'Wind Loading of Structures' by John D. Holmes
first edition of the book was published by Spon Press of London in June
2001 and reprinted in mid 2003.
The second edition, with 379 pages was published by Taylor and Francis
third edition of 428 pages was published in February 2015 by CRC Press.
The principles of meteorology, statistics and probability, aerodynamics and
structural dynamics are covered in the first half of the book. The second half describes
qualitatively and quantitatively the nature of wind loads on all types of structures,
including low-rise and tall buildings, large stadium roofs, towers and chimneys, bridges,
transmission lines, free-standing walls and roofs, and antennae.
Special features include coverage of extreme winds in tropical and sub-tropical climates
wind-tunnel testing techniques, a summary of the wind climates of over 70 countries,
and detailed coverage of internal as well as external pressures on buildings. A comparison
is made of the provisions for wind loads in six major national and international codes
Bridging the gap between wind and structural engineering, "Wind loading of structures"
is essential readingfor civil, structural and mechanical engineers.