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.
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wind load

The total force exerted by the wind on a structure or part of a structure.
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Based on the aforementioned analysis, the probability P[C/LW] of tripole tower under design wind load referring to elevation which is calculated by (7) is illustrated in Figure 16.
This is not surprising, given that the maximum curvatures under a wind load are also reduced most effectively when the FRP wraps are applied at breast height, as noted earlier.
The response spectrum analysis is mainly used to determine the dynamic response of wind-power tower structure to random wind load. The result of tower modal analysis is connected with the wind speed spectrum to calculate the displacement and stress of the model.
The wind load applied on the insulators can be calculated based on the wind speed recorded at the corresponding height on the transmission towers.
In the wind load analysis, we usually utilize the safety factor to overestimate the wind load for a safe design.
Unfortunately, these specific elements produce new flow patterns due to wake interactions or, more directly, due to changes in the flow velocity distribution that could lead to the introduction of additional wind loads. As an example, the fences formed by trees and bushes have been traditionally used in agriculture to protect crops [19-22], the use of this kind of windbreaks being spread throughout the XX century to other applications such as odour dispersion [23] or noise reduction [24].
ASCE 7-05 describes four different wind load cases.
The antennas' compact design and low wind load reduces structural requirements for towers.
Clarifying the scope and limitations of ASCE/SEI Standard 7-05, this guide outlines the simplified procedure and the analytical procedure for determining wind loads on the main wind force-resisting system (MWFRS) and components and cladding (C&C), and answers 31 frequently asked questions.
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" The roof of the terminal was designed for a certain wind load and the wind that whipped it on Friday far exceeded that wind load.