Wind Tool

This tool is designed to help you estimate the pull resistance required of the footing of a shelter to help the shelter survive a storm. Inside the tool (README tab) you will find some tips on how to make shelters more able to resist high winds, and we recommend you read it before using this tool. Armed with this information, you will be able to complete a pull resistance test as outlined in the supporting documents and see if your footings are able to resist the load.

Environmental planning
Tools, technologies and methods

Cite this dataset as:
Coley, D., Kuchai, N., 2020. Wind Tool. Bath: University of Bath Research Data Archive. Available from:


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David Coley
University of Bath


University of Bath
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Additional information:

This tool only calculates the load on the roof. It is somewhat speculative in that it assumes the load can be distributed across several of the columns and ignores the fact that the roof fixings might fail first. However, it does give an idea of the kind of loads that might happen at various wind speeds. It is important to understand that the total loading on the whole building might not be evenly distributed across the columns and the whole method is extremely approximate.


Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in the Decarbonisation of the Built Environment (DBE)

Publication details

Publication date: 17 November 2020
by: University of Bath

Version: 1


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Related papers and books

Coley, D., Kuchai, N., Wang, J., Moran, F., Adeyeye, K., Klanšek, T., Islam, S., and Woodbridge, S., 2021. Reduced-Parameter Wind Loading Methodology, Tool, and Test Protocol for Refugee Shelter Deploymen. The International Journal of Architectonic, Spatial, and Environmental Design, 16(2), 25-49. Available from:

Contact information

Please contact the Research Data Service in the first instance for all matters concerning this item.

Contact person: Noorullah Kuchai


Faculty of Engineering & Design
Architecture & Civil Engineering

Research Centres & Institutes
Centre for Doctoral Training in Decarbonisation of the Built Environment (dCarb)
Centre for Energy and the Design of Environments (EDEn)