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A velocity which will, on average, be reached or exceeded once in 50 years, or have a probability of being exceeded of 1/50). The basic wind speed may be adjusted to account for the topography of the site, for the ground roughness, structure size, and height above ground, and for the degree of safety required and the period of exposure. The resulting design wind speed may then be converted into the static pressure which will be exerted by the wind on a plane surface area (this is often referred to as the dynamic wind pressure because it is produced by decelerating the approaching wind velocity to zero at the surface area).
Fig. 8 Variation of fatigue strength with number of load cycles Fig. 9 Variation of fatigue life with stress magnitudes AS4100 provides a comprehensive treatment of fatigue  which specifies the relationships shown in Fig. 10 between the fatigue life nsc and the service stress range f* for 17 different detail categories. 2 of AS4100) are based on the recommendations of the ECCS Code  for constant amplitude stress cycles. 5) in which is the number of cycles of a particular stress range and nim the constant amplitude fatigue life for that stress range.
In ﬂexural structures, failure is associated with full plasticity occurring at a sufﬁcient number of locations that the structure can form a collapse mechanism. In structures with both axial and ﬂexural actions, there is an interaction between yielding and buckling (curve 5 in Fig. 14), and the failure load is often difﬁcult to determine. The transitions shown in Fig. 14 between the elastic and ultimate behaviour often take place in a series of non-linear steps as individual elements become fully plastic or buckle.