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Wind loading of structures 3 editions

Cover of: Wind loading of structures by John D. Holmes
About the Book

Wind forces are responsible for in the region of US $10 billion per annum in insured damage. This cost can be mitigated, if not totally eliminated, by the application of wind engineering principless to ensure maximum safety at the lowest cost. This book will assist the practising engineer in understanding the principles of wind engineering, and provide guidance on the successful design of structures to counteract wind loading problems. The principles of meterology, 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 50 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. Bridging the gap between wind and structural engineering, Wind Loading of Structures will be essential reading for civil, structural and mechanical engineers.


Library of Congress TA654.5 .H65 2001
Dewey 624.1/75


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3 editions First published in 2001

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Cover of: Wind loading of structures
2001, Spon Press
Wind loading of structures
in English
Cover of: Wind loading of structures
2001, Spon Press
Wind loading of structures
Electronic resource in English
Cover of: Wind Loading of Structures
2003, Taylor & Francis Group Plc
Wind Loading of Structures
Electronic resource in English

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