Wind load

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Wind load

The positive or negative force of the wind acting on a structure; wind applies a positive pressure on the windward side of buildings and a negative suction to the leeward side.

wind load

The total force exerted by the wind on a structure or part of a structure.
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The technical team from U Energy also assessed the buildings - and specifically the roof structures and wind loadings - to calculate the optimum system to best capitalise on each.
A situation looking at separate cables is of the same type while wind loadings are well calculated.
Such data are adequate for creating wind loadings on a virtual FEM model.
During the transformation procedure for experimental data from the aerodynamic tunnel to wind loadings on the FEM model, some assumptions in mathematical, physical and engineering meaning have been considered:
With a 'Class 5' rating for resistance again wind loadings, which is the highest achievable level, the Ramdoors have been specifically designed for openings where strong wind pressures are apparent.
On the other hand, long-span, slender bridges are more susceptible to wind loadings, making aerodynamic stability the critical factor for those structural types.
User comfort and serviceability criteria for wind loading on bridges
In 2006 a CASPAR development in Liverpool was evacuated following fresh calculations on wind loadings.
The pierced form of the wall reduces wind loadings and maximizes enclosure with least material.
It allows to evaluate static and dynamic wind loadings, temperature gradient, pre-stressing of guys (mounting state), ice covering.