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WIND FORCE [3 records]

Record 1 2011-10-25

English

Subject field(s)
  • Tolerances and Modular Co-ordination (Construction)
DEF

The force on a structure due to wind pressure multiplied by the area of the structure at right angles to the pressure.

DEF

The calculated pressure exerted by wind that may be successfully resisted without structural failure by trees or walls, fences, overhead frames, and the like (construction members).

French

Domaine(s)
  • Calcul, tolérances et modulation (Construction)

Spanish

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Record 2 2004-12-05

English

Subject field(s)
  • Atmospheric Physics
DEF

Number on a progressive scale (Beaufort scale) corresponding to the effects produced by winds within a particular range of speeds.

OBS

Beaufort Wind Scale: A scale classifying wind strength in terms of observable effects both on the sea and over land.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Physique de l'atmosphère
DEF

Degré d'une échelle progressive (échelle Beaufort) correspondant aux effets produits par les vents dans un intervalle déterminé de vitesses.

Spanish

Campo(s) temático(s)
  • Física de la atmósfera
DEF

Número de una escala progresiva (escala de Beaufort) asociado con los efectos producidos por el viento en cierto intervalo de velocidades.

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Record 3 2004-12-04

English

Subject field(s)
  • Atmospheric Physics
DEF

Force exerted by the wind on a structure, object, etc.

Key term(s)
  • force of the wind

French

Domaine(s)
  • Physique de l'atmosphère
DEF

Force exercée par le vent sur une structure, un objet, etc.

Spanish

Campo(s) temático(s)
  • Física de la atmósfera
DEF

Fuerza ejercida por el viento sobre un edificio, objeto, etc.

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