Wind Towers

Architecture, Climate and Sustainability

Authors: Bahadori, Mehdi N., Dehghani Sanij, Alireza, Sayigh, Ali

  • Familiarizes engineers and architects with wind tower designs and operation
  • Explains the statics, materials, aerodynamics, thermodynamics and heat transfer principles employed by wind towers
  • Connects the traditional mechanical engineering practices at the heart of wind cooling with the latest optimization techniques
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About this book

This unique volume provides the only holistic treatment of wind towers, a core aspect of sustainable architecture in hot, arid climates. The authors explain how traditional incarnations of these structures provide significant decreases in energy consumption through their use of renewable wind resources to cool buildings and water storage facilities. Beginning with the underlying scientific principles, the design and operation of wind towers is explained in depth and suggestions for optimization are provided, supported by the authors' findings from recent analytical studies.

About the authors

Dr. Ali Sayigh is Chairman and Founder of the World Renewable Energy Congress and Council; Director General of World Renewable Energy Network (WREN); Chairman and Founder of the Arab Solar Energy Society and Past Chairman of the UK Solar Energy Society. Dr. Sayigh was recently elected to chair the Iraqi Energy Institute, and he actively consults on renewable and sustainable energy issues for a number of international organizations, including UNESCO, ISESCO, UNDP, ESCWA, & UNIDO. Dr. Sayigh was Director of Solar Seminars at ICTP- Trieste, Italy from 1977-1995; Professor of Solar Energy at King Saud, Kuwait and Reading Universities from 1969 to 1994 and Professor of Engineering at the University of Hertfordshire, from 1994 to 2004. He was the founding expert in Renewable Energy at AOPEC. He is Fellow of the Institute of Energy; Fellow of the Institution of Electrical Engineers and Chartered Engineer. He has published more than 400 papers and has contributed to and edited more than 30 books. He is Editor and Editor in Chief of several international journals including Renewable Energy and the International Journal of Environmental Sciences and Technology and Editor-in-Chief of the Major Reference Work, Comprehensive Renewable Energy.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Bahadori, Mehdi N. (et al.)

    Pages 1-39

  • The History of Baudgeers

    Bahadori, Mehdi N. (et al.)

    Pages 41-62

  • The Architecture of Baudgeers

    Bahadori, Mehdi N. (et al.)

    Pages 63-100

  • An Analytical–Numerical Study of the Performance of Conventional Wind Towers

    Bahadori, Mehdi N. (et al.)

    Pages 101-117

  • An Analytical–Numerical Study of the Performance of New Designs of Wind Towers

    Bahadori, Mehdi N. (et al.)

    Pages 119-147

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eBook $89.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-05876-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-05875-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $119.00
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: September 16, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-35349-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Wind Towers
Book Subtitle
Architecture, Climate and Sustainability
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: Delhi Book Store, New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-05876-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-05876-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-05875-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-35349-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 212
Number of Illustrations and Tables
165 b/w illustrations, 62 illustrations in colour
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