You need to do this manually. The easiest seem to define panels (outer walls or curtain walls) and apply load to them.
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Hi, I calculated all the pressures manually according to ASCE 7-05. Now I have pressure for Windward, leeward, sidewalls, roofs from all directions (N-S), (E-W). But the problem is how can I enter these values into robot?
I defined four cladding on four sides of the building. Then what shoud I do? How many Wind Load cases should I define and how should I add the loads so that it works according to four cases oif ASCI?
I'm not familiar with the US wind code provisions but usually you need to define 4 wind load cases (from left, right, front and back). In each of them you should have positive pressure on one side of the building and negative one on the opposite one. The code should have also the part that describes wind load on the roof.
Even thou I have to use Brazilian codes in my projects, I do use NV code (French code) to generate the loads in my structures. I believe that results are closer to reality than do hand calculations and load them in the structure.
My suggestion would be: try to use the French code to the structure and compare with your hand calculations results.
I am sure that they will be very similar and you gain a lot of time to spending them analying your structure.
Ok. I can do that. But ASCE says there should be 4 cases. Two of the cases are as follows:
Case 1: Full design wind pressure acting on the projected area perpendicular to each principal axis of the structure, considered separately along each principal axis.
Case 3: Wind loading defined in case 1, but considered to act simultaneously at 75% of the specified value.
Now, if I apply case 1 to all the faces and then make combination, it takes the maximum values from all the faces simultaneously in ULS+, which is more than 75% of the specified value that is required in case 3. Does that mean I don't have to define case 3, only case 1 will be enough?
Again I'm not the expert on the US code but shouldn't you:
1. Define 4 separate wind load cases with 100% value: X+, X-, Y+, Y-
2. Define next 4 separate load cases with 75% value: X+Y+, X-Y+, X-Y-,X+Y-
Finally you have 8 separate wind load cases to be combined with other loads (only one wind load case in a single combination).
Hi all colleagues
If possible to prepare your model in CBSpro , you can easily and automatically generate your wind loads for all directions using ASCE7-02 by define your suitable parameters then export to ROBOT
Note : see the attached capture