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ANSYS Customization Toolkit

15.0 Release

Windloading Extension_v1

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April 15, 2014

Introduction to Windloading
Windloading

Fd = Wind Loading Force

Rho = Air density


V = Wind speed
A = Surface area
Cd = Drage Coeffiecient
(not use)

2011 ANSYS, Inc.

April 15, 2014

Description of the Windloading Ext.


What should the Capabilities of the extension be:

a pressure should be calculated based on wind velocity;


the pressure should be assigned in a direction;
only positive pressures should be added;

pressure should also be reduced based on the orientation of the element


and the loading direction;
2 loading type: constant or gradient loading across the height of the
construction;
a shape factor can be assigned for different types of profiles (code check)

2011 ANSYS, Inc.

April 15, 2014

Description of the ACT Windloading Ext.


Setup of the Extension in ACT:

Loading

2011 ANSYS, Inc.

April 15, 2014

Description of the Windloading Ext.


Setup of the Extension in ACT:

Loading

2011 ANSYS, Inc.

April 15, 2014

Description of the Windloading Ext.


Setup of the Extension in ACT:

Loading

lineare interpolation to the


Environment Temperature

Takes the section shape into account

Factor = 1
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Factor = 3
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Description of the Windloading Ext.


Setup of the Extension in ACT:

Result
PostProcess the pressure due to the
windspeed

2011 ANSYS, Inc.

April 15, 2014