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Wind Science and Engineering

Origins, Developments, Fundamentals and Advancements

  • Combines scientific chapters, including equations and technical drawings, with narrative chapters that highlight facts and discoveries related to the wind

  • Addresses not only wind engineers but anyone interested in the broad field of wind science

  • The most advanced reference guide to the state of the art in wind engineering


Part of the Springer Tracts in Civil Engineering book series (SPRTRCIENG)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Giovanni Solari
    Pages 1-4
  3. Origins: From the Dawn of History to the Renaissance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. Giovanni Solari
      Pages 7-84
  4. Developments: From the Renaissance to the End of the Nineteenth Century

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 85-85
    2. Giovanni Solari
      Pages 87-167
    3. Giovanni Solari
      Pages 169-271
  5. Fundamentals: From the Late Nineteenth Century to the Mid-Twentieth Century

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 273-273
    2. Giovanni Solari
      Pages 275-324
    3. Giovanni Solari
      Pages 441-558
    4. Giovanni Solari
      Pages 559-654
    5. Giovanni Solari
      Pages 655-801
    6. Giovanni Solari
      Pages 803-837
  6. Advancements: From the Mid-Twentieth Century to the Third Millennium

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 839-839
    2. Giovanni Solari
      Pages 841-924
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 925-944

About this book


This book provides an essential overview of wind science and engineering, taking readers on a journey through the origins, developments, fundamentals, recent advancements and latest trends in this broad field. Along the way, it addresses a diverse range of topics, including: atmospheric physics; meteorology; micrometeorology; climatology; the aerodynamics of buildings, aircraft, sailing boats, road vehicles and trains; wind energy; atmospheric pollution; soil erosion; snow drift, windbreaks and crops; bioclimatic city-planning and architecture; wind actions and effects on structures; and wind hazards, vulnerability and risk. In order to provide a comprehensive overview of wind and its manifold effects, the book combines scientific, descriptive and narrative chapters.
The book is chiefly intended for students and lecturers, for those who want to learn about the genesis and evolution of this topic, and for the multitude of scholars whose work involves the wind.


Structural Mechanics Structural Dynamics Meteorology Wind Energy Environmental Wind Engineering Aeroelasticity Aerodynamics Wind Climatology

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Civil, Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Polytechnic SchoolUniversity of GenoaGenoaItaly

About the authors

Giovanni Solari is professor of Structural and Wind Engineering at University of Genoa, Italy, where he also served as director of the Wind Tunnel Laboratory. He was president of the International Association for Wind Engineering (IAWE) from 2003 to 2007, and starting from 2020 he will be serving as president of the Italian Institute of Welding.

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