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  • Kruger, AC; Goliger, Adam M; Retief, JV; Sekele, SS (2010-08)
    The South African Weather Service, with the support of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and the University of Stellenbosch, is in the process of updating the extreme surface wind statistics for ...
  • Dunaiski, PE; Retief, JV; Goliger, Adam M (2006-11)
    The South African National Conference on Loading was convened by the South African Institution of Civil Engineering in 1998 to deliberate on the future of the South African loading code. During this loading code conference ...
  • Goliger, Adam M; Retief, JV (Elsevier Science B.V, 2007-10)
    This paper presents a review of the types and magnitude of strong and extreme wind events that develop over the southern portion of the African continent. The origin of such events is given, together with selected statistics ...
  • Kruger, AC; Goliger, Adam M; Retief, JV; Sekele, S (Techno Press, 2010-01)
    In this paper South Africa is divided into strong wind climate zones, which indicate the main sources of annual maximum wind gusts. By the analysis of wind gust data of 94 weather stations, which had continuous climate ...
  • Kruger, AC; Retief, JV; Goliger, Adam M (South African Institution of Civil Engineering (SAICE), 2013-08)
    Although wind is the most important environmental action on buildings and structures in South Africa, the last comprehensive strong wind analysis was conducted in 1985. The current wind loading code is still based on the ...
  • Kruger, AC; Retief, JV; Goliger, Adam M (2011-07)
    This paper provides an outline of the process followed to compile the information that should serve as input for the determination of the characteristic wind speed across the country. The main aspects considered here are ...