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To add a wind definition per SP 20.13330

To add a wind load definition using the SP 20.13330 code parameters, use the following procedure.

You can enter wind load definitions in terms of SP 20.13330 code parameters and the program will generate the wind intensity versus heigh curve. The SP 20.13330 wind definition is used with both static and dynamic wind load cases.
  1. On the Catalog ribbon tab, select the Wind tool in the Create Load Definitions group.

    The Create: Wind Load Definition dialog opens.
  2. (Optional) Type a unique Name for the new wind intensity load definition.
  3. Select the SP 20.13330 from the Code drop-down list
    Tip: The program currenly only supports the 2016 edition of the SP 20.13330 code.
    The new load definition is selected and the properties are displayed in the Properties section.
  4. In the Properties group, specify the wind load parameters:
    1. Select the Terrain.
    2. Select the building Classification.
    3. Select the Region.
    4. Type the Delta.
    5. Select the Configuration.
  5. Define the exposure factors for different model groups:
    1. Click the Exposure tab.
    2. Click in the Exposure drop-down. The exposure and group table is displayed.
    3. Type the exposure Factor to use for each different group and then select the group name from the drop-down in the Group cell.
    4. Click OK.
  6. Click OK.
The wind load definition is added to the model catalog.

When the wind load definition is selected, the details of the definition are displayed in the Properties panel along with a plot of the wind intensity versus height.

To edit the wind load definition, select the item in the catalog and then select the Edit tool in the Edit group.