Engineering aspects of the wind | The Meteorological Society of New Zealand

Engineering aspects of the wind

Year: 
1981
Volume: 
1
Issue: 
1
Author(s): 
A. Bowen
Abstract: 

The engineering problems arising from the effects of wind which are considered to be of particular concern to New Zealand are described briefly. The most important problems are identified as being the estimation of the correct wind speeds for design purposes over our hilly terrain, the prevention of damage to building cladding, and the deterioration of the street level environment in urban areas. It is thought that an increased awareness of the many deterimental aspects of strong winds in our cities and farmlands would lead to significant improvements in the quality and prosperity of life in New Zealand.

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