Nato Science Series E:

Wind Climate in Cities

Editors: Cermak, J.E., Davenport, A.G., Plate, E.J., Viegas, D.X. (Eds.)

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If one surveys the development of wind engineering, one comes to the conclusion that the challenge of urban climatology is one of the most important remaining tasks for the wind engineers. But what distinguishes wind engineering in urban areas from conventional wind engineering? Principally, the fact that the effects studied are usually unique to a particular situation, requiring consideration of the surroundings of the buildings. In the past, modelling criteria have been developed that make it possible to solve environmental problems with great confidence, and studies validated the models: at least in a neutrally stratified atmosphere.
The approach adopted in the book is that of applied fluid mechanics, since this forms the basis for the evaluation of the urban wind field. Variables for air quality or loads are problem specific, or even random, and methods for studying them are based on risk analysis, which is also presented. Criteria are developed for a systematic approach to urban wind engineering problems, including parameter studies.
The five sections of the book are: Fundamentals of urban boundary layer and dispersion; Forces on complex structures in built-up areas; Air pollution in cities; Numerical solution techniques; and Posters. A subject index is included.

Table of contents (44 chapters)

  • The Risk of Wind Effects in Cities

    Plate, E. J. (et al.)

    Pages 1-20

  • Urban Climates and Urban Climate Modelling: An Introduction

    Plate, E. J.

    Pages 23-39

  • Atmospheric Boundary Layer and Its Parameterization

    Arya, S. Pal

    Pages 41-66

  • Scaling for Convective Boundary Layers

    Zilitinkevich, S.

    Pages 67-79

  • The Heat Island of the Urban Boundary Layer: Characteristics, Causes and Effects

    Oke, T. R.

    Pages 81-107

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Wind Climate in Cities
Editors
  • Jack E. Cermak
  • Alan G. Davenport
  • Erich J. Plate
  • Domingos X. Viegas
Series Title
Nato Science Series E:
Series Volume
277
Copyright
1995
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-3686-2
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-3686-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-3202-2
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-4485-3
Series ISSN
0168-132X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 772
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