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The wind directionality factor Kd is used in all wind calculations when used with the load combinations of section 2.3 and 2.4.  Table 6-4 lists various values for Kd and for Buildings "Components and Cladding" it is equal to 0.85.

Thomas Hunt, S.E.
ABS Consulting

"Sarkar, Surjit" <SarkarSX(--nospam--at)>

05/19/2003 04:25 PM
Please respond to seaint

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        Subject:        Wind Question

Hi, I am trying to determine whether wind directionality factor "kd" as specified in ASCE 7-02 can be considered for computing wind pressures to design vertical cladding e.g. glass.

Thanks in advance for your help.

S. Sarkar, P.E.