Excel Windload Calculator

WINDLOAD CALCULATOR

based on representative segment of building

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PROJECT: DATE ### SAMPLE BUILDING BUILDING SEGMENTS 105 mph
obtain from local wind maps ASCE equiv mph 125 mph 3 sec gusts

BASIC WINDSPEED DEGREE OF ROOF SLOPE ROOF PITCH enter rise ROOF span ROOF WIDTH usually matches wall length ft ROOF SF WEIGHT lbs ROOF OVERHANG TOTAL ROOF HEIGHT above wall TOTAL BUILDING HEIGHT to roof peak WALL LENGTH long wall WALL HEIGHT FASCIA LEADING EDGE WALL SF WEIGHT WALL WEIGHT per long wall SLOPE LENGTH to highpoint TOTAL ROOF AREA WINDWARD ROOF AREA TOTAL ROOF WEIGHT WALL WINDLOAD AREA per long wall FOOTING if footing segments 1 total 65 ft long ea ### lbs ea DEPTH ft WIDTH ft LENGTH ft WT per cf totalCF conc TOTAL FOOTING WT

22.62 degrees (from table below)

WALL, FOOTING AND ROOF WT LESS UPLIFT TOTAL long WALL, FOOTING AND ROOF WT.

5 in 12 roof pitch degrees 36 ft 1/12 4.76 65 ft include overhangs 2/12 9.46 25 lbs 3/12 14.04 1 ft in span direction 4/12 18.42 8.00 ft to peak or high point22.62 5/12 20.00 ft 6/12 26.57 65 ft 7/12 30.26 12 ft 8/12 33.69 6 in high 32.5 9/12 36.87 25 lbs 39.81 10/12 19500 lbs 1 if flat .5 if peak 42.51 11/12 26.50 ft 0.5 45 12/12 3,445 sf 1 1,723 sf 135.00 0 enter 1 for hip roof 86,125 lbs 780 sf degree to radians conversion 1.33 ft 22.62 degrees 1.33 ft 0.39479 radians 65 ft 150 lbs 2.480437 Coeff Lift = 2 * pi * angle of attack in radians 115 cf 17,247 lbs = 4.26 cy concrete 66,817 lbs RESULT MUST BE POSITIVE TO PREVENT LIFTING

122,872 lbs
22,015 lbs by: velocity squared times .00256). 28 psf 25,383 psf 25,383 psf

WINDWARD WALL TOTAL WINDWARD WALL PRESSURE PSF LEEWARD WALL SUCTION PSF SIDE WALL SUCTION PSF

TOTAL ROOF UPLIFT leeward 56,055 LIFT=.5*.00238*VELsquared*SFarea*CL TOTAL ROOF PRESSURE windward 56,055 lbs WINDWARD ROOF PRESSURE 33 PSF LEEWARD ROOF UPLIFT PSF 33 PSF TRUE Griffithplans.com has stock plans, custom plans, and free const calculators and const information.

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