Davenport A.G.
Bibliographic info:
Proceedings International Research Seminar "Wind effects on buildings and structures" Ottawa, 11-15 September 1967 vol 1. p19-82 15 figs, 63 refs. University of Toronto Press SBN 8020-3213-3

Discusses problem of assessing wind loads on buildings. Describes general properties of the wind and suggests wind can be described by its mean velocity with superimposed gusts. Suggests averaging period of 10-15 minutes for the mean velocity. Gives empirical expression for wind spectra. Considers relationship between extreme value of wind speed and the parent distribution. Suggests influence of gusts is not best determined by maximum gust speeds. Finds mean wind speed profile and turbulent structure are strongly dependent on terrain.