Severe Storm Engineering for Structural Design / Edition 1

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

  • ISBN-13: 9782884491266
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 9/1/1995
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 450
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Wind Generalities 2
High-Velocity Winds 6
Severe Storm Engineering 8
U.S. Codes of Standard Practice 9
Australian Code 13
Other Codes 17
Wind Velocity As a Function of Time 21
Average Velocities 22
Dynamic Pressure q 23
Boundary Layer Wind Tunnels 28
Building Envelopes 31
Mapping the Wind 39
Cyclones and Hurricanes 44
Typhoons 51
Saffir/Simpson Scale 53
Government Research on Hurricane in the United States 53
The National Hurricane Center 55
Seeding of Hurricanes 55
Urbanism and Hurricanes 56
Hurricane Hugo: A Case Study 58
Hurricane Iniki: A Case Study 67
Hurricane Andrew: A Case Study 72
Aftermath Recommendations 87
Building Code Improvements to Deal with the Force of Hurricanes 89
Tornadoes: General Characteristics 99
The Mechanics of the Storm: Measurements 112
Effects on Structures 129
Tornadoes Around the World 152
Government Tornado Research in the United States 162
U.S. Codes for Tornado Forces on Structures 163
ANSI Regulations on Tornado Loads 164
Electric Power Research Institute Tornado Standards 164
Calvert Cliffs: A Case Study 166
The Donald C. Cook Nuclear Power Plant: A Case Study 167
The Susquehanna Nuclear Power Plant: A Case Study 169
The Vogtle Electric Generating Plant: A Case Study 171
App. A Nuclear Power Plants in the United States and Worldwide 179
App. B Roof Sheathing Fastening Schedules for Wind Uplift 195
App. C Engineering Tables 199
App. D Modulus of Elasticity of Building Materials 209
App. E Modulus of Elasticity for Design of Wood Members 211
App. F Weight of Building Materials 235
App. G Table for Conversion of Units 239
Bibliography 323
Index 333
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