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Wind Effects on Structures: Modern Structural Design for Wind, 4th Edition

Wind Effects on Structures: Modern Structural Design for Wind, 4th Edition

Emil Simiu, DongHun Yeo

ISBN: 978-1-119-37593-7

Jan 2019, Wiley-Blackwell

528 pages

$108.99

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Description

Provides structural engineers with the knowledge and practical tools needed to perform structural designs for wind that incorporate major technological, conceptual, analytical and computational advances achieved in the last two decades. 

With clear explanations and documentation of the concepts, methods, algorithms, and software available for accounting for wind loads in structural design, it also describes the wind engineer's contributions in sufficient detail that they can be effectively scrutinized by the structural engineer in charge of the design.

Wind Effects on Structures: Modern Structural Design for Wind, 4th Edition is organized in four sections. The first covers atmospheric flows, extreme wind speeds, and bluff body aerodynamics. The second examines the design of buildings, and includes chapters on aerodynamic loads; dynamic and effective wind-induced loads; wind effects with specified MRIs; low-rise buildings; tall buildings; and more. The third part is devoted to aeroelastic effects, and covers both fundamentals and applications. The last part considers other structures and special topics such as trussed frameworks; offshore structures; and tornado effects.

Offering readers the knowledge and practical tools needed to develop structural designs for wind loadings, this book:

  • Points out significant limitations in the design of buildings based on such techniques as the high-frequency force balance
  • Discusses powerful algorithms, tools, and software needed for the effective design for wind, and provides numerous examples of application  
  • Discusses techniques applicable to structures other than buildings, including stacks and suspended-span bridges  
  • Features several appendices on Elements of Probability and Statistics; Peaks-over-Threshold Poisson-Process Procedure for Estimating Peaks; estimates of the WTC Towers’ Response to Wind and their shortcomings; and more

Wind Effects on Structures: Modern Structural Design for Wind, 4th Edition is an excellent text for structural engineers, wind engineers, and structural engineering students and faculty.

Table of Contents

Preface of Fourth Edition

INTRODUCTION

PART A. ATMOSPHERIC FLOWS, EXTREME WIND SPEEDS, BLUFF BODY AERODYNAMICS 

1 Atmospheric Circulations

2 The Atmospheric Boundary Layer

3 Extreme Wind Speeds

4 Bluff Body Aerodynamics

5 Aerodynamic Testing

6 Computational Wind Engineering

7 Uncertainties in Wind Engineering Data

PART B. DESIGN OF BUILDINGS

8 Structural Design for Wind: An Overview

9 Stiffness Matrices, Second-order Effects, and Influence Coefficients

10 Aerodynamic Loads: Main Structure, Secondary Members and Cladding

11 Dynamic and Effective Wind-Induced Loads

12 Wind Load Factors and Design Mean Recurrence Intervals

13 Wind Effects with Specified MRIs: DCIs, Inter-story Drift and Accelerations

14 Equivalent Static Wind Loads 

15 Wind-induced Discomfort in and around Buildings

16 Mitigation of Building Motions: Tuned Mass Dampers

17 Rigid Portal Frames:  Case Study

18 Tall Buildings: Case Studies

PART C. AEROELASTIC EFFECTS: FUNDAMENTALS AND APPLICATIONS

19 Vortex-induced Vibrations

20 Galloping and Torsional Divergence

21 Flutter

22 Slender Chimneys and Towers

23 Suspended-Span Bridges

PART D. OTHER STRUCTURES AND SPECIAL TOPICS

24 Trussed Frameworks and Plate Girders

25 Offshore Structures

26 Tensile Membrane Structures

27 Tornado Wind and Atmospheric Pressure Change Effects

28 Tornado- and Hurricane-borne Missile Speeds

APPENDICES

A1 Elements of Probability and Statistics

A2 Random Processes

A3 Peaks-over-Threshold Poisson-Process Procedure for Estimating Peaks

A4 Structural Dynamics: Frequency-Domain Approach

A5 Structural Reliability

A6 WTC Towers’ Response to Wind: a Skidmore Owings and Merrill Report