Aerodynamic analysis of long-span bridge cross-sections using random vortex method

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Citation Formats
H. Kaya, “Aerodynamic analysis of long-span bridge cross-sections using random vortex method,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2012.