Wind modeling methods

Tekla Structural Designer
2021
Tekla Structural Designer

Wind modeling methods

Wind loads can be applied to Tekla Structural Designer models in a variety of ways. The most appropriate method to use will generally depend on the type and complexity of the structure.

  • Wind wizard pressure loading
    • Determines detailed local pressures on panels
    • Optionally will also apply loads to items marked as "open structure"
    • Is country / code specific (not supported for all locations) - in such cases the "simple wind" options below are applicable
    • Some users feel it is more time consuming and detailed than is necessary for overall building load consideration - in such cases the "simple wind" options below may be preferable.
  • Simple wind pressure loading
    • A user defined simple pressure loading profile that can be applied in different ways
      • "Paste" option to easily apply height varying pressure profile
    • Load application option 1:
      • Apply to diaphragms (requires the existence of diaphragms)
    • Load application option 2:
      • Apply to all windward wall panels and all items marked as "open structure" within the extents of the load projection.
      • Potentially could be used where wind load is derived from testing, but generally diaphragm loading is used for this.
  • Manual wind loads
    • Loads can be manually applied to any member or diaphragm
    • Diaphragm loading is commonly used to apply the loads returned from wind tunnel testing, copy/paste functionality supports the rapid application of such loading.
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