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Wind Science and Engineering : Origins, Developments, Fundamentals and Advancements.

Author: Giovanni Solari
Publisher: Cham : Springer, 2019.
Series: Springer Tracts in Civil Engineering Ser.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book provides an essential overview of wind science and engineering, taking readers on a journey through the origins, developments, fundamentals, recent advancements and latest trends in this  Read more...

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Solari, Giovanni.
Wind Science and Engineering : Origins, Developments, Fundamentals and Advancements.
Cham : Springer, ©2019
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Giovanni Solari
ISBN: 9783030188153 3030188159
OCLC Number: 1109805148
Notes: Advancements: From the Mid-Twentieth Century to the Third Millennium
Description: 1 online resource (949 pages)
Contents: Intro; Preface; Contents; About the Author; 1 Introduction; References; Origins: From the Dawn of History to the Renaissance; 2 The Wind in Antiquity; 2.1 The Wind in Mythology; 2.2 Speculation and Observation; 2.3 Science and Experience; 2.4 Astrology and Meteorology; 2.5 Sailing Ships; 2.6 Wings and Kites; 2.7 The First Windmills; 2.8 Climate and Architecture; 2.9 Structural Damage and Collapse; 2.10 Leonardo da Vinci; References; Developments: From the Renaissance to the End of the Nineteenth Century; 3 The Wind and the New Science; 3.1 Speculation and Experience 3.2 Atmospheric Physics and Measurements3.3 Mathematics and Automated Computation; 3.4 Probability Theory; 3.5 Mechanics in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries; 3.6 The Coming of Fluid Dynamics; 3.7 Thermodynamics and Steam Machines; 3.8 The Kinetic Theory of Gases; 3.9 Structural Mechanics; 3.10 Music, Sound and Vibration; References; 4 The New Culture of the Wind and Its Effects; 4.1 The First Meteorology Studies; 4.2 The Resistance of Bodies in Fluids; 4.3 Wind Intensity Scales; 4.4 Sail Propulsion and Sailing; 4.5 Flight Experiences and Scientific Research 4.6 The Diffusion of Windmills4.7 The Structures of the Industrial Revolution; 4.8 Cable-Supported Bridges in the Nineteenth Century; 4.9 The Girder and Truss Bridges of the Nineteenth Century; References; Fundamentals: From the Late Nineteenth Century to the Mid-Twentieth Century; 5 Scientific Progress and Its Impact on Wind; 5.1 Fluid Mechanics; 5.2 Probability and Random Processes; 5.3 The Advent of the Electronic Computer; References; 6 Wind Meteorology, Micrometeorology and Climatology; 6.1 Ground-Level Measurements; 6.2 Upper Air and Remote Measurements 6.3 Meteorology and Weather Forecasts6.4 Wind Classification; 6.5 Micrometeorology; 6.6 The Theory of Turbulence; 6.7 Wind in the Atmospheric Boundary Layer; 6.8 Wind Climatology; References; 7 Wind and Aerodynamics; 7.1 Advancements in Experimental Aerodynamics; 7.2 The First Wind Tunnels; 7.3 Boundary Layer Wind Tunnels; 7.4 The New Horizons of Aeronautics; 7.5 Aerodynamics of Sailing; 7.6 Aerodynamics of Road Vehicles; 7.7 Aerodynamics of Trains; References; 8 Wind, Environment and Territory; 8.1 From Windmills to Wind Turbines; 8.2 The Atmospheric Diffusion of Pollutants 8.3 Soil Erosion and Transport8.4 Snow Drift; 8.5 Windbreaks, Shelterbelts and Crops; 8.6 Bioclimatic City Planning and Architecture; References; 9 Wind Actions and Effects on Structures; 9.1 The Evolution of Suspension Bridges; 9.2 The Evolution of Towers and Skyscrapers; 9.3 Wind Actions and Effects on Structures; 9.4 Design Wind Speed; 9.5 Building Aerodynamics; 9.6 Dynamic Response to Turbulent Wind; 9.7 Vortex Shedding; 9.8 Galloping; 9.9 Flutter; References; 10 Wind Hazard, Vulnerability and Risk; 10.1 Tropical Cyclones; 10.2 Tornadoes and Thunderstorms; References
Series Title: Springer Tracts in Civil Engineering Ser.

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