EnggLib1′s Newly Acquired Books as of September 2, 2016


Shigley’s mechanical engineering design, 10th Ed.

Recommending faculty: Prof. Jennifer Fabular (ME 153, 154, 155, 258)

Authors Richard G. Budynas, J. Keith Nisbett
Place of Publication New York, NY
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher McGraw-Hill Education

Shigley’s Mechanical Engineering Design is intended for students beginning the study of mechanical engineering design. Students will find that the text inherently directs them into familiarity with both the basics of design decisions and the standards of industrial components. It combines the straightforward focus on fundamentals that instructors have come to expect, with a modern emphasis on design and new applications. The tenth edition maintains the well-designed approach that has made this book the standard in machine design for nearly 50 years.

Mechanics of materials, 7th Ed.

Author Ferdinand P. Beer
Place of Publication New York, NY
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher McGraw-Hill Education

Mechanics of Materials is the uncontested leader for the teaching of solid mechanics. Used by thousands of students around the globe since publication, Mechanics of Materials provides a precise presentation of the subject illustrated with numerous engineering examples that students both understand and relate to theory and application. The tried and true methodology for presenting material gives students the best opportunity to succeed in this course. From the detailed examples, to the homework problems, to the carefully developed solutions manual, instructors and students can be confident the material is clearly explained and accurately represented.

McGraw-Hill Education’s Connect, is also available as an optional, add on item. Connect is the only integrated learning system that empowers students by continuously adapting to deliver precisely what they need, when they need it, how they need it, so that class time is more effective. Connect allows the professor to assign homework, quizzes, and tests easily and automatically grades and records the scores of the student’s work. Problems are randomized to prevent sharing of answers an may also have a “multi-step solution” which helps move the students’ learning along if they experience difficulty.

Geographic information science & systems, 4th Ed.

Author Paul A. Longley
Place of Publication Hoboken, NJ
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Effective use of today’s vast geographic information (GI) resources requires more than just powerful technology for problem solving. It requires science to help us understand the way the world works, and to help us devise effective procedures for making decisions. Three previous editions have established this text as a defining multidisciplinary treatment of the scientific principles that underpin the use of geographic information technologies for problem solving. This extensively revised and updated edition provides a guide to the enduring scientific principles and information systems that support effective use of today’s GI. It also provides a primer on essential methods for analysis of GI, and the ways in which effective management of GI informs policy and action.

Engineering economy, 16th Ed.

Authors William G. Sullivan, Elin M. Wicks, C. Patrick Koelling Global
Place of Publication Singapore
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher Pearson Education South Asia Pte. Ltd.

Engineering Economy is intended to serve as a text for classroom instruction in undergraduate, introductory courses in Engineering Economics. It also serves as a basic reference for use by practicing engineers in all specialty areas (e.g., chemical, civil, computer, electrical, industrial, and mechanical engineering). The book is also useful to persons engaged in the management of technical activities.

Used by engineering students worldwide, this best-selling text provides a sound understanding of the principles, basic concepts, and methodology of engineering economy. Built upon the rich and time-tested teaching materials of earlier editions, it is extensively revised and updated to reflect current trends and issues, with an emphasis on the economics of engineering design throughout. It provides one of the most complete and up-to-date studies of this vitally important field.

Introduction to probability and statistics for engineers and scientists, 5th Ed.

(ES 21)

Author Sheldon M. Ross
Place of Publication London, UK
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher Academic Press/Elsevier

Introduction to Probability and Statistics for Engineers and Scientists provides a superior introduction to applied probability and statistics for engineering or science majors. Ross emphasizes the manner in which probability yields insight into statistical problems; ultimately resulting in an intuitive understanding of the statistical procedures most often used by practicing engineers and scientists. Real data sets are incorporated in a wide variety of exercises and examples throughout the book, and this emphasis on data motivates the probability coverage. As with the previous editions, Ross’ text has tremendously clear exposition, plus real-data examples and exercises throughout the text. Numerous exercises, examples, and applications connect probability theory to everyday statistical problems and situations.

Clear exposition by a renowned expert author
Real data examples that use significant real data from actual studies across life science, engineering, computing and business
End of Chapter review material that emphasizes key ideas as well as the risks associated with practical application of the material
25% New Updated problem sets and applications, that demonstrate updated applications to engineering as well as biological, physical and computer science
New additions to proofs in the estimation section
New coverage of Pareto and lognormal distributions, prediction intervals, use of dummy variables in multiple regression models, and testing equality of multiple population distributions.

GPS satellite surveying, 4th Ed.

Recommending faculty: ()

Authors Alfred Leick, Lev Rapoport, Dmitry Tatarnikov
Place of Publication Hoboken, New Jersey
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

mploy the latest satellite positioning tech with this extensive guide
GPS Satellite Surveying is the classic text on the subject, providing the most comprehensive coverage of global navigation satellite systems applications for surveying. Fully updated and expanded to reflect the field’s latest developments, this new edition contains new information on GNSS antennas, Precise Point Positioning, Real-time Relative Positioning, Lattice Reduction, and much more. New contributors offer additional insight that greatly expands the book’s reach, providing readers with complete, in-depth coverage of geodetic surveying using satellite technologies. The newest, most cutting-edge tools, technologies, and applications are explored in-depth to help readers stay up to date on best practices and preferred methods, giving them the understanding they need to consistently produce more reliable measurement.

Global navigation satellite systems have an array of uses in military, civilian, and commercial applications. In surveying, GNSS receivers are used to position survey markers, buildings, and road construction as accurately as possible with less room for human error. GPS Satellite Surveying provides complete guidance toward the practical aspects of the field, helping readers to:

Get up to speed on the latest GPS/GNSS developments
Understand how satellite technology is applied to surveying
Examine in-depth information on adjustments and geodesy
Learn the fundamentals of positioning, lattice adjustment, antennas, and more
The surveying field has seen quite an evolution of technology in the decade since the last edition’s publication. This new edition covers it all, bringing the reader deep inside the latest tools and techniques being used on the job. Surveyors, engineers, geologists, and anyone looking to employ satellite positioning will find GPS Satellite Surveying to be of significant assistance.

Combustion, 5th Ed.

Recommending faculty: ()

Authors Irvin Glassman, Richard A. Yetter, Nick G. Glumac
Place of Publication Waltham, MA
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher Academic Press

Throughout its previous four editions, Combustion has made a very complex subject both enjoyable and understandable to its student readers and a pleasure for instructors to teach. With its clearly articulated physical and chemical processes of flame combustion and smooth, logical transitions to engineering applications, this new edition continues that tradition. Greatly expanded end-of-chapter problem sets and new areas of combustion engineering applications make it even easier for students to grasp the significance of combustion to a wide range of engineering practice, from transportation to energy generation to environmental impacts.

Combustion engineering is the study of rapid energy and mass transfer usually through the common physical phenomena of flame oxidation. It covers the physics and chemistry of this process and the engineering applications―including power generation in internal combustion automobile engines and gas turbine engines. Renewed concerns about energy efficiency and fuel costs, along with continued concerns over toxic and particulate emissions, make this a crucial area of engineering.

New chapter on new combustion concepts and technologies, including discussion on nanotechnology as related to combustion, as well as microgravity combustion, microcombustion, and catalytic combustion―all interrelated and discussed by considering scaling issues (e.g., length and time scales)
New information on sensitivity analysis of reaction mechanisms and generation and application of reduced mechanisms
Expanded coverage of turbulent reactive flows to better illustrate real-world applications
Important new sections on stabilization of diffusion flames―for the first time, the concept of triple flames will be introduced and discussed in the context of diffusion flame stabilization.


Marine structural design calculations

Recommending faculty:Prof. Paul L. Rodgers (ME 165)

Author Mohamed A. El-Reedy
Place of Publication Kidlington, Oxford, UK
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher Butterworth-Heinemann

The perfect guide for veteran structural engineers or for engineers just entering the field of offshore design and construction, Marine Structural Design Calculations offers structural and geotechnical engineers a multitude of worked-out marine structural construction and design calculations. Each calculation is discussed in a concise, easy-to-understand manner that provides an authoritative guide for selecting the right formula and solving even the most difficult design calculation.

Calculation methods for all areas of marine structural design and construction are presented and practical solutions are provided. Theories, principles, and practices are summarized. The concentration focuses on formula selection and problem solving. A “quick look up guide”, Marine Structural Design Calculations includes both fps and SI units and is divided into categories such as Project Management for Marine Structures; Marine Structures Loads and Strength; Marine Structure Platform Design; and Geotechnical Data and Pile Design. The calculations are based on industry code and standards like American Society of Civil Engineers and American Society of Mechanical Engineers, as well as institutions like the American Petroleum Institute and the US Coast Guard. Case studies and worked examples are included throughout the book.

Calculations are based on industry code and standards such as American Society of Civil Engineers and American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Complete chapter on modeling using SACS software and PDMS software
Includes over 300 marine structural construction and design calculations
Worked-out examples and case studies are provided throughout the book
Includes a number of checklists, design schematics and data tables

Mechanisms and machines : kinematics, dynamics, and synthesis

Recommending faculty:Prof. Jennifer Fabular (ME 142)

Author Michael M. Stanisic
Place of Publication Stamford, CT
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher Cengage Learning

MECHANISMS AND MACHINES: KINEMATICS, DYNAMICS, AND SYNTHESIS has been designed to serve as a core textbook for the mechanisms and machines course, targeting junior level mechanical engineering students. The book is written with the aim of providing a complete, yet concise, text that can be covered in a single-semester course. The primary goal of the text is to introduce students to the synthesis and analysis of planar mechanisms and machines, using a method well suited to computer programming, known as the Vector Loop Method. Author Michael Stanisic’s approach of teaching synthesis first, and then going into analysis, will enable students to actually grasp the mathematics behind mechanism design. The book uses the vector loop method and kinematic coefficients throughout the text, and exhibits a seamless continuity in presentation that is a rare find in engineering texts. The multitude of examples in the book cover a large variety of problems and delineate an excellent problem solving methodology.

Sustainable materials, processes and production

Recommending faculty:Prof. Jennifer Fabular (ME 10, 131)

Author Rob Thompson
Place of Publication London
Date of Publication [2013]
Publisher Thames & Hudson Ltd

Describes 35 ecologically sound materials and processes
This book is an essential reference for understanding the environmental impact of materials, manufacturing processes, and product life cycles, and is also a guide on how to select and use them in an intelligent way. It includes in-depth analysis of fifteen materials, fourteen processes, and six production life cycles, supplemented by specially commissioned photographs and diagrams.

Plant design and operations

Recommending faculty:Dr. Louis Angelo Danao (ME 186, 187, 188)

Author Ian Sutton
Place of Publication Waltham, MA
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher Gulf Professional Publishing

Plant Design and Operations provides practical guidance on the design, operation, and maintenance of process facilities. The book is based on years of hands-on experience gathered during the design and operation of a wide range of facilities in many different types of industry including chemicals, refining, offshore oil and gas, and pipelines. The book helps managers, engineers, operators, and maintenance specialists with advice and guidance that can be used right away in working situations.

Each chapter provides information and guidance that can be used immediately. For example, the chapter on Energy Control Procedures describes seven levels of positive isolation ― ranging from a closed block valve all the way to double block and bleed with line break. The Safety in Design chapter describes topics such as area classification, fire protection, stairways and platforms, fixed ladders, emergency showers, lighting, and alarms.

Other areas covered in detail by the book include security, equipment, and transportation. A logical, practical guide to maintenance task organization is provided, from conducting a Job Hazards Analysis to the issue of a work permit, and to the shutdown and isolation of equipment. Common hazards are covered in detail, including flow problems, high pressure, corrosion, power failure, and many more.

Provides information to managers, engineers, operators and maintenance personnel which is immediately applicable to their operations
Supported by useful, real-world examples and experience from a wide range of facilities and industries
Includes guidance on occupational health and safety, industrial hygiene and personal protective equipment.

Boilers : a practical reference

Recommending faculty:Prof. Jennifer Fabular (ME 165, 286)

Author Kumar Rayaprolu
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication [2013]
Publisher CRC Press/Taylor & Francis

Following the publication of the author’s first book, Boilers for Power and Process by CRC Press in 2009, several requests were made for a reference with even quicker access to information. Boilers: A Practical Reference is the result of those requests, providing a user-friendly encyclopedic format with more than 500 entries and nearly the same number of supporting illustrations.

Written for practicing engineers and dealing with practical issues rather than theory, this reference focuses exclusively on water tube boilers found in process industries and power plants. It provides broad explanations for the following topics:

A range of boilers and main auxiliaries, as well as steam and gas turbines
Traditional firing techniques―grates, oil/gas, and modern systems
Industrial, utility, waste heat, MSW and bio-fuel-fired boilers, including supercritical boilers
The scientific fundamentals of combustion, heat transfer, fluid flow, and more
The basics of fuels, water, ash, high-temperature steels, structurals, refractory, insulation, and more
Additional engineering topics like boiler instruments, controls, welding, corrosion, and wear
Air pollution, its abatement techniques and their effect on the design of boilers and auxiliaries
Emerging technologies such as carbon capture, oxy-fuel combustion, and PFBC

This reference covers almost every topic needed by boiler engineers in process and power plants. An encyclopedia by design and a professional reference book by focus and size, this volume is strong on fundamentals and design aspects as well as practical content. The scope and easy-to-navigate presentation of the material plus the numerous illustrations make this a unique reference for busy design, project, operation, and consulting engineers..

Metalworking doing it better : machining, welding, fabricating

Recommending faculty:Prof. Jennifer Fabular (ME 231)

Author Tom Lipton
Place of Publication South Norwalk, CT
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher Industrial Press, Inc.

This collection of priceless tips, tricks, skills, and experiences from a veteran of the trade is presented in a way that captures the readers’ attention and engages them in the process of furthering their skills. It includes shop-tested descriptions and illustrations of creative and unique techniques and observations from four decades in the metalworking trades. Perfect for hobbyists and veterans alike, and everyone in between, and for those who work out of either small shops or garages, backyard facilities and basements. It will help any metalworker do better work and do it faster!

Users will learn about: The shop environment. Basic generic skills such as drawing and sketching, accuracy, speed, shop math and trigonometry, and angles. Setting up your shop, including floors, light, heating and cooling, workbenches and tables, air supply, raw material storage and handling, safety equipment, filing, sawing, rigging and lifting. Manual and CNC lathes. Manual and CNC mills. Welding. Flame straightening. Sheet metal, patterns, cones, and tanks and baffles. Sanding, grinding, and abrading.


Covers hundreds of shop-tested techniques. These creative and unique techniques have been shop-tested by the author the old-fashioned way, by repetition and hard work. Features hundreds of 4-color photographs. Metalworking —Doing It Betterincludes over 900 4-color images personally photographed by the author to illustrate the methods he describes in the book. Fully integrates text and photographs. The guide has been designed so that in virtually every case, the tips and the supporting photographs appear together on the same page. Provides wide range of topics. Many of the topics address specific trade skills, working with manual and CNC lathes and mills, as well as welding flame straightening, sheet metal, sanding, grinding, and abrading. Earlier chapters focus on general across-the-board skills, including essential shop math and trigonometry, accuracy, speed, drawing, and sketching. Includes extensive guidance for setting up your workshop. Chapter 4 helps you with shop basics — finding the right floor and lights, heating and cooling, workbenches and tables, air supply, storage and handling of raw materials, and much more. Written from a folksy, personal perspective. The tips and techniques are presented as an ongoing, informal conversation between the author and the reader.

Bioprocess engineering principles, 2nd Ed.

Recommending faculty:Dr. Louis Angelo Danao

Author Pauline M. Doran
Place of Publication Waltham, MA
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher Focal Press

This welcome new edition discusses bioprocess engineering from the perspective of biology students. It includes a great deal of new material and has been extensively revised and expanded. These updates strengthen the book and maintain its position as the book of choice for senior undergraduates and graduates seeking to move from biochemistry/microbiology/molecular biology to bioprocess engineering.
All chapters thoroughly revised for current developments, with over 200 pgs of new material, including significant new content in: Metabolic Engineering, Sustainable Bioprocessing, Membrane Filtration, Turbulence and Impeller Design, Downstream Processing, Oxygen Transfer Systems
Over 150 new problems and worked examples
More than 100 new illustrations.

Machine analysis with computer applications for mechanical engineers

Recommending faculty:Prof. Jennifer Fabular (ME 142, 153, 154, 155)

Author James Doane
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex
Date of Publication 2016
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Ltd

The aim of this book is to motivate students into learning Machine Analysis by reinforcing theory and applications throughout the text. The author uses an enthusiastic ‘hands-on’ approach by including photos of actual mechanisms in place of abstract line illustrations, and directs students towards developing their own software for mechanism analysis using Excel & Matlab.

Sheet metal forming processes and die design

Recommending faculty:Prof. Jennifer Fabular (ME 231)

Author Vukota Boljanovic
Place of Publication South Norwalk, CT
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher Industrial Press, Inc.

Written by an engineer with decades of practical manufacturing experience, this new edition has been thoroughly revised and is a complete modern guide to sheet metal forming processes and die design – still the most commonly used methodology for the mass-production manufacture of aircraft, automobiles, and complex high-precision parts. Included are the “hows” and “whys” of product analysis, as well as the techniques for blanking, punching, bending, deep drawing, stretching, material economy, strip design, movement of metal during stamping, and tooling. Its focus is on simple, applicable engineering methods rather than complex numerical techniques.

Cognitive and linguistic aspects of geographic space : new perspectives on geographic information research

Recommending faculty:Dr. Rhodora M. Gonzalez (GE 160, 175, 222)

Editors Martin Raubal, David M. Mark, Andrew U. Frank
Place of Publication Heidelberg, Germany
Date of Publication [2013]
Publisher Springer-Verlag

20 years ago, from July 8 to 20, 1990, 60 researchers gathered for two weeks at Castillo-Palacio Magalia in Las Navas del Marques (Avila Province, Spain) to discuss cognitive and linguistic aspects of geographic space. This meeting was the start of successful research on cognitive issues in geographic information science, produced an edited book (D. M. Mark and A. U. Frank, Eds., 1991, Cognitive and Linguistic Aspects of Geographic Space. NATO ASI Series D: Behavioural and Social Sciences 63. Kluwer, Dordrecht/Boston/London), and led to a biannual conference (COSIT), a refereed journal (Spatial Cognition and Computation), and a substantial and still growing research community.

It appeared worthwhile to assess the achievements and to reconsider the research challenges twenty years later. What has changed in the age of computational ontologies and cyber-infrastructures? Consider that 1990 the web was only about to emerge and the very first laptops had just appeared! The 2010 meeting brought together many of the original participants, but was also open to others, and invited contributions from all who are researching these topics. Early-career scientists, engineers, and humanists working at the intersection of cognitive science and geographic information science were invited to help with the re-assessment of research needs and approaches.

The meeting was very successful and compared the research agenda laid out in the 1990 book with achievements over the past twenty years and then turned to the future: What are the challenges today? What are worthwhile goals for basic research? What can be achieved in the next 20 years? What are the lessons learned?
This edited book will assess the current state of the field through chapters by participants in the 1990 and 2010 meetings and will also document an interdisciplinary research agenda for the future.

Information fusion and geographic information systems (IF & GIS 2013) : environmental and urban challenges

Recommending faculty:Dr. Rhodora M. Gonzalez (GE 160, 175, 222)

Editor Vasily Popovich
Place of Publication Heidelberg, Germany
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher Springer-Verlag

The Workshop Proceedings reflect problems of advanced geo-information science with a special emphasis on environmental and urban challenges. The Proceedings incorporate papers presented by leading scientists doing research on environmental issues from modeling to analysis, information processing and visualization. As well as practitioners engaged in GIS and GIS applications development. The Proceedings pay close attention to the problems of scientific and technological innovations as well application opportunities such as getting environmental and global warming problems under control, as well as the monitoring, planning and simulation of urban systems with respect to economic trends as related to: Artificial intelligence; GIS ontologies; GIS data integration and modeling; Environmental management ; Urban GIS; Transportation GIS; GIS data fusion; GIS and corporate information systems; GIS and real-time monitoring systems; GIS algorithms and computational issues; Landscape studies; Global warming; GIS and the Arctic sea; Novel and emerging GIS research areas; Maritime and environmental GIS; and Coastal GIS.

GPS stochastic modelling : signal quality measures and ARMA processes

Recommending faculty:Dr. Ariel C. Blanco (GE 154, 168, 174, GmE 211, 242)

Author Xiaoguang Luo
Place of Publication Heidelberg, Germany
Date of Publication [2013]
Publisher Springer-Verlag

Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS), such as GPS, have become an efficient, reliable and standard tool for a wide range of applications. However, when processing GNSS data, the stochastic model characterising the precision of observations and the correlations between them is usually simplified and incomplete, leading to overly optimistic accuracy estimates.

This work extends the stochastic model using signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) measurements and time series analysis of observation residuals. The proposed SNR-based observation weighting model significantly improves the results of GPS data analysis, while the temporal correlation of GPS observation noise can be efficiently described by means of autoregressive moving average (ARMA) processes. Furthermore, this work includes an up-to-date overview of the GNSS error effects and a comprehensive description of various mathematical methods.

Visualizing data patterns with micromaps

Recommending faculty:Prof. Wilfredo Rada,Prof. Ayin Tamondong (GE 38, 173)

Authors Daniel B. Carr, Linda Williams Pickle
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication [2010]
Publisher Chapman & Hall/CRC

After more than 15 years of development drawing on research in cognitive psychology, statistical graphics, computer science, and cartography, micromap designs are becoming part of mainstream statistical visualizations. Bringing together the research of two leaders in this field, Visualizing Data Patterns with Micromaps presents the many design variations and applications of micromaps, which link statistical information to an organized set of small maps. This full-color book helps readers simultaneously explore the statistical and geographic patterns in their data.

After illustrating the three main types of micromaps, the authors summarize the research behind the design of visualization tools that support exploration and communication of spatial data patterns. They then explain how these research findings can be applied to micromap designs in general and detail the specifics involved with linked, conditioned, and comparative micromap designs. To compare and contrast their purposes, limitations, and strengths, the final chapter applies all three of these techniques to the same demographic data for Louisiana before and after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

Supplementary website
Offering numerous ancillary features, the book’s website at http://mason.gmu.edu/~dcarr/Micromaps/ provides many boundary files and real data sets that address topics, such species biodiversity and alcoholism. One complete folder of data examples presents cancer statistics, risk factors, and demographic data. The site includes CCmaps, the dynamic implementation of conditioned micromaps written in Java, as well as a link to a generalized micromaps program. It also contains R functions and scripts for linked and comparative micromaps, enabling re-creation of all the corresponding examples in the book.

Biophysical applications of satellite remote sensing

Recommending faculty:Prof. Jennifer Fabular (GE 179, 212, GmE 211)

Editor Jonathan M. Hanes
Place of Publication Heidelberg, Germany
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher Springer-Verlag

A variety of biophysical applications (e.g. leaf area index and gross primary productivity) have been derived from measurements of the Earth system obtained remotely by NASA’s MODIS sensors and other satellite platforms. In Biophysical Applications of Satellite Remote Sensing, the authors describe major applications of satellite remote sensing for studying Earth’s biophysical phenomena. The focus of the book lies on the broad palette of specific applications (metrics) of biophysical activity derived using satellite remote sensing. With in-depth discussions of satellite-derived biophysical metrics that focus specifically on theory, methodology, validation, major findings, and directions of future research, this book provides an excellent resource for remote sensing specialists, ecologists, geographers, biologists, climatologists, and environmental scientists.

Knowledge systems of societies for adaptation and mitigation of impacts of climate change

Recommending faculty:Dr. Rhodora M. Gonzalez (GmE 202)

Editor Nautiyal Sunil
Place of Publication Heidelberg, Germany
Date of Publication [2013]
Publisher Springer-Verlag

Climate change is broadly recognized as a key environmental issue affecting social and ecological systems worldwide. At the Cancun summit of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’s 16th Conference, the parties jointly agreed that the vulnerable groups particularly in developing countries and whose livelihood is based on land use practices are the most common victims as in most cases their activities are shaped by the climate. Therefore, solving the climate dilemma through mitigation processes and scientific research is an ethical concern. Thus combining the knowledge systems of the societies and scientific evidences can greatly assist in the creation of coping mechanisms for sustainable development in a situation of changing climate. International Humboldt Kolleg focusing on “knowledge systems of societies and Climate Change” was organized at ISEC. This event was of unique importance, as the year 2011-12 was celebrated as the 60th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations between India and Germany with the motto “Germany and India – Infinite Opportunities.” This volume is the outcome of the papers presented during the IHK 2011 at ISEC, India.

Geoid determination : theory and methods

Recommending faculty:Dr. Ariel C. Blanco (GE 153, GmE 211)

Editors Fernando Sansò, Michael Sideris
Place of Publication Heidelberg, Germany
Date of Publication [2013]
Publisher Springer-Verlag

This book will be based on the material of the lecture noties in several International Schools for the Determination and Use of the Geoid, organized by the International Geoid Serivice of the International Association of Geodesy. It consolidates, unifies, and streamlines this material in a unique way not covereed by the few other books that exist on this subjext. More specifically, the book presents (for the first time in a single volume) the theory and methodology of the most common technique used for precise determination of the geoid, including the computation of the marine geoid from satellite altimetry data. These are illustrated by specific examples and actual computations of local geoids. In addition, the book provides the fundamentals of estimating orthometric heights without spirit levelling, by properly combining a geoid with heights from GPS. Besides the geodectic and geophysical uses, this last application has made geoid computation methods very popular in recent years because the entire GPS and GIS user communities are interested in estimating geoid undulations in order to convert GPS heights to physically meaningful orthometric heights (elevations above mean sea level). The overall purpose of the book is, therefore, to provide the user community (academics, graduate students, geophysicists, engineers, oceanographers, GIS and GPS users, researchers) with a self-contained textbook, which will supply them with the complete roadmap of estimating geoid undulations, from the theoretical definitions and formulas to the available numerical methods and their implementation and the test in practice.

Environmental geoinformatics : monitoring and management

Recommending faculty:Dr. Ariel C. Blanco (GE 190)

Authors Joseph L. Awange, John B. Kyalo Kiema
Place of Publication Heidelberg, Germany
Date of Publication [2013]
Publisher Springer-Verlag

There is no doubt that today, perhaps more than ever before, humanity faces a myriad of complex and demanding challenges. These include natural resource depletion and environmental degradation, food and water insecurity, energy shortages, diminishing biodiversity, increasing losses from natural disasters, and climate change with its associated potentially devastating consequences, such as rising sea levels.
These human-induced and natural impacts on the environment need to be well understood in order to develop informed policies, decisions, and remedial measures to mitigate current and future negative impacts. To achieve this, continuous monitoring and management of the environment to acquire data that can be soundly and rigorously analyzed to provide information about its current state and changing patterns, and thereby allow predictions of possible future impacts, are essential. Developing pragmatic and sustainable solutions to address these and many other similar challenges requires the use of geodata and the application of geoinformatics.
This book presents the concepts and applications of geoinformatics, a multidisciplinary field that has at its core different technologies that support the acquisition, analysis and visualization of geodata for environmental monitoring and management. We depart from the 4D to the 5D data paradigm, which defines geodata accurately, consistently, rapidly and completely, in order to be useful without any restrictions in space, time or scale to represent a truly global dimension of the digital Earth. The book also features the state-of-the-art discussion of Web-GIS.
The concepts and applications of geoinformatics presented in this book will be of benefit to decision-makers across a wide range of fields, including those at environmental agencies, in the emergency services, public health and epidemiology, crime mapping, environmental management agencies, tourist industry, market analysis and e-commerce, or mineral exploration, among many others.

The title and subtitle of this textbook convey a distinct message. Monitoring -the passive part in the subtitle – refers to observation and data acquisition, whereas management – the active component – stands for operation and performance. The topic is our environment, which is intimately related to geoinformatics. The overall message is: all the mentioned elements do interact and must not be separated. Hans-Peter B ahr, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr.h.c., Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany.

Refrigeration and air conditioning, 3rd Ed.

Donated by: Mr. Michael Leongson Tan

Author C.P. Arora
Place of Publication Boston
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher McGraw-Hill

The need for a modern textbook in the field of refrigeration and air conditioning has been felt for a long time. This book presents a basic as well as applied thermodynamic treatment of the subject in a very comprehensive manner based on years of teaching and learning effort at the Indian Institutes of Technology, Mumbai and Delhi, and interaction with the industry.

The book is intended to serve as a text for undergraduate and to some extend postgraduate students of engineering. A few texts follow the extremely rigorous approach, whereas others are restricted to merely elementary and empirical form. In this text a conscious effort has been made to maintain a reasonable level of rigour, but at the same time to employ simple techniques for solving fairly complex problems Throughout the book, emphasis has been laid on physical understanding while at the same time relying on simple analytical treatment. A sound physical basis has also been laid for obtaining fairly precise estimates of refrigeration and air-conditioning equipment.

Aerodynamics for engineers, 5th Ed.

Doanted by:Mr. Michael Leongson Tan

Authors John J. Bertin, Russell M. Cummings
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, NJ/td>
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher Pearson/Prentice Hall<

Revised to reflect the technological advances and modern application in Aerodynamics, the Fifth Edition of Aerodynamics for Engineers merges fundamental fluid mechanics, experimental techniques, and computational fluid dynamics techniques to build a solid foundation for students in aerodynamic applications from low-speed flight through hypersonic flight. It presents a background discussion of each topic followed by a presentation of the theory, and then derives fundamental equations, applies them to simple computational techniques, and compares them to experimental data.

Audel automated machines and toolmaking, 5th Ed.

Donated by:Mr. Michael Leongson Tan

Authors Rex Miller, Mark Richard Miller
Place of Publication Indianapolis, IN
Date of Publication c2004
Publisher Wiley

Here, fully updated to include new machines and electronic and digital controls, is the ultimate guide to automated machines and toolmaking. Whether you’re a professional machinist, an apprentice, or a trade student, this fully illustrated volume helps you work with metal-safely, precisely, efficiently-using today’s tools and techniques. It’s packed with review questions for students, and loaded with answers you need on the job.
* Understand automated machine fundamentals and work with jigs and fixtures
* Learn the basics of spiral and helix milling, gear cutting, and cam machining
* Discover how to cut, punch, or shape a die with minimum waste
* Master the operations of today’s grinders and lapping machines
* Find out all about toolmaking, from allowances and tolerances to layouts and master plates
* Follow the clear, step-by-step illustrations to gain a hands-on knowledge of techniques and procedures.

Dominador I. Ilio : engineer, poet, writer

Donated by: Beta Epsilon Fraternity

Authors Arnold Alamon and Ramon Ramirez
Place of Publication Quezon City
Date of Publication 2013
Publisher Beta Epsilon Alumni Inc.

This book was first suggested in 2004 by a friend of Prof. Dominador Ilio to put in print the life of an accomplished engineer, poet and writer; one who knew many aspects of UP life since the 1930s. Prof. Ilio welcomed the idea and thought he would write his story himself

After he passed away in 2006 at 92 without leaving a manuscript, his fraternity brothers in Beta Epsilon Alumni, Inc. (BEAI) revived the idea. Nothing much came out of it until 2009 when BEAI President Roger Victor Buendia (now, Executive Vice President & COO of PNOC Renewables Corporation) pushed for the book project in a very determined way by creating in mid-2009 a Dom Ilio Book Project Committee.

Dominador Ilio, Jr. gave the committee free access to the many memorabilia items of Prof. Ilio, including thick notes of what we discovered to be the initial drafts for his autobiographical book. Fraternity brothers led by industrialist Manuel Agustines and construction magnate Isidro Consunji provided the funds for the digital archiving of the memorabilia items and the writing and publication of a biography book.

This book aims to provide the readers, especially the youth, an idea of how a young man from a small town in a Visayan province struggled to acquire an education and training to become an engineer, poet, and writer in order to better serve his country.

The book committee acknowledges with much thanks the full assistance extended by Dominador Ilio, Jr, and the Ilio family. It likewise greatly appreciates the moral and financial support by the brothers of Beta Epsilon fraternity.

Illuminated isles : empowering the Philippine countryside through rural electrification

Author National Electrification Administration
Place of Publication Cubao, Quezon City
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher Project Brio Media House

Illuminated Isles is more than a coffee book or a commemoration of the National Electrification Administration’s nearly five decades of service.

It is history, tribute, travelogue, pictorial journey–the sum of many parts that makes rural electrification one of the most successful programs undertaken by the Philippine government.

To tell the story, this book is divided into two chapters.

Chapter I consists of stories of energized cities, towns, and sitios throughout the country. These accounts aim to transport you to each place–whether it’s a building city like Gensan or an isolated village in the protected wetlands of Agusan–to show you beauty of place, richness of culture, and the progress that’s possible in an energized community.

The stories represent various regions of the Philippines and are arranged chronologically, beginning with a story on the heritage of Region I and ending with a profile of a day in the life of the floating village of Sitangkai in ARMM. You’ll also find, alongside the main story, a fast fact on the electric cooperative (EC) that services the area.

Chapter II takes a closer look at some of the ECs that energized these regions and the private power companies that helped make it possible. The stories are presented alphabetically, but each one can be read in the order you prefer.

The photographs that lavishly illustrate the book deepen our appreciation of the different facets of Philippine life: from common sights viewed in an extraordinary way to little-seen corners of the Philippines.

Finally, NEA and Project Brio Media House wish to thank everyone who made this book possible: the ECs for being kind and generous hosts, the locals who shared their stories or contributed information, and the sponsors without whom this book would not have seen the light of day. Their support and generosity are acknowledged in a section that follows Chapter II.

Every effort was made to include the most-up-to-date information as of publishing time. We relied on resource persons, interviews, and published materials for accuracy. We can only hope that you find the fruits of our labor, this book in your hands, informative and inspiring.

American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers handbook : refrigeration

Donated by: Mr. Augusto Lucero (ME)

Place of Publication Atlanta, GA
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher ASHRAE

The 2014 ASHRAE Handbook€”Refrigeration covers the refrigeration equipment and systems for applications other than human comfort. This volume includes data and guidance on cooling, freezing, and storing food; industrial and medical applications of refrigeration; and low-temperature refrigeration; and includes a dual-unit CD.
CD System Requirements: Windows: CD-ROM drive; 1.3 GHz or faster processor; Microsoft Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8 (62-bit and 64-big); 1 GB of RAM (2 GB recommended); Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 or higher; Adobe Acrobat/Reader 10.0 or higher; 350 MB hard-disk space. Macintosh: Mac OS X v. 10.5.8 or v. 10.6.4; 512 MB of RAM (1 GB recommended); 415 MB hard-disk space; 800 x 600 screen resolution (1024 x 768 recommended); Safari 4 for Mac OS X v. 10.5.8, Safari 4 or 5.0x for Mac OS X v. 10.6.4, Safari 6.0 for Mac OS X v. 10.7.4 or v. 10.8; Firefox; Adobe Acrobat/Reader 10.0 or higher. Citation: 2014 ASHRAE Handbook

ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is an international organization of some 50,000 persons. ASHRAE fulfills its mission of advancing heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration to serve humanity and promote a sustainable world through research, standards writing, publishing, and continuing education.

The ASHRAE Handbooks are the design standard for control of built environments with volumes on Systems and Equipment, HVAC Applications, Refrigeration and Fundamentals. Each is updated every four years. In addition to publishing design guidance for engineers, architects, and facility managers, we also publish a series of texts for classroom use.

Some of the areas we publish in include:
-Energy Modeling and Auditing
-High Performance Building Design
-Indoor Air Quality and Environmental Quality
-Data Center Energy Efficiency
-Noise & Vibration Control
-Humidity Control
-HVAC for Healthcare Facilities.

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