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The current UFC is the UFC 3-301-01
http://www.wbdg.org/ccb/DOD/UFC/ufc_3_301_01.pdf
It has the seismic data for Brazil, but not the extreme winds. 
 
This needs a bit of caution.  Outside the US the predominate measure of wind velocity is the WMO standard which is a 10 minute wind.  The ASCE 7 uses a 3 second gust.  The conversion uses the Durst curve. 
 
Brazil does not have hurricanes so it is unlikely that anything other than the ASCE 7 default minimum 90 mph (2 sec gust) would apply. 
This is a good article:
http://nldr.library.ucar.edu/repository/assets/osgc/OSGC-000-000-002-107.pdf
 
You might want to reference Wind Loading of Structures by John D . Holmes.  It has an appendix with extreme winds.  It lists 30 m/sec north of the 20 degree latitude and 50 m/s south.  These velocities are in 3 second gusts.  The Brazilian wind loading code is the NBR 6123. 


Regards, Harold Sprague
 
> Subject: Re: Design Values for Brazil
> From: d.topete73(--nospam--at)gmail.com
> Date: Sat, 19 Nov 2011 14:44:43 -0800
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
>
> What Bill P. was suggesting was to look through UFC 3-300-10 (I believe). It lists design data of seismic, wind and snow for various military installations throughout the US and the world. If there is something at or near Samta Maria, Brazil that doc should have it. Search google for that doc or search the wbdg.org site. The UFC doc is titled "Structural Load Data."
>
> David
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On Nov 19, 2011, at 9:37 AM, Bill Polhemus <bill(--nospam--at)polhemus.cc> wrote:
>
> > Well, surely that information is in the INTERNATIONAL Building Code, right?
> >
> > William L. Polhemus, Jr. P.E.
> > Sent from my iPad 2
> >
> > On Nov 19, 2011, at 11:08 AM, Rich Kipke <richkip(--nospam--at)gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> >> I'm trying to find Wind Criteria for Santa Maria, Brazil - located at the far south of Brazil, about 100 miles inland. I've found pretty good seismic data in the Corp of Engineer documents, but no Wind. Any help?
> >>
> >> (prefer an ASCE equivalent if it's available)
> >>
> >>
> >> Thanks,
> >>
> >> Rich Kipke
> >>
>
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