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New title on Blast-resistant Design of Buildings

Title: Handbook for blast-resistant design of buildings
Editors: Dusenberry, Donald O.
Call number: TH1097.H236
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Synopsis:
Unique single reference supports functional and cost-efficient designs of blast resistant buildingsNow there’s a single reference to which architects, designers, and engineers can turn for guidance on all the key elements of the design of blast resistant buildings that satisfy the new ASCE Standard for Blast Protection of Buildings as well as other ASCE, ACI, and AISC codes. The Handbook for Blast Resistant Design of Buildings features contributions from some of the most knowledgeable and experienced consultants and researchers in blast resistant design.This handbook is organized into four parts:Part 1, Design Considerations, sets forth basic principles, examining general considerations in the design process; risk analysis and reduction; criteria for acceptable performance; materials performance under the extraordinary blast environment; and performance verification for technologies and solution methodologies.Part 2, Blast Phenomena and Loading, describes the explosion environment, loading functions needed for blast response analysis, and fragmentation and associated methods for effects analysis.Part 3, System Analysis and Design, explains the analysis and design considerations for structural, building envelope, component space, site perimeter, and building system designs.Part 4, Blast Resistant Detailing, addresses the use of concrete, steel, and masonry in new designs as well as retrofitting existing structures.As the demand for blast resistant buildings continues to grow, readers can turn to the Handbook for Blast Resistant Design of Buildings, a unique single source of information, to support competent, functional, and cost-efficient designs. Distributed by Syndetic Solutions, Inc.

New Title for Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

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Engineering drawing & design
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Editor:  Jensen, Cecil Howard, 1925
Call number:  T353.J54E 2008
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Synopsis:
Engineering Drawing and Design, combines engineering graphics and drafting in one accessible product. Technical drafting, like all technical areas, is constantly changing; the computer has revolutionized the way in which drawings and parts are made. This 4-color text covers the most current technical information available, including graphic communication, CAD, functional drafting, material positioning, numerical control, electronic drafting, and metrication, in a manner useful to both the instructor and student. The authors synthesize, simplify, and convert complex drafting standards and procedures into understandable instructional units. [As taken from Amazon]

New Title for Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

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Vehicle fuel economy
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Editor:  United States. Government Accountability Office
Call number:  TL214.F8V425
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Synopsis:
Concerns over national security, environmental stresses, and high fuel prices have raised interest in reducing oil consumption. Through the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) program, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) requires cars and light trucks to meet certain fuel economy standards. As requested, the author discusses: how CAFE standards are designed to reduce fuel consumption, strengths and weaknesses of the CAFE program and NHTSA’s capabilities, and market-based policies that could complement or replace CAFE. This is an excerpted and edited version.

New Title for Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

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Micromachining using electrochemical discharge phenomenon : fundamentals and applications of spark assisted chemical engraving
Editor:  Wüthrich, Rolf
Call number:  TJ1191.5.W973
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Synopsis:
This book presents an unconventional and largely unknown technology, which is able to micro-machine at relatively low cost glass, polymers and other materials. This process is called Spark Assisted Chemical Engraving (SACE), or Electro Chemical Discharge Machining (ECDM). First presented in 1968 in Japan by Kurafuji and Suda, this technology was studied essentially in the academic world and mainly applied for micro-fluidic devices.
This book explains the fundamentals of SACE, promotes the technology, and encourages researchers and engineers from industry to use it for their specific applications. Therefore, the book, after presenting in details the fundaments of SACE (in particular the Electrochemical Discharges), deals mainly with practical aspects of implementing the machining technology. The book is written so that researchers from fields other than micro-technology (e.g., from life science) will be able to build a simple machining set-up, together with his mechanical work-shop, for individual needs.

Topics include: micro- and electrochemical discharge machining (including glass), microfluidics, non-conventional manufacturing, electrochemical discharges, biocompatibility, and anode effectsProvides applicable information for engineers in industry dealing with micromachining of glass, polymers, and ceramics

Covers a range of microfluidic devices (including micro-TAS) with applications in various fields like chemistry and life sciences