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Design of Buildings for Wind: A Guide for ASCE 7-10

Product Code/ISBN: 9780470464922

The Design of Buildings for Wind: A Guide for ASCE 7-10 Standard users and Designers of Special Structures, 2nd Edition is for identifying minimum design loads for buildings and other structures according to the US standard. This specific ASCE manual covers wind load types. Updated and revised to reflect the latest changes to wind loads this is a perfect book for structural and architectural engineers. Through this essential text you will discover up-to-date information on the tools, materials, and processes that you need to go through to retrofit a building for wind loads. Some of the most notable changes in the new 2010 version are advances in building design, materials for retrofitting and loss estimation, and improvement to the presentation of materials in order to increase use by structural engineers.

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Table of Contents



  1. Overview
  2. ASCE 7-10 Wind Loading Provisions
  3. Regular and Simplified Approach: Risk Category, Basic Wind Speed, Enclousure, Exposure, Topographic Factor
  4. Regular Approach: Steps Common to all Buildings/Other Structures (MWFRS and C&C)
  5. Regular Approach: Buildings, Parapets, Overhangs (“Directional” Procedure), MWFRS
  6. Regular Approach: Low-Rise Buildings, Parapets, Overhangs(“Envelope” Procedure), MWFRS
  7. Regular Approach: Structures Other Than Buildings, MWFRS
  8. Simplified Approach: Enclosed Simple Diaphragm Buildings, Parapets, Overhangs (MWFRS)
  9. Regular and Simplified Approaches: C&C
  10. Atmospheric Circulations
  11. The Atmospheric Boundary Layer
  12. Extreme Wind Speeds and Wind-Induced Effects
  13. Bluff Body Aerodynamics Basics: Aerodynamic Testing
  14. Structural Dynamics
  15. Aeroelasticity
  16. Structural Reliability Under Wind Loading
  17. Loss Estimation
  18. Rigid Buildings
  19. Tall Buildings

AppendixA1 Random Processes
AppendixA2 Mean Wind Profiles and Atmospheric Boundary Layer Depth
AppendixA3 Spectra of Turbulent Velocity Fluctuations, Kolmogorov Hypotheses
AppendixA4 Wind Directionality Effects, Outcrossing and Sector-by-Sector Approaches
AppendixA5 Report on Estimation of Wind Effects on the World Trade Center Towers