Wind Loading of Structures (Paperback)
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Wind forces from extreme wind events are the dominant loading for many parts of the world, exacerbated by climate change and the continued construction of tall buildings and structures. This authoritative source, for practising and academic structural engineers and graduate students, ties the principles of wind loads on structures to the relevant aspects of meteorology, bluff-body aerodynamics, probability and statistics, and structural dynamics.
This new edition covers:
Climate change effects on extreme winds - particularly those from tropical cyclones, hurricanes and typhoons
Modelling of potential wind vulnerability and damage
Developments in extreme value probability analysis of extreme wind speeds and directions
Explanation of the difference between 'return period' and 'average recurrence interval', as well as 'bootstrapping' techniques for deriving confidence limits
Wind over water, and profiles and turbulence in non-synoptic winds
An expanded chapter on internal pressures produced by wind for various opening and permeability scenarios
Aerodynamic shaping of high- and low-rise buildings
Recent developments in five major wind codes and standards
A new chapter on computational fluid dynamics (CFD), as applied to wind engineering
A greatly expanded appendix providing the basic information on extreme wind climates for over 140 countries and territories
Additional examples for many chapters in this book
About the Author
Dr John Holmes has over forty years of experience in wind engineering and has authored over 500 journal and conference papers. Dr Seifu Bekele has twenty-five years of experience in wind engineering and related fields. His extensive consulting practice specialises in computational techniques.