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# ASCE 7 wind pressure

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## ASCE 7 wind pressure

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I have been working on the wind load calculation of a Pressure vessel, the point is that the ASCE standard defines the procedure to find the wind load (lb) but in every pressure handbook they use the pressure on the vessel (psf) to feine the load on the pressure due to the wind.
My doubt is how do I change the load to pressure on the pressure due to the wind?
I have thought about to use the aproximation of an beam with a local load, in wich we can divide the load on the lenght of the vessel, in order to get the "distributed load".

### RE: ASCE 7 wind pressure

I always use ASCE7 to get a pressure.  I am not understanding the issue.

### RE: ASCE 7 wind pressure

It sounds like you have a very large, low pressure vessel, yes?

ASCE 7 provides wind loads which translate to forces on the structure supporting the vessel as the main wind force resisting systems (MWFRS).  These wind forces would result in overturning or lateral movement.

Local forces on the skin of the vessel should be component and cladding loads, but will seldom be of any effect on internal pressure on the vessel.  To do so, the wind pressure would have to be sufficient to deform the shape of the vessel.

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