Computed Maximum Wind Gust Speeds

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Journal titleBuilding Note
SubjectAir flow/Wind pressure
AbstractThe maximum wind gust speed can be defined as the highest wind speed that will occur, on the average, once in a given number of years. These high wind gusts usually last for only a few seconds and can therefore be measured only with an anemometer whose response is of the order of a second or two. There are few such anemometers connected to recording apparatus in Canada; in practice, therefore, these gusts must be estimated from records of mean wind speeds.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number5993
NPARC number20375808
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Record created2012-07-23
Record modified2016-05-09
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