New Circulation Books @ EnggLib1 as of March 22, 2013


Destruction of hazardous chemicals in the laboratory, 3rd ed.
Recommending faculty: Prof Bryan Alamani (ChE 150, ChE 261)

Authors George Lunn,Eric B. Sansone
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher John Wiley & Sons

The book describes practical procedures for the destruction of hazardous chemicals and biological agents in the laboratory in which they are used. The book is a continuation and expansion of “Destruction of Hazardous Chemicals in the Laboratory.” It follows the same general approach as the first and second editions but includes a number of new chapters including one on using advanced oxidation techniques as a general means of degrading chemicals. All the monographs from the second edition are incorporated in this volume and are revised and extended as necessary.  A number of new monographs describing procedures for the destruction of hazardous chemicals have also been added.

The destruction of many pharmaceuticals is also described in this book. This subject has become of increasing importance with recent reports of the detection of pharmaceuticals in the water supply. Finally a new addition is the chapter “General Methods for the Destruction of Hazardous Chemicals in the Laboratory.” This chapter describes recent advanced oxidation methods that should be generally applicable to all organic compounds.  The methods use commonly available laboratory equipment and reagents.

Electric machines and drives : a first course
Recommending faculty: Prof. Joselito Alvarez (EEE 4)

Author Ned Mohan
Place of Publication Hoboken, NJ
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher Wiley

Mohan’s Electric Machines and Drives is part of a three-book series designed for the power sequence electives on Electrical Engineering. The book focuses on power topics including advances in hybrid-electric cars and alternative energy systems, coupled with severe environmental problems associated with hydrocarbon-based fuels. The text builds off Mohan’s successful MNPERE titles and adopts a systems approach.

Design of buildings for wind : a guide for ASCE 7-10 standard users and designers of special structures
Recommending faculty: Prof. Joselito Alvarez (EEE 4)

Author Ned Mohan
Place of Publication Hoboken, NJ
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher Wiley

ASCE 7 is the US standard for identifying minimum design loads for buildings and other structures.  ASCE 7 covers many load types, of which wind is one.  The purpose of this book is to provide structural and architectural engineers with the practical state-of-the-art knowledge and tools needed for designing and retrofitting buildings for wind loads. The book will also cover wind-induced loss estimation. This new edition include a guide to the thoroughly revised, 2010 version of the ASCE 7 Standard provisions for wind loads; incorporate major advances achieved in recent years in the design of tall buildings for wind; present material on retrofitting and loss estimation; and improve the presentation of the material to increase its usefulness to structural engineers.

Key features:

  • New focus on tall buildings helps make the analysis and design guidance easier and less complex.
  • Covers the new simplified design methods of ASCE 7-10, guiding designers to clearly understand the spirit and letter of the provisions and use the design methods with confidence and ease.
  • Includes new coverage of retrofitting for wind load resistance and loss estimation from hurricane winds.
  • Thoroughly revised and updated to conform with current practice and research.


Bayesian time series models
Recommending faculty: Prof. Cornelio Dizon, Prof. Miguel Escoto (CE 27)

Editors David Barber,A. Taylan Cemgil,Silvia Chiappa
Place of Publication Cambridge, UK
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Cambridge University Press

‘What’s going to happen next?’ Time series data hold the answers, and Bayesian methods represent the cutting edge in learning what they have to say. This ambitious book is the first unified treatment of the emerging knowledge-base in Bayesian time series techniques. Exploiting the unifying framework of probabilistic graphical models, the book covers approximation schemes, both Monte Carlo and deterministic, and introduces switching, multi-object, non-parametric and agent-based models in a variety of application environments. It demonstrates that the basic framework supports the rapid creation of models tailored to specific applications and gives insight into the computational complexity of their implementation. The authors span traditional disciplines such as statistics and engineering and the more recently established areas of machine learning and pattern recognition. Readers with a basic understanding of applied probability, but no experience with time series analysis, are guided from fundamental concepts to the state-of-the-art in research and practice.

Applied thermodynamics
Recommending faculty: Prof. Terence Tumolva, Prof. Hyacinth Tambago (CE 122, CE 123)

Authors Swati B. V.,B. K. Venkanna
Place of Publication New Delhi
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher PHI Learning Private

Vapour power cycles, reciprocating compressors, refrigeration and psychometrics. The text discusses the performance and working of thermodynamic cycles such as gas power cycles and vapour power cycles. The applications of these cycles to the study and analysis of I.C. engines, steam engines, gas turbines and power plants are highlighted. The book also presents a thorough analysis of the working principles of I.C. engines, reciprocating compressors, refrigeration, and air conditioning systems. The book helps students to develop an intuitive understanding of the application of thermodynamics by guiding them through a systematic problem-solving methodology. The contents of the book have been designed to meet the requirements of diploma, AMIE, undergraduate and postgraduate students of mechanical engineering, biotechnology, chemical engineering, automobile engineering, industrial and production engineering. KEY FEATURES Focuses on problem-solving techniques. Provides an excellent selection of more than 300 graded and solved examples to foster understanding of the theory. Gives over 100 chapter-end problems with answers. Summarizes important equations at the end of each chapter.

Sustainable design through process integration : fundamentals and applications to industrial pollution prevention, resource conservation, and profitability enhancement
Recommending faculty: Prof. Wilfredo Jose (ChE 197, ChE 297)

Author Mahmoud M. El-Halwagi
Place of Publication Boston
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher Butterworth-Heinemann

This timely book provides authoritative, comprehensive, and easy-to-follow coverage of the fundamental concepts and practical techniques on the use of process integration to maximize the efficiency and sustainability of industrial processes.

Over the past three decades, significant advances have been made in treating, designing, and operating chemical processes as integrated systems. Whether you are a process engineer, an industrial decision maker, or a researcher, this book will be an indispensable resource tool for systematically enhancing process performance and developing novel and sustainable process designs. The book is also ideal for use as a text in an upper level undergraduate or an introductory graduate course on process design and sustainability.

This ground breaking reference enhances and reconciles various process and sustainability objectives, such as cost effectiveness, yield improvement, energy efficiency, and pollution prevention. The detailed tools and applications within are written by one of the world’s foremost process integration and design experts and will save you time and money.

Key features:

. Allows the reader to methodically develop rigorous targets that benchmark the performance of industrial processes then develop cost-effective implementations.

. Contains state-of-the-art process integration approaches and applications including graphical, algebraic, and mathematical techniques

. Covers applications that include process economics, targeting for conservation of mass and energy, synthesis of innovative processes, retrofitting of existing systems, design and assessment of renewable energy systems, and in-process pollution prevention.

. Presents fundamentals and step-by-step procedures that can be applied to the design and optimization of new processes as well the retrofitting and operation of existing processes

  • Explains how pivotal sustainability issues can holistically and methodically be addressed and reconciled. Includes numerous examples and case studies on a broad array of industrial processes and sustainable designs

Fourier series and boundary value problems, 8th ed.
Recommending faculty: Prof. Kristian Yap, Prof. Bryan Alamani (ES 21, ES 201, ChE 106)

Authors James Ward Brown,Ruel V. Churchill
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher McGraw-Hill

Published by McGraw-Hill since its first edition in 1941, this classic text is an introduction to Fourier series and their applications to boundary value problems in partial differential equations of engineering and physics. It will primarily be used by students with a background in ordinary differential equations and advanced calculus. There are two main objectives of this text. The first is to introduce the concept of orthogonal sets of functions and representations of arbitrary functions in series of functions from such sets. The second is a clear presentation of the classical method of separation of variables used in solving boundary value problems with the aid of those representations. The book is a thorough revision of the seventh edition and much care is taken to give the student fewer distractions when determining solutions of eigenvalue problems, and other topics have been presented in their own sections like Gibbs’ Phenomenon and the Poisson integral formula.

Aerodynamics for engineering students, 6th ed.
Recommending faculty: Prof. Joselito Alvarez (ME 226)

Authors E.L. Houghton … [et al.]
Place of Publication Waltham, MA
Date of Publication 2013
Publisher Butterworth-Heinemann

Already one of the leading course texts on aerodynamics in the UK, the sixth edition welcomes a new US-based author team to keep the text current. The sixth edition has been revised to include the latest developments in compressible flow, computational fluid dynamics, and contemporary applications. Computational methods have been expanded and updated to reflect the modern approaches to aerodynamic design and research in the aeronautical industry and elsewhere, and new examples of ‘the aerodynamics around you’ have been added to link theory to practical understanding.

NEW: Expanded coverage of compressible flow

NEW: MATLAB(r) exercises throughout, to give students practice is using industry-standard computational tools. m-files available for download from companion website. NEW: contemporary applications and examples help students see the link between everyday physical examples of aerodynamics and the application of aerodynamic principles to aerodynamic design. NEW: additional examples and end of chapter exercises provide more problem-solving practice for students NEW: improved teaching support with powerpoint slides,  solutions manual, m-files, and other resources to accompany the text.

Advanced fluid mechanics
Recommending faculty: Prof. Juvy Balbarona (ME 122)

Author W.P. Graebel
Place of Publication Burlington, MA
Date of Publication 2007
Publisher Academic Press

Fluid mechanics is the study of how fluids behave and interact under various forces and in various applied situations, whether in liquid or gas state or both. The author compiles pertinent information that are introduced in the more advanced classes at the senior level and at the graduate level. “Advanced Fluid Mechanics” courses typically cover a variety of topics involving fluids in various multiple states (phases), with both elastic and non-elastic qualities, and flowing in complex ways. This new text will integrate both the simple stages of fluid mechanics (“Fundamentals”) with those involving more complex parameters, including Inviscid Flow in multi-dimensions, Viscous Flow and Turbulence, and a succinct introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics. It will offer exceptional pedagogy, for both classroom use and self-instruction, including many worked-out examples, end-of-chapter problems, and actual computer programs that can be used to reinforce theory with real-world applications.

Professional engineers as well as Physicists and Chemists working in the analysis of fluid behavior in complex systems will find the contents of this book useful.All manufacturing companies involved in any sort of systems that encompass fluids and fluid flow analysis (e.g., heat exchangers, air conditioning and refrigeration, chemical processes, etc.) or energy generation (steam boilers, turbines and internal combustion engines, jet propulsion systems, etc.), or fluid systems and fluid power (e.g., hydraulics, piping systems, and so on)will reap the benefits of this text.

. Offers detailed derivation of fundamental equations for better comprehension of more advanced mathematical analysis
. Provides groundwork for more advanced topics on boundary layer analysis, unsteady flow, turbulent modeling, and computational fluid dynamics
. Includes worked-out examples and end-of-chapter problems as well as a companion web site with sample computational programs and Solutions Manual

Greening existing buildings
Recommending faculty: Prof. C. Pascua (CE 131)

Author Jerry Yudelson
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher McGraw-Hill

This GreenSource guide explains how to transform existing buildings into more energy-efficient, resource-conserving green buildings. The book provides a clear process that guides you, step-by-step, through each phase of moving building operations and maintenance toward the goal of a green-certified building.

Greening Existing Buildings features proven technologies and operating methods, and shows building owners and facility managers how to green buildings in a cost-effective way. This practical and insightful resource highlights the ten best practices for greening existing buildings, and includes more than 25 case studies of successful implementations and 35 insightful interviews with industry experts and building owners and managers.

Greening Existing Buildings covers:

  • Economic drivers and market dynamics
  • Getting the U.S. EPA’s ENERGY STAR rating
  • U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED for Existing Buildings rating
  • Making the business case for greening existing buildings
  • Cost of greening and setting realistic project budgets
  • Energy-efficient building upgrades
  • Sustainable site management and water conservation retrofits
  • Crafting purchasing and waste management policies
  • Upgrading indoor environmental quality
  • Managing a LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance (EBOM) certification project, from beginning to end

Zero waste engineering
Recommending faculty: Prof. Wilfredo Jose (EnE 201)

Authors M.M. Khan and M.R. Islam.
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher John Wiley & Sons

Is “zero waste engineering” possible?

This book outlines how to achieve zero waste engineering, following natural pathways that are truly sustainable. Using methods that have been developed in various areas for sustainability purposes, such as new mathematical models, recyclable material selection, and renewable energy, the authors probe the principles of zero waste engineering and how it can be applied to construction, energy production, and many other areas of engineering.

This groundbreaking new volume:

  • Explores new scientific principles on which sustainability and zero waste engineering can be based
  • Presents new models for energy efficiency, cooling processes, and natural chemical and material selection in industrial applications and business
  • Explains how “green buildings” and “green homes” can be efficiently built and operated with zero waste
  • Offers case histories and successful experiments in sustainability and zero-waste engineering

Ideal for:

Engineers and scientists of all industries, including the energy industry, construction, the process industries, and manufacturing. Chemical engineers, mechanical engineers, electrical engineers, petroleum engineers, process engineers, civil engineers, and many other types of engineers would all benefit from reading this exciting new volume.

An introduction to mechanical engineering (Part 1)
Recommending faculty: Prof. Juvy Balbarona (ME-various)

Authors Michael Clifford … [et al.]
Place of Publication London
Date of Publication 2009-
Publisher Hodder Education

An Introduction to Mechanical Engineering is an essential text for all first-year undergraduate students as well as those studying for foundation degrees and HNDs. The text gives a thorough grounding in the following core engineering topics: thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, solid mechanics, dynamics, electricals and electronics, and materials science. As well as mechanical engineers, the text will be highly relevant to civil, automotive, aeronautical/aerospace and general engineering students.

The text is written by an experienced team of first-year lecturers at the internationally renowned University of Nottingham.

The material in this book has full student and lecturer support on an accompanying website at, which includes:

  • worked examples of exam-style questions
  • multiple-choice self-assessment
  • revision guides.

An introduction to mechanical engineering (Part 2)
Recommending faculty: Prof. Juvy Balbarona (ME-various)

Authors Michael Clifford … [et al.]
Place of Publication London
Date of Publication 2009-
Publisher Hodder Education

An Introduction to Mechanical Engineering: Part 2 is an essential text for all second-year undergraduate students as well as those studying foundation degrees and HNDs. The text provides thorough coverage of the following core engineering topics:

  1. Fluid dynamics
  2. Thermodynamics
  3. Solid mechanics
  4. Control theory and techniques
  5. Mechanical power, loads and transmissions
  6. Structural vibration

As well as mechanical engineers, the text will be highly relevant to automotive, aeronautical/aerospace and general engineering students.

The material in this book has full student and lecturer support on an accompanying website at, which includes:

  • worked solutions for exam-style questions
  • multiple-choice self-assessment
  • revision material

The text is written by an experienced team of lecturers at the internationally renowned University of Nottingham.

Engineering design process, 2nd ed., International ed.
Recommending faculty: Prof. Kristian Yap, Prof. Bryan Alamani, Prof. Hyacinth Tambago (ChE 141, CHE 142)

Authors Yousef Haik,Tamer Shahin
Place of Publication Stamford, Conn.
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Cengage Learning

This book is dedicated to the essential components of the design process and uses case studies, labs, and group projects to show their application. With explicit guidance, students learn that the design process is a set of procedures that will help them solve engineering problems. Yousef Haik and Tamer Shahin illustrate the critical steps of the design process, including articulating the problem, market analysis, function analysis, developing concepts, evaluating alternatives, and marketing, while facilitating hands-on learning and teamwork opportunities through labs and class-tested design problems.

Food preservation process design
Recommending faculty: Prof. Wilfredo Jose (ChE 197, ChE 297)

Author Dennis R. Heldman
Place of Publication Burlington, MA
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Academic Press

The preservation processes for foods have evolved over several centuries, but recent attention to non-thermal technologies suggests that a new dimension of change has been initiated.

The new dimension to be emphasized is the emerging technologies for preservation of foods and the need for sound base of information to be developed as inputs for systematic process design. The focus of the work is on process design, and emphasizes the need for quantitative information as inputs to process design.

The concepts presented build on the successful history of thermal processing of foods, and use many examples from these types of preservation processes. Preservation of foods by refrigeration, freezing, concentration and dehydration are not addressed directly, but many of the concepts to be presented would apply. Significant attention is given to the fate of food quality attributes during the preservation process, and the concept of optimizing the process parameters to maximize the retention of food quality

Focuses on three elements of preservation process:
* Kinetic Models for Food Components
* Transport Models in Food Systems
* Process Design Models

Introduction to optimum design, 3rd ed.
Recommending faculty: Prof. Wilfredo Jose (ChE 141, CHE 142)

Author Jasbir Arora
Place of Publication Boston, MA
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Academic Press

Introduction to Optimum Design is the most widely used textbook in engineering optimization and optimum design courses. It is intended for use in a first course on engineering design and optimization at the undergraduate or graduate level within engineering departments of all disciplines, but primarily within mechanical, aerospace and civil engineering. The basic approach of the text is to describe an organized approach to engineering design optimization in a rigorous yet simplified manner, illustrate various concepts and procedures with simple examples, and demonstrate their applicability to engineering design problems. Formulation of a design problem as an optimization problem is emphasized and illustrated throughout the text. Excel and MATLAB are featured throughout as learning and teaching aids. The 3rd edition has been reorganized and enhanced with new material, making the book even more appealing to instructors regardless of the level they teach the course. Examples include moving the introductory chapter on Excel and MATLAB closer to the front of the book and adding an early chapter on practical design examples for the more introductory course, and including a final chapter on advanced topics for the purely graduate level course.

  • Basic concepts of optimality conditions and numerical methods are described with simple and practical examples, making the material highly teachable and learnable.
  • Applications of the methods for structural, mechanical, aerospace and industrial engineering problems.
  • Introduction to MATLAB Optimization Toolbox.
  • Optimum design with Excel Solver has been expanded into a full chapter.
  • Practical design examples introduce students to usage of optimization methods early in the book.
  • New material on several advanced optimum design topics serves the needs of instructors teaching more advanced courses.

Plant and process engineering 360
Recommending faculty: Prof. Kristian Yap, Prof. Bryan Alamani (ChE 141, CHE 142)

Place of Publication Oxford, UK Burlington, MA
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher Butterworth-Heinemann

Plant and Process Engineering 360 will be the backbone of any plant, chemical, or process engineer’s library. This is a broad area in which engineers need to be familiar with a wide array of techniques, technologies and equipment. Its focus on providing a broad introduction to key systems make the book the first point of reference for engineers who are involved with designing, specifying, maintaining or working with plant, process and control technologies in many sectors, including manufacturing, chemical process, and energy.

  • A single-source of plant and process equipment information for engineers, providing a 360 degree view of the critical equipment engineers encounter
  • Enables readers to get up to speed with unfamiliar topics quickly with an overview of important but disparate technologies that are specific to plant engineering
  • Covers the systems and processes that drive effective and efficient plants and processes
  • Drawn from authoritative Elsevier resources, this book is a ‘first port of call’ with breadth and depth of content, from leading figures in the field.

Principles of heat and mass transfer, 7th ed., International student version
Recommending faculty: Prof. Kristian Yap, Prof. Bryan Alamani, Prof. Jonas Agutaya (ChE 133, ChE 242)

Authors Frank P. Incropera … [et al.]
Place of Publication [Singapore]
Date of Publication 2013
Publisher John Wiley & Sons

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

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