What is wind pressure

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Wind pressure is the pressure exerted by the wind on any object against the surface. It is also referred as the velocity pressure.


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Wind pressure

When wind flows around a building, it can produce some very high suction pressures. These occur mainly at the leading edges. In these areas, the cladding has to be firmly fixed to the structure and the roof has to be firmly held down. The flatter the roof, the higher the suction forces are on the roof and the more important it is to make sure that the holding-down straps are fixed securely into the structure.

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