Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Energy Management Handbook

by Wayne C. Turner (Author), Steve Doty

Product Description
Newly revised and edited, this comprehensive handbook is the definitive stand-alone energy manager's desk reference, used by thousands of professionals throughout the industry. The sixth edition includes new chapters on ground-source heat pumps, sustainability, and high performance green buildings, plus an in-depth revision of sections on control systems. In this book, you will find detailed coverage of every component of effective energy management, including energy auditing, economic analysis, boilers, steam systems, cogeneration, waste-heat recovery, building envelope, HVAC systems, electric energy management, control systems, lighting, energy systems maintenance, industrial insulation, alternative energy, indoor air quality, utility rates, thermal energy storage, codes standards, natural gas purchasing, energy security, utility deregulation, financing, commissioning, as well as measurement and verification of energy savings. Detailed illustrations, tables, graphs, and many other helpful working aids are provided throughout.

  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0849382343
  • ISBN-13: 978-0849382345
  • Size: 24 MB

Tuesday, July 15, 2008


Yung-Li Lee, DaimlerChrysler Corporation, Auburn Hills, MI
Jwo Pan, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Richard Hathaway, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI
Mark Barkey, Associate Professor of Engineering Mechanics, University of Alabama, USA

This book is a summary of experimental and analytical techniques that are essential to students and practicing engineers for conducting mechanical component design and testing for durability. There is a serious need for engineers to have an overview on the entire methodology of durability testing and reliability to bridge the gap between fundamental fatigue research and its durability applications.

ISBN-13: 978-0-7506-7719-6
ISBN-10: 0-7506-7719-8
Size: 8 MB

Thursday, July 10, 2008


Wireless Networking: Know It AllBy
Praphul Chandra, Texas Instruments, Germantown, MD, USA
Daniel Dobkin, Manager, Technical Marketing, WJ Communications, San Jose, CA, USA
Alan Bensky, RF/Wireless Designer & Consultant
Ron Olexa, Consultant, RF Networks, Gainesville, GA, USA
David Lide, Texas Instruments, Germantown, MD, USA
Farid Dowla, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, University of California-Davis, USA

The Newnes Know It All Series takes the best of what our authors have written to create hard-working desk references that will be an engineer's first port of call for key information, design techniques and rules of thumb. Guaranteed not to gather dust on a shelf! Wireless Networking: Design, Optimize, Implement delivers readers from the basics of a wireless system such as antennas and transmitters to current hot topic wireless systems and technologies. The backbone to technologies and applications such as mobile, untethered Internet access, Internet telephony, and high quality multimedia content via the Web is completely covered in this reference. Chapter:
  1. Basics of Wireless Communications
  2. Basics of Wireless Local Area Networks
  3. Radio Transmitters and Receivers
  4. Radio Propagation
  5. Antennas and Transmission Lines
  6. Communication Protocols and Modulation
  7. High-Speed Wireless Data: System Types, Standards-Based and Proprietary Solutions
  8. Propagation Modeling and Measuring
  9. Indoor Networks
  10. Security in Wireless Local Area Networks
  11. Voice Over Wi-Fi and Other Wireless Technologies
  12. Mobile Ad Hoc Networks
  13. Wireless Sensor Networks
  14. Reliable Wireless Networks for Industrial Applications
  15. Applications and Technologies
  16. System Planning
ISBN-13: 978-0-7506-8582-5,
Imprint: NEWNES
Size: 15.5 MB


Valve Selection HandbookEngineering Fundamentals for Selecting the Right Valve Design for Every Industrial Flow Application

Peter Smith, Independent Consultant, UK
R. W. Zappe, retired consultant for ICI Australia Operations Pty. Ltd.,

Valves are the components in a fluid flow or pressure system that regulate either the flow or the pressure of the fluid. They are used extensively in the process industries, especially petrochemical. Though there are only four basic types of valves, there is an enormous number of different kinds of valves within each category, each one used for a specific purpose. No other book on the market analyzes the use, construction, and selection of valves in such a comprehensive manner.

ISBN-13: 978-0-7506-7717-2
ISBN-10: 0-7506-7717-1
Size: 9.4 MB


Michelle Addington, Associate Professor of Architecture, Department of Architecture, Harvard University School of Design, US
Daniel Schodek, Professor of Architectural Technology, Department of Architecture, Harvard University School of Design, Cambridge, MA, USA

Today, architects and designers are beginning to look toward developments in new "smart" or "intelligent" materials and technologies for solutions to long-standing problems in building design. However, these new materials have so far been applied in a diverse but largely idiosyncratic nature, because relatively few architects have access to information about the types or properties of these new materials or technologies. Two of the leading experts in this field - Addington and Schodek - have solved this problem by incorporating all the relevant information of all the latest technologies available to architects and designers in this one volume. They present materials by describing their fundamental characteristics, and go on to identify and suggest how these same characteristics can be exploited by professionals to achieve their design goals. Here, the wealth of technical understanding already available in the materials science and engineering literature is at last made accessible to a design audience.

ISBN-13: 978-0-7506-6225-3
ISBN-10: 0-7506-6225-5
Size: 5 MB


By Jon Wilson, Principal Consultant, The Dynamic Consultant, CA, USA

Without sensors most electronic applications would not exist?they perform a vital function, namely providing an interface to the real world. The importance of sensors, however, contrasts with the limited information available on them. Today's smart sensors, wireless sensors, and microtechnologies are revolutionizing sensor design and applications. This volume is an up-to-date and comprehensive sensor reference guide to be used by engineers and scientists in industry, research, and academia to help with their sensor selection and system design. It is filled with hard-to-find information, contributed by noted engineers and companies working in the field today. The book will offer guidance on selecting, specifying, and using the optimum sensor for any given application. The editor-in-chief, Jon Wilson, has years of experience in the sensor industry and leads workshops and seminars on sensor-related topics. In addition to background information on sensor technology, measurement, and data acquisition, the handbook provides detailed information on each type of sensor technology, covering: – technology fundamentals – sensor types, w/ advantages/disadvantages – manufacturers – selecting and specifying sensors – applicable standards (w/ urls of related web sites) – interfacing information, with hardware and software info – design techniques and tips, with design examples – latest and future developments The handbook also contains information on the latest MEMS and nanotechnology sensor applications.

ISBN-13: 978-0-7506-7729-5
ISBN-10: 0-7506-7729-5
Imprint: NEWNES
Size : 9.5 MB

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Fundamental of Professional Welding

Fundamental of Professional Welding

Size: 3.7 MB

Practical English Usage

Practical English Usage by Michael Swan

Product Description
An excellent guide to the problem areas of English.

About the Author
Michael Swan is a writer specializing in English language teaching and reference materials. His interests include pedagogic grammar, mother-tongue influence in second language acquisition, and the relationship between applied linguistic theory and classroom language-teaching practice, and he has published a number of articles on these topics.

  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA;
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 019442099X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0194420990
  • Size: 28 MB

Monday, July 7, 2008


Edited By
Arthur Atkinson, Jr., Warren G. Magnuson Clinical Center, Bethesda, Maryland, U.S.A.
Darrell Abernethy, National Institute on Aging, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A.
Charles Daniels, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of California San Diego, San Diego, CA, USA
Robert Dedrick, National Institute of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, U.S.A.
Sanford Markey, National Institute of Mental Health, Bethesda, Maryland, U.S.A.

This revised second edition covers the pharmacologic principles underlying the individualization of patient therapy and contemporary drug development, focusing on the fundamentals that underlie the clinical use and contemporary development of pharmaceuticals. Authors drawn from academia, the pharmaceutical industry and government agencies cover the spectrum of material, including pharmacokinetic practice questions, covered by the basic science section of the certifying examination offered by the American Board of Clinical Pharmacology. This unique reference is recommended by the Board as a study text and includes modules on drug discovery and development to assist students as well as practicing pharmacologists.

ISBN-13: 978-0-12-369417-1
ISBN-10: 0-12-369417-5
Size: 8.5 MB

Saturday, July 5, 2008


Ideas, Techniques, and Resources

W. Kent Muhlbauer, WKM Consultancy, Texas, USA

Here's the ideal tool if you're looking for a flexible, straightforward analysis system for your everyday design and operations decisions. This new third edition includes sections on stations, geographical information systems, "absolute" versus "relative" risks, and the latest regulatory developments. From design to day-to-day operations and maintenance, this unique volume covers every facet of pipeline risk management, arguably the most important, definitely the most hotly debated, aspect of pipelining today. Now expanded and updated, this widely accepted standard reference guides you in managing the risks involved in pipeline operations. You'll also find ways to create a resource allocation model by linking risk with cost and customize the risk assessment technique to your specific requirements. The clear step-by-step instructions and more than 50 examples make it easy. This edition has been expanded to include offshore pipelines and distribution system pipelines as well as cross-country liquid and gas transmission pipelines.

ISBN-13: 978-0-7506-7579-6
ISBN-10: 0-7506-7579-9
Size: 14.4 MB


Boyun Guo, Ph.D., Professor, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
William C. Lyons, PhD, PE,, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, Socorro, New Mexico, USA
Ali Ghalambor

Petroleum Production Engineering, A Computer-Assisted Approach provides handy guidelines to designing, analyzing and optimizing petroleum production systems. Broken into four parts, this book covers the full scope of petroleum production engineering, featuring stepwise calculations and computer-based spreadsheet programs. Part one contains discussions of petroleum production engineering fundamentals, empirical models for production decline analysis, and the performance of oil and natural gas wells. Part two presents principles of designing and selecting the main components of petroleum production systems including: well tubing, separation and dehydration systems, liquid pumps, gas compressors, and pipelines for oil and gas transportation. Part three introduces artificial lift methods, including sucker rod pumping systems, gas lift technology, electrical submersible pumps and other artificial lift systems. Part four is comprised of production enhancement techniques including, identifying well problems, designing acidizing jobs, guidelines to hydraulic fracturing and job evaluation techniques, and production optimization techniques.

ISBN-13: 978-0-7506-8270-1
ISBN-10: 0-7506-8270-1

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Basic Ship Theory

Basic Ship Theory 2 Volume Set
by E. C. Tupper (Author), KJ Rawson (Author)

  • Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann; 5th edition (November 15, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0750653981
  • ISBN-13: 978-0750653985
  • Volume 1 = 4.4 MB
  • Volume 2 = 4.0 MB
Review (Amazon)
'This is one of the leading textbooks for naval architect students, and it remains a fine reference book....The subject matter is presented clearly with a great deal of information contained in the two volumes... Basic Ship Theory remains a primary textbook, designed to provide the student with an understanding of the fundamental principles of shiop design. A particular strength is the large number (more than 500) of worked examples, with answers included in the text.'
The Naval Architect, Feb. 2002

'will be of great assistance to practising marine engineers and naval architects'
Maritime Journal, December 2001

Reviews of previous editions:

"This is a very good book and will be a welcome addition to the library of the naval architect."
Shipping World and Shipbuilder, December 1968

"This is a professional book - cheerful but no nonsense."
Scientific American, September 1969