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Subject: [TowerTalk] Engineering question from Iraq
Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2007 18:23:37 EDT
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Howdy, TowerTalkians --
    I got this email asking an engineering question I  can't answer cuz I'm 
not an engineer. Any insight you can provide is  appreciated.
Steve     K7LXC
>  My name is GySgt Jason Gillespie and I am currently deployed to  Iraq and 
am a Construction Chief for a unit that is possible going to construct  a 
larger tower like structure.  I am tasked with designing the concrete  slab and 
constructing the tower.  I am trying to calculate the amount of  wind load that 
will be put on the structure so that I can offset that with  additional weight 
to keep this thing from blowing over.  The weight of the  structure is 38,000 
lbs, it is 45 feet tall and has 220 sq feet exposed to the  prevailing wind.  
The structure is designed to withstand a 100 mph gust for  3 seconds.  How 
would I calculate the wind load given the above listed  variables?  I read an 
article on the internet where you had given advice to  a person concerning the 
calculation of wind load, simplified.  Any assist  you can provide me would be 
much appreciated.  Thanks for your  time.  
Respectfully Submitted, 
GySgt Jason  Gillespie

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