(also wind loading)
The force on a structure arising from the impact of wind on it.
- The force of the plane was a fraction of the force of the wind loading that the buildings were exposed to daily.
- With inadequate anchors, the brick veneer resists the wind load without the help of the metal studs.
- It acts as a grid to support the door, the walkway, and the motors, and it becomes a long-span girt that takes the wind load from the top of the doors and delivers it to the buttresses.
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