New Books @ EnggLib2 as of August 27, 2016


RESERVE BOOK


Electrical wiring : residential, 18th edition

Authors Ray Mullin, Phil Simmons
Place of Publication Stamford, CT
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher Cengage Learning

Delivering the very latest in industry standards and procedures, longtime market leader ELECTRICAL WIRING RESIDENTIAL, 18e continues to provide comprehensive, authoritative coverage that fully implements the 2014 National Electrical Code. The book’s signature three-part organization thoroughly covers Code, Electrical Knowledge, and Applications. Extremely reader friendly, it offers detailed–but not overly technical–explanations as it guides you step by step through the critical tasks and responsibilities that face today’s professional residential electricians in both new construction and existing homes. Vivid Illustrations are fully coordinated with the latest NEC regulations and provide further clarity. In addition, foldout plans at the back of the book give you hands-on practice applying Code requirements.


CIRCULATION BOOKS


Random seas and design of maritime structures, 3rd edition

Recommending faculty: Dr. Eric C. Cruz (ICE)

Author Yoshimi Goda
Place of Publication Singapore
Date of Publication [2010]
Publisher World Scientific Publishing

Random waves are the most important constituent of the sea environment, as they make the design of maritime structures quite different from that of structures on land. In this book, the concept of random waves for the design of breakwaters, seawalls, and harbor structures is fully explored for easy comprehension by practicing engineers. Theoretical aspects are also discussed in detail for further studies by graduate students and researchers.


Japan’s beach erosion : reality and future measures

Recommending faculty: Dr. Eric C. Cruz (ICE)

Author Takaaki Uda
Place of Publication Singapore
Date of Publication [2010]
Publisher World Scientific Publishing

Beaches in Japan have been eroding since the 1970s as a result of the artificial land alterations. Approximately 3000 fishing ports and 1000 commercial ports have been built nationwide, as well as 2532 large dams being constructed in the upstream basins of large rivers. Due to the port and dam developments, fluvial sand supply has significantly reduced resulting in shoreline recession around the river mouths. Continuous sand supply along the coastline has also been obstructed by the port breakwaters. The formation of wave shelter zone by the port breakwaters induce longshore sand transport, thereby leading to an accretion of large amount of sand in the wave shelter zone and erosion in the surrounding area. Thus, almost all causes of the beach erosion in Japan are due to anthropogenic factors. The exact situation of the beach erosion has never been clear in literatures that are written in Japanese, or in English. Coastal engineers can and should learn from these results, otherwise the same situation and problems, which were induced by excessive coastal development without protection measures and due attention given to nearby coasts, will recur throughout the world.

Textbooks on coastal engineering, that were already published, describe only the theoretical fundamentals of the subject, but lack the practical perspectives and field studies. The book examines many coastal areas as examples, highlighting the various erosion factors which should be avoided elsewhere globally. This book was first published in Japanese in 2004, and was translated into English by the present author.


Liquefaction around marine structures

Recommending faculty: Prof. Imee Bren Villalba (CE 113/270)

Authors B. Mutlu Sumer
Place of Publication Singapore
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher World Scientific Publishing

This book, whose primary aim is to describe liquefaction processes and their implications for marine structures such as pipelines, sea outfalls, quay walls and caisson breakwaters, discusses the subject of soil liqeufaction in the marine environment.

In addition, the physics of liquefaction (including examples illustrating the catastrophic consequences of soil liquefaction with regard to marine structures) are described, and the mathematical modelling of liqeufaction is treated in detail. Also, carefully selected numerical examples support the discussion of assessing liquefaction potential, and benchmark cases such as buried gas pipelines and their floatation, caisson breakwaters, cover stones and their interaction with liquefied soil along with counter measures are investigated.

Readership: Professionals and researchers in the area of coastal, ocean and marine civil engineering; graduate and post graduate students.


Coastal dynamics

Recommending faculty: Prof. Imee Bren Villalba (CE 113/270)

Author Willem T. Bakker
Place of Publication Singapore
Date of Publication [2013]
Publisher World Scientific Publishing/td>

Our world is constantly changing, governed by continuity, dynamic interactions and boundary conditions. For many coasts, the common denominators contributing to these changes are sand, waves, tides, salt gradients, and human interaction, all themes that are treated in this valuable textbook.

Confining itself to essentials, the coverage reflects centuries of theoretical and practical knowledge of Dutch coastal engineers. Focussing, where applicable, on linear theory, the book shows how the essentials of local coastal behavior can be reproduced and predicted.

Contents:

   Introduction
   The Dutch Coast: A Coastal Engineering View:

  • Introduction
  • 150 Years of Beach Measurements
  • The Jarkus Measurements (Holland Coast)
  • Sand Transport by Waves and Tides (Uninterrupted Coast)
  • Tides, Shaping a Coast: Lessons from Van Veen and Other Old Masters
  • Changes of the Zealand coast by Man and Nature

   Line Theories in Coastal Dynamics:

  • Introduction
  • One Line Theory, No Diffraction
  • 2-Line Theory
  • More-Line Theories
  • Symbols Concerning Chapter 3

   Determination of Coastal Constants:

  • General Considerations
  • Calculation of Coastal Constants from Hindcasting of Field Data
  • Computation of Coastal Constants in Longshore Direction from theWave Climate
  • Focussing on cross-shore interaction
  • Symbols Concerning Chapter 4

Experimental Verification:

  • Introduction
  • Experiments in Laboratories
  • Results of Groin Application in Nature

Valuation of the One- and Two-line Model:

  • Introduction
  • Remarks on the Sand Transport Mechanism Assumed
  • Effect of Variable Wave Conditions
  • Effects of Groins as Result of the One- and Two-line Theory

Interaction Between Outer Delta’s and Tidal Basins:

  • Introduction
  • Momentaneous velocities: Linear Tidal Hydraulics. The Lorentz Method and Considerations on Velocity Profiles
  • Tidal Hydraulics: Resultant Currents, Caused by Longitudinal Density Gradients
  • Non-linear Tidal Hydraulics: Vertical Circulation, Caused by “Rain in the Drain”
  • Summary Concerning Tidal-averaged Vertical Circulation; Concluding Remarks
  • Resonance and Morphological Stability of a Prismatic Channel
  • A Morphological Behavior Model for the Outer Delta of Tidal Inlets
  • Morphology of Multiple-channel Tidal Inlet Systems, like Wadden Sea and Western Scheldt
  • Discussion on the Assumptions; Limitations on the Applied Methods in Relation to Other Methods; Acknowledgement
  • Acknowledgements

   Epilogue: Forum and Future Research:

  • “There is More Between Water and Earth, Dear Bakker, than is Meant in your Philosophy”

Readership: Graduate students and researchers in ocean and coastal engineering and management.


Nonlinear waves and offshore structures

Recommending faculty: Prof. Imee Bren Villalba (CE 113/270)

Author Cheung Hun Kim
Place of Publication Singapore
Date of Publication [2008]
Publisher World Scientific Publishing

The responses of offshore structures are significantly affected by steep nonlinear waves, currents and wind, leading to phenomena such as springing and ringing of Tlps, slow drift yaw motion of Fpsos and large oscillations of Spar platforms due to vortex shedding. Research has brought about significant progress in this field over the past few decades and introduced us to increasingly involved concepts and their diverse applicability. Thus, an in-depth understanding of steep nonlinear waves and their effects on the responses of offshore structures is essential for safe and effective designs. This book deals with analyses of nonlinear problems encountered in the design of offshore structures, as well as those that are of immediate practical interest to ocean engineers and designers. It presents conclusions drawn from recent research pertinent to nonlinear waves and their effects on the responses of offshore structures. Theories, observations and analyses of laboratory and field experiments are expounded such that the nonlinear effects can be clearly visualized.


Theory and applications of ocean surface waves, 2 volumes

Recommending faculty: Prof. Imee Bren Villalba (CE 113/270)

Authors Chiang C. Mei, Michael Stiassnie, Dick K.-P. Yue
Place of Publication Singapore
Date of Publication [2005]
Publisher World Scientific Publishing

This book is an expanded version of The Applied Dynamics of Ocean Surface Waves. It presents theoretical topics on ocean wave dynamics, including basic principles and applications in coastal and offshore engineering as well as coastal oceanography. Advanced analytical and numerical techniques are applied, such as singular perturbations. In this expanded version, three chapters on recent developments have been added. The first is on multiple scattering by periodic or random bathymetry. The second is on Zakharov’s theory of nonlinear wave fields with broad spectra. The third is an extensive discussion of powerful numerical techniques for highly nonlinear waves. Other new topics include infragravity waves, upstream solitons, Venice storm gates, etc. In addition, there are many new exercises. Theory and Applications of Ocean Surface Waves will be invaluable for graduate students and researchers in coastal and ocean engineering, geophysical fluid dynamicists interested in water waves, and theoretical scientists and applied mathematicians wishing to develop new techniques for challenging problems or to apply techniques existing elsewhere.


Beach nourishment : theory and practice

Recommending faculty: Prof. Imee Bren Villalba (CE 113/270)

Authors Robert G. Dean
Place of Publication Singapore
Date of Publication [2002]
Publisher World Scientific Publishing

This book is written for engineers, students of coastal processes and laypersons interested in beach nourishment, which consists of the placement of large quantities of good quality sediment on the beach to advance the shoreline seaward. The improvement of project performance through proper design and the predictability of performance are emphasized. The overall longevity of a project is addressed as are local erosional areas. The roles which wave height, project length and sediment quality play in project performance are addressed quantitatively. The results are illustrated through reference to a number of monitored nourishment projects. Biological and economic aspects of beach nourishment are addressed.


Saving America’s beaches : the causes of and solutions to beach erosion

Recommending faculty: Prof. Imee Bren Villalba (CE 113/270)

Author Scott L. Douglass
Place of Publication Singapore
Date of Publication [2002]
Publisher World Scientific Publishing/td>

This book tells you where beach sand comes from, how waves are formed and how they break and move sand down the coast, how “works of man” have blocked this movement and caused beach erosion, and what can be done to save the beaches for future generations of Americans. A three-part prescription for healthy beaches is proposed: “backing off”, “bypassing sand”, and “beach nourishment”. So if you love waves and beaches, and care about the future of your favorite beach spot, then read this book while you enjoy the beach.


The mechanics of scour in the marine environment

Recommending faculty: Prof. Imee Bren Villalba (CE 113/270)

Authors B. Mutlu Sumer, Jørgen Fredsøe
Place of Publication Singapore
Date of Publication [2002]
Publisher World Scientific Publishing

This book treats the subject of local scour around different kinds of marine structures, exposed to waves and/or currents. The first, major part of the book is devoted to marine pipelines, describing in detail all kinds of scour scenarios, and also making recommendations for scour protection. Other kinds of structures considered are single piles (slender or large), groups of piles, complex subsea structures, breakwaters, and seawalls. The scour due to ship propellers is also described. The book deals mainly with the scour in noncohesive sediment but, whenever possible, available literature on the scour in finer sediment has been incorporated. In addition, a chapter on the impact of wave-induced liquefaction is included.The authors’ aim is to describe in detail the hydrodynamic processes causing the erosion. With a hydrodynamic understanding, it is easier for the consulting engineer to predict scour in those many cases where physical model tests are not available.


Quality management in construction projects

Author Abdul Razzak Rumane.
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication [2011]
Publisher CRC Press

Concise and easy to read, Quality Management in Construction Projects presents key information on how to approach quality assurance for construction projects. Containing quick reference tables and a wealth of figures, the book presents valuable quality related data and guidelines. It provides coverage that spans from the inception of a project through issuance of a completion certificate.

Go the extra distance and become the consummate professional:

  • Learn about different types of contract deliverable systems
  • Explore important points to be considered while developing detail design and shop drawing
  • Plan for major activities during construction process
  • Create design review checklists
  • Anticipate costs involved with quality
  • Understand reasons why an executed work may be rejected
  • Develop ways to assess your quality efforts

In addition to covering standard procedures and concepts, the author introduces and discusses a wide range of-the-state-of-the-art-tools and approaches that professionals can use to develop an Integrated Quality Management System most suitable for their specific project. These include Six Sigma, TRIZ, and Total Quality Management, as well ISO 9000, ISO 14000 Environmental Management System, and OHSAS 18000

This information will also prove valuable for cutting-edge instructors who wish to provide engineering/management students with in-depth knowledge about current practices and familiarize them with the vernacular used in discussing quality assurance practices within the construction industry.

Dr. Abdul Razzak Rumane’s work in Quality Management in Construction Projects has earned him a nomination for ASQ’s Philip B. Crosby Medal. This award is presented to the individual who has authored a distinguished book contributing significantly to the extension of the philosophy and application of the principles, methods, or techniques of quality management.


Non-destructive evaluation of reinforced concrete structures, volume 1

Editors Christiane Maierhofer, Hans-Wolf Reinhardt and Gerd Dobmann
Place of Publication Cambridge, UK
Date of Publication [2010]
Publisher Woodhead Publishing Limited

Many concrete structures and elements of concrete infrastructure have exceeded their original design lives and are deteriorating to an extent where they are becoming dangerous. The deterioration can be internal or not obvious and therefore only shows up with detailed testing. Non-destructive evaluation of reinforced concrete structures, Volume 1: Deterioration processes and standard test methods reviews the processes of deterioration and classical and standard test methods.

Part one discusses deterioration of reinforced concrete and testing problems with chapters on topics such as key issues in the non-destructive testing of concrete structures, when to use non-destructive testing of reinforced concrete structures, deterioration processes in reinforced concrete, modelling ageing and corrosion processes in reinforced concrete structures, components in concrete and their impact on quality, and predicting the service life of reinforced concrete structures. Part two reviews classical and standard testing methods including microscopic examination of deteriorated concrete, the analysis of solid components and their ratios in reinforced concrete structures, the determination of chlorides in concrete structures, and investigating the original water content of reinforced concrete structures.

With its distinguished editors and international team of contributors, Non-destructive evaluation of reinforced concrete structures, Volume 1: Deterioration processes and standard test methods will be a standard reference for civil and structural engineers as well as those concerned with making decisions regarding the safety of reinforced concrete structures.

  • Provides a comprehensive discussion from examination of the components in concrete and their affect on quality through to the role of and tools required for lifetime management
  • Experts in the field identify the testing problems associated with infrastructure considering design, build and maintenance stages
  • Presents a guide for when to use non-destructive testing of reinforced concrete structures including the role of time in testing

Non-destructive evaluation of reinforced concrete structures, volume 2

Editors Christiane Maierhofer, Hans-Wolf Reinhardt and Gerd Dobmann
Place of Publication Cambridge, UK
Date of Publication [2010]
Publisher Woodhead Publishing Limited

Engineers have a range of sophisticated techniques at their disposal to evaluate the condition of reinforced concrete structures and non-destructive evaluation plays a key part in assessing and prioritising where money should be spent on repair or replacement of structurally deficient reinforced concrete structures. Non-destructive evaluation of reinforced concrete structures, Volume 2: Non-destructive testing methods reviews the latest non-destructive testing techniques for reinforced concrete structures and how they are used.

Part one discusses planning and implementing non-destructive testing of reinforced concrete structures with chapters on non-destructive testing methods for building diagnosis, development of automated NDE systems, structural health monitoring systems and data fusion. Part two reviews individual non-destructive testing techniques including wireless monitoring, electromagnetic and acoustic-elastic waves, laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy, acoustic emission evaluation, magnetic flux leakage, electrical resistivity, capacimetry, measuring the corrosion rate (polarization resistance) and the corrosion potential of reinforced concrete structures, ground penetrating radar, radar tomography, active thermography, nuclear magnetic resonance imaging, stress wave propagation, impact-echo, surface and guided wave techniques and ultrasonics. Part three covers case studies including inspection of concrete retaining walls using ground penetrating radar, acoustic emission and impact echo techniques and using ground penetrating radar to assess an eight-span post-tensioned viaduct.

With its distinguished editor and international team of contributors, Non-destructive evaluation of reinforced concrete structures, Volume 2: Non-destructive testing methods is a standard reference for civil and structural engineers as well as those concerned with making decisions regarding the safety of reinforced concrete structures.

  • Reviews the latest non-destructive testing (NDT) techniques and how they are used in practice
  • Explores the process of planning a non-destructive program features strategies for the application of NDT testing
  • A specific section outlines significant advances in individual NDT techniques and features wireless monitoring and electromagnetic and acoustic-elastic wave technology

Geotechnical slope analysis

Recommending faculty: Dr. Eric C. Cruz (ICE)

Authors Chiang C. Mei, Michael Stiassnie, Dick K.-P. Yue
Place of Publication Leiden, The Netherlands
Date of Publication [2010]
Publisher CRC Press/Balkema

Freshly updated and extended version of Slope Analysis (Chowdhury, Elsevier, 1978). This reference book gives a complete overview of the developments in slope engineering in the last 30 years. Its multi-disciplinary, critical approach and the chapters devoted to seismic effects and probabilistic approaches and reliability analyses, reflect the distinctive style of the original. Subjects discussed are: the understanding of slope performance, mechanisms of instability, requirements for modeling and analysis, and new techniques for observation and modeling. Special attention is paid to the relation with the increasing frequency and consequences of natural and man-made hazards. Strategies and methods for assessing landslide susceptibility, hazard and risk are also explored. Moreover, the relevance of geotechnical analysis of slopes in the context of climate change scenarios is discussed. All theory is supported by numerous examples.

”…A wonderful book on Slope Stability….recommended as a refernence book to those who are associated with the geotechnical engineering profession (undergraduates, post graduates and consulting engineers)…” Prof. Devendra Narain Singh, Indian Inst. of Technology, Mumbai, India
”I have yet to see a book that excels the range and depth of Geotechnical Slope Analysis… I have failed to find a topic which is not covered and that makes the book almost a single window outlet for the whole range of readership from students to experts and from theoreticians to practicing engineers…” Prof. R.K. Bhandari, New Delhi, India


Users guide to physical modelling and experimentation : experience of the HYDRALAB network

Editors L.E. Frostick, S.J. McLelland & T.G. Mercer
Place of Publication Leiden, The Netherlands
Date of Publication [2011]
Publisher CRC Press/Balkema Book

A Users Guide to Hydraulic Modelling and Experimentation provides a systematic, comprehensive summary of the progress made through HYDRALAB III . The book combines the expertise of many of the leading hydraulic experimentalists in Europe and identifies current best practice for carrying out state-of-the-art, modern laboratory investigations. In addition it gives an inventory and reviews recent advances in instrumentation and equipment that drive present and new developments in the subject. The Guide concentrates on four core areas – waves, breakwaters, sediments and the relatively-new (but rapidly-developing) cross-disciplinary area of hydrodynamics/ecology. Progress made through the ‘CoMIBBS’ component of HYDRALAB III provides the material for a chapter focussed on guidance, principles and practice for composite modelling. There is detailed consideration of scaling and the degree of relevance of laboratory/physical modelling approaches for specific contexts included in each of the individual chapters. The Guide includes outputs from the workshops and several of the innovative transnational access projects that have been supported within HYDRALAB III, as well as the focussed joint research activities SANDS and CoMIBBS. Its primary purpose is to serve as a shared resource to disseminate the outstanding advances achieved within HYDRALAB III but, even more than this, it is a tribute to the human and institutional collaborations that led to and sustained the research advances, the human relationships that were strengthened and initiated through joint participation in the Programme, and the training opportunities that participation provided to the many young researchers engaged in the projects.


Hydrology : a science of nature

Authors André Musy, Christophe Higy
Place of Publication Enfield, NH
Date of Publication [2011]
Publisher Science Publishers/Routledge

Looking beyond a purely scientific discussion of hydrology, the authors of this volume emphasize that mankind needs to recognize the urgency of the situation in which our water is threatened. Providing a comprehensive overview of the broad and complex field of hydrology, the book explores the water cycle, its various components, and its interactions with the environment in which it develops and interacts. Through this work, the authors endeavor to contribute to the sustainable development of our society and our environment.


Geotechnical engineering : principles and practices of soil mechanics and foundation engineering

Author V. N. S. Murthy
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication [2003]
Publisher Marcel Dekker/CRC Press

As complete and authoritative as any volume on the subject, it discusses soil formation, index properties, and classification; soil permeability, seepage, and the effect of water on stress conditions; stresses due to surface loads; soil compressibility and consolidation; and shear strength characteristics of soils.

While this book is a valuable teaching text for advanced students, it is one that the practicing engineer will continually be taking off the shelf long after school lets out. Just the quick reference it affords to a huge range of tests and the appendices filled with essential data, makes it an essential addition to an civil engineering library.


Flood hazards : impacts and responses for the built environment

Recommending faculty: Dr. Eric C. Cruz (ICE)

Editors Jessica Lamond … [et al.]
Place of Publication Boca Raton
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher CRC Press

A 360-degree view of the response to flood risk

As major flooding events around the world show, the impact of flooding on the built environment can cause widespread chaos. These flood events form part of a wider pattern of increasing flood frequency coupled with increased vulnerability of the built environment to flood hazard. Flood risk can unite or divide communities and the responses to potential risk can range from denial to perfect adaptation.

Drawing on the experience of communities and experts, Flood Hazards: Impacts and Responses for the Built Environment offers guidance on managing urban flooding and flood risk. It brings together a diversity of viewpoints and experiences on flood impacts and responses from leading academics, flood restoration specialists, emergency responders, architects, planning consultants, insurers, policymakers, and community representatives. By including the perspective of the community and the views of households and businesses at risk, this volume makes a unique contribution to the literature on flood management.

The chapter organization loosely corresponds to the phases of the disaster management cycle, covering emergency preparation and response; recovery, repair, and reconstruction; and mitigation and adaptation. Contributors examine the types of impacts and discuss forecasting and emergency warning. They describe processes and good practice in recovery of flood-damaged property from the perspectives of the insurance industry, restorers, and loss adjusters. The book also deals with business continuity, land-use planning, property-level and infrastructure protection, and urban drainage, looking at the regulation and design of the built environment as one way to reduce risk. A section on community response to flooding sheds light on the experiences of flood-affected families.

Written for students, practitioners, and researchers in flood risk management, as well as for professionals who may encounter flood-related issues in the course of their work, this cross-disciplinary book makes a valuable contribution towards designing a future built environment that is more resilient to flood risk.


Reservoir sediment management

Recommending faculty: Dr. Eric C. Cruz (ICE)

Authors Sahnaz Tigrek, Tuçe Aras
Place of Publication Leiden, The Netherlands
Date of Publication [2012]
Publisher CRC Press/Balkema

Siltation in reservoirs has become an important problem when dams are getting older and stop functioning when the sediment has accumulated to a certain extent. With proper sediment management techniques, negative effects of sediment can be avoided and reservoir life and performance can be improved.

This volume deals with reservoir sedimentation, deposition and removal. It provides the principles of sediment transport and gives guidelines to predict reservoir life. It presents several removal techniques, accompanied with detailed operation descriptions. With the help of the RESCON open source software, cost analysis tools to determine the optimum method for maintenance and operation of a reservoir can be applied. To illustrate practice and to assist the reader in setting up a sediment management operation, a number of case studies of existing large dams are included.

Written by two experts on reservoir operation, this volume is intended for professionals and advanced students working on dam and reservoir design, construction, operation, maintenance and rehabilitation.


Groundwater management practices

Authors Angelos N. Findikakis, Kuniaki Sato
Place of Publication Leiden, The Netherlands
Date of Publication [2011]
Publisher CRC Press/Balkema Book

Groundwater is an indispensable resource in many parts of the world, where it supports domestic water supply, irrigated agriculture and industry. Its increased, and often intensive, use during the last half century has created problems and raised concerns regarding the potential depletion of local aquifers, water quality degradation and various geologic hazards such as land subsidence and sinkholes. This volume includes contributions by experts from several countries who describe different groundwater management practices in their part of the world and discuss measures and actions in response to the challenges associated with the sustainability of groundwater use and the protection of the groundwater environment, as well as the evolution of legal and institutional framework needed for their implementation. It discusses past and present practices and various aspects of the regulatory and legal framework of groundwater management in Japan, China, India, Iran, Australia, the United States, Spain, Denmark, Switzerland and the European Union, and reviews recent efforts to improve the management of transboundary aquifer resources.


Applied differential equations : the primary course

Recommending faculty: Prof. John Michael Constantino (CE 28)

Author Vladimir A. Dobrushkin
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher CRC Press/Taylor & Francis Group

A Contemporary Approach to Teaching Differential Equations

Applied Differential Equations: An Introduction presents a contemporary treatment of ordinary differential equations (ODEs) and an introduction to partial differential equations (PDEs), including their applications in engineering and the sciences. Designed for a two-semester undergraduate course, the text offers a true alternative to books published for past generations of students. It enables students majoring in a range of fields to obtain a solid foundation in differential equations.

The text covers traditional material, along with novel approaches to mathematical modeling that harness the capabilities of numerical algorithms and popular computer software packages. It contains practical techniques for solving the equations as well as corresponding codes for numerical solvers. Many examples and exercises help students master effective solution techniques, including reliable numerical approximations.

This book describes differential equations in the context of applications and presents the main techniques needed for modeling and systems analysis. It teaches students how to formulate a mathematical model, solve differential equations analytically and numerically, analyze them qualitatively, and interpret the results.


Thermal energy storage technologies for sustainability : systems design, assessment and applications

Recommending faculty: Prof. Louis Angelo Danao ( ChE, EgyE 236,)

Author Kalaiselvam, R. Parameshwaran
Place of Publication London, UK
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher Academic Press

Thermal Energy Storage Technologies for Sustainability is a broad-based overview describing the state-of-the-art in latent, sensible, and thermo-chemical energy storage systems and their applications across industries. Beginning with a discussion of the efficiency and conservation advantages of balancing energy demand with production, the book goes on to describe current state-of-the art technologies. Not stopping with description, the authors also discuss design, modeling, and simulation of representative systems, and end with several case studies of systems in use.

  • Describes how thermal energy storage helps bridge the gap between energy demand and supply, particularly for intermittent power sources like solar, wind, and tidal systems
  • Provides tables, illustrations, and comparative case studies that show applications of TES systems across industries
  • Includes a chapter on the rapidly developing field of viable nanotechnology-based thermal energy storage systems

Introduction to probability, statistics, and random processes

Author Hossein Pishro-Nik
Place of Publication [Blue Bell, PA]
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher Kappa Research, LLC

This book introduces students to probability, statistics, and stochastic processes. It can be used by both students and practitioners in engineering, various sciences, finance, and other related fields. It provides a clear and intuitive approach to these topics while maintaining mathematical accuracy.

The book covers:

  • Basic concepts such as random experiments, probability axioms, conditional probability, and counting methods
  • Single and multiple random variables (discrete, continuous, and mixed), as well as moment-generating functions, characteristic functions, random vectors, and inequalities
  • Limit theorems and convergence
  • Introduction to Bayesian and classical statistics
  • Random processes including processing of random signals, Poisson processes, discrete-time and continuous-time Markov chains, and Brownian motion
  • Simulation using MATLAB and R (online chapters)

The book contains a large number of solved exercises. The dependency between different sections of this book has been kept to a minimum in order to provide maximum flexibility to instructors and to make the book easy to read for students. Examples of applications—such as engineering, finance, everyday life, etc.—are included to aid in motivating the subject. The digital version of the book, as well as additional materials such as videos, is available at www.probabilitycourse.com.


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