New Circulation Books @ EnggLib2 as of July 26, 2013


Drupal : the guide to planning and building websites

Author Cindy McCourt
Place of Publication Indianapolis, Ind.
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Wiley

Drupal allows you to quickly and easily build a wide variety of web sites, from very simple blog sites to extremely complex sites that integrate with other systems. In order to maximize what Drupal can do for you, you need to plan. Whether you are building with Drupal 6 or 7, this book details the steps necessary to plan your site so you can make informed decisions before you start to build.

  • Explains how to define the scope of your project
  • Shows you how to create a design plan taking into consideration how Drupal works
  • Helps you make informed decisions regarding development methodologies, environments, standards, and site security
  • Reviews ways to assess the use of existing and/or custom Drupal modules
  • Teaches you how to avoid common pitfalls that can impact a successful site launch
  • Walks you through preparing for post-launch site maintenance and management tasks
  • Details incorporating the nature of open source systems into your management strategies
  • Identifies ways to interact with members of the Drupal community

The processes and techniques provided in this book will empower you to create a successful and sustainable site with Drupal.

Statistics unplugged, 4th ed.
Recommending faculty: Prof. Miguel Escoto

Author Sally Caldwell
Place of Publication Australia
Date of Publication 2013
Publisher Wadsworth Cengage Learning

Learn statistics the easy way with STATISTICS UNPLUGGED! Written in a friendly, easy-to-understand style, this practical book takes the intimidation out of statistics and helps you understand the relevance of statistics to your own life. Interesting examples throughout the book allow you to see what is really going on with the numbers instead of being overwhelmed by the numbers themselves.

Fluid effects in polymers and polymeric composites
Recommending faculty: Prof. Khryslyn Araño (MatE 131, MatE 151)

Author Y. Jack Weitsman
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher Springer

Fluid Effects in Polymers and Polymeric Composites, written by the late Dr. Y. Jack Weitsman, addresses the wide range of parameters that affect the interaction of fluids with polymers and polymeric composites. The book aims at broadening the scope of available data, mostly limited up to this time to weight-gain recordings of fluid ingress into polymers and composites, to the practical circumstances of fluctuating exposure. Various forms of experimental data are given, in conjunction with theoretical models derived from basic scientific principles, and correlated with severity of exposure conditions and interpreted by means of rationally based theoretical models. The practical implications of the effects of fluids are discussed. The issue of fluid effects on polymers and polymeric composites is of concern to engineers and scientists active in aerospace and naval structures, as an increasing portion of these structures are made of polymeric composites and employ polymeric adhesives as a joining device. While the book is intended for this audience, it will also interest researchers and graduate students interested in the mechanics and materials aspects of this matter.

Engineering biomaterials for regenerative medicine : novel technologies for clinical applications
Recommending faculty: Prof. Astrid Liberato (MatE 197)

Editor Sujata K. Bhatia
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher Springer

Regeneration of tissues and organs remains one of the great challenges of clinical medicine, and physicians are constantly seeking better methods for tissue repair and replacement. Tissue engineering and regenerative medicine have been investigated for virtually every organ system in the human body, and progress is made possible by advances in materials science, polymer chemistry, and molecular biology. This book reviews the current status of biomaterials for regenerative medicine, and highlights advances in both basic science and clinical practice. The latest methods for regulating the biological and chemical composition of biomaterials are described, together with techniques for modulating mechanical properties of engineered constructs. Contributors delineate methods for guiding the host response to implantable materials, and explain the use of biologically-inspired materials for optimal biological functionality and compatibility. The book culminates in a discussion of the clinical applications of regenerative medicine.

By integrating engineering and clinical medicine, Engineering Biomaterials for Regenerative Medicine examines how tissue engineering and regenerative medicine can be translated into successful therapies to bridge the gap between laboratory and clinic. The book will aid materials scientists and engineers in identifying research priorities to fulfill clinical needs, and will also enable physicians to understand novel biomaterials that are emerging in the clinic. This integrated approach also gives engineering students a sense of the excitement and relevance of materials science in the development of novel therapeutic strategies.

Electromagnetic processing of materials : materials processing by using electric and magnetic functions
Recommending faculty: Prof. Miguel Escoto

Author Shigeo Asai
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher Springer

This book is both a course book and a monograph. In fact, it has developed from notes given to graduate course students on materials processing in the years 1989 to 2006. Electromagnetic Processing of Materials (EPM), originates from a branch of materials science and engineering developed in the 1980s as a field aiming to create new materials and/or design processes by making use of various functions which appear when applying the electric and magnetic fields to materials. It is based on transport phenomena, materials processing and magnetohydrodynamics. The first chapter briefly introduces the history, background and technology of EPM. In the second chapter, the concept of transport phenomena is concisely introduced and in the third chapter the essential part of magnetohydrodynamics is transcribed and readers are shown that the concept of transport phenomena does not only apply to heat, mass and momentum, but also magnetic field. The fourth chapter describes electromagnetic processing of electrically conductive materials such as electromagnetic levitation, mixing, brake, and etc., which are caused by the Lorentz force. The fifth chapter treats magnetic processing of organic and non-organic materials such as magnetic levitation, crystal orientation, structural alignment and etc., which are induced by the magnetization force. This part is a new academic field named Magneto-Science, which focuses on the development of super-conducting magnets. This book is written so as to be understood by any graduate student in engineering courses but also to be of interest to engineers and researchers in industries.

Electronic devices for analog signal processing
Recommending faculty: Prof. Miguel Escoto (EEE 51)

Author Yu. K. Rybin
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher Springer

Electronic Devices for Analog Signal Processing is intended for engineers and post graduates and considers electronic devices applied to process analog signals in instrument making, automation, measurements, and other branches of technology. They perform various transformations of electrical signals: scaling, integration, logarithming, etc. The need in their deeper study is caused, on the one hand, by the extension of the forms of the input signal and increasing accuracy and performance of such devices, and on the other hand, new devices constantly emerge and are already widely used in practice, but no information about them are written in books on electronics.

The basic approach of presenting the material in Electronic Devices for Analog Signal Processing can be formulated as follows: the study with help from self-education. While divided into seven chapters, each chapter contains theoretical material, examples of practical problems, questions and tests. The most difficult questions are marked by a diamond and can be given to advanced readers. Paragraphs marked by /// are very important for the understanding of the studied material and together they can serve a brief summary of a section. The text marked by italic indicates new or non-traditional concepts. Calculated examples are indicated by >.

The main goal of Electronic Devices for Analog Signal Processing is not only to give some knowledge on modern electronic devices, but also to inspire readers on the more detailed study of these devices, understanding of their operation, ability to analyze circuits, synthesize new devices, and assess the possibilities of their application for solution of particular practical problems.

Biomass conversion : the interface of biotechnology, chemistry and materials science
Recommending faculty: Prof. Miguel Escoto (EgyE 222)

Editors Chinnappan Baskar, Shikha Baskar, Ranjit S. Dhillon
Place of Publication Berlin
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher Springer

The consumption of petroleum has surged during the 20th century, at least partially because of the rise of the automobile industry. Today, fossil fuels such as coal, oil, and natural gas provide more than three quarters of the world’s energy. Unfortunately, the growing demand for fossil fuel resources comes at a time of diminishing reserves of these nonrenewable resources. The worldwide reserves of oil are sufficient to supply energy and chemicals for only about another 40 years, causing widening concerns about rising oil prices. The use of biomass to produce energy is only one form of renewable energy that can be utilized to reduce the impact of energy production and use on the global environment. Biomass can be converted into three main products such as energy, biofuels and fine chemicals using a number of different processes. Today, it is a great challenge for researchers to find new environmentally benign methodology for biomass conversion, which are industrially profitable as well. This book focuses on the conversion of biomass to biofuels, bioenergy and fine chemicals with the interface of biotechnology, microbiology, chemistry and materials science. An international scientific authorship summarizes the state-of-the-art of the current research and gives an outlook on future developments.

Sustainable bioenergy and bioproducts : value added engineering applications
Recommending faculty: Prof. Miguel Escoto (EgyE 222)

Editors Kasthurirangan Gopalakrishnan, J. (Hans) van Leeuwen, Robert C. Brown
Place of Publication London
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher Springer

Sustainable Bioenergy and Bioproducts considers the recent technological innovations and emerging concepts in biobased energy production and coproducts utilization. Each chapter in this book has been carefully selected and contributed by experts in the field to provide a good understanding of the various challenges and opportunities associated with sustainable production of biofuel.

Sustainable Bioenergy and Bioproducts covers a broad and detailed range of topics including:

  • production capacity of hydrocarbons in the plant kingdom, algae, and microbes;
  • biomass pretreatment for biofuel production;
  • microbial fuel cells;
  • sustainable use of biofuel co-products;
  • bioeconomy and transportation infrastructure impacts and
  • assessment of environmental risks and the life cycle of biofuels.

Fuel cells : problems and solutions, 2nd ed.
Recommending faculty: Prof. Miguel Escoto (EE 242)

Author Vladimir S. Bagotsky
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher Wiley

Fuel cells—electrochemical energy devices that produce electricity and heat—present a significant opportunity for cleaner, easier, and more practical energy. However, the excitement over fuel cells within the research community has led to such rapid innovation and development that it can be difficult for those not intimately familiar with the science involved to figure out exactly how this new technology can be used. Fuel Cells: Problems and Solutions, Second Edition addresses this issue head on, presenting the most important information about these remarkable power sources in an easy-to-understand way.

Comprising four important sections, the book explores:

  • The fundamentals of fuel cells, how they work, their history, and much more
  • The major types of fuel cells, including proton exchange membrane fuel cells (PEMFC), direct liquid fuel cells (DLFC), and many others
  • The scientific and engineering problems related to fuel cell technology
  • The commercialization of fuel cells, including a look at their uses around the world

Now in its second edition, this book features fully revised coverage of the modeling of fuel cells and small fuel cells for portable devices, and all-new chapters on the structural and wetting properties of fuel cell components, experimental methods for fuel cell stacks, and nonconventional design principles for fuel cells, bringing the content fully up to date.

Elements of environmental science and engineering, 2nd ed.
Recommending faculty: Prof. Juan Fidel Calaywan (CWTS 1 – Engg MMME)

Author P. Meenakshi
Place of Publication New Delhi
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher PHI Learning

Designed as a text for all undergraduate students of engineering for their core course in Environmental Science and Engineering and for elective courses in environmental health engineering and pollution and control engineering for students of civil engineering, this comprehensive text, now in its Second Edition provides an in-depth analysis of the fundamental concepts. It also introduces the reader to different niche areas of environmental science and engineering.

The book covers a wide array of topics, such as natural resources, disaster management, biodiversity, and various forms of pollution, viz. water pollution, air pollution, soil pollution, noise pollution, thermal pollution, and marine pollution, as well as environmental impact assessment and environmental protection. This edition introduces a new chapter on Environment and Human Health.


  • Gives in-depth yet lucid analysis of topics, making the book user-friendly.
  • Covers important topics, which are adequately supported by illustrative diagrams.
  • Provides case studies to explore real-life problems.
  • Supplies review questions at the end of each chapter to drill the students in self-study.

Solid waste management
Recommending faculty: Prof. Juan Fidel Calaywan (CWTS 1 – Engg MMME)

Authors K. Sasikumar, Sanoop Gopi Krishna
Place of Publication New Delhi
Date of Publication 2009
Publisher PHI Learning

Safe and effective management of solid waste generated by the community governmental agencies and industries is the need of the hour. This compact book describes how to avoid, minimize and manage solid waste and discusses models which, if implemented, can solve many of the current solid waste problems.

The text discusses the various sources of waste generation, composition of solid waste and the need for designing a strategic plan for solid waste management. It explains the importance of public involvement, and public awareness in managing solid waste besides giving an account of solid waste management hierarchy. In addition, the text describes in detail factors to be considered while developing a waste management programme, techniques for the recovery, reuse or recycling of solid waste, techniques of composting, and how to manage special wastes such as bio-medical waste, plastic, and e-waste. Case Studies of selected municipal corporations lend a practical flavour to the book.

Technology of metal forming processes
Recommending faculty: Prof. Juan Fidel Calaywan (MetE 146, MetE 147)

Author Surender Kumar
Place of Publication New Delhi
Date of Publication 2008
Publisher PHI Learning

This comprehensive text presents the subject of metalworking by offering a clear account of the theory and applications of metal forming processes relevant to engineering practice. It is designed to serve as a textbook for undergraduate and postgraduate students of mechanical engineering, production engineering, industrial engineering, and metallurgical engineering.

The first seven chapters are devoted to basic concepts to equip the students with the background material on mechanics, material sciences and to provide them with a sound foundation in the theory of plasticity. In addition, the importance of friction and lubrication in metal forming processes is adequately highlighted. In the next nine chapters the reader is exposed to a richly detailed discussion of specific forming processes (including the lubricated metal forming processes) and new and powerful techniques are presented (load bounding and slip line field) for solving engineering problems in metal forming. The book then moves on to forming of polymers and also covers metal powder preforms, highlighting recent developments.

In the concluding portions of the book, the important factors such as force power requirements, formability and machinability in the study of individual processes, are briefly discussed. Finally, the application of computer-aided analysis in the metalworking processes has been demonstrated, being the demand in this competitive scenario.

Fundamentals of industrial drives
Recommending faculty: Dr. Mike Pedrasa (EE 246)

Author B. N. Sarkar
Place of Publication New Delhi
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher PHI Learning

This book is a comprehensive treatment of the basic concepts of electric motor drives and their industrial applications. It is well developed to assist the students in a thorough understanding of the subject matter from fundamental principles. Both the conventional and the modern schemes of drive mechanisms, employing power electronic devices, have been explained in great detail.

Besides the speed control and braking characteristics of electric motors, their thermal characteristics, and transient and dynamic behaviour have also been explained. The procedure for the selection of a motor for a particular application, with the comparative characteristics of all such motors, has been elaborately discussed.


  • Explains basic concepts through a large number of illustrations and worked-out examples.
  • Derives system equations step-by-step from fundamentals.
  • Discusses the development of the power electronic devices, dc choppers and the applications of electric drives in various industries.
  • Gives chapter-end questions and problems with answers to reinforce a student’s grasp of the subject matter.

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