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Aug 3, 2017

EBOOK - Wind Loading of Structures [2nd Edition] - John D. Holmes


EBOOK - Ảnh hưởng của gió đến cấu trúc xây dựng - Tác giả: John D. Holmes (444 Trang).

More than 5 years have elapsed since the first edition of Wind Loading of tructureswas published. In that time, the need for good design of structures against the effects of wind has become even more obvious, with the great increase in destructive wind storms that have affected many parts of the world. In particular, this was emphasized by the unprecedented two successive hurricane seasons of 2004 and 2005 on the southern coastline of the United States.
Although the original chapter topics of the first edition of the book have remained unchanged, there have been changes to nearly every chapter and appendix. The importance of strong winds generated by thunderstorms has become more recognized by wind engineering researchers in the last 5 years, and Chapters 1 and 3 have been expanded with new material on the structure of tornadoes and downbursts.

Chapter 5 also includes a new section on the transient dynamic response to winds of this type. In Chapter 7, the laboratory simulation of tornadoes is discussed; although pioneer work in this area was carried out in the 1960s and 1970s, this was not included in the first edition.
Chapter 7 has also been expanded with a new section on the simulation of internal pressures in a wind tunnel. There are changes and additions to Chapters 8, 9, 11, 12 and 14, but none in Chapters 10 and 13. However, Chapter 15 on ‘Wind loading codes and standards’ has been completely re-written. This has been necessary because four out of the six major codes and standards reviewed in the first edition havebeen revised extensively during the last 5 years (twice in the case of ASCE-7!). However, clearly this chapter will become out of date again quite quickly.
Appendix D has also been greatly extended, with basic extreme wind information given for an additional 16 countries or regions. I would like to thank the many people who have provided me with additional information for that part of the book. I would also like to thank the many people who have provided useful comments on the first edition of the book, the several University staff who have adopted the book for teaching post-graduate courses, Dr M.Matsui (Tokyo Polytechnic University) for providing Figure 11.6 and my daughters Lucy and Julia Holmes for the drafting of most of the new figures in the second edition, and assisting with the indexing. I am grateful for the efficient editing and typesetting carried out by Integra Software Services Pvt. Ltd.
Finally, thanks are due to Taylor & Francis for supporting this book into a second edition, and acceding to most of my requests.

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