Wind Towers: Architecture, Climate and Sustainability by Mehdi N. BahadoriWind Towers: Architecture, Climate and Sustainability by Mehdi N. Bahadori

Wind Towers: Architecture, Climate and Sustainability

byMehdi N. Bahadori, Alireza Dehghani-sanij, Ali Sayigh

Hardcover | June 25, 2014

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This unique volume provides the only holistic treatment of wind towers, a core aspect of sustainable architecture in hot, arid climates. The authors explain how traditional incarnations of these structures provide significant decreases in energy consumption through their use of renewable wind resources to cool buildings and water storage facilities. Beginning with the underlying scientific principles, the design and operation of wind towers is explained in depth and suggestions for optimization are provided, supported by the authors' findings from recent analytical studies.
Dr. Ali Sayigh is Chairman and Founder of the World Renewable Energy Congress and Council; Director General of World Renewable Energy Network (WREN); Chairman and Founder of the Arab Solar Energy Society and Past Chairman of the UK Solar Energy Society. Dr. Sayigh was recently elected to chair the Iraqi Energy Institute, and he activel...
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Title:Wind Towers: Architecture, Climate and SustainabilityFormat:HardcoverDimensions:212 pagesPublished:June 25, 2014Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3319058754

ISBN - 13:9783319058757

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Table of Contents

Introduction.- History of Wind Towers or Baudgeers.- Wind Towers from an Architectural Perspective.- An Analytical-Numerical Study of the Performance of the Conventional Wind Towers.- An Analytical-Numerical Study of the Performance of New Designs of Wind Towers.- Performance Evaluation of New Designs of Wind Towers Compared with Conventional Designs.- Designing, Constructing and Testing Conventional and New Wind Tower Designs.- Conclusion and Recommendations.- Pictures of Baudgeers.- Bibliography.