Rationale for Determining Design Wind Velocities

by A. G. Davenport,

Serial Information: Transactions of the American Society of Civil Engineers, 1961, Vol. 126, Issue 2, Pg. 184-213

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 speed | Wind forces | Hydraulic roughness

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