About the book
Wind engineering is very important due to the impacts of wind on humans, man-made structures, wind turbines, vehicles, and the environment at large. In wind engineering, researchers investigate the effects of wind on natural and built environments and study the possible damage, inconvenience, or benefits that may result from wind or air flow. As a discipline, it draws on meteorology, fluid dynamics, mechanics, geographic information systems, and a number of specialist engineering disciplines, including aerodynamics and structural dynamics. Atmospheric boundary-layer (ABL) simulations at a relatively high resolution (spectral content and turbulence) are essential for accurate estimation of loading on structures and machines, as well as the extracted power from wind. The physics involved in the processes of ABL and the flow interaction are indispensable for the understanding of wind-induced loads. Several tools are available for wind engineering investigations that include: atmospheric models, wind tunnels, open-jet testing, and computational fluid dynamics (CFD). We solicit high quality original research or review papers focused on state-of-the-art techniques and methods employed in flow, aerodynamic, and aeroelastic measurements in wind engineering of civil infrastructure, vehicles, planes, wind turbines, etc. Potential topics include, but are not limited to: aeronautical wind tunnels, boundary layer wind tunnels, open-jet facilities, computational and/or theoretical methods for wind load assessment; aerodynamic forces on vehicles; wind forces and pressures on low-rise buildings, high-rise buildings, bridges, power transmission towers, solar energy harvesters, wind turbines; non-synoptic wind processes, tornadoes, down-burst, etc.; aeroelasticity and fluid-structure interaction; Reynolds number effects; atmospheric turbulence; and aerodynamic optimization for improved sustainability with resilience benefits.