Bridging the gap between wind and structural engineering, Wind Loading of Structures demonstrates the application of wind engineering principles to ensure maximum safety in a variety of structures. This book will assist the practising engineer in understanding the principles of wind engineering, and provide guidance on the successful design of structures for wind loading by gales, hurricanes, typhoons, thunderstorm downdrafts and tornados. The principles of meteorology, statistics and probability, aerodynamics and structural dynamics are covered in the first half of the book. The second half describes, qualitatively and quantitatively, the nature of wind loads on all types of structures, including low-rise and tall buildings, large stadium roofs, towers and chimneys, bridges, transmission lines, free-standing walls and roofs, and antennae. Special features include coverage of extreme winds in tropical and sub-tropical climates, wind-tunnel testing techniques, a summary of the wind climates of over sixty countries, and detailed coverage of internal as well as external wind pressures on buildings. A comparison is made of the provisions for wind loads in six major national and international codes and standards. Examples and case studies are given in each chapter that make the book suitable for supporting university graduate courses in wind loading and response.
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'A fine text for a wind engineering course and a useful reference for the practising wind engineer… a must have for any wind engineer’s library.'
- The Wind EngineerAbout the Author:
John D. Holmes is a consulting engineer and researcher, with over thirty years international experience in research, teaching and consulting in the wind loading of structures.
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Descrizione libro CRC Press, 2007. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. 2. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0415409462
Descrizione libro CRC Press, 2007. Condizione libro: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Preface1. The nature of windstorms and wind-induced damage2. Prediction of design wind speeds and structural safety3. Strong wind characteristics and turbulence4. Basic bluff-body aerodynamics5. Dynamic response and effective static load distributions6. Internal pressures7. Laboratory simulation of strong winds and wind loads8. Low-rise buildings9. Tall buildings10. Large roofs and sports stadiums11. Towers, chimneys and masts12. Bridges13. Transmission lines14. Other structures15. Wind loading codes and standardsAppendix A. TerminologyAppendix B. List of symbolsAppendix C. Probability distributions relevant to wind loadingAppendix D. Extreme wind climates - a world surveyAppendix E. Some approximate formulas for natural frequenciesAppendix F. Application of the effective static load method to a simple structure. Codice libro della libreria ABE_book_new_0415409462
Descrizione libro CRC Press, 2007. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0415409462
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