Wind Climate in Cities

  • Jack E. Cermak
  • Alan G. Davenport
  • Erich J. Plate
  • Domingos X. Viegas

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSE, volume 277)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. The Risk of Wind Effects in Cities

    1. E. J. Plate, A. G. Davenport
      Pages 1-20
  3. Fundamentals of Urban Boundary Layer and Dispersion

  4. Forces on Complex Structures in Built-up Areas

  5. Air Pollution in Cities

  6. Numerical Simulation Techniques

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 631-632
    2. S. Murakami, A. Mochida, Y. Tominaga
      Pages 681-701
    3. M. E. Nicholls, R. A. Pielke, J. L. Eastman, C. A. Finley, W. A. Lyons, C. J. Tremback et al.
      Pages 703-732
  7. Posters

About this book


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.


Climatology air pollution air quality climate environment pollution simulation wind

Editors and affiliations

  • Jack E. Cermak
    • 1
  • Alan G. Davenport
    • 2
  • Erich J. Plate
    • 3
  • Domingos X. Viegas
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Civil EngineeringColorado State UniversityFort CollinsUSA
  2. 2.Faculty of Engineering ScienceUniversity of Western OntarioLondonCanada
  3. 3.Fakultät für Bauingenieur- und VermessungswesenUniversität KarlsruheKarlsruheGermany
  4. 4.Fluid Mechanics CenterUniversity of CoimbraCoimbraPortugal

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-4485-3
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-3686-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0168-132X
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