The ASU Libraries are excited for the new year and for a new semester to start. To begin the year, check out highlights of recently added titles to the libraries’ collection and news about library policies and facilities.

Modeling and analysis of modern fluid problems  

Liancun Zheng,‎ Xinxin Zhang

“Modeling and Analysis of Modern Fluids helps researchers solve physical problems observed in fluid dynamics and related fields, such as heat and mass transfer, boundary layer phenomena, and numerical heat transfer. These problems are characterized by nonlinearity and large system dimensionality, and ‘exact’ solutions are impossible to provide using the conventional mixture of theoretical and analytical analysis with purely numerical methods…” 

Microfabrication and Precision Engineering: Research and Development

J Paulo Davim

“Microfabrication and precision engineering is an increasingly important area relating to metallic, polymers, ceramics, composites, biomaterials and complex materials. Micro-electro-mechanical-systems (MEMS) emphasize miniaturization in both electronic and mechanical components. Microsystem products may be classified by application, and have been applied to a variety of fields, including medical, automotive, aerospace and alternative energy. Microsystems technology refers to the products as well as the fabrication technologies used in production…”

Shell-like Structures: Advanced Theories and Applications

Holm Altenbach,‎ Victor Eremeyev 

“The book presents mathematical and mechanical aspects of the theory of plates and shells, applications in civil, aerospace and mechanical engineering, as well in other areas.  The focus relates to the following problems:

  • comprehensive review of the most popular theories of plates and shells,
  • relations between three-dimensional theories and two-dimensional ones,
  • presentation of recently developed new refined plates and shells theories (for example, the micropolar theory or gradient-type theories),
  • modeling of coupled effects in shells and plates related to electromagnetic and temperature fields, phase transitions, diffusion, etc.,
  • applications in modeling of non-classical objects like, for example, nanostructures,
  • presentation of actual numerical tools based on the finite element approach.”

Sustainable Green Chemistry

Mark A Benvenuto 

“Sustainable Green Chemistry, the 1st volume of Green Chemical Processing, covers several key aspects of modern green processing. The scope of this volume goes beyond bio- and organic chemistry, highlighting the ecological and economic benefits of enhanced sustainability in such diverse fields as petrochemistry, metal production and wastewater treatment. The authors discuss recent progresses and challenges in the implementation of green chemical processes as well as their transfer from academia to industry and teaching at all levels. Selected successes in the greening of established processes and reactions are presented, including the use of switchable polarity solvents, actinide recovery using ionic liquids, and the removal of the ubiquitous bisphenol A molecule from effluent streams by phytodegradation.”

Quantitative methods in reservoir engineering

Wilson C. Chin 

“Quantitative Methods in Reservoir Engineering, Second Edition, brings together the critical aspects of the industry to create more accurate models and better financial forecasts for oil and gas assets. Updated to cover more practical applications related to intelligent infill drilling, optimized well pattern arrangement, water flooding with modern wells, and multiphase flow, this new edition helps reservoir engineers better lay the mathematical foundations for analytical or semi-analytical methods in today’s more difficult reservoir engineering applications…”

Information on library policies and services for faculty and staff

For newer faculty and staff, or for those of you who would like a quick reference, we have a website that outlines library services and policies specific to faculty/staff. This page can additionally be accessed from our main library page and by clicking on faculty/staff link in the upper informational bar. Feel free to also use the chat/email service under the “Help” dropdown menu if during your use of the library website you run into any problems or need assistance.

Updates on the Hayden Library Renovation:

The Hayden Library renovation is now fully underway. While staff will try to keep service disruptions to a minimum during the two-year renovation some significant service changes have taken place for the new semester:

The upper floors of Hayden Library (floors 1–4) are now closed to the public due to safety and security reasons. Materials can no longer be retrieved in person, however, you can visit the Information Desk for assistance in accessing any materials in the closed areas.

Beginning this semester, Noble Library will be open 24 hours per day, five days per week to support students and faculty during the Hayden Library renovation and increased student seating has been added to the Noble Library and the underground lower level of Hayden Library with additional study areas also available at the Music Library and the Design and the Arts Library.

Learn more at the Hayden renovation updates page.

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