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Re: trellis wind load

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ASCE 7 has some procedures in it on calculating the wind loads on open 
frameworks. Not sure if what's there will really help with your trellis, 
but give it a look.


Jeff Smith wrote:
> Can anyone suggest the appropriate wind load for a small, 15'x15'x9' tall
> open wood trellis? Four cantilever corner posts, 2x6 @ 16" o.c one way, 2x8
> @ 16" o.c. the other way, supported on beams between posts. I was thinking
> Cq 3.6(open frame tower), Ce 1.06, normal projected area of elevation
> profile. I  come up with around 1400# lateral wind load divided by four
> posts.
> Regards,
> Jeff Smith
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