STAAD.Pro Physical Modeler Help

To add a wind definition

To add a wind intensity versus height table to your physical model for defining wind loads, use the following procedure.

To apply wind loads, you must provide wind intensity at critical elevations (global Z axis values).
  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 Custom from the Code drop-down list The new load definition is selected and the properties are displayed in the Properties window.
  4. Define the pressure profile:
    1. Click in the Intensity vs Height drop-down. The intesity vs heigh table is displayed.
    2. Type the wind pressure (Int) for each Height level sufficient for the height of the structure.
    3. Click OK.
  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.