Apr 6


Biotransformation of agricultural waste and by-products : the food, feed, fibre, fuel (4F) economy

Recommended by: Dr. Wilfredo I. Jose (EgyE 222)

Editors Palmiro Poltronieri, Oscar Fernando D’Urso
Place of Publication Amsterdam
Date of Publication [2016]
Publisher Elsevier

Biotransformation of Agricultural Waste and By-Products in the 4F Economy: The Food, Feed, Fiber, Fuel (4F) Economy presents an evaluation of plant species better exploitable for a particular transformation. As crops are already covering large parts of cultivable soils, is it is not conceivable to try to extend the cultures beyond the limit of available soils, but a further increase in productivity is not easy to obtain.

The book discusses advances in technology and plants design which support the exploitation and valorization of vegetable and fruit by-products through fermentation (feed-batch liquid fermentation, solid-state fermentation) in bio-based bio-chemicals/biofuels production. Pathways in the biosynthesis of fibers, sugars, and metabolites are provided with a focus on the lifecycle of bacteria, yeasts, and even plant species. The text analyzes cellular structures and the organization of cell walls in order to show which polysaccharides offer more favorable fermentative processes and which are detrimental.

  • Provides an overview of all plant based biosources
  • Includes examples of biochemical/biofuel production from plant waste
  • Discusses the production of enzymes used in the plant fermentation processes
  • Explores the new fermentation technologies and production of chemicals and fuels from various plants.

Renewable energy systems : a smart energy systems approach to the choice and modeling of 100% renewable solutions, 2nd Ed.

Recommended by: Dr. Menandro S. Berana (EgyE 201; ME 188, 287)

Author Henrik Lund
Place of Publication Waltham, MA
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher Elsevier/Academic Press

In this new edition of Renewable Energy Systems, globally recognized renewable energy researcher and professor, Henrik Lund, sets forth a straightforward, comprehensive methodology for comparing different energy systems’ abilities to integrate fluctuating and intermittent renewable energy sources. The book does this by presenting an energy system analysis methodology.

The book provides the results of more than fifteen comprehensive energy system analysis studies, examines the large-scale integration of renewable energy into the present system, and presents concrete design examples derived from a dozen renewable energy systems around the globe. Renewable Energy Systems, Second Edition also undertakes the socio-political realities governing the implementation of renewable energy systems by introducing a theoretical framework approach aimed at understanding how major technological changes, such as renewable energy, can be implemented at both the national and international levels.

  • Provides an introduction to the technical design of renewable energy systems
  • Demonstrates how to analyze the feasibility and efficiency of large-scale systems to help implementers avoid costly trial and error
  • Addresses the socio-political challenge of implementing the shift to renewables
  • Features a dozen extensive case studies from around the globe that provide real-world templates for new installations.

Wind energy engineering, 2nd Ed.

Recommended by: Dr. Menandro S. Berana (EgyE 223, 201; ME 188, 287)

Author Pramod Jain
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication [2016]
Publisher McGraw-Hill Education

A fully up-to-date, comprehensive wind energy engineering resource.

This thoroughly updated reference offers complete details on effectively harnessing wind energy as a viable and economical power source. Globally recognized wind expert Pramod Jain clearly explains physics, meteorology, aerodynamics, wind measurement, wind turbines, and electricity. New energy policies and grid integration procedures are covered, including pre-deployment studies and grid modifications. Filled with diagrams, tables, charts, graphs, and statistics, Wind Energy Engineering, Second Edition, is a definitive guide to current developments and emerging technologies in wind energy.

Wind Energy Engineering, Second Edition covers:

  • The worldwide business of wind energy
  • Wind energy basics
  • Meteorological properties of wind and air
  • Wind turbine aerodynamics
  • Turbine blade element models and power curves
  • Wind measurement and reporting
  • Wind resource assessment
  • Advanced resource assessment topics, including wake, losses, and uncertainty
  • Wind turbine generator components
  • Electricity and generator fundamentals
  • Grid integration of wind energy
  • Environmental impact of wind projects
  • Financial modeling, planning, and execution of wind projects
  • Wind energy policy and licensing guidelines

Renewable energy & sustainable design

Recommended by: Dr. Menandro S. Berana (EgyE 201; ME 188, 287)

Author Scott Grinnell
Place of Publication Boston, MA
Date of Publication [2016]
Publisher Cengage Learning

Featuring current information and a practical approach, RENEWABLE ENERGY AND SUSTAINABLE DESIGN combines common forms of renewable energy with green building practices, offering an exciting and engaging introduction to this field. Focusing on both the theory and practice of producing electrical energy from non-fossil fuel sources, this book evaluates different types of building materials and design options while assessing available forms of renewable energy–including solar, wind, hydro, biomass, tidal and geothermal. By examining the benefits and limitations involved in harnessing each of these renewable energies, this book seeks to provide you with an objective and informed viewpoint, with the ultimate purpose of minimizing harmful impacts on individuals, communities, and the environment.

Introduction to Bayesian statistics, 3rd Ed.

Recommended by: Dr. Joanna Z. Resurreccion (IE 27, 28)

Authors William M. Bolstad, James M. Curran
Place of Publication Hoboken, New Jersey
Date of Publication [2017]
Publisher Wiley

There is a strong upsurge in the use of Bayesian methods in applied statistical analysis, yet most introductory statistics texts only present frequentist methods. Bayesian statistics has many important advantages that students should learn about if they are going into fields where statistics will be used. In this third Edition, four newly-added chapters address topics that reflect the rapid advances in the field of Bayesian statistics. The authors continue to provide a Bayesian treatment of introductory statistical topics, such as scientific data gathering, discrete random variables, robust Bayesian methods, and Bayesian approaches to inference for discrete random variables, binomial proportions, Poisson, and normal means, and simple linear regression. In addition, more advanced topics in the field are presented in four new chapters: Bayesian inference for a normal with unknown mean and variance; Bayesian inference for a Multivariate Normal mean vector; Bayesian inference for the Multiple Linear Regression Model; and Computational Bayesian Statistics including Markov Chain Monte Carlo. The inclusion of these topics will facilitate readers’ ability to advance from a minimal understanding of Statistics to the ability to tackle topics in more applied, advanced level books. Minitab macros and R functions are available on the book’s related website to assist with chapter exercises. Introduction to Bayesian Statistics, Third Edition also features:

  • Topics including the Joint Likelihood function and inference using independent Jeffreys priors and join conjugate prior
  • The cutting-edge topic of computational Bayesian Statistics in a new chapter, with a unique focus on Markov Chain Monte Carlo methods
  • Exercises throughout the book that have been updated to reflect new applications and the latest software applications
  • Detailed appendices that guide readers through the use of R and Minitab software for Bayesian analysis and Monte Carlo simulations, with all related macros available on the book’s website

Introduction to Bayesian Statistics, Third Edition is a textbook for upper-undergraduate or first-year graduate level courses on introductory statistics course with a Bayesian emphasis. It can also be used as a reference work for statisticians who require a working knowledge of Bayesian statistics.

Principles of engineering thermodynamics

Recommended by: Dr. Menandro S. Berana (ME 63, 267)

Author John R. Reisel
Place of Publication Boston, MA
Date of Publication [2016]
Publisher Cengage Learning

Written in an informal, first-person writing style that makes abstract concepts easier to understand, PRINCIPLES OF ENGINEERING THERMODYNAMICS provides strong coverage of fundamental concepts and applications. To help readers develop a better understanding of how to apply thermodynamics in their future careers and a stronger intuitive feel for how the different components of thermodynamics are interrelated, the book asks readers to explore how changes in a particular parameter can change a device’s or process’ performance. Readers are encouraged to develop computer-based models of devices, processes, and cycles and to take advantage of the speed of Internet-based programs and computer apps to find thermodynamic data, just as practicing engineers do.

Combustion thermodynamics and dynamics

Recommended by: Dr. Menandro S. Berana (ME 165, 188, 287; EgyE 201)

Author Joseph M. Powers
Place of Publication New York, NY
Date of Publication [2016]
Publisher Cambridge University Press

Combustion Thermodynamics and Dynamics builds on a foundation of thermal science, chemistry, and applied mathematics that will be familiar to most undergraduate aerospace, mechanical, and chemical engineers to give a first-year graduate-level exposition of the thermodynamics, physical chemistry, and dynamics of advection-reaction-diffusion. Special effort is made to link notions of time-independent classical thermodynamics with time-dependent reactive fluid dynamics. In particular, concepts of classical thermochemical equilibrium and stability are discussed in the context of modern nonlinear dynamical systems theory. The first half focuses on time-dependent spatially homogeneous reaction, while the second half considers effects of spatially inhomogeneous advection and diffusion on the reaction dynamics. Attention is focused on systems with realistic detailed chemical kinetics as well as simplified kinetics. Many mathematical details are presented, and several quantitative examples are given. Topics include foundations of thermochemistry, reduced kinetics, reactive Navier-Stokes equations, reaction-diffusion systems, laminar flame, oscillatory combustion, and detonation.

Thermodynamics for engineers

Recommended by: Dr. Menandro S. Berana (ME 63, 267)

Authors Kenneth A. Kroos, Merle C. Potter
Place of Publication Stamford, CT
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher Cengage Learning


  • The mathematics (calculus) needed has been kept to a minimum so that all students can follow the developments.
  • Learning outcomes are listed at the start of each chapter and identified as completed at relevant places in the text, followed by a summary at the end of each chapter.
  • Short concept quizzes included at the completion of each outcome to test the students.
  • Real-world parallels are drawn at appropriate places to help students relate to abstract concepts.
  • Equal emphasis is laid on qualitative and quantitative coverage, theory and application, and core concepts and current trends.
  • Solved examples illustrate clear problem solving methodology and focus on real-world applications of thermodynamics concepts.

Heating with renewable energy : practical, hydronic-based combisystems for residential and light commercial buildings

Recommended by: Dr. Menandro S. Berana (EgyE 201; ME 188, 287)

Author John Siegenthaler
Place of Publication Stamford, CT
Date of Publication [2017]
Publisher Cengage Learning

Whether you are preparing for a career in the building trades or are already a professional contractor, this practical book will help you develop the knowledge and skills you need to merge renewable heat sources (such as solar thermal collectors, hydronic heat pumps, and wood-fired boilers) with the latest hydronics hardware and low temperature distribution systems to assemble efficient and reliable heating systems. Easy to understand and packed with full color illustrations that provide detailed piping and control schematics and “how to” information you’ll use on every renewable energy system, this one-of-a-kind book will help you diversify your expertise over a wide range of heat sources.


Vector mechanics for engineers : dynamics, 11th Ed.

Recommended by: Prof. John Michael Constantino (ES 12)

Author Ferdinand P. Beer [and five others].
Place of Publication New York, NY
Date of Publication [2016]
Publisher McGraw-Hill Education

Continuing in the spirit of its successful previous editions, the eleventh edition of Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Dynamics provides conceptually accurate and thorough coverage together with a significant refreshment of the exercise sets.

In this edition:

  • Thoroughly refreshed problem set
  • Concept questions include multiple choice problems that require few, if any, calculations. Students are encouraged to solve these problems using the principles and techniques discussed in the text and use these principles to help develop their intuition.

Refrigeration and air conditioning technology, 8th Ed.

Recommended by: Dr. Menandro S. Berana (ME 183, 281, 282)

Author John A. Tomczyk [and three others]
Place of Publication Boston, MA
Date of Publication [2017]
Publisher Cengage Learning

Develop the knowledge and skills you need to maintain and troubleshoot today’s complex heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration systems with REFRIGERATION AND AIR CONDITIONING TECHNOLOGY, 8th Edition. This practical, easy-to-understand book provides hands-on guidance, practical applications, and the solid foundation you need to fully understand today’s HVAC service and repair, its environmental challenges, and their solutions. Focused on sustainable technology in today’s HVAC/R industry with an emphasis on new technologies and green awareness, the 8th Edition covers the latest advances in the industry and the all-important soft skills and customer relations issues that impact customer satisfaction and employment success. Memorable examples, more than 260 supporting photos, and unique Service Call features bring concepts to life and help you develop the critical skills you need for success in your future career.

Reservoir engineering in modern oilfields : vertical, deviated, horizontal and multilateral well systems

Recommended by: Dr. Menandro S. Berana (ME 188, 287; EgyE 201)

Author Wilson Chin
Place of Publication Hoboken, New Jersey
Date of Publication [2016]
Publisher Scrivener Publishing/Wiley

Real-world reservoirs are layered, heterogeneous and anisotropic, exposed to water and gas drives, faults, barriers and fractures. They are produced by systems of vertical, deviated, horizontal and multilateral wells whose locations, sizes, shapes and topologies are dictated “on the fly, at random”by petroleum engineers and drillers at well sites. Wells may be pressure or rate-constrained, with these roles re-assigned during simulation with older laterals shut-in, newer wells drilled and brought on stream, and so on. And all are subject to steady and transient production, each satisfying different physical and mathematical laws, making reservoir simulation an art difficult to master and introducing numerous barriers to entry. All of these important processes can now be simulated in any order using rapid, stable and accurate computational models developed over two decades.

And what if it were further possible to sketch complicated geologies and lithologies, plus equally complex systems of general wells, layer-by-layer using Windows Notepad? And with no prior reservoir simulation experience and only passing exposure to reservoir engineering principles? Have the user press “Simulate,” and literally, within minutes, produce complicated field-wide results, production forecasts, and detailed three-dimensional color pressure plots from integrated graphics algorithms?

Developed over years of research, this possibility has become reality. The author, an M.I.T. trained scientist who has authored fifteen original research books, over a hundred papers and forty patents, winner of a prestigious British Petroleum Chairman’s Innovation Award in reservoir engineering and a record five awards from the United States Department of Energy, has delivered just such a product, making real-time planning at the well-site simple and practical. Workflows developed from experience as a practicing reservoir engineer are incorporated into “intelligent menus” that make in-depth understanding of simulation principles and readings of user manuals unnecessary. This volume describes new technology for down-to-earth problems using numerous examples performed with our state-of-the-art simulator, one that is available separately at affordable cost and requiring only simple Intel Core i5 computers without specialized graphics boards. The new methods are rigorous, validated and well-documented and are now available for broad petroleum industry application.

Principles of heat transfer, 8th Ed.

Recommended by: Dr. Menandro S. Berana (ME 164)

Authors Frank Krieth, Raj M. Manglik
Place of Publication Boston, MA
Date of Publication [2018]
Publisher Cengage Learning

Introduce the principles of heat transfer using the classic that sets the standard of coverage and organization for all other heat transfer texts. Following the recommendations of the ASME Committee on Heat Transfer Education, Kreith/Manglik’s PRINCIPLES OF HEAT TRANSFER, 8E provides a comprehensive engineering approach that is ideal for your upper-level, one-semester course in heat transfer. This relevant book recognizes that in today’s world, computational analysis is more critical than rote mathematical solutions to heat transfer problems. However, the authors also incorporate an effective analytic approach. With this approach, students gain a clear understanding of the physics involved and learn how to utilize tools for analyzing more complex problems. PRINCIPLES OF HEAT TRANSFER, 8E also emphasizes applications to current engineering challenges in renewable energy, bioengineering, microelectronics, materials processing, and space exploration.

Advanced engineering mathematics with MATLAB, 4th Ed.

Recommended by: Prof. John Michael Constantino (ES 201)

Authors Dean G. Duffy
Place of Publication Boca Raton
Date of Publication [2017]
Publisher CRC Press

Advanced Engineering Mathematics with MATLAB, Fourth Edition builds upon three successful previous editions. It is written for today’s STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) student. Three assumptions under lie its structure: (1) All students need a firm grasp of the traditional disciplines of ordinary and partial differential equations, vector calculus and linear algebra. (2) The modern student must have a strong foundation in transform methods because they provide the mathematical basis for electrical and communication studies. (3) The biological revolution requires an understanding of stochastic (random) processes. The chapter on Complex Variables, positioned as the first chapter in previous editions, is now moved to Chapter 10. The author employs MATLAB to reinforce concepts and solve problems that require heavy computation. Along with several updates and changes from the third edition, the text continues to evolve to meet the needs of today’s instructors and students.


An enduring quest : the story of Purdue industrial engineers

Donated by: Dr. Aura C. Matias

Author Ferd Leimkuhler
Place of Publication West Lafayette, Indiana
Date of Publication [2009]
Publisher Purdue University Press

The process of industrialization that began over two hundred years ago is continuing to change the way people work and live, and doing it very rapidly, in places like China and India. At the forefront of this movement is the profession of industrial engineering that develops and applies the technology that drives industrialization. This book describes how industrial engineering evolved over the past two centuries developing methods and principles for the planning, design, and control of production and service systems. The story focuses on the growth of the discipline at Purdue University where it helped shape the university itself and made substantial contributions to the industrialization of America and the world. The story includes colorful and creative people like Frank and Lillian Gilbreth of Cheaper by the Dozen fame. Lillian was the first lady of American engineering as well a founder of Purdue’s Industrial Engineering.

Advances in ergonomics in manufacturing

Donated by: Dr. Aura C. Matias (IE 160, 161)

Editors Stefan Trzcielinski and Waldemar Karwowski
Place of Publication Boca Raton, Fla.
Date of Publication 2013
Publisher CRC Press

Meeting the needs of the manufacturing and service sectors of contemporary industry, this volume is concerned with the human factors, ergonomics, and safety issues related to the design of products, processes, and systems, as well as the operation and management of business enterprises. This book will be of special value to researchers and practitioners involved in the design of products, processes, systems, and services, which are marketed and utilized by a variety of organizations around the world.

2017 ASHRAE handbook : fundamentals

Donated by: Mr. Augusto Lucero

Place of Publication Atlanta, GA
Date of Publication [2017]
Publisher ASHRAE

The 2017 ASHRAE Handbook–Fundamentals covers basic principles and data used in the HVAC&R industry. Its more than 1,000 pages cover basic principles such as thermodynamics, psychrometrics, and heat transfer, and provide practical guidance on building envelope, indoor environmental quality, load calculations, duct and piping system design, refrigerants, energy resources, sustainability, and more. An accompanying CD-ROM contains all the volume’s chapters in both I-P and SI units.

Each chapter has been reviewed by the hundreds of industry experts on ASHRAE Technical Committees, who update chapters to cover current requirements, technology, and design practice. This expert review and revision sets the ASHRAE Handbook apart from other references.

The 2017 edition includes a new chapter–Chapter 36, Moisture Management in Buildings, which presents data on indoor vapor release and measured indoor/outdoor vapor pressure/concentration differences, and discusses moisture sources and sinks that can reduce materials’ durability, as well as the negative effects of insufficient or excessive indoor relative humidity.

Incompressible fluid dynamics

Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

Author J. N. Hunt
Place of Publication London
Date of Publication 1964
Publisher Longmans, Green and Co Ltd

The book includes the following chapters:

  • The Navier-Stokes Equations
  • Laminar Boundary Layers
  • Approximate Methods for Steady Laminar Boundary Layers
  • Unsteady Laminar Boundary Layers
  • Hydrodynamic Instability
  • Turbulence
  • Turbulent Shear Flows

2016 ASHRAE handbook : heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning systems and equipment

Donated by: Mr. Augusto Lucero

Place of Publication Atlanta, GA
Date of Publication [2016]
Publisher ASHRAE

The 2016 ASHRAE Handbook–HVAC Systems and Equipment discusses various systems and the equipment (components or assemblies) they comprise, and describes features and differences. This information helps system designers and operators in selecting and using equipment. An accompanying CD-ROM contains all the volume’s chapters in both I-P and SI units.

Building a culture of science in the Philippines : proceedings of the 2007 NAST round table discussions

Donated by: Dr. Aura C. Matias

Editor Evelyn Mae Tecson-Mendoza
Place of Publication Philippines
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher National Academy of Science and Technology

The National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) Philippines is the premier advisory and recognition body in the country in science and technology. One of the primary and continuing concerns of the Academy is the development and improvement of science culture that recognizes the ways of thought, findings and limitations of science. It must also develop and recognize the scientific capability of persons and institutions that will further contribute to the growth of science and technology.

On 11-12 July 2007, the NAST held its 29th Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) around the theme A Progressive Philippines Anchored on Science: Building a Culture of Science in the Philippines. In preparation for this event, the Chemical, Mathematical and Physical Sciences Division of the Academy, lead division for the 2007 ASM, organized four round table discussions which gathered stakeholders in the discussion of issues and concerns relevant to the theme. This volume reports on the discussion and analysis of many collaborative initiatives, programs and projects of academe, private sector, government, NGOs, and foreign governments that address issues on the improvement of science and mathematics education and development of scientific capability in the country.

Included in this volume is a report on a multi-sponsored pilot study in Laguna, an immediate response to the call for all of us who can and are able to contribute to efforts in improving science and math towards building a culture of science in the country.

This book will hopefully serve as a rich source of baseline information on these efforts and guide is in the arduous road to a progressive Philippines anchored on science.

Basics of occupational health and safety : guidebook for practitioners and industries

Donated by: Dr. Aura C. Matias

Author Jinky Leilanie Del Prado-Lu
Place of Publication Quezon City
Date of Publication c2011
Publisher University of the Philippines Press

Basics of Occupational Health and Safety outlines the basic elements of implementing occupational health and safety programs in various types of industries–manufacturing, service, agriculture, mining, construction, small enterprises, among others. The solutions offered to address hazard and safety issues are exhaustive, technical, and practical, as well as cost-effective for management, and beneficial for workers.

The book provides practitioners and managers valuable knowledge and skills to deal with work hazards and engage in social corporate responsibility toward their workers and the environment. At the same time, workers are given a basic understanding of their occupational health and safety rights, and practical tips on how to deal with unsafe and unhealthy work environments.

Engineering mechanics: statics

Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

Author Irving H. Shames
Place of Publication Englewood CLiffs, N.J.
Date of Publication [1958-1960]
Publisher Prentice-Hall

The book contains the following chapters:

  • Fundamentals of Mechanics
  • Elements of Vector Algebra
  • Important Vector Quantities
  • Equivalent Force Systems
  • Equations of Equilibrium
  • Introduction to Structural Mechanics
  • Frictional Forces
  • Properties of Surfaces
  • Introduction to Continuum Mechanics
  • Introduction to Variational Mechanics

Engineering mechanics: dynamics

Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

Author Irving H. Shames
Place of Publication Englewood CLiffs, N.J.
Date of Publication [1958-1960]
Publisher Prentice-Hall

The book contains the following chapters:

  • Elements of Kinematics
  • Integration of Newton’s Law for Rectilinear Translation
  • Central-Force Motiom
  • General Motion of a Particle
  • Energy Methods
  • Methods of Momentum
  • The Inertia Tensor
  • The Euler’s Equations of Motion
  • Energy Considerations for Rigid Bodies
  • Motion of a Body about a Fixed Point
  • Momentum Equations for Deformable Media

Introduction to mathematical fluid dynamics

Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

Author Richard E. Meyer
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication 1982
Publisher Dover Publications

Fluid dynamics, the behavior of liquids and gases, is a field of broad impact — in physics, engineering, oceanography, and meteorology for example — yet full understanding demands fluency in higher mathematics, the only language fluid dynamics speaks. Dr. Richard Meyer’s work is indeed introductory, while written for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in applied mathematics, engineering, and the physical sciences. A knowledge of calculus and vector analysis is presupposed.
The author develops basic concepts from a semi-axiomatic foundation, noting that “for mathematics students such a treatment helps to dispel the all too common impression that the whole subject is built on a quicksand of assorted intuitions.” Contents include:

  • Kinematics: Lagrangian and Eulerian descriptions, Circulation and Vorticity.
  • Momentum Principle and Ideal Fluid: Conservation examples, Euler equations, D’Alembert’s and Kelvin’s theorems.
  • Newtonian Fluid: Constitutive and Kinetic theories, exact solutions.
  • Fluids of Small Viscosity: Singular Perturbation, Boundary Layers.
  • Some Aspects of Rotating Fluids: Rossby number, Ekman layer, Taylor-Proudman Blocking.
  • Some Effects of Compressibility: Thermodynamics, Waves, Shock relations and structure, Navier-Stokes equations.

Dr. Meyer writes, “This core of our knowledge concerns the relation between inviscid and viscous fluids, and the bulk of this book is devoted to a discussion of that relation.”

LATEX : a document preparation system : user’s guide and reference manual, 2nd Ed.

Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

Author Leslie Lamport
Place of Publication Reading, Mass.
Date of Publication c1994
Publisher Addison-Wesley

LaTex is a software system for typesetting documents. Because it is especially good for technical documents and is available for almost any computer system, LaTex has become a lingua franca of the scientific world. Researchers, educators, and students in universities, as well as scientists in industry, use LaTex to produce professionally formatted papers, proposals, and books. They also use LaTex input to communicate information electronically to their colleagues around the world. With the release of LaTex 2[subscript epsilon], the new standard version, LaTex has become even more powerful. Among its new features are an improved method for handling different styles of type, and commands for including graphics and producing colors. LaTex 2[subscript epsilon] makes available to all LaTex users valuable enhancements to the software that have been developed over the years by users in many different places to satisfy a variety of needs. This book, written by the original architect and implementer of LaTex is both the user’s guide and the reference manual for the software. It has been updated to reflect the changes in the new release. The book begins with instructions for formatting simpler text, and progressively describes commands and techniques for handling larger and more complicated documents. A separate chapter explains how to deal with errors. An added appendix describes what is new and different in LaTex 2[subscript epsilon]. Other additions to the second edition include descriptions of new commands for inserting pictures prepared with other programs and for producing colored output; new sections on how to make books and slides; instructions for making an index with the MakeIndexprogram, and an updated guide to preparing a bibliography with the BibTex program; plus a section on how to send your LaTex documents electronically. Users new to LaTex will find here a book that has earned worldwide praise as a model for clear, concise, and practical documentation.

An introduction to fluid dynamics

Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

Author F. J. Bayley
Place of Publication London
Date of Publication [1958]
Publisher George Allen & Unwin Ltd.

This book is intended as a text to accompany undergraduate courses in Fluid Mechanics as the subject appears in engineering curricula. It presents the principles of the subject and takes the reader to the point at which he himself may begin to specialize in the practical aspects of fluid mechanics. The book is concerned mainly with the study of fluids in motion, but problems with fluids at rest are also included. The text includes dimensional analysis, the effects of viscosity, losses in pipes, flow in open channels and over immersed bodies.

Structure of the earth

Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

Author Sydney P. Clark, Jr.
Place of Publication Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
Date of Publication [1971]
Publisher Prentice-Hall

The book contains the following chapters:

  • Geologic Structures
  • The Earth’s magnetic field
  • Plate tectonics
  • Seismology
  • The constitution of the Earth from seismic evidence
  • The Earth’s gravity field
  • Heat flow and the temperatures in the Earth

Dynamics of nonhomogeneous fluids

Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

Author Chia-Shun Yih
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication [1965]
Publisher Macmillan Company

The book includes the following:

  • Waves of small amplitudes
  • Steady flows of finite amplitude
  • Hydrodynamic stability
  • Flows in porous media
  • Analogy between gravitation and accelaration

Principles of turbomachinery

Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

Author R. K. Turton
Place of Publication London
Date of Publication [1984]
Publisher E. & F. N. Spon

Pumps, fans, compressors and turbines are essential components in all engineering complexes. This book explains the basic fluid mechanics and thermodynamics underlying their design in a clear and uncomplicated way, with many examples and worked examples. It deals thoroughly with problems such as cavitation, refers to computer-based exercises wherever possible and provides up-to-date information on rapid advances currently being made in analysis and performance control.

Fluid mechanics, 6th Ed.

Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

Authors Victor L. Streeter, E. Benjamin Wylie
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication [1975]
Publisher McGraw-Hill Kogakusha, Ltd.

The book includes the following chapters:

  • Fluid Properties and Definitions
  • Fluid Statics
  • Fluid-Flow Concepts and Basic Equations
  • Dimensional Analysis and Dynamic Similitude
  • Viscous Effects: Fluid Resistance
  • Compressible Flow
  • Ideal-Fluid Flow
  • Fluid Measurement
  • Turbomachinery
  • Steady Closed-Conduit Flow
  • Steady Flow in Open Channels
  • Unsteady Flow
  • Open-Channel Flow

Fluid mechanics

Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

Author Victor L. Streeter, E. Benjamin Wylie
Place of Publication Auckland
Date of Publication 1983
Publisher McGraw-Hill

This text on intermediate fluids is aimed at the civil, agricultural and oceanography markets. It gives a grounding in fluid mechanics, including systematic and parallel development of the equations of fluid mechanics in integral and differential form. There is also extensive coverage of free surface flow. The book’s applications are directed at shallow-water hydraulics, oceanography and wave mechanics, circulation in large bodies of water and transport. Examples, problems and historical notes are also included.

Apr 4


Advanced power electronics converters : PWM converters processing AC voltages

Recommending faculty: Prof. Michael Bayona, (EE 221, EE 228)

Authors Euzeli Cipriano dos Santos Jr., Edison Roberto Cabral da Silva
Place of Publication Hoboken, New Jersey
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Inc.

This proceedings consists of selected papers presented at the International Conference on Computer Science and Technology (CST2016), which was successfully held in Shenzhen, China during January 8-10, 2016.

This book covers power electronics, in depth, by presenting the basic principles and application details, which can be used both as a textbook and reference book.

  • Introduces a new method to present power electronics converters called Power Blocks Geometry (PBG)
  • Applicable for courses focusing on power electronics, power electronics converters, and advanced power converters
  • Offers a comprehensive set of simulation results to help understand the circuits presented throughout the book

Applied state estimation and association

Recommending faculty: Prof. Michael Bayona, (EEE 25, EE 214, EE 374)

Authors Chaw-Bing Chang and Keh-Ping Dunn
Place of Publication Cambridge, Massachusetts
Date of Publication [2016]
Publisher MIT Press

A rigorous introduction to the theory and applications of state estimation and association, an important area in aerospace, electronics, and defense industries.

Applied state estimation and association is an important area for practicing engineers in aerospace, electronics, and defense industries, used in such tasks as signal processing, tracking, and navigation. This book offers a rigorous introduction to both theory and application of state estimation and association. It takes a unified approach to problem formulation and solution development that helps students and junior engineers build a sound theoretical foundation for their work and develop skills and tools for practical applications.

Chapters 1 through 6 focus on solving the problem of estimation with a single sensor observing a single object, and cover such topics as parameter estimation, state estimation for linear and nonlinear systems, and multiple model estimation algorithms. Chapters 7 through 10 expand the discussion to consider multiple sensors and multiple objects. The book can be used in a first-year graduate course in control or system engineering or as a reference for professionals. Each chapter ends with problems that will help readers to develop derivation skills that can be applied to new problems and to build computer models that offer a useful set of tools for problem solving. Readers must be familiar with state-variable representation of systems and basic probability theory including random and stochastic processes.

Design of rotating electrical machines, Second edition

Recommending faculty: Dr. Jordan Rel Orillaza, (EEE 43)

Authors Juha Pyrhönen, Tapani Jokinen, Valéria Hrabovcová
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Date of Publication 2014
Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

In one complete volume, this essential reference presents an in-depth overview of the theoretical principles and techniques of electrical machine design. This timely new edition offers up-to-date theory and guidelines for the design of electrical machines, taking into account recent advances in permanent magnet machines as well as synchronous reluctance machines.

New coverage includes:

  • Brand new material on the ecological impact of the motors, covering the eco-design principles of rotating electrical machines
  • An expanded section on the design of permanent magnet synchronous machines, now reporting on the design of tooth-coil, high-torque permanent magnet machines and their properties
  • Large updates and new material on synchronous reluctance machines, air-gap inductance, losses in and resistivity of permanent magnets (PM), operating point of loaded PM circuit, PM machine design, and minimizing the losses in electrical machines
  • End-of-chapter exercises and new direct design examples with methods and solutions to real design problems>
  • A supplementary website hosts two machine design examples created with MATHCAD: rotor surface magnet permanent magnet machine and squirrel cage induction machine calculations. Also a MATLAB code for optimizing the design of an induction motor is provided

Outlining a step-by-step sequence of machine design, this book enables electrical machine designers to design rotating electrical machines. With a thorough treatment of all existing and emerging technologies in the field, it is a useful manual for professionals working in the diagnosis of electrical machines and drives. A rigorous introduction to the theoretical principles and techniques makes the book invaluable to senior electrical engineering students, postgraduates, researchers and university lecturers involved in electrical drives technology and electromechanical energy conversion.

Digital logic and microprocessor design with interfacing, 2nd edition

Recommending faculty: Prof. Michael Bayona, (EEE 21, EEE 105, CoE 115)

Author Enoch O. Hwang.
Place of Publication Boston, MA
Date of Publication [2018]
Publisher Cengage Learning

Provide a solid foundation for designing digital logic circuits using DIGITAL LOGIC AND MICROPROCESSOR DESIGN WITH INTERFACING, 2E. This unique approach combines the use of logic principles and the building of individual components to create data paths and control units so students can build dedicated custom microprocessors and general-purpose microprocessors. Students design simple microprocessors, implement them in real hardware, and interface them to actual devices.

Digital control of high-frequency switched-mode power converters

Recommending faculty: Prof. Michael Bayona, (EE 121, EE 228)

Authors Luca Corradini [and three others]
Place of Publication Hoboken, New Jersey
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher IEEE/John Wiley & Sons,Inc.

This book is focused on the fundamental aspects of analysis, modeling and design of digital control loops around high-frequency switched-mode power converters in a systematic and rigorous manner

  • Comprehensive treatment of digital control theory for power converters
  • Verilog and VHDL sample codes are provided
  • Enables readers to successfully analyze, model, design, and implement voltage, current, or multi-loop digital feedback loops around switched-mode power converters
  • Practical examples are used throughout the book to illustrate applications of the techniques developed
  • Matlab examples are also provided

Electrical transformers and rotating machines, Fourth edition

Recommending faculty: Dr. Michael Angelo Pedrasa, (EEE 43)

Author Stephen L. Herman
Place of Publication Boston, MA
Date of Publication [2017]
Publisher Cengage Learning

Written specifically for future electricians, ELECTRICAL TRANSFORMERS AND ROTATING MACHINES, 4e delivers comprehensive coverage that reflects real-world practice. Extremely student friendly, the book uses common language in a format that is easy to understand. Offering the ideal blend of theory and hands-on applications, it integrates experiments throughout — enabling you to put what you learn into practice. In addition, insightful schematics and illustrations ensure your thorough understanding of key concepts.

Energy audits and improvements for commercial buildings

Recommending faculty: Dr. Michael Angelo Pedrasa, (EE 158, EE 197)

Author Ian M. Shapiro
Place of Publication Hoboken, New Jersey
Date of Publication [2016]
Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

The Intuitive Guide to Energy Efficiency and Building Improvements

Energy Audits and Improvements for Commercial Buildings provides a comprehensive guide to delivering deep and measurable energy savings and carbon emission reductions in buildings. Author Ian M. Shapiro has prepared, supervised, and reviewed over 1,000 energy audits in all types of commercial facilities, and led energy improvement projects for many more. In this book, he merges real-world experience with the latest standards and practices to help energy managers and energy auditors transform energy use in the buildings they serve, and indeed to transform their buildings.

  • Set and reach energy reduction goals, carbon reduction goals, and sustainability goals
  • Dramatically improve efficiency of heating, cooling, lighting, ventilation, water and other building systems
  • Include the building envelope as a major factor in energy use and improvements
  • Use the latest tools for more thorough analysis and reporting, while avoiding common mistakes
  • Get up to date on current improvements and best practices, including management of energy improvements, from single buildings to large building portfolios, as well as government and utility programs

Photographs and drawings throughout illustrate essential procedures and improvement opportunities. For any professional interested in efficient commercial buildings large and small, Energy Audits and Improvements for Commercial Buildings provides an accessible, complete, improvement-focused reference.

Energy economics : markets, history and policy

Recommending faculty: Dr. Michael Angelo Pedrasa, (EE 197)

Author Roy L. Neresian
Place of Publication London
Date of Publication 2016
Publisher Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group

Three quarters of our current electricity usage and transport methods are derived from fossil fuels and yet within two centuries these resources will dry up. Energy Economics covers the role of each fossil and renewable energy source in today’s world, providing the information and tools that will enable students to understand the finite nature of fossil fuels and the alternative solutions that are available.

This textbook provides detailed examinations of key energy sources – both fossil fuels and renewables including oil, coal, solar, and wind power – and summarises how the current economics of energy evolved. Subsequent chapters explore issues around policy, technology and the possible future for each type of energy. In addition to this, readers are introduced to controversial topics including fracking and global warming in dedicated chapters on climate change and sustainability.

Each chapter concludes with a series of tasks, providing example problems and projects in order to further explore the proposed issues. An accompanying companion website contains extensive additional material on the history of the major types of fuel as well as technical material relating to oil exploration, the development of solar power and historical environmental legislation.

This textbook is an essential text for those who study energy economics, resource economics or energy policy.

Introduction to econometrics, Fifth edition

Recommending faculty: Dr. Michael Angelo Pedrasa, (EE 214, EEE 25)

Author Christopher Dougherty
Place of Publication Oxford
Date of Publication [2017]
Publisher Oxford University Press

Retaining the student-friendly approach of previous editions, Introduction to Econometrics, Fifth Edition, uses clear and simple mathematics notation and step-by step explanations of mathematical proofs to help students thoroughly grasp the subject. Extensive exercises throughout build students’ confidence and provide them with hands-on practice in applying techniques.

The fifth edition features a comprehensive revision guide to all the essential statistical concepts needed to study econometrics, additional Monte Carlo simulations, new summaries, and non-technical introductions to more advanced topics at the end of chapters.

This book is supported by an Online Resource Centre, which includes:

For lecturers:

  •  Instructor’s manual for the text and data sets, detailing the exercises and their solutions
  • Customizable PowerPoint slides

For students:

  •  Data sets referred to in the book
  • A comprehensive study guide offers students the opportunity to gain experience with econometrics through practice with exercises
  • Software manual
  • PowerPoint slides with explanations

Machine learning : a Bayesian and optimization perspective

Recommending faculty: Dr. Michael Angelo Pedrasa, (CoE 197/198, EE 197/198, ECE 197/197)

Author Sergios Theodoridis
Place of Publication London, UK
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher Elsevier/Academic Press

This tutorial text gives a unifying perspective on machine learning by covering both probabilistic and deterministic approaches -which are based on optimization techniques – together with the Bayesian inference approach, whose essence lies in the use of a hierarchy of probabilistic models. The book presents the major machine learning methods as they have been developed in different disciplines, such as statistics, statistical and adaptive signal processing and computer science. Focusing on the physical reasoning behind the mathematics, all the various methods and techniques are explained in depth, supported by examples and problems, giving an invaluable resource to the student and researcher for understanding and applying machine learning concepts.

The book builds carefully from the basic classical methods to the most recent trends, with chapters written to be as self-contained as possible, making the text suitable for different courses: pattern recognition, statistical/adaptive signal processing, statistical/Bayesian learning, as well as short courses on sparse modeling, deep learning, and probabilistic graphical models.

  • All major classical techniques: Mean/Least-Squares regression and filtering, Kalman filtering, stochastic approximation and online learning, Bayesian classification, decision trees, logistic regression and boosting methods.
  • The latest trends: Sparsity, convex analysis and optimization, online distributed algorithms, learning in RKH spaces, Bayesian inference, graphical and hidden Markov models, particle filtering, deep learning, dictionary learning and latent variables modeling.
  • Case studies – protein folding prediction, optical character recognition, text authorship identification, fMRI data analysis, change point detection, hyperspectral image unmixing, target localization, channel equalization and echo cancellation, show how the theory can be applied.
  • MATLAB code for all the main algorithms are available on an accompanying website, enabling the reader to experiment with the code.

Microwave engineering of materials : from mesoscale to nanoscale

Recommending faculty: Prof. Michael Bayona, (EE 298)

Editor Erwann Guénin
Place of Publication Singapore
Date of Publication [2016]
Publisher Pan Stanford Publishing Pte. Ltd.

The use of microwaves has gradually democratized itself in several scientific areas and is now a common methodology in domains as different as chemistry, protein digestion, mining, and metallurgy. Materials chemistry is one field where microwave irradiation technologies are being studied. In recent years, development of nanotechnologies has increased the interest of materials scientists in these new technologies. Microwave methodologies are now routinely used in several areas of materials science, and new advances are ongoing.

This book presents recent improvements in microwave engineering of materials and nanomaterials, interactions of microwave chemistry with materials, and advances in microwave technologies in several domains such as polymer synthesis and modification, processing of various materials (ceramics, glasses, metallic alloys, zeolites), and synthesis and functionalization of diverse nanomaterials (carbon nanotubes, MOF semiconductors, inorganic nanoparticles). The book will be of interest to all students and researchers in materials science and nanosciences who want to discover or increase their knowledge of microwave technology.

Modeling and optimization of parallel and distributed embedded systems

Recommending faculty: Prof. Michael Bayona, (EE 260/261/268)

Authors Arslan Munir, Ann Gordon-Ross, Sanjay Ranka
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Date of Publication 2016
Publisher Wiley/IEEE Press

This book introduces the state-of-the-art in research in parallel and distributed embedded systems, which have been enabled by developments in silicon technology, micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS), wireless communications, computer networking, and digital electronics. These systems have diverse applications in domains including military and defense, medical, automotive, and unmanned autonomous vehicles.

The emphasis of the book is on the modeling and optimization of emerging parallel and distributed embedded systems in relation to the three key design metrics of performance, power and dependability.

Key features:

  • Includes an embedded wireless sensor networks case study to help illustrate the modeling and optimization of distributed embedded systems.
  • Provides an analysis of multi-core/many-core based embedded systems to explain the modeling and optimization of parallel embedded systems.
  • Features an application metrics estimation model; Markov modeling for fault tolerance and analysis; and queueing theoretic modeling for performance evaluation.
  • Discusses optimization approaches for distributed wireless sensor networks; high-performance and energy-efficient techniques at the architecture, middleware and software levels for parallel multicore-based embedded systems; and dynamic optimization methodologies.
  • Highlights research challenges and future research directions.

The book is primarily aimed at researchers in embedded systems; however, it will also serve as an invaluable reference to senior undergraduate and graduate students with an interest in embedded systems research.

Power system transient analysis : theory and practice using simulation programs (ATP-EMTP)

Recommending faculty: Prof. Michael Bayona, (EE 151/152)

Authors Eiichi Haginomori [and three others]
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Date of Publication 2016
Publisher Elsevier/Academic Press

Understanding transient phenomena in electric power systems and the harmful impact of resulting disturbances is an important aspect of power system operation and resilience. Bridging the gap from theory to practice, this guide introduces the fundamentals of transient phenomena affecting electric power systems using the numerical analysis tools, Alternative Transients Program- Electromagnetic Transients Program (ATP-EMTP) and ATP-DRAW. This technology is widely-applied to recognize and solve transient problems in power networks and components giving readers a highly practical and relevant perspective and the skills to analyse new transient phenomena encountered in the field.

Key features:

    • Introduces novice engineers to transient phenomena using commonplace tools and models as well as background theory to link theory to practice.
    • Develops analysis skills using the ATP-EMTP program, which is widely used in the electric power industry.
    • Comprehensive coverage of recent developments such as HVDC power electronics with several case studies and their practical results.
    • Provides extensive practical examples with over 150 data files for analysing transient phenomena and real life practical examples via a companion website.

Written by experts with deep experience in research, teaching and industry, this text defines transient phenomena in an electric power system and introduces a professional transient analysis tool with real examples to novice engineers in the electric power system industry. It also offers instruction for graduates studying all aspects of power systems.

Thermoelectrics : design and materials

Recommending faculty: Prof. Michael Bayona, (EE 197)

Author HoSung Lee
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Date of Publication [2016]
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Ltd

A comprehensive guide to the basic principles of thermoelectrics

Thermoelectrics plays an important role in energy conversion and electronic temperature control. The book comprehensively covers the basic physical principles of thermoelectrics as well as recent developments and design strategies of materials and devices.

The book is divided into two sections: the first section is concerned with design and begins with an introduction to the fast developing and multidisciplinary field of thermoelectrics. This section also covers thermoelectric generators and coolers (refrigerators) before examining optimal design with dimensional analysis. A number of applications are considered, including solar thermoelectric generators, thermoelectric air conditioners and refrigerators, thermoelectric coolers for electronic devices, thermoelectric compact heat exchangers, and biomedical thermoelectric energy harvesting systems. The second section focuses on materials, and covers the physics of electrons and phonons, theoretical modeling of thermoelectric transport properties, thermoelectric materials, and nanostructures.

Key features:

  • Provides an introduction to a fast developing and interdisciplinary field.
  • Includes detailed, fundamental theories.
  • Offers a platform for advanced study.

Thermoelectrics: Design and Materials is a comprehensive reference ideal for engineering students, as well as researchers and practitioners working in thermodynamics.

Fundamentals of sound and vibration, Second edition

Recommending faculty: Prof. Michael Bayona (EEE)

Editors Frank Fahy and David Thompson
Place of Publication Boca Raton
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher CRC Press/Taylor & Francis Group

This Second Edition of Fundamentals of Sound and Vibration covers the physical, mathematical and technical foundations of sound and vibration at audio frequencies. It presents Acoustics, vibration, and the associated signal processing at a level suitable for graduate students or practicing engineers with having no prior formal training in the field.

The book is a coherent textbook based on the first semester of the master’s program in Sound and Vibration Studies at the internationally acclaimed Institute of Sound and Vibration Research at the University of Southampton.

New in the Second Edition:

The latest edition has been extensively revised and updated, with a new introductory chapter and new chapters on the measurement of sound and vibration. Other chapters include fundamentals of acoustics, fundamentals of vibration, signal processing, noise control, human response to sound and human response to vibration; many of these have been substantially revised. Example problems and answers for self-study are included.

The revised text:

  • Offers a brief summary on the importance of sound and vibration
  • Considers the vibration of mechanical structures, ranging from simple SDOF models to continuous systems
  • Highlights the aspects of signal processing commonly used for data analysis
  • Addresses engineering noise control, and more

Fundamentals of Sound and Vibration, Second Edition provides you with broad coverage of sound, vibration and signal processing in a single volume, and serves as a reference for both graduate students and practicing engineers

Digital signal and image processing using MATLAB, Revised and updated 2nd edition

Recommending faculty: Prof. Michael Bayona, (CoE 121/123, EE 274)

Authors Gérard Blanchet, Maurice Charbit
Place of Publication London, UK
Date of Publication 2015
Publisher Elsevier/Academic Press

The most important theoretical aspects of Image and Signal Processing (ISP) for both deterministic and random signals, the theory being supported by exercises and computer simulations relating to real applications.

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. Following on from the first volume, this second installation takes a more practical stance, providing readers with the applications of ISP.

Power grid operation in a market environment : economic efficiency and risk mitigation

Recommending faculty: Prof. Michael Bayona, (EE 151/197/298)

Editor Hong Chen
Place of Publication Hoboken, New Jersey
Date of Publication [2017]
Publisher IEEE Press/Wiley

Covers the latest practices, challenges and theoretical advancements in the domain of balancing economic efficiency and operation risk mitigation

This book examines both system operation and market operation perspectives, focusing on the interaction between the two. It incorporates up-to-date field experiences, presents challenges, and summarizes the latest theoretic advancements to address those challenges. The book is divided into four parts. The first part deals with the fundamentals of integrated system and market operations, including market power mitigation, market efficiency evaluation, and the implications of operation practices in energy markets. The second part discusses developing technologies to strengthen the use of the grid in energy markets. System volatility and economic impact introduced by the intermittency of wind and solar generation are also addressed. The third part focuses on stochastic applications, exploring new approaches of handling uncertainty in Security Constrained Unit Commitment (SCUC) as well as the reserves needed for power system operation. The fourth part provides ongoing efforts of utilizing transmission facilities to improve market efficiency, via transmission topology control, transmission switching, transmission outage scheduling, and advanced transmission technologies. Besides the state-of-the-art review and discussion on the domain of balancing economic efficiency and operation risk mitigation, this book:

  • Describes a new approach for mass market demand response management, and introduces new criteria to improve system performance with large scale variable generation additions
  • Reviews mathematic models and solution methods of SCUC to help address challenges posed by increased operational uncertainties with high-penetration of renewable resources
  • Presents a planning framework to account for the value of operational flexibility in transmission planning and to provide market mechanism for risk sharing
  • Power Grid Operations in a Market Environment: Economic Efficiency and Risk Mitigation is a timely reference for power engineers and researchers, electricity market traders and analysts, and market designers.

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Regional frequency analysis : an approach based on L-moments

Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

Authors J. R. M. Hosking and J. R. Wallis
Place of Publication Cambridge
Date of Publication 1997
Publisher Cambridge University Press

Extreme environmental events, such as floods, droughts, rainstorms, and high winds, have severe consequences for human society. Regional frequency analysis helps to solve the problem of estimating the frequency of these rare events at one site by using data from several sites. This book is the first complete account of the L-moment approach to regional frequency analysis. Regional Frequency Analysis comprehensively describes the theoretical background to the subject, is rich in practical advice for users, and contains detailed examples that illustrate the approach. This book will be of great value to hydrologists, atmospheric scientists and civil engineers, concerned with environmental extremes.

Synthetic streamflows

Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

Authors Myron B. Fiering, Barbara B. Jackson
Place of Publication Washington, D. C.
Date of Publication [1971]
Publisher American Geophysical Union

Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Water Resources Monograph Series, Volume 1.

This monograph contains virtually no mathematical derivations and little statistical theory, but a large number of formulas, examples, and their phenomenological justification. Moreover, many references are cited so that interested readers can locate some of the missing details and study them from their source documents. The purpose of this monograph is to summarize many of the proposals for generating synthetic streamflows, to present numerical calculations that show the step-by-step calculations, and to offer proposals for their application in a variety of hydrologic engineering problems. This monograph is the first of a series of monographs emphasizing procedural aspects of hydrologic analysis.

Elements of geographical hydrology

Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

Author Brian Knapp
Place of Publication London
Date of Publication 1979
Publisher Allen & Unwin

This is a concise introduction to principles and applications of hydrology in a geographical context. It uses a wealth of fully illustrated examples to relate theory to the real geographical problems associated with a subject central to our understanding of the natural environment and the use we make of it.

Whilst hydrology and the study of water resources have been established for sometime as topics for advanced study, they have been introduced into A-level syllabuses only recently. Elements of Geographical Hydrology is one of the first books aiming to serve the specific requirements at this level. It provides a sound introduction to the theory and principles of hydrology and illustrates them by means of examples. It then proceeds to show the relevance of hydrology to several important aspects of geography, namely: soil studies, hillslope development, and water resource management. It relies throughout on detailed examples, an approach which should enliven the subject and provide substantial material to bring home its realities and reinforce the reader’s understanding.

The book is fully illustrated with many line drawings and photographs, all of which are closely linked with the text. It offers opportunities for the reader to test his or her understanding of the subject by means of problem exercises. A selected and annotated list of further reading indicates the most useful and accessible sources of more comprehensive and advanced material.

Field hydrology in tropical countries : a practical introduction

Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

Author Henry Gunston
Place of Publication London, UK
Date of Publication 1998
Publisher Intermediate Technology Publications

Making hydrological measurements in the field is an essential part of waterresources planning and management. This book is an introduction to thepractical skills and knowledge required to take measurements and to manage data collection programmes. The author draws on 30 years of experience of working in tropical countries, based with the Institute of Hydrology at Wallingford, UK. After describing the general principles of working with observers, teams and road vehicles in the remote areas of tropical countries (and how to avoid some of the pitfalls) the author discusses in detail various methods of measuring rainfall, streamflow and evaporation.

Hydrology of moist tropical forests and effects of conversion : a state of knowledge review

Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

Author L.A. Bruijnzeel
Place of Publication Paris
Date of Publication 1990
Publisher National Committee of the Netherlands for the International Hydrological Programme of Unesco

Abstract: Following a brief introduction, 4 chapters describe: The hydrological cycle in moist tropical forests (precipitation, throughfall and stemflow, evapotranspiration, interception, andtranspiration); Nutrient input-output budgets (methodology, patterns for calcium, magnesium,potassium, phosphorus and nitrogen); Hydrological impacts of (de) forestation (effects onrainfall, water yield, streamflow, and sediment production); and Hydrochemical and soilchemical responses to (de) forestation (low-, medium-and high-intensity disturbances-

Hydrological drought : processes and estimation methods for streamflow and groundwater

Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson)

Editors Lena M. Tallaksen, Henny A.J. Van Lanen
Place of Publication Amsterdam
Date of Publication 2004
Publisher Elsevier

Hydrological drought is a textbook for university students, practicing hydrologists and researchers. The main scope of this book is to provide the reader with a comprehensive review of processes and estimation methods for streamflow and groundwater drought. It includes a qualitative conceptual understanding of drought features and processes, a detailed presentation of estimation methods and tools, practical examples and key aspects of operational practice.

The methods are demonstrated using sample data sets and tools that are provided on the accompanying CD. The drought phenomenon and its diversity across the world are illustrated using a global set of daily streamflow series, whereas regional and local aspects of drought are studied using a combination of hydrological time series and catchment information. The book concludes with human impacts, ecological issues and examples of procedures for designing and operating water resources schemes. The majority of the examples are taken from regions where the rivers run most of the year. The material presented ranges from well established knowledge and analyzing methods to recent developments in drought research. Its nature varies accordingly, from a more traditional textbook with its clear overview to that of a research paper, which introduces new approaches and methodologies for drought analysis.

Plant design and economics for chemical engineers

Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

Author Max S. Peters
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication 1958
Publisher McGraw-Hill

The principles involved in the design of chemical plants and equipment are an essential part of chemical engineering.  An understanding of these principles is a prerequisite for any successful chemical engineer, no matter whether his final position is in direct design work or in production, administration, sales, research, developent, or any other related field.

The expression plant design immediately connotes industrial applications; consequently, the dollar sign must always be in mind when carrying out the design of a plant.  The theoretical aspects are important, of course; but, in the final analysis, the answer to the question “We will realize a profit from this venture?” almost always determines the true value of the design.  The chemical engineer, therefore, should consider plant design and applied economics as one combined subject.

The purpose of this book is to present economic and design principles as applied in chemical engineering processes and operations.  No attempt is made to train the reader as a skilled economist, and, obviously, it would be impossible to present all the possible ramifications involved in the multitude of different plant designs.  Instead, the goal has been to give a clear concept of the important principles and general methods.  The subject matter and manner of presentation are such that the book should be value to advanced chemical engineering undergraduates, graduate students, and practicing engineers.  The information should also be of interest to administrators, operation supervisors, and research or development workers in the process industries.

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Nonlinear regression modeling for engineering applications : modeling, model validation, and enabling design of experiments

Recommended by: Prof. Job Immanuel Encarnacion

Author Russell R. Rhinehart
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex
Date of Publication 2016
Publisher Wiley/ASME Press

Since mathematical models express our understanding of how nature behaves, we use them to validate our understanding of the fundamentals about systems (which could be processes, equipment, procedures, devices, or products). Also, when validated, the model is useful for engineering applications related to diagnosis, design, and optimization.

First, we postulate a mechanism, then derive a model grounded in that mechanistic understanding. If the model does not fit the data, our understanding of the mechanism was wrong or incomplete. Patterns in the residuals can guide model improvement. Alternately, when the model fits the data, our understanding is sufficient and confidently functional for engineering applications.

This book details methods of nonlinear regression, computational algorithms,model validation, interpretation of residuals, and useful experimental design. The focus is on practical applications, with relevant methods supported by fundamental analysis.

This book will assist either the academic or industrial practitioner to properly classify the system, choose between the various available modeling options and regression objectives, design experiments to obtain data capturing critical system behaviors, fit the model parameters based on that data, and statistically characterize the resulting model. The author has used the material in the undergraduate unit operations lab course and in advanced control applications.

Simulation modeling and Arena, 2nd Ed.

Recommended by: Dr. Virginia J. Soriano (IE 144, 281)

Author Manuel D. Rossetti
Place of Publication Hoboken, New Jersey
Date of Publication [2016]
Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Emphasizes a hands-on approach to learning statistical analysis and model building through the use of comprehensive examples, problems sets, and software applications

With a unique blend of theory and applications, Simulation Modeling and Arena®, Second Edition integrates coverage of statistical analysis and model building to emphasize the importance of both topics in simulation. Featuring introductory coverage on how simulation works and why it matters, the Second Edition expands coverage on static simulation and the applications of spreadsheets to perform simulation.

The new edition also introduces the use of the open source statistical package, R, for both performing statistical testing and fitting distributions. In addition, the models are presented in a clear and precise pseudo-code form, which aids in understanding and model communication. Simulation Modeling and Arena, Second Edition also features:

Updated coverage of necessary statistical modeling concepts such as confidence interval construction, hypothesis testing, and parameter estimation
Additional examples of the simulation clock within discrete event simulation modeling involving the mechanics of time advancement by hand simulation
A guide to the Arena Run Controller, which features a debugging scenario
New homework problems that cover a wider range of engineering applications in transportation, logistics, healthcare, and computer science
A related website with an Instructor’s Solutions Manual, PowerPoint® slides, test bank questions, and data sets for each chapter
Simulation Modeling and Arena, Second Edition is an ideal textbook for upper-undergraduate and graduate courses in modeling and simulation within statistics, mathematics, industrial and civil engineering, construction management, business, computer science, and other departments where simulation is practiced. The book is also an excellent reference for professionals interested in mathematical modeling, simulation, and Arena.


Introduction to operations research, 10th Ed.

Recommended by: Dr. Virginia J. Soriano (IE 41)

Authors Frederick S. Hillier, Gerald J. Lieberman
Place of Publication New York, NY
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher McGraw-Hill

For over four decades, Introduction to Operations Research by Frederick Hillier has been the classic text on operations research. While building on the classic strengths of the text, the author continues to find new ways to make the text current and relevant to students. One way is by incorporating a wealth of state-of-the-art, user-friendly software and more coverage of business applications than ever before. The hallmark features of this edition include clear and comprehensive coverage of fundamentals, an extensive set of interesting problems and cases, and state-of-the-practice operations research software used in conjunction with examples from the text. The tenth edition includes new section and chapters, upated problems, and state-of-the-practice operations research software used in conjunction with the examples from the text. McGraw-Hill is proud to offer Connect with the tenth edition of Hillier’s, Introduction to Operations Research. This innovative and powerful system helps your students learn more efficiently and gives you the ability to customize your homework problems simply and easily. Track individual student performance – by question, assignment, or in relation to the class overall with detailed grade reports. ConnectPlus provides students with all the advantages of Connect, plus 24/7 access to an eBook. Hillier’s Introduction to Operations Research, tenth edition, includes the power of McGraw-Hill’s LearnSmart – a proven adaptive learning system that helps students learn faster, study more efficiently, and retain more knowledge through a series of adaptive questions. This innovative study tool pinpoints concepts the student does not understand and maps out a personalized plan for success.

Advanced engineering mathematics, 8th Ed.

Recommended by: Prof. John Michael Constantino (IE 241)

Author Peter V. O’Neil
Place of Publication Boston, MA
Date of Publication [2018]
Publisher Cengage Learning

Now you can make rigorous mathematical topics accessible to your students by emphasizing visuals, numerous examples, and interesting mathematical models with O’Neil’s ADVANCED ENGINEERING MATHEMATICS, 8E. New “Math in Context” broadens the engineering connections for your students by clearly demonstrating how mathematical concepts are applied to current engineering problems. You have the flexibility to select additional topics that are best for your individual course, including many new web modules while minimizing the cost of the printed book.

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Theory of machines and mechanisms, International fourth edition

Donated by: UPD College of Science Library

Authors John J. Uicker, Jr., Gordon R. Pennock, Joseph E. Shigley.
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication [2011]
Publisher Oxford University Press

Theory of machines and mechanisms, International Fourth Edition, provides a text for the complete study of displacements, velocities, accelerations, and static and dynamic forces required for the proper design of mechanical linkages, cams, geared systems. The authors present the background, notation, and nomenclature essential for students to understand the various independent technical approaches that exist in the field of mechanisms, kinematics and dynamics.

Features :

  • Offers balanced coverage of all topics by both graphic and analytic methods
  • Covers all major analytic approaches
  • Includes the method of kinematic coefficients-which clearly seperates kinematic (geometric) effects from those depending on operating speed or other dynamic effects- and also integrates the coverage of linkages cams, and geared systems
  • Provides high-accuracy graphical solutions to excercise, by use of CAD software
New to the International Fourth Edition :
  • A new set of homework problems, created specifically for the International Edition
  • Includes more worked examples throughout, and many new and update end-of chapter homework problems
  • Coverage of helical geards, bevel gears, worms, and worm gears is now integrated into a single chapter
  • Material on planar and spatial dynamic force analysis is now integrated in a single chapter
  • A completely new chapter has been added on multi-degree-of freedom planar linkage analysis


Fundamentals of mechanical vibrations

Recommending Faculty : Prof. Job Immanuel Encarnacion (ME)

Author Liang-Wu, Cai
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Date of Publication [2016]
Publisher Wiley, ASME Press

This introductory book covers the most fundamental aspects of linear vibration analysis for mechanical engineering students and engineers. Consisting of five major topics, each has its own chapter and is aligned with five major objectives of the book. It starts from a concise, rigorous and yet accessible introduction to Lagrangian dynamics as a tool for obtaining the governing equation(s) for a system, the starting point of vibration analysis. The second topic introduces mathematical tools for vibration analyses for single degree-of-freedom systems. In the process, every example includes a section Exploring the Solution with MATLAB. This is intended to develop student’s affinity to symbolic calculations, and to encourage curiosity-driven explorations. The third topic introduces the lumped-parameter modeling to convert simple engineering structures into models of equivalent masses and springs. The fourth topic introduces mathematical tools for general multiple degrees of freedom systems, with many examples suitable for hand calculation, and a few computer-aided examples that bridges the lumped-parameter models and continuous systems. The last topic introduces the finite element method as a jumping point for students to understand the theory and the use of commercial software for vibration analysis of real-world structures.

Mechanical design of machine components

Recommending faculty: Prof. Job Immanuel Encarnacion (ME)

Author Ansel C. Urgal
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL:CRC Press
Date of Publication [2016]
Publisher Taylor & Francis Group

Mechanical Design of Machine Components, Second Edition strikes a balance between theory and application, and prepares students for more advanced study or professional practice. It outlines the basic concepts in the design and analysis of machine elements using traditional methods, based on the principles of mechanics of materials. The text combines the theory needed to gain insight into mechanics with numerical methods in design. It presents real-world engineering applications, and reveals the link between basic mechanics and the specific design of machine components and machines.

Divided into three parts, this revised text presents basic background topics, deals with failure prevention in a variety of machine elements and covers applications in design of machine components as well as entire machines. Optional sections treating special and advanced topics are also included.

Key Features of the Second Edition:

  •  Incorporates material that has been completely updated with new chapters, problems, practical examples and illustrations
  • Places a strong emphasis is on the fundamentals of mechanics of materials as they relate to the study of machine design
  • Provides thorough coverage of machine components, including their applications in modern engineering, and some discussion of entire machines
  • Presents material selection charts and tables as an aid in specific applications
  • Contains selective chapters that include case studies of various components and machines, as well as some open-ended problems
  • Includes applied finite element analysis in design, offering an introduction to this useful tool for computer-oriented examples
  • Addresses the ABET design criteria in a systematic manner
  • Covers optional MATLAB solutions tied to the book and student learning resources on the CRC website.

Mechanical Design of Machine Components, Second Edition helps you gain a grasp of the fundamentals of machine design and the ability to apply these fundamentals to new engineering problems.


Hooked : how to build habit-forming products

Donated by: Mr. Johnson Apacible

Authors Nir Eyal with Ryan Hoover
Place of Publication New York, New York
Date of Publication 2014
Publisher Portfolio/Penguin

Why do some products capture our attention while others flop? What makes us engage with certain things out of sheer habit? Is there an underlying pattern to how technologies hook us?

Nir Eyal answers these questions (and many more) with the Hook Model – a four-step process that, when embedded into products, subtly encourages customer behaviour. Through consecutive “hook cycles,” these products bring people back again and again without depending on costly advertising or aggressive messaging.

Hooked is based on Eyal’s years of research, consulting, and practical experience. He wrote the book he wished had been available to him as a start-up founder – not abstract theory, but a how-to guide for building better products. Hooked is written for product managers, designers, marketers, start-up founders, and anyone who seeks to understand how products influence our behaviour.

Eyal provides readers with practical insights to create user habits that stick; actionable steps for building products people love; and riveting examples from the iPhone to Twitter, Pinterest and the Bible App.

Diffusion : mass transfer in fluid systems, 3rd ed.

Author E.L. Cussler
Place of Publication Cambridge
Date of Publication 2009
Publisher Cambridge University Press

This overview of diffusion and separation processes brings unsurpassed, engaging clarity to this complex topic. Diffusion is a key part of the undergraduate chemical engineering curriculum and at the core of understanding chemical purification and reaction engineering. This spontaneous mixing process is also central to our daily lives, with importance in phenomena as diverse as the dispersal of pollutants to digestion in the small intestine. For students, Diffusion goes from the basics of mass transfer and diffusion itself, with strong support through worked examples and a range of student questions. It also takes the reader right through to the cutting edge of our understanding, and the new examples in this third edition will appeal to professional scientists and engineers. Retaining the trademark enthusiastic style, the broad coverage now extends to biology and medicine.

Advances in human factors, business management and leadership : proceedings of the AHFE 2017 International Conferences on Human Factors in Business Management and Leadership, and Business Management and Society, July 17-21, 2017, The Westin Bonaventure Hotel, Los Angeles, Califronia, USA

Donated by: Dr. Aura C. Matias

Editors Jussi Ilari Kantola, Tibor Barath Salman Nazir
Place of Publication Cham
Date of Publication [2018]
Publisher Springer

This book reports on practical approaches for facilitating the process of achieving excellence in the management and leadership of organizational resources. It shows how the principles of creating shared value can be applied to ensure faster learning, training, business development, and social renewal. In particular, the book presents novel methods and tools for tackling the complexity of management and learning in both business organizations and society. It covers ontologies, intelligent management systems, methods for creating knowledge and value added. It gives novel insights into time management and operations optimization, as well as advanced methods for evaluating customers’ satisfaction and conscious experience. Based on two conferences, the AHFE 2017 International Conference on Human Factors, Business Management and Society and the AHFE 2017 International Conference on Human Factors in Management and Leadership, held on July 17-21, 2017, in Los Angeles, California, USA, the book provides both researchers and professionals with new tools and inspiring ideas for achieving excellence in various business activities.

Advances in human factors, software, and systems engineering : proceedings of the AHFE 2017 International Conference on Human Factors, Software, and Systems Engineering, July 17-21, 2017, The Westin Bonaventure Hotel, Los Angeles, California, USA

Donated by: Dr. Aura C. Matias

Editors Tareq Ahram, Waldemar Karwowski
Place of Publication Cham
Date of Publication [2018]
Publisher Springer International Publishing

This book provides a platform for addressing human factors in software and systems engineering, both pushing the boundaries of current research and responding to new challenges, fostering new research ideas in the process. Topics include evolutionary and complex systems, human systems integration, smart grids and infrastructure, workforce training requirements, systems engineering education, and defense and aerospace. Based on the AHFE 2017 International Conference on Human Factors, Software, and Systems Engineering, held on July 17–21, 2017, Los Angeles, USA, this book is an inspiring guide for all researchers and professionals in the field of human factors, software and systems engineering.

Advances in the human side of service engineering : proceedings of the AHFE 2017 International Conference on the Human Side of Service Engineering, July 17-21, 2017, The Westin Bonaventure Hotel, Los Angeles, California, USA

Donated by: Dr. Aura C. Matias

Editors Louis E. Freud, Wojciech Cellary
Place of Publication Cham
Date of Publication [2018]
Publisher Springer International Publishing

This book explores the different ways in which human-factors engineering influences organizations’ and enterprises’ well-being and competitiveness. It covers a wealth of interrelated topics such as service engineering, service science, human–computer interaction, service usability, attitude and opinion assessment, servicescape design and evaluation, and training for service delivery. Further topics include service systems modeling, anthropology in service science, and customer experience, as well as ethical issues and the impact of an aging society. Based on the AHFE 2017 International Conference on The Human Side of Service Engineering, held on July 17–21, 2017, in Los Angeles, California, USA, the book provides readers with a comprehensive, general view of current research and challenges in the important field of service engineering. It also provides practical insights into the development of services for different kinds of organizations, including health care organizations, aviation providers, manpower allocation, hospitality and entertainment, as well as banking and financial institutions.

Advances in safety management and human factors : proceedings of the AHFE 2017 International Conference on Safety Management and Human Factors, July 17-21, 2017, The Westin Bonaventure Hotel, Los Angeles, California, USA

Donated by: Dr. Aura C. Matias

Editor Pedro Arezes
Place of Publication Cham
Date of Publication [2018]
Publisher Springer International Publishing

This book discusses the latest findings on ensuring employees’ safety, health, and welfare at work. It combines a range of disciplines – e.g. work physiology, health informatics, safety engineering, workplace design, injury prevention, and occupational psychology – and presents new strategies for safety management, including accident prevention methods such as performance testing and participatory ergonomics.

The book, which is based on the AHFE 2017 International Conference on Safety Management and Human Factors, held on July 17–21, 2017, in Los Angeles, California, USA, provides readers, including decision makers, professional ergonomists and program managers in government and public authorities, with a timely snapshot of the state of the art in the field of safety, health, and welfare management. It also addresses agencies such as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), as well as other professionals dealing with occupational safety and health.

Advances in ergonomics of manufacturing : managing the enterprise of the future : proceedings of the AHFE 2017 International Conference on Human Aspects of Advanced Manufacturing, July 17-21, 2017, The Westin Bonaventure Hotel, Los Angeles, California, USA

Donated by: Dr. Aura C. Matias

Editor Stefan Trzcielinski
Place of Publication Cham
Date of Publication [2018]
Publisher Springer International Publishing

This book discusses the latest advances in people-centered design, operation, and management of broadly defined advanced manufacturing systems and processes. It reports on human factors issues related to various research areas such as intelligent manufacturing technologies, web-based manufacturing services, digital manufacturing worlds, and manufacturing knowledge support systems, as well as other contemporary manufacturing environments. The book covers an extensive range of applications of human factors in the manufacturing industry: from work design, supply chains, evaluation of work systems, and social and organization design, to manufacturing systems, simulation and visualization, automation in manufacturing, and many others. Special emphasis is given to computer aided manufacturing technologies supporting enterprises, both in general and in the manufacturing industry in particular, such as knowledge-based systems, virtual reality, artificial intelligence methods, and many more. Based on the AHFE 2017 International Conference on Human Aspects of Advanced Manufacturing, held on July 17-21, 2017, in Los Angeles, California, USA, the book provides readers with a timely snapshot of the enterprises of the future and a set of cutting-edge technologies and methods for building innovative, human-centered, and computer-integrated manufacturing systems.

Advances in usability and user experience : proceedings of the AHFE 2017 International Conference on Usability and User Experience, July 17-21, 2017, The Westin Bonaventure Hotel, Los Angeles, California, USA

Donated by: Dr. Aura C. Matias

Editors Tareq Ahram, Christianne Falcao
Place of Publication Cham
Date of Publication [2018]
Publisher Springer International Publishing

This book focuses on emerging issues in usability, interface design, human computer interaction and user experience, with a special emphasis on the research aimed at understanding human-interaction and usability issues with products, services and systems for improved experience. It covers modeling as well as innovative design concepts, with a special emphasis to user-centered design, and design for special populations, particularly the elderly. Virtual reality, digital environments, heuristic evaluation and feedback of devices’ interfaces (visual and haptic) are also among the topics covered in this book. Based on the AHFE 2017 Conference on Usability & User Experience, held on July 17-21, 2017, in Los Angeles, California, USA, the book describes new findings, research methods and user-centered evaluation approaches.

Promoting innovation enhancing competitiveness : an assessment of the state of Philippine innovation and competitiveness and recommendation for improvement

Donated by: Dr. Aura C. Matias

Authors Filemon A. Uriarte, Jr., Jose P. Tabbada, Alvin B. Culaba
Place of Publication Manila
Date of Publication 2013
Publisher De La Salle Publishing House

Promoting Innovation Enhancing Competitiveness presents a comprehensive study of the state of competitiveness of various countries, particularly the Philippines, and zeroes in on innovation as a primary mover or factor in a nation’s state of competitiveness. Within the book’s four chapters, the authors provide substantial information on 1) how nations enhance their competitiveness, analyzed through the lens of Porter’s diamond model of competitive advantage; 2) the level of the Philippines’ competitiveness in comparison with that of other nations; 3) a number of recent studies on enhancement of innovation in selected countries; and 4) the benefits of adapting a whole-of-government approach; promoting closer collaboration between the government, academe, and industry; and increasing financial support for the areas of science, technology, and innovation. The book points out potential directions that may be taken to enhance the country’s competitiveness on a global scale, stressing the importance of attention to the development of innovation in the country.

Science nuggets 1 : from Aristotle to stem cells

Donated by: Dr. Aura C. Matias

Author Ricardo M. Lantican
Place of Publication Bicutan, Taguig
Date of Publication [2017]
Publisher National Academy of Science and Technology

In Science Nuggets, volume 1 National Scientist Ricardo M. Lantican trets the reader to numerous stories about famous scientist, not to tell us how great they are, but how human they are, Science Nuggets, volume 1 will take you on a journey through the history of science, from Aristotle’s theory that Earh is the center of universe to the advance in stem cell research. Indeed, although NS Lantican talks about scientists struggled to challenge the established ideas of their time.

Science nuggets 2 : from the universe to energy, food, and agriculture

Donated by: Dr. Aura C. Matias

Author Ricardo M. Lantican
Place of Publication Bicutan, Taguig
Date of Publication [2017]
Publisher National Academy of Science and Technology PHL

In Science Nuggets, volume 2 National Scientist Ricardo M. Lantican focuses on the critical issues of our time: from the universe to energy, food, and agriculture, Science is actually a dynamic forum of the ories and ideas, and readers will encounter differences in opinion among scientist. The scientific process should then guide as in our decision on which theory or idea is best. This process is crucial as we navigate to find sustainable solutions to our problems.

Mar 14

Civil Engineering  (CE)  Undergraduate Theses

Shear strength and stress-strain characteristics of Diliman silts/Adajar, Joash Bryan Q. (LG 993.5 2015 E63 A33)  

Development of a physically-based model using deterministic approach for landslide prediction / Agcaoili, Elaine C. (LG 993.5 2015 E63 A43)

Effectivity of using rice husk ash and fly ash as stabilizer in reducing the swelling of smectite-type of clays / Picar, Cyril Jerlo B.(LG 993.5 2015 E63 P53)

Unconfined compressive strength and erodibility of gypsum-treated Diliman silt  /Quinto, Adan Jacov A.  (LG 993.5 2015 E63 Q56)

Rate of bacteria-induced strength deterioration of banana fiber as a potential alternative geotextile material for temporary access road  / Silang, Jayson L. (LG 993.5 2015 E63 S55)

Geotechnical characterization of circulating fluidized bed (CFB) fly ash/Canlobo, Kim Aeron E.  (LG 993.5 2015 E63 C36)

Unconfined compressive strength of gypsum treated basaltic sand / Velasquez, Rekon E. (LG 993.5 2015 E63 V45)

Application of carbon nanotubes in structural health monitoring of reinforced concrete /Lagason, Patria Hena P.  (LG 993.5 2015 E63 L34)

Design sensitivity analysis of three-storey reinforced concrete moment resisting frame structures using performance-based seismic engineering /Sawali, John Paul M. (LG 993.5 2015 E63 S29)

Design sensitivity analysis of three-storey reinforced concrete moment-resisting frame structures using performance-based wind engineering / Olivas, Ana Claudinne E (LG 993.5 2015 E63 O45)

Performance assessment of the fire safety of a NHA house model using fire dynamics simulation / Tan, Geocerie D.  (LG 993.5 2015 E63 T36)

Development of empirical vulnerability curves of masonry building types in Bohol using methods in the global earthquake model (GEM)  / Licerio, Arthel Rae T. (LG 993.5 2015 E63 L53)

Analysis of the sensitivity of structural framing and building envelope specifications of a residential building to design wind speed/ Morillo, Luis Ariel B. (LG 993.5 2015 E63 M67)

Governing equations of RBS-DEM elements : small displacements formulation /Tadiosa, Jerome Z. (LG 993.5 2015 E63 T33) Combination of NDT techniques in assessing external repairs of concrete/ Lee, Stephen Albert O. (LG 993.5 2015 E63 L44)

Response of non-loadbearing concrete masonry units with plastic additives to non-destructive tests /San Antonio, Maria Cristelle A.(LG 993.5 2015 E63 S25)

Nonlinear pushover analysis of reinforced concrete columns and frame using rigid body spring discrete element method/ Gregorio, Mark Jay M. (LG 993.5 2015 E63 G74)

Identification of modal properties of a steel footbridge using ambient vibration measurement / Paguirigan, Janford E. (LG 993.5 2015 E63 P34)

Geometric modification of gable roof for low-rise buildings to reduce wind demand /Maliwanag, Julian Eymard B. (LG 993.5 2015 E63 M35)

Assessment of lifeline hospitals in Metro Manila as part of disaster preparedness for a possible large magnitude earthquake / Cereno, Karl Arwen O. (LG 993.5 2015 E63 C47)

Analytical modelling of Melchor Hall using non-destructive tests /Estanislao, Dan Mari D.V. (LG 993.5 2015 E63 E88)

Field experiment on occupant comfort on a tall building in Metro Manila / Columna, Jenalyn M. (LG 993.5 2015 E63 C65)

Failure modeling of roof-truss supports of reinforced concrete frame residential buildings due to severe wind / Doguiles, Arvi Elijah R. (LG 993.5 2015 E63 D64)

Establishing an irrigation performance index : the case of Angat-Maasim Rivers Irrigation System /Caluag, Rauf Micko A. (LG 993.5 2015 E63 C35)

Hydraulic analysis and flood mitigation study of Estero de Paco / Dagdag, Alejandrino E. (LG 993.5 2015 E63 D34)

Investigation of sedimentation patterns around hydraulic structures in the Jaro River System using a 2D sediment transport model / Diaz, Patrick Joseph B.  (LG 993.5 2015 E63 D53)

Urban storm flood modeling applied to Barangay Bambang in Pasig City /Manalastas, Guian Carlo D.G. (LG 993.5 2015 E63 M36) Numerical analysis of storm surge due to 2013 Typhoon Haiyan and the study of the effectiveness of Tacloban Airport seaw1ll against inundation / Miranda, Paterno S.  (LG 993.5 2015 E63 M57)

Analysis and estimation of the sediment yield of Pagsanjan-Lumban watershed in the Laguna De Bay basin using the Modified Universal Soil Loss Equation (MUSLE) /De Leon, Azel Lai D. (LG 993.5 2015 E63 D45)

Analysis of the probable oil spill scenarios in Laguna Lake using hydraulic modeling / Cruzem, Jazel F. (LG 993.5 2015 E63 C784) Analysis of the sensitivity of the construction cost of a one-storey residential building to design wind speeds / Adizas, Marc Neil V. (LG 993.5 2015 E63 A35)

Documentation and analysis of reconstruction practices in Haiyan-affected areas  / Cruzat, Julius Bryan O. (LG 993.5 2015 E63 C78)

Design and testing of a productivity based metal furring system for flat ceiling finishes / Decena, Johnlerry A. (LG 993.5 2015 E63 D43)

Civil Engineering  (CE)  Graduate Theses

Proposed protocol in determining expansion potential and estimating swell pressure of soils /Ontimare, Renz Marion S. (LG 995 2017 E63 O58)  

Evaluation of the performance of center-hole ultrasonic testing method for bored piles /Mendoza, Darell James M. (LG 995 2017 E63 M46)  

Numerical simulation and analysis of early-age thermal crack control in reinforced concrete retaining structures /Mejia, Ralph Jopie T.(LG 995 2017 E63 M45)  

Numerical simulation of the elastic behavior of reinforced concrete slabs up to first cracking using rigid body-spring discrete element methodGarde, Felix V. (LG 995 2017 E63 G37)  

A finite element based method for estimating natural frequencies of locally damaged homogeneous beamsUrsos, Michael Edward T.D. (LG 995 2017 E63 U77)  

A study on validity and applicability of EXSIM_V3 in the Philippine settingAzul, Kristian M. (LG 995 2017 E63 A98)

Investigating water intrusions on cracked precast concrete wall panels through an experimental set-up and a computational fluid dynamics model under wind-driven rain conditionsSadie, Homer T. (LG 995 2017 E63 S23)

Stabilization of Dinagat Island laterites for road constructionTingson, Thomas B. (LG 995 2017 E63 T56)

Comparison of compressive strength and stress – strain behavior of the various components of the Guadalupe Tuff FormationSta. Rosa, David Dennis V.(LG 995 2017 E63 S73)

Drivers of household water consumption of different socioeconomic classes in selected communities in Metro Manila, PhilippinesAncheta, Maria Anjelica P. (LG 995 2017 E63 A53)

Development of a rapid visual assessment tool for 1-storey school buildings exposed to severe wind loadings in the PhilippinesAcosta, Timothy John S. (LG 995 2017 E63 A26)

Development of criteria for locating stops in the vicinity of signalized intersectionsMartinez, Lorielyn B. (LG 995 2017 E63 M37)

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