Rationale for Determining Design Wind Velocities

by A.G. Davenport,

Serial Information: Journal of the Structural Division, 1960, Vol. 86, Issue 5, Pg. 39-68

Document Type: Journal Paper


Use of term extreme wind velocity averaged over a mile a minute as basic design wind velocity; systematic relationship between ground roughness and wind velocities near ground and its rate of increase with height; estimates of ratio of surface velocity to gradient velocity; extreme-value data for British Isles.

Subject Headings: Fluid velocity | Wind forces | Wind speed | Hydraulic roughness

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