Severe Storm Engineering for Structural Design / Edition 1

Severe Storm Engineering for Structural Design / Edition 1

by Taylor and Francis

First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.See more details below


First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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Table of Contents

Wind Generalities2
High-Velocity Winds6
Severe Storm Engineering8
U.S. Codes of Standard Practice9
Australian Code13
Other Codes17
Wind Velocity As a Function of Time21
Average Velocities22
Dynamic Pressure (q)23
Boundary Layer Wind Tunnels28
Building Envelopes31
Mapping the Wind39
Cyclones and Hurricanes44
Saffir/Simpson Scale53
Government Research on Hurricane in the United States53
The National Hurricane Center55
Seeding of Hurricanes55
Urbanism and Hurricanes56
Hurricane Hugo: A Case Study58
Hurricane Iniki: A Case Study67
Hurricane Andrew: A Case Study72
Aftermath Recommendations87
Building Code Improvements to Deal with the Force of Hurricanes89
Tornadoes: General Characteristics99
The Mechanics of the Storm: Measurements112
Effects on Structures129
Tornadoes Around the World152
Government Tornado Research in the United States162
U.S. Codes for Tornado Forces on Structures163
ANSI Regulations on Tornado Loads164
Electric Power Research Institute Tornado Standards164
Calvert Cliffs: A Case Study166
The Donald C. Cook Nuclear Power Plant: A Case Study167
The Susquehanna Nuclear Power Plant: A Case Study169
The Vogtle Electric Generating Plant: A Case Study171
App. ANuclear Power Plants in the United States and Worldwide179
App. BRoof Sheathing Fastening Schedules for Wind Uplift195
App. CEngineering Tables199
App. DModulus of Elasticity of Building Materials209
App. EModulus of Elasticity for Design of Wood Members211
App. FWeight of Building Materials235
App. GTable for Conversion of Units239

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