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Purpose of calculation:

Calculate wind pressure (qz) according to american code ASCE 7-05


METHOD 2-ANALYTICAL PROCEDURE

Calculation Reference
ASCE 7-05 Minimum design loads for buildings and other structures
Checked against calculated examples in Guide to the use of the Wind load provisions of ASCE 7-02 (Kishor C. Me

Calculation Validation

Calculation Units
US 2
EU select metric system

Remark: user input

Parameters

Velocity pressure exposure coeficient Kz (select category in combo-box)


EXPOSURE C 2B
C
D

Kz 0.8499759928
z 3.05 m
zg 274.32 m
a 9.5

Topographic factor Kzt

Kzt 1 0 over Hills, Ridges, and Escarpments


Wind Speed-Up

K1 0.725 Lh 100
K2 #DIV/0! m
K3 0.9552807525 g 3
H 100
H/Lh 0.5
Hill shape
2 dimensional Upwind / Downwind
2-dimensional escarpments
1
3-dimensional axisym. Hils Upwind 1
Downwind

Directionality factor Kd
Kd 0.85 7 and C&C systems)
Buildings (MWFR
Arched roofs
Chimneys, Tanks, and similar structures-Square
Chimneys, Tanks, and similar structures-Hexagonal
Chimneys, Tanks, and similar structures-Round
Solid signs
Open Signs and Lattice Framework
Trussed Towers-Triangular, square, rectangular
Buildings (MWFR and C&C systems)
Arched roofs
Chimneys, Tanks, and similar structures-Square
Chimneys, Tanks, and similar structures-Hexagonal
Chimneys, Tanks, and similar structures-Round
Solid signs
Open Signs and Lattice Framework
Trussed Towers-Triangular, square, rectangular

input basic wind speed

Wind speed
V 69.44 m/s

Importance factor I
I factor 0.77
1

I
II
III
IV

Non-Hurricane Prone Regions


2 Regions
Hurricane Prone

Velocity pressure, qz evaluated at height z

qz 1644.3573701 N/m2

1857.9102753
ovisions of ASCE 7-02 (Kishor C. Mehta and James M. Delehay)

Units used in calculations

wind speed length pressure


1 US mph f psf
2 EU m/s m N/m2

Exposure categor a zg [f] zg[m]


1B 7 1200 365.76
2C 9.5 900 274.32
3D 11.5 700 213.36

2 dimensional 2-dimensio3-dimensional axisym. Hils


m 1 2 3

Upwind 1.5 1.5 1.5


Downwind 1.5 4 1.5

K1 g
B C D
1 2 dimensional 1.3 1.45 1.55 3
2 2-dimensional es 0.75 0.85 0.95 2.5
3 3-dimensional axi 0.95 1.05 1.15 4

Kd
1 Buildings (MWFR and C&C systems) 0.85
2 Arched roofs 0.85
4 Chimneys, Tanks, and similar structure 0.9
5 Chimneys, Tanks, and similar structure 0.95
6 Chimneys, Tanks, and similar structure 0.95
7 Solid signs 0.85
8 Open Signs and Lattice Framework 0.85
9 Trussed Towers-Triangular, square, rect 0.85
10 Trussed Towers-All other cross sections 0.95

1 2 3 4
Non-Hurricane 0.87 1 1.15 1.15
Prone Regions
Hurricane Prone
and Hurricane 0.77 1 1.15 1.15
Regions
Prone Regions
with
with V
V >= 100
85-100
mph
mph and Alaska

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II
III
IV
B C D
Case 1 Case 2 Case 1&2 Case 1&2
0 0.7
15 0.7
20 0.7
30 0.7
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