How to Calculate Wind Loads

Using the Wind Load Calculator to Calculate Wind Load

High velocity winds are very damaging. The speed of the wind (wind velocity) applies pressure when it is in contact with a structure. The force of that pressure is the wind load. The reason for calculating wind loads is so you know the wind pressures that your structure needs to prevewnt, thus designing and constructing a safer living environment. There are several factors that need to be considered when calculating wind load, that is why has developed a wind load calculator to quickly calculate these pressure; which are very time consuming to do step-by-step.

Some things that are good to know when calculating wind loads:

  • wind velocity varies at various distances from the ground
  • wind velocity increases with structural height, which is why windows on tall buildings need to have windows that can withstand higher pressures.