New Books @ EnggLib1 as of March 30, 2015


CIRCULATION BOOKS


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

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

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

 

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

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

Environmental science

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

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

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

Mechanics of fluids

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

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

 

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

Transportation engineering: an introduction

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

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

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

Methods of social research

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

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

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

Principles of highway engineering and traffic analysis

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

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

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

 


Research methods for construction

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

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

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

 


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

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

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

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


Probability and statistics for engineering and the sciences

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

Solar cells : materials, manufacture and operation

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

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

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

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

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

Clean electricity through advanced coal technologies

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


RESERVE BOOKS


Highway traffic analysis and design

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

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

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

Principles of geotechnical engineering

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

 

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

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


Mechanics of materials, 9th ed.

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

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

 

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

Continuum mechanics for engineers, 3rd ed.

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

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

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

Presents Material Consistent with Modern Literature

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

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


Highway traffic analysis and design

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Fluid mechanics, 8th ed. SI

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

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

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

Combined cycle systems for near-zero emission power generation

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

Waste to energy conversion technology

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

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

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

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

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


Concentrating solar power technology : principles, developments and applications

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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