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## Re: [TowerTalk] Newtons to Sq Ft ?

 To: Lance Re: [TowerTalk] Newtons to Sq Ft ? jimlux Fri, 16 Oct 2009 18:53:25 -0700 mailto:towertalk@contesting.com>
 ```Lance wrote: > Is there someone, here, who can direct me, or tell me, how to convert, > or would convert 600N to sq ft wind load. > > I have acquired a Titanex DLP-18, log periodic, and want to make sure > my tower can handle it. The only information I can find, is from the > Titanex > web site, which states: 600N @ 120km/h. I can convert the km/h to > around 75mph. Titanex has given me, absolutely, no response to numerous > requests for information. > > That's because Titanex is actually giving you useful engineering data.. a load at a velocity. 600 N * 1/4.5 lb/N = 133 lb You're asking to convert a single data point into an equivalent area, which, in turn, you're going to estimate loads for a different wind speed... The rough approximation is force (lb) = (mph)^2/391 * area (sf) so, 133 = 75^2/391 * area --> About 9-10 square feet flat plate area will produce a force of 600N in a wind of 120km/hr _______________________________________________ _______________________________________________ TowerTalk mailing list TowerTalk@contesting.com http://lists.contesting.com/mailman/listinfo/towertalk ```
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