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wind loads on a chain link fence with shade cloth covering

wind loads on a chain link fence with shade cloth covering

wind loads on a chain link fence with shade cloth covering

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I'm installing a 15 foot tall chain link fence that is covered with with nylon shade fabric.  Its purpose is to act a sun screen.  The fence has two intermediate 4" posts and has 3 horizontal rails separated about 7' apart.  The ends are welded to an existing i-beam columns (34' span).
  
My question how could I calculate the wind loads on the fence so that I can determine if the support posts are strong enough.

Thanks,
Noel Olan
noel.a.olan@conoco.com

RE: wind loads on a chain link fence with shade cloth covering

I would start by using ASCE 7-98, and then calculate the moment at two conditions: base of intermediate post and end posts.

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