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RESERVE BOOKS


Basic water treatment, 5th Ed.

Recommended by: Prof. Lestelle V. Torio-Kaimo

Authors Chris Binnie, Martin Kimber
Place of Publication Westminster, London
Date of Publication 2013
Publisher ICE Publishing

This accessible introduction and practical guide to water treatment focuses on the issues of most interest to practising engineers, summarising the key issues and criteria in short and accessible sections, with additional theory to explain and support the treatment processes considered. Basic Water Treatment is an essential resource for water engineers at all levels – a textbook for students, a handbook for young engineers or chemists, and an indispensable guide full of practical information for the established practitioner. Fully revised and extensively updated by two of the world’s leading experts in the field, taking into account current UK, EU, and USA water-quality standards and treatment technologies. This fifth edition of a best-selling text provides comprehensive contemporary practical guidance and remains the definitive reference for all those involved in water-treatment systems.


In situ tests in geotechnical engineering

Recommended by: Prof. Lestelle V. Torio-Kaimo

Author Jacques Monnet
Place of Publication London, UK
Date of Publication 2015
Publisher ISTE Ltd

This book deals with in-situ tests that are performed in geotechnics to identify and characterize the soil. These measurements are then used to size the Civil Engineering works
This book is intended for engineers, students and geotechnical researchers. It provides useful information for use and optimal use of in-situ tests to achieve a better book adaptation of civil engineering on the ground.


International Conference on Installation Effects in Geotechnical Engineering

Recommended by: Prof. Lestelle V. Torio-Kaimo

Editors Michael A. Hicks [and three others]
Place of Publication Boca Raton, Fla.
Date of Publication 2013
Publisher CRC Press

Installation effects in geotechnical engineering contains the proceedings of the International Conference on Installation Effects in Geotechnical Engineering (Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 24-27 March 2013), the closing conference of GEO-INSTALL (FP7/2007-2013, PIAG-GA-2009-230638), an Industry-Academia Pathways and Partnerships project funded by the European Community from the 7th Framework Programme.

Infrastructure construction involves the installation of structural elements, such as piles and various ground improvement techniques for soils and rocks. The installation process itself can be quasi-static (for example jacked piles) or dynamic (vibratory methods, such as stone columns and driven piles), and generally involves very large deformations and changes in pore pressure. The fact that natural soils are complex geomaterials, exhibiting structure and rate-dependent behaviour, makes analysis of such problems yet more challenging. In particular, the influence of installation on key design parameters, such as mobilised strength at the soilstructure interface and soil stiffness, is difficult to quantify and, as yet, impossible to model. Numerical analyses using the standard Finite Element Method (FEM) are unable to produce accurate descriptions of large deformation problems due to excessive mesh distortions and novel techniques need to be developed.

Installation effects in geotechnical engineering presents the latest developments in monitoring, analysing and managing installation effects in geotechnical engineering, and covers aspects ranging from large deformation modelling to real field applications. Topics include: computational methods, constitutive modelling, installation effects, offshore constructions and foundations, soil improvement, and soil-structure interaction. The book is aimed at academics, researchers and practitioners in geotechnical engineering and geomechanics, and at practicing civil engineers.


Environmental geotechnics, 2nd Ed.

Recommended by: Prof. Lestelle V. Torio-Kaimo

Author Robert W. Sarsby
Place of Publication London
Date of Publication 2013
Publisher ICE Publishing

Environmental Geotechnics, 2nd edition provides engineers with an overview of the key aspects of the environmental interface with the construction industry and discusses a variety of geotechnical topics including some basic theoretical background knowledge, investigation methods and common geotechnical problems. This new edition is fully revised and updated with all standards and regulations. It includes new coverage of geothermal energy and material on the use of natural/renewable materials in construction, e.g. timber, geosynthetics, vegetable fibres.


Erosion in geomechanics applied to dams and levees

Recommended by: Prof. Lestelle V. Torio-Kaimo

Editor Stéphane Bonelli
Place of Publication London
Date of Publication 2013
Publisher ISTE Ltd

Erosion is the most common cause of failures at earth-dams, dikes and levees, whether through overtopping and overflowing, or internal erosion and piping. This book is dedicated to the phenomenon of internal erosion and piping. It is not intended to be exhaustive on the subject, but brings together some of the latest international research and advances. Emphasis is placed on physical processes, how they can be studied in the laboratory, and how test results can be applied to levees and dams. The results from several research projects in Australia, France, the Netherlands and the United States are covered by the authors. Our aim has been to share our most recent findings with students, researchers and practitioners. Understanding the failure of an earth-dam or a levee by erosion in a unified framework, whether internal erosion or surface erosion, requires continuous research in this field. We hope that the reader will gain knowledge from this book that leads to further progress in the challenging field of the safety of levees and dams.

Contents

1. State of The Art on the Likelihood of Internal Erosion of Dams and Levees by Means of Testing, Robin Fell and Jean-Jacques Fry.
2. Contact Erosion, Pierre Philippe, Rémi Beguin and Yves-Henri Faure.
3. Backward Erosion Piping, Vera Van Beek, Adam Bezuijen and Hans Sellmeijer.
4. Concentrated Leak Erosion, Stéphane Bonelli, Robin Fell and Nadia Benahmed.
5. Relationship between the Erosion Properties of Soils and Other Parameters, Robin Fell, Gregory Hanson, Gontran Herrier, Didier Marot and Tony Wahl.


Principles of soil dynamics, 3rd Ed.

Recommended by: Prof. Lestelle V. Torio-Kaimo

Authors Braja M. Das, Zhe Luo
Place of Publication Australia
Date of Publication [2017]
Publisher Cengage Learning

Introduce your students to the principles and applications of soil dynamics with the leading textbook designed specifically for your introductory course: PRINCIPLES OF SOIL DYNAMICS, 3E. Written by one of today’s best-selling authorities on geotechnical engineering, Braja M. Das, and Zhe Luo, Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Akron, the latest edition of this well-established text addresses today’s most recent developments and refinements in the field. This book focuses primarily on the applications of soil dynamics to prepare your students for success on the job. You will find thorough coverage of the fundamentals of soil dynamics, dynamic soil properties, foundation vibration, soil liquefaction, pile foundation, and slope stability. New discussions, methods, and procedures ensure your students are mastering the latest processes.


Fundamentals of geotechnical engineering, 5th Ed.

Recommended by: Prof. Lestelle V. Torio-Kaimo

Authors Braja M. Das, Nagaratnam Sivakugan
Place of Publication Australia
Date of Publication [2017]
Publisher Cengage Learning

FUNDAMENTALS OF GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING, 5E presents the essential components of two market-leading engineering texts in one powerful combined course. The text offers a concise blend of critical information from Braja Das’ leading PRINCIPLES OF GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING and PRINCIPLES OF FOUNDATION ENGINEERING. This valuable, cohesive book focuses on the fundamental concepts of both soil mechanics and foundation engineering without the distraction of excessive details or cumbersome alternatives. A wealth of worked-out examples and useful supporting figures help your students master key concepts and gain essential problem-solving skills. Prestigious authors Das and Sivakugan carefully balance today’s most current research with practical field applications in a proven approach that has made Das’ books undisputed leaders in the field. A wealth of accompanying resources, including MindTap, help reinforce the geotechnical engineering skills your students need.


CIRCULATION BOOKS


Advanced electrical and electronics materials : processes and applications

Recommended by: Prof. Michael Bayona

Authors K. M. Gupta and Nishu Gupt
Place of Publication Hoboken, New Jersey
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher Scrivener Publishing

This comprehensive and unique book is intended to cover the vast and fast-growing field of electrical and electronic materials and their engineering in accordance with modern developments. Basic and pre-requisite information has been included for easy transition to more complex topics. Latest developments in various fields of materials and their sciences/engineering, processing and applications have been included. Latest topics like PLZT, vacuum as insulator, fiber-optics, high temperature superconductors, smart materials, ferromagnetic semiconductors etc. are covered. Illustrations and examples encompass different engineering disciplines such as robotics, electrical, mechanical, electronics, instrumentation and control, computer, and their inter-disciplinary branches. A variety of materials ranging from iridium to garnets, microelectronics, micro alloys to memory devices, left-handed materials, advanced and futuristic materials are described in detail.


Bioadhesion and biomimetics : from nature to applications

Recommended by: Prof. Astrid Ayla Liberato, Prof. Juan Fidel Calaywan (MatE 181)

Editors Havazelet Bianco-Peled, Maya Davidovich-Pinhas
Place of Publication Singapore
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher Pan Stanford Publishing

Bioadhesion is often defined as the state in which two materials, at least one of which is biological in nature, are held together for extended periods of time by interfacial forces. It is an area of active multidisciplinary research, where engineers, scientists―including chemists, physicists, biologists, and medical experts―materials’ producers, and manufacturers combine their knowledge. From the practical point of view, bioadhesive systems have been used for several years for medical applications such as dentistry and orthopedics and are now entering new fields, for example, tissue sealing and directed drug delivery systems. Understanding bioadhesion mechanisms is of prime importance while exploring desired adhesion for bioadhesion applications such as sealants as well as successful prevention of undesired adhesion of biomolecules, cells, or organisms. Controlling the occurrence of bioadhesion events is also an important problem in the design and use of medical devices, biosensors, membranes, ships, and oil rigs.

This book provides a comprehensive view of bioadhesion and highlights different aspects of this phenomenon. The first section of the book presents fundamentals aspects of bioadhesion. It also summarizes various direct and indirect methods used to investigate and characterize bioadhesion. The second section describes studies of natural adhesives. These include “wet” adhesives that are produced and secreted by sessile marine organisms such as mussels and sand tubes and “dry” adhesives such as the one characterizing the gecko foot. The third section focuses on biomimetic adhesives. These man-made materials are fabricated on the basis of the lessons learned from nature emphasizing the correlation between nature understanding and biomimetics. Finally, the last section reviews medical applications of adhesive materials, which include surgical sealants, mucoadhesive drug delivery vehicles, and prevention of adhesion on medical devices.


Drying, roasting, and calcining of minerals : proceedings of a symposium sponsored by The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS), held during TMS 2015, 144th Annual Meeting & Exhibition, March 15-19, 2015, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida, USA

Recommended by: Prof. Astrid Ayla Liberato, Prof. Juan Fidel Calaywan (MetE 11, 134, 135, 136)

Editors Thomas P. Battle [and six others]
Place of Publication Hoboken, New Jersey
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

The papers in this volume give the reader focused information on the important extractive metallurgy unit operations of drying, roasting, and calcining.


A real-time approach to process control, 3rd Ed.

Recommended by: Prof. Charlimagne Montealegre (ChE 132, 198)

Authors William Y. Svrcek, Donald P. Mahoney, Brent R. Young
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Date of Publication 2014
Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Ltd

A hands-on teaching and reference text for chemical engineers
In writing this book the authors’ have focused exclusively on the vast majority of chemical engineering students who need a basic understanding of practical process control for their industrial careers. Traditionally process control has been taught using non-intuitive and highly mathematical techniques (Laplace and frequency-domain techniques). Aside from being difficult to master in a one-semester course, the traditional approach is of limited use for more complex process control problems encountered in the chemical processing industries. When designing and analyzing multi-loop control systems today, industry practitioners employ both steady-state and dynamic simulation-based methodologies. These ‘real time’ methods have now all but replaced the traditional approach.
A Real Time Approach to Process Control provides the student with both a theoretical and practical introduction to this increasingly important approach. Assuming no prior knowledge of the subject, this text introduces all of the applied fundamentals of process control from instrumentation to process dynamics, PID loops and tuning, to distillation, multi-loop and plant-wide control. In addition, students come away with a working knowledge of the three most popular dynamic simulation packages. The text carefully balances theory and practice by offering students readings and lecture materials along with hands-on workshops that provide a ‘virtual’ process on which to experiment and from which to learn modern, real time control strategy development.
Features:
* The first and only textbook to use a completely real time approach.
* Gives students the opportunity to understand and use HYSYS software.
* Carefully designed workshops (tutorials) have been included to allow students to practice and apply the theory.
* Includes many worked examples and student problems.
VISIT THE AUTHORS’ WEBSITE: www.ench.ucalgary.ca/ realtime


Composite nonwoven materials : structure, properties and applications, 5th Ed.

Recommended by: Prof. Astrid Ayla Liberato, Prof. Juan Fidel Calaywan (MatE 151)

Editors Dipayan Das and Behnam Pourdeyhimi
Place of Publication Cambridge, UK
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher Woodhead Publishing/Elsevier

Composite nonwoven materials are versatile materials with a variety of applications, including hygiene, medicine and filtration. This important book provides a technical resource for professionals and academics in the field. It explores these materials in terms of fiber types used, manufacturing processes, structure, and physical properties.

The first part of the book focuses on the use of natural and synthetic fibers in composite nonwovens, discusses their structure in terms of fiber packing and alignment, and their physical properties. Further chapters deal with the practical applications of composite nonwoven materials. Hygiene applications, such as diapers, female sanitary products, incontinence pads, and wipes are covered, as well as composite nonwoven-based medical products and filters.

Composite Nonwoven Materials is an ideal reference for R&D managers in the textile industry and academic researchers in textile science.

Systematic and comprehensive information on composite nonwovens
Critical review of progress in research and development on composite nonwovens
Comment on future research direction and ideas for product development.


Digital signal processing using MATLAB, 3rd Ed.

Recommended by: Prof. Michael Bayona

Authors Robert J. Schilling and Sandra L. Harris
Place of Publication Australia
Date of Publication [2017]
Publisher Cengage Learning

Help your students focus on the development, implementation, and application of modern DSP techniques with DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESSING USING MATLAB, 3E. Written using an engaging, informal style, this book inspires students to become actively involved in each topic discussed. Each chapter starts with a motivational section that includes practical examples students can solve using the techniques covered in the chapter. Every chapter concludes with a detailed case study example, a chapter summary with student learning outcomes, and a generous selection of homework problems cross-referenced to sections within the chapter. A comprehensive DSP Companion software accompanies this edition for you to use inside the classroom and your students to use outside of the classroom. The DSP Companion software operates with MATLAB and provides a plethora of options for class demonstrations and interactive student explorations of analysis and design concepts.


Digital signal and image processing using MATLAB. Volume 3, Advances and applications : the stochastic case, 2nd Ed.

Recommended by: Prof. Michael Bayona CoE 121 & 123, EE 274)

Authors Gérard Blanchet, Maurice Charbit
Place of Publication London, UK
Date of Publication 2015
Publisher ISTE Ltd

Volume 3 of the second edition of the fully revised and updated Digital Signal and Image Processing using MATLAB®, after first two volumes on the “Fundamentals” and “Advances and Applications: The Deterministic Case”, focuses on the stochastic case. It will be of particular benefit to readers who already possess a good knowledge of MATLAB®, a command of the fundamental elements of digital signal processing and who are familiar with both the fundamentals of continuous-spectrum spectral analysis and who have a certain mathematical knowledge concerning Hilbert spaces.

This volume is focused on applications, but it also provides a good presentation of the principles. A number of elements closer in nature to statistics than to signal processing itself are widely discussed. This choice comes from a current tendency of signal processing to use techniques from this field.

More than 200 programs and functions are provided in the MATLAB® language, with useful comments and guidance, to enable numerical experiments to be carried out, thus allowing readers to develop a deeper understanding of both the theoretical and practical aspects of this subject.


Reclamation of mine-impacted land for ecosystem recovery

Recommended by: Prof. Astrid Ayla Liberato, Prof. Juan Fidel Calaywan (EM 45, 197)

Authors Nimisha Tripathi, Raj Shekhar Singh, Colin D. Hills
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex
Date of Publication 2016
Publisher Wiley Blackwell

Mining activities significantly impact the environment; they generate huge quantities of spoil, promote deforestation and the loss of agricultural production, as well as releasing contaminants that result in the loss of valuable soil resources. These negative impacts are now being recognized and this book shows how corrective action can be taken.

The introduction of sustainable mining requires mitigation strategies that start during the mine planning stage and extend to after mineral extraction has ceased, and post-closure activities are being executed.

Reclamation of Mine-impacted Land for Ecosystem Recovery covers: methods of rejuvenation of mine wasteland including different practices of physical, chemical and ecological engineering methods; benefits of rejuvenation: stabilization of land surfaces; pollution control; aesthetic improvement; general amenity; plant productivity; and carbon sequestration as well as restoring biodiversity and ecosystem function; best management practices and feasible solutions to the impacts of mining which will reduce the pollution load by reducing the discharge rate and the pollutant concentration; reduce erosion and sedimentation problems, and result in improved abandoned mine lands; and ecosystem development.

The authors explain how mining impacts on soil properties and how soil carbon reserves/soil fertility can be restored when mining has ceased. Restoration involves a coordinated approach that recognizes the importance of key soil properties to enable re-vegetation to take place rapidly and ecosystems to be established in a low cost and sustainable way.

This book’s unique combination of the methods for reclamation technologies with policies and best practice worldwide will provide the background and the guidance needed by scientists, researchers and engineers engaged in land reclamation, as well as by industry managers.


Digital signal processing using MATLAB : a problem solving companion, 4th Ed.

Recommended by: Prof. Michael Bayona (CoE 121, EE274)

Authors Vinay K. Ingle, John G. Proakis
Place of Publication Australia
Date of Publication [2017]
Publisher Cengage Learning

Help your student learn to maximize MATLAB as a computing tool to explore traditional Digital Signal Processing (DSP) topics, solve problems and gain insights. An extremely valuable supplementary text, DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESSING USING MATLAB: A PROBLEM SOLVING COMPANION, 4E greatly expands the range and complexity of problems that students can effectively study in your course. Since DSP applications are primarily algorithms implemented on a DSP processor or software, they require a significant amount of programming. Using interactive software, such as MATLAB, makes it possible to place more emphasis on learning new and difficult concepts than on programming algorithms. This engaging supplemental text introduces interesting practical examples and shows students how to explore useful problems. New, optional online chapters introduce advanced topics, such as optimal filters, linear prediction, and adaptive filters, to further prepare your students for graduate-level success.


Introduction to bioMEMS

Recommended by: Prof. Astrid Ayla Liberato, Prof. Juan Fidel Calaywan (MatE 181)

Author Albert Folch
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication [2013]
Publisher CRC Press

The entire scope of the BioMEMS field―at your fingertips
Helping to educate the new generation of engineers and biologists, Introduction to BioMEMS explains how certain problems in biology and medicine benefit from and often require the miniaturization of devices. The book covers the whole breadth of this dynamic field, including classical microfabrication, microfluidics, tissue engineering, cell-based and noncell-based devices, and implantable systems. It focuses on high-impact, creative work encompassing all the scales of life―from biomolecules to cells, tissues, and organisms.

Brilliant color presentation
Avoiding the overwhelming details found in many engineering and physics texts, this groundbreaking book―in color throughout―includes only the most essential formulas as well as many noncalculation-based exercises. Important terms are highlighted in bold and defined in a glossary. The text contains more than 400 color figures, most of which are from the original researchers.

Coverage of both historical perspectives and the latest developments
Developed from the author’s long-running course, this classroom-tested text gives readers a vivid picture of how the field has grown by presenting historical perspectives and a timeline of seminal discoveries. It also describes numerous state-of-the-art biomedical applications that benefit from “going small,” including devices that record the electrical activity of brain cells, measure the diffusion of molecules in microfluidic channels, and allow for high-throughput studies of gene expression.


Introduction to the micromechanics of composite materials

Recommended by: Prof. Astrid Ayla Liberato, Prof. Juan Fidel Calaywan (MatE 151)

Authors Huiming Yin, Yingtao Zhao
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication [2016]
Publisher CRC Press

Introduction to the Micromechanics of Composite Materials weaves together the basic concepts, mathematical fundamentals, and formulations of micromechanics into a systemic approach for understanding and modeling the effective material behavior of composite materials. As various emerging composite materials have been increasingly used in civil, mechanical, biomedical, and materials engineering, this textbook provides students with a fundamental understanding of the mechanical behavior of composite materials and prepares them for further research and development work with new composite materials.

Students will understand from reading this book:

The basic concepts of micromechanics such as RVE, eigenstrain, inclusions, and in homogeneities
How to master the constitutive law of general composite material
How to use the tensorial indicial notation to formulate the Eshelby problem
Common homogenization methods
The content is organized in accordance with a rigorous course. It covers micromechanics theory, the microstructure of materials, homogenization, and constitutive models of different types of composite materials, and it enables students to interpret and predict the effective mechanical properties of existing and emerging composites through microstructure-based modeling and design. As a prerequisite, students should already understand the concepts of boundary value problems in solid mechanics. Introduction to the Micromechanics of Composite Materials is suitable for senior undergraduate and graduate students.


Purification of laboratory chemicals, 7th Ed.

Recommended by: Prof. Charlimagne Montealegre (ChE 132, 142, 197)

Authors Wilfred L. F. Armarego, Christina Li Lin Chai
Place of Publication Oxford
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher Butterworth Heinemann

A best seller since 1966, Purification of Laboratory Chemicals keeps engineers, scientists, chemists, biochemists and students up to date with the purification of the chemical reagents with which they work, the processes for their purification, and guides readers on critical safety and hazards for the safe handling of chemicals and processes. The Seventh Edition is fully updated and provides expanded coverage of the latest commercially available chemical products and processing techniques, safety and hazards: over 200 pages of coverage of new commercially available chemicals since the previous edition.

The only comprehensive chemical purification reference, a market leader since 1966, Amarego delivers essential information for research and industrial chemists, pharmacists and engineers: ‘… (it) will be the most commonly used reference book in any chemical or biochemical laboratory’ (MDPI Journal)
An essential lab practice and proceedures manual. Improves efficiency, results and safety by providing critical information for day-to-day lab and processing work. Improved, clear organization and new indexing delivers accurate, reliable information on processes and techniques of purification along with detailed physical properties
The Sixth Edition has been reorganised and is fully indexed by CAS Registry Numbers; compounds are now grouped to make navigation easier; literature references for all substances and techniques have been added; ambiguous alternate names and cross references removed; new chemical products and processing techniques are covered; hazards and safety remain central to the book.

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