Enter the wind pressure at the point and the wind pressure in the free wind at a reference point above ground into the Calculator. The calculator will evaluate the Wind Pressure Coefficient. 

Wind Pressure Coefficient Formula

WPC = WPP / DPFW

Variables:

  • WPC is the Wind Pressure Coefficient ()
  • WPP is the wind pressure at the point
  • DPFW is the wind pressure in free wind at a reference point above ground

To calculate the Wind Pressure Coefficient, divide the wind pressure at the point by the wind pressure in the free wind at a reference point above the ground.

How to Calculate Wind Pressure Coefficient?

The following steps outline how to calculate the Wind Pressure Coefficient.


  1. First, determine the wind pressure at the point. 
  2. Next, determine the wind pressure in the free wind at a reference point above ground. 
  3. Next, gather the formula from above = WPC = WPP / DPFW.
  4. Finally, calculate the Wind Pressure Coefficient.
  5. After inserting the variables and calculating the result, check your answer with the calculator above.

Example Problem : 

Use the following variables as an example problem to test your knowledge.

wind pressure at the point = 15

wind pressure in free wind at a reference point above ground = 8