, pollutant metals and xenobiotics in waste and contaminated land, salt in groundwater and species abundances above ground. The scale varies from small experimental plots to catchments, and the land may be enclosed in fields or be open grassland, forest or desert. Those who sample the variables to obtain the necessary data need guidance on the design and analysis of sampling methods for their conclusions and recommendations to be valid.

This book provides that guidance, backed by sound rationale and statistical theory. It concentrates on design-based sampling for estimates of mean values of environmental properties, emphasizing replication and randomization. It starts with simple random sampling and then progresses to more efficient designs, such as spatially stratified random sampling, stratification by classes and cluster sampling. It includes a section on purposive sampling in classical soil survey, which is relevant to other environmental properties such as vegetation. It also describes the effects of bulking on errors and the use of ancillary information and regression to improve estimates. The authors draw the important distinction between design-based sampling for estimating means and model-based methods (geostatistics) for local spatial prediction and mapping, and focus on the latter. They describe designs suitable for computing variograms and prediction by kriging, as well as a staged approach, so that sampling is neither inadequate nor excessive, and designs adapt as knowledge is accumulated. Including numerous worked case studies of sampling in agriculture, ecology and environmental science, the book will be of immediate practical value.


Resolving environmental conflicts

Recommending faculty: Dr. Florencio C. Ballesteros, Jr. (EnE)

Author Chris Maser
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication c2012
Publisher CRC Press

True progress toward an ecologically sound environment and a socially just culture will be initially expensive in money and effort. The longer we wait, however, the more disastrous the environmental condition will become, the more disputes will arise as a result of our declining quality of life, and the more expensive and difficult the necessary social changes will be. The second edition of a bestseller, Resolving Environmental Conflicts demonstrates how to practice the type of conflict resolution that not only settles a dispute but also heals the people. Once the consultants and mediators leave, the work must go on. This second edition covers the basic transformative concepts vital for resolving environmental conflicts. It includes discussions of the inviolate biophysical principles, how the English language is changing, as well as the critical principles of social behavior. It also examines new dynamics in making decisions along with the effects of the younger generations shifting their interests from nature-oriented interest to technologically oriented interests and their subsequent lack of understanding the importance of the natural environment to a sustainable society. No biological shortcuts, technological quick fixes, or political rhetoric can mend what is broken. Dramatic, fundamental change is necessary if we are really concerned with bettering the quality of life. It is not a question of can we change or can’t we, but one of will we change or won’t we. Change is a choice, a choice of individuals reflected in the collective of society and mirrored in the landscape throughout the generations. Considerably more than a “how to” directive, this book examines the “whys” of the mediation process and broadens the knowledge base by providing the philosophical underpinnings of “a new environmental responsibility.”

Environmental and energy law

Recommending faculty: Dr. Florencio C. Ballesteros, Jr. (EnE)

Editor Karen E. Makuch
Place of Publication Hoboken, New Jersey
Date of Publication c2012
Publisher Wiley

Despite bringing prosperity, industrialisation generally leads to increasing levels of pollution which has a detrimental impact on the environment. In response, legislation which seeks to control or prevent such impact has become common. Similarly, climate change and energy security have become major drivers for the regulatory regimes that have emerged in the energy field. Given the global or regional scope of many environmental problems, international cooperation is often necessary to ensure such legislation is effective. The EU and the UK have contributed to the development of the environmental and energy law regimes currently in force, spanning across international, transnational and national levels. At the same time, practical responses to environmental and energy problems have largely been the focus of engineers, scientists and other technical experts. Environmental & Energy Law attempts to bridge the knowledge gap between legal developments designed to achieve environmental and/or energy-related objectives and the practical, scientific and technical considerations applicable to the same environmental problems. In particular, it attempts to convey a broad range of topical issues in environmental and energy law, from climate and energy regulation, technology innovation and transfer, to pollution control, environmental governance and enforcement. In addition the book outlines key sector specific legal regimes (including water, waste and air quality management), focusing on issues or topics that are particularly relevant to both environmental and energy lawyers, and engineering, science and technology-oriented professionals and students. In this vein, the book guides the reader on some basic practical applications of the law within scientific, engineering and other practical settings. The book will be useful to all those working or studying in the environmental or energy arena, including law students, legal professionals, engineering and science students and professionals. By adopting a multi-disciplinary approach to environmental and energy law, the book embraces all readerships and helps to address the often thorny problem of communication between scientists, engineers, lawyers and policy-makers.

 


Environmental transport processes

Recommending faculty: Dr. Florencio C. Ballesteros (EnE)

Author Bruce E. Logan
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication c2012
Publisher Wiley

Developed as a reference for transport phenomena courses, this completely revised second edition of Environmental Transport Processes provides a readable and approachable treatment of environmental systems. The text features a unique combination of material from different fields (mass transport, kinetics, wastewater treatment, unit processes) and includes pertinent literature not available in any other texts. Rich with examples and problems to help reinforce students’ learning, the updated edition addresses new and emerging topics, such as non-aqueous phase liquids (NAPLs), the subject of aggregates, and biofilm kinetic models merged with mass transport concepts.

Hands-on database : an introduction to database design and development

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

Author Steve Conger
Place of Publication Upper Saddle, NJ
Date of Publication c2012
Publisher Prentice Hall

 

Hands-On Database uses a scenario-based approach that shows readers how to build a database by providing them with the context of a running case throughout each step of the process.

Starting out with Python

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

Author Tony Gaddis
Place of Publication Boston
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher Pearson Addison Wesley

 

In Starting Out with Python(R), Tony Gaddis’ evenly paced, accessible coverage introduces students to the basics of programming and prepares them to transition into more complicated languages. Python, an easy-to-learn and increasingly popular object-oriented language, allows readers to become comfortable with the fundamentals of programming without the troublesome syntax that can be challenging for novices. With the knowledge acquired using Python, students gain confidence in their skills and learn to recognize the logic behind developing high-quality programs. Starting Out with Python discusses control structures, functions, arrays, and pointers before objects and classes. As with all Gaddis texts, clear and easy-to-read code listings, concise and practical real-world examples, detail-oriented explanations, and an abundance of exercises appear in every chapter. This text is intended for a one-semester introductory programming course for students with limited programming experience.

Control of cutting vibration and machining instability : a time-frequency approach for precision, micro and nano machining

Recommending faculty: Prof. Jennifer J. Fabular (ME 136)

Author C. Steve Suh
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher John Wiley & Sons

Presents new developments on machine tool vibration control based on discontinuous dynamical systems Machining instability is a topical area, and there are a wide range of publications that cover the topic. However, many of these previous studies have started by assuming that the behavior of the system can be linearised. Meanwhile, there are many recent advances in the fields of signal processing, nonlinear dynamics, and nonlinear control, all of which are relevant to the machining stability problem. This book establishes the fundamentals of cutting mechanics and machine tool dynamics in the simultaneous time-frequency domain. The new nonlinear control theory developed by the authors that facilitates simultaneous control of vibration amplitude in the time-domain and spectral response in the frequency-domain provides the foundation for the development of a controller architecture universally viable for the control of dynamic instability including bifurcation and chaos. Once parameters underlying the coupling, interaction, and evolution of different cutting states and between the tool and workpiece are established, they can then be incorporated into the architecture to create a control methodology that mitigate machining instability and enable robust, chatter-free machine tool design applicable in particular to high speed micro- and nano-machining. Presents new developments on machine tool vibration control based on discontinuous dynamical systems Provides a clear and concise approach to the understanding and control of machine tool and workpiece vibrations from an alternative view, contributing to an in-depth understanding of cutting dynamics and robust control of machining instability Equips the reader with the knowledge to understand the dynamics of cutting and operation of machine-tool systems in different conditions as well as the concept of cutting instability control Includes data examples in MATLAB coding


Introduction to aircraft systems design & development: Design and development of aircraft systems

Recommending faculty: Prof. Jennifer J. Fabular (ME)

Author Allan Seabridge
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher Wiley

Now covering both conventional and unmanned systems, this is a significant update of the definitive book on aircraft system design Design and Development of Aircraft Systems, Second Edition is for people who want to understand how industry develops the customer requirement into a fully integrated, tested, and qualified product that is safe to fly and fit for purpose. This edition has been updated to take into account the growth of unmanned air vehicles, together with updates to all chapters to bring them in line with current design practice and technologies as taught on courses at BAE Systems and Cranfield, Bristol and Loughborough universities in the UK. Design and Development of Aircraft Systems, Second Edition Provides a holistic view of aircraft system design describing the interaction between all of the subsystems such as fuel system, navigation, flight control etc. Covers all aspects of design including systems engineering, design drivers, systems architectures, systems integration, modelling of systems, practical considerations, & systems examples. Incorporates essential new material on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). Design and Development of Aircraft Systems, Second Edition has been written to be generic and not to describe any single process. It aims to complement other volumes in the Wiley Aerospace Series, in particular Aircraft Systems, Third Edition and Civil Avionics Systems by the same authors, and will inform readers of the work that is carried out by engineers in the aerospace industry to produce innovative and challenging — yet safe and reliable — systems and aircraft. Essential reading for Aerospace Engineers.

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