Windload would be measured in pounds of thrust.
Windarea would be measured in square feet or meters.
No, windload cannot simply be added together. Neither can windarea.
Here's a link to a basic mast calculator: http://www.math.niu.edu/KARC/mast/
It should give you an idea of the calculations necessary to determine the
survivability of an antenna system on a single mast. Calculating tower
capacities works on the same principles, but there's engineers who make their
living designing and certifying tower and antenna installations.
73 de Bob - KØRC in MN
Date: Sat, 9 Dec 2006 23:21:14 -0600
From: "AD5VJ Bob" <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] "Wind Load" "Wind Area"
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Also for total WINDLOAD with multiple antennas, do I determine each individual
antennas WINDLOAD and then simply add them all
together to know if a structure will support them all based on its rated
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> -----Original Message-----
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> Subject: [TowerTalk] "Wind Load" "Wind Area"
> In searching around learning abt WINDLOAD, I have found two
> terms that seem to be the same:
> "Wind Load" "Wind Area"
> Are these one and the same?
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