Wind wizard workflow for open structures
The basic steps required to apply the wind wizard to open structures are as follows:
Select members to have open structure wind load applied
It can be toggled on and off directly in the properties window as above, or it can be set graphically via Show/Alter State > Wind Loading.
For members and ancillaries, when it set on, additional properties become available, allowing the shape factor and effective area factors used in the wind load calculation to be customized.
For members only, each of these properties can be set for all stacks/spans, or individual stacks/spans.
Run the wind wizard
Having selected the members to have open structure wind loads applied, the next step is to run the Wind Wizard.
Step-through the remaining pages of the wizard to generate wind model.
The wizard uses databases where appropriate (depending on the wind code) to determine the appropriate wind details for your structure location.
Define the wind loadcases
The Wind Loadcases dialog can then be used to define the loadcase information for the directions you require.
Once the loadcases have been defined, wind loads are automatically calculated for those entities selected to have open structure wind load.
Review wind loads
The open structure wind loads on members, ancillaries and equipment can be reviewed by opening a wind view for the required direction from the Project Workspace Wind tab and selecting the required loadcase.
Combine the wind loadcases into design combinations
Combine the wind loadcases into design combinations in the usual way.
Perform the static design
Run a static design from the Design tab.
Create an open structure wind loads report
These loads are automatically included in the Open Structure Wind Load report.