Urban Aerodynamics

Wind Engineering for Urban Planners and Designers

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Author: Task Committee on Urban Aerodynamics

Publisher: ASCE Publications

ISBN: 9780784476369

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 76

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Prepared by the Task Committee on Urban Aerodynamics of the Environmental Wind Engineering Committee of the Technical Council on Wind Engineering of ASCE. Urban Aerodynamics: Wind Engineering for Urban Planners and Designers introduces the basic tools and technology used by engineers to determine the effects of wind on city streets and structures. Familiarity with the fundamentals of urban aerodynamics offers many advantages to city planners and urban designers, most especially the opportunity to incorporate quantitative techniques into the design and development process. This volume traces the historical development of wind engineering techniques leading up to today's use of boundary layer wind tunnel studies and computational fluid dynamics assessments. Examples show the application of wind engineering to address urban issues such as pedestrian-level wind control, design for hurricane shelter, urban summer breeze penetration, winter wind shielding, the natural ventilation of buildings, and dispersion of airborne pollutants. Current tools and techniques for both qualitative and quantitative assessment of urban wind effects are reviewed, and an extensive list of references is included. This book is a compact essential reference for city planners, urban designers, and architects, as well as structural and wind engineers.

Official Register 2008

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Author: American Society of Civil Engineers

Publisher: ASCE Publications

ISBN: 9780784409596

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: N.A

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The Official Register is published annually to provide ready access to governing documents, statistics, and general information about ASCE for leadership, members, and staff. It includes the ASCE constitution, bylaws, rules, and code of ethics; as well as information about member qualifications and benefits; section and branch contacts; technical, professional, educational, and student activities; committee appointments; past and present officers; honors and awards; CERF/IIEC; the ASCE Foundation; and staff contacts. There are also sections with constitution, bylaws, and committees for Geo-Institute; Structural Engineering Institute (SEI); Environmental and Water Resources Institute (EWRI); Architectural Engineering Institute (AEI); Coasts, Oceans, Ports, and Rivers Institute (COPRI); Construction Institute (CI); and Transportation & Development Institute (T&DI).

Urban Meteorology

Forecasting, Monitoring, and Meeting Users' Needs

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Author: National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate,Committee on Urban Meteorology: Scoping the Problem, Defining the Needs

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309252202

Category: Science

Page: 190

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According to the United Nations, three out of five people will be living in cities worldwide by the year 2030. The United States continues to experience urbanization with its vast urban corridors on the east and west coasts. Although urban weather is driven by large synoptic and meso-scale features, weather events unique to the urban environment arise from the characteristics of the typical urban setting, such as large areas covered by buildings of a variety of heights; paved streets and parking areas; means to supply electricity, natural gas, water, and raw materials; and generation of waste heat and materials. Urban Meteorology: Forecasting, Monitoring, and Meeting Users' Needs is based largely on the information provided at a Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate community workshop. This book describes the needs for end user communities, focusing in particular on needs that are not being met by current urban-level forecasting and monitoring. Urban Meteorology also describes current and emerging meteorological forecasting and monitoring capabilities that have had and will likely have the most impact on urban areas, some of which are not being utilized by the relevant end user communities. Urban Meteorology explains that users of urban meteorological information need high-quality information available in a wide variety of formats that foster its use and within time constraints set by users' decision processes. By advancing the science and technology related to urban meteorology with input from key end user communities, urban meteorologists can better meet the needs of diverse end users. To continue the advancement within the field of urban meteorology, there are both short-term needs-which might be addressed with small investments but promise large, quick returns-as well as future challenges that could require significant efforts and investments.

Official Register 2005

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Author: American Society of Civil Engineers

Publisher: ASCE Publications

ISBN: 9780784407738

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 640

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The Official Register is published annually to provide ready access to governing documents, statistics, and general information about ASCE for leadership, members, and staff. It includes the ASCE constitution, bylaws, rules, and code of ethics; as well as information about member qualifications and benefits; section and branch contacts; technical, professional, educational, and student activities; committee appointments; past and present officers; honors and awards; CERF/IIEC; the ASCE Foundation; and staff contacts. There are also sections with constitution, bylaws, and committees for Geo-Institute; Structural Engineering Institute (SEI); Environmental and Water Resources Institute (EWRI); Architectural Engineering Institute (AEI); Coasts, Oceans, Ports, and Rivers Institute (COPRI); Construction Institute (CI); and Transportation & Development Institute (T&DI). The 2003 Official Register will be available for free as PDF downloads through the "Members Only" section of the ASCE website. For the convenience of those who do not wish to download these files, this print version is available for purchase.

Aerodynamic Design of Transport Aircraft

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Author: E. Obert

Publisher: IOS Press

ISBN: 1607504073

Category: Science

Page: 656

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The origin of Aerodynamic Design of Transport Aircraft stems from the time when the author was appointed part-time professor in the Aerospace Faculty of Delft University of Technology. At the time his main activities were those of leading the departments of Aerodynamics, Performance and Preliminary Design at Fokker Aircraft Company. The groundwork for this book started in 1987 as a series of lecture notes consisting mainly of pictorial material with a minimum of English explanatory text. After the demise of Fokker in 1996 one feared that interest in aeronautical engineering would strongly diminish. As a result of this, the course was discontinued and the relationship between the author and the faculty came to an end. Two years later the situation was reappraised, and the interest in aeronautical engineering remained, so the course was reinstated with a former Fokker colleague Ronald Slingerland as lecturer. The lecture notes from these courses form the foundation of this publication.

Atmospheric Propagation

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Author: Cynthia Y. Young,G. Charmaine Gilbreath

Publisher: Society of Photo Optical

ISBN: 9780819466730

Category: Meteorological optics

Page: 274

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Proceedings of SPIE present the original research papers presented at SPIE conferences and other high-quality conferences in the broad-ranging fields of optics and photonics. These books provide prompt access to the latest innovations in research and technology in their respective fields. Proceedings of SPIE are among the most cited references in patent literature.

The Aerodynamics of Heavy Vehicles: Trucks, Buses, and Trains

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Author: Rose McCallen,Fred Browand,James Ross

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 354044419X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 567

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It is our pleasure to present these proceedings from the United Engineering Foundation Conference on The Aerodynamics of Heavy Vehicles: Trucks, Buses and Trains held December 2-6, 2002, in Monterey, California. This Department of Energy, United Engineering Foundation, and industry sponsored conference brought together 90 leading engineering researchers from around the world to discuss the aerodynamic drag of heavy vehicles. Participants from national labs, academia, and industry, including truck manufacturers, discussed how computer simulation and experimental techniques could be used to design more fuel efficient trucks, buses, and trains. Conference topics included comparison of computational fluid dynamics calculations using both steady and unsteady Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes, large-eddy simulation, and hybrid turbulence models and experimental data obtained from the Department of Energy sponsored and other wind tunnel experiments. Advanced experimental techniques including three-dimensional particle image velocimetry were presented, along with their use in evaluating drag reduction devices. We would like to thank the UEF conference organizers for their dedication and quick response to sudden deadlines. In addition, we would like to thank all session chairs, the scientific advisory committee, authors, and reviewers for their many hours of dedicated effort that contributed to a successful conference and resulted in this document of the conference proceedings. We also gratefully acknowledge the support received from the United Engineering Foundation, the US Department of Energy, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Volvo Trucks America, International Truck and Engine Corporation, and Freightliner LLC.

Alternative energy sources

an international compendium : (1st Miami International conference on alternative energy sources ; Miami Beach - Fla., 5-7 December 1977)

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Author: T. Nejat Veziroǧlu (Maschinenbauingenieur, Turkei, USA),T. Nejat Veziroǧlu (Ingénieur-mécanicien, Turqie, Etats-Unis),T. Nejat Veziroǧlu (Mechanical engineer, Turkey, United States)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780891161295

Category:

Page: N.A

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Alternative energy sources. 4. Indirect solar energy

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Author: University of Miami. Clean Energy Research Institute,United States. Dept. of Energy,University of Miami. School of Continuing Studies

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780891160823

Category: Renewable energy sources

Page: 5170

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The Aerodynamics of Pork

A Novel

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Author: Patrick Gale

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1504037626

Category: Fiction

Page: 185

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Patrick Gale’s perennially popular debut novel takes a wry and romantic look at love both in and out of the closet. At fifteen years and eleven months, violinist Seth Peake is a musical prodigy who’s secretly attracted to men. Scheduled to begin music college in the fall, he is en route to Cornwall to spend the summer at the Trenellion Festival, a pacifist festival of art and music his family helped to found. There he falls head over heels for a gorgeous, unsuitable sculptor named Roland. Seth’s older sister, Venetia, has a problem. Her period is five weeks late. But she’s a virgin and no one has touched her sexually except her father, Huw—a secret she has told no one. Is the world about to bear witness to history’s second immaculate conception? Doing her best to hold the family together is mother and wife Evelyn, who prays for Venetia to find fulfillment, Seth to be spared from pride, and her problems with Huw magically to vanish. Inspector Maude Faithe—Mo to her friends—is a lesbian cop who fought for the right of policewomen to wear pants, given that they’re doing a “man’s job.” She has risen through the ranks of London’s Metropolitan Police and been promoted twice for bravery. She lives alone with her large cat and a secret tragedy—until she falls passionately in lust with a singer. As Mo and Hope become lovers, Mo’s dogged pursuit of the person responsible for stealing and desecrating the predictions of a newspaper astrologer leads to a surprising culprit. A witty and wise novel about sexual equality and the thrills and perils of wish fulfillment, The Aerodynamics of Pork is an exhilarating ode to love that remains a cult favorite with Patrick Gale fans and readers of gay and lesbian fiction.

Severe storms and reducing their impact on communities

hearing before the Subcommittee on Disaster Prevention and Prediction of the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, United States Senate, One Hundred Ninth Congress, first session, June 29, 2005

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Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Subcommittee on Disaster Prevention and Prediction

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 68

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Sail Performance

Techniques to Maximise Sail Power

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Author: C. A. Marchaj

Publisher: rrp

ISBN: 9780713664072

Category: Sailing

Page: 401

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Sail Performance, based on C A Marchaj's classic Sailing Theory & Practice, has established itself as the standard work on the subject and is now acclaimed as a milestone in sailing literature. From wind tunnel tests which he has conducted, Tony Marchaj describes how the factors of wind speed, sail area, sail shape, sail setting, the hull, angle of heel, wind gradient and steadiness of the wind all affect sail power, and why certain rigs are superior in power and efficiency to others. Sail Performance is a major work which is acclaimed for its analysis of the factors that contribute to an efficient sailing rig. 'Should be on the bookshelf of every serious amateur and professional sailor' Nautical Magazine

Aerodynamics of Road Vehicles

From Fluid Mechanics to Vehicle Engineering

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Author: Wolf-Heinrich Hucho

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483102076

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 576

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Aerodynamics of Road Vehicles details the aerodynamics of passenger cars, commercial vehicles, sports cars, and race cars; their external flow field; as well as their internal flow field. The book, after giving an introduction to automobile aerodynamics and some fundamentals of fluid mechanics, covers topics such as the performance and aerodynamics of different kinds of vehicles, as well as test techniques for their aerodynamics. The book also covers other concepts related to automobiles such as cooling systems and ventilations for vehicles. The text is recommended for mechanical engineers and phycisists in the automobile industry who would like to understand more about aerodynamics of motor vehicles and its importance on the field of road safety and automobile production.