Wind engineering is a significant component in civil engineering. This is because winds can have devastating effects on different manmade and natural structures. Windstorms produce large amounts of damage every year (Holmes, 2007). Weather conditions such as thunderstorms generate local winds, whereas hurricanes and typhoons may generate very strong winds. Designing of buildings and structure takes into account the dead load of the structure plus the imposed load. However, in including a factor of safety for the structures the engineers have to factor in the wind load.
Types of Windstorms
Gales from Large depressions These are strong winds generated in mid latitudes ...