New Reference Books @ EnggLib1 as of September 2012


The vertical transportation handbook, 4th ed.
Recommending faculty:  Dr. Hilario Sean O. Palmiano (CE 240)

Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher John Wiley & Sons

This new edition of a one-of-a-kind handbook provides an essential updating to keep the book current with technology and practice.  New coverage of topics such as machine-room-less systems and current operation and control procedures, ensures that this revision maintains its standing as the premier general reference on vertical transportation.  A team of new contributors has been assembled to shepherd the book into this new edition and provide the expertise to keep it up to date in future editions.  A new copublishing partnership with Elevator World Magazine ensures that the quality of the revision is kept at the highest level, enabled by Elevator World’s Editor, Bob Caporale, joining George Strakosch as co-editor. –


Handbook of transportation engineering, 2nd ed.
Recommending faculty:  Dr. Hilario Sean O. Palmiano & Inst. Sandy Mae Gaspay (CE 141, CE 142)

Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher McGraw-Hill

The two-volume Handbook of Transportation Engineering, Second Edition offers practical, comprehensive coverage of the entire transportation engineering field. Featuring 18 new chapters and contributions from nearly 70 leading experts, this authoritative work discusses all types of transportation systems–freight, passenger, air, rail, road, marine, and pipeline–and provides problem-solving engineering, planning, and design tools and techniques with examples of successful applications. Volume I focuses on transportation networks and systems, operations, and economics. –


Concrete repair : a practical guide
Recommending faculty:  Dr. Norbert S. Que (CE)

Place of Publication Abingdon, Oxon
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Routledge/Taylor & Francis

Concrete is an inherently complex material to produce and an even more complex material to repair. With growing pressure to maintain the built environment, and not simply to demolish and rebuild, the need to repair concrete buildings and other structures is increasing and is expected to become of greater importance in the future.

This straightforward book serves as a practical guide to engineers on the processes to be followed in commissioning a concrete repair. It stresses the need to fully understand the cause, extent and location of the problem, by appropriate insitu and laboratory testing. And it outlines the steps to a successful repair. It includes sections on the different repair techniques, giving good practical advice as to where and when to use them, and the warns of the pitfalls of their incorrect use. It also includes an up-to-date guide on the current standards for repair, and provides a good bibliography on other sources of information and books on the various techniques. –


Waste : a handbook for management
Recommending faculty:  Prof. Mathew Oliver Ralp L. Dimal (ChE 266, EnE 270)

Place of Publication Burlington, MA
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Academic Press

The breadth of information included in this single volume will make it the most comprehensive coverage of waste on the market. It focuses on all of the main areas including household waste (compostable material, paper, glass, textiles, household chemicals, plastic, water, e-waste), industrial and societal waste (metals, building, tires, medical battery, hazardous mining, nuclear, ocean, military, and space), and the future of landfills and incinerators. Including all the issues related to waste in one volume will help lead to comparisons, synergistic solutions, and a more informed society. In addition to a comprehensive coverage of waste, this book will offer the best ways of managing the problems through recycling, incineration, landfill and other processes. –


Compressor handbook : principles and practice
Recommending faculty:  Prof. Joseph Gerard T. Reyes (ME 122)

Author Giampaolo, Tony
Place of Publication Lilburn, GA
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher Fairmont Press

This book provides a practical introduction to dynamic and positive displacement compressors, including compressor performance, operation, and problem awareness. In reading this book readers will learn what is needed to select, operate, and troubleshoot compressors. Complete with real-life case histories, the book demonstrates investigative techniques for identifying and isolating various contributing causes, including design deficiencies, manufacturing defects, adverse environmental conditions, operating errors, and intentional or unintentional changes of the machinery process that usually precede failure. –


Large energy storage systems handbook
Recommending faculty:  Inst. Juvy A. Balbarona (ME 188)

Place of Publication Boca Raton, Fla.
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher CRC Press

In the current push to convert to renewable sources of energy, many issues raised years ago on the economics and the difficulties of siting energy storage are once again being raised today. When large amounts of wind, solar, and other renewable energy sources are added to existing electrical grids, efficient and manageable energy storage becomes a crucial component to allowing a range of eco-friendly resources to play a significant role in our energy system. In order to fulfill our intended goal of diminishing dependence on non-renewable sources of energy and reducing our carbon footprint, we must find a way to store and convert these novel resources into practical solutions.

Based on the efforts of a University of Colorado team devoted to increasing the use of renewable energy production within the current electrical power grid, Large Energy Storage Systems Handbook examines a number of ways that energy can be stored and converted back to electricity. Examining how to enhance renewable generation energy storage relative to economic and carbon impact, this book discusses issues of reliability, siting, economics, and efficiency. Chapters include the practicalities of energy storage, generation, and absorption of electrical power; the difficulties of intermittent generation; and the use of pumped and underground pumped hydroelectric energy storage. The book highlights the storage of compressed air, battery energy, solar thermal, and natural gas sources of energy.

Heavily referenced and easily accessible to policy makers, developers, and students alike, this book provides contributions from those active in the field for coverage of many important topics. With this book as a foundation, these pioneers can develop the capacity of power grids to handle high renewable energy generation penetration and provide a brighter future for generations to come. –


Location-based services handbook : applications, technologies, and security
Recommending faculty:  Prof. Marc Caesar Talampas (EEE)

Place of Publication Boca Raton, Fla.
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher CRC Press

Location-Based Services Handbook: Applications, Technologies, and Security is a comprehensive reference containing all aspects of essential technical information on location-based services (LBS) technology. With broad coverage ranging from basic concepts to research-grade material, it presents a much-needed overview of technologies for positioning and localizing, including range- and proximity-based localization methods, and environment-based location estimation methods. Featuring valuable contributions from field experts around the world, this book addresses existing and future directions of LBS technology, exploring how it can be used to optimize resource allocation and improve cooperation in wireless networks.

It is a self-contained, comprehensive resource that presents:

    • A detailed description of the wireless location positioning technology used in LBS
    • Coverage of the privacy and protection procedure for cellular networks—and its shortcomings
    • An assessment of threats presented when location information is divulged to unauthorized parties
    • Important IP Multimedia Subsystem and IMS-based presence service proposals

The demand for navigation services is predicted to rise by a combined annual growth rate of more than 104 percent between 2008 and 2012, and many of these applications require efficient and highly scalable system architecture and system services to support dissemination of location-dependent resources and information to a large and growing number of mobile users.

This book offers tools to aid in determining the optimal distance measurement system for a given situation by assessing factors including complexity, accuracy, and environment. It provides an extensive survey of existing literature and proposes a novel, widely applicable, and highly scalable architecture solution. Organized into three major sections—applications, technologies, and security—this material fully covers various location-based applications and the impact they will have on the future. –


Perry’s chemical engineers’ handbook, 8th ed.

Recommending faculty:  Dr. Rizalinda De Leon (ChE)

Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication 2008
Publisher McGraw-Hill

First published in 1934, Perry’s Chemical Engineers’ Handbook has equipped generations of engineers and chemists with an expert source of chemical engineering information and data. Now updated to reflect the latest technology and processes of the new millennium, the Eighth Edition of this classic guide provides unsurpassed coverage of every aspect of chemical engineering-from fundamental principles to chemical processes and equipment to new computer applications. –


Process plants : a handbook for inherently safer design, 2nd ed.
Recommending faculty:  Dr. Rizalinda L. De Leon (ChE 141, ChE 142)

Author Kletz, Trevor A.
Place of Publication Boca Raton, Fla.
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher CRC/Taylor & Francis

How far will an ounce of prevention really go? While the answer to that question may never be truly known, Process Plants: A Handbook for Inherently Safer Design, Second Edition takes us several steps closer. The book demonstrates not just the importance of prevention, but the importance of designing with prevention in mind. It emphasizes the role of inherent safety in process safety management systems and in ensuring an appropriate process safety culture. Keeping the easy to understand style that made the first edition so popular, this book clearly delineates practical, everyday issues and complex technical ones.

The second edition provides:

    • Coverage of new inherent safety metrics and how to measure the degree or level of inherent safety
    • New examples of application of the various principles of inherently safer design and 20 new figures
    • New emphasis on the role of inherently safer design in process safety management systems and in ensuring an appropriate process safety culture
    • Discussion of dust explosion risk reduction by means of inherently safer approaches
    • New chapter on case study development, providing a comprehensive approach to the prevention and mitigation of process incidents by timely incorporation of inherently safer design

This updated version of a classic text examines how to incorporate inherently safer design into process industry activities, revising and updating information based on recent research and developments. A how-to resource at its core, the book includes numerous examples that illustrate the principles of inherently safer design and how to apply them in practice. It explains how to measure the inherent safeness of a process, referencing metric tools that have been developed during the past decade and the tried and true methods that have become industry stand bys. –


Cost estimating manual for water treatment facilities
Recommending faculty:  Inst. Marjorie L. Baynosa (ChE 141, ChE 142)

Author McGivney, William
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication 2008
Publisher John Wiley & Sons

Tested-and-proven techniques for quick, accurate estimates

Here is the first manual that guides engineers, planners, and contractors through the process of estimating the cost of building water treatment facilities. Based on more than eighty years of the two authors’ collective experience, the Cost Estimating Manual for Water Treatment Facilities not only enables you to arrive at a dependable estimate, it shows you how to do it quickly with a minimum of information and supporting data.

In order to ensure reliability, the authors have compiled and analyzed the results from their own construction cost estimates for more than 500 projects as well as the results from many other engineers and contractors. The manual identifies forty-three treatment processes, nine types of water treatment plants, plus five additional types of advanced water treatment plants. The authors then demonstrate how to calculate costs for each element, accounting for needed mark-ups and allowances in order to arrive at the total plant construction cost.

To help you make your own estimates, the manual provides:

  • Examples of cost estimates for different water treatment processes
  • Historical data from several public agencies
  • Sample tables for 10 mgd and 100 mgd product water flow rates for each type of treatment plant
  • Accompanying CD-ROM with Excel spreadsheets that enable you to perform estimates using your own data

Now that the Cost Estimating Manual for Water Treatment Facilities is available, you no longer have to rely on hunches and anecdotal information; you have a proven, scientific method that leads to reliable estimates. –


The Upper ocean : a derivative of encyclopedia of ocean sciences, 2nd ed.
Recommending faculty:  Prof. Mathew Oliver Ralp L. Dimal (EnE 201, GE 300)

Place of Publication London
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher Academic

The Upper Ocean - a collection of articles from the Encyclopedia of Ocean Sciences, 2nd Edition - reflects the trend toward the interdisciplinary study of oceanography, which integrates the disciplines of biology, chemistry, geology and physics. The upper ocean’s contact with the atmosphere profoundly impacts climate, making this reference both timely and critical. The selection of articles – all written by experts in their field – focuses on Air-Sea Transfers; Air-Sea Chemical Exchanges and Cycles; The Sea Surface, Waves and Upper Ocean Processes; Upper Ocean Circulation and Structure; Plankton; Ice; and Measurement Techniques including Remote Sensing.

  • Articles reference other sources on the upper ocean to facilitate further research
  • Richly illustrated with figures and tables that aid in understanding key concepts
  • Includes an introductory overview and then explores each topic in detail, making it useful to experts and graduate-level researchers
  • Topical arrangement makes it the perfect desk reference  –


Residential ventilation handbook : ventilation to improve indoor air quality
Recommending faculty:  Inst. Ralph S. Jose (ME 183)

Author Raymer, Paul H.
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher McGraw-Hill

Ventilation is a critical component for building durability and occupant health. Residential Ventilation Handbook gives you the information you need to select and install the appropriate ventilation system for any home. This practical resource covers the latest codes and standards, including the International Mechanical Code (IMC), International Residential Code (IRC), and ASHRAE-62-2 (“Ventilation and Acceptable Indoor Air Quality in Low-Rise Residential Buildings”) requirements, as well as green building guidelines. Ideal as an on-the-job reference and troubleshooting manual, this is an essential guide for novices and experienced contractors alike.

Residential Ventilation Handbook covers:

  • Basic applications, airflow, and sizing guidelines
  • System design, installation details, and sound considerations
  • Effects of house pressures
  • Passive inlets, outlets, transfer grilles, and makeup air
  • Verification of performance, testing, troubleshooting, service, and maintenance
  • Costs of ventilation, including first costs and life-cycle costs
  • Code and program requirements
  • Fan types and applications
  • Ventilation for cooling and special applications
  • Humidifiers, dehumidifiers, filters, and ventilation accessories
  • Indoor air/environmental quality concerns —


Start your own business 2010 : the ultimate step-by-step guide
Recommending faculty:  Inst. Vincent Arnold D. Chung

Place of Publication Richmond, Surrey
Date of Publication 2009
Publisher Crimson

Famous entrepreneurs such as Richard Branson, Stelios and Sahar Hashemi have all started businesses and thrived during a changing economic climate: could you join them? It’s still a great time to start a business, with less competition and better deals for everything from inventory, advertising and rent. Annually updated to reflect the changing business climate, Start Your Own Business 2011 delivers practical information on how to start a business and make it a success, in an easy-to- use step by step guide. Got a particular challenge or query?, just get straight to it, with this one-stop guide. Features inspiring start-up stories and extensive tips from small business experts. With Start Your Own Business 2011 you can learn: * which businesses do the best in the current climate * who is still lending finance and what they’re looking for * how to write a convincing business plan * how to locate the most reliable suppliers * how to use techniques to make sure you get paid * how to attract customers and keep them coming back * the best ways to promote your business Established for 10 years, helps over 1.8 million people start their business every year. Consistently rated as the leading source of information for UK entrepreneurs. Providing over 10,000 pages of unrivalled start-up information and advice, is the UK’s most popular website for starting a business. There’s no better place to start than Startups. —


Handbook of chemical mass transport in the environment
Recommending faculty:  Dr. Rizalinda L. De Leon (ChE)

Place of Publication Boca Raton
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher CRC Press

Edited by Louis J. Thibodeaux and Donald Mackay, renowned experts in this field, the Handbook of Chemical Mass Transport in the Environment covers those processes which are critically important for assessing chemical fate, exposure, and risk. In a comprehensive and authoritative format, this unique handbook provides environmental chemists, geoscientists, engineers, and modelers with the essential capabilities to understand and quantify transport. In addition, it offers a one-stop resource on environmental mass transfer and mass transport coefficient estimation methods for all genres.

The book begins by discussing mass transport fundamentals from an environmental perspective. It introduces the concept of mobility — key to environmental fate, since transport must occur prior to any reaction or partitioning within the natural multimedia compartments. The fugacity approach to environmental mass transfer and the conventional approach are examined. This is followed by a description of the individual mass transport processes and the appropriate flux equations required for a quantitative expression. The editors have identified 41 individual processes believed to be the most environmentally significant, which form the basis for the remainder of the book

Using a consistent format for easy reference, each chapter:

    • Introduces the specific processes
    • Provides a detailed qualitative description
    • Presents key theoretical mathematical formulations
    • Describes field or laboratory measurements of transport parameters
    • Gives data tables and algorithms for numerical estimates
    • Offers a guide for users familiar with the process who are seeking a direct pathway to obtain the numerical coefficients
    • Presents computed example problems, case studies and/or exercises with worked-through solutions and answers

The final chapter presents the editors’ insight into future needs and emerging priorities. Accessible and relevant to a broad range of science and engineering users, this volume captures the state of the transport science and practice in this critical area. —


Piping and pipeline calculations manual : construction, design fabrication, and examination
Recommending faculty:  Dr. Rizalinda L. De Leon (ChE 134)

Author Ellenberger, J. Phillip.
Place of Publication Burlington, MA
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher Butterworth-Heinemann

The integrity of a piping system depends on the considerations and principles used in design, construction, and maintenance of the system. Piping systems are made of many components such as pipes, flanges, supports, gaskets, bolts, valves, strainers, flexibles, and expansion joints. These components can be made in a variety of materials, in different types and sizes, and may be manufactured to common national standards or according a manufacturers proprietary item. This book provides engineers and designers with a ?quick reference guide? to the calculations, codes, and standards.

The lack of commentary, or historical perspective, regarding the codes and standards requirements for piping design and construction is an obstacle to the designer, manufacturer, fabricator, supplier, erector, examiner, inspector, and owner who want to provide a safe and economical piping system. An intensive manual, this book will utilize hundreds of calculation and examples based on of 40 years of personal experiences of the author as both an engineer and instructor. Each example demonstrates how the code and standard has been correctly and incorrectly applied. –


Reservoir engineering handbook, 4th ed.
Recommending faculty:  Dr. Maria Antonia N. Tanchuling (EnE)

Author Ahmed, Tarek H.
Place of Publication Burlington, MA
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher Gulf Professional Pub.

Reorganized for easy use, Reservoir Engineering Handbook, Fourth Edition provides an up-to-date reference to the tools, techniques, and science for predicting oil reservoir performance even in the most difficult fields.

Topics covered in the handbook include:

  • Processes to enhance production
  • Well modification to maximize oil and gas recovery
  • Completion and evaluation of wells, well testing, and well surveys

Reservoir Engineering Handbook, Fourth Edition provides solid information and insight for engineers and students alike on maximizing production from a field in order to obtain the best possible economic return. With this handbook, professionals will find a valuable reference for understanding the key relationships among the different operating variables. Examples contained in this reference demonstrate the performance of processes under forceful conditions through a wide variety of applications.

. Fundamental for the advancement of reservoir engineering concepts

. Step-by-step field performance calculations

. Easy to understand analysis of oil recovery mechanisms

. Step-by-step analysis of oil recovery mechanisms

. New chapter on fractured reservoirs



Machining and CNC technology, Update ed.
Recommending faculty:  Inst. Juvy A. Balbarona (ME 136)

Author Fitzpatrick, Michael
Place of Publication New York, N.Y.
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher McGraw-Hill

Machining and CNC Technology, by Michael Fitzpatrick, provides the most up-to-date approach to machine tool technology available, with its integrated coverage of manual and CNC-based equipment.

  • Part 1 presents the basic modern integrated manufacturing.
  • Part 2 shows students how to safely set up and run manually operated machines.
  • Part 3 deals with the goal of transferring manual skills to the CNC systsystem
  • Part 4 covers advanced and advancing technologies, further emphasizing the contemporary outlook of Fitzpatrick’s book.



Automotive brake systems, 5th International ed.
Recommending faculty:  Prof. Joseph Gerard T. Reyes (ME 165)

Author Owen, Clifton E.
Place of Publication Clifton Park, N.Y.
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Delamar/Cengage Learning,

Part of Prentice Hall’s Professional Technician series, this book offers complete coverage of the parts, operation, design, and troubleshooting of brake systems. It correlates material to task lists specified by ASE and NATEF and emphasizes a diagnostic approach throughout. Chapter features include Tech Tips, Diagnostic Stories, High-Performance Tips, Frequently Asked Questions and more. —


Automotive electricity & electronics, 5th International ed.
Recommending faculty:  Prof. Joseph Gerard T. Reyes (ME 165)

Author Hollembeak, Barry
Place of Publication Clifton Park, N.Y.
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Delamar/Cengage Learning,

Unsurpassed in coverage of the theory and procedures for automotive electricity and electronics, the newest edition of this highly successful classroom and shop manual is guaranteed to instill both the knowledge and skills critical to success in the industry. TODAY’S TECHNICIAN: AUTOMOTIVE ELECTRICITY & ELECTRONICS, 5TH EDITION has been updated to offer a more streamlined presentation of diagnostic and service procedures, as well as additional attention to data bus networks, including the CAN, LIN, ISO, and other common systems. The book also features expanded coverage of vehicle accessory systems, including the new multi-stage air bag systems, weight classification systems, side air bag systems, and laser-guided cruise control systems. An all-new chapter on hybrid and high voltage systems rounds out the up-to-date content, ensuring readers gain a strong working knowledge that of the latest industry trends and technologies. —


Automatic transmissions & transaxles, 5th International ed.
Recommending faculty:  Prof. Joseph Gerard T. Reyes (ME 165)

Author Erjavec, Jack
Place of Publication Clifton Park, N.Y.
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Delamar/Cengage Learning,

TODAY’S TECHNICIAN: AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS AND TRANSAXLES, 5E is the ideal Classroom Manual and Shop Manual set to help readers keep pace with industry trends and the needs of automotive education programs across the country. This Book’s technician-oriented focus will help readers master all of the design, construction, troubleshooting techniques, and service procedures required for them to enter the workplace. The Classroom Manual begins with an introduction to drive train basics and the Shop Manual begins with an introduction to safety. This is followed by a review of directly relevant electricity/electronics principles, plus more opportunities for readers to gain practice in using scanners and oscilloscopes to develop critical thinking skills, diagnose problems, and make effective repairs. TODAY’S TECHNICIAN: AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS AND TRANSAXLES, 5E also includes an introduction to continuously variable transmissions (CVT), up-to-the-minute coverage of drivelines for front-wheel drive (FWD) and four-wheel drive (4WD) vehicles, as well as the latest information on today’s high-tech electronic controls and automatic shifting devices. –


Manual transmissions and transaxles, 5th International ed.
Recommending faculty:  Prof. Joseph Gerard T. Reyes (ME 165)

Author Erjavec, Jack
Place of Publication Clifton Park, N.Y.
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Delamar/Cengage Learning,

TODAY’S TECHNICIAN: MANUAL TRANSMISSION AND TRANSAXLES, 5E covers a wide range of must know topics including dual clutch systems, various limited-slip differential designs, six-speed transmissions, diagnosis and servicing new systems and self-shifting manual, while still addressing the foundational basics like the purpose of major components of the transmission system and subsystems. —


Advanced automotive electronic systems, 5th International ed.
Recommending faculty:  Prof. Joseph Gerard T. Reyes (ME 165)

Author Hollembeak, Barry
Place of Publication Clifton Park, N.Y.
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Delamar/Cengage Learning,

TODAY’S TECHNICIAN: ADVANCED AUTOMOTIVE ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS, is the ideal book to prepare readers to excel in today’s automotive repair industry. This book is an extension of the popular “Today’s Technician” series that covers all mechanical and electrical systems of automobiles and light trucks. It is divided into two volumes: a Classroom Manual and a Shop Manual. The Classroom Manual contains the principles of operation for the most advanced electrical systems used today and covers design variations of components used by the different vehicle manufacturers and provides readers the opportunity to transfer important capabilities to improve their performance. The Shop Manual covers the diagnostic processes for proper repairs and focuses more on the diagnostics of the components used within a system than on how to replace the component. It also guides readers toward finding the root cause of the problem, concentrating their attention on becoming a diagnostician and not a “parts changer”, thereby enhancing their ability to fix products right the first time. –


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