ASCE 7 standard gives equation for wind force: F=qz×G×Cf×Af, where area Af is structure's projection perpendicular to the force (that is Af=diameter x height). However I am not certain how to apply this force on my 3D model, logic dictates that, as per this code, you can apply it as pressure load just by dividing the force with Af. However, I am not convinced that this is the right approach, as the generally wind pressure distribution for circular object is more complex. I would like to compare it with Eurocode, where it is precisely defined how to distribute this load (which follows the basic thermodynamic logic when determining pressure coefficients (Attached figure)).
Question is: what is the right approach to define wind pressure load as per ASCE 7 (16)?