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Fiber-Reinforced Composites: Materials, Manufacturing, and Design, Third Edition

The newly expanded and revised edition of Fiber-Reinforced Composites: Materials, Manufacturing, and Design presents the most up-to-date resource available on state-of-the-art composite materials. This book is unique in that it not only offers a current analysis of mechanics and properties, but also examines the latest advances in test methods, applications, manufacturing processes, and design aspects involving composites.
This third edition presents thorough coverage of newly developed materials including nanocomposites. It also adds more emphasis on underlying theories, practical methods, and problem-solving skills employed in real-world applications of composite materials. Each chapter contains new examples drawn from diverse applications and additional problems to reinforce the practical relevance of key concepts.

New in The Third Edition:

Contains new sections on material substitution, cost analysis, nano- and natural fibers, fiber architecture, and carbon-carbon composites
Provides a new chapter on polymer-based nanocomposites
Adds new sections on test methods such as fiber bundle tests and interlaminar fracture measurements
Expands sections on manufacturing fundamentals, thermoplastics matrix composites, and resin transfer molding
Maintaining the trademark quality of its well-respected and authoritative predecessors, Fiber-Reinforced Composites: Materials, Manufacturing, and Design, Third Edition continues to provide a unique interdisciplinary perspective and a logical approach to understanding the latest developments in the field.

Principles and practices of commercial construction, 10th Edition

A practical, well-rounded approach to modern construction principles and practices

Principles and Practices of Commercial Construction teaches students how to apply design theory to the construction process, providing crucial working knowledge for contractors managing subcontractors. Progressing from basic to advanced material, the text appears on the approved reference list for numerous states requiring contractors to pass licensing exams. Its flexible organization gives instructors the option of teaching each chapter on a standalone basis in a range of construction, architecture, and engineering courses. The 10th edition expands its discussion of practical applications in structural design projects and adds practice opportunities preparing students for licensing exams.

Mayonnaise – Pula (10th Anniversary Edition) – 2020 ALBUM

Mayonnaise is a five-piece Filipino alternative rock band. The band is fronted by Monty Macalino and is famous for winning the renowned “Red Horse Muziklaban” in 2004.

The band chose its name in honor of the song “Mayonaise” by The Smashing Pumpkins.[1] The band was originally formed in 2002 with a number of former members and launched mainstream in 2004 after winning the Grand Prize of the Red Horse Muziklaban 2004 which composed of Monty Macalino (who due to his unarguably hefty body figure makes him the most visible member),[2] Paga Manikan, Lee Maningas and Shan Regalado.[3] Their debut self-titled album, Mayonnaise was launched with their 1st single, “Jopay” which was released by Sony Music Philippines.[4] Jopay is a reference of a former member of the Sexbomb Dancers.[5] Their next single was “Bakit Part 2” which became a radio airplay hit. Bassist Lee Maningas left the band some time in 2008 to migrate to the United States and was replaced by Poch Villalon.

Their follow-up 2nd album, Pa’no Nangyari Yun? was released in 2006 with their carrier single, “Salamin”. The same year, the band also covered the song, “Ipagpatawad Mo”, originally from VST and Company. The song was included in their collaboration album, Hopia Mani Popcorn.

In 2008, Mayonnaise released their 3rd album, Tersera which was launched with their singles, “Singungaling”, “Torres” and “Sakto”. The band released their 4th album, Pula in 2010 with the carrier single, “Sa Pula, Sa Puti”.

The group also sang the TV theme song of ABS-CBN 2’s reality show, The Biggest Loser: Pinoy Edition entitled “Sabay Tayo” in 2011.

In 2013, Paga Manikan left the group to concentrate on his own band, the Banat Boys. Popularly known as a 4-piece group, the band announced its 3 new members shortly after Manikan’s departure via their official social media accounts. Aaron Brosoto, Carlo Servano and Jaztin Mercado, who used to play with them as session musicians, officially filled in as guitarists and keyboardist respectively.

In 2014, keyboardist Jaztin Mercado left the band to move to Singapore and in the same year the band recruited Maan Furio to play guitars and do backing vocals. In late 2014, bassist and backing vocalist Poch Villalon left the band to pursue other interests. Villalon has since been a session player for Rico Blanco after departing and was replaced by Nikki Tirona to fill in his position as bassist and backing vocalist for the band. In mid-2015, lead guitarist Aaron Brosoto also left the band to pursue other interests as well.

In November 2017, guitarist and backing vocalist Maan Furio left the band on good terms to pursue a professional career in Dubai, UAE. Keano Swing then later filled in as her replacement. But later in 2020, she returned to the band as a session guitarist and backing vocalist.

In November 2019, a remastered version of the eponymous debut album was released as a commemoration of its 15th anniversary.

Digital Photography Just the Steps for Dummies 2nd Edition

Love taking pictures with your digital camera? Want to improve your skills, but don’t have a lot of time to spend? How about some straight-to-the-point tips that cut to the chase and show you step by step how to accomplish a task? If that sounds like just what you had in mind, Digital Photography Just The Steps For Dummies, 2nd Edition is exactly what you need.
This handy, full-color guide breaks down the most important tasks into simple two-page, illustrated instructions. You choose what you want to do, flip to the right page, follow the instructions, and voilà! A new skill is yours!

Digital Photography Just The Steps For Dummies, 2nd Edition covers important tasks from choosing a camera to printing your photos or turning them into slideshows or galleries.

You’ll be able to:

Select and use various lenses
Take advantage of your meters
Use tripods, screens, and scrims when shooting
Work with depth of field
Shoot and process Camera Raw images
Download and organize your pictures
Understand and use color profiles
Edit in the “quick fix” mode
Restore a vintage photo
Create an online photo gallery, greeting cards, calendars, or CD jackets

More than 170 digital photography tasks are presented in this easy-to-use, full-color reference. Grab a copy and find out how much more fun you can have with your digital camera!

Minimum Reinforcement In Concrete Members

The ESIS-Technical Committee 9 on Concrete was established in 1990 and has met seven times. A proposal was put to European and extra-European laboratories entitled “Scale effects and transitional failure phenomena of reinforced concrete beams in flexure” which lead to several positive responses.
The central topic discussed by the committee was that of the minimum reinforcement in concrete members. The minimum amount of reinforcement is defined as that for which “peak load at first concrete cracking” and “ultimate load after steel yielding” are equal. In this way, any brittle behaviour is avoided as well as any localized failure, if the member is not over-reinforced. In other words, there is a reinforcement percentage range, depending on the size-scale, within which the plastic limit analysis may be applied with its static and kinematic theorems.