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AD.2007-04.2.2 Russian Wind Loading

The wind loading commands have been enhanced to allow the creation of wind loading as defined in the in Russia by the design code SNiP 2.01.07–85 Loads and Actions.

The basic quantity in the wind loading is the characteristic (normative in Russian terminology) wind pressure. The reference wind velocity pressure corresponds to a 10-minute time-averaged velocity pressure at 10-metres height in a flat terrain, based on a 5-year return period. This wind pressure is the static component of the wind load. The total wind pressure consists of static and fluctuating components. If the structure is sufficiently flexible, according to the code provisions, the dynamic structural response to the fluctuating wind component must be taken into account.

The updated wind loading commands automatically perform both the aerodynamic and structural load analysis of vibration-susceptible buildings and structures.

The wind loading commands have been updated to support the wind loading as defined in the Russian design code.  This requires the creation of the following commands.

There are three parts to creating a Russian wind load on a STAAD Model.

  1. Definition of the wind load requirements
  2. Application of the wind load definition within a load case
  3. Cut-off frequency or mode shape