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M. To Modify Wind Parameters

To specify parameters for lateral wind loads, use the following steps.

The wind load parameters are input per the following codes:
  • UBC 97
  • IS 875-1987
  • ASCE7
  1. Select Assign > Wind Parameters.
    ヒント: You can also double-click any of the wind load parameters in the Lateral Load dialog.

    The Wind Parameters dialog opens.

  2. Select the Design Code from the drop-down list.
  3. Either:

    Select the appropriate City in the drop-down list (recommended)


    Type a Wind Speed value directly.

  4. Either:

    Select the Life Span (yrs) for which the building is to be designed from the drop-down list (recommended)


    Type a Risk Coeff (K1) value directly.

  5. Type Height Below Ground and Parapet Wall values, in the units indicated.
  6. Type a Gust Factor value.
  7. Select the Terrain Category from the description list.
  8. Click OK.

You can now review the calculated wind loads by selecting Frame > Wind Effect. In the Wind Effect dialog, select the different directions to see the distributed wind intensity on each floor. Selecting a column in the table displays the wind intensity values at the top and bottom of each floor along that column.