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## [TowerTalk] Engineering question from Iraq

 To: towertalk@contesting.com, jason.gillespie@tq.mnf-wiraq.usmc.mil [TowerTalk] Engineering question from Iraq K7LXC@aol.com Tue, 25 Sep 2007 18:23:37 EDT
 ``` 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. Cheers, Steve K7LXC TOWER TECH > 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 ************************************** See what's new at http://www.aol.com _______________________________________________ _______________________________________________ TowerTalk mailing list TowerTalk@contesting.com http://lists.contesting.com/mailman/listinfo/towertalk ```
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