This collection features the books and book contributions of the Fairfield University Engineering Faculty.
Vikas Mittal, Sriharsha Srinivas Sundarram, Y. H. Kim, and W. Li
Sriharsha Srinivas Sundarram is a contributing author, "Preparation and Characterization of Poly(etherimide) Nanocomposites and Nanocomposites Foams," 61-85.
Book Description: Manufacturing of Nanocomposites with Engineering Plastics collates recent research findings on the manufacturing, properties, and applications of nanocomposites with engineering plastics in one comprehensive volume. The book specifically examines topics of engineering plastics, rheology, thermo-mechanical properties, wear, flame retardancy, modeling, filler surface modification, and more. It represents a ready reference for managers and scholars working in the areas of polymer and nanocomposite materials science, both in industry and academia, and provides introductory information for people new to the field.
This essential book takes students and instructors through steps undertaken in a start-to-finish engineering project as conceived and presented in the engineering capstone course. The learning experience follows an industry model to prepare students to recognize a need for a product or service, create and work in a team; identify competition, patent overlap, and necessary resources, generate a project proposal that accounts for business issues, prepare a design, develop and fabricate the product or service, develop a test plan to evaluate the product or service, and prepare and deliver a final report and presentation. Throughout the book, students are asked to examine the business viability aspects of the project. The Engineering Capstone Course: Fundamentals for Students and Instructors emphasizes that a design must meet a set of realistic technical specifications and constraints including examination of attendant economics, environmental needs, sustainability, manufacturability, health and safety, governmental regulations, industry standards, and social and political constraints. The book is ideal for instructors teaching, or students working through, the capstone course. --Publisher's Description
DMG Events, Curran Associates, J. G. Weissman, Benjamin Baird, Shahrokh Etemad, W. Alavandi, and William C. Pfefferle
Shahrokh Etemad (with J.G. Weissman, B. Baird, S. Alavandi, and W. C. Pfefferle) is a contributing author, " “Novel Down-Hole Combustor for Steam Generation”.
Ali Mufit Bahadir, Gheorghe Duca, Bruce W. Berdanier, Mufeed I. Batarseh, Anwar G. Jiries, and Anf H. Ziadet
Bruce W. Berdanier (with Mufeed I. Batarseh, Anwar G. Jiries, and Anf H. Ziadat) is a contributing author, "Lichens (Punctilia rudecta) as Bioindicators for Air Pollution in Ohio, USA", pp. 149-156.
Book description: Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop on The Role of Ecological Chemistry in Pollution Research and Sustainable Development, Chisinau, Moldova, 8-11 October 2008. Series: NATO Science for Peace and Security Series C: Environmental Security
The papers presented in this book demonstrate clearly the role of the processes defining the natural environment’s composition, structure and chemical properties adequate to the biologic value of habitation, the essential impacts of human activity and other related factors on all the environmental compartments, including water, soil and air. The research in ecological chemistry contribute to elimination of these negative impacts, and promote the rational using of natural resources, their qualified management, broader application of environmentally-friendly production technologies, thus leading to pollution reduction and sustainable development.
International Cement Microscopy Association (ICMA), S. Dawadi, V. Ramakrishnan, and Bruce W. Berdanier
Bruce W. Berdenier (with Dawadi, S., Ramakrishnan, V,) is a contributing author, “Surface Morphology of Reactive Powder Concrete Containing Arsenic", pp. 205-226.
The annual meeting of the International Cement Microscopy Association consistently contributes new and innovative research on a variety of cement and concrete topics. The 2006 event featured 18 papers by international experts from universities, research institutes, and other organizations on topics including petrographic analysis, x-ray diffraction, sulfate investigation, fly ash analysis, and more. Published by ICMA.
U.S. Department of Energy-National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), Lance Smith, Hasan Karim, Shahrokh Etemad, and William C. Pfefferle
Shahrokh Etemad (with Lance Smith, Hasan Karim, and William C. Pfefferle) is a contributing author, "Catalytic Combustion”, Section 3.2.2" and "Fuel-Rich Catalytic Combustion, Section 3.2.2".
Book description: The NETL Turbine Handbook has been developed to provide technical information regarding the stationary power generation gas turbine, and other turbine based systems that are relevant to the U.S. DOE Fossil Energy (FE) Advanced Turbine Program. To accomplish this task, an outline of potential topics was developed that would form the basis for input to the handbook. The out-line was not comprehensive, but rather intentionally focused on topics relevant to the FE Turbine Program. In formulating an approach to produce this handbook, it also was decided that contributions would be solicited on a voluntary basis. Once the outline was established, it was easy to identify several prominent researchers for each topic who might be interested in writing the particular section. Other prominent individuals were also identified as potential contributors. The staff that was assembled to produce this handbook sent inquiries to allow potential authors the opportunity to reflect on the outline and consider sections that they might have an interest in writing. Potential authors responded to our request, and identified their priority topics. With topics and authors aligned, the real work began for the authors to produce their sections. At the end of this process we had most of the intended sections of the handbook addressed. Authors of handbook sections were provided considerable time to produce their sections, and were encouraged to include as much detail as they deemed appropriate. This approach and lack of constraints is manifested in the handbook, with sections of various lengths, level of detail, approach, and writing style. Sections in many ways reflect the opinions and voices of the authors, and this personal touch is accentuated with photographs, linked biographical sketches, and contact information for the authors. In addition to topical articles, this handbook includes an overview of the FE Advanced Turbine program. The overview includes the DOE Fossil Energy goals that are driving the program, the approach to these goals, and descriptions of the projects that are addressing these goals. The intent was to not only provide a source of information regarding the FE Advanced Turbine pro- gram, but to allow the readers to reference more detailed information on specific or related technologies and approaches being pursued in the program.
Henry S. Baird, Daniel P. Lopresti, Amalia Rusu, and Venu Govindaraju
Amalia Rusu (with Venu Govindaraju) is a contributing author, "Visual CAPTCHA with handwritten image analysis", pp. 42-52.
By convention, CAPTCHA is an automated test that humans can pass but current computer programs can′t. In general, the research on CAPTCHA and Human Interactive Proofs is focusing on those recognition tasks that are harder for machines than for humans. The recognition of unconstrained handwriting continues to be a difficult task for computers and handwritten image analysis is still an unsolved problem. Therefore, handwriting recognition provides a reasonable gap between humans and machines that could be exploited and used for new CAPTCHA challenges. In this paper we use handwritten word images and explore Gestalt psychology to motivate our image transformations. The deformation methods are individually described and results are presented and compared to other traditional handwritten image transformations. Several applications for Web services would find our handwritten CAPTCHA an excellent biometric for online security and a way of defending online services against abusive attacks.
Douglas A. Lyon
Intended for students or professionals with previous programming experience, this carefully class-tested book features client and server side Java, and coverage of design patterns and style. The modular organization allows readers and teachers maximum flexibility for learning, reference use, or teaching with tutorial Java language material being discrete from Java Library coverage and usage. The book includes coverage of key intermediate and advanced level topics, such as: Exceptions, Nested classes, threads, networking, design patterns, JDBC networking, JSP, XML, Beans, EJB, EJB Security and AMI. The book also includes optional, advanced, in-depth API and server side Java coverage. – Publisher description.
Nada Assaf-Anid, M. O. Stokes, M. J. Castaldi, L. L. Smith, Hasan Karim, Shahrokh Etemad, and William C. Pfefferle
Shahrokh Etemad (with M.O. Stokes, M. J. Castaldi, L. L. Smith, H. Karim, and W. C. Pfefferle) is a contributing author, "Catalytic Combustion as a Pollution Prevention Technology to Achieve Ultra-Low Emissions in Power Generating Ground-Based Gas Turbine Engines" pp. 222-232.
Ronald K. Jurgen and Jeffrey N. Denenberg
Jeffrey Denenberg is a contributing author, Noise Canncellation Systems, Chapter 34.
Book description: Expert, A-to-Z coverage of every electronics system in today's cars. From antilock brakes to collision warning systems, automotive electronics figure prominently in the design of modern automobiles like never before. And, when it comes to taking you through this technology in an authoritative, accessible, one-stop format, no resource comes close to Jurgen's bestselling Automotive Electronics Handbook. Whether you're an electronic engineer, mechanical engineer, or a technicain working in the automotive industry or a related area, this indispensable reference is all you need to stay on top of the fast-moving world of automotive electronics. Featuring contributions from a "who's who" of experts from leading-edge companies like Chrysler, Bosch, Honda, Motorola, Intel, and Nissan, the revised and updated second edition builds on its successful predecessor's in-depth look at sensor and actuators, electronic systems, and components.
S. Kandlikar, V. K. Dhir, Y. Iida, and Richard H. Heist
Richard Heist is a contributing author (with Y. Iida), "Homogeneous nucleation of liquids."
Provides a comprehensive coverage of the basic phenomena. It contains twenty-five chapters which cover different aspects of boiling and condensation. First the specific topic or phenomenon is described, followed by a brief survey of previous work, a phenomenological model based on current understanding, and finally a set of recommended design equations or correlations. Detailed references are listed at the end of each chapter for further reading.
Douglas A. Lyon
The book comes complete with full source code listings and a clear description of the techniques used. Examples and exposition alone make it a good introduction to the image processing field. Use of Java makes the image processing examples portable. This is the only Java book covering: embedded web page coding; wavelet transforms; cosine transforms; compression techniques; resolution techniques; enhancement techniques; and special effects. –Publisher description
Douglas A. Lyon and Hayagriva V. Rao
Java Digital Signal Processing offers real-world Java solutions to critical digital signal processing problems, enabling you to bring sound and video to your World Wide Web applications. Java DSP makes it possible to store, transmit, analyze, and alter pictures and sound within Web applications, opening the door to true multimedia Java-based applications. Lyon and Rao provide a concise summary of both DSP fundamentals and Java programming. Targeted at audiences with some mathematical maturity, this book rises above the average introductory Java book and provides an excellent tutorial for Java programmers interested in multimedia programming.
Goffredo Haus, Isabella Pighi, and Douglas A. Lyon
Douglas Lyon is a contributing author, "Tutorial on the MIDI Standard".
This CD-ROM [book] has been developed as a tool to provide easy access to the current standards in Computer Generated Music.
Dan R. Williams and Jeffrey N. Denenberg
Jeffrey Denenberg is a contributing author, Emerging Technologies, Chapter 21.
Book description: Serves as a systematic guide to the Act, providing plain language explanations of the modifications which it makes to many public laws, including NEPA and PUHCA.
Milton Kerker, Albert C. Zettlemoyer, Robert L. Rowell, Howard Reiss, Dean C. Marvin, and Richard H. Heist
Richard Heist is a contributing author (with Howard Reiss and Dean C. Marvin), "The use of nucleation and growth as a tool in chemical physics," p.133-149. Colloid and Interface Science, Volume I: Plenary and Invited Lectures contains papers presented at the International Conference on Colloids and Surfaces, held in San Juan, Puerto Rico, 21-25 June 1976. It consists of the plenary and invited papers, and a general overview of these papers by A. M. Schwartz. These papers were given during the morning sessions. The volume is organized into 10 parts. Part I contains papers on surface forces. Parts II and III present studies on catalysis and aerosols, respectively. Part IV examines solid surfaces, focusing on newer techniques for exploring surface structure and surface reactions. The papers in Part V deal with water at interfaces, including a lecture on the behavior and structure of water at inorganic surfaces including metals, oxides, and silicates. Part VI covers the rheology of disperse systems, including papers on the effect of inertial forces on the motion of solids through liquids and theoretical studies on diffusive heat flux. Part VII takes up stability and instability in disperse systems, steric stabilization, and colloidal stability. Parts VIII and IX examine biological membranes and surface thermodynamics, respectively. Part X on liquid crystals includes discussion of the structures and properties of this state of matter.