basic wind speed

basic wind speed

The wind speed that is used in determining wind load on a structure before other factors (such as height above the ground and the effects of shielding) are taken into account.
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Wind codes now in use by the municipality state that structures should withstand a basic wind speed of 45 metres per second for a three-second gust, which is equivalent to 160km/h.
Basic wind speed for the special wind regions indicated, near mountainous terrain and near gorges shall be in accordance with local jurisdiction requirements.
The wind code that is now in use by the municipality states that structures should withstand a basic wind speed of 45 metres per second for a three-second gust, which is equivalent to 160km/h.