Technical Guidance Note (Level 1, No. 4): Derivation of wind load

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1 February 2012

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Technical Guidance Note (Level 1, No. 4): Derivation of wind load

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The Structural Engineer, Volume 90, Issue 2, 2012, Page(s) 3

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1 February 2012

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The Institution of Structural Engineers

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The Structural Engineer, Volume 90, Issue 2, 2012, Page(s) 3

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There are several variations and conditions the designer must be aware of when determining wind loads on structures. This note draws on the UK National Annex in reference to wind speeds that are unique to the UK.

Introduction

This Technical Guidance Note concerns the derivation of wind load onto structures. It is based on Eurocode 1: Actions on Structures Part 1-4; General Actions – Wind Actions. With this being focused on a load that is sensitive to the environment, the UK Annex to the Eurocode plays a significant part as it makes reference to wind speeds that are unique to the British Isles. There are a large amount of variations and conditions the designer must be aware of when determining wind loads on structures. It is for this reason that the reader is referred to the code text more often than in other notes in this series.

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