The International Standard ISO5049.1, for bulk materials handling machines such as stackers, reclaimers, ship loaders and ship unloaders, was used in Australia until 1995. Since then Australia has followed the AS4324.1 standard. There are significant differences between the two standards; this article will explain further.
Wind loading of structures is a complex phenomenon and a major consideration when ensuring the safety and design of industrial assets. This article aims to investigate the historical changes to Australian wind loading standards and the rationale behind them.