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Wind Loading of Structures


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Preface 1. The Nature of Windstorms and Wind-Induced Damage 2. Prediction of Design Wind Speeds and Structural Safety 3. Strong Wind Characteristics and Turbulence 4. Basic Bluff-Body Aerodynamics 5. Dynamic Response and Effective Static Load Distributions 6. Internal Pressures 7. Laboratory Simulation of Strong Winds and Wind Loads 8. Low-Rise Buildings 9. Tall Buildings 10. Large Roofs and Sports Stadiums 11. Towers, Chimneys and Masts 12. Bridges 13. Transmission Lines 14. Other Structures 15. Wind Loading Codes and Standards. Appendix A: Terminology. Appendix B: List of Symbols. Appendix C. Probability Distributions Relevant to Wind Loading. Appendix D: Extreme Wind Climates - A World Survey. Appendix E. Some Approximate Formulas for Natural Frequencies. Appendix F: Application of the Effective Static Load Method to a Simple Structure

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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.


'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 Engineer

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