THE WIND LOAD AND ITS ASSESSMENT
the wind load (q) is the stress that acts against the mast grip point due to the wind pressure on the surface of the antenna.
following the vde 0855 standard in its 1/7.71 section, two cases are taken into account when dealing with the wind pressure p:
in order to know the wind load (q) you only have to multiply this p (n/ m2) by the surface of the antenna (m2).
knowing this value you also must consider the mast height, and multiply it by q.
in the next example you can see an application of the above mentioned:
let us figure up that we have a mast 2.5-m height, and we want to install three antennas on it, for example:
you can know the q of each antenna looking at their technical characteristics (*):
q1 =16n for the fm antenna
we calculate the total q adding the contribution of each antenna: