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Doc No: NE-1160-15-MDC-004


576-PU-V-2675/3 & V-2676/3
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WIND LOAD CALCULATION AS PER API RP 2A (WSD)


Basic wind speed (Uo) = 30.5 m/sec

[100.07 ft/s] (3 sec gust, 100 year strom, @10m)

Mean wind Speed U(z) at level z (API RP 2A WSD)


U(z) = U0 x [1+C x ln(z/32.8)]

As per eq.2.3.2-2

Where;
U0 =
Basic wind speed =

100.07 ft/sec

(3 sec gust, 100 year strom, @10m)

5.73 x 10-2 x (1+0.0457 x U0)1/2

C=

As per eq.2.3.2-2

0.1353
z=

Total height of the vessel =

U(z) =

U0 x [1+C x ln(z/32.8)]
=
=

32.81 ft

10 m

100.07 ft/s
30.503 m/s

Therefore Mean wind speed @ level z ()=

30.503 m/s

Wind Force, F:
Wind Force as per eq. 2.3.2 8
F = (/2) x 2 x Cs x A
Wind Pressure, P
P = F/A = (/2) x 2 x Cs
Where;
=
Mean wind speed @ level z=
=

Mass Density of air =

30.50 m/sec
0.0023668 slugs/ft3
1.22 kg/m3

Cs

Shape coefficient [2.3.2 e]

A=

Projected Area

P=

F/A = (/2) x 2 x Cs =

[1 slugs/ft = 515.3788 kg/m3]

0.50

283.73 N/m2
0.00284 barg

[1 N/m2 = 1e-5 barg]

Effective wind speed:


Effective wind speed (Ve) shall be calculated as per caluse 2.2.3 of BS 6399 Part-2:
wind speed.
Ve = Vs
Hence

Ve =

#REF!

Dynamic wind pressure


qs = 0.613 x Ve2 N/m2
= 0.613 x(50.85)2
=
=

#REF! N/m2
1.585 KN/m2

#REF!