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Re: Wind Loads on Flagpoles

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Thanks Earnie, but this is an old flag pole.  I appreciate your mention about
NAAM and I will get the data from them.

Anand Nene

In a message dated 9/1/98 8:26:52 PM Pacific Daylight Time, ErnieNSE(--nospam--at)

> When you get a job to design a footing for a flagpole, ask your client to 
> give
>  you the name and telephone # of the flagpole manufacturer. They usually 
> supply
>  the pole based on the owner's flag size requirement. They should also be 
> able
>  to supply you with all the information you need to design the footing. 
>  My last flagpole footing design, they faxed me 2 sheets with information on
>  forces, moments, and shears on the flag and the pole and the overturning
>  moment for anchorage requirement based on a certain size nylon flag and
>  speed.
>  These are all based on the Guide Specifications For The Design Of Metal
>  Flagpoles by the National Association  of Architectural Metal
>  Manufacturers(NAAM), 1990. They are using graphs showing flag size, wind 
> speed
>  and force on the flag all based on tests of full sized flags.