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RESERVE BOOKS


Fundamentals of heat and mass transfer, Seventh edition

Recommending faculty: Dr. Leslie Joy L. Diaz

Authors Theodore L. Bergman [and three others]
Place of Publication Hoboken, NJ
Date of Publication c2011
Publisher John Wiley & Sons

Completely updated, the seventh edition provides engineers with an in-depth look at the key concepts in the field. It incorporates new discussions on emerging areas of heat transfer, discussing technologies that are related to nanotechnology, biomedical engineering and alternative energy. The example problems are also updated to better show how to apply the material. And as engineers follow the rigorous and systematic problem-solving methodology, they’ll gain an appreciation for the richness and beauty of the discipline.


CIRCULATION BOOKS


Rocket propulsion elements, Eight edition

Recommending faculty: Prof. Michael Bayona

Authors George P. Sutton, Oscar Biblarz.
Place of Publication Hoboken, New Jersey
Date of Publication [2010]
Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

The definitive text on rocket propulsion—now revised to reflect advancements in the field

For sixty years, Sutton’s Rocket Propulsion Elements has been regarded as the single most authoritative sourcebook on rocket propulsion technology. As with the previous edition, coauthored with Oscar Biblarz, the Eighth Edition of Rocket Propulsion Elements offers a thorough introduction to basic principles of rocket propulsion for guided missiles, space flight, or satellite flight. It describes the physical mechanisms and designs for various types of rockets’ and provides an understanding of how rocket propulsion is applied to flying vehicles.

Updated and strengthened throughout, the Eighth Edition explores:

  • The fundamentals of rocket propulsion, its essential technologies, and its key design rationale
  • The various types of rocket propulsion systems, physical phenomena, and essential relationships
  • The latest advances in the field such as changes in materials, systems design, propellants, applications, and manufacturing technologies, with a separate new chapter devoted to turbopumps
  • Liquid propellant rocket engines and solid propellant rocket motors, the two most prevalent of the rocket propulsion systems, with in-depth consideration of advances in hybrid rockets and electrical space propulsion

Comprehensive and coherently organized, this seminal text guides readers evenhandedly through the complex factors that shape rocket propulsion, with both theory and practical design considerations. Professional engineers in the aerospace and defense industries as well as students in mechanical and aerospace engineering will find this updated classic indispensable for its scope of coverage and utility.


Clathrate hydrates of natural gases, Third edition

Recommending faculty: Dr. Rizalinda L. De Leon

Authors E. Dendy Sloan, Carolyn A. Koh
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication [2008]
Publisher CRC Press

Hydrate research has expanded substantially over the past decade, resulting in more than 4,000 hydrate-related publications. Collating this vast amount of information into one source, Clathrate Hydrates of Natural Gases, Third Edition presents a thoroughly updated, authoritative, and comprehensive description of all major aspects of natural gas clathrate hydrates.

What’s New in the Third Edition?

This new edition of a bestseller offers updated information on the clathrate hydrate compounds discovered in the past decade, provides a balance between experimental and theoretical perspectives, and incorporates two software programs that can be downloaded from the CRC press website. It also presents case studies on low dosage hydrate inhibitor prevention and hydrate drilling in nature, phase equilibrium data and kinetic models, and descriptions of the paradigm change in flow assurance to risk management. Other new material discusses the paradigm transition from hydrate reservoir assessment to reservoir production and summarizes the in situ conditions for hydrates in the permafrost and oceans.

With this modern account of clathrate hydrates, you will acquire a fresh perspective on both new and old theories and data, hopefully leading you to pursue exciting research directions and practical applications.


Wirelessly powered sensor networks and computational RFID

Recommending faculty: Dr. Joel Joseph Marciano Jr.

Editor Joshua R. Smith
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication [2013]
Publisher Springer,

The Wireless Identification and Sensing Platform (WISP) is the first of a new class of RF-powered sensing and computing systems. Rather than being powered by batteries, these sensor systems are powered by radio waves that are either deliberately broadcast or ambient. Enabled by ongoing exponential improvements in the energy efficiency of microelectronics, RF-powered sensing and computing is rapidly moving along a trajectory from impossible (in the recent past), to feasible (today), toward practical and commonplace (in the near future).

This book is a collection of key papers on RF-powered sensing and computing systems including the WISP. Several of the papers grew out of the WISP Challenge, a program in which Intel Corporation donated WISPs to academic applicants who proposed compelling WISP-based projects. The book also includes papers presented at the first WISP Summit, a workshop held in Berkeley, CA in association with the ACM Sensys conference, as well as other relevant papers.

The book provides a window into the fascinating new world of wirelessly powered sensing and computing.


Space mission analysis and design, Third editon

Recommending faculty: Prof. Michael Bayona

Editors James R. Wertz and Wiley J. Larson
Place of Publication Hawthorne, CA/New York, NY
Date of Publication [1999]
Publisher Microcosm Press/Springer

This practical handbook for Space Mission Engineering draws on leading aerospace experts to carry readers through mission design, from orbit selection to ground ops. SMAD III updates the technology, provides greater emphasis on small spacecraft design and the cost-reduction process, and includes more detail on multi-satellite manufacturing, space computers, payload design and autonomous systems.


Space mission engineering : the new SMAD

Recommending faculty: Prof. Michael Bayona

Editors James R. Wertz, David F. Everett, Jeffery J. Puschell
Place of Publication Hawthorne, CA
Date of Publication [2011]
Publisher Microcosm Press

Space Mission Engineering:The New SMAD is an entirely new approach to creating both a text and a practical engineering reference for space mission design. Just as space technology has advanced, the way we learn and work has changed dramatically in recent years. SME combines the best features of a traditional unified text and reference covering the entire field, an electronic version that does many of the calculations for you, and the web that allows regular updates and references to the vast literature base available online. Among the many features of this new approach are: Completely rewritten, updated, and expanded follow-on to the 3rd edition of Space Mission Analysis and Design, the most widely used text and reference in astronautics, covering a great many topics not previously covered, such as CubeSats, Inflatable Structures, Space Economics, End-of-Mission options, Space System Risk Analysis, and new, much more precise formulas for ground station and target coverage. Downloadable electronic spreadsheets for most of the numerical tables and plots in the book that let you, for example, calculate all of the critical parameters for orbits about the Sun, Moon, Earth, and any of the other planets, or even new planets, moons, or stars of your choosing. An annotated bibliography and references on the web that is updated as new references become available and that shows you where to get nearly all of the references with direct links for those available at no cost and where on the web to buy copyright books and professional papers not available for free. All of the cross referencing, careful definitions, and thoroughly explained equations that are the key ingredient of any high quality engineering text or reference, along with the wisdom and experience gained at substantial cost by some of most experienced and knowledgeable space system engineers in the world. Want to talk to a real human being that can spell astronautics about the problem you need to solve? Send an E-mail inquiry about this book to bookproject@smad.com. Want to get in touch with one of the authors, report a possible error, or find the reference you need? Call, or send us an E-mail. It is a small community, and we are here to help you find what you need to get the job done.


Spacecraft structures and mechanisms–from concept to launch

Recommending faculty: Prof. Michael Bayona

Editor Thomas P. Sarafin
Place of Publication Hawthorne, CA/New York, NY
Date of Publication [1995]
Publisher Microcosm Press/Springer

Spacecraft Structures and Mechanismsdescribes the  integrated process of developing cost-effective, reliable structures and mechanical products for space programs.  This book defines processes, describes methods, and gives examples.  Written by 24 space-industry engineers, its themes are (1) ensuring a successful mission and (2) reducing total cost through good designs and intelligent risk management.  Topics include:

  • Introduction and Requirements
  • Analysis
  • Verification and Quality Assurance
  • Design
  • Final Verification

Spacecraft systems engineering, Fourth edition

Recommending faculty: Prof. Michael Bayona

Editors Peter Fortescue, Graham Swinerd, John Stark
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Ltd

“Updated edition of this bestselling & well-established introductory guide to the engineering of spacecraft. Thoroughly revised and updated, this fourth edition of Spacecraft Systems Engineering provides the reader with comprehensive coverage of all the different areas of engineering required in the design and implementation of spacecraft and space missions. The authors describe the workings of various types of spacecraft systems together with the essential disciplines which ensure that they work reliably and in harmony with each other. With emphasis on recent developments in space activities, all chapters have been rewritten with major revisions to the chapters on launch vehicles, structures, ground stations and mechanisms, and a brand new chapter on Assembly, Integration and Test. Spacecraft Systems Engineering, 4th edition begins with front-end system level issues such as environment, mission analysis and system engineering, and progresses to a detailed examination of subsystem elements which represent the core of spacecraft design – mechanical, electrical, propulsion, thermal, control etc. This quantitative treatment is supplemented by an appreciation of the interactions between the elements, which deeply influence the process of spacecraft systems design”–


Understanding space : an introduction to astronautics, Revised second edition

Recommending faculty: Prof. Michael Bayona

Author Jerry Jon Sellers
Place of Publication Boston
Date of Publication [2004]
Publisher McGraw-Hill Custom Publishing

This is an introductory text in astronautics. It contains historical background and a discussion of space missions, space environment, orbits, atmospheric entry, spacecraft design, spacecraft subsystems, and space operations. It features section reviews summarizing key concepts, terms, and equations, and is extensively illustrated with many photos, figures, and examples Space law, politics,and economics This is a truly user-friendly, full-color text focused on understanding concepts and practical applications but written in a down-to-earth, engaging manner that painlessly helps you understand complex topics. It is laid out with multi-color highlights for key terms and ideas, reinforced with detailed example problems, and supported by detailed section reviews summarizing key concepts, terms, and equations.


A first course in systems biology

Recommending faculty: Prof. Jan Michael Yap

Author Eberhard O. Voit
Place of Publication New York, NY
Date of Publication [2013]
Publisher Garland Science

A First Course in Systems Biology is a textbook designed for advanced undergraduate and graduate students. Its main focus is the development of computational models and their applications to diverse biological systems.

Because the biological sciences have become so complex that no individual can acquire complete knowledge in any given area of specialization, the education of future systems biologists must instead develop a student’s ability to retrieve, reformat, merge, and interpret complex biological information.

This book provides the reader with the background and mastery of methods to execute standard systems biology tasks, understand the modern literature, and launch into specialized courses or projects that address biological questions using theoretical and computational means. The format is a combination of instructional text and references to primary literature, complemented by sets of small-scale exercises that enable hands-on experience, and larger-scale, often open-ended questions for further reflection.


Orbital mechanics for engineering students, Third edition

Recommending faculty: Prof. Michael Bayona

Author Howard D. Curtis
Place of Publication Oxford, UK
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher Butterworth-Heinemann

Written by Howard Curtis, Professor of Aerospace Engineering at Embry-Riddle University, Orbital Mechanics for Engineering Students is a crucial text for students of aerospace engineering. Now in its 3e, the book has been brought up-to-date with new topics, key terms, homework exercises, and fully worked examples. Highly illustrated and fully supported with downloadable MATLAB algorithms for project and practical work, this book provides all the tools needed to fully understand the subject.

  • New chapter on orbital perturbations
  • New and revised examples and homework problems
  • Increased coverage of attitude dynamics, including new MATLAB algorithms and examples

span style=”text-decoration: underline; color: #000000;”>Space vehicle mechanisms : elements of successful design

Recommending faculty: Prof. Michael Bayona

Editor Peter Conley
Place of Publication New York, NY
Date of Publication [1998]
Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

The first comprehensive reference on the design, analysis, and application of space vehicle mechanisms Space Vehicle Mechanisms: Elements of Successful Design brings together accumulated industry experience in the design, analysis, and application of the mechanical systems used during space flight. More than thirty experts from a variety of related specialties and subspecialties share their insights, technical expertise, and in-depth knowledge on an enormous variety of topics, including: Stainless steel, beryllium, and other widely used materials Bearings Lubricants and component lubrication Release devices Motors Optical encoders Resolvers Signal and power transfer devices Deployment devices Thermal design Radiation and survivability Electrical interfaces Reliability Space Vehicle Mechanisms is an indispensable resource for engineers involved in the design and analysis of mechanical assemblies used in space flight, and a valuable reference for space systems engineers, mission planners, and control systems engineers. It is also an excellent text for upper-level undergraduate and graduate-level courses in astronautical and mechanical engineering. Space Vehicle Mechanisms: Elements of Successful Design brings together accumulated industry experience in the design, analysis, and application of the mechanical systems used during space flight. More than thirty experts from a variety of related specialties and subspecialties share their insights, technical expertise, and in-depth knowledge on an enormous variety of topics, including:

  • Stainless steel,beryllium, and other widely used materials
  • Bearings
  • Lubricants and component lubrication
  • Release devices
  • Motors
  • Optical encoders
  • Resolvers
  • Signal and power transfer devices
  • Deployment devices
  • Thermal design
  • Radiation and survivability
  • Electrical interfaces
  • Reliability

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