Open Structure Wind Loading in Tekla Structural Designer

July 20, 2021

Often it is necessary to apply wind loading to portions of a structure that are not clad, especially for Industrial Structures, and manually performing this task can be very labor-intensive. The new Open Structure Wind Loading feature fixes this issue and adds a quick and effective way to apply wind loading to any unclad structure or part of an unclad structure. Application is simple and straightforward - the existing Wind Wizard is used in essentially the same manner it currently is, other than there being no requirement to ‘clad’ the model with wall and roof panels. The feature can also be used in conjunction with wind wall and roof panels and has a host of user-defined settings, making it very flexible and applicable to a wide range of structures and geometries. See the short video above for an overview of the new Open Structure Wind Loading feature in action.

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