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KISR published a book on Extreme Wind Atlas for Kuwait
March 27, 2014, 12:26 pm

Kuwait is building many high rise structures and towers. For cost effective design of such structures, extreme wind speed which is expected to act on it during it’s lifetime is to be known. As of date, Kuwait does not have  extreme wind and gust speed information at different locations, directions and for different return periods covering the whole country.

KISR has established the extreme wind speed and gust speed for a total of 39 stations both on the land and sea area for return periods of 10, 25, 50 and 100 years.  For this work, the measured wind data available for many years, are collected from KISR Meteorology stations, stations under the control of Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) and Kuwait Environment Public Authority (KEPA). 

The book is titled as “Extreme Wind Speed for Kuwait” and is authored by Dr. S. Neelamani, L. Al-Awadi, F. Al-Shatti, M. Abdulla, M. Hussain, and A. Al-Othman from Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research and Essa Ramadan and Hassan Al-Dashti from the Meteorological Department,   Directorate General Of Civil Aviation, Kuwait. The project was partially sponsored by Kuwait Foundation for the advancement of Sciences, Kuwait and by Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research, Kuwait.

The authors believe that the results in this book will be used by the industries involved in the infrastructure developments in Kuwait both for land based infrastructure and for marine projects. KISR is planning to organize a book release function for official release of this book to the stakeholders. Copy of the book can also be collected from Dr. S. Neelamani, and his mobile 99278411.

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