Wind Pressure


THE importance of a correct knowledge of the pressure exerted by the wind, as affecting the stability of modern structures, was brought prominently before the public by the disaster to the Tay Bridge on the night of December 28, 1879. At that time observatories at which wind pressure was directly measured were rare, the usual observed characteristic of the wind being its velocity as given by the Robinson cup anemometer.

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STANTON, T. Wind Pressure . Nature 78, 79–82 (1908).

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